ODOT sponsors ‘matchmaking’ event for I-75 project businesses

Published: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 @ 2:59 PM

A matchmaking event to provide disadvantaged and small businesses an opportunity to meet with potential bidders of the upcoming major reconstruction of Interstate 75 in Hamilton County construction project is being offered by the Ohio Department of Transportation.

The ODOT Division of Opportunity, Diversity and Inclusion, Office of Outreach, will sponsor a matchmaker directly following the pre-bid meeting at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 18, at ODOT District 8, 505 S. State Route 741, Lebanon. It is expected to run from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The goal will be to establish relationships for this project and other future ODOT road construction projects.

“ODOT’s needs in building and maintaining the valuable transportation system we have are vast. Creating an opportunity for DBE businesses to meet prime contractors is one step to build long-term partnering to assist small and disadvantaged businesses to grow and be sustainable” said Terry Bolden, administrator, ODOT ODI Office of Outreach.

Pre-registration for the workshop is preferred but not necessary. Those interested are asked to register by noon on Tuesday at https://i75reconstruction.eventbrite.com or by contacting Juleda Stotz, ODOT Office of Outreach, at 513-933-562 or Juleda.Stotz@dot.ohio.gov.

Less humid today; hot and sunshine expected for eclipse

Published: Friday, August 18, 2017 @ 5:22 AM

Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini looks at the chance for rain and how warm we get this weekend


  • Wind shift will bring less humid air back
  • A few showers Saturday, but drying out quickly
  • Heating up for the solar eclipse Monday


Today:  Despite a very warm and muggy start to the day, winds shifting to the west will help to bring in cooler, drier air for the rest of the day, said Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini. A front will push through in the morning. Breezy at times this afternoon with highs in the low 80s. There will be sunshine and some scattered clouds.

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Saturday: A few showers are possible during the day. Any rain should stay isolated, but you might want to keep some rain gear around for outdoor plans. Highs will be around 80 degrees. It will be dry in the evening.

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Sunday: It will be a beautiful end to the weekend with highs in the upper 80s. It will be warm and muggy with sunshine.

Monday (Eclipse Day): It will be hot for the solar eclipse with highs in the upper 80s. It will be muggy with heat index values in the low 90s. Keep plenty of water around. There will be sunshine and some scattered clouds possible later in the afternoon. It will still be a good view for the eclipse.

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Tuesday: It will be dry early with highs in the upper 80s with showers and storms at night.

Man who says he lost vision after staring at eclipse issues warning to sky watchers

Published: Friday, August 18, 2017 @ 6:13 AM

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An Oregon man doesn’t want what happened to him to happen to who will watch next week’s solar eclipse.

Lou Tomososki was watching a partial eclipse in 1962, KGW reported. He told his friend who was watching the show in the sky with him, “If you stare at it long enough the brightness goes away.”

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Later that evening, Tomososki and his friend were having vision problems and both are still having issues 55 years later.

A doctor told Tomososki that he burned his retina during the eclipse in 1962, KGW reported.

Now the blurry vision in his right eye won’t go away.

Will what happened 55 years ago keep Tomososki from watching Monday’s eclipse? He said no, but he’ll won’t be looking at the sky as it happens. Instead he’ll just watch it get dark outside, KGW reported.


2 injured when pickup truck-and-trailer crash off I-675 South in Fairborn

Published: Thursday, August 17, 2017 @ 7:15 PM
Updated: Thursday, August 17, 2017 @ 8:03 PM

(Allyson Brown/Staff)
(Allyson Brown/Staff)

Two people are recovering this morning after their pickup truck, which was hauling a trailer, crashed off the right side of I-675 South, near Ohio 444, in Fairborn Thursday evening.

Both people in the vehicle were taken to Soin Medical Center.

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Sgt. John Chesser, Ohio Highway Patrol, said the truck went off the right side of the interstate, over-corrected and veered toward the left side of the road, then over-corrected a second time and finally continued off the right side of the road. The crash was reported around 6:45 p.m.

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The vehicle and trailer came to rest in bushes and trees off the shoulder of the road. 

Both people in the vehicle suffered minor injuries, Chesser said. The accident shut down I-675 South for a time.

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Police: Houston officer in trouble for DWI once posted provocative photos

Published: Friday, August 18, 2017 @ 6:05 AM

Stacey Suro has been with the Houston Police Department since 1992.
Houston Police Department
Stacey Suro has been with the Houston Police Department since 1992.(Houston Police Department)

A Houston Police Department officer who was recently suspended after being charged with driving while intoxicated was previously in trouble for posting provocative photos of herself online, Chron.com reported. 

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Stacey Suro, 47, uploaded nearly 100 photographs -- some of them nude -- to the portfolio website ModelMayhem.com, Chron.com reported. The photos were uploaded in the fall of 2012, police officials said.

Suro, who was a sergeant at the time, was suspended and ultimately demoted after an internal investigation, a police spokesman said.

Requests for comment by Suro and ModelMayhem have not been answered, Chron.com reported.

Suro was suspended Tuesday night after she was charged for driving while intoxicated. She is currently out on $500 bond and is set to appear in Harris County criminal court on Aug. 23. Suro joined the Houston police force in 1992 and was currently working in the property room as a senior police officer.

An internal investigation is under way and can take up to 180 days, police officials said.