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.

Texas carnival worker charged with operating ride while intoxicated

Published: Saturday, October 21, 2017 @ 6:51 AM

Ferris wheel.
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A carnival worker at an eastern Texas festival was arrested Thursday night and charged with assembling or operating an amusement ride while intoxicated, KLTV reported.

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Gilmer police arrested Darrell Wayne Clayton, 63, after responding to a complaint at the East Texas Yamboree, KLTV reported.

Clayton was given a Breathalyzer test, and police confirmed that Clayton was above the legal limit for intoxication, police said.

Clayton was taken to the Upshur County Jail. Bond has not been set, KLTV reported. 

Man impersonates officer, tries to get to cash register at Dayton store

Published: Saturday, October 21, 2017 @ 6:34 AM

A man wearing a police badge early this morning asked whether United Foods employees had weapons before he tried to get to the cash registers.

A security guard told police around 12:50 a.m. the man entered the grocery store, 2141 N. Main St., and asked to see their liquor license. When the guard told him they don’t sell alcohol, the man asked whether the employees have weapons, according to a Dayton police report.

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The suspect then tried to open the security door that leads behind the cash registers. When the guard asked the man for his identification, he left in a gold Buick Regal, the report stated.

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Surveillance video shows that the suspect stands 6 feet, 3 inches and weighs about 170 pounds with long black braids in a pony tail and a long black goatee. He was wearing a white long-sleeve button-up shirt with black pants and black shoes. He also was wearing a silver police badge around his neck, according to the report.

The matter remains under investigation.

1 flown to hospital in crash that closes I-75N in Shelby County

Published: Friday, October 20, 2017 @ 6:01 PM
Updated: Friday, October 20, 2017 @ 6:25 PM

UPDATE @ 6:25 p.m.

The northbound lanes of Interstate 75 are back open at Ohio 274 near Botkins in Shelby County.

The vehicle in the crash is off the side of the highway, but traffic remains backed up.

A medical helicopter took one person to an area hospital.

FIRST REPORT

The northbound lanes of Interstate 75 are shut down this evening near Botkins in Shelby County.

The highway is closed at I-75 N at Ohio 274.

A medical helicopter has been called to the crash scene, and the crash resulted in significant vehicle damage, according to initial reports.

3 hurt after 2 cars, semi hauling cars collide on I-75 S in Tipp City

Published: Friday, October 20, 2017 @ 8:34 PM
Updated: Friday, October 20, 2017 @ 9:30 PM

FROM SCENE: I-75 in Tipp City closed for crash between semi, 2 cars

UPDATE @ 9:30 p.m.

Two southbound lanes of Intersate 75 in Tipp City are back open following a crash involving a semi hauling new cars and two cars.

A third lane remains closed for road construction.

FIRST REPORT

The southbound lanes of Interstate 75 in Tipp City are closed tonight following a crash involving a semi and two cars.

The highway is shut down just south of exit 68, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Piqua Post.

The crash was reported around 7:45 p.m.

We have a crew on the way and will update this report.