Barricades placed in front of Harem nightclub as 1 year closure begins

Published: Monday, November 06, 2017 @ 10:58 AM

Harrison Township club closed at least a year by judge’s orders

Concrete barriers have been placed in front of The Harem, the latest move in the investigation into multiple illegal activities at the Harrison Twp. strip club. 

PREVIOUS COVERAGE: Judge orders Harem nightclub to close for 1 year

On Oct. 31, a judge ordered The Harem to be closed for 12 months, after the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office requested, and was granted an injunction that declared the business a public nuisance. Montgomery County Prosecutor Mat Heck said previously his office will seek to permanently close the establishment. 

RELATED: The Harem shut down, 11 indicted on sex, drug, food stamp charges

Earlier, Heck’s office said criminal activity at the business at 5825 North Dixie Drive between January and September 2017 included prostitution, drug trafficking and trading of food stamps for drugs or sex.

RELATED: Agent describes sex, drug transactions at Harrison Twp. strip club

Prosecutors said undercover agents witnessed multiple liquor violations, prostitution, and felony drug trafficking, including marijuana, methamphetamines, heroin, cocaine, fentanyl, carfentanil and Oxycodone.

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11 people have been indicted on charges following a nine-month investigation initiated by the Ohio State Highway Patrol. 

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Dayton traffic from the WHIO Traffic Center

Published: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 @ 1:18 AM
Updated: Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 12:43 AM

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Traffic conditions are updated every six minutes on AM 1290 and News 95.7 FM.

Major Highway Incidents

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Surface Street Incidents

  • On N. Center Street in Versailles, a semi was reportedly struck by a train around 12:30 a.m. No injuries were reported. 
  • On Superior Avenue and N. Broadway Street in Dayton, crash reported around 10 p.m. 

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    MONTGOMERY COUNTY

    • Arlington Road between Pleasant Plain and Upper Lewisburg Salem Road, BRIDGE CLOSURE, March 5 - Sept. 30. All ramps for I-70 will remain open. 
    • Keowee Street north of Stanley Avenue, bridge closed until 2019. The official detour is: Keowee Street to Stanley Avenue to I-75 to Wagner Ford Road and back to Dixie. More information is available here.
    • Stewart Street Ramp to US 35 East, RAMP CLOSURE March 28 - Sept 30, 2018. The official detour is: Stewart Street to Edwin C. Moses Boulevard to I-75 north to US 35 west to James H. McGee Blvd. to US 35 east.
    • SR 4 north/south between I-70 and Lower Valley Pike, Lane closure April 2 - 26. One northbound and two southbound lanes will remain open. 
    • I-75 north Ramp to US 35 west, RAMP CLOSURE, March 12 - Sept. 30. The official detour is: I-75 north to US 35 east to Jefferson/Main Street to Ludlow Street to US 35 west. 
    • Airport Access Road South between US 40 and I-70, Lane closure April 2 - 27. One southbound lane will remain open. 
    • SR 48 between First Street and Riverdale Street, Lane closure April 2, 2018 - April 1, 2019. One lane will remain open in each direction.

    GREENE COUNTY

    • Red Stewart Airfield (Waynesville Airport) and State Route 725, lane closures April 23 - 27 from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. 
    • State Route 235 between Dayton Yellow Springs and Enon Roads, ROAD CLOSURE for six months. The official detour is U.S. 68, West Hyde, and West Enon Roads.
    • Trebein Road from U.S. 35, Lane restrictions April 16 - August, 2018 for construction of a right turn lane. One lane will remain maintained at all times with flagging operations. 

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    MIAMI COUNTY

    • N. Market Street between Foss Way/Kirk Lane and Stonyridge Avenue, ROAD CLOSURE March 5 at 7 a.m. - Aug. 10 at 5 p.m. 
    • US 36 westbound between Scott Drive and Kienle Drive, Lane closure March 26 - June 30. One westbound lane will remain open. 

    DARKE COUNTY

    • SR 49 between Hollansburg-Sampson Road and Arcanum Bears Mill Road, Lane closure April 16 - May 16. One lane will remain open in each direction through the use of portable signal.
    • SR 716 between Washington Street and Water Street, ROAD CLOSURE April 16 - 22. The official detour is SR 705 to SR 364 to SR 119

    MERCER COUNTY

    • SR 49 between Frank Road and Winkler Road, BRIDGE CLOSURE April 9 - 22. The official detour is SR 49 to SR 707 E to SR 118 N to US 33 W to SR 49
    • SR 117 between US 127 and SR 116, Daily lane closures April 23 - July 31 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. 
    • SR 49 between Menchhofer Road and SR 219, ROAD CLOSURE April 16 - 30. The official detour is: SR 29 to SR 118 to SR 219
    • SR 707 between Taylor Road and Lewis Street, ROAD CLOSURE April 23 - 27. The official detour is US 127 north to SR 117 east 

    SHELBY COUNTY

    • SR 47 between Fifth Avenue and Wilkinson Avenue, Lane closures Jan. 21 - Nov. 27. One lane will remain open in each direction at all times. 
    • SR 274 between Shroyer Road and Island Avenue, Lane closure April 9 - June 9. One lane will remain open in each direction. 
    • SR 66 between Basinburg Road and Mason Road, ROAD CLOSURE April 9 - May 11. The official detour is: SR 66 to SR 47 to I-75 to SR 29 to SR 705 to SR 66

    CLARK COUNTY

    • I-70 east Ramp to I-675 north, RAMP CLOSURE March 15 - Aug. 15. The official detour is: I-70 east to I-675 south to SR 444 to I-675 north
    • Spangler Road south between Restoration Drive and I-70, Traffic pattern switch March 26 - August 15. Southbound Spangler Road traffic going to I-675 south and I-70 east will be moved to northbound side of I-675. Traffic will then be redirected to the southbound side of I-675 after passing over I-70. 

    CHAMPAIGN COUNTY

    • Upper Valley Pike between State Route 296 and Lippincott Road, ROAD CLOSURE, starting April 16 for approximately four weeks.

    LOGAN COUNTY

    • US 68 between SR 508 and Township Road 310, ROAD CLOSURE April 23 - 27. The official detour is: US 68 to SR 296 to SR 29 to SR 235 to SR 47 to US 68. 
    • SR 235 between Township Road 93 and Township Road 250, ROAD CLOSURE April 30 - May 4. The official detour is SR 366 to US 33 to SR 385 to SR 117/SR 235.
    • SR 274 between Morris Rose Road and SR 235, Daily lane closures May 1 - June 29 between 7 a.m. 5 p.m. 
    • SR 235 between SR 720 and SR 117, Daily lane closures May 1 - June 29 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.
    • SR 68 between SR 508 and Gunn Town Road, Daily lane closures April 23 - June 29 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. 

    AUGLAIZE COUNTY

    • SR 197 between Township Road 117A and Ridge Street, Lane closure April 2 - May 3. One lane will remain open for travel in each direction through the use of temporary signal.
    • SR 116 between Hesse Road and Baker-Wright Road, Lane closure April 2 - 30. One lane will remain open for travel in each direction through the use of temporary signal.
    • US 33 between SR 29 and I-75, Daily lane closures March 26 - July 31 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. One lane will remain open in each direction. 
    • US 33 between SR 65 and Center Street, Lane closure April 16 - May 9. One lane will remain open in each direction through the use of temporary signal.

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    Veteran’s service dog missing after running off in Kettering crash 

    Published: Sunday, April 22, 2018 @ 11:19 PM

    Photo Credit: Vicky Campbell
    Photo Credit: Vicky Campbell

    A service dog is missing after he ran off when the vehicle his owner was driving became involved in a crash in Kettering Friday morning.

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    Officials say Zeus the dog, and his owner, a Special Forces veteran, were involved in a two-vehicle crash that ended with their vehicle into a pole at the intersection of East Dorothy Lane and Shroyer Road.

    Photo Credit: Vicky Campbell

    Zeus ran from the crash that occurred just after 11 a.m. and has not been seen since.

    His owner reportedly suffered a broken jaw as a result of the crash and allegedly will not seek medical treatment until his dog is found, community members said.

    Signs about Zeus being missing, as well as articles of clothing, have been placed all around the Oakwood, Far Hills and Oak Knoll areas where he was last seen.

    Community members looking for the missing dog urge others not to chase Zeus if you locate him, but rather call the local police department. 

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    Two dogs die in ‘total loss’ barn fire in Clark County

    Published: Sunday, April 22, 2018 @ 10:04 PM

    Two dogs die in barn fire

    Two dogs died after a large barn fire occurred in the 2200 block of E. County Line Road Sunday evening, according to officials.

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    Crews were dispatched to the scene around 8:15 p.m. with reports that black smoke was showing and animals were inside, per initial reports.

    CRED: Robert Kennedy

    The fire’s start remains under investigation and although damage estimates could not be confirmed at this time, the barn is a ‘total loss’, according to Moorefield Twp. fire personnel.

    Only the animals were inside of the barn at the time of the fire.

    Credit: Robert Kennedy

    German Twp. and Pleasant Twp. fire departments assisted Moorefield Twp. fire crews. 

    There was a police standoff in Champaign Co. near the area where the barn fire occurred, however, the two incidents are not related. 

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    Skies clearing tonight, rain moves in Monday

    Published: Sunday, April 22, 2018 @ 4:57 AM
    Updated: Sunday, April 22, 2018 @ 10:23 PM

    Filtered sunshine is expected today in the Dayton area, with rain returning as early as Monday.

    More clearing is expected overnight, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar said. It won’t be as cool tonight for most, temperatures dropping into the middle 40s.

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    QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

    • Rain moves in Monday
    • More rain Tuesday/early Wednesday
    • Another round of rain later Friday

    5-Day Forecast


    DETAILED FORECAST

    Monday: After a dry start in the lower 50s, rain is expected to move in headed toward lunchtime. Highs will be in the lower 60s. Periods of rain are expected, but there will be some breaks, especially in the evening.

    Tuesday: A few more scattered showers are expected. Highs will be in the upper 50s.

    Wednesday: A pre-dawn shower is possible, otherwise it should be drying out. Highs will be in the lower 60s.

    County-by-County Weather

    Thursday: Partly cloudy skies are expected with highs in the lower 60s.

    Friday: A dry start is expected, but rain returns later in the day. Highs will be in the lower 60s.

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