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Published: Friday, April 21, 2017 @ 2:31 PM
FRANKLIN — Franklin is using the liquor permit process to object to the renewal of the liquor permit of the New York New York Cabaret strip club which is the focus of an ongoing criminal investigation.
All liquor permits in Franklin come up for renewal on June 1 and if there is an objection, that would need to be filed by May 1 with the Ohio Division of Liquor Control for a hearing to be held at the Warren County Administration Building in Lebanon, said Donnette Fisher, city law director.
Council approved a resolution to object to the renewal on the recommendation of Fisher and Police Chief Russ Whitman.
Fisher said the Ohio Investigative Unit’s investigation resulted in two arrests and several citations against its liquor permit last month. OIU agents, Franklin police and the Warren County Drug Task Force made the arrests on March 31. Whitman told the Journal-News that there may additional charges filed by the Warren County Prosecutor’s Office.
“Based on this, we feel the city should object,” Fisher said.
Among the issues cited by the city include that the applicant and/or its managers are under investigation for crimes that relate to its/their fitness to operate a liquor establishment; have operated the liquor permit business in a manner that demonstrates a disregard for state laws and regulations and city ordinances; are in the habit of using alcoholic beverages or dangerous drugs to excess; the permit premises is so located with respect to the neighborhood that substantial interference with public decency, sobriety, peace or good order would result from the renewal of the permit and operation under it by the applicant; and the permit premises can be declared a nuisance pursuant to state law.
New York New York and Allison Hindy, 22, of Point Pleasant, W. Va., were charged with illegal sexually oriented activity in a sexually oriented business, a first-degree misdemeanor on March 31.
An additional charge of prostitution, a third-degree misdemeanor, was filed against Hindy on Tuesday. She was arraigned on both charges Tuesday in Franklin Municipal Court. She is free on her own recognizance. Her next court appearance will be a pre-trial conference has been scheduled for is scheduled 1 p.m. May 19.
A second employee, Kaitlyn Kelly, 19, of Waynesville, was charged with knowingly obtaining, possessing or using a controlled substance/marijuana, a minor misdemeanor. She was arraigned on April 7, entered a no-contest plea and was found guilty. She paid $252 in fines and court costs.
The liquor permit was cited with the following: five counts of drug possession; three counts of drug sales; two counts of drug use; one county of nudity; one count of engaging in sexual activity; one count of solicitation of anything of value; one count of disorderly conduct; three counts of permitting removal of beer or intoxicating liquor sold for on-premise consumption; and one count of unsanitary conditions (fixtures, equipment).
Published: Sunday, May 27, 2018 @ 7:12 AM
DAYTON — Robert Martin Jr., 30, known as the “legless football player” who gained national attention in 2005 for playing defense at Colonel White High School in Dayton, was booked into Montgomery County Jail Sunday morning for failing to comply with officers.
According to a Dayton police report, Martin was driving one of the eight to 10 ATVs traveling southbound on N. Main Street around 12 a.m.
Several of the ATVs then fled in different directions from police moments later in the area of E. Third St and Main, the report said.
An officer followed Martin, who was traveling at a high rate of speed, driving a blue Kawasaki ATV to the railroad tracks in the 300 block of N. Paul Laurence Dunbar St.
According to the report, Martin was found on the ground crawling toward nearby bushes while the ATV was on its side.
When asked his name, Martin said, “It’s me, Bobby.”
Martin was issued traffic citations and faces charges in Clark Co. for an outstanding OVI warrant.
Published: Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 7:48 PM
Updated: Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 7:55 PM
MIAMI COUNTY — UPDATE @ 7:55 p.m.
Traffic is moving but motorists should expect delays due to a truck cab fire this evening on northbound Interstate 75 between Ohio 571 and County Road 25A.
No one was reported injured in the fire dispatched sometime before 7:45 p.m.
Northbound lanes on Interstate 75 are shut down tonight after a semi truck caught fire, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol dispatch.
The incident was reported shortly before 7:45 p.m. at exit 69, near Tipp City.
Fire and EMS is on scene, but it’s not clear what led the vehicle to ignite.
Published: Friday, May 25, 2018 @ 5:57 PM
Updated: Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 9:50 PM
FRANKLIN TWP. — UPDATE @ 9:50 p.m. (May 26)
The Warren County Water and Sewer Department lifted a boil advisory Saturday morning for affected residents on Pekin Road and Honeytree Lane.
All Clear Notice issued for 2895-3209 West Pekin & All of Honeytree. Boil Water Advisory lifted.— Warren County Water (@warrenco_water) May 26, 2018
A boil advisory has been issued for some residents of this Warren County township.
The affected areas include Pekin Road addresses 2895-3209 and all of Honeytree Lane.
Residents in these areas are advised to boil water for two minutes over the next 24 hours.
Anyone affected can call Warren County Water & Sewer for further details at (513) 695-1377.
Published: Friday, May 25, 2018 @ 10:36 PM
Updated: Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 8:30 PM
— Alberto, the first named storm of the Atlantic Ocean season, is forecast to strengthen as it continues to move over the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
The latest forecast from the National Hurricane Center brings the system to strong tropical storm strength before making landfall somewhere along the Louisiana to Florida coastlines Monday afternoon, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar said.
The forecast track then indicates the remnants of Alberto could influence the weather here on Wednesday and Thursday. The main threat for this area would be some decent rain; however, there could be a few storms as well, Collar said.
It also is important to note that your WHIO Weather App may alert you if the Miami Valley is placed within the uncertainty cone issued by the National Hurricane Center sometime this weekend. If you get that alert, it doesn’t mean to expect a tropical storm … but that there is an increased possibility of some influence of the storm.