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Multi-use path, street improvements planned in Kettering

Published: Monday, July 17, 2017 @ 12:51 PM


            An artist rendering of Wilmington Pike improvements in Kettering, looking north from Cloverfield Ave. CONTRIBUTED
An artist rendering of Wilmington Pike improvements in Kettering, looking north from Cloverfield Ave. CONTRIBUTED

Motorists and pedestrians alike will see several changes along Wilmington Pike in the next month, as the city of Kettering moves forward with improvement plans for the roadway

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According to the city’s website, Kettering will begin major streetscape improvements on the Wilmington Pike corridor between Stroop and Marshall roads “this summer.” Both sides of the street will have new streetlights installed and trees planted.

An immediate target date for the beginning of construction was not available.

On the west side of the corridor, a brand new 8-foot multi-use path will be installed, offering a connection to existing regional bikeways and improved pedestrian access to businesses.

RELATED: Demolition clearing way for Kettering redevelopment

The Wilmington Pike Improvement Plan is a $10 million, grant-funded project aimed at improving the city’s infrastructure along that stretch of roadway.

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Calmer weather expected rest of week 

Published: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 @ 3:26 AM
Updated: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 @ 11:27 PM

A line of strong to severe storms will move through the Miami Valley this afternoon.

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QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • Storms moving out of the area
  • Humidity drops for midweek
  • Calmer weather the rest of the week

>> 5-Day Forecast

DETAILED FORECAST

TONIGHT: Skies will be partly cloudy with cooler, less humid air filtering in. Temperatures will fall back to the upper 50s overnight. 

WEDNESDAY: Skies will become mostly sunny with more comfortable conditions and lower humidity. Not as muggy for the afternoon with sunshine and highs in the upper 70s. 

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THURSDAY: A great day with it being dry from start to finish. Plenty of sunshine with highs in the low 80s. 

>>County-by-County Weather

FRIDAY: Another dry day with temperatures heating up again in the mid-80s. Expect sunshine and very few clouds. 

SATURDAY: Sun and clouds for the day that’s expected to muggy and very warm. Highs reach in the middle to upper 80s. A passing shower or storm is possible. 

SUNDAY: Muggy and warm with a chance of scattered storms. Highs will be in the middle 80s.

MEMORIAL DAY: Partly cloudy skies expected for the holiday with a chance of hit-or-miss storms. Highs will signal a very warm day, topping out in the middle to upper 80s.

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Dayton traffic from the WHIO Traffic Center

Published: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 @ 2:44 AM
Updated: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 @ 11:47 PM

SCENE: Car fire on NB I-675
SCENE: Car fire on NB I-675

Traffic issues can be reported by calling our newsroom at 937-259-2237 or tweeting @WHIOTraffic.

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

Major Highway Incidents

  • No incidents to report. 

Surface Street Incidents

  • No incidents to report. 

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Ongoing Construction & Other Closures 

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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. 
  • Airport Access Road South between US 40 and I-70, Lane closure May 8 - 31. One southbound lane will remain open.
  • Diamond Mill Road between Upper Lewisburg-Salem Road and Pleasant Plain Road, ROAD CLOSURE April 30 - May 20. The official detour is: Upper Lewisburg Salem Road to Wellbaum Road to Brookville Salem Road
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • I-75 between SR 48 and Needmore Road, Nightly lane closures April 29 - July 31 between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. Will become double lane closures at 10 p.m. 
  • SR 4 between Infirmary Road and Frytown Road, ROAD CLOSURE April 23 - June 3. The official detour is: SR 725 to I-75 to SR 4
  • 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

  • I-675 near Dayton Yellow Springs Road, daily LANE CLOSURES, on both the north and south lanes due to bridge work May 21 - May 24 between 9 a.m.- 2 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. 

WARREN COUNTY

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. 
  • SR 721 between Sugar Grove Road and Deeter Road, ROAD CLOSURE May 7 - 28. The official detour is SR 721 to SR 718 to SR 48 to US 36 to SR 721
  • US 36 westbound between Scott Drive and Kienle Drive, Lane closure March 26 - June 30. One westbound lane will remain open. 
  • US 36 between Scott Drive and Aerovent Drive, Lane closure April 26 - August 31. 

DARKE COUNTY

  • SR 705 between Groff Road and US 127, ROAD CLOSURE May 14 - 28. The official detour is: US 127 to SR 119 to SR 118
  • US 36/US 127 between Hogpath Road and Horatio- Harris Creek Road, Daily lane closures April 30 - August 31 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Sweitzer Street/West Fourth Street between Pine Street and Sycamore Street, ROAD CLOSURE May 21 - 31. The official detour is: Pine Street to Washington Avenue to Broadway 

MERCER COUNTY

  • 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 49 between SR 119 and St. Joes Road, BRIDGE CLOSURE May 7 - 25. The official detour is: SR 119 to SR 118 to SR 219
  • SR 29 between Wabash Road and Burrville Road, BRIDGE CLOSURE May 24 - June 13. The official detour is SR 49 to SR 219 to SR 118.

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. 

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

  • 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 235 between Van Gorder Road County Road 54 and Main Street County Road 91, Lane closure April 30 - May 25.
  • 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 501 between Infirmary Road and National Road, daily lane closures April 30 - June 1 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. 
  • 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. 

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Smoking blamed for Dayton house fire, arson investigator determines

Published: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 @ 10:37 PM
Updated: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 @ 11:45 PM

Dayton crews were dispatched just before 10 p.m. on a report of a possible structure fire in a one-story, single-family residence.

UPDATE @ 11:40 p.m.: Smoking is to blame for the house fire on Elliott Avenue that has displaced three occupants, a Dayton arson investigator said. 

The occupants have made living arrangements because they cannot go back into the home, the investigator said. 

The fire is not believed to be suspicious, the investigator said. 

He could not yet estimate the dollar loss on the structure or its contents.

INITIAL REPORT

An arson investigator has been called to a house fire in the 4400 block of Elliott Avenue, near Hearthstone Drive. 

Dayton crews were dispatched just before 10 p.m. on a report of a possible structure fire in a one-story, single-family residence. 

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All of the occupants were able to get out without injury, we're hearing. The fire was deemed under control about 10:20 p.m., fire officials said. 

We have a crew on scene and we'll update this developing report. 

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Teen bound in Huber Heights, father’s body found 19 miles away in Springfield park

Published: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 @ 8:59 AM
Updated: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 @ 7:25 PM

Timeline of Huber Heights teens found bound; father found dead in Springfield

A father was found dead in a Springfield park Tuesday after his ex-girlfriend called 911 to report their son and another boy were bound with zip ties by unknown intruders at the father’s Huber Heights home.  

The 911 caller said her 14-year-old son said his father left the Shull Road house in Huber Heights around 11 the night before and didn’t return. 

Hours later the woman said her son and the other boy were tied up by two men — one with a mask, one without — around 4 a.m.  

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The boys broke free around 8:30 a.m., uninjured except for marks on their skin where the zip ties were fastened.  

“The house is a mess,” the woman said in the 911 call. “They untied themselves and called me.”  

Around 9 a.m., about 19 miles away, groundskeepers found the father, Cedric Holt Jr., 34, of Huber Heights, in Springfield’s Virgil Mabra Park.  

Cedric Holt Jr. (Courtesy/Springfield Police Division)

“My partner and I are over here mowing grass at Mabra Park on the south end off of Oakley,” the caller said. “There is an automobile tucked all the way in the back by the walking trails by the Boy Scouts bridge.

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Doors are open, someone’s in there.”  

The death is considered suspicious, the coroner’s office said. The cause and manner of death were not yet determined. 

Timeline of Huber Heights teens found bound; father found dead in Springfield

The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation was called to assist in Springfield police’s investigation.  

In her 911 call, the boy’s mother gave dispatchers her son’s name and date of birth — details this newspaper checked against a database of Ohio birth certificate data to determine Holt is the boy’s father.  

Law enforcement officials and Holt’s attorney declined comment Tuesday afternoon.  

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Ohio birth records show the Huber Heights 911 caller and Holt had four children together. Tuesday’s incident is not the first time Holt and his children were the subject of law enforcement inquiries, according to archival news coverage and court records.  

In 2013, Holt was playing dice in Virgil Mabra Park — also known as Rose Park — when two men pulled up to his car, pointed a semi-automatic weapon at him, handcuffed him and made him get in the back of their car, police said at the time.  

Police said during that incident, one of Holt’s children walked home from school to find Holt being held with a gun to his head while the men demanded money. The boy said his father told him to run after the men pointed a gun at the boy, then the men forced Holt back into their car, according to police.  

Holt then took the men to a storage unit, where he told them he had some money stored, according to police. Investigators said the men took thousands of dollars from the storage unit then abandoned the man.  

This year, Holt was found guilty of a January domestic violence charge involving his 16-year-old son, according to an affidavit. A child endangerment charge was dropped as part of a plea agreement, according to court records.  

In that incident, Holt was accused of repeatedly punching his son’s body while filming the incident on the boy’s Snapchat.  

A Springfield man who declined to give his name but said he knew Holt described a generous man.  

“Cedric is a good dude, he would give you the shirt off his back,” the man told News Center 7. “He is the No. 1 dad … he never left his kids home alone.”

Marshall Gorby/Staff

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