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Published: Thursday, December 21, 2017 @ 8:41 PM
SOUTH CHARLESTON — All residents north of John Street must boil their water until further notice.
The village of South Charleston issued a boil advisory Thursday afternoon as a precaution following a disruption in water service.
Do not drink the water without boiling it first. Bring water to a rolling boil for at least one minute, then cool before use, or use bottled water. This should be used for all drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing teeth and washing dishes.
The village said there is no evidence the water supply is contaminated, but that it is possible so the advisory was issued as a precaution.
For more information, call the town hall at 937-462-8888.
Published: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 1:15 AM
Updated: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 1:15 AM
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Published: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 12:59 AM
DAYTON — A two-vehicle accident at Wayne Avenue and East Fifth Street early Wednesday is believed to be the result of a road-rage incident, Dayton police officers said.
The accident was dispatched about 11:53 p.m. with a vehicle reportedly on its top.
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Police tell us their preliminary investigation reveals that a gold Saturn began pursuing a red Ford on I-75, near Stanley Avenue. The pursuit continued into Dayton, where the Saturn hit a blue car and ended up on its top at Wayne Avenue and East Fifth Street after that collision.
Police did speak with the driver of the red car and let that person go.
They told us they cited the driver of the Saturn for reckless operation. Officers said they believe the Saturn was pursuing the Ford as part of some kind of argument.
No one was injured, police said.
Published: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 12:36 AM
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE — Areas of fog and drizzle will start the day with temperatures in the upper 40s.
Slow improvement is expected through the day with clouds breaking by late afternoon.
Temperatures will rebound into the lower 60s. Skies will continue to clear tonight although some patchy fog may reform by morning.
Expect partly cloudy skies Thursday and Friday with temperatures in the lower to middle 60s.
A few showers will be possible Friday evening as a weak cold front crosses the area.
Published: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 @ 11:09 PM
KETTERING — Kettering city staff members in a presentation to City Council Tuesday evening strongly recommended that there be a permanent ban on medical marijuana businesses in the city.
A March 23 memo from city staff to council had also asked for enacting a ban on the businesses in the city. The primary reason given is that Ohio’s medical marijuana program is in conflict with federal law, which considers marijuana a Schedule 1 drug.
Kettering Assistant City Manager Steven Bergstresser placed more than 10 slides chock full of details he felt would convince council members to replace the city’s temporary moratorium with a permanent ban.
“We looked at it from a legal perspective, land use perspective and a legal perspective,” he explained. “From a legal perspective it is still illegal at a federal level and so we felt that because of that disconnect between state law and federal law and the fact that businesses operating marijuana operate on a cash only basis so it leads to a potential of increased crime.”
Bergstresser stressed to Council that research conducted on other states that have enacted marijuana usage revealed problems that Kettering should avoid.
“California and Colorado have published reports that they have seen detrimental impact on their communities after the establishment of marijuana in their communities,” he said. “The FDA says that it has not approved marijuana for medical use. So that was enough evidence to recommend a ban here in Kettering.”
Possession and use of medical marijuana in compliance with state law would be allowed, and those individuals who desire to possess and use medical marijuana would be able to acquire it from nearby dispensaries in neighboring jurisdictions according to Bergstresser.
“I am sure that there are people in Kettering that have qualifying medical conditions like Parkinson’s or cancer to name a few who could potentially benefit from medical marijuana we aren’t medical professionals. We looked at the ban from the areas that we feel Kettering can control from a regulatory standpoint,” he explained. “Folks that still want to use medical marijuana if a ban is enacted in Kettering, they could still use it in Kettering, they would just have to go to another community to obtain it.”
Dayton, Beavercreek and Riverside are among those who permit it. Other cities that have passed bans include Oakwood, Huber Heights and Springboro.
Resident Lisa Crosley, a business owner in the city, said she agreed with city staff’s recommendation to ban medical marijuana businesses.
She said it could “cause legal problems” for the city because it will pit state and federal laws against each other and also cause problems for business owners because of the “bad reputation” marijuana has.
Council did not vote on the issue Tuesday evening and will have until May 31 to make a decision as the city’s moratorium will expire then.