Residents speak out against limestone mining permit

Published: Thursday, February 01, 2018 @ 10:55 PM

Residents express concern over mining permit request

Residents packed Greenon Junior/Senior High School cafeteria Thursday night, the majority in opposition to a permit that would allow a company to blast for limestone.

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency held a public meeting to hear from concerned homeowners about Enon Sand and Gravel's mining permit request.  

Mad River Twp. Trustee Vice President Kathy Estep spoke on behalf of the local trustees -- and many in attendance -- and said the township does not approve of the additional mining. 

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“If approved, this will diminish and harm our water resources,” Estep said. “We ask (this permit) be denied.”

Enon Sand and Gravel applied to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Mineral Resources Management in November 2016 to mine limestone and to merge two existing permits into one. 

“This permit would give a company permission to pollute the water, and Mad River doesn't need any more pollution,” resident Kyle Peterson said. 

State Rep. Kyle Koehler, R-Springfield, also spoke against the permit. 

“We have the people in this room who have combined invested millions of dollars into their homes and their property,” Koehler said. 

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If the permit is approved, he said, the residents of the future will have to deal with major problems. 

“I have not had one constituant come and tell me they want this quarry,” Koehler said. “I have had hundreds and hundreds come and tell me they do not want this quarry.”

Other officials who spoke Thursday night were Clark County Commissioner Rick Lohnes and Enon representative Tim Howard. They both said they are against the permit. 

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Other concerns raised included the effects on wells on private property, flooding, wildlife, sound and dust. 

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More showers and storms likely to start the week

Published: Sunday, May 20, 2018 @ 4:50 AM
Updated: Sunday, May 20, 2018 @ 11:42 AM

More showers and storms are likely through the weekend in the Dayton area.

The first part of your Sunday should be dry, but once again the chances for more showers and storms returns for the second half of the day, according to Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar. Some of the storms towards evening could be strong to severe with the biggest concerns being strong winds and some heavy downpours. There is the chance that we could see some hail as well. Highs today will be in the lower 80s.

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QUICK-LOOK FORECAST:

  • Few P.M. showers and storms today
  • Some could be strong with gusty winds, hail and heavy downpours
  • Dry time returns by Wednesday

DETAILED FORECAST:

5-Day Forecast

Monday: More showers and a few storms are likely to start the work-week. Highs will be in the upper 70s.

Tuesday: A few lingering showers, maybe a few storms are likely for the first part of your day. Highs will be in the lower 80s.

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Wednesday: It looks like we finally dry things out on Wednesday under partly cloudy skies. Highs again will be in the lower 80s.

Thursday: A little bit more sunshine returns for your day with highs in the lower 80s.

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911: Your life might be on the line

Published: Thursday, May 17, 2018 @ 5:27 PM

Can 911 find you?

What if you needed help right now, and emergency crews couldn’t find you?

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News Center 7’s Jim Otte investigates why 911 dispatchers might not know where you are until it’s too late.

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A closer look at what you need to know when you call 911, and what technology might save your life. 911: Your Life on the Line, Monday beginning at 5pm on News Center 7. 

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Police find man with gunshot wound to the head in Dayton home

Published: Sunday, May 20, 2018 @ 6:13 AM
Updated: Sunday, May 20, 2018 @ 7:15 AM

Video from the scene from staff photographer Jeffery Brown.

UPDATE @ 7:15 a.m.:

A 38-year-old man was transported to a hospital with life-threatening injuries after police found him with a gunshot wound to the head in a home in Dayton, according to Sgt. Thomas Schloss of Dayton Police Department.

The man was found lying on the floor in the home on Brooklyn Avenue, Schloss said.

Homicide detectives were called out to investigate, said Schloss.

It’s not known how the man was shot and his identity was not released.

This is currently an ongoing investigation, according to Sgt. Spires of the Dayton Police Department.

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Emergency crews are on scene of a shooting in Dayton.

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The shooting occurred in the 200 block of Brooklyn Avenue around 5:50 a.m. Sunday, according to initial reports.

Police have the road between West Second Street and Edison Street blocked off with crime tape.

We are working to learn more and will update this page as information becomes available.

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3 restaurants have now closed at this high-traffic location

Published: Saturday, May 19, 2018 @ 11:00 AM

The closing of the Milano’s restaurant in West Chester Twp. marked the third eatery to shut down in the building near the corner of Tylersville and Cox roads. GREG LYNCH/STAFF
The closing of the Milano’s restaurant in West Chester Twp. marked the third eatery to shut down in the building near the corner of Tylersville and Cox roads. GREG LYNCH/STAFF

The closing of the Milano’s restaurant in West Chester Twp. marked the third eatery to shut down in the building near the corner of Tylersville and Cox roads.

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The Dayton-based restaurant chain announced Thursday that it had closed its location at at 7701 Voice of America Park Drive “effective immediately.”

“It is with heavy hearts that we share this news and we so appreciate the West Chester community for all of the support they’ve shown us,” Milano’s Pizza, Subs & Taps wrote via social media. “We are making every effort to relocate our current employees to other Milano’s locations.”

Milano’s opened its West Chester Twp. location in January 2014, replacing Marlin & Ray’s.

Marlin & Ray’s, a steak and seafood restaurant, served its last meal in January 2013 at the location, just one month shy of its one-year anniversary.

The restaurant was one of 13 locations closed by its owner, Ruby Tuesday Inc.

Prior to Marlin & Ray’s, the building housed a Ruby Tuesday restaurant.

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“The opportunity arose to sell this property which includes both the building and the land,” Milano’s said in a statement. “We made this decision carefully and determined that the sale fit our future plan and the new owner would be a great addition to the area.”

Milano’s said the future restaurant tenant would be disclosed at a later date.

There’s no record yet of a recent sale. The property was last purchased in 2013 for $1.5 million, according to the Butler County Auditor’s Office.

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