Major Kettering road to close in both directions for months

Published: Friday, July 21, 2017 @ 1:11 PM

Stroop Road in Kettering has been reduced to one lane in each direction this year because of bridge damage. STAFF PHOTO
Stroop Road in Kettering has been reduced to one lane in each direction this year because of bridge damage. STAFF PHOTO

UPDATE @ 3:22 p.m. (Sept. 5):

The Montgomery County Engineers Office said the closure of the Stroop Road bridge will be delayed until Monday, according to a spokesperson.


A busy, half-mile stretch of Stroop Road in Kettering will close completely in both directions, from Labor Day through the end of the year, so a bridge can be replaced, according to city officials.

Stroop Road will be closed from Woodman Drive, near Routsong Funeral Home, to the Glenheath/Braddock intersection a half-mile east, just shy of Indian Riffle Park.

RELATED: Stroop Road bridge to be replaced

Last year, while the city of Kettering was repaving Stroop Road, they discovered deterioration in the beams of the small bridge over the Little Beaver Creek. City officials said the start of the paving work further compromised the integrity of the county-owned bridge.

Since then, traffic has been reduced to one lane in each direction at the bridge site. That has led to frequent merging problems and occasional crashes as drivers not used to the lane closure don’t notice they have to move over.

Montgomery County officials have estimated the cost of the project at $1.4 million. Once the bridge is replaced, Stroop Road will go back to two lanes in each direction.

RELATED: Stroop Road lanes closed because of bridge issue

City officials are encouraging drivers to use Dorothy Lane and Woodman Drive to detour around the closed road, starting after Labor Day.

The project will affect traffic toward I-675 as well as The Greene Town Center just east on Stroop Road and the Kettering Recreation Complex on Glengarry Drive. It may also require Kettering City Schools to adjust some school bus routes for Indian Riffle Elementary School and Kettering Middle School, both on Glengarry Drive.

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Clearing skies through the day, fog could redevelop tonight

Published: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 3:31 AM
Updated: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 2:18 PM

A pleasant finish to the day after a gloomy start.


  • Clearing skies this afternoon
  • Patchy fog possible again tonight
  • Chance for a few showers late Friday

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Today:  Skies will slowly clear through the afternoon with highs reaching around 60 degrees, according to Storm Center 7 Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs. 

Skies will continue to stay mostly clear tonight with areas of fog possibly developing tonight. Overnight lows will fall into the lower 40s.

5 Day Forecast with Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs

Thursday: It will be a quiet morning. Sunshine will return for the afternoon with highs in the low 60s.

Friday: It will remain dry early with sunshine. Clouds will increase with highs in the mid-60s as it becomes breezy. A passing evening shower can’t be ruled out.

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Saturday: The weekend will kick off with a beautiful start with some sun. Highs will be in the low 60s and it will be dry.

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Sunday: It will be another great day with sunny skies and highs in the low 60s.

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Reports: Dayton convenience store robbed by man with a knife

Published: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 12:40 PM

Circle K robbed on Watervliet

Police are investigating a reported armed robbery at a Dayton Circle K location Wednesday afternoon. 

Officers responded to the business at 816 Watervliet Avenue around 12:10 p.m. after the robbery was reported. 

Initial reports indicate a man displayed a knife and made off with cash and cigarettes. 

We’re monitoring this developing story and we’ll update this page as new details become available.  

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Dayton woman ID’d as ‘aggressive’ driver killed in Riverside head-on collision

Published: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 @ 4:02 PM
Updated: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 5:35 AM

Several ambulances and the coroner responded to a multi-vehicle accident on Woodman Avenue on Tuesday, April 24, 2018.

Update@1:12 p.m.:

Alpha Adams doesn’t show up in any recent DPD reports and has no Dayton Municipal Court or common pleas court cases.

She did have some old Miamisburg Municipal Court case driving stuff, all from 1996. They included: 

Feb. 14, 1996 – stop sign violation

Aug. 11, 1996 – improper lane usage, DWI of .147

Oct. 15, 1996 – speeding (40 in 25 zone) and driving under suspension which was amended to no operator’s license.

First report:

A 46-year-old woman killed in a head-on collision in Riverside Tuesday afternoon has been identified.

Alpha Adams, of Dayton, has been identified as the driver killed in the crash on southbound Harshman Road, according to the Montgomery County Coroner's Office. 

An autopsy on the Woodman Park Drive resident is scheduled for today.

OTHER LOCAL NEWS: Arrest made in drug case

Witnesses said she was driving erratically, “being aggressive and making hand gestures” just before she was involved in a head-on collision on southbound Harshman Road near Airway Road and Woodman Drive at about 3:45 p.m., Riverside police Sgt. Dave Crigler said.

Witnesses said the woman appeared to be driving erratically on Harshman, headed toward Airway, when she sideswiped a school bus, then hit a second vehicle as she continued on.

She drove left of center as she approached the intersection at Airway Road, striking another vehicle head-on, the sergeant said.

Three other people were injured in the accident that involved as many as eight vehicles, he said, and they have been taken to different hospitals.

One person was killed and three people were injured in a multiple-vehicle accident Tuesday on southbound Harshman Road, near Airway Road, in Riverside. (Jim Noelker/Staff)

There were no children on the school bus, Crigler said.

“We don’t exactly know what the hand gestures were,” the sergeant said.

Zeke Bowling, whose girlfriend was driving one of the vehicles struck in the incident, said she was taken to a hospital and his daughter and son were also in the girlfriend’s vehicle.

Bowling characterized the fatality was the result of a road rage incident.

Crigler said he could not confirm whether the fatality was the result of road rage.

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Suspect in custody in 2nd standoff at Perry Twp. home

Published: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 8:31 AM
Updated: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 1:57 PM

Swat on standby Wolf Creek Pike

UPDATE @ 11:57 a.m.:

The suspect involved in this morning’s standoff is out of the Wolf Creek Pike home and is in custody, deputies said.


We’re working to confirm the suspect’s identity.

UPDATE @ 11:15 a.m.: 

A man who identified himself as David Clark, the suspect from the March 31 standoff, called this newsroom early Wednesday morning, saying that he was going to do something “newsworthy” today. 

RELATED: Boyfriend, girlfriend arrested after hours-long standoff at Perry Twp. home

Clark said he was “a peaceful person” but was planning to do something that was “going on the news today.” 

This news outlet, out of concern for public safety, immediately contacted law enforcement. The current standoff started a short time later. 

Investigators have yet to identify to this news outlet if Clark is the suspect in Wednesday’s ongoing standoff. 

Fire department called to Wolf Creek Pike

UPDATE @ 9:45 a.m.:

SWAT crews have arrived at the scene of an apparent standoff at a Perry Twp. home Wednesday morning. 

The standoff is currently occurring at the same house as a previous standoff on March 31, according to dispatch records. 

RELATED: Boyfriend, girlfriend arrested after hours-long standoff at Perry Twp. home

Two people were arrested in the March 31 incident, however, it was not clear if Wednesday’s incident is connected to the previous incident. 

Several officers continue to block both directions of South Wolf Creek Pike near Keener Road for the incident. 

We’ll update this page as new details become available. 


South Wolf Creek Pike is currently blocked in both directions between Keener and Air Hill roads in Perry Twp. due to police activity. 

Reports multiple deputies and officers are currently blocking the road, but additional details about the incident were not available. 

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