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Chamber leader humbled by award

Every year, Phil Parker can be found maneuvering behind the scenes to help find Miami Valley residents worthy of the Citizen Legion of Honor Award, the community’s oldest honor for volunteer service. Not this year. This time, Parker finds himself on the other side of the award, which is bestowed ...

Work is expected to start soon in West Carrollton on the second and final phase of the replacement of the Dixie Drive water main, which city officials said will provide better service along the corridor from the West Carrollton Civic Center to Interstate 75. NICK BLIZZARD/STAFF

West Carrollton work to upgrade water service, cause lane closures

The second half of a project to improve water service around a main West Carrollton road is moving ahead. Work is expected to start soon on Phase II of replacing the East Dixie Drive water main, which officials said serves the corridor from the West Carrollton Civic Center to Interstate ...

Extra chairs had to be put to use Tuesday night, Aug. 23, 2016, for a public hearing in West Carrollton. (Nick Blizzard/Staff)

City delays vote on highly-criticized plan for annual landlord fee

West Carrollton will take more time to decide on a highly-criticized plan that includes charging landlords an annual fee to fund a program aimed at curbing housing code violations.City council is not expected to vote on the proposal - that includes a $30 annual license fee and periodic inspections for ...

Scene at 35 Oxford Avenue, the site of a triple shooting in which all of the victims died.

80 percent of county homicides involve guns

Of the 186 homicides in Montgomery County since the start of 2013, 80 percent (or 149) have involved guns, according to statistics provided by the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office. The statistics also show 69 percent (or 129) of the homicide victims were black, compared to 27 percent (or 50), who ...

Police and fire crews are on the scene of a house fire in West Carrollton. (Jordan Huffman/Staff)

No injuries reported in West Carrollton house fire

UPDATE @ 8:13 a.m. (Aug. 20)Dispatchers say no one was injured in a fire on South Elm Street in West Carrollton Saturday morning.The fire is out but fire crews remain on scene, according to dispatchers.The extent of the damage to the house is unknown at this time.FIRST REPORT (Aug. 20)Fire ...

West Carrollton water main work to cause lane closures

West Carrollton has picked a contractor for the second part of East Dixie Drive water main replacement project, which is expected to impact traffic through November. Rose Excavating & Development of New Richmond has been selected among seven bidders after it proposed a cost of $332,693 to complete the project, ...

The former West Carrollton postal worker allegedly seen vacationing while being too injured to work is free on bond while she awaits trial.

Postal worker accused of vacationing while ‘injured’ free on bond

UPDATE 3:21 p.m. (Aug. 18):The former West Carrollton postal worker allegedly seen vacationing while being too injured to work is free on bond while she awaits trial.Laticha Schroyer appeared in Dayton’s U.S. District Court on Thursday for her arraignment on one count of stealing public money or records.U.S. District Court ...

Payroll Project: Trotwood’s highest-paid employees

Trotwood City Manager Michael Lucking topped that city’s payroll last year despite leaving halfway through the year and becoming interim economic development director of West Carrollton, according to an I-Team analysis of city payroll data. Lucking made $149,578 last year, including vacation and sick leave payouts totaling more than $40,000 ...

Traffic is backing up on southbound I-75 at U.S. 35 due to a crash. (Contributed/ODOT)

Multiple crashes on I-75 snarls traffic

Check this page for a full list of crashes, disabled vehicles, construction projects and other hazards impacting your commute.Traffic issues can be reported by calling our newsroom at 937-259-2237 or tweeting @WHIOTraffic.Sgt. Mark Bowron is updating conditions every six minutes on AM 1290 and News 95.7 FM.Major Highway IncidentsOn Northbound ...

Montgomery County opens books for online searches

Montgomery County on Wednesday became the largest local government in Ohio to put how it spends its money into an online searchable database. Getting $7.8 billion in expenditures from 2010 through 2015 online — more than 1.3 million transactions — took more than a year, but Montgomery County Auditor Karl ...

After three decades, Centerville seeks to raise income tax to 2.25% from 1.75% for police and road projects. TY GREENLEES / STAFF

53 tax levies headed for fall ballot

A higher number of local governments and schools are seeking tax increases on the November ballot, with many saying they’re trying to fill funding gaps created by state cuts.There will be 53 tax levies on the Nov. 8 ballot from Montgomery, Greene, Miami and Warren counties, with 27 of those ...

Boil advisory no longer in effect for Jefferson Regional Water

Jefferson Regional Water Authority lifts boil advisory

UPDATE @ 10:55 p.m. (Aug. 13)The boil advisory has been lifted for the Jefferson Regional Water Authority system.The water utility posted tonight on its Facebook page that it is no longer necessary to boil water for consumption. The advisory was issued Friday morning.FIRST REPORTThe entire Jefferson Regional Water Authority system ...

Robyn McGeorge, who runs Robyn’s Nest, takes an animal X-ray at Twin Maples Veterinary Hospital in West Carrollton. CONTRIBUTED

Robyn’s Nest takes in animals

“I believe that helping animals is my purpose on Earth,” said Robyn McGeorge, owner and operator of Robyn’s Nest, a nonprofit animal rescue and adoption organization in Germantown.Robyn has always had empathy for animals. “When I was 3 years old, there was someone in the neighborhood bothering animals, so I ...

 West Carrollton considers landlord fee

A proposal to charge an annual license fee to landlords as part of an inspection program aimed at curbing West Carrollton housing code violations will be up for public debate next week..The issue that has been debated for about a year before an revised version was recommended 4-0 last month ...

Illegal dumping at West Carrollton site tops 30 tons

Officials say more than 30 tons of illegally dumped material has been removed from city-owned land that was closed after the discovery of the crime, which triggered a state investigation. “It is a very significant dump site and something that needed addressed,” Ohio EPA spokesman James Lee said of the ...

West Carrollton land on Hydraulic Road closed since February because of illegal dumping can now reopen, health officials said.

City-owned site closed after illegal dumping can reopen

West Carrollton is working to reopen city-owned land where illegal dumping occurred, prompting a criminal investigation.About 28 acres on Hydraulic Road near the Great Miami River the city is redeveloping in hopes of landing a multimillion recreational complex can now be reopened, a local health official said.The former waste water ...

Waynesville replaces football coach, athletic director

School officials in Waynesville have replaced athletic director and head football coach Brandon Philpot, at least temporarily. The school board voted 3-1 to make the interim appointments of Chip King as athletic director and Scott Jordan as head football coach while Philpot remains on paid administrative leave. Philpot was placed ...

Interim Waynesville football coach, AD named

UPDATE @ 8:45 p.m.: The Wayne Local Board of Education appointed an interim athletic director and an interim head football coach, at least temporarily replacing Brandon Philpot.The board voted 3-1 to accept Superintendent Patrick Dubbs’ recommendation after a 90-minute executive session.Chip King will be interim athletic director. Scott Jordan will ...

Some schools push back against early start

While school generally has started earlier in recent years, a review of the largest districts in the Dayton area shows that roughly half are starting later than they did last year. It’s true that the first starting date in the area keeps marching earlier — it’s this Wednesday for Centerville, ...

Advanced industries jobs continue to grow in Dayton

Jobs grounded in science and technology continue to grow in the Dayton area, with auto part manufacturing leading the way with a nearly 10 percent increase in employment the past two years, a new study shows. The Dayton area’s growth in high-paying advanced industries jobs also includes employment increases in ...

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