Rauch is accused of illegally operating a solid waste facility at these addresses:
- 7750 Farmersville Road
- 1550 West Carrollton-Soldiers Home Road
Rauch provides demolition, excavation and trucking services through his companies Steve Rauch Inc., Rauch Trucking and SRI. His businesses do private work, and have also received millions of dollars in local and federal contracts, including work at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and from the city of Dayton.
The Dayton property that was raided by federal, state and local authorities in December 2016, at 1550 Soldiers Home-West Carrollton Road, houses a state-licensed construction and demolition debris dump.
Numerous agents from the U.S. Secret Service, Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation and other agencies spent that day going in and out of the main office of Steve Rauch Inc. in Dayton on the border with West Carrollton, as well as Rauch’s Bearcreek Farm property in Jefferson Twp.
The raids followed a months-long BCI investigation into illegal dumping on 28 acres of land in West Carrollton near the Great Miami River. Certain companies were allowed to dump dirt and “clean” fill there, but more than 30 tons of improper material was found buried at the site, which is owned by the city.