Chris Stewart

Chris Stewart is a reporter for Cox Media Group Ohio.

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What does it mean? All that paint on sidewalks and streets 
 All those colored lines you see spray painted on the ground, streets and sidewalks typically mean one thing: someone’s going to start digging.  Each color tips off a worker to what’s underground. The lines identify where underground utilities run so those excavating nearby don’t hit a line and knock out phone service...

Posted: 2 days ago

All those colored lines you see spray painted on the ground, streets and sidewalks typically mean one thing: someone’s going to start digging.  Each color tips off a worker to what’s underground. The lines identify where underground utilities run so those excavating nearby don’t hit a line and knock out phone service...
Take this key step to stay safe during spring yard work
 As homeowners begin digging into their yards this spring, they might tear into something else — buried utilities that can pose extraordinary danger. That’s why local safety experts urged residents — and businesses — to call 8-1-1 before they dig. “There’s a lot of stuff in the ground just in your yard that...

Posted: 4 days ago

As homeowners begin digging into their yards this spring, they might tear into something else — buried utilities that can pose extraordinary danger. That’s why local safety experts urged residents — and businesses — to call 8-1-1 before they dig. “There’s a lot of stuff in the ground just in your yard that...
U.S. attacks Syria: What will happen next?
 U.S., British and French airstrikes on Syrian chemical weapons facilities were returned by only heated Russian rhetoric on Saturday, easing fears of an immediately escalating conflict. The strikes were generally supported by allies and Ohio lawmakers. RELATED: Trump claims success in Syria, but chemical weapons remain The more than 100 cruise...

Posted: 4 days ago

U.S., British and French airstrikes on Syrian chemical weapons facilities were returned by only heated Russian rhetoric on Saturday, easing fears of an immediately escalating conflict. The strikes were generally supported by allies and Ohio lawmakers. RELATED: Trump claims success in Syria, but chemical weapons remain The more than 100 cruise...
Nuisance hotel in Harrison Twp. to meet wrecking ball
 A problem hotel at 3636 N. Dixie Drive that’s gone by many names — including the North Plaza Inn, which once had nearly 2,000 sheriff’s dispatch calls in a span of two-and-a-half years — will be torn down beginning Tuesday. Harrison Twp. was able get the blighted property declared a nuisance by the courts through emergency...

Posted: 5 days ago

A problem hotel at 3636 N. Dixie Drive that’s gone by many names — including the North Plaza Inn, which once had nearly 2,000 sheriff’s dispatch calls in a span of two-and-a-half years — will be torn down beginning Tuesday. Harrison Twp. was able get the blighted property declared a nuisance by the courts through emergency...
Eyesore no more? 4 big-picture proposals for long-ago amusement park site
 The public got a look Thursday night at several redevelopment plan options for a 54-acre tract of Harrison Twp. that once thrived as a center of amusement, then as a shopping center that declined in recent decades and saw its buildings leveled more recently. Four big-picture proposals for the Forest Park site offered broad themes in which...

Posted: 6 days ago

The public got a look Thursday night at several redevelopment plan options for a 54-acre tract of Harrison Twp. that once thrived as a center of amusement, then as a shopping center that declined in recent decades and saw its buildings leveled more recently. Four big-picture proposals for the Forest Park site offered broad themes in which...
Montgomery County to spend $100K to study jail operations after lawsuits
 Montgomery County commissioners on Tuesday approved money for a new study that will examine the county jail facilities as well as operations, policies and procedures with the goal of eliminating future lawsuits by inmates based on claims of mistreatment. CGL Companies will be paid $100,245 to perform the study for the Justice Advisory...

Posted: 8 days ago

Montgomery County commissioners on Tuesday approved money for a new study that will examine the county jail facilities as well as operations, policies and procedures with the goal of eliminating future lawsuits by inmates based on claims of mistreatment. CGL Companies will be paid $100,245 to perform the study for the Justice Advisory...
County jail commission member welcomes people ‘asking those hard questions’
 A committee looking into conditions at the Montgomery County Jail passed a “major hurdle” Tuesday when county commissioners approved money for a new study. But some – including the sheriff who runs the jail — say the Justice Advisory Committee has made little progress since it was formed last year in response to a...

Posted: 8 days ago

A committee looking into conditions at the Montgomery County Jail passed a “major hurdle” Tuesday when county commissioners approved money for a new study. But some – including the sheriff who runs the jail — say the Justice Advisory Committee has made little progress since it was formed last year in response to a...
Clark County’s top state highway projects of 2018
 Clark County motorists will likely encounter one of the region’s larger state highway construction projects later this summer when Ohio Department of Transportation contractors begin work on a $43 million Interstate 70 widening project. RELATED: Dayton-to-Columbus I-70 bottleneck getting $43M fix  ODOT will spend another $16.4...

Posted: 13 days ago

Clark County motorists will likely encounter one of the region’s larger state highway construction projects later this summer when Ohio Department of Transportation contractors begin work on a $43 million Interstate 70 widening project. RELATED: Dayton-to-Columbus I-70 bottleneck getting $43M fix  ODOT will spend another $16.4...
Miami County: Where will you run into construction this summer?
 While many Miami County motorists will likely encounter some of region’s larger highway construction projects traveling outside the county this summer, the Ohio Department of Transportation is also funding projects within Miami County. ODOT is spending a little more than $7 million on eight projects in Miami County this year, according...

Posted: 13 days ago

While many Miami County motorists will likely encounter some of region’s larger highway construction projects traveling outside the county this summer, the Ohio Department of Transportation is also funding projects within Miami County. ODOT is spending a little more than $7 million on eight projects in Miami County this year, according...