Nick Blizzard

NICK BLIZZARD covers Miamisburg, Miami Twp., Moraine and West Carrollton. He’s reported on area suburbs for more than a decade.

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West Carrollton could lower fees to attract more food trucks
 A food truck license in West Carrollton will cost you more than $1,100 a year. And, if you want to sell your food on city land, tack on another $552. Some in the business contend the cost for a mobile food vendor’s license and the rules they are bound by in West Carrollton are driving operators away. Tim Gibbs, owner of Gibbs Old Tyme...

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A food truck license in West Carrollton will cost you more than $1,100 a year. And, if you want to sell your food on city land, tack on another $552. Some in the business contend the cost for a mobile food vendor’s license and the rules they are bound by in West Carrollton are driving operators away. Tim Gibbs, owner of Gibbs Old Tyme...
Classic Miamisburg movie theater plans gala to unveil sidewalk stars
 Miamisburg’s classic movie theater will hold its first gala fundraiser next month at the 98-year-old renovated downtown building. The Plaza Theatre’s “Celebration of Stars” event Oct. 21 will include live and silent auctions. The movie house, which closed in 1968, reopened on Christmas Day 2015 – 96 years after...

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Miamisburg’s classic movie theater will hold its first gala fundraiser next month at the 98-year-old renovated downtown building. The Plaza Theatre’s “Celebration of Stars” event Oct. 21 will include live and silent auctions. The movie house, which closed in 1968, reopened on Christmas Day 2015 – 96 years after...
Study: Business park best for Dayton land near airport in Miami Twp.
 A long-range study focusing on potential development of land near Dayton-Wright Brothers Airport outlines options that include a light industrial park housing at least 500,000 square feet of building space. The study commissioned by the Miami Twp.-Dayton Joint Economic Development District Board of Directors suggests three configurations...

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A long-range study focusing on potential development of land near Dayton-Wright Brothers Airport outlines options that include a light industrial park housing at least 500,000 square feet of building space. The study commissioned by the Miami Twp.-Dayton Joint Economic Development District Board of Directors suggests three configurations...
Jobs deal calls for Miami Twp. firm to move to Mound Business Park
 Miamisburg is offering a Miami Twp. company a tax credit package to move to the Mound Business Park, bringing 32 jobs and a payroll of about $1 million. Advance Service Technologies LLC is being offered a 45 percent tax credit over five years to move from 2225 Lyons Road to 885 Mound Road, according to the city. RELATED: Miamisburg incentive...

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Miamisburg is offering a Miami Twp. company a tax credit package to move to the Mound Business Park, bringing 32 jobs and a payroll of about $1 million. Advance Service Technologies LLC is being offered a 45 percent tax credit over five years to move from 2225 Lyons Road to 885 Mound Road, according to the city. RELATED: Miamisburg incentive...
Concept for Miami Crossing gateway interchange ‘good start’
 A conceptual plan for aesthetic and branding upgrades to the northern interstate gateway shared by Miami Twp. and Miamisburg is a “good start.” But officials want to lower the $3.1 million cost estimate for the entrance of the Miami Crossing District, formerly known as the Dayton Mall area, as they refine the plan and look to...

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A conceptual plan for aesthetic and branding upgrades to the northern interstate gateway shared by Miami Twp. and Miamisburg is a “good start.” But officials want to lower the $3.1 million cost estimate for the entrance of the Miami Crossing District, formerly known as the Dayton Mall area, as they refine the plan and look to...
West Carrollton school worker focus in student assault allegation
 A West Carrollton City School District worker is the focus of an assault allegation lodged by the father of a Moraine elementary school student. Marcus Harrison said he filed a police report Sunday, alleging a CF Holliday Elementary School intervention specialist on Friday grabbed his daughter by the arm after she said the child stole her...

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A West Carrollton City School District worker is the focus of an assault allegation lodged by the father of a Moraine elementary school student. Marcus Harrison said he filed a police report Sunday, alleging a CF Holliday Elementary School intervention specialist on Friday grabbed his daughter by the arm after she said the child stole her...
Are West Carrollton food truck rules driving away business?
 West Carrollton is looking to relax rules on food truck operators, who say the more than $1,100 cost for a mobile food vendor license is driving away business. The city is reviewing the fee structure and requirements after vendors questioned officials about the issue, contending the guidelines “are prohibitive and designed to discourage...

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West Carrollton is looking to relax rules on food truck operators, who say the more than $1,100 cost for a mobile food vendor license is driving away business. The city is reviewing the fee structure and requirements after vendors questioned officials about the issue, contending the guidelines “are prohibitive and designed to discourage...
Ohio State Alumni Band to take part in Miamisburg bicentennial parades
 Miamisburg’s bicentennial celebration next year will involve two parades, and several spots remain open, according to organizers. The community’s main celebration of its 200th birthday will be commemorated in mid-June 2018 with bookend parades on June 16 and June 23. RELATED: City marks start of 200th year Among those already...

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Miamisburg’s bicentennial celebration next year will involve two parades, and several spots remain open, according to organizers. The community’s main celebration of its 200th birthday will be commemorated in mid-June 2018 with bookend parades on June 16 and June 23. RELATED: City marks start of 200th year Among those already...
Study: Miami Twp. land near airport can capture defense, aviation jobs
 Land next to the Dayton-Wright Brothers Airport in Miami Twp. would be best suited for flex research and development, and light industrial uses, according to a study. The land – potentially more than 80 acres – “presents an excellent opportunity for the township to capitalize on the strong aviation and defense sectors present...

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Land next to the Dayton-Wright Brothers Airport in Miami Twp. would be best suited for flex research and development, and light industrial uses, according to a study. The land – potentially more than 80 acres – “presents an excellent opportunity for the township to capitalize on the strong aviation and defense sectors present...
Miamisburg, Teamsters dispute continues: What’s next?
 Fewer options remain to solve the contract dispute between the city and its largest union after Miamisburg’s rejection of a fact-finder’s report. One choice for the city, according to the head of the State Employment Relations Board, is submit its “last best offer” to the Teamsters Local Union No. 957. SERB Executive...

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Fewer options remain to solve the contract dispute between the city and its largest union after Miamisburg’s rejection of a fact-finder’s report. One choice for the city, according to the head of the State Employment Relations Board, is submit its “last best offer” to the Teamsters Local Union No. 957. SERB Executive...
West Carrollton bank robberies: 5 crimes in recent times
 Police in West Carrollton on Friday responded to report of a bank robbery on East Central Avenue near the city’s center. The Chase Bank location at 9 E. Central Ave. – where police were called to shortly after 1 p.m. Friday – has been robbed at least twice since 2014, and West Carrollton has witnessed at least three other...

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Police in West Carrollton on Friday responded to report of a bank robbery on East Central Avenue near the city’s center. The Chase Bank location at 9 E. Central Ave. – where police were called to shortly after 1 p.m. Friday – has been robbed at least twice since 2014, and West Carrollton has witnessed at least three other...