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 wants land near I-75 for proposed entertainment district
 West Carrollton plans to buy more land near Interstate 75 and the Great Miami River for nearly $500,000, expanding its control and development options for an approved entertainment district. The city is looking to buy two small pieces of riverfront property, giving it about five contiguous acres near I-75’s Exit 47 on the Great Miami...

Posted: 6 hours ago

West Carrollton plans to buy more land near Interstate 75 and the Great Miami River for nearly $500,000, expanding its control and development options for an approved entertainment district. The city is looking to buy two small pieces of riverfront property, giving it about five contiguous acres near I-75’s Exit 47 on the Great Miami...
Power issues test patience as crews plan to work through weekend
 Utility crews plan to continue working through the weekend to restore power to thousands of customers affected by Thursday morning’s ice storms that caused damage, outages and other effects that will last for several days. As many 78,000 of the DP&L’s customers were affected by this week’s ice storm that was linked to one...

Posted: 2 days ago

Utility crews plan to continue working through the weekend to restore power to thousands of customers affected by Thursday morning’s ice storms that caused damage, outages and other effects that will last for several days. As many 78,000 of the DP&L’s customers were affected by this week’s ice storm that was linked to one...
Lasting power outages may be part of ice storm’s aftermath
 The season’s first ice storm that hit the Dayton area this week is being linked to a driving fatality and widespread power outages – including at some schools - that could last for days. As many as 51,000 DP&L customers were reportedly without power Thursday, prompting the utility to make a call for mutual aid to assist more 800...

Posted: 3 days ago

The season’s first ice storm that hit the Dayton area this week is being linked to a driving fatality and widespread power outages – including at some schools - that could last for days. As many as 51,000 DP&L customers were reportedly without power Thursday, prompting the utility to make a call for mutual aid to assist more 800...
Power issues causing area schools to dismiss early
 Dayton and Kettering have closed schools, and others are dismissing early as area districts are dealing with power issues. Four Dayton Public Schools closed this morning due to lack of power, said Superintendent Elizabeth Lolli. Belmont, Horace Mann, Cleveland and River’s Edge have cancelled classes. But as of 10 a.m., power had been...

Posted: 3 days ago

Dayton and Kettering have closed schools, and others are dismissing early as area districts are dealing with power issues. Four Dayton Public Schools closed this morning due to lack of power, said Superintendent Elizabeth Lolli. Belmont, Horace Mann, Cleveland and River’s Edge have cancelled classes. But as of 10 a.m., power had been...
Power outages part of ice storm’s aftermath
 The season’s first ice storm that hit the area this week was linked to widespread power outages — including at some schools and government offices. At one time, more than 15,000 Duke Energy customers in Butler County and more than 29,000 in Hamilton County were reportedly without power Thursday. In Hamilton, crews worked to clear...

Posted: 3 days ago

The season’s first ice storm that hit the area this week was linked to widespread power outages — including at some schools and government offices. At one time, more than 15,000 Duke Energy customers in Butler County and more than 29,000 in Hamilton County were reportedly without power Thursday. In Hamilton, crews worked to clear...
DP&L: Only 40 customers without power from Thursday ice storms
 Only 40 DP&L customers remain without power after Thursdays ice storm, according to the outage map. There are currently 252 DP&L customers remaining without power after Thursdays ice storm, according to the outage map. Those outages include: Greene County - 86
Montgomery County - 148
Preble County - 3
Miami County - 2 ...

Posted: 3 days ago

Only 40 DP&L customers remain without power after Thursdays ice storm, according to the outage map. There are currently 252 DP&L customers remaining without power after Thursdays ice storm, according to the outage map. Those outages include: Greene County - 86 Montgomery County - 148 Preble County - 3 Miami County - 2 ...
Land sale paves way for 7-acre sand volleyball, restaurant/bar complex in West Carrollton
 Area volleyball enthusiasts and those wanting more entertainment options may have a 7-acre complex to check out in West Carrollton by this time next year. The city is seeking by the end of the year to close on a deal to sell the land at 220 W. Central Ave. to Spike-It LLC, which wants to build a $4.5 million complex with sand volleyball courts...

Posted: 3 days ago

Area volleyball enthusiasts and those wanting more entertainment options may have a 7-acre complex to check out in West Carrollton by this time next year. The city is seeking by the end of the year to close on a deal to sell the land at 220 W. Central Ave. to Spike-It LLC, which wants to build a $4.5 million complex with sand volleyball courts...
West Carrollton to buy more land along river for entertainment district
 West Carrollton is moving to buy more land near the Great Miami River that is part of an expansive entertainment district. The city wants to purchase two properties on Marina Drive across the street from the former Carrollton Plaza, which is being torn down with the aim of making the 13.75-acre site an anchor for the Miami Bend Entertainment...

Posted: 4 days ago

West Carrollton is moving to buy more land near the Great Miami River that is part of an expansive entertainment district. The city wants to purchase two properties on Marina Drive across the street from the former Carrollton Plaza, which is being torn down with the aim of making the 13.75-acre site an anchor for the Miami Bend Entertainment...
Pedestrian killed on Ohio 741: Driver saw man ‘walking toward cars’
 Motorists on Ohio 741 Monday night said they saw a man in the middle of the street “walking toward cars” that narrowly avoided hitting him shortly before a man was killed. Brandon A. Spearman, 29, of Dayton, was fatally struck on the state route — also called Springboro Pike — by an SUV about 7:50 p.m. near Cox Arboretum...

Posted: 4 days ago

Motorists on Ohio 741 Monday night said they saw a man in the middle of the street “walking toward cars” that narrowly avoided hitting him shortly before a man was killed. Brandon A. Spearman, 29, of Dayton, was fatally struck on the state route — also called Springboro Pike — by an SUV about 7:50 p.m. near Cox Arboretum...
Off-duty officer arrest: 4 other times law enforcement officials have faced issues
 The weekend arrest of an Dayton police officer was the latest incident in which area law enforcement officials have been suspected of a crime. Torrence Edward Laprath, 33, was booked into the Montgomery County Jail early Sunday morning after he allegedly burglarized a house while intoxicated in the 4700 block of Strathaven Drive, thinking...

Posted: 4 days ago

The weekend arrest of an Dayton police officer was the latest incident in which area law enforcement officials have been suspected of a crime. Torrence Edward Laprath, 33, was booked into the Montgomery County Jail early Sunday morning after he allegedly burglarized a house while intoxicated in the 4700 block of Strathaven Drive, thinking...
West Carrollton expected to approve deal to bring volleyball complex and bar/restaurant to city
 An agreement that would allow a $4.5 million complex local officials say will add jobs and attract hundreds to West Carrollton nightly is expected to be approved tonight. A deal to sell seven acres to Spike-It LLC, a Cincinnati firm wanting to build an 82,000-square-foot, indoor/outdoor volleyball facility with 17 sand courts, a restaurant/bar...

Posted: 5 days ago

An agreement that would allow a $4.5 million complex local officials say will add jobs and attract hundreds to West Carrollton nightly is expected to be approved tonight. A deal to sell seven acres to Spike-It LLC, a Cincinnati firm wanting to build an 82,000-square-foot, indoor/outdoor volleyball facility with 17 sand courts, a restaurant/bar...