Tuesday, May 21 2013 11:02 PM EDT2013-05-22 03:02:49 GMT
Does population have anything to do with tornadoes and the damage they leave behind? Or, are storms getting stronger? Take a look around Butler County. It's no secret the area is growing and developing.Full Story >
Does population have anything to do with tornadoes and the damage they leave behind? Or, are storms getting stronger?Full Story >
West Chester residents got the chance to sound off on Monday about the proposed building of a Kroger in their neighborhood.
Silverman & Company, a developer based in Blue Ash, wants to build a shopping center that would feature a 130,000-square-foot Kroger Marketplace.
It would be located at the corner of Tylersville Road and State Route 747, which is currently a cornfield. However, in order to build the shopping center, a change in the zoning of the land is needed.
The developer argues the shopping center and Kroger Marketplace will benefit the community, while some residents who oppose say it could bring more noise, traffic and safety concerns to the area.
Marsha Erickson says she and many of her neighbors along Wethersfield Drive are against the proposed idea because a shopping center taking up over 35 acres of land will only add to nearby congestion on the roads.
"That's just going to increase traffic like crazy, which makes it very dangerous for the kids in the area, and the joggers, and people walking their dogs," said Erickson.
Currently, the land is zoned for community mixed use or residential transition. In order to move a shopping center in, the developer needs to get the zoning changed to commercial planned unit development.
"A lot of the folks here really want to support Kroger and the brand, but they're not giving us a whole lot to hold onto in terms of their support for the neighborhood," said Challis Hodge, West Chester resident.
Hodge was instrumental in starting a Facebook page against this new Kroger Marketplace.
"We moved in believing that the way this neighborhood existed would continue to be the case, and we'd be protected from this type of thing," said Hodge.
FOX19 reached out to Tim Burgoyne, an executive with Silverman & Company, and he said in a statement:
We're looking forward to this opportunity and excited about what this shopping center could do for the development of the surrounding area.
The Zoning Commission will ultimately send its recommendation to the West Chester Board of Trustees, who will make the final decision.
If the plan is approved, the Kroger would likely be completed in early 2014.
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:36:49 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundFull Story >
Dozens of people have died after a second day of tornadoes twisted through Oklahoma, this time taking aim at the town of Moore, south of Oklahoma City.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 9:15 PM EDT2013-05-21 01:15:38 GMT
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon. Starting out as a classic funnel it quickly became a giant half-mile wide wedge tornado as it proceeded east north eastFull Story >
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 9:44 AM EDT2013-05-21 13:44:48 GMT
Eastbound 275 is closed this morning at the Kellogg due to a roll-over accident with an entrapment. The one car accident happened just after 3A-M. The car landed in the median. One person was takenFull Story >
Officers say speed and alcohol are suspected to be factors in the crash. Jones was wearing his seatbelt. Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 5:35 PM EDT2013-05-20 21:35:49 GMT
(RNN) - On May 3, 1999, an F5 tornado touched down near Chickasha, OK and cut northeast through the state before dissipating near Midwest City, OK.Monday's tornado that devastated Moore, OK closely followedFull Story >
In 1999, Oklahoma City saw an F5 tornado that caused more than $1 billion in damage. Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 6:22 AM EDT2013-05-21 10:22:59 GMT
Cincinnati Firefighters are responding to a fire in the 1800 of Jackson Street in Lincoln Heights. Witnesses reported seeing flames on the back side of the building. The location was known as "The SugarFull Story >
Crews from Woodlawn, Evendale and Wyoming are on the scene. The fire is out but the building is still smoking. Full Story >
A 23-year-old father is charged after allowing his 9-year-old daughter to drive. Police were called to the parking lot of Headland's State Park in Painesville Township on Sunday around 10:15 p.m. afterFull Story >
A Lake County, Ohio father is charged after allowing his 9-year-old daughter to drive.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 10:39 PM EDT2013-05-21 02:39:58 GMT
Police are looking for the suspects who robbed the Fresh Market in Oakley. It happened just before 10 p.m. Monday night at the location on Madison Road. Initial reports are that two men with guns enteredFull Story >
Police are looking for the suspects who robbed the Fresh Market in Oakley.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 10:00 PM EDT2013-05-21 02:00:13 GMT
Bonnie Esrig worked for the IRS for 38 years, many of which were spent in the Cincinnati field office. She retired in January 2013 as an Area Manager in Exempt Organizations Determinations. Esrig saysFull Story >
Bonnie Esrig worked for the IRS for 38 years, many of which were spent in the Cincinnati field office.Full Story >
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