Thursday, February 7 2013 7:11 AM EST2013-02-07 12:11:07 GMT
A proposed expressway could run straight through the Village of Mariemont. Furthermore, a popular 80 acre park would also be affected, leaving residents very upset.The Eastern Corridor Project is a $1.4Full Story >
A proposed expressway could run straight through the Village of Mariemont. Furthermore, a popular 80 acre park leaving residents very upset.Full Story >
Tuesday, January 22 2013 11:05 PM EST2013-01-23 04:05:45 GMT
Officials with the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) traveled to Mariemont on Tuesday. Their visit was to hear public comments about a proposal that will take the Eastern Corridor project throughFull Story >
Officials with the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) traveled to Mariemont on Tuesday. Their visit was to hear public comments about a proposal that will take the Eastern Corridor project through the Village of Mariemont.Full Story >
Tuesday, July 29 2014 1:02 PM EDT2014-07-29 17:02:44 GMT
The NCAA has agreed to settle a class-action head injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing...Full Story >
The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football,...Full Story >
Tuesday, July 29 2014 1:00 PM EDT2014-07-29 17:00:14 GMT
Israeli aircraft, tanks and navy gunboats pounded symbols of Hamas control in Gaza City in the heaviest night of bombardment in three weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting.Full Story >
Israel on Tuesday unleashed its heaviest bombardment in a 3-week-old war against Hamas, striking symbols of the militant group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that Palestinian officials said shut down the...Full Story >
Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:39 PM EDT2014-07-29 16:39:24 GMT
European Union ambassadors are meeting to discuss a dramatic toughening of the trade bloc's sanctions against Russia.Full Story >
Frustrated by the apparent ineffectiveness of previous sanctions and outraged by the deaths of 298 people aboard the Malaysia Airlines plane downed over eastern Ukraine, the European Union adopted tough new economic...Full Story >
Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:37 PM EDT2014-07-29 16:37:19 GMT
A flight headed for Dayton had to make an emergency landing Monday night. Delta Flight 6093 left from LaGuardia Airport (LGA) around 9 a.m., according to Flight Aware. It was originally supposed to takeFull Story >
A flight headed for Dayton had to make an emergency landing Monday night.Full Story >
MARIEMONT, OH (FOX19) -
Founded in the 1920's, Mariemont is a historical part of Hamilton County with a hometown charm. Residents now fear that charm will disappear if the state gets their way.
The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is planning to relocate State Route 32 near South 80 Trail so it connects to Red Bank Road.
It's a project that residents say will scar the village.
"A new highway in the valley will destroy our view of the concourse, and the noise pollution near these beautiful houses and neighborhoods would be completely destroyed," said Mayor Dan Policastro.
The National Trust for Historical Preservation has named Mariemont as among the nation's 11 most endangered historic places.
Mayor Policastro says, "We are grateful the national trust took the time to understand our issues and they agree."
It's a move village leaders and preservationists hope will protect their land.
In our commitment to balanced news, we spoke with ODOT Public Information Officer Sharon Smigielski, who says they "acknowledge and respect Mariemont's concerns," and are listening to the complaints.
"We are required by NEPA to examine these resources and avoid and mitigate anything that would impact these resources," she tells FOX19.
Smigielski says the connector would not impact the village, but rather help with traffic.
"It may not go through Mariemont, but if we chose the area they're concerned about, it would not impact their business or residence."
ODOT officials say they are still in planning phases. They hope to have an alternative plan selected by 2014, as well as considering not building at all.
Monday, July 28 2014 6:12 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:12:32 GMT
Damage was reported in several areas of Highland County Sunday night after a strong storm went through the area. According to the National Weather Service, numerous trees and power lines were blown downFull Story >
Damage was reported in several areas of Highland County Sunday night after a strong storm went through the area.Full Story >