Owner of Tri-State waste-hauling business indicted

Owner of Tri-State waste-hauling business indicted
A Milford man has been indicted for illegally operating dump facilities. (Source: Ohio Attorney General's Office)

BATAVIA, Ohio (FOX19) - A Milford man has been indicted for operating unlicensed waste facilities in Clermont County, Ohio, Attorney General Dave Yost announced Monday.

Donald Combs, 52, is indicted on 12 charges, including illegal open dumping or burning, illegal operation of a solid waster facility without a license and illegally causing or allowing air pollution.

Combs pleaded not guilty to the charges at his arraignment Monday in Clermont County Common Pleas Court.

According to Yost, Combs allegedly operated the facilities at 1779 Parker Road and 1503 S.R. 28 in Goshen Township from May 2017-February 2020. His waste hauling business allegedly dumped solid waste and construction and demolition debris at both sites.

He also is accused of storing more than 100 scrap tires at the property.

Combs allegedly set fire to the solid waste materials in March 2018, polluting the air of a residential neighborhood, Yost says.

Yost’s office investigated the case in partnership with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency’s Special Investigations Unit and the Goshen Township Fire Department.

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