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Portion of Mad River Road to close for 3 days

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The southbound lane of Mad River Road
between Munger Road and Alex-Bell Road will be closed for the next three days,
starting Tuesday.

The Montgomery County Engineer’s Office says the closure is
necessary in order for DP&L to relocate utility poles along Mad River Road.

The northbound lane will remain open.

A detour will be posted that follows Alex-Bell Road to
McEwen Road to SR-725.

Wind pushes bricks from Dayton apartment building

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Late afternoon storms knocked bricks
off a Dayton apartment building Monday.

It happened around 5:30 pm at an apartment building in the
1100 block of Salem Avenue.

Regional dispatch tells 2 NEWS residents inside called 911
after masonry began to fall off the building during high winds.

No one was injured by the falling bricks and officials say the building did not have to be evacuated.

Orrington voters overwhelmingly endorse new public safety building

Orrington residents on Monday approved by a vote of 380 to 75 a proposal to construct a $2.85 million public safety building at the corner of Tupper and Center drives after rejecting a more expensive plan in December.

Thirty-four fewer voters cast ballots Monday than did seven months ago when residents rejected a $3.5 million proposal by a vote of 255-234 at a special town meeting.

Motorcyclist seriously injured after New Portland crash

A man was seriously injured after crashing his motorcycle Sunday evening in New Portland, according to police. He remains at a Lewiston hospital in critical condition.

Cedric Collins, 28, of New Portland was riding his 2016 Harley-Davidson motorcycle on Meadowbrook Road around 7:30 p.m. He apparently lost control while rapidly accelerating, causing the motorcycle to fishtail. Collins was ejected from his motorcycle and was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, according to Chief Deputy Michael Mitchell of the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office.

Firefighter quickly put out roof blaze at Old Town mill

Old Town firefighters quickly put out a roof fire Monday morning on a boiler building at the paper mill, which is in the process of restarting.

Firefighters saw flames on the roof of the boiler building when they arrived at about 10:30 a.m., according to Deputy Chief Chris Baker.

No equipment was damaged in the fire, but a portion of the roof will have to be replaced, he said.

Stepfather charged with killing 10-year-old Marissa Kennedy to plead guilty

The man accused of killing 10-year-old Marissa Kennedy will plead guilty to murder July 22, according to the clerk’s office at the Waldo County Judicial Center in Belfast. An assistant attorney general said Monday that prosecutors plan to push for a life sentence.

Julio Carrillo, 52, and his wife Sharon Carrillo, 34, are both charged with murder in the death of Sharon Carrillo’s 10-year-old daughter and Julio Carrillo’s stepdaughter in February 2018 in their Stockton Springs home.

Former Penobscot Nation rep dies at 67, ‘chose his values and his roots’ in fighting for tribes

Theodore “Wayne” Mitchell, the man who represented the Penobscot Nation in the Maine Legislature for four terms before helping the tribe assert its independence by leaving the State House, died Friday.

Mitchell, 67, “passed away peacefully after a long battle with illness,” according to his obituary.

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