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Apr 17

Water Line and Street Improvements

Posted on April 17, 2017 at 12:13 PM by Laura Oldham

2016 Street Project Map Update from April 17, 2017

A notice went out today to residents with the following information regarding upcoming road closures: 

Elmwood Avenue will be closed on April 24 and 25 and May 1 and 2. Elmwood will be closed between the hours of 7:00 am and 6:00 pm.

Broadview Avenue will be closed on April 24, 25 and 26 and on May 1 and 2. Broadview will be closed between the hours of 7:00 am and 6:00 pm.

Kramer Avenue will be closed on April 25 and 27 as well as May 2 and 3. Kramer will be closed between the hours of 7:00 am and 6:00 pm.

All vehicles need to be off the road during these days so the road can be repaired. Any vehicles remaining on the road during the hours listed will be towed away at the owner’s expense. There will be no traffic allowed on this road during these times.

If you have a special circumstance such as delivery of medical supplies, or if you or any member of your family needs special assistance or assistance with mobility, please contact us so that we can accommodate your needs during this portion of the construction project. We understand that this could be an inconvenience and we will do everything possible to minimize the disruption.

Fields Excavating, Inc.
177 Township Road 191
Kitts Hill, OH 45645
(740) 532-1780  

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Apr 12

Tire thief caught

Posted on April 12, 2017 at 9:44 AM by Laura Oldham

On April 11, 2017, at approximately 2:42pm, officers were dispatched to the 800 block of Grandview Ave regarding an individual that was acting suspicious in a business parking lot. Officers located the person, later identified as Jason Christian, DOB 11/20/1984. Christian was in the process of removing lug nuts off of a parked vehicle. He attempted to leave when officers were observed approaching but was quickly detained. Christian is a known theft suspect in Grandview Heights and other neighboring jurisdictions.

Two tires with rims and several cement blocks were observed in the back seat of the vehicle that Christian was driving. A vehicle was located behind a nearby business that was sitting on cement blocks and two of the tires had been removed. The tires that were in Christian’s back seat matched the other two tires on the vehicle. The victim reported that he had just purchased the tires less than two weeks ago.

Christian was interviewed and admitted to stealing the tires. In addition, prior to committing this theft offense, Christian was at the Grandview Heights municipal building where he had a 1:00pm mayor’s court hearing for a previously issued traffic violation.

Christian was charged with one count of theft and one count of possessing criminal tools, both felonies of the 5th degree.
Jason Christian


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Apr 07

Indictment filed for Involuntary Manslaughter

Posted on April 7, 2017 at 2:04 PM by Laura Oldham

In coordination with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and the Franklin County Prosecutor’s Office, the Grandview Heights Police Department would like to announce the indictment of Cory McDowell, 46, to the following criminal charges:

• Involuntary Manslaughter, felony, 1st degree
• Corrupting Another with Drugs, felony, 2nd degree
• Aggravated Drug Trafficking, felony, 4th degree
• Trafficking Drugs, felony, 5th degree (2 counts)
• Possession of Drugs, felony, 4th degree
• Aggravated Possession of drugs, felony, 5th degree

The indictment was filed due to an investigation into a suspected opiate overdose that included the use of fentanyl on January 7, 2017, in the 1300 block of W. First Ave in Grandview Heights, Ohio. The victim, Ronald R. Ireson, 33, passed away on January 13, 2017, nearly a week after the overdose.

As a direct result of the investigation, a narcotics search warrant was conducted on March 16, 2017, at the residence of Cory McDowell, 4181 Colby Ave, Columbus, Ohio. Evidence of drug trafficking was observed in the residence, as well as, the possession of fentanyl.

The Grandview Heights Police Department would like to express our gratitude to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, and especially to the members of the H.O.P.E (Heroin Overdose Prevention & Education) Task Force who assisted in the investigation with additional personnel and expertise. In addition, our police department will now be partnering with the H.O.P.E Task Force and the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office in an effort to link survivors of an overdose with healthcare services while also vigorously pursuing those responsible for furnishing narcotics.

Any questions or comments may be directed to Sgt. Ryan Starns at the Grandview Heights Police Department at 614-488-7901.

Cory-McDowell Ronald-Ireson

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