By Eric Schwartzberg, Staff Writer LIBERTY TWP. — Construction crews “topped out” an indoor skydiving chain’s first Ohio bodyflight location Tuesday with one of its highest beams ahead of a planned late spring opening.The new iFLY Cincinnati in Butler County’s Liberty Twp. is expected to open on the outskirts of the $350 million mixed-use Liberty Center complex. iFLY has 48 locations worldwide and 36 locations throughout the United States, according to Anthony Thompson, project manager for iFLY, which is based in Austin, Texas. MORE POPULAR STORIES: Butler County Sheriff Jones asks former presidents Bush, Obama to help re-open the government The experiential entertainment company chose Butler County for its next location because it did not have a facility in this part of the country, Thompson said. Recommended for you Recommended for you Recommended for you Most read 1 Miami County vows investigation into uncounted votes 2 … [Read more...] about Ohio’s first indoor skydiving business is closer to opening in Liberty Twp. Here’s why that’s important for the area.
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Fourteen years before the lump appeared on his neck, Nelson Lum’s San Francisco police unit was transferred to a new office in an unexpected location: the former Hunters Point Naval Shipyard. The shipyard is a federal Superfund waste site. By definition, it’s one of the most contaminated places in the country, tainted by radioactivity, heavy metals and other pollution. But in 1996, the toxic land offered what few places in San Francisco could: lots of space for a low price. That year, the city decided to lease a large, empty building owned by the Navy for below-market rates. Known only as Building 606, it became the new headquarters for some specialized police units, including the SWAT team, the bomb squad, the dirt-bike unit, the K-9 Unit and the crime lab. Before long, more than 100 officers and civilians were clocking in at the shipyard every day. More: Dangerous Ground Hunters Point Shipyard residents sue developer, citing Building paused as questions linger over … [Read more...] about Working in a wasteland
Sarah Bahr and Shari Rudavsky and Will Higgins Indianapolis Star Published 7:12 p.m. UTC Jul 11, 2018 Indiana is full of cool things to see and do. From must-try restaurants to off-the-beaten path destinations and road trips, here is the quintessential list of "must do" items to add to your Hoosier State bucket list. There's a lot to get through, so we've grouped the list by category, including: things to do (with kids and without); museums; arts and theater; restaurants; trails; sports venues; festivals and events; and road trips around the state. Things to do with kids Atomic Bowl Duckpin At Atomic Bowl Duckpin in Fountain Square, you’ll hurl a skee-ball sized bowling ball at pint-sized pins. Strikes and spares are hard to score, which is why you get three bowls on each turn instead of two. Scoring is a throwback to the pre-computer days — paper only (so brush up on your math skills or have your phone handy). … [Read more...] about Ultimate Indiana bucket list: 50+ things to do in Indianapolis and around the state
Lily Altavena Arizona Republic Published 1:50 p.m. UTC Jul 11, 2018 The neighborhood is pristine. Homes sit along a swirl of private roads in a gated community. Lawns are neatly groomed. On weekends, driveways showcase children's bikes and family cars. Lehi Crossing, a residential housing development off north Loop 202 near Val Vista Drive in Mesa, is the mirror image of many other newer Arizona housing developments. Except that the housing development's neighbor is an asphalt plant. Residents' growing discontent and activism could affect the future of the plant and development in the city. Official complaints about the plant, run by Vulcan Materials, to the Maricopa County Air Quality Department jumped from two in 2016 to 16 in 2017 to 135 in 2018, with 60 complaints in May alone. Nearly 100 neighbors are now part of a Facebook group about community health, with frequent posts about how bad the asphalt … [Read more...] about Controversy in the air as Mesa homeowners decry neighboring asphalt plant’s odors
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