DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) - Montgomery and Miami counties are teaming up to dispose of solid waste.
A new joint agreement was made official Tuesday. It will save Montgomery County $15 million and save Miami County $5 million over the next five years.
Up to 85,000 tons of waste from Montgomery County will be dumped annually at the Stony Hollow Landfill in Dayton while the remaining 285,000 tons from both counties will be disposed of at the Cherokee Run Landfill in Bellefontaine.
"The Montgomery County Commission is committed to exploring any possible tax-saving collaboration with other local governments. We all serve our citizens better if we work together to save money. This agreement shows the tangible benefits. Our citizens save $15 million dollars and Miami County citizens enjoy substantial savings, too. This is how governments can work smarter," said Montgomery County Commissioner Judy Dodge.
"This will greatly reduce the transportation costs associated with disposing of solid waste at more distant landfills and it will decrease pollution as well," said Miami County Commissioner John W. O'Brien.
The Darke County Sheriff's Office was busy responding to several weather-related crashes Tuesday night. Deputies say many of the main roads are clear but most of the secondary streets are caked in ice and snow.
2 NEWS has confirmed Deb Piotrowski will leave her position with Xenia Community Schools.
Bobby Smith, 20, of Miami Township was found dead in front of an apartment building in the 1300 block of Camphill Way around 12:15 a.m.
A plan to build a $22-million dollar sports complex next door to the new music center was approved at Tuesday night's Huber Heights City Planning Commission meeting.
A meeting is underway right now to determine whether the fairgrounds will move to a new location.