MASON, Ohio (WDTN) - Members of the world’s largest ride enthusiast organization, the American Coaster Enthusiasts, were treated to a behind-the-scenes construction tour of the new Banshee roller coaster Sunday at Kings Island.
The $24 million ride will be the world’s longest inverted roller coaster when it debuts in April 2014.
Riders will scream their way through 4,124 feet of track and seven inversions at speeds up to 68 mph. After plunging down a 150-foot first drop, riders will go through a Curved Drop, Dive Loop, a loop interacting with the lift, Zero-G-Roll, Batwing, Outside Loop,Spiral, In-Line Roll and Carousel.
Founded in 1978, the American Coaster Enthusiasts is a non-profit organization of more than 5,000 members from 16 countries.
Riverside residents met with the Ohio EPA and Ohio Department of Health after concerns of toxic chemicals could be polluting their homes.
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.