One man dead and another injured after Clermont County crash


A man is dead and another is in the hospital after a two-vehicle crash in southern Clermont County on Tuesday night.

The wreck occurred at the intersection of state routes 756 and 743 in Washington Township about 8 p.m., according to the Batavia Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said.

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A news release from the Highway Partol said a preliminary investigation shows that a 2014 Dodge Avenger driven by 27-year-old Dakota Hulbert of Batavia was traveling southeast on State Route 756 when it was struck in the intersection at State Route 743 by a 2006 GMC Sierra driven by 32-year-old Bryan Brock of Moscow.

Brock had been traveling southwest on State Route 743.

Hulbert sustained serious injuries and was taken to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where he died, the release said.

The release said Robert Brewer II,

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What happens to discarded bikes from China’s sharing boom? Taxpayers pay to clear 25 million of them from bicycle graveyards

a group of people in a garden: A bicycle graveyard in Wuhan in 2018. Photo: Wu Guoyong

A bicycle graveyard in Wuhan in 2018. Photo: Wu Guoyong

Three years after China’s blooming bike-sharing economy wilted, local authorities are about to send the last of 25 million abandoned bicycles to recycling plants, pruning the remaining blight on cityscapes left behind by dozens of companies that have gone bust.

All the disused bicycles must be scrapped by the year’s end under a compulsory retirement scheme imposed by city councils to ensure safety. The costs of taking them off the streets and the bicycle graveyards are borne by taxpayers, as all but three remain from a crop of as many as 70 bike-sharing companies, each plying China’s streets with a different brightly coloured vehicle.

“Most bicycle graveyards have already gone,” said Wu Guoyong, a Shenzhen photographer who made a name for himself by using aerial drones to shoot dramatic pictures of abandoned bicycles piled into little mountains in almost every

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OPP respond to ‘car takeover’ after modified cars descend on Wasaga Beach

WASAGA BEACH, Ont. — Provincial police remained on the scene Sunday in an Ontario beach town where hundreds of motorists allegedly gathered this weekend.

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OPP Sgt. Jason Folz said the “car takeover” of Wasaga Beach, Ont., began Friday and continued early Sunday.


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He said there was no official head count, but he estimated “certainly hundreds or thousands of people” attended.

“Many, many, many,” Folz said by phone Sunday. “Too many for the town of Wasaga Beach.”

Police temporarily closed most routes into the town of about 20,000 residents Saturday night to prevent more people from arriving from outside the community.

Folz said the event is believed to be related to a larger car rally in the United States. Due to the pandemic-related border closure, the Canadian group decided to have a meet-up in Wasaga Beach, he said.

Folz said some vehicles were

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