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Houston, I Have A Problem: Potholes plagued Evendale access road

Posted: 7:16 PM, Jan 02, 2018
Updated: 2018-01-02 19:16:17-05

Ryan Houston helps solve your problems in "Houston, I Have A Problem."

EVENDALE, Ohio -- An access road in Evendale full of potholes was a headache for drivers for years, until 9 On Your Side started asking about the issue.

Army veteran Jim Siuda travels the road near the intersection of Glendale Milford Road and Reading Road weekly. He hates the road so much that he emailed us for help last summer.

"I've been coming here for 25 years, and they never have done anything to this street since it was installed," Siuda said. "And the potholes are just getting bigger and bigger, and they can swallow up a truck."

We went out and walked the road with Siuda. Using a tape measure, we found one of the potholes was at least 9 feet wide. 

That's when we contacted the Village of Evendale. Officials sent us paperwork showing they sent a letter to four businesses that are responsible for upkeep of the road. Officials cited the businesses, saying they violated the village code.

Village officials ordered the businesses to fix the road in August. In September, it was still full of potholes.

After we left, employees at the nearby Burger King told us a crew was out fixing the road. We went back and found the potholes had been fixed. Three of the businesses had paid for it. 

We won't always be able to solve every issue, but we hope to make our community a better place one problem at a time.

Have a problem and need some help? Let us know and we may include it on a future edition of "Houston, I Have A problem." Email ryan.houston@wcpo.com or call 513-852-4976.