by Paul Morgan & Janet Slater
Bruce Cortright and Mike Dresch may not be real detectives, but they play them on the trail.
The crime scene: a section of trail north of Loveland's Nisbet Park that is wet or icy much of the year, posing a safety hazard to trail users.
The suspect: an old drainage ditch and culvert, clogged long ago and now in hiding.
The investigation: Dave Diersing and Mike Egan lead a group of FLMSP volunteers who work several weeks clearing brush from the non-river side of the trail north of Loveland, starting at Cones Road and stretching 1/3rd of a mile north. To unsuspecting trail users, they have beautified the area; their real motive is to allow a backhoe to enter. . . More
Brian Bailey of Warren County Water & Sewer Dept. and Bruce Cortright of FLMSP prepare culvert for a water blast.