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Smales is giving away free pretzels -- here’s how to get yours 

Published: Thursday, April 20, 2017 @ 6:00 AM

Smales Pretzel Bakery is making an offer you can really sink your teeth into. 

The iconic Dayton bakery, now in its  fifth generation, will celebrate National Pretzel Day on Wednesday, April 26 by giving away a free soft pretzel to all who visit the shop located at at 210 Xenia Ave.

 MORE: Dayton Classic lives on, fifth generation takes over at Smales Pretzel Bakery

Owner Emma Smales said no purchase is necessary, but she’s hoping the shop’s fresh-baked pretzels win new customers. 

“It is National Pretzel Day, the most important day of the year,” she said. “We want people to have a good Wednesday, to get through the rest of the week, and maybe bring in people who haven’t tried us before to get them hooked.”

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Pretzels are normally 90 cents each. 

Smales said there will be plenty to go around next Wednesday. 

The bakery bakes about 100 pretzels at time. 

“We will be making them until the end of the day,” she said. 

Smales opens at 7 a.m. and closes at 1 p.m. 

>> MORE: Local store says ‘yes’ to free pretzel on National Pretzel Day

The business was founded by her German-born great-great grandfather Rudie Schaaf in 1895 and refined by his daughter, for whom she is named.

Emma took over the family business last year and has made significant upgrades

Smales now accepts credit cards. 

Michelle Obama appeared at the BET Awards and Twitter can't handle it

Published: Monday, June 26, 2017 @ 7:58 AM

ORLANDO, FL - APRIL 27:  Former United States first lady Michelle Obama smiles during the AIA Conference on Architecture 2017 on April 27, 2017 in Orlando, Florida.  (Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images)
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Former first lady Michelle Obama made a cameo appearance via video message at Sunday night’s BET Awards and Twitter is still overflowing with feelings.

>> BET Awards 2017: Show photos

“Barack and I are so sorry that we can’t be there tonight in person,” she said as Chance The Rapper was honored with the Humanitarian Award, recognizing his activism and philanthropic work in Chicago. “But please know we are there with you in spirit and we are so incredibly proud of you, Chance.

>> BET Awards 2017: Red carpet arrivals

“We have known Chance and his family since he was a wee little baby rapper. It has been a thrill watching him come into his own in so many ways,” she continued. “In addition to making some really amazing music Chance has been taking that big, bright spotlight that follows him around and he’s shining it on young people in our hometown of Chicago.”

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The video clip, which highlights Chance’s work with the young people of Chicago and concludes with Obama’s remarks, is online here.

>> Watch the clip here

Twitter users working to process their emotions turned to GIF therapy:

“Time and again he has been standing up, speaking out and doing the work to get kids in our community the education they deserve,” the former first lady concluded. “With these passionate efforts, Chance is showing our young people that they matter, that they have something inside of them that is worthy of being expressed and that they have so much to contribute to their communities and to our country. Chance, you are an outstanding role model and an inspiration to all of us who care about our next generation. Because of you, countless young people will grow up believing in themselves, fulfilling their God-given potential and then reaching back and lifting up other people along the way.

>> BET Awards 2017: Complete winners list

“I can think of no greater legacy to leave. And I am thrilled to celebrate you here tonight and honored to call you my friend.”

BET Awards 2017: Complete winners list

Published: Sunday, June 25, 2017 @ 8:34 PM
Updated: Sunday, June 25, 2017 @ 11:54 PM

The 2017 BET Awards was star studded and filled with appearances from the biggest names in R&B, pop, hip hop and rap.

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Bruno Mars, Remy Ma, Cardi B, Fat Joe, Migos and more artists hit the stage at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. 

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Here is the full list of winners from the show.

WATCH: Xscape reunites for performance at BET Awards

Published: Monday, June 26, 2017 @ 2:33 AM

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25:  (L-R) Kandi Burruss, Tamika Scott, Tameka Cottle, and LaTocha Scott of Xscape perform onstage at 2017 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater on June 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for BET)
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Consider the Xscape reunion launched.

>> BET Awards 2017: Show photos

>> BET Awards 2017: Red carpet arrivals

Performing for the first time in 18 years, the original quartet of Kandi Burruss, LaTocha Scott, Tamika Scott and Tameka “Tiny” Harris hit the stage at the 2017 BET Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday.

>> Watch the performance here

Wearing various forms of sequins and sparkles, the ladies thrilled the crowd with a throwback medley of their '90s-era hits “Understanding,” “Who Can I Run To” and “Just Kickin’ It.”

>> BET Awards 2017: Complete winners list

The public return is the first step of the Xscape reunion roll-out.

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Bet you won’t guess which reality star is dating our Luke Kennard?

Published: Friday, June 23, 2017 @ 11:26 AM

A reality TV star is playing in a local grad’s court. 

Savannah Chrisley of the USA Network’s “Chrisley Knows Best” took to Instagram to brag about her hot boo, Franklin High School graduate Luke Kennard. 

  • savannahchrisleyYep y'all...he's my guy 😍 could not be more proud of him!! Thank you for choosing me @lukekennard5 ❤️ #nbabound🏀 #dukenation#myboyfriendishot

The Detroit Pistons picked Kennard 12th in the first round of the NBA draft Thursday. 

>> Franklin’s Luke Kennard drafted by Detroit Pistons in first round

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Kennard, a 2015 Franklin grad, played two seasons at Duke. 

Chrisley Knows Best premiered in 2014 and follows multimillionaires Julie and Todd Chrisley and their children Lindsie, Chase, Savannah and Grayson and 4-year-old granddaughter Chloe.

>> This ab-tastic Centerville grad cast in new sexy E! TV show 

And we're off!! Today's the day...to where it all changes!!! #nbadraft (Dress, Heels, and bag...all Gucci) @gucci

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