Beef O’Brady’s seeking to add up to 5 more Dayton-area locations

Published: Thursday, January 12, 2017 @ 6:00 AM

Beef O’Brady’s is looking to expand in the Dayton area, the sports-bar chain says. Photo from Beef O’Brady’s Beavercreek Facebook page

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s, which operates a sports pub on Seajay Drive in Beavercreek, is looking to expand its Dayton-area footprint by adding as many as five new locations in the next three to five years, a spokeswoman for the chain said.

Beef ‘O’Brady’s describes itself as a “family friendly sports pub” that offers a wide range of menu items including pizza, burgers and wings, accompanied by a variety of craft beers and cocktails. The chain is working on launching a number of new menu items this year, the spokeswoman said.

The qualifications that the chain is looking for in a prospective franchisee, according to its franchising web site, to open each franchise restaurant are:

• $ 250,000 in liquid assets

• A minimum net worth of $ 450,000

• An interest in becoming an integral part of the community

• A love of people and sports

• Strong work ethic

There is a franchise fee of $35,000 per location, and franchise owners pay 4 percent of adjusted gross sales in royalty and are assessed 2.3 percent of adjusted gross sales as a marketing fund contribution, the web site says.

A second Dayton-area Beef O’Brady’s operated for 10 years at 953 S. Main St. in Centerville until its franchise agreement expired in 2014, and its then-owner transitioned into an independent sports bar.

The Beavercreek location is owned and operated by franchisee Bill DeFries.

The Tampa-based Beef ‘O’ Brady’s chain operates more than 220 pubs in the U.S.

Preble County Sheriff’s Office investigates New Paris death 

Published: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 @ 10:17 AM
Updated: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 @ 10:45 AM

UPDATE @ 10:45 a.m. 

County property records show Travis Bourne owns the home where a deceased body was located on Cardinal Hill Drive in New Paris Wednesday morning.  

We are working to learn about this death. 

INITIAL REPORT @ 10:17 a.m. 

NEW PARIS — The Preble County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a death on Cardinal Hill Drive in New Paris. 

The county coroner’s office will perform an autopsy Wednesday morning. 

Check back for more information on this story. 

Wright State students plan protest of upcoming budget cuts

Published: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 @ 10:51 AM

            Wright State University’s “Education First Coalition” is planning a protest for the April 7 board of trustees meeting.

A group of Wright State University students and organizations will protest expected budget cuts and layoffs that could come to light at the April 7 board of trustees meeting.

Students are planning to march to the board’s committee meeting scheduled for 8 a.m. in the student union Apollo room, according to an event created on Facebook. The students call themselves Wright State’s “Education First Coalition.”

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The “March for Education” event page on Facebook calls for administrative budget cuts, the release of university audits, divestment from hedge funds, a moratorium on laying off faculty and no tuition increases, though a state tuition freeze has been in place for years.

For more than three weeks, the group has also been circulating a petition to save jobs that could be cut. The petition had more than 1,000 signatures as of March 20, according to a post on the group’s Facebook page.

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Wright State laid off 23 employees in October and more positions are expected to be cut in April. The university must trim $25 million from its fiscal year 2018 budget in order to regain its financial footing, officials have said.


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Teen, 14, killed in Dayton identified

Published: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 @ 7:42 PM

UPDATE @ 10:43 a.m. (March 29):

The teen police said was shot and killed on Wexford Place Tuesday night has been identified as James Banks, 14, of Dayton, the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office said.

The coroner’s office has not released a cause or manner of death yet.

UPDATE @9:17 a.m. March 29

The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office has confirmed they are investigating the death of a 14-year-old from an incident on Wexford Place.

The body of the victim is at the coroner’s office and an autopsy is expected to be conducted today to determine the teen’s cause and manner of death.

Police responded to a shooting Tuesday night in the 3000 block of Wexford Place. The 14-year-old victim was transported to Miami Valley Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

We’re working to get more information from police.

UPDATE @ 9:07 p.m.

A 14-year-old boy is at Miami Valley Hospital with life-threatening injuries after he was shot in Dayton Tuesday night, according to police. 

Police told our crew homicide detectives have been called to the scene in the 3000 block of Wexford Place. 

No witnesses have come forward at this point, according to police. 

We are working to learn the identity of the teenager and the circumstances that led to the shooting.

UPDATE @ 8:11 p.m.

Crime scene tape has been put up around at least three buildings of the Wexford, an apartment complex on Wexford Place. 

There is clothing on the ground, between two of the buildings. Investigators are on scene.


Police and medics are responding to a reported shooting in Dayton Tuesday night. 

Crews were dispatched to the 3000 block of Wexford Place around 7:32 p.m. 

Dispatchers said a 9-1-1 caller said a man was shot up to 8 times before as many as three men drove off in a car. 

We have a crew heading to the scene to learn more.

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Disney’s ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ sequel gets new title: ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’

Published: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 @ 10:43 AM

Time Inc.

Disney’s sequel to its 2012 Oscar-nominated animated comedy Wreck-It Ralph officially has a title and a release date. 

Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 is headed to the big screen on March 9, 2018, the studio announced Tuesday night during its presentation at CinemaCon.

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John C. Reilly (Ralph), Sarah Silverman (Vanellope von Schweetz), Jack McBrayer (Fix-It Felix), and Jane Lynch (Sergeant Calhoun) will all reprise their roles in the sequel. Fresh off their Oscar win for Zootopia, Rich Moore, who directed the first film, and Phil Johnston, who co-wrote the story, will direct the Ralph Breaks the Internet; producer Clark Spencer is also returning.

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“To take these characters we love and have them enter the enormous world of the internet has given us so much to explore,” Moore said in a statement. “Our production team has been hard at work designing a world that takes something we all think we know – the internet – but shows it in a whole new, imaginative way.”