Church’s Chicken offers ‘happy hour’ prices for 65th birthday

Published: Thursday, April 20, 2017 @ 12:50 PM

The competition among chicken restaurants is getting hotter across the Miami Valley

Church’s Chicken is offering “happy hour” prices of 65 cents for fried chicken legs and thighs to celebrate its 65th anniversary from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. today, April 20, and tomorrow, April 21.

Dayton-area Church’s Chicken restaurants ARE participating in the promotion, employees told us.

Those locations are:

• 1113 N. Gettysburg Ave., Dayton

• 2443 N. Gettysburg Ave., Dayton

• 5711 N. Dixie Drive in Harrison Twp.

RELATED: Church’s Chicken closes 2 Dayton restaurants; 3 remain open (December 2016)

The “Happy (65th Anniversary) Hour” promotion is part of Church’s Chicken Customer Appreciation Days, officials with the chain said in a release.

There’s no limit on the number of legs or thighs purchased, but the offer is good only while supplies are available.

Robbery reported at James Free Jewelers

Published: Friday, December 15, 2017 @ 4:05 PM

JIM NOELKER / STAFF
JIM NOELKER / STAFF

Kettering police are investigating a reported robbery at James Free Jewelers on Far Hills Avenue this afternoon, according to police.

The robbery was reported around 3:40 p.m.

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Police are searching the surrounding neighborhood for a possible suspect.

We’re working to learn more.

Middletown father of 9 says ‘We are blessed’ as police deliver community’s donations

Published: Friday, December 15, 2017 @ 3:42 PM
Updated: Friday, December 15, 2017 @ 3:59 PM

Middletown police officers and detectives unloading a U-Haul full of presents for a middletown family

Andre Sanders, whose wife died Wednesday night, said he was overwhelmed by the outpouring a generosity shown by the Middletown community and beyond.

“I’m not from Middletown, but this makes me wish I was from Middletown,” Sanders said this aftternoon as Middletown detectives and police officers unloaded a U-Haul truck full of presents, groceries and appliances at the family’s home.

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“I thank everybody. This is a great community. They have come together to support us in our loss. If it wasn’t happening to me, I wouldn’t believe it. Just the way all of this has transpired and how we are being blessed,” he said.

Andre Sanders talks about his wife who was found dead Wednesday night in their Middletown home.

Sanders said his wife, Jimeta Sanders, 31, was battling drug addiction and had recently been in treatment.

She was found dead in the family’s kitchen Wednesday night by one of their nine children, he said.

Middletown Police Chief Rodney Muterspaw said the Butler County Coroner’s Office will determine the cause of death of Jimeta Sanders.

“Known drug dealers” were in the house in the 1400 block of Yankee Road on Wednesday and they left the woman to die, according to Muterspaw.

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Middletown officers spent about one hour Friday unloading a truck full of items, including a refrigerator, into the home. The officers also cleaned the home’s kitchen.

On Thursday morning, after the story of Jimeta Sanders’ death was posted on the Middletown police Facebook page, people dropped off items and money at the station.

MORE: ‘Overwhelming’ response for 9 Middletown children who found mother dead

Before his wife’s death, Sanders said all they wanted for Christmas was a refrigerator, stove and some toys for their children, ages 1-14.

2 arrested, accused of Dayton porch package thefts

Published: Friday, December 15, 2017 @ 8:19 AM

File image of package shipping facility.
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File image of package shipping facility.(Pixabay)

UPDATE @ 3:54 p.m.:

Police said they’ve arrested two people they believe are involved in a series of package thefts from porches in East Dayton Thursday.

The suspect’s identities were not released, however officers tracked the men down after a person reported a suspicious vehicle in their neighborhood.

The two men were arrested on John Glenn Road in Dayton and police said they found packages in their vehicle.

INITIAL REPORT:

A bearded man in a red hooded sweatshirt is stealing packages off of porches in Dayton. 

The man struck around 5:10 p.m. Dec. 14 in the 1600 block of Rosemont Boulevard. 

Minutes later around 5:24 p.m. he reportedly hit a second house around in the 3500 block of Cleveland Avenue. Both homes are within blocks of each other.

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In both cases the victims were alerted via phone applications to activity on their porches — backed up by video of the acts, according to police reports.

At the first house the caper got away with three packages — containing a pair of Giani Bernini boots, Christmas ornament and a Nike gym bag — valued at about $100.

The 27-year-old female victim in this incident on Rosemont told police she received a phone notification of activity on her front porch. She was able to review video that showed a male take three packages off her porch and get into the passenger side of a red convertible, according to the report.

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The suspect in both cases is described as a white male with a beard, wearing a gray zip jacket, red hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans. He was riding in a red, two-door convertible.

At the second home, the suspect stole a package containing only batteries

The 29-year-old male victim said he uses the phone app Ring Door Bells.

Woman accused of leaving son in car, near drugs, while she broke into house

Published: Friday, December 15, 2017 @ 9:40 AM

Woman Allegedly Breaks Into Home While Leaving Son In Car Near Drugs

woman left her son in a car near methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia while she broke into an empty residence, authorities said.

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A Forsyth County deputy apprehended Theresa Jean Bice, 39, when she was leaving the house through a rear window, sheriff’s spokesman Doug Rainwater said. The house was on Browns Bridge Road in Cumming.

The deputy, C.A. Miller, said he found the 4-year-old boy asleep near multiple baggies containing meth, a digital scale and glass smoking paraphernalia.

A basket containing DVDs and children’s toys was found in the house, according to the deputy. It’s unclear how long Bice was in the house.

She’s charged with burglary, possession of tools for the commission of a crime, possession of drug-related objects and possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, according to sheriff’s officials. She’s in the Forsyth County jail without bond.

At the time of this arrest, Bice was on probation for a shoplifting arrest in April.