Gamer cafe in the works near the Dayton Mall

Published: Friday, June 02, 2017 @ 12:45 PM

Board-game-themed cafe in the works near the Dayton Mall

A board game-themed café and store is in the early stages of development near the Dayton Mall.

The new business called “Cardboard Crowns” is scheduled to open at 147 N. Springboro Pike, in the Corners at the Mall retail center off Ohio 741 that also includes ALDI and Ollie’s Bargain Outlet. Construction work is underway on the retail center’s exterior.

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Founder Ben T. Adams of Dayton said Cardboard Crowns will be Dayton’s first full-service board game café, and he promised more details on the project perhaps as early as next week. He has applied for a full liquor license for the space.

“We are very excited to be growing the board-gaming hobby in Dayton,” Adams told this news outlet via email.

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Kettering gamer bar “D20: A Bar with Characters” opened to an enthusiastic response in December at 2144 E. Whipp Road in the Oak Creek Plaza. It serves craft beer and does not have a food menu.

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Neon sign sparks small fire outside Quincy’s in Dayton

Published: Saturday, February 24, 2018 @ 4:58 AM
Updated: Saturday, February 24, 2018 @ 5:16 AM

A neon sign caught fire outside of the restaurant at 865 North Main Street around 3:30 a.m., according to our first responder.

A neon sign caught fire early this morning outside Quincy’s restaurant.

Crews were called around 3:30 a.m. to 865 N. Main St. The road was closed at Miami Boulevard for a few hours as Dayton fire crews were on scene.

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Flood watch, heavy rain throughout the day

Published: Saturday, February 24, 2018 @ 5:32 AM
Updated: Saturday, February 24, 2018 @ 1:00 PM

Heavy rain will increase the flooding threat today. Storms tonight may produce damaging winds.

A Flood Watch is in effect through 10 a.m. Sunday for the entire region.

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • Strong to severe storms possible tonight
  • Threat for isolated damaging winds and flooding
  • Additional 1 to 3 inches of rain possible through Sunday morning

>> Weekend brings more rain, threat for strong storms

5 Day Forecast with Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs

Today: Rain may be heavy at times, especially toward the evening. A few thunderstorms are possible in the evening and overnight. Isolated damaging winds and flooding will be the main threat tonight. Rainfall amounts of 1 inch to 3 inches will be possible by Sunday morning. Temperatures will rise into the lower to middle 50s into the evening, then will fall late tonight as a cold front passes.

>> Great Miami River expected to crest this weekend; where will flooding occur?

Sunday: Any rain early will end quickly then clouds linger. Flooding still possible as rivers and streams continue to rise. Highs will be in the lower 50s and it will be windy at times. There will be gradually decreasing clouds through the night and chilly with temperatures falling into the lower 30s. Watch for isolated slick spots late with any leftover standing water. 

Monday: There will be a lot of sunshine and mild with highs in the lower 50s.

Tuesday: There will be mostly sunny skies with mild temperatures in the upper 50s.

Wednesday: Clouds return with the chance for showers. Highs will top out near 60 degrees.

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Red Cross says 21 staffers paid for sexual service in past 3 years

Published: Saturday, February 24, 2018 @ 9:57 AM

Red Cross: 21 Staffers Paid for Sexual Service in Last 3 Years

A member of the International Committee of the Red Cross said that in the past three years, 21 staff members have resigned or were fired for “paying for sexual services,” CNN reported.

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Two other staff members suspected of sexual misconduct also did not have their contracts renewed, according to Yves Daccord, director general of the ICRC.

"This behavior is a betrayal of the people and the communities we are there to serve. It is against human dignity and we should have been more vigilant in preventing this," Daccord said.

Daccord said staffers are required to adhere to the ICRC’s code of conduct, which bans paying for sexual services. The organization has more than 1,700 staff members worldwide, CNN reported.

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Man found dead on neighbor’s property in Warren County

Published: Saturday, February 24, 2018 @ 10:33 AM

The death of a 62-year old man found dead Friday morning on his neighbor’s property is not considered suspicious.

Neighbors found the man between 10:30 and 11 a.m. in the 800 block of North Nixon Road in Turtlecreek Twp., Lt. Shaun Embleton of Warren County Sheriff’s Office said. 

>>Flood watch, advisory in effect; heavy rain throughout the day

The name of the deceased man was not released Saturday, pending notification of family.

An autopsy is scheduled to be performed and the death is not considered suspicious at this time, Embleton said.

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