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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.

FROM YESTERDAY: New arcade bar near downtown Dayton to have soft opening

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.

Militants kill at least 184 in Egyptian mosque

Published: Friday, November 24, 2017 @ 9:11 AM

Egyptian mosque.
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Egyptian mosque.(AFP Contributor/AFP/Getty Images)

At least 184 people were killed and 125 were injured Friday when Islamist militants exploded a bomb and opened fire on people attending prayers at an Egyptian mosque in the northern section of Sinai, Reuters reported.

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The attack targeted Al Rawdah mosque in Bir Al-Abed, the Egyptian state-owned news agency MENA reported.

No group has claimed responsibility for the assault, so far.

State media showed images of bloodied victims and bodies covered in blankets inside the Al Rawdah mosque in Bir al-Abed, west of the city of El Arish.

“They were shooting at people as they left the mosque,” a local resident, whose relatives were at the scene, told Reuters. “They were shooting at the ambulances, too.”

JUST IN: Dayton icon Jerry Gillotti, Gilly’s nightclub owner, dies

Published: Friday, November 24, 2017 @ 8:29 AM

Jerry Gillotti, the iconic co-founder and owner of Gilly?€™s, died on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 24. He was 80.

Jerry Gillotti, the iconic co-founder and owner of Gilly’s, died on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 24. He was 80.

A spokeswoman for the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office said this morning, Nov. 24, that her office had been notified of Mr. Gillotti’s death at a local hospice facility.

Gillotti had been severely injured in a robbery and beating outside the nightclub at 132 S. Jefferson St. in March 2016, and friends said earlier this year his worsening health was related to the effects of the beating.

Gillotti attended Dayton’s Chaminade High School before graduating in 1962 from University of Dayton with a degree in business.

Gillotti bought Wedgewood Inn and featured jazz acts there two years before he and his brother purchased the former site of Green Derby on North Main Street and transformed it into Gilly’s. The first show as Gilly’s was Roy Meriwether on July 7, 1972, according to Gary J. Leppla, Gillotti’s attorney and friend.

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In his nomination of Gillotti to the Dayton Walk of Fame, Leppla said Gillotti became one of the greatest jazz and blues promoters in the United States. After a successful run on North Main Street, Jerry moved Gilly’s to the Dayton Transportation Center. In addition, Jerry hosted a Sunday morning jazz show for several years on WING-AM radio.

Performers booked at Gilly’s include Tony Bennett, Diane Schuur, BB King, Wynton Marsalis, Art Blakey, Dexter Gordon, Bill Evans, George Benson, Herbie Hancock and many more.

In addition to his induction in the Dayton Walk of Fame in 2013, Gillotti was recognized by the University of Cincinnati Conservatory of Music with the prestigious William Lawless Jones Award for his contributions to the region’s jazz culture.

In an article celebrating his 30th anniversary at Gilly’s, Gillotti told the Dayton Daily News his passion for jazz was ignited during his time in the Army while stationed in Frankfurt, Germany. He frequented jazz clubs and heard iconic acts such as Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald and the Modern Jazz Quartet.

He left the service in 1958 with an idea.

“If you presented (jazz) correctly, in a nice atmosphere, you’ve got to be successful; people will come out to see it because it’s just so infectious and it’s such good music,” he told contributing writer Kris Alavattam.

This story will be updated.

Troopers: Naked couple crashes car while having sex; baby was in back seat

Published: Friday, November 24, 2017 @ 1:25 AM

Washington State Patrol.
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Washington State Patrol.(David Ryder/Getty Images)

A naked couple, having sex in their car while their baby was in the back seat, crashed while driving, the Washington State Patrol said.

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The man was driving on Highway 7 near La Grande in Pierce County, naked and having sex with a woman who also was naked, when he missed a curve, went off the road and struck a tree, State Patrol spokeswoman Brooke Bova said.

The crash occurred Wednesday at 6 p.m. troopers said.

Witnesses told troopers both the man and woman were naked when they got out of the car, The Everett Herald reported. Troopers said they were also both impaired.

The woman wasn't wearing a seat belt. She was taken to the hospital with several broken bones. The 3-month-old child in the back seat was not injured.

The man was arrested and booked into Pierce County Jail on suspicion of driving under the influence, vehicular assault and child endangerment, the Herald reported.

Troopers said the man has three prior DUI convictions.

Pigs lost as a result of a barn fire in Clark County, crews say

Published: Friday, November 24, 2017 @ 1:24 AM
Updated: Friday, November 24, 2017 @ 2:23 AM

SCENE: German Twp. barn fire kills several animals

UPDATE @ 2:52 a.m: 4-H pigs were the animals lost in a barn fire on in German Twp., Clark County Friday morning, according to officials.

TRENDING: Warren County sheriff’s deputies investigating fatal pedestrian strike

Crews responded to the 4800 block of Troy Road after midnight on reports of a fully involved barn fire.

RELATED: Crews dispatched on report of a house fire in Trotwood

The entire structure was lost as a result of the fire.

We’re working to learn what started the fire, as well as additional details. 

INITIAL REPORT

Crews are on scene of a barn fire that occurred in the 4800 block of Troy Road early Friday morning.

They were dispatched around 12:50 a.m., per initial reports.

We have a crew on the way to the scene and will update this story with additional details.