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JUST IN: Sub chain opens 15th Dayton-area location

Published: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 @ 10:59 AM

Penn Station East Coast Subs added a new location in Xenia this week. (Source: Photo from Penn Station East Coast Subs Facebook page)
Penn Station East Coast Subs added a new location in Xenia this week. (Source: Photo from Penn Station East Coast Subs Facebook page)

Penn Station East Coast Subs — which got is start in Cincinnati in 1985 — has opened its 15th Dayton-area restaurant.

The latest Penn Station sub shop served its first customers Friday, Feb. 9, at 195 Hospitality Drive in Xenia. The new restaurant seats 42 and employs more than 20, a spokeswoman for Penn Station told this news outlet today.

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Penn Station East Coast Subs added a new location in Xenia this week. (Source: Photo from Penn Station East Coast Subs Facebook page)(Staff Writer)

“Dayton has been a great market for Penn Station, and we’re excited to bring the brand to Xenia,” Penn Station President Craig Dunaway said in a release. “We know Xenia residents will love our fresh grilled sandwiches and hand-cut fries.”

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The Milford, Ohio-based Penn Station East Coast Subs offers grilled, made-to-order sub sandwiches, including the chain’s signature Philadelphia cheesesteak sandwich, along with cold deli sandwiches, fresh-cut fries, lemonade and chocolate chunk cookies baked daily in the restaurant. Penn Station offers eat-in dining, carry-out and catering.

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Penn Station East Coast Subs added a new location in Xenia this week. This photo shows a new Penn Station in North Carolina. (Source: Photo from Penn Station East Coast Subs Facebook page)(Staff Writer)

Penn Station now has more than 310 locations in 15 states, and is targeting several cities, including Cleveland, for franchise growth in 2018, the chain’s officials said. 

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The new Xenia restaurant’s hours are 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.

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Rain returning, flooding threat increasing

Published: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 3:36 AM
Updated: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 11:49 PM

The ground remains saturated across the Miami Valley. With more rain in the forecast, the threat for flooding will be on the increase. Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist explains why so much rain is expected and the threat it will bring.

>> WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • Rain, few storms late tonight
  • Chance for freezing rain early Thursday
  • More rain, heavy at times Friday into the weekend

>> 5-Day Forecast

DETAILED FORECAST

Tonight: Rain will be developing. A few thunderstorms will be possible. Temperatures will drop into the upper 50s by morning. It will remain breezy.

Wednesday: Rain will be likely. A rumble of thunder is possible early, mainly south. Temperatures will fall through the 50s into the 40s by evening. As temperatures drop, rain may change to freezing rain late at night across the northern Miami Valley.

Thursday: Rain will be around in the morning and may begin as freezing rain, mainly north of I-70. Temperatures will start the day in the lower 30s and climb into the middle 40s. The afternoon should dry out.

Friday: Rain returns and may be heavy at times. A rumble of thunder will also be possible, mainly south. Heavy rain may lead to flooding issues. It will also become windy at times with higher near 60 degrees.

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Saturday: Rain is likely and may be heavy at times. A rumble of thunder will also be possible, mainly south. Heavy rain may lead to flooding issues. It will also become windy at times with highs near 60 degrees.

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Sunday: There will likely be rain in the morning with clouds lingering into the afternoon. It will be windy with highs cooling into the middle 50s.

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Dayton traffic from the WHIO Traffic Center

Published: Monday, February 19, 2018 @ 3:49 AM
Updated: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ 1:28 AM

2 lanes of I-75N closed after two-vehicle crash
2 lanes of I-75N closed after two-vehicle crash

Traffic issues can be reported by calling our newsroom at 937-259-2237 or tweeting @WHIOTraffic .

Traffic conditions are updated every six minutes on AM 1290 and News 95.7 FM.

Major Highway Incidents

  • On southbound I-75 near the Needmore Road exit, crash with entrapment reported around 1:20 a.m. The Needmore ramp is currently shut down. 

Surface Street Incidents 

  • No incidents to report.

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>> RELATED: Track the latest conditions in your neighborhood on our live WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

Ongoing Construction & Other Closures 

Live look at highways on our traffic cameras here.

Latest traffic conditions are also available on our traffic map. 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY

  • Keowee Street north of Stanley Avenue, bridge closed until 2019. The official detour is: Keowee Street to Stanley Avenue to I-75 to Wagner Ford Road and back to Dixie. More information is available here.
  • Stewart Street Ramp to US 35 East, RAMP CLOSURE March 28 - Sept 30, 2018. The official detour is: Stewart Street to Edwin C. Moses Boulevard to I-75 north to US 35 west to James H. McGee Blvd. to US 35 east.
  • I-75 north Ramp to US 35 west and east, Lane width restriction until Apr. 1, 2018. One lane will remain open on the ramp with a width of 11 feet.

SHELBY COUNTY

  • SR 47 between Fifth Avenue and Wilkinson Avenue, Lane closures Jan. 21 - Nov. 27. One lane will remain open in each direction at all times. 

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Beavercreek student arrested for threatening messages related to Florida shooting

Published: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 8:19 PM

Beavercreek student arrested for threatening messages related to Florida shooting

A Beavercreek High School student was arrested after reportedly making posts on social media about gun violence and the school shooting incident in Parkland, Florida that left 17 dead.

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The student was placed in Greene County Juvenile Detention February 17, Beavercreek Police Department said.

The student was also linked to an animated video depicting a shooting with a caption that stated, “Don’t go to school tomorrow,” police said.

The reports regarding the posts came into police February 15, with the animated video report coming in on February 16.

Beavercreek police thank the individuals who reported the information and urge individuals to be vigilant and alert.

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5 things to know about the new Duck Donuts coming to the area

Published: Monday, February 19, 2018 @ 5:30 AM

More than 4,700 people from 39 states traveled and completed the Butler County Donut Trail during its first year, resulting in an economic impact of nearly $1 million for the county.

Duck Donuts is opening its fourth Ohio location this April at 5635 Deerfield Blvd. in Deerfield Twp.’s Deerfield Towne Center.

The franchise specializes in warm, made-to-order doughnuts. Customers may choose from a variety of topping combinations, including traditional flavors such as vanilla icing with sprinkles and more adventurous creations such as maple icing with bacon.

Here are five things to know about the soon-to-open doughnut destination.

1. It offers step-by-step culinary creativity

Duck Donuts experiences start with a signature vanilla cake doughnut. Customers then choose to coat it with options like cinnamon sugar, powdered sugar, glazed, icing or bare and then top it with sprinkles, graham cracker, peanuts, shredded coconut, Oreo crumbles and more.

Finally, customers drizzle their creation with hot fudge, marshmallow, salted caramel, raspberry or blackberry. If you don’t want to customize it yourself, they offer pre-created flavor combos aimed at simplifying the ordering process.

MORE: Milton’s Donuts named sweetest bakery in Ohio

Duck Donut stores feature a viewing area where customers can watch their sweet treats being made.

Duck Donuts is gearing up to open its first Warren County location in Deerfield Twp.’s Deerfield Towne Center. STAFF FILE PHOTO

2. It offers more than just doughnuts

Hungering for more than just a doughnut? Duck Donuts also offers doughnut sundaes featuring a warm doughnut with your choice of coating, topped with a scoop of Breyers Ice Cream and finished with a flavored drizzle.

There’s also breakfast sandwiches, like the OBX Donut Breakfast Sandwich, which allows customers to add egg, cheese, sausage or bacon, and then envelop it between a sliced doughnut. Those looking to dine on an extra-indulgent option may cap off the entire creation off with some glaze and bacon crumbles.

Duck Donuts also serves signature coffee blends Riptide Roast, Light House Blend and Sunset Pier Decaf, with new special seasonal flavors changing throughout the year.

3. The “Duck” in its name is a reference to where it was founded

Duck Donuts was founded in 2006 by Russ DiGilio in the northern Outer Banks seaside town of Duck, N.C. in an attempt to solve a family vacation problem, according to the company. 

“Our family wanted a place to buy warm, delicious, made-to-order doughnuts, and when we couldn’t find one, we decided to start our own,” DiGilio said in a release.

MORE: Butler County Donut Trail adds another stop

Duck Donuts is gearing up to open its first Warren County location in Deerfield Twp.’s Deerfield Towne Center. STAFF FILE PHOTO

4. It continues to expand

DiGilio was continuously approached about franchise opportunities by fans who asked for a Duck Donuts in their community. The first franchise opened in Williamsburg, Va., in 2013. There are now 58 open franchise locations and more than 130 additional contracts in 23 states.

This is the fourth Ohio location for Duck Donuts, following locations in Westerville, Dublin and Dayton.

For more information on an available store manager position, click here.

5. Duck Donuts gives back

Duck Donuts touts its partnership with Gabe’s Chemo Duck Program, a non-profit organization that aims to provide education, comfort and hope through stuffed ducks, medical play and therapeutic tools.

The national sponsorship ensures that children undergoing treatment for cancer can have access to their own Chemo Duck, a stuffed yellow duck dressed in blue hospital scrubs with a chemotherapy port, to help them learn what to expect during treatment and have a friend to share the experience.

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