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Published: Friday, June 23, 2017 @ 1:48 PM
DAYTON — Delays have been reported at Dayton International Airport, where severe weather is striking and a military plane has crashed during Dayton Air Show practice.
Flights have already been delayed or cancelled in and out of the Dayton International Airport. Four morning flights to Chicago, Newark and Charlotte were cancelled, while several other flights were delayed.
At least four more departures are delayed this afternoon, according to flydayton.com.
Around 1:30 p.m., United Airlines told this newsroom its operations were not impacted by the crash. Allegiant Air’s one flight today is already complete, a spokeswoman said. American Airlines also said operations were not impacted by the accident.
Approximately 1,612 flight delays were reported within, into or out of the United States so far today, according to Flight Aware. Approximately 203 flights have been cancelled within, into or out of the U.S. today — with Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey and Chicago O’Hare International Airport leading the way in the U.S. with the most cancellations.
Published: Thursday, March 22, 2018 @ 9:50 AM
DAYTON — A dog was found to be set on fire, causing the animal’s death, and the Humane Society of Greater Dayton is hoping someone has information on how the incident happened.
“Due to the time and location of this incident, authorities are confident there are witnesses to this crime and/or those who possess knowledge about it,” the Humane Society of Greater Dayton said in a prepared statement.
A humane agent responded to the 1000 block of Kammer Avenue around 9:30 p.m. Monday after police and fire officials responded to a fire call.
“Upon arriving at the scene, the police and fire departments discovered a dog that had been bound and set on fire,” the humane society said. “The dog was pronounced deceased at the scene. An arson investigator responded to conduct a preliminary fire investigation.”
According to a Dayton police report, the dog appeared to have been hogtied and burned.
Published: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 1:16 PM
Updated: Thursday, March 22, 2018 @ 9:43 AM
DAYTON — UPDATE @ 9:17 a.m. (March 22):
A Dayton police report and crash report identified the driver accused of fleeing from police and causing a crash at the intersection of James H. McGee Boulevard and West Third Street Wednesday.
Benjamin McDonald, 36, was arrested following the chase and police are pursuing charges of aggravated vehicular assault and failure to comply charges, according to a Dayton police report.
McDonald was driving without a valid driver’s license, a crash report showed.
Police said McDonald had fled from them multiple times previously and had several previous arrests in the city.
McDonald’s passenger, Trinity Earl, 27, of Dayton, was ejected during the crash and suffered critical injuries, police said.
Earl remained at Miami Valley Hospital Thursday morning, but an updated condition was unavailable.
UPDATE @ 2:54 p.m. (March 21):
A passenger in a suspect vehicle who was ejected from the vehicle in a crash during a pursuit is in critical condition, police said.
Officer began pursuing the vehicle in the area of Salem Avenue and Catalpa Drive in Dayton before 1 p.m. after a Dayton police Sgt. spotted it, authorities said.
Police said the suspect vehicle had fled from officers six times in the past, including once today prior to the afternoon pursuit.
Investigators said during the pursuit the suspect vehicle ran a red light at James H. McGee Boulevard and West Third Street, causing a crash involving four other vehicles.
The driver of the suspect vehicle was taken to the hospital with injuries not believed to be life threatening, police said.
Police said the driver had several previous arrests for alleged crimes in the city.
Multiple medics have been called to the scene of a reported crash in the area of James H. McGee and West Third Street in Dayton.
Initial reports indicated the crash occurred while police were chasing a vehicle in the area around 1 p.m.
We’re working to learn more.
Published: Friday, March 02, 2018 @ 2:52 AM
Updated: Thursday, March 22, 2018 @ 7:50 AM
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Published: Thursday, March 22, 2018 @ 6:00 AM
— Yaaaas, my mystical queen and kings, what you’ve heard is true.
Downtown Dayton DID have an unicorn bar.
But as co-owner of the Century bar Diane Spitzig remembers, the Unicorn Restaurant and Lounge wasn’t exactly firing rainbows from where the sun don’t shine.
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“It was just a bar,” she recalled.
The small corner bar was at 100 E. Third St. next to the Century in what has been rebranded downtown Dayton’s Fire Blocks District.
From what we can tell from a search of state records, it was incorporated in 1984 as Unicorn Lounge.
Its official closing date is listed as March 9, 2004.
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The name at least was ahead of its time, as unicorns are all the rage these days.
Local resident and musician Aarika Voegele hung out at the bar with her brother.
“They were always real nice,” she responded on Facebook. “I remember a wooden bar that stretched (through) the place, and it being somewhat packed with regulars. If I remember correctly, there was a jukebox towards the back. It was a very mellow bar, from my experience.”
As some recalled, the bar owned by John Demetriades had a neon unicorn head in its window.
Little evidence of the Unicorn could be found in the Dayton Daily News archives.
Articles uncovered point to difficult times in the Unicorn’s final years.
A 1999 story involved two brothers attacking a bartender.
In an a 2002 article about the city’s objections to the renewal of its liquor permit and those of about a dozen other businesses, it was reported that the Unicorn’s owner insisted that crimes around the bar were unrelated to the business.
The space that formerly held the Unicorn was the site of the Dayton Circus art event in 2009.
Since there is no Unicorn for us to visit today, we can only imagine the shenanigans that could be going down there at this very moment.