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Published: Friday, March 02, 2018 @ 1:02 PM
Updated: Friday, March 02, 2018 @ 4:28 PM
— Instant Pots, high chairs, and children’s sleepwear are among the latest product recalls, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Instant Pot One-Pot multicooker
Last week, Instant Pot warned consumers of overheating and melting in certain styles of its one-pot cookers, and now there is an official recall.
The recalled Instant Pots were sold exclusively at Walmart .
“Gem 65 8-in-1” and a batch code of 1728, 1730, 1731,1734, 1746 are printed on the underside of the product.
There are 107 reports of overheating, five reports of property damage, but no injuries.
Stop using the Instant Pots and return it to Walmart for a free replacement. For more information contact Double Insight at 888-891-1473.
Graco is recalling Table2Table 6-in-1 Highchairs because they can become unstable and cause your child to fall.
There are five reports of children getting bumps and bruises, and 38 reports of the rear leg pivoting out of position.
They were sold at Walmart and have the model number 1969721.
Stop using the recalled highchairs and contact Graco at 800-3345-4109 for a free repair kit.
PL Sleep Nightgown
Children’s nightgowns by PL Sleep are under recall because they don’t meet flammability standards.
They have a gray and white snowflake print, long sleeves, a red scarf, and three black buttons and a belt decoration.
They were sold with matching red and white striped socks.
No one has been hurt but don’t let your child wear the nightgown with the model number 17FT62F561 #101.
Contact Lemur group at 877-748-6698 for a full refund.
Allen Sports Folding Bicycles
Folding bicycles by Allen Sports are being recalled because there are two reports of falls from the frames breaking.
The Ultra1 and UltraX carbon fiber bikes were sold on Amazon and eBay.
Stop using the bicycles and contact Allen Sports at 800-722-5536 for a full refund.
Goodman Company Air Conditioners/Heat Pumps
Packaged terminal air conditioners/heat pumps made by the Goodman Company are under recall because the outdoor motors can overheat and potentially cause a fire.
One person suffered smoke inhalation after one of these PTAC units ignited. There are a total of nine reports of fires.
The Goodman, Amana, York, and Energy Knight PTAC units were sold to schools, hotels, motels, apartment buildings and businesses.
The recalled units have the model numbers EKTC15, EKTH15, PMC15, PMH12, PMH15, PTC15, PTH12, PTH15, UCYB15 and UCYH15, with the first four digits of the serial numbers in the range between 1001 and 1709.
Published: Friday, March 23, 2018 @ 6:28 PM
DAYTON — The National Park Service will have $450,000 to buy two historic buildings at the former Wright Co. airplane factory site in West Dayton under a $1.3 trillion federal omnibus spending bill President Donald Trump signed Friday.
But the years-long quest to buy buildings 1 and 2, the first factory in the world to produce airplanes, is anything but over, officials say.
“It’s a small, positive step in a long, difficult march,” said Timothy Gaffney, a National Aviation Heritage Alliance spokesman.
The Park Service and the National Aviation Heritage Alliance have longed eyed the buildings in the hope the public would be able to see the site as part of the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park.
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Kendell Thompson, the parks’ acting superintendent, said Friday he was waiting to determine what the next step is in the process.
The historic buildings are part of a 54-acre parcel, site of the former Delphi Home Avenue plant, that has been put on the commercial market. The historic site at 2701 Home Ave. is between U.S. 35 and West Third Street near Abbey Avenue.
A previous plan to buy the entire site was scaled back, according to Tony Sculimbrene, executive director of the National Aviation Heritage Alliance, who has spent years in negotiations on the future of the historic location.
The complexity of negotiations has been complicated by former owner Delphi’s past bankruptcy, land covenants and environmental liability concerns, Sculimbrene said. Former auto parts production buildings were demolished and the site has been environmentally investigated and remediated under a $3 million Clean Ohio grant, officials said.
Hull & Associates/Home Avenue Redevelopment LLC purchased the site in 2012 with the intent to remediate environmental issues and sell it. The property is for sale on the commercial market.
Brad White, a managing partner of Home Avenue Redevelopment LLC, said the $450,000 appropriation was “good news” because the intent over the years was to sell the historic buildings to the National Park Service.
David Lotterer, vice president of commercial real estate broker JLL, which is marketing the property, declined comment Friday.
While the park service has eyed the two historic buildings, Dayton Metro Library plans to build a $10 million branch library on about seven and a half acres on the site have stalled because officials have not been able to reach a deal, the Dayton Daily News reported this month.
Dayton Metro Library executive director Tim Kambitsch said earlier this month the library did not want to move to the site on its own because of concerns incompatible uses might move in nearby, and it did not want to pay more than the property was valued.
NAHA’s long-term vision of the property would bring commercial and “complimentary” industrial redevelopment, such as advanced manufacturing, to the former factory site, Gaffney said.
Published: Friday, March 23, 2018 @ 1:34 PM
TROY — A false emergency alarm prompted police to respond to Troy Christian Elementary school, police said.
Officers responded to the school around 1 p.m. and the school was placed on lockdown while police searched the building.
Police said 16 officers responded.
The emergency alarm button was pressed unintentionally and there is an investigation underway to determine who pressed the button, police said.
Nothing was found and the school has resumed to normal operation, police said.
The school already was scheduled to dismiss early at 1 p.m.
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.
Published: Friday, March 23, 2018 @ 4:08 PM
BELLEFONTAINE — A car crashed into the Au Natural Health Food store on South Main Street this afternoon.
Officers responded to the business around 3 p.m. after the car crashed through the front of the building, shattering glass.
Police were unable to provide any initial details on what caused the crash or if any injuries were reported.