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Published: Thursday, February 08, 2018 @ 1:36 PM
— We have a spot of good news and a spot of bad news for fans of late night eats.
The bad-ish news: one of Ohio’s most important (in our Ohio University grads’ humble opinions) eateries is on the market, and will close if new owners are not found.
The good news: there is a lot of interest from those who would take it over.
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Marla Rutter, the co-owner of The Burrito Buggy in Athens, Ohio with her husband Jimmy, said interest has been strong since she announced the business is up for sale.
“I don’t think it going to be a problem,” she said of finding a buyer. “Our Facebook page is blowing up.”
The Rutters bought the buggy in 2010 from Paul Wildeck, a Burrito Buggy original owner.
Now the owner of two OMG! Rotisserie restaurants in Athens and The Madison on Paint in Chillicothe, Rutter said she and her family are stretched.
Plans for a fourth restaurant to be located in Chillicothe complicate things even more.
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The decision was made to concentrate on the restaurants which are in fixed spots, Rutter said. It wasn’t an easy call.
“The Burrito Buggy is extremely successful. That’s what got us started in our restaurants,” Rutter said. “It is like putting my first born up for sale.”
The buggy sells some of the world’s tastiest burritos (a biased opinion from OU grads) and other late-night grub near the corner of Court and Union Streets in Athens.
In recent years, its spot was moved to a side of the street that makes it harder to park.
An Ohio University student rite of passage since 1984, Rutter said she started eating at the Burrito Buggy her freshman year of college at OU and loved it.
Some prospective buyers have expressed interest in moving the buggy to Columbus and elsewhere. Rutter said she would hate to see that happen.
“Athens would not be the same without the Burrito Buggy,” she said. “I would really be happy if an alum got it, someone who has as much passion as we have.”
The buggy has a large Dayton following. It has “invaded” Dayton the past three years as part of events at Dayton Beer Company in support of Ohio University Alumni Greater Dayton Chapter’s scholarship fund.
As part of the sale, the new owner would get the business name, website, social media accounts, equipment, recipe, a 1984 Otterbacher Custom Concession Trailer, a 1999 Ford Econoline E350 and 40 hours of training.
The asking price is $65,000 cash, in addition to a $72,000 land contract option.
The Burrito Buggy on Friday disputed rumors that it would close in a now-removed Facebook post.
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Published: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ 9:34 AM
MIAMI VALLEY — A Springboro pastor called Rev. Billy Graham a “Godly man” and remembered being a part of a crusade in St. Louis.
“I had the privilege of being a part of his crusade in St. Louis in 1999,” said Mark Goins, associate pastor at Newspring Chruch in Springboro. “Always appreciated the fact he lived what he preached.”
Graham, who long suffered from cancer, pneumonia and other ailments, died at his home in North Carolina at the age of 99, according to the Associated Press.
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Graham preached to millions across the globe and counseled several presidents during his life.
“He didn’t confine his ministry to just local,” Goins said. “He had a voice to speak into the lives of leaders.”
Published: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ 11:00 AM
— After five successful years of sparking energetic curiosity, inspirational conversations and meaningful connections, TEDxDayton is ramping up for its sixth year with big aspirations.
Organizers of the 6th annual TEDxDayton event have announced that they are now accepting applications from speakers who want to give a TED talk at this year’s event on Oct. 12, 2018, at the Victoria Theatre in Dayton.
The theme for this year’s event is “SHIFT.”
“We chose a theme that reflects a new era for TEDxDayton,” event co-chair John Owen said in a news release. “We’ve had five strong years, and as we go into our next five, we’re looking for creative ways to change and improve the experience for the audience, while paying tribute to the ideas, speakers and spirit of the events we’ve had up till this year.”
WHAT IS A TED TALK?
Since the very first licensed TED talk in 1984, TED talks have been a platform for short, carefully prepared talks, demonstrations and performances that foster learning on a global scale, as well as in local communities.
“This year’s speakers will be helping us build upon five great years of sold-out TEDxDayton days that have seen the event become one of the most talked-about in town,” said event Co-Chair Ron Rollins. “We’re looking for people who know they have an idea worth sharing that will help the audience see and think of the world in a new and different way.”
Cory Owen, who is co-chairing this year’s speaker’s committee along with Brenden Wynn and Chelley Seibert, said the committee is looking for speakers who can teach and inspire — speakers who will leave the audience still talking as they leave the theater.
HOW TO APPLY
Potential speakers should complete the speaker application on www.tedxdayton.com by March 30.
The speakers committee will review all applications and invite selected candidates to auditions on May 5, 8 and 10, according to a TEDxDayton press release.
Participants will be notified within a few weeks of auditions if they have been selected to be a TEDxDayton 2018 speaker.
Published: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ 11:27 AM
— Screaming “fire” in a crowded room and getting people to dance instead of run -- that’s funk for you.
Amelia Robinson, host of the new “What Had Happened Was” podcast, sat down with James “Diamond” Williams of the Ohio Players right here in the Land of Funk.
More than 40 years after the Players struck it big, their long list of hits — “Skin Tight” “Fire,” “Love Rollercoaster” included — still make people move.
With Diamond -- one of Rolling Stone magazine’s top drummers of all time -- at the helm, the Players are working on a new album. Last year, they released the single “Reset.”
Diamond does not hold back during his chat on the podcast. He shares his thoughts on everything from fast cars and sexy women on album covers to why the Players aren’t in the Rock Hall of Fame (yet) and why Dayton (the Land of Funk) doesn’t have an Ohio Players Way (yet).
Strap in. The ride is about to get funky.
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Published: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 11:51 AM
Updated: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 6:59 PM
DAYTON — A new record high temperature for Feb. 20 was set this morning at Dayton International Airport breaking the previous record set in 2016.
The temperature reached 70 at Dayton International Airport around 11:30 a.m. to break the record. Then later in the afternoon the temperature peaked at 75 establishing a new benchmark.