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Published: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 @ 9:56 AM
Updated: Friday, March 16, 2018 @ 4:56 PM
— Finding a commercial mixer among a sea of boxes probably never felt as good as it did for Ulrike Massey.
“I was so elated. I can’t bake cookies without it,” the owner of Spice Paradise in the Oregon District said. “When I found the mixer I was like ‘yes, one more step toward being in business.’”
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Spice Paradise was among about a half-dozen business impacted by the New Year’s Eve weekend blaze that gutted much of Salar Restaurant and Lounge, 400 E. Fifth St., in Dayton’s Oregon District.
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Dozens of workers have been displaced or are otherwise out of work.
Hicks Barber Shop & Shave Parlor thus far is the only affected business in the Emporium building at 400 E. Fifth St. to reopen.
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Massey hopes to have a soft reopening in mid-March and a grand reopening in April.
As part of his updates to tenants, Massey said Adil Baguirov, the building's owner, says all impacted businesses plan to return.
The Salar space and the upper level of the building sustained significant damage. Work continues.
Massey said she is happy to be a part of downtown Dayton’s reemergence.
“We were offered spaces in other parts of town. I just didn’t want to do it,” she said.
Like Hicks, Massey and her husband, David, launched Spice Paradise in 2013 as part of Activated Spaces’ Popup storefront downtown occupancy project.
Massey said her inventory of spices and other food items were destroyed by the smoke.
She said her time has not been wasted.
After the fire, Massey started working out of a temporary space, fulfilling wholesale orders mainly.
She left that space Friday and is now in the process of sorting through boxes and unpacking.
Massey came up with new cookie recipes and plans to offer more gluten-free options.
“I am not the kind of person to sit around,” Massey said. “I’ve done some serious work and some things I don’t have time to do when the shop is open.”
Published: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 @ 6:49 PM
Updated: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 3:35 PM
Columbus — UPDATE @ 3:36 p.m. (March 21)
UPDATE @ 12:10 p.m. (March 21)
Jurors recommended Wednesday that Brian Golsby, the man convicted of killing OSU student Reagan Tokes, be senteced to life in prison with the possibility of parole. Official sentencing will take place at 3 p.m. Wednesday.
Brian Golsby, the man who was accused of killing Ohio State student Reagan Tokes, was found guilty on all counts in the murder of Ms. Tokes.
Golsby was convicted of aggravated murder, kidnapping, aggravated robbery, rape and tampering with evidence.
On February 8, 2017, Tokes was walking to her car after work in Columbus when police say she encountered Golsby and was later murdered.
Published: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 1:46 PM
MONTGOMERY COUNTY — UPDATE @ 2:10 p.m.:
Multiple officers armed with long rifles and at least one police K-9 unit are searching the area of West Fairview Avenue and Rustic Road following a multi-city chase.
Initial reports indicated the suspect vehicle involved in the chase was a white Mazda CX5.
We’re working to learn how many people police may be searching for.
Multiple jurisdictions are involved in a chase that has traveled through Harrison Twp., Huber Heights and parts of Dayton.
The chase was reported shortly before 1:30 p.m.
Initial reports indicated police were possibly chasing a light-colored vehicle.
Published: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 1:16 PM
DAYTON — UPDATE @ 2:54 p.m.:
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: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 @ 2:25 PM
PARK LAYNE, Clark County — An elementary school in Clark County was placed on shelter-in-place while deputies investigated a suspicious package report Tuesday morning.
Deputies responded to a report of a suspicious package strapped to a traffic control device in front of Park Layne Elementary School at 12355 Dille Road around 8:35 a.m. Tuesday, according to a media release from the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.
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“After a visual inspection of the package, along with information gathered from the office at the school, it was discovered that the package was directly related to repair work completed by the Ohio Department of Transportation,” investigators said in the release.
Officials from ODOT responded to the scene and confirmed it was a cover needed for “temporary repair work” on the traffic control device, according to investigators.