New Mediterranean restaurant now open at Mall at Fairfield Commons

Published: Thursday, March 16, 2017 @ 12:59 PM

            This 2008 image of a gyro is a staff file photo by Teesha McClam
This 2008 image of a gyro is a staff file photo by Teesha McClam

A new Mediterranean restaurant specializing in gyros opened this week in the Mall at Fairfield Commons in Beavercreek.

Gyro King moved into food-court space that previously housed Designer Dogs, which shut down in September 2016 after nine months in business.

Gyro King owner M. Ghiath Al-Edlbi could not be reached this morning, March 16, but when the restaurant was under development in January, the eatery’s founder told this news outlet that he had been interested in opening a restaurant serving Mediterranean cuisine “for some time now.

“When I saw the available space in the food court, I quickly acted to not miss the opportunity.”

EARLIER: Another new restaurant coming to Mall at Fairfield Commons

The restaurant founder said Gyro King’s menu would include “beef gyro, chicken gyro (known as shawarma as well), falafel, traditional soups and salads, platters, and Gyro salad bowls, along with traditional sweets.”

Mall officials announced yesterday, March 15 that Sbarro would be returning to the mall’s food court after a three-year absence.

Patchy fog possible by morning; high temps for weekend

Published: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 @ 5:39 AM
Updated: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 @ 11:45 PM

Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs tells us when fall finally makes an appearance.

Skies will clear and temperatures will fall into the middle to upper 60s overnight, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs said. Areas of patchy fog may develop by morning.

>>> WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar


  • Isolated shower possible this evening
  • Patchy fog possible overnight
  • Summer-like heat for first weekend of fall

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Thursday: Some patchy morning fog is possible, then it becomes partly cloudy with a slight chance of a stray shower early. A summer-like afternoon is expected with highs into the upper 80s; humidity will make it feel closer to 90 degrees. Skies will be mainly clear again Thursday night with lows in the upper 60s.

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Friday: Mostly sunny, hot and muggy for the first day of fall. Fall officially begins at 4:02 p.m. Highs in the upper 80s will feel like 90 degrees. Normal highs for the first day of fall should be 73 degrees.

10-day Temperature Trend(Graphic by Storm Center 7 Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs)

Saturday: Another hot and humid day with lots of sunshine is in store with highs in the upper 80s.

Sunday: It will be sunny and warm with highs in the middle 80s.

Monday: Warm weather continues with highs in the middle 80s under mostly sunny skies.

Man recovered from Wolf Creek in Dayton was focus of endangered missing alert

Published: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 @ 4:52 PM
Updated: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 @ 5:52 PM

Family had been searching for man pulled from Wolf Creek

UPDATE @ 5:58 p.m.: Dayton police believe the body pulled from Wolf Creek is that of a 71-year-old man who was the subject of an endangered missing adult alert issued earlier Wednesday.

Police have been working all day with the family of Charles Romine, who was the focus of an endangered missing adult alert, Sgt. John Riegel said. 

Police investigators received additional information that led them to the location along Wolf Creek. Police had been searching bushes and all along the riverbank when an officer made the discovery. 

"I don't know how long he's been in the water," Riegel said, noting that the cause of death right now is not known. 

Riegel said he had no information to indicate that the man took his own life. 

Information police had Tuesday, from the family, was that the man was lost, the sergeant said, "and that's why police were looking for him."

UPDATE @ 5:46 p.m.: 

The body recovered from Wolf Creek is believed to be Charles Romine, 71, for whom Dayton police issued an endangered missing adult alert this morning, a Dayton homicide detective said.

UPDATE @ 5:18 p.m.: 

The body recovered from Wolf Creek is a man believed to be in his 70s, Dayton fire personnel is telling us. 

OTHER LOCAL NEWS:  Police ask for help in locating missing adult

The Montgomery County Coroner's Office will make the official determination as to the man's identification, but Dayton police this morning issued an endangered missing adult alert for 71-year-old Charles Romine. 

He has not been heard from since Monday, police said.


A body has been spotted in the Wolf Creek, off the bridge that spans West Riverview Avenue and North James H. McGee Boulevard.

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Fire/rescue crews have brought a boat to Wolf Creek, in the area of West Riverview Avenue and Philadelphia Drive, on a police officer's request for a "water recovery." 

The incident was dispatched just after 4:30 p.m. 

According to a sergeant with Montgomery County Regional Dispatch, a police officer who had driven onto the bridge from Riverview to North James H. McGee Boulevard called regional dispatch after reportedly seeing something in the water. 

Dayton police and fire have taped off access to the bridge and are keeping media away from the bridge. 

We will update this developing report. 

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Indiana Task Force 1 heads to WPAFB for Hurricane Maria deployment

Published: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 @ 6:41 PM
Updated: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 @ 10:55 PM

Indiana task force

UPDATE @ 10:55 p.m.

Nearly 30 members of Indiana Task Force 1 staying tonight at a Beavercreek hotel may be enjoying their last good sleep for awhile.

RELATED: Hurricane Maria: Live updates

The task force is ready to fly out of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Thursday or Friday for the Caribbean in the wake of Hurricane Maria. They arrived tonight in the Dayton area, packed and ready to go to help out victims in the U.S. Virgin Islands or Puerto Rico.

“Puerto Rico took a lot of devastated hits,” Tom Neal, Indianapolis Fire Battalion Chief and IN-TF1 member.

He is one of the members on his third deployment to a region affected by a hurricane.

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“Went to Harvey as part of the support team and then was on my way out the door to head home from Houston and then got diverted to Florida for Hurricane Irma,” Neal said.

Puerto Rico was hit by two hurricanes this month.

“We’re just now starting to get some of those damage reports out from the area that’s been hit with the hurricane,” he said.

Part of the task force includes four K-9s. The dogs will be asked to do a couple tasks.

“Both have live find as well as human remains detection so we will have the capability ... at the same time as the same handlers,” Neal said.

The team could be deployed anywhere from 10 to 14 days up to three weeks.

UPDATE @ 8:25 p.m.

Indiana Task Force 1 is holding an impromptu press conference at 9 p.m. outside their Beavercreek hotel.

The task force will be leaving from Wright Patterson Air Force Base for Puerto Rico after it was hit by Hurricane Maria. The task force has not been told when they would be deploying.

Indiana task force


Indiana Task Force 1 is preparing for deployment to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria ravages the island.

RELATED: Hurricane Maria: Live updates

The urban search and rescue team is sending 27 members to join rescue efforts.

They are headed to Wright Patterson Air Force Base, and are scheduled to depart Thursday or Friday, according to the team’s social media posts.

IN-TF1 earlier this month was deployed for back-to-back responses for hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

1 million Ohio public employees, retirees may see pension cut

Published: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 @ 5:50 PM
Updated: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 @ 5:50 PM

Pension cuts protested at Ohio Statehouse

Ohio’s biggest public pension system is considering cutting the cost of living allowances for its 1-million members as a way to shore up the long-term finances of the fund.

Ohio Public Employees Retirement System trustees on Wednesday discussed options that could affect all current and future retirees, including tying the cost of living allowance to inflation and capping it and delaying the onset of the COLA for new retirees.

No decision has been made and trustees will discuss the options again in October. So far, some 72,000 members responded to an OPERS survey about possible changes. OPERS spokesman Todd Hutchins said 70 percent of retirees responding to the survey report that they prefer that the COLA be capped, rather than frozen.

Related: Ohio public pension systems shift health care costs to retirees

OPERS is the latest of the five public pensions systems in Ohio to consider benefit cuts.

The State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio in April voted to indefinitely suspend the COLA for retired teachers. Trustees said they weren’t certain that the cut would be enough to shore up the finances of the $72-billion fund.

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Ohio Police & Fire Pension Fund is expected to hire a consultant to help restructure its health care benefits. OP&F announced in May it would switch in January 2019 to issuing stipends to each retiree, who can then use the money to purchase coverage.

Related: Retiree health care cuts looming for cops and firefighters in Ohio

School Employees Retirement System, which covers janitors, bus drivers and cafeteria workers, is taking steps to link its cost of living allowance to inflation, cap it at 2.5 percent, and delay its onset for new retirees.

Related: School employees protest proposed pension cuts at Statehouse

Combined, Ohio’s five public pension systems have 1.9 million members, beneficiaries and retirees and have nearly $200 billion in investments.