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

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.”

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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.

Muslim family’s home burglarized, vandalized

Published: Thursday, March 30, 2017 @ 11:39 AM

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A Virginia family on a trip to New York returned home to find their apartment burglarized and vandalized.

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The family, which is Muslim and had immigrated from Pakistan last year, discovered profanity-laden graffiti scrawled on the walls of their home, a Quran torn and artwork that contained religious calligraphy damaged, CNN reported. They have requested that their last name not be released.

Their green cards were stolen, and more than $25,000 worth of gold they had received as wedding gifts was also taken, WRC reported

But the family doesn’t think that they were targeted because of their religion; rather they believe the burglars vandalized the apartment and their belongings once they discovered the family was Muslim.

The break-in happened sometime between March 24 and March 27, CNN reported.

The family says they will not live in the apartment after the burglary, but will plan on finding a new place to live in the same area.

15-year-old girl had sex with multiple partners in high school bathroom, police say

Published: Friday, May 20, 2016 @ 8:25 PM
Updated: Friday, May 20, 2016 @ 8:25 PM

A shocking incident occurred in a Fort Myers, Florida, bathroom after school hours Tuesday.

A 15-year-old girl is believed to have had sex with multiple male students at  South Fort Myers High School.

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According to a police report, 25 male students were seen on hallway surveillance video  entering and exiting the bathroom.

"A bunch of football players went into a room with a girl and had sex with her, and a bunch of the football players were suspended," student Alex Bailey told WBBH about what she heard. "So we might not have a football team this year."

Layner spoke with the girl, who "confirmed that she had sex with a number of willing males," according to the police report.

Detectives took sworn statements from some of the male students involved and a student's cellphone, with parents' permission.

Layner sent a message to parents Friday saying that discipline was "dealt quickly."

A police spokesperson for Lee County told People charges were unlikely.

Several students at South Fort Myers High School were disciplined for "inappropriate activity" in a girls' bathroom.

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Strong storms may threaten Miami Valley today

Published: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 @ 7:17 PM
Updated: Thursday, March 30, 2017 @ 6:05 AM

A couple rounds of showers and storms today will affect the Miami Valley.

A powerful spring storm system moved through the Central Plains Wedneday night produced strong to severe storms in that region. The storms spread eastward into the Mississippi Valley Wednesday night and will move into the lower Ohio and Tennessee valleys today.

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Showers and storms expected to redevelop in our warm and moist environment for late day and mainly for the evening hours. Storms could become severe with most of the Miami Valley under and "Slight Risk" for severe storms. 

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Damaging winds will be the main threat but large sized hail or even an isolated tornado can't be ruled out. We look to be the most active from 5 p.m. through midnight. Some scattered showers then overnight into early Friday.  

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Stay "weather aware" for the evening hours with the threat for severe storms. 

Showers and a few storms will still be possible into Friday, but the severe weather threat will rapidly decrease early Friday morning.

Woman charged after boyfriend accused of raping, killing her 4-year-old son

Published: Thursday, March 30, 2017 @ 11:58 AM

Keith Lambing and Kristen Herold-Lambing (Photo via Butler County Prison)

A mother was charged Thursday in connection with the death of her 4-year-old son in Butler County, Pennsylvania.

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MacKenzie Peters was charged with felony child endangerment in connection with Bentley Miller’s death.

Peters' boyfriend, 20-year-old Keith Lambing, is charged with criminal homicide and aggravated indecent assault in connection with the boy's death. 

According to a criminal complaint obtained by WPXI, Miller suffered abuse several days before he died. Police found a burn mark on the boy's hand, which police believe was from an iron. Investigators said Peters knew about the burn, but did not seek medical treatment.

The district attorney said he has no proof that Peters abused the child, but is not ruling out that she knew about past physical injuries. The complaint also said that investigators found drug paraphernalia in the motel room where Peters, Lambing, Miller and Peters' 4-year-old child had been staying.

Lambing’s mother, 43-year-old Kristen Lee Herold, faces charges of child endangerment.

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The district attorney said Lambing had been watching the boy for a few hours at the Super 8 Motel in Butler while Peters was at work. According to court papers, Bentley suffered substantial injuries to his body, including cuts and bruises, and was sexually assaulted.

Investigators said Lambing called his mother, Herold, because the boy was in need of medical attention.

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Police said Herold was taking Bentley to his father's house -- not to a hospital, as initially reported -- when the boy stopped breathing.

Herold pulled into the parking lot of a credit union on Hanson and called 911, stating the boy was bleeding and unresponsive, police said.  

Police said that when the boy was taken by ambulance, Herold allegedly went back to the motel to alert her son and to help him escape. Police later confirmed that the boy died of severe blood loss due to forced sodomy.

Police said they found Herold and Lambing hiding in an attic in a home in Butler on Wednesday.

"It's unthinkable, what happened to this little boy," District Attorney Richard Goldinger said Monday. "We're just going to try to get justice for him and his family.”