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Published: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 @ 7:08 AM
BEAVERCREEK — The latest in a surge of new-restaurant openings in and around the Mall at Fairfield Commons in Beavercreek will open to the public on May 6 with a special fund-raiser event benefitting Five Rivers Metroparks.
Fusian — the budding sushi chain founded by three Oakwood natives —is poised to open its third Dayton-area location at 2733 Fairfield Commons Blvd., in a space that is connected to the Mall at Fairfield Commons and adjacent to BRAVO Cucina Italiana.
The grand opening scheduled for 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, May 6 will benefit the Five Rivers Metroparks Foundation. Fusian’s founders said that 100 percent of the profits that day will benefit the MetroParks Foundation, which supports the Five Rivers MetroParks and its mission to protect the region’s natural heritage and provide outdoor experiences that inspire a personal connection with nature. MetroParks currently protects nearly 16,000 acres of land, – 90 percent of it in its natural state.
And on May 5, the day before the grand opening, the new Beavercreek Fusian will host “Neighborhood Day” that will allow diners who register in advance, and their guest, to obtain a free meal. Those interested must register by May 1 at beavercreek.fusian.com.
RELATED: Oakwood natives add another sushi restaurant in Columbus (January 2016)
The Beavercreek opening will come less than two months after Fusian expanded its statewide footprint with the opening of its first Toledo-area restaurant.
As of May 6, Fusian will operate 12 restaurants in the Dayton, Cincinnati, Columbus, and Toledo areas, including a location on Brown Street near the University of Dayton and in Washington Twp. next to Whole Foods.
Fusian Sushi was launched in Cincinnati in 2010 by Zach and Josh Weprin and Stephan Harman, who attended Oakwood’s Harman Elementary School. The trio had talked as kids of going into business together, Stephan Harman told this news outlet in 2011.
RELATED: New Fusian Sushi restaurant coming to Beavercreek sets target date (March 2017)
After a relatively deliberate approach to growing the chain in its first four years, the trio doubled the number of locations in recent years as it expand into new markets of Cleveland and Toledo.
RELATED: New store, restaurant to open at Mall at Fairfield Commons (August 2016)
In Beavercreek, Fusian joins a dining scene in and around the Fairfield Commons mall that has been quite active in the last two-plus years. Melt Bar & Grilled is building a free-standing restaurant just outside the mall. Gyro King recently opened in the mall’s food court. And BRAVO Cucina Italiano, BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse and Chuy’s Tex Mex all have opened on mall property, and Primanti Bros. and IHOP are among the restaurants that have opened along North Fairfield Road near the mall.
Along Colonel Glenn Highway just west of the mall, the Wandering Griffin brewpub, Chipotle and Rapid Fired Pizza restaurants have opened.
Published: Friday, March 02, 2018 @ 2:52 AM
Updated: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 6:48 AM
A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect as a possible 3 to 5 inches of snow is expected through the morning. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for Butler and Warren counties until 8 p.m.
Snow is falling steady, and drifting will be a problem with gusts reaching 25 to 35 mph.
Traffic issues can be reported by calling our newsroom at 937-259-2237 or tweeting @WHIOTraffic .
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Published: Monday, January 08, 2018 @ 7:48 AM
Updated: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 6:03 AM
— Sheriff’s offices and departments collaborate with county emergency managers to determine whether current conditions with the weather and roadways constitute issuing a snow emergency level.
As of 6 a.m:
Snow emergency definitions:
LEVEL 1: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be icy. Motorists are urged to drive very cautiously.
LEVEL 2: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be very icy. Only those who feel it is necessary to drive should be out on the roads. Contact your employer to see if you should report to work. Motorists should use extreme caution.
LEVEL 3: All roadways are closed to non-emergency personnel. No one should be driving during these conditions unless it is absolutely necessary to travel or a personal emergency exists. All employees should contact their employer to see if they should report to work. Those traveling on the roads may subject themselves to arrest.
Published: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 2:50 AM
Updated: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 2:50 AM
AUSTIN, Texas — Police have shut down parts of downtown Pflugerville, an Austin suburb, due to a report of a suspicious package, the city’s police chief said early Wednesday. It is not yet known whether the incident is related to the Austin bombings.
The news came the day after investigators linked a fifth bomb blast at a FedEx ground delivery facility northeast of San Antonio to the deadly package bombs in Austin. A sixth blast at a south Austin Goodwill store was not related to the bombings, investigators said.
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Published: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 4:20 AM
Updated: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 6:48 AM
ENGLEWOOD — UPDATE @6:50 a.m.
The ramp from westbound I-70 to Hoke Road has reopened.
UPDATE @5:44 a.m.
The ramp from westbound I-70 to Hoke Road remains closed. All lanes of westbound I-70 are open.
A FedEx truck crashed off westbound Interstate 70 during snowy conditions early Wednesday morning.
The crash happened around 2:30 a.m. on westbound I-70 near the Hoke Road exit in Englewood.
The semi appears to have been hauling two trailers. The semi is in the ditch, and the exit ramp onto Hoke Road is blocked.
Several crashes and slide-offs have been reported across the area. A Winter Storm Advisory is in effect until 8 p.m. tonight.