3 new restaurants to open today at UD

Published: Thursday, August 17, 2017 @ 10:41 AM
Updated: Thursday, August 17, 2017 @ 10:06 AM

Expanded dining options at UD

Three new dining options will open today on the University of Dayton campus, with a fourth new restaurant slated to open next week.

All four restaurants will be open to the general public, not just students and staff.

>> PHOTOS: Get a first look inside the new restaurants opening in UD

The new restaurants are part of a broader $7 million renovation to the dining areas of Kennedy Union, ensuring that it will offer the university community “expanded food choices, longer hours, hot breakfasts and significantly increased seating,” UD officials announced last year.

>> RELATED: UD to spend $7M to upgrade dining at Kennedy Union (April 2016)

And these new choices come just a week after UD’s existing food-service program was ranked No. 19 in the country among the Princeton Review’s “The Best 382 Colleges” — and it was the only Ohio college or university to make the top 20 list.

>> LAST WEEK: UD students are eating way better than their counterparts, survey says

Today, Aug. 17, will be the first full day of the new Kennedy Union Crossing and its three restaurants: Spice, Toss and ‘Que.

UD will open three new restaurants this week in its student union. CONTRIBUTED(Staff Writer)

Here are details of the three new dining destinations, as provided by a UD spokeswoman:

• TOSS “offers the perfect mix of fresh, made-to-order salads, pizzas and popular sandwich choices. TOSS also features a Mediterranean hummus bar with fresh hot pita bread.”

• SPICE is a “market where east meets west with chef-created dishes from around the globe. The menu will change periodically to offer a selection of international flavors.”

• QUE is, of course, short for barbeque and will offer “made-to-order favorites. Chargrilled, smoked-to-perfection and juicy rotisserie-style cooking will be offered daily, along with home-style sides. Breakfast items will also be served.”

>> RELATED: Au Bon Pain on schedule to open on UD’s Campus

An Au Bon Pain cafe is scheduled to open at 7 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 21. UD officials say it will offer “breakfast with fresh-baked pastries, gourmet coffee and hot items. Pastries, breads and cookies are baked fresh daily onsite. Lunch options include soup, sandwiches, mac & cheese and made-to-order salads.”

>> RELATED: Glo Juice Bar & Cafe joining UD strip

The Boston-based restaurant chain will look for other potential locations in the Dayton region, focusing on hospitals and perhaps other local college campuses. “There are other good opportunities in the region,” Au Bon Pain Chief Development Officer Ed McGraw told this news outlet in February 2017.

Au Bon Pain’s closest locations are in Christ Hospital in Cincinnati and in the Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus.

UD’s off-campus dining choices along Brown Street also have expanded this year, with the openings of R Taco and Thge Gyro Room. A Glo Juice Bar & Cafe, a second venture from the owners of the Butter Café, also is in the works.

>> RELATED: R Taco restaurant opening today on Brown Street near UD (March 2017)

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Neon sign sparks small fire outside Quincy’s in Dayton

Published: Saturday, February 24, 2018 @ 4:58 AM
Updated: Saturday, February 24, 2018 @ 5:16 AM

A neon sign caught fire outside of the restaurant at 865 North Main Street around 3:30 a.m., according to our first responder.

A neon sign caught fire early this morning outside Quincy’s restaurant.

Crews were called around 3:30 a.m. to 865 N. Main St. The road was closed at Miami Boulevard for a few hours as Dayton fire crews were on scene.

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Flood watch, heavy rain throughout the day

Published: Saturday, February 24, 2018 @ 5:32 AM
Updated: Saturday, February 24, 2018 @ 1:00 PM

Heavy rain will increase the flooding threat today. Storms tonight may produce damaging winds.

A Flood Watch is in effect through 10 a.m. Sunday for the entire region.


  • Strong to severe storms possible tonight
  • Threat for isolated damaging winds and flooding
  • Additional 1 to 3 inches of rain possible through Sunday morning

>> Weekend brings more rain, threat for strong storms

5 Day Forecast with Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs

Today: Rain may be heavy at times, especially toward the evening. A few thunderstorms are possible in the evening and overnight. Isolated damaging winds and flooding will be the main threat tonight. Rainfall amounts of 1 inch to 3 inches will be possible by Sunday morning. Temperatures will rise into the lower to middle 50s into the evening, then will fall late tonight as a cold front passes.

>> Great Miami River expected to crest this weekend; where will flooding occur?

Sunday: Any rain early will end quickly then clouds linger. Flooding still possible as rivers and streams continue to rise. Highs will be in the lower 50s and it will be windy at times. There will be gradually decreasing clouds through the night and chilly with temperatures falling into the lower 30s. Watch for isolated slick spots late with any leftover standing water. 

Monday: There will be a lot of sunshine and mild with highs in the lower 50s.

Tuesday: There will be mostly sunny skies with mild temperatures in the upper 50s.

Wednesday: Clouds return with the chance for showers. Highs will top out near 60 degrees.

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Red Cross says 21 staffers paid for sexual service in past 3 years

Published: Saturday, February 24, 2018 @ 9:57 AM

Red Cross: 21 Staffers Paid for Sexual Service in Last 3 Years

A member of the International Committee of the Red Cross said that in the past three years, 21 staff members have resigned or were fired for “paying for sexual services,” CNN reported.

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Two other staff members suspected of sexual misconduct also did not have their contracts renewed, according to Yves Daccord, director general of the ICRC.

"This behavior is a betrayal of the people and the communities we are there to serve. It is against human dignity and we should have been more vigilant in preventing this," Daccord said.

Daccord said staffers are required to adhere to the ICRC’s code of conduct, which bans paying for sexual services. The organization has more than 1,700 staff members worldwide, CNN reported.

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Man found dead on neighbor’s property in Warren County

Published: Saturday, February 24, 2018 @ 10:33 AM

The death of a 62-year old man found dead Friday morning on his neighbor’s property is not considered suspicious.

Neighbors found the man between 10:30 and 11 a.m. in the 800 block of North Nixon Road in Turtlecreek Twp., Lt. Shaun Embleton of Warren County Sheriff’s Office said. 

>>Flood watch, advisory in effect; heavy rain throughout the day

The name of the deceased man was not released Saturday, pending notification of family.

An autopsy is scheduled to be performed and the death is not considered suspicious at this time, Embleton said.

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