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Published: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 @ 6:53 AM
CENTERVILLE — Firehouse Subs, which earlier this year was named the top “Overall Brand” by Technomic’s Chain Restaurant Consumers’ Choice Awards, hosts a ribbon-cutting and grand opening today, April 18, at its latest Dayton-area restaurant at the Cornerstone of Centerville development — and more locations are on the way.
The new restaurant located at 5239 Cornerstone North Blvd. will offer a “sneak peek” and host a ribbon-cutting at 10 a.m. today. The new sub shop is owned and operated by David and Jennifer Baker of Centerville, who also operate the Firehouse Subs location on Far Hills Avenue in Kettering. It is the fourth Dayton-area location for the chain, which also operates sub shops in Oakwood near the University of Dayton campus and on Old Troy Pike in Huber Heights.
A fifth Dayton-area Firehouse Subs is gearing up to open in Englewood, while a sixth is in the works in Sidney. Firehouse Subs Area Developer Charles Fryman said he is looking for more locations.
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Firehouse specializes in hot subs and also serves salads, chili and other sandwiches in an atmosphere that evokes an old-fashioned firehouse. The new 1,800-square-foot Centerville sub shop boasts a custom, hand-painted mural depicting the Sugarcreek Twp. Fire Department putting out a car fire in front of the Dille mansion, which sat on the 156-acre tract that is being developed as the Cornerstone of Centerville retail center.
In the mural’s background is a Boeing C-17 Globemaster III, a large military transport aircraft that is a tribute to franchisee David Baker’s brother Lt. Colonel Michael Baker, a pilot with the 445th Airlift Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
David Baker said last week that the new restaurant will give back to the community through the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation.
Firehouse Subs created the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation in 2005 with the mission of providing funding, life-saving equipment and educational opportunities to fire departments and other public safety organizations. The foundation has given more than $25 million to first responders and their departments in 46 states, Puerto Rico and Canada.
Each Firehouse Subs location recycles leftover, five-gallon pickle buckets, available to guests for a $2 donation to the foundation. Donation canisters on register counters explain the nonprofit’s mission and collect spare change, while the Round Up Program allows guests to “round up” their bill to the nearest dollar. All funds raised benefit the foundation.
The foundation, David Baker said, “has had a significant impact on the Miami Valley” by donating $172,000 in equipment grants to 12 local Fire and Police departments since Firehouse Subs debuted in Dayton in 2013.
“This is a big accomplishment for our area in just four short years,” Baker said.
The new Centerville Firehouse Subs employs about 35. It is open daily from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Published: Thursday, February 15, 2018 @ 6:53 PM
LOS ANGELES — Jennifer Aniston and her husband, director Justin Theroux, are separating after two years of marriage.
The couple announced the separation in a statement to The Associated Press Thursday.
“Normally we would do this privately, but given that the gossip industry cannot resist an opportunity to speculate and invent, we wanted to convey the truth directly,” the statement released by Aniston’s publicist Stephen Huvane said. “Whatever else is printed about us that is not directly from us, is someone else’s fictional narrative. Above all, we are determined to maintain the deep respect and love that we have for one another.”
The announcement was made “in an effort to reduce any further speculation,” according to the statement.
People reported that Aniston and Theroux met in 2008 but started dating in 2011. Theroux proposed to Aniston on his 41st birthday in August 2012.
The pair had a surprise wedding in 2015, weeks before Theroux turned 44.
According to People, the couple had been spending time apart. Aniston celebrated her 49th birthday without Theroux, but was with Courteney Cox and other friends in Los Angeles. Theroux was seen in New York.
Huvane told The AP the decision to separate “was mutual and lovingly made at the end of last year.” The couple has no children.
This was the first marriage for Theroux. He dated hair stylist Heidi Bivens for 14 years before they spit in 2011. Aniston was married to Brad Pitt from 2000 to 2005.
Published: Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 4:12 AM
Updated: Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 4:47 AM
BUTLER TWP. — Dayton Power & Light is reporting 313 without power after a tree fell on wires in Butler Twp.
The tree fell in the area of Little York Road and Stoner Drive shortly before 4 a.m., according to reports.
The tree is off to the side of the road and is not blocking any lanes, but police have the roadway closed.
Published: Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 3:52 AM
— Winter Weather Advisory for the following counties until 11 a.m: Mercer, Auglaize, Logan
Flood Watch for the following counties from 7 p.m. Thursday through 10 a.m. Sunday: Butler, Warren, Clinton
TODAY: A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect in the far north due to the possibility of light freezing rain. The best chance for freezing rain and slick roads are in Mercer, Auglaize, and Logan counties where temperatures will be close to 32 degrees. Even spots north of I-70, road sensors are showing temperatures in the upper 30s and low 40s, which limits potential icy roads. Drivers in the Winter Weather Advisory locations should still take their time and watch bridges, overpasses, and elevated surfaces where, if cold enough, could see some freezing rain. Dayton area and points south will deal with a wet morning drive with steady rain through the morning. Everyone should take it slow to prevent hydroplaning. Temperatures today will be cooler in the mid 40s with dry weather for the afternoon and evening hours.
FRIDAY: More rain pushes in Friday morning and will continue through most of the day. It will fall heavy at times, keeping the roads wet and the flood threat alive. Mild temperatures for the day with highs reaching around 60 degrees. They’ll be a lull in the rain at night.
SATURDAY: The last day of widespread rain with scattered showers moving back in for the morning. Rain is expected to fall heavy at times for the afternoon and evening with thunderstorms and strong winds possible. Ponding on the roads and a flood threat to creeks, streams, and rivers will be possible as well. High peak around 60 degrees.
SUNDAY: A cold front will wipe through the area early Sunday, bring an end to the rain. Temperatures will remain pleasant in the low to mid 50s with sunshine late in the day.
MONDAY: A nice start to the new week with sunshine, a few clouds, and no rain. It’ll be cooler with highs around 50 degrees.
Published: Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 2:13 AM
DAYTON — UPDATE @ 2:55 a.m: No residents were affected after a water main break occurred on Free Pike at Brumbaugh Boulevard Thursday morning, according to city workers.
Crews were able to contain the water main break that was dispatched at 12:50 a.m.
When crews arrived on scene, water was gushing from the road surface.
The situation is now under control, and more crews from the water department will come to the scene later today to further assess the situation.
The water department has been requested to the scene of a water main break that occurred on Free Pike at Brumbaugh Boulevard early Thursday morning.
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The incident was dispatched around 12:50 a.m., per initial reports.
No lanes are blocked as a result of the break and officials are on scene as well.