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Published: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 @ 1:54 AM
— Wreckage from the aircraft carrier USS Lexington, sunk by the Japanese during the Battle of the Coral Sea in World War II, has been discovered off the Australian coast.
A team of explorers led by billionaire Paul Allen, the Microsoft co-founder, made the announcement Monday.
According to CNN, the wreckage was found in the Coral Sea by the expedition crew of Research Vessel (R/V) Petrel.
Published: Thursday, March 08, 2018 @ 8:00 AM
Updated: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 @ 10:49 AM
An attorney for The Greene scoffed at the notion that the retail center owes the owners of an evicted restaurant thousands of dollars and urged a judge to end the case and award her client $384,000 plus interest.
The ongoing legal dispute started in November 2017 when The Greene’s management filed a “forcible entry” lawsuit that led to the eviction of Choe’s Asian Gourmet restaurant on the east end of The Greene.
After missing some initial deadlines to respond to the lawsuit, the most recent owners of Choe’s in recent weeks have mounted a more robust defense, claiming in a court filing that it could be owed more than $50,000 in the value of personal property appropriated by The Greene.
The retail center’s management waited a full month after ordering the restaurant’s owners to vacate until locking the owners out of the restaurant, Dayton attorney Susan D. Solle wrote on behalf of The Greene.
The restaurant owners’ “failure to remove its property by that date was at its own peril,” Solle wrote. “In any event, (The Greene) boxed up seven boxes of personal property” and gave the property to the restaurant owners.
Other claims by the restaurant’s owners that they are owed money by The Greene “are refuted by the explicit language of the lease” that the restaurant owners signed, Solle wrote.
The case is pending before Greene County Common Pleas Judge Michael Buckwalter.
** EARLIER COVERAGE**
The restaurant that The Greene evicted a few months ago is not going away quietly. Now it’s up to a judge whether the restaurant’s efforts are too little and — more importantly — too late.
An attorney representing the most recent owners of Choe’s Asian Gourmet filed a vigorous challenge earlier this week to The Greene Town Center’s claim that the owners owe The Greene $383,973, and that the lawsuit should be declared finished.
Dayton attorney Eugene Robinson says The Greene is way off on its calculations, and in fact changed the locks and refused entry to the restaurant owners. That action blocked the owners’ access to several thousand dollars of their personal property, including $2,000 in cash and thousands more in inventory and equipment, Robinson argued.
Robinson is asking Greene County Common Pleas Judge Michael Buckwalter to deny The Greene’s request for a “summary judgment” that would end the lawsuit immediately in The Greene’s favor. Complicating the attorney’s efforts, however, are missed deadlines early in the lawsuit in which the restaurant’s owners did not initially respond to the legal action against them.
Buckwalter ruled in December that the owners of Choe’s Asian Gourmet restaurant had violated their lease agreement with The Greene and awarded the retail center full access to the property. The action was taken after the restaurant’s operators failed to respond in a timely manner to the lawsuit, according to court documents.
The judge has not yet issued his ruling whether he will essentially reopen portions of the case, or declare it over, with a judgment in favor of The Greene.
The $383,973 that The Greene calculates it is owed by the owners of Choe’s Asian Gourmet includes $68,600 in past-due rent and late fees, $56,500 to cover costs of preparing the property to re-lease, and $257,500 in “accelerated rent difference” — basically, the difference of the rent that had been due from the most recent owners through the lease term scheduled to end in September 2020 and the new tenant’s lease. Another $1,300 was tacked on for repairs and cleaning.
A new restaurant to be called Ace Asian Cafe is already in the works in the space at 4394 Juniper Way on the east side of The Greene.
The original lawsuit was filed in Nov. 21 in Greene County Common Pleas Court claimed that the limited liability corporation that was operating Choe’s Asian Gourmet owed more than $49,000 in rent and utilities that had accumulated since July. A “notice to vacate” was delivered to the restaurant eight days earlier, notifying the restaurant operators that eviction proceedings could be filed unless the arrears were paid within three days.
>> EARLIER COVERAGE: The Greene evicts one of its own restaurants
The most recent manager of Choe’s Asian Gourmet told this news outlet earlier this year that business had been slow late last year in part because foot traffic was down in the restaurant’s section of The Greene. She said she attempted to re-negotiate the terms of her lease but instead was ordered to vacate. She said some of the restaurant’s problems stemmed from a disgruntled former employee.
Published: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 @ 11:18 AM
TROY — A Troy man who said he couldn't remember spitting in a police officer's face but was sorry for his actions was sentenced Monday, March 19, to 30 days in the Miami County Jail.
Storm M. Walker, 21, was accused of throwing or expelling a bodily substance at a law enforcement officer June 20 in Troy. He pleaded no contest and was found guilty in January in county Common Pleas Court.
Public defender Jack Hemm said Walker wrote a letter of apology to the officer and has been receiving counseling.
"I felt horrible," Walker told Judge Christopher Gee. 'I didn't remember doing any of this. I was very, very intoxicated."
Assistant Prosecutor Janna Parker asked the judge to order time in prison, saying to have "spit land on your face ... is totally unacceptable."
Published: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 @ 3:57 AM
Updated: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 @ 11:17 AM
— QUICK-LOOK FORECAST
TUESDAY: A Winter Weather Advisory will go into effect for the entire region starting at 8 p.m. tonight.
Temperatures will improve during the day by climbing to a high the low 40s with some dry time expected in the middle of the day.
Moisture brings rain showers back towards late afternoon with cold air transitioning everyone to snow for evening hours between 7 and 9 p.m.
Expect snow to accumulate through the night. Winds will gust around 30 mph this afternoon and tonight, so drivers should watch for slick roads and poor visibility as a result.
WEDNESDAY: A messy morning commute is expected with temperatures in the 20s and snow still falling. Winds will still gust around 30 mph, so blowing, drifting, and poor visibility are possible. Snow will taper off into the afternoon as moisture shifts east, but overall most of the Miami Valley will end up with around 2 to 4 inches of snow with some areas seeing closer to 5 inches. It’ll be breezy for the rest of the day with mostly cloudy skies and highs in the mid-30s. Chilly temperatures overnight drop to the low 20s.
THURSDAY: Refreeze or lingering snowy roads are possible early since temperatures will be in the low 20s. However, they’ll be big improvements through the day as sunshine returns and temperatures peak in the low 40s. Expect it to be dry throughout the entire day.
FRIDAY: A sunny start with clouds increasing through the day. Highs will peak in the mid-40s as passing showers develop overnight.
SATURDAY: Morning temperatures starting in the upper 20s could mean a brief wintry mix. Rain showers through the afternoon may end as wet snow. Highs reach in the low 40s.
Published: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 @ 9:57 AM
— After numerous sell out shows, Beyonce and Jay-Z have added nine dates to their “On the Run II” stadium tour.
Variety reported that shows have been added in Amsterdam (June 20), Washington, D.C. (July 27), East Rutherford, New Jersey (Aug. 3), Chicago (Aug. 11), Columbus, Ohio (Aug. 16), Columbia, South Carolina (Aug. 21), Atlanta (Aug. 26) and Los Angeles (Sept. 23).
The tour will close with a new date in a new city -- Seattle on Oct. 4.
Announcing new shows in Columbus, OH - Columbia, SC - Seattle, WA as well as 2nd shows in select markets for #OTR2 with @S_C_ and @Beyonce. Pre-sale starts on 3/21 at 10am local time on https://t.co/We5OlPBrLl #TIDALxOTR2 pic.twitter.com/X7ZMoDRT5X— TIDAL (@TIDAL) March 20, 2018
Presales for additonal dates begin March 21 at 10 a.m. local time.
The additional North American dates, as well as previously announced tour dates, are below. More information is at Tidal.com.
July 25 - Cleveland, FirstEnergy Stadium
July 27 - Washington, D.C., FedEx Field
July 28 - Washington, D.C., FedEx Field
July 30 - Philadelphia, Lincoln Financial Field
Aug. 2 - East Rutherford, New Jersey, MetLife Stadium
Aug. 3 - East Rutherford, New Jersey, MetLife Stadium
Aug. 5 - Boston, Gillette Stadium
Aug. 8 - Minneapolis, US Bank Stadium
Aug. 10 - Chicago, Soldier Field
Aug. 11 - Chicago, Soldier Field
Aug. 13 - Detroit, Ford Field
Aug. 16 - Columbus, Ohio
Aug. 18 - Buffalo, New York, New Era Field
Aug. 21 - Columbia, South Carolina
Aug. 23 - Nashville, Tennessee, Vanderbilt Stadium
Aug. 25 - Atlanta, Mercedes Benz Stadium
Aug. 26 - Atlanta, Mercedes Benz Stadium
Aug. 29 - Orlando, Florida, Camping World Stadium
Aug. 31 - Miami, Hard Rock Stadium
Sept. 11 - Arlington, Texas, AT&T Stadium
Sept. 13 - New Orleans Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Sept. 15 - Houston, NRG Stadium
Sept. 19 - Phoenix, Arizona, University of Phoenix Stadium
Sept. 22 - Los Angeles, Rose Bowl
Sept. 26 - Los Angeles, Rose Bowl
Sept. 27 - San Diego, SDCCU Stadium
Sept. 29 - Santa Clara, California, Levi’s Stadium