Gem City Market food co-op gets a home in northwest Dayton

Published: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 @ 10:28 AM


            The Gem City Market will be built on the 300 and 400 block of Salem Ave., supporters announced Wednesday. The building in the photo will undergo a feasibility study and might be torn down. STAFF/CORNELIUS FROLIK
The Gem City Market will be built on the 300 and 400 block of Salem Ave., supporters announced Wednesday. The building in the photo will undergo a feasibility study and might be torn down. STAFF/CORNELIUS FROLIK

The Gem City Market will be built on the 300 and 400 block of Salem Ave., bringing a full-service grocery store to one of the largest food deserts in the state.

Market supporters this morning announced the location of the market, which will become Dayton’s first worker and community-owned co-operative grocery store.

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The market will be constructed on a vacant lot on the 400 block of Salem, but also the project will involve reusing the abandoned Ken McCallister Inc. art supply property at 300 Salem Ave.

Supporters this morning also announced the kick-off of the capital campaign to raise money to build the grocery store.

The goal is to raise $4.2 million, but more than a third of that investment has already been committed.

The market has a goal of selling 2,000 shares (or memberships) before it opens its doors. Supporters are approaching the half-way mark, with more than 920 memberships sold.

The hope is to open the market in 2019.

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The market, which will employ local residents, will offer fresh produce, meat, goods and other high-quality staple foods.

The market will be a unique draw because it will sell specialty, local and organic products, market supporters said.

Unlike most grocery stores, the Gem City Market will be owned by its workers, customers and community supporters, the market said in a statement.

The market has always been targeted for the lower part of the Salem Avenue corridor. One of the areas previously considered was the 100 block of Salem Avenue.

Market members get special prices and deals on some products, similar to rewards members at grocery stores.

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Members also can vote or run for a seat on the market’s board of directors, get to participate in annual meetings to make decisions about the store and will share in the percentage of profit not reinvested in the store, the market said.

Memberships cost $100. But some people will qualify for a subsidized membership. There are payment plans to help spread out the membership fee.

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Man taken without incident in police standoff in Fairborn 

Published: Sunday, May 20, 2018 @ 4:52 PM

Fairborn Stand off

Police have taken a man into custody after assaulting a female Sunday afternoon in Fairborn.

SWAT crews were called to the scene after the man barricaded himself in the home located in the 2200 block of Gierson Place, police said.

The man was taken without incident.

No other details are immediately available, according to a press release.

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Passenger ejected from car on I-75 being treated for life-threatening injuries

Published: Sunday, May 20, 2018 @ 7:18 PM

UPDATE @ 8:05 p.m.:

A car rolled over multiple times, ejecting a rear passenger during a single-vehicle accident on I-75 northbound near mile marker 78, Ohio State Highway Patrol confirmed.

The person was taken by CareFlight to Miami Valley Hospital for life-threatening injuries.

Police are currently investigating what caused the accident.

The northbound center and left lanes are closed, but should reopen within the next half hour, OSP said. 

FIRST REPORT:

An accident on I-75 northbound near mile marker 78 has caused at least one person to be ejected, Miami County dispatch confirmed.

Scanner reports indicated the car rolled over several times and injuries could be fatal.

We are working to learn more and will update this story with more details as they become available.

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Deputies find community corrections center escapees

Published: Sunday, May 20, 2018 @ 4:14 PM

Daniel Hatfield Jr. and Jeremy Mink (Ohio Department of Rehabilitation & Correction)
Daniel Hatfield Jr. and Jeremy Mink (Ohio Department of Rehabilitation & Correction)

The two prisoners that escaped from the Community Correctional Center near Lebanon were found earlier today.

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Daniel Hatfield Jr. and Jeremy Mink, the two prisoners who escaped Saturday night, were found around 3 p.m. by deputies from the Warren County Sheriff’s Office, according to Warren County Dispatch.

They have been re-booked into Warren County Jail, dispatch said.

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Semi-truck hits barrier wall on I-70 in Huber Heights 

Published: Sunday, May 20, 2018 @ 1:10 PM



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UPDATE @2:03 p.m.:

A semi-truck traveling westbound on I-70 hit the side of the barrier wall near OH-202 this afternoon.

Initially, Huber Heights city dispatch reported the driver was injured, but city police on scene said the driver was not hurt. 

The wreckage has been cleared and traffic is moving normally, police said.

FIRST REPORT:

A semi-truck has crashed into a wall near OH-202 in Huber Heights, city dispatch confirmed. 

The crash has resulted in an injury, dispatch said. 

We are on our way to the scene and will update with further details. 

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