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FRESH BREW: New craft-beer growler-fill option opens on Far Hills Ave.

Published: Thursday, October 19, 2017 @ 12:42 PM


            The Shell gas station and convenience store at Far Hills Avenue and Whipp Road now offers craft beer growler refills. MARK FISHER/STAFF
The Shell gas station and convenience store at Far Hills Avenue and Whipp Road now offers craft beer growler refills. MARK FISHER/STAFF

The success of the craft-beer growler-refill system at one Shell station and convenience store has inspired another Shell station nearby to install its own.

The Washington Square Shell store at Far Hills Avenue (Ohio 48) and Whipp Road in Washington Twp. unveiled its new 15-tap growler-refill system this week, store owner Mona Olich told this news outlet. The Washington Square station is located two miles south of the Town & Country Shell station on Far Hills Avenue and Stroop Road in Kettering, which has offered craft beer growler refills since December 2015.

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Olich said she saw the success that the 15-tap system at Town & Country Shell station, which is owned by her father and brother-in-law. And she knew it would be a good fit for her store in front of the Washington Square Shopping Center.

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The Washington Twp. Shell will carry beers from Dayton-area breweries, other Ohio breweries, and craft breweries from other regions, Olich said. Among its opening-week selections are Yellow Springs Brewery’s Boat Show IPA, Toxic Brew Company’s ISO Heaven, Warped Wing Brewing Company’s Ermal’s Cream Ale, Bell’s Octoberfest, and Southern Tier’s Pumking.

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The craft-beer tap system the store installed removes oxygen from the beer container — usually a 64-ounce “growler” or a 32-ounce “howler” — extending the beer’s shelf life for the customer, Olich said. The containers are sealed with tape after they’re filled and are not sold for consumption inside the store.

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The Shell station will become the second business in the Washington Square retail center to offer craft beer on tap. The nearby Dorothy Lane Market offers eight craft beers on tap at its grocery store a few hundred feet from the Shell station.

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FRONT-ROW VIEW: What visitors are saying about Vectren Dayton Air Show

Published: Saturday, June 23, 2018 @ 10:37 AM

Be right next to the pole as air show pilot Sean D. Tucker makes a ribbon cut and fast passes.

Rain started to fall on and off at the Dayton Air Show around 11 a.m. as crowds started to grow with spectators. 

Marvin Napier, of Huber Heights, stood underneath the wing of the Orbis Flying Hospital aircraft to shield his two young children from the rain. 

The Porter family of Bloomington, Ind. arrived early for today’s start to the 2018 Vectren Dayton Air Show.(Staff Writer)

"The rain is better than 95 degree heat where you're sweating. With the clouds, the planes will fly lower so it's a win-win," he said. 

This is the first time he's taken his kids to the air show. They're excited for the Blue Angels and Sean D. Tucker.

Chris and Sandy Porter, of Bloomington, Ind., arrived bright and early to secure front-row seat at the air show. Sitting in a blue and white U.S.A. law chair, Sandy Porter said she and her husband made the drive up last night to meet with her family members from Columbus.

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“It’s more just about being together with family. That’s what it’s all about,” she said.

Rain or shine, the family comes to the Dayton Air Show. She said they’re especially excited to see the Blue Angels this year.

John Klatt's Scramin' Sasquatch is a 1929 Waco taperwing biplane equipped with a jet engine at Vectren Dayton Air Show. Klatt appears to be flying over Blue Angel #3 as he approaches show center on Friday, June 22, 2018. TY GREENLEES / STAFF

An air show spokeswoman said officials anticipate less heat-related health issues from spectators this year because of chillier temperatures.

Terry Weaver drove from Pennsylvania to watch the Dayton Air Show, but he hasn't been here in years. In 2013, he and his son came to the air show when a pilot and wing walker died in a fiery crash. 

"We saw everything. It's burned into my memory," he said. "My 9-year-old son, he hasn't wanted to come back." 

Weaver said he was excited to finally come back for the show this weekend.

 

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U.S. House candidate Katie Arrington seriously hurt in wrong-way crash

Published: Saturday, June 23, 2018 @ 11:35 AM

South Carolina congressional candidate Katie Arrington is in the hospital with serious injuries after being involved in a fatal car wreck Friday night.
Kathryn Ziesig, AP
South Carolina congressional candidate Katie Arrington is in the hospital with serious injuries after being involved in a fatal car wreck Friday night.(Kathryn Ziesig, AP)

Katie Arrington, a Republican congressional candidate in South Carolina is in the hospital with serious injuries after she was involved in a deadly wrong-way car crash Friday night.

Arrington was traveling in the passenger seat with a friend, when another driver traveling in the wrong direction hit their car, WSOC reports.

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The driver of the other vehicle died at the scene, according to Sheriff's Capt. Roger Antonio. The driver of Arrington’s car, her friend Jacqueline Goff, also sustained serious injuries.

Arrington and Goff were driving to Hilton Head, where Arrington was scheduled to receive an award Saturday morning, her campaign posted on Twitter.

Arrington has suffered a fracture to her back, broken ribs and a partial collapse of a main artery in her leg.

She will have undergo surgery and will require more procedures and weeks of recovery, CNN reports.

Arrington is alert and recovering at the Medical University of South Carolina and her family is by her side.

President Donald Trump expressed his sympathies to Arrington via Twitter.

Arrington defeated U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford in his re-election bid last week.

Sanford also expressed his well-wishes to Arrington on Twitter.

Arrington’s Democratic opponent, Joe Cunningham, announced Saturday morning that he's suspending his campaign out of respect for Arrington's recovery.

“As we all know, Katie Arrington is an extremely strong woman and has tremendous faith and an incredibly supportive family," her campaign said on Twitter.

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New ice cream shop opening in former Dairy Queen to hold hiring event this weekend

Published: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 11:00 AM

The Sweet Retreat to replace DQ on Smithville Road in Belmont.

A new independent ice cream shop coming to a former Dayton Dairy Queen is gearing up for opening with a hiring event this weekend.

The Sweet Retreat plans to open in the next few weeks and will hold open interviews on Saturday, June 23 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Interviews will take place first come, first served. 

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The shop will offer employment opportunities in both back and front of the house as employees are needed for food operations and as cashiers.

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The Sweet Retreat, a new ice cream shop in a former Dairy Queen space in Belmont slated to open summer 2018. (Source: The Sweet Retreat Facebook)

The ice cream shop coming to 2613 S. Smithville Road in Dayton’s Belmont neighborhood is the brainchild of Simon Wiley and Chris Tobias, who attended the same grade school and high school.

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The Sweet Retreat plans to offer more than two dozen soft serve flavors:

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The Sweet Retreat, a new ice cream shop in a former Dairy Queen space in Belmont slated to open summer 2018. (Source: The Sweet Retreat Facebook)

The Sweet Retreat, a new ice cream shop in a former Dairy Queen space in Belmont slated to open summer 2018. (Source: The Sweet Retreat Facebook)

The Sweet Retreat will replace the former Dairy Queen on Smithville Road in Belmont. MARK FISHER/STAFF(MARK FISHER/STAFF)

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Amber Alert canceled after 2 Urbana boys found safe

Published: Saturday, June 23, 2018 @ 11:15 AM
Updated: Saturday, June 23, 2018 @ 12:08 PM

Jamie Rollins, suspect in Champaign County, Ohio, Amber Alert
Jamie Rollins, suspect in Champaign County, Ohio, Amber Alert

UPDATE @ 12:08 p.m.:

An Amber Alert has been canceled after two Urbana boys were found safe.

The suspect and vehicle still have not been found.

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An Amber Alert is active for two boys reported abducted from Urbana.

They were reported missing at 7 a.m. from Maplewood Circle after their grandparents awoke to find them gone, according to a release from the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.

The first boy is Justin Wallace Jr., 7, a biracial boy with black hair who stands 4 feet 5 inches and weighs 72 pounds. There was no further descriptive information available.

The second boy is Aaron Rollins, 9, a white boy with brown hair and hazel eyes who stands 4 feet, 11 inches and weighs 72 pounds. He was last seen wearing a maroon and white T-shirt and camo high-top tennis shoes.

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The suspect, Jamie Rollins, 39, is the non-custodial mother. She is believed to be driving a taupe Kia Optima with Ohio plates 347YSL. She is described as a white woman with red hair and blue eyes who stands 5 feet 3 inches and weighs 223 pounds.

Anyone with information on their whereabouts or who spots them is urged to call 911.

For more information visit the Ohio Amber Alert website.

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