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Published: Tuesday, June 05, 2018 @ 11:27 AM
— A new and independently owned restaurant that got its start on the local food-truck circuit is coming to the Mall at Fairfield Commons, the restaurant’s founder told this news outlet this morning.
Flyby BBQ will open in space between the existing Fusian and BRAVO Cucina Italiana restaurants, according to 20-year-old Ohio State University student David Butcher. Plans call for building out the space this summer and opening sometime this fall.
The 2,550-square-foot space will seat about 75 inside and another 10 on a patio, Butcher said. It will employ 15 to 20.
“I’m excited about this,” said Butcher, a Fairborn native who now lives in Yellow Springs when OSU classes are not in session. “I’ve always had a passion for business and entrepreneurship.”
“But more so, I have a passion for great food shared with great company, and Flyby is where these passions come together to create something truly special.”
Flyby will be a fast-casual barbecue restaurant with an ordering system similar to Chipotle. It will serve signature barbeque sandwiches, bowls and platters featuring hickory-smoked meats, a variety of toppings, and regional American barbeque sauces. A vegan option of pulled barbecue jackfruit will be available. The restaurant also will feature homemade comfort-food-style side dishes, banana pudding, craft beer and sodas.
Plans call for continuing the Flyby BBQ food truck, which will focus on larger festivals and food-truck rallies, Butcher said.
EARLIER COVERAGE: College kid launches new made-to-order BBQ food truck in Dayton (June 2017)
“The Mall at Fairfield Commons is excited to welcome Flyby BBQ as they expand into their first brick and mortar store” Kristie Miller, general manager of The Mall at Fairfield Commons, said in a release. “We strive to meet shopper demand by providing dynamic national and local brands and retail concepts, as well as family-friendly dining and entertainment options all within our center.
“Flyby BBQ is a highly-rated hip new restaurant concept and we are lucky that they are calling Fairfield Commons home.”
Flyby will join a diverse mix of restaurants at Fairfield Commons including BJ’s Brewhouse, Chuy’s Tex Mex, BRAVO Cucina Italiana, Spinoza’s Pizza and Salads, FUSIAN, MacKenzie River Pizza, Melt Bar and Grilled, and the similarly named, but totally separate, Flyboy’s Deli. Part of the space that now accommodates some of those restaurants was created when the mall’s then-owners decided to tear down part former department store space to make way for restaurant concepts — a move that now appears prescient.
Flyby BBQ founder Butcher was named the Top Student Entrepreneur in Central Ohio and top 25 in the United States by Entrepreneurs Organization in both 2016 and 2017. He launched the business in 2016 with pop-up events and catering, then brought on his cousin, Mark Butcher, to launch the food truck venture in 2017.
One other local food truck, Zombie Dogz, made the transition to bricks-and-mortar restaurant with its location on Brown Street near the University of Dayton. And Hunger Paynes food truck is poised to open a beer and wine garden at the Dayton Mall.
RELATED: Local food truck to open beer, wine pub in the Dayton Mall (September 2017)
Butcher said he chose the Mall at Fairfield Commons location because it’s the epicenter of the food truck’s following with its proximity to Wright State University, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Beavercreek, Fairborn and Yellow Springs.
Published: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 6:16 AM
Updated: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 6:56 AM
FAIRFIELD, Butler County — Officers are on the scene of a shooting and stabbing that occurred in Fairfield Friday morning.
The incident was reported around 6 a.m. in the 1500 block of Gelhot Drive.
A medical helicopter was requested to the scene, but was unable to fly.
Officers were reportedly on scene when the shooting happened. No officers were injured, according to initial reports.
Published: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 6:12 AM
— Skylar Rodriguez was born three months early on Nov. 22, 2017, and only given 24 hours to live.
"Her kidney wasn't working. Her liver's enlarged. She couldn't breathe on her own," her grandmother, Cindy Washington, said Wednesday.
The newborn was diagnosed with an extremely rare disease known as mucopolysaccharidosis type VII.
Her mother, Hunter Howard, said they are one of the first cases in this part of the United States.
"They told us there are only 150 people in the whole world that have this," Howard said.
The disease is also known as MPS7 or Sly syndrome. Patients with it are missing a key enzyme needed for healthy body function.
Body tissue and organs are damaged because of the disease. The result is a very short life expectancy for the now 7-month-old.
"At this point, they're saying that she won't live a year," Washington said.
Skylar's family said they have received world-class care at Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center while coming to grips with their new reality.
"I'm thankful, there couldn't have been a better team to take care of Skylar," Washington told us.
But the clock is ticking with no cure for MPS7.
Late last year, the Food and Drug Administration approved the first-ever treatment for MPS7. It's an enzyme therapy drug.
However, the family's being told it will cost them $200,000 per year.
That's money they don't have, and the family is left hoping Medicaid will agree to cover the cost of treatment.
"Skylar needs it now, 'cause that medicine just might save her," Washington said.
They are left to wait for an answer about treatment and said they'll cherish every moment they have for now with Skylar.
"She's the light of my life, and I would never want that to dim," her mother said.
Doctors are allowing Skylar to leave the hospital on July 5.
Published: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 3:34 AM
Updated: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 6:57 AM
TODAY: Some passing downpours and patchy fog this morning with a little dry time later in the morning into lunchtime. It’ll be partly to mostly cloudy today and mild with highs around 80 degrees. We’ll see isolated storms redevelop in the afternoon hours as we heat up. Localized heavy rain and strong winds are the main weather threats. Activity for the early evening will then taper off.
SATURDAY: A stray shower or two early on. We’ll see broken clouds into the afternoon as highs peak around 80 degrees again. A few showers or storms pop into the afternoon, but expect it to dry out later in the day into the night.
SUNDAY: It’ll feel muggy with sunshine, scattered clouds, and highs in the low 80s. We can’t rule out a stray shower, but most will stay dry.
MONDAY: Quiet to start the work week with highs in the low 80s. Expect sunshine.
TUESDAY: Sunshine and a few clouds for the day. It still feels muggy with highs peaking in the middle 80s.
Published: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 5:30 AM
— Two people were arrested in Idaho after a toddler who was unrestrained in a car seat fell out of a moving car -- and the driver did not stop his vehicle, KTVB reported.
Police in Boise said they received a call at 7:53 p.m. on June 15. According to witnesses, the car’s back seat flew open as the driver made a right turn. The 2-year-old child and the car seat spilled onto the road, KTVB reported.
A witness retrieved the boy -- who was not buckled into the seat -- off the road. The child suffered bruises to his left cheek and was taken to a hospital, the television station reported.
Moments later the driver of the car -- Cesar Cabana Ripoyla, 57, of Boise, returned to the scene and dropped off the boy’s mother, Ashley Pantoja, 25, also of Boise -- and drove away, police said.
Officers later discovered that two other children were in the car and were not properly restrained, KTVB reported.