‘Famous for Pizza:’ Casey’s General Store planned for Huber Heights

Published: Thursday, February 08, 2018 @ 6:28 AM

Sketch of a Casey’s General Store planned for Huber Heights. CONTRIBUTED
Sketch of a Casey’s General Store planned for Huber Heights. CONTRIBUTED

Casey’s General Store plans to build a new location in Huber Heights, according to city planning documents.

The new 4,685 square foot retail convenience store and gas station is planned for 6007 Old Troy Pike, according to the documents. The site is currently home to a Flowerama that will close in coming months, the store’s owner said.

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Mayor Jeff Gore said he hopes the development will help spark additional investment in southern Huber Heights.

“I’m glad to see another nice facility, a nice structure, a gas station being built in that part of town toward the southern end,” Gore said. “That shows there is good investment opportunity for businesses in the southern end of town.”

The plans, which were discussed at a recent city council work session, still need to be approved by council.

Casey’s, which markets itself as “Famous for Pizza,” has made a recent push into Ohio. The business is an ubiquitous staple in many rural Midwestern communities, especially in Iowa where it is headquartered.

Established in 1968, Casey’s General Stores Inc., (NASDAQ: CASY) operates more than 2,000 stores in 15 states. Only 17 percent of the company’s stores are found in areas with populations of 20,000 or more, according to company data. The company plans to build or acquire 90 to 120 stores in fiscal year 2018, according to its second quarter results.

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Councilman Richard Shaw said there is potential for the site to become one of Casey’s flagship stores in Ohio. He additionally said the site could feature electronic vehicle charging stations.

The company is also developing locations in New Lebanon and Clayton.

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More showers and storms likely to start the week

Published: Sunday, May 20, 2018 @ 4:50 AM

The first part of your Sunday should be dry, but there is a slight chance for an isolated shower, according to Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar. The better chances for more showers and storms returns for the second half of the day. Some of the storms towards evening could be strong to severe with the biggest concerns being strong winds and some hail. Highs today will be in the lower 80s.

WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST:

  • Few P.M. showers and storms today
  • Some could be strong with gusty winds, hail and heavy downpours
  • Dry time returns by Wednesday

DETAILED FORECAST:

5-Day Forecast

Monday: More showers and a few storms are likely to start the work-week. Highs will be in the upper 70s.

Tuesday: A few lingering showers, maybe a few storms are likely for the first part of your day. Highs will be in the lower 80s.

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Wednesday: It looks like we finally dry things out on Wednesday under partly cloudy skies. Highs again will be in the lower 80s.

Thursday: A little bit more sunshine returns for your day with highs in the lower 80s.

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Two people ejected from motorcycle in Shelby Co. crash

Published: Sunday, May 06, 2018 @ 7:00 PM
Updated: Sunday, May 20, 2018 @ 4:25 AM

UPDATE @ 4:25 a.m. (May 20):

Michelle S. McNamara, 28, was listed in serious condition at Miami Valley Hospital after being ejected from a motorcycle in Loramie Twp. May 6.

The driver of the motorcycle, Stephen J. Vennemeyer, 52, was no longer listed as a patient at Wilson Memorial Hospital. His condition was not known.

FIRST REPORT:

Shelby County deputies and the Russia Fire Department responded to a single-vehicle motorcycle crash at the intersection of Russia Houston Road and Russia Rd. early Sunday morning. 

Stephen J. Vennemeyer, 52, and Michelle S. McNamara, 28, were ejected from a black 2016 Kawasaki motorcycle traveling eastbound in the 1000 block of Russia Houston around 12:18 a.m. 

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Vennemeyer over corrected when traveling off the right side of the roadway and then crashed. 

McNamara was transported by CareFlight to Miami Valley Hospital and is in critical condition. 

Vennemeyer was transported by rescue squad to Wilson Memorial Hospital 

The extent of Vennemeyer's injuries is unknown.

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Abandoned car fire under investigation in Montgomery Co.

Published: Sunday, May 20, 2018 @ 2:32 AM
Updated: Sunday, May 20, 2018 @ 4:00 AM

UPDATE @ 4 a.m.:

An abandoned vehicle found fully engulfed in a gravel lot near the Great Miami River Recreational Trail is under investigation, according to Lt. Nick Carpenter of Bethel Twp. Fire Department.

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A call from a passerby came in around 2:10 a.m. that a Hyundai Veloster was on fire at Old Springfield Road at Old Canal Road.

Bethel Twp. fire along with Vandalia fire and Metro Park Police handled the incident.

Flames were able to be extinguished quickly and the vehicle was towed, according to Carpenter. 

FIRST REPORT:

Emergency crews are responding to a report of a vehicle fire in Vandalia Sunday morning.

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Initial reports state the vehicle is fully engulfed at Old Springfield Road and Old Canal Road.

It’s unknown if the vehicle is occupied at this time.

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Thunderbirds to perform for first time since deadly crash

Published: Monday, May 14, 2018 @ 8:49 PM
Updated: Sunday, May 20, 2018 @ 1:51 AM

Thunderbirds to resume flying this weekend

The United States Air Force Thunderbirds are returning to air show performances for the first time since a deadly crash in April. 

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The Thunderbirds announced over social media of their upcoming performances May 18-20 at AirPower over Hampton Roads at Join Base Langley Eustis in Virginia.

This will be the first public performance since Maj. Stephen Del Bagno’s death April 4.

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Del Bagno flew Thunderbirds No. 4 jet in the six-aircraft jet team.

He died in a crash over the Nevada desert.

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