Meet the new Daytonian who is really spicing things up at local cafes

Published: Thursday, February 08, 2018 @ 6:00 AM

One of Dayton’s newest residents is shaking up the Chai latte scene in coffee shops around the area, and she’s just getting started. 

Kendra Kallhoff moved to Dayton with her husband, Anthony, for his work in the Air Force after graduating from Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania in May 2017.

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Shortly after moving to the Gem City, Kallhoff quickly found herself helping a friend develop a chai recipe for Xenia’s newest coffee stop, the Coffee Hub. Turns out, she had quite the knack for dreaming up different combinations of spices, brown sugar and honey to make one memorable mug. 

(Kendra Kallhoff)

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“I was often disappointed with the chais I would get from cafes,” Kallhoff said. “It was often just like a sweet cinnamon milk. It’s not something that has a lot of depth or complexity; it’s just sort of one note and it’s yummy. It does the job but there’s not a lot of creativity out there.” 

An opportunity to work at Ghostlight Coffee gave Kallhoff the push to take her chai qualms into her own hands. In late 2017, the Ghostlight barista started her very own business, Nectarie Chai, and production was underway in a fully functioning licensed kitchen. 

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Only a month and a half later, her concentrate products are now featured in three decadent menu options at Ghostlight — the Fireside Chai, the Golden Chai and the Black Market Chai. And although her business is still very young, Kallhoff is determined to see Nectarie spicing things up in coffee shops all around. 

(Kendra Kallhoff)

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“I think it would be cool to work with a store and let them tell me, ‘Hey our customers love our vanilla!’ So OK, let’s do like a vanilla cardamom,” Kallhoff said. “Let’s put something together that works for your demographic but is also unique and doesn’t just settle.” 

As for a long-term business plan, Kallhoff said Nectarie Chai needs to be able to move around and “survive the Air Force,” as her husband could be moving around for the military. For now, however, she’s pulling inspiration from her new roots in Dayton. 

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“Dayton’s been awesome. I grew up kind of in the Philly area, never really had it super great. My mom was a single mom and after putting myself through school, I’ve always just been kind of chugging along and trying to carve out my piece of everything, and I feel like Dayton is very much the same way … Around here there are so many hard-working people, so many creative people who are really just trying their best to find their place … that feeling of growth is really inspiring to me.”

(Kendra Kallhoff)

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ATV crash in Clark County sends man, child to area hospitals

Published: Sunday, May 27, 2018 @ 3:58 PM



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A man and child were taken to area hospitals Sunday afternoon following an ATV rollover crash.

The crash was reported around 2:20 p.m. in the 4600 block of New Carlisle Pike, west of Springfield.

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A man was taken to Soin Medical Center in Beavercreek, and a child was taken to Dayton Children’s Hospital. Their injuries were not life-threatening, according to crews on the scene.

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Dayton duplex fire considered suspicious, officials say

Published: Monday, May 28, 2018 @ 12:21 AM
Updated: Monday, May 28, 2018 @ 1:35 AM

SCENE: Crews respond to fire on Kammer Avenue in Dayton

UPDATE @ 1:45 a.m: The fire that occurred at a duplex on Kammer Avenue Monday morning is being investigated as suspicious, Dayton fire officials say.

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Crews responded to the structure fire in the 300 block around 12:20 a.m. with heavy fire coming from the first floor. 

The residence where the fire occurred was occupied by two adults and two children who were all able to escape unharmed. There was no one inside the adjacent residence. 

There are no exact damage estimates, but the fire did expose to other parts of the duplex, according to officials.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. 

INITIAL REPORT

Officials are responding to Kammer Avenue on reports of a structure fire that occurred early Monday morning. 

Crews were dispatched to the residence in the 300 block around 12:20 a.m. on reports of a working fire, per initial reports.

We have a crew on the way to the scene and will continue to update this story with additional details. 

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Dayton traffic from the WHIO Traffic Center

Published: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 @ 2:44 AM
Updated: Sunday, May 27, 2018 @ 11:59 PM

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Major Highway Incidents

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Surface Street Incidents

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY

  • Arlington Road between Pleasant Plain and Upper Lewisburg Salem Road, BRIDGE CLOSURE, March 5 - Sept. 30. All ramps for I-70 will remain open. 
  • Airport Access Road South between US 40 and I-70, Lane closure May 8 - 31. One southbound lane will remain open.
  • Keowee Street north of Stanley Avenue, bridge closed until 2019. The official detour is: Keowee Street to Stanley Avenue to I-75 to Wagner Ford Road and back to Dixie. More information is available here.
  • Stewart Street Ramp to US 35 East, RAMP CLOSURE March 28 - Sept 30, 2018. The official detour is: Stewart Street to Edwin C. Moses Boulevard to I-75 north to US 35 west to James H. McGee Blvd. to US 35 east.
  • I-75 north Ramp to US 35 west, RAMP CLOSURE, March 12 - Sept. 30. The official detour is: I-75 north to US 35 east to Jefferson/Main Street to Ludlow Street to US 35 west. 
  • I-75 between SR 48 and Needmore Road, Nightly lane closures April 29 - July 31 between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. Will become double lane closures at 10 p.m. 
  • SR 4 between Infirmary Road and Frytown Road, ROAD CLOSURE April 23 - June 3. The official detour is: SR 725 to I-75 to SR 4
  • SR 48 between First Street and Riverdale Street, Lane closure April 2, 2018 - April 1, 2019. One lane will remain open in each direction.

GREENE COUNTY

  • State Route 235 between Dayton Yellow Springs and Enon Roads, ROAD CLOSURE for six months. The official detour is U.S. 68, West Hyde, and West Enon Roads.
  • Trebein Road from U.S. 35, Lane restrictions April 16 - August, 2018 for construction of a right turn lane. One lane will remain maintained at all times with flagging operations. 

WARREN COUNTY

MIAMI COUNTY

  • N. Market Street between Foss Way/Kirk Lane and Stonyridge Avenue, ROAD CLOSURE March 5 at 7 a.m. - Aug. 10 at 5 p.m. 
  • SR 721 between Sugar Grove Road and Deeter Road, ROAD CLOSURE May 7 - 28. The official detour is SR 721 to SR 718 to SR 48 to US 36 to SR 721
  • US 36 westbound between Scott Drive and Kienle Drive, Lane closure March 26 - June 30. One westbound lane will remain open. 
  • US 36 between Scott Drive and Aerovent Drive, Lane closure April 26 - August 31. 

DARKE COUNTY

  • SR 705 between Groff Road and US 127, ROAD CLOSURE May 14 - 28. The official detour is: US 127 to SR 119 to SR 118
  • US 36/US 127 between Hogpath Road and Horatio- Harris Creek Road, Daily lane closures April 30 - August 31 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Sweitzer Street/West Fourth Street between Pine Street and Sycamore Street, ROAD CLOSURE May 21 - 31. The official detour is: Pine Street to Washington Avenue to Broadway 

MERCER COUNTY

  • SR 117 between US 127 and SR 116, Daily lane closures April 23 - July 31 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. 
  • SR 49 between Menchhofer Road and SR 219, ROAD CLOSURE April 16 - 30. The official detour is: SR 29 to SR 118 to SR 219
  • SR 29 between Wabash Road and Burrville Road, BRIDGE CLOSURE May 24 - June 13. The official detour is SR 49 to SR 219 to SR 118.

SHELBY COUNTY

  • SR 47 between Fifth Avenue and Wilkinson Avenue, Lane closures Jan. 21 - Nov. 27. One lane will remain open in each direction at all times. 
  • SR 274 between Shroyer Road and Island Avenue, Lane closure April 9 - June 9. One lane will remain open in each direction. 

CLARK COUNTY

  • I-70 east Ramp to I-675 north, RAMP CLOSURE March 15 - Aug. 15. The official detour is: I-70 east to I-675 south to SR 444 to I-675 north
  • Spangler Road south between Restoration Drive and I-70, Traffic pattern switch March 26 - August 15. Southbound Spangler Road traffic going to I-675 south and I-70 east will be moved to northbound side of I-675. Traffic will then be redirected to the southbound side of I-675 after passing over I-70. 

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY

  • Upper Valley Pike between State Route 296 and Lippincott Road, ROAD CLOSURE, starting April 16 for approximately four weeks.

LOGAN COUNTY

  • SR 274 between Morris Rose Road and SR 235, Daily lane closures May 1 - June 29 between 7 a.m. 5 p.m. 
  • SR 235 between SR 720 and SR 117, Daily lane closures May 1 - June 29 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • SR 68 between SR 508 and Gunn Town Road, Daily lane closures April 23 - June 29 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. 

AUGLAIZE COUNTY

  • SR 501 between Infirmary Road and National Road, daily lane closures April 30 - June 1 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. 
  • US 33 between SR 29 and I-75, Daily lane closures March 26 - July 31 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. One lane will remain open in each direction. 

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Crews respond to stabbing reported on Ferguson Ave. in Dayton

Published: Sunday, May 27, 2018 @ 11:12 PM

Stabbing reported in Dayton

Crews are on scene of a reported stabbing that occurred on Ferguson Avenue late Sunday night.

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Initial reports indicate officials responded to the incident in the 900 block around 11 p.m. 

We’re working to learn more details and will continue to update this story. 

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