Police called when dispute about potholes leads to blocked driveway

Published: Thursday, April 12, 2018 @ 9:39 PM

Operators of inn, Japanese steakhouse argue over driveway potholes

There is a dispute developing about potholes in a driveway off Old Troy Pike that leads to the Baymont Inn & Suites in Huber Heights. 

The dispute affected the public Thursday evening when the inn's owner used his car to block entrances to two businesses that use his driveway for their patrons. 

Baymont Inn owner Khalid Chaudhry said the property, in the 8100 block of Old Troy Pike, he has owned the last 10 years includes the driveway that leads to the inn as well as Osaka Japanese Steakhouse and Panera Bread. 

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Chaudhry said that according to the property contract, each business should put in their fair share to pay for pothole repairs or damage. 

The driveway that leads to these businesses has many potholes in it, and for the last two years, Chaudhry claims to have made several attempts to get the people who own and operate the Panera store to help pay for driveway repairs. 

Baymont Inn owner Khalid Chaudhry used his car to block the driveway off Old Troy Pike on Thursday night, April 12, 2018, that leads to Osaka Japanese Steakhouse and Panera Bread. (Jessica Weihrauch/Staff)

Chaudhry said the people who own and operate the Panera have said they would help, but then never did. Panera needs to pay its fair share, he said, mainly because most of the traffic running through the driveway goes to Panera. 

The manager at the Panera declined comment on the issue tonight when contacted by WHIO-TV. 

Chaudhry said Osaka's owner told him that he and his landlord would meet with Chaudhry on Monday about the dispute. 

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Huber Heights police were dispatched when patrons complained about not being able to get to Panera or the inn. 

"I just wanted to eat at one of the restaurants," said Amber Simmons, who called our newsroom about the blocked driveway off Old Troy Pike. She said she and her family eventually were able to get to the Panera. 

A police sergeant said the police department would not become involved because the dispute is a civil matter. 

Police were able to get Chaudhry to move his car for tonight, but he said he will says continue to park there until this dispute is resolved. 

We will update this still developing report as information becomes available. 

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Skies clearing tonight, rain moves in Monday

Published: Sunday, April 22, 2018 @ 4:57 AM
Updated: Sunday, April 22, 2018 @ 1:20 PM

Filtered sunshine is expected today in the Dayton area, with rain returning as early as Monday.

More clearing is expected this evening, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar said. 

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  • Rain moves in Monday
  • More rain Tuesday/early Wednesday
  • Another round of rain later Friday

5-Day Forecast


Overnight: More clearing is expected overnight. It won’t be as cool, with temperatures dropping into the middle 40s for most of the region.

Monday: After a dry start in the lower 50s, rain is expected to move in headed toward lunchtime. Highs will be in the lower 60s. Periods of rain are expected, but there will be some breaks, especially in the evening.

Tuesday: A few more scattered showers are expected. Highs will be in the upper 50s.

Wednesday: A pre-dawn shower is possible, otherwise it should be drying out. Highs will be in the lower 60s.

County-by-County Weather

Thursday: Partly cloudy skies are expected with highs in the lower 60s.

Friday: A dry start is expected, but rain returns later in the day. Highs will be in the lower 60s.

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Old North Dayton celebrates opening of Ahiska Turkish mosque

Published: Sunday, April 22, 2018 @ 4:15 PM

Old North Dayton’s Ahiska Turkish mosque Sunday afternoon celebrated its grand opening.

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The event at the Osman Gazi Mosque, at 1508 Valley St., was open to the entire community, and featured dignitaries from across the globe.

Retired Imam Celal Shahin stands inside the Osman Gazi mosque at 1508 Valley St.(CORNELIUS FROLIK / STAFF)

Celebrations included a picnic in a park owned by the mosque and a prayer service.

The Dayton area has a growing community of more than 1,000 Ashiska Turkish families, according to estimates.

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Two-vehicle injury accident causes I-75 shutdown for nearly 3 hours in Dayton

Published: Sunday, April 22, 2018 @ 3:32 AM
Updated: Sunday, April 22, 2018 @ 6:05 AM

UPDATE @ 6:50 a.m.:

The two-vehicle injury accident that occurred on northbound Interstate 75 Sunday morning is under investigation, according to police.

All three of the adult males involved in the crash were taken to an area hospital with unknown conditions, according to Sgt. Cash of the Dayton Police Department.

One of the occupants involved was described as being in “pretty bad shape.”

It was not clear what exactly happened in the Sunday morning crash but the Crash Reconstruction Unit is attempting to piece it together, Cash said.

UPDATE @ 5:28 a.m.:

All of Interstate 75 is now open after a vehicle accident caused a nearly three hour shutdown.

UPDATE @ 5:22 a.m.:

The left two lanes at northbound Interstate 75 are open between State Route 4 and Stanley Avenue after a two-vehicle accident shut the road down for nearly three hours.

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The right lane remains closed.


Northbound Interstate 75 is closed between State Route 4 and Stanley Avenue after a two-vehicle accident in Dayton Sunday.

Crews were dispatched around 2:45 a.m. to the accident.

We are working to learn more and will update this page as information becomes available. 

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Dayton Duplex fire under investigation

Published: Sunday, April 22, 2018 @ 6:45 AM
Updated: Sunday, April 22, 2018 @ 8:59 AM

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UPDATE @ 8:45 a.m.:

The fire that started at a duplex in the 200 block of Warren Street in Dayton is under investigation.

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No one was injured in the fire that started in the rear of the two-story building Sunday morning, according to District Chief Brad Baldwin of the Dayton Fire Department.

Baldwin said the fire was well involved when crews arrived.

Flames blew out of the front and sides of the duplex when crews made entry to the front of the first floor, Baldwin said. 

Firefighters tried to control the flames as the buildings on both sides of the duplex were evacuated, according to Baldwin.

It is not yet known what started the fire or if anyone was inside at the time. 

Damage estimates were not yet known but the roof had caved in.


Firefighters are on scene of a working two-story duplex fire where flames were reportedly showing in Dayton.

Crews were dispatched around 6:20 a.m. to the 200 block of Warren Street.

Buckeye Street at Warren Street is closed.

We are hearing reports that adjacent buildings are being evacuated.

We will update this story as we learn more.

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