Where to grab pizza, fries and frozen treats for free (or practically free) this week

Published: Thursday, July 12, 2018 @ 8:00 AM

Dairy Queen Giving Free Blizzards to People Who Download Its App

Looking for an inexpensive way to treat yourself? 

Nobody wants to pay full price for food when discounts are available. And there are plenty of those happening right now.

Here are four deals to know about: 

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1. Marion’s Piazza half-price pizza deal ends today

Rob Haverstock, the assistant day manager at the Marion's Piazza in Miami Twp., makes pizza for lunch customers Tuesday Jan. 4, 2011. FILE PHOTO(Lisa Powell)

You still have time to get to Marion’s Piazza before an offer for half-price pizza ends today, July 12th. 

>> Marion’s Piazza to offer 50 percent off pizza deal during anniversary week

Marion’s is offering the discount to celebrate its 53rd anniversary. Customers must have a coupon to take advantage of the promotion, and there is a limit of two pizzas per coupon (and one coupon per person). 

If you didn’t save your coupons that were published in the Dayton Daily News papers on July 5, 6 and 7, subscribers can go to DaytonDailyNews.com/epaper to access the ePaper, or click on the link at the top of DaytonDailyNews.com or myDaytonDailyNews.com. 

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Once you’re in, go to the date icon at the top left and pick Sunday’s paper. The Marion’s coupon is in the Life section on E8. The ePaper works on any device, so you can show the coupon on your phone, or you can “print” or “save” to print the page on your printer. 

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Subscribers to Reach Magazine will find the coupon inside the most recently edition and pizza lovers can also download the Local Flavor app, where more coupons will be available digitally. 

2. Get free Icee float samples Sunday and Monday

On July 15 and 16 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., all Sam’s Clubs in the U.S. will be handing out Icee float samples.

In honor of National Ice Cream Month, Sams’s Club is extending its free samples to café items. 

On July 15 and 16 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., all Sam’s Clubs in the U.S. will be handing out Icee float samples. According to a Sam’s Club spokesperson, the treat has been a favorite of employees for years, but the company is now revealing the secret to its members. 

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You’ll find a special Icee float cart at your local store, where there will be three flavors: frozen cherry, frozen Pepsi and frozen blue raspberry. All are topped with new Member’s Mark vanilla ice cream. 

Don’t have a Sam’s Club membership? Don’t worry, you can still get an Icee float because the Sam’s Club Cafe is open to the general public. And if you can’t get to a store on July 15 or 16, the company is serving 20-ounce Icee floats for 99 cents all summer long! 

>> You can get a free ice cream float from Sam’s Club

3. Get a free Dairy Queen Blizzard

Dairy Queen. File photo. (Photo: Flickr/Creative Commons: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)

Love ice cream? Dairy Queen is offering a free small Blizzard to those who download its app. 

Thrillist reported that the effort is part of a campaign to get more people to use the restaurant's app. Users can download the DQ app from Google Play or the Apple App Store. 

Once they sign up and register, the app will get a mobile coupon for a free small Blizzard treat, ranging from Oreo to cotton candy. 

Before heading out to the nearest Dairy Queen for a treat, be sure it is participating in the offer. 

“Most DQ restaurants throughout the United States and Canada are individually owned and operated franchises, so special promotions or coupons are decided by the store management or owner,” the restaurant chain said on Twitter.

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4. Penn Station French fries

(Steve Ziegelmeyer)

Penn Station East Coast Subs is once again doing its Free Fry Day promotion on Friday, July 13th at all Penn Station locations.

All you have to do is purchase any sub and the fresh-cut fries are all yours.

No coupon is necessary, however, you do need to mention the Free Fry Day offer when you order

>> Sub chain offering its famous fresh-cut fries free with sandwich this Friday

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Victim in Springfield homicide identified 

Published: Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 10:29 AM

Units were dispatched to the scene at approximately 10:30 p.m. and found a male victim, reportedly in his 50s, dead in an alley on Clifton Ave. Police said the man was shot multiple times.

Police are still working to learn what led up to the homicide shooting that killed Howard Edley, 70, of Springfield. The shooting occured in the alley of E. Rose Street and Clifton Avenue.

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Authorities were dispatched to the scene at approximately 10:30 p.m. Saturday and found Edley who was shot multiple times according to police. 

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No arrests have been made in this shooting and police currently do not have a description of any suspects. 

We will continue to update this story with any information we receive. 

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Passing storms expected through the evening; flood advisory for Darke County

Published: Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 3:08 AM
Updated: Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 4:30 PM

Showers and thunderstorms are expected for our Monday, but a much drier change is on the way.
    • Flood Advisory until 7:30 p.m. for Darke County - Minor flooding of low-lying and poorly drained roads will occur along with minor flooding of farmland near waterways.
    • Scattered storms to taper off after dark
    • Cooler, less humid air arrives for midweek
    • Unsettled weather returns for the coming weekend

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5-day forecast with Meteorologist Jesse Maag

>>Five-Day Forecast

DETAILED FORECAST

This evening: Expect passing showers and storms. A few may contain gusty winds and brief heavy rainfall. Temperatures will be in the 80s but fall into the 70s where rainfall occurs.

Overnight: Any lingering showers will taper off with clouds breaking. Temperatures and humidity will drop with lows in the upper 60s by morning.

>> County-by-County Weather 

Tuesday: Skies will become mostly sunny. It will be warm but less humid with highs in the middle 80s.

Wednesday: Lots of sunshine is expected with much less humidity. Highs will top out near 80 degrees.

Thursday: Expect another nice day under mostly sunny skies. Highs will rebound back into the middle 80s.

Friday: Clouds will be on the increase with a chance for scattered showers and storms developing by afternoon. The humidity will also be on the rise with highs in the middle 80s. 

Saturday: Numerous showers and storms are expected, especially in the afternoon hours. Highs will be in the lower 80s.

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Dayton police continue to investigate shooting death of 70-year-old man

Published: Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 9:41 AM
Updated: Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 11:24 AM

Markell Simpson (Contributed Photo/Montgomery County Jail)
Markell Simpson (Contributed Photo/Montgomery County Jail)

UPDATE@4:38 p.m.:

Dayton police on Monday afternoon declined to comment on the relations between the victim and the suspect. However, officers acknowledged that both men lived at the address where the shooting occurred. 

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They’re working on the motivation, putting the case together to present for the consideration of change,” Lt. Jason Hall said of investigators. 

Residents at the apartment complex expressed shock at Lawrence’s death, saying the 70-year-old worked around the complex.

“He was a neighborhood maintenance man, he spoke to the kids, if you needed help, he was there to help, really sad and unfortunate,” said one woman who asked not to be identified.

Boy, 6, found wandering alone on busy Centerville street 

Most residents at the complex seem to think Lawrence was killed while sitting on a couch, something police did not confirm Monday.  They’re not sure why Simpson would shoot him but say, if he did, it just doesn’t make any sense.

UPDATE @ 11:25 a.m.: 

A woman, who identified herself as the mother of a 19-year-old arrested on a murder charge, called police after receiving a call from her son, according to a 911 call obtained by this news outlet. 

“I just left work. He called me and said ‘come home,’” the woman said. 

“And he said he shot someone, my roommate.”

The call ends with the woman saying she arrived at home followed by “Oh my God,” before the line disconnects. 

We’ll continue to update this page as we learn more. 

FIRST REPORT

A 19-year-old man has been arrested on a preliminary charge of murder after a reported shooting at a Dayton home Sunday morning. 

Officers and medics were dispatched around 7:30 a.m. to the home in the 3700 block of Lakebend Drive on reports of a person shot, according to dispatch records. 

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A man listed as the victim in a Dayton police incident report was identified as Robert Lawrence, 70, of Dayton, according to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office. His cause and manner of death were still under investigation, according to officials. 

A man arrested at the scene, identified as Markell Simpson, 19, was booked into the Montgomery County Jail on a preliminary charge of murder, according to jail records. 

Additional details were not available. We’ll update this page as we learn more. 

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 Off-duty Troy firefighter dies unexpectedly

Published: Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 4:21 PM

An off-duty Troy firefighter/paramedic passed away unexpectedly Friday evening.

Jason Holfinger, 38, died unexpectedly at his Covington home, according to his obituary.

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He is survived by his wife and three children.

Holfinger joined the Troy Fire Department in 2013.

Grief counseling has been offered to Troy firefighters.

Visitation will be at Koinos Christian Fellowship Church in Troy on Wednesday from 3 to 8 p.m.

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A funeral service will be held Thursday at 10 a.m.  at the church.

A cause of death has not yet been determined.

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