New brewery near the Dayton Mall is NOW HIRING

Published: Tuesday, July 25, 2017 @ 9:04 AM

Heavier Than Air Brewing Co is the latest brewery to join the thriving local beer scene.

The Dayton area’s next brewery is hiring as it prepares to open just east of the Dayton Mall.

Heavier than Air Brewing Co. expects to hire three to six people to start, according to brewery co-founder Nick Tarkany Sr. Interested persons can apply through the brewery’s Facebook page.

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The new brewery — located at 497 Miamisburg-Centerville Road in the Normandy Square Shopping Center east of the Dayton Mall — is in the process of obtaining its final permits and approvals and is gearing up for a “soft” open, Tarkany said.

“We don’t have a precise date yet, but we’re not talking about weeks,” he said.

Heavier Than Air Brewing Co. is gearing up to open in the coming weeks on Miamisburg-Centerville Road east of the Dayton Mall. MARK FISHER/STAFF(Staff Writer)

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After completing hiring and training and obtaining federal brewing and occupancy permits, Heavier Than Air Brewing will initially open with “guest beers” from other Dayton-area breweries flowing through its 10 taps, until ramping up its own brewing operation.

“As our own beers come on line, we’ll gradually scale back the guest beers, although it is our goal to keep four or so beers from other Dayton-area breweries,” Tarkany said. The brewery also intends to pour a selection from Riegele in Dayton’s Sister City of Augsburg, Germany.

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Heavier Than Air Brewing Co. is gearing up to open in the coming weeks on Miamisburg-Centerville Road east of the Dayton Mall. MARK FISHER/STAFF(Staff Writer)

In the coming weeks, “We’ll just unlock the door one day and see who walks in,” Tarkany said. “Our ‘hard’ opening will come later, when our first beer flows through the tap, and out sign is up. That may be a month or so down the road.”

Heavier Than Air will have a limited food menu and will “encourage customers to order delivery or bring food in,” Tarkany said, citing nearby restaurants such as the Submarine House, Dragon One, Zinks Meats and Fine Wines and Flying Pizza.

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Tarkany has been an avid home-brewery for more than a decade. The brewery will be overseen by Tarkany and his brother Chris Tarkany, with an assist from two of Nick’s sons, Ben and Nick Jr.

Nick Sr. had nothing but praise for the Dayton-area brewing community and said he has received a lot of helpful advice and guidance from owners and brewers from other local breweries in navigating the complex construction and permit process all new breweries must go through before opening.

“Other breweries in the area have been very supportive and helpful,” he said. “They’re an outstanding group of people.”

For more information or to monitor its progress toward opening, check out the Heavier Than Air Brewing Facebook page.

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Can you ID Dayton bike thieves?

Published: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 @ 5:16 PM

Police are asking for the public’s help to identify three suspects stealing bicycles.

The bike thieves took two bikes in the 300 block of West First Street over a two-day span July 11 and July 12, according to a release from Dayton police.

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All three suspects appear to be younger males.

One was wearing a black tank top, black shorts and black shoes.

The second was wearing a white tank top, had a black backpack and distinctive bright blue tennis shoes.

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The third suspect was wearing a bright yellow or lime green T-shirt with black writing on the left chest and on the back of the shirt. He also was wearing gray shorts with a red stripe and black flip-flops with white on the strap.

Anyone who recognizes the suspects or who knows about the crime is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 937-222-STOP (7867).

Got a news tip? Call our monitored 24-hour line, 937-259-2237, or send it to newsdesk@cmgohio.com

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McDonald’s giving away free french fries through the end of the year

Published: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 @ 5:15 PM

McDonald's is giving away free medium fries every Friday through the end of 2018, for customers who download the McDonald's app.
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McDonald's is giving away free medium fries every Friday through the end of 2018, for customers who download the McDonald's app.(Scott Olson/Getty Images)

McDonald’s is giving away free french fries for the remainder of 2018.

Every Friday until December 30, you can get an order of medium fries for free, McDonald’s announced as part of a promotion for National French Fry Day.

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In order to get the free fries, customers have to download the McDonald’s app to get the deal’s coupon.

Customers also have to make a purchase of at least $1 to redeem.

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On-ramp to I-675 N & S in Fairborn, from base Area B, reopens after crash

Published: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 @ 2:55 PM
Updated: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 @ 5:10 PM

SCENE: 3 injured on I-675 crash near Col. Glenn

UPDATE @ 4:56 p.m.:  The on-ramp has reopened.

UPDATE @ 4:35 p.m.:

One lane on the ramp to I-675 North and South, from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Area B, has reopened.

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INITIAL REPORT

Three people have been taken to a hospital following a single-vehicle rollover crash on I-675 near Col. Glenn Highway, according to the Ohio Highway State Patrol.

All three victims have been taken to Miami Valley hospital. The driver is in serious condition. The condition of the two passengers is unknown.

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Both the northbound and southbound ramps to Col. Glenn Highway are shut down.

The vehicle crash was reported about 2 p.m., according to scanner traffic. Speed and alcohol may have played a factor in the crash, according to OSP.

We are working to find out more information. We will update this developing report.

Got a tip? Call our monitored 24-hour line, 937-259-2237, or send it to newsdesk@cmgohio.com

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Police lip sync battle: Which Butler County officers did it better?

Published: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 @ 4:52 PM
Updated: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 @ 4:52 PM

Police departments across the country are issuing and answering a lip sync challenge. The Middletown Police Department’s video features Officer Chris Alfrey pounding on the door of a closed Central Pastry.
(From: Middletown Division of Police Facebook)
Police departments across the country are issuing and answering a lip sync challenge. The Middletown Police Department’s video features Officer Chris Alfrey pounding on the door of a closed Central Pastry.((From: Middletown Division of Police Facebook))

Two Butler County law enforcement agencies have released lip sync challenge videos this week. Now the question is: Who is the better performer — the Middletown Police Department or the Butler County Sheriff's Office? And will any other departments take on the challenge?

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Middletown Police Chief Rodney Muterspaw said numerous people, after watching other public safety departments post lip sync videos, encouraged Middletown to create their own music video.

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“Hopefully it made somebody’s bad day a better day where they could laugh a little bit,” he said.

CLICK HERE to watch Middletown Police in their lip sync battle

In the video that was released today on the department’s Facebook page, the officers poked fun at themselves by eating doughnuts. The video to Lady Antebellum’s “Need You Now,” features officers upset that there are no doughnuts left in the break room.

Among the video's highlights: Maj. Leanne Hood throws a bagel against a wall and Maj. David Birk sings to a picture of a doughnut on his desk.

The video also features Officer Chris Alfrey pounding on the door of a closed Central Pastry.

The video ends with Muterspaw being told that one doughnut is left in the break room — only to find that a canine officer has found the doughnut first.

The Middletown Police Department has challenged the Fairfield Police Department to create their own lip sync video.

Fairfield Police Chief Steve Maynard said, “If I can get enough interest from my staff we certainly will.”

On Monday, the Butler County Sheriff’s Office released its answer to the lip sync challenge with a featuring “The Final Countdown” by Europe, which was recorded in the Butler County Historic Courthouse; a dispatcher belting out “One Call Away ” by Charlie Puth; and Sheriff Richard Jones dancing to “Ice, Ice Baby" by Vanilla Ice with several sheriff's office employees.

“You have to be able to laugh at yourself,” Jones said, noting he failed at doing the flossing dance but he keeps trying.

The sheriff said the videos humanize law enforcement to the community as well as build morale within the ranks.

“(Officers) have difficult, dangerous jobs. It is good for everyone to have a chance to laugh,” Jones said. “And I hope people are watching it and laughing their (expletive) off.”

The sheriff’s office has challenged the Hamilton West Chester police department to the lip sync battle. There's no word yet if they plan to respond.

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