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Published: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 @ 6:53 AM
CENTERVILLE — Firehouse Subs, which earlier this year was named the top “Overall Brand” by Technomic’s Chain Restaurant Consumers’ Choice Awards, hosts a ribbon-cutting and grand opening today, April 18, at its latest Dayton-area restaurant at the Cornerstone of Centerville development — and more locations are on the way.
The new restaurant located at 5239 Cornerstone North Blvd. will offer a “sneak peek” and host a ribbon-cutting at 10 a.m. today. The new sub shop is owned and operated by David and Jennifer Baker of Centerville, who also operate the Firehouse Subs location on Far Hills Avenue in Kettering. It is the fourth Dayton-area location for the chain, which also operates sub shops in Oakwood near the University of Dayton campus and on Old Troy Pike in Huber Heights.
A fifth Dayton-area Firehouse Subs is gearing up to open in Englewood, while a sixth is in the works in Sidney. Firehouse Subs Area Developer Charles Fryman said he is looking for more locations.
RELATED: Firehouse Subs to add another location; ‘aggressively’ looking for more (February 2017)
Firehouse specializes in hot subs and also serves salads, chili and other sandwiches in an atmosphere that evokes an old-fashioned firehouse. The new 1,800-square-foot Centerville sub shop boasts a custom, hand-painted mural depicting the Sugarcreek Twp. Fire Department putting out a car fire in front of the Dille mansion, which sat on the 156-acre tract that is being developed as the Cornerstone of Centerville retail center.
In the mural’s background is a Boeing C-17 Globemaster III, a large military transport aircraft that is a tribute to franchisee David Baker’s brother Lt. Colonel Michael Baker, a pilot with the 445th Airlift Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
David Baker said last week that the new restaurant will give back to the community through the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation.
Firehouse Subs created the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation in 2005 with the mission of providing funding, life-saving equipment and educational opportunities to fire departments and other public safety organizations. The foundation has given more than $25 million to first responders and their departments in 46 states, Puerto Rico and Canada.
Each Firehouse Subs location recycles leftover, five-gallon pickle buckets, available to guests for a $2 donation to the foundation. Donation canisters on register counters explain the nonprofit’s mission and collect spare change, while the Round Up Program allows guests to “round up” their bill to the nearest dollar. All funds raised benefit the foundation.
The foundation, David Baker said, “has had a significant impact on the Miami Valley” by donating $172,000 in equipment grants to 12 local Fire and Police departments since Firehouse Subs debuted in Dayton in 2013.
“This is a big accomplishment for our area in just four short years,” Baker said.
The new Centerville Firehouse Subs employs about 35. It is open daily from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Published: Sunday, June 24, 2018 @ 9:21 PM
DAYTON — A man was charged with felonious assault and domestic violence Sunday against Harry McBride, 27, according to a Dayton Police report.
Emanuel Porter, also 27, was arrested and booked into Montgomery County Jail.
Initial reports say there was a possible stabbing at 1906 Elsmere Avenue.
When crews arrived, neighbors were being combative and told them it wasn’t anything serious.
Published: Sunday, June 24, 2018 @ 10:23 AM
Police and medics were on scene of a crash that involved a motorcycle and a black Pontiac Grand Prix in Dayton Sunday morning.
The accident occurred at South Smithville Road and Oakdale Avenue around 9:55 a.m., according to dispatchers.
Published: Sunday, June 24, 2018 @ 4:17 PM
Updated: Sunday, June 24, 2018 @ 6:07 PM
DAYTON — UPDATE @ 6:10 p.m.:
The victim of the shooting that occurred at Oxford and Windsor Avenues is currently at an unknown hospital being treated for non-life threatening injuries, said Sgt. Creigee S. Coleman.
The victim was walking down the street on a sidewalk when another man came up to him, pulled out a handgun, and shot him for some unknown reason. Witnesses say they heard a gunshot, but didn’t see anyone run away or drive off.
Crews found shell cases in the street, and Crime Scene Investigators were on scene recovering those shell casings. They hope to tie the casings to a handgun, and with that information, hopefully detectives can determine who the handgun belongs to.
“We are hoping anyone who knows anything or saw this incident can call the Dayton Police Department (937-333-2677) or the regional dispatch center (937-225-4357) and please give us some information so we can bring this crime to a closure,” said Sgt. Coleman.
A man said he was shot in the leg, but he didn’t see anyone around him in Dayton Sunday.
The man called police while in the 700 block of Oxford Avenue around 3:30 p.m. but said the incident occurred on Lexington Avenue at Windsor Avenue, said regional dispatchers.
Police do have a suspect that is described as a male in his early 20s, weighs about 140 pounds, and was wearing a black t-shirt and shorts, according to regional dispatchers.
Medics are on scene.
Published: Sunday, June 24, 2018 @ 9:56 PM
Updated: Sunday, June 24, 2018 @ 11:14 PM
HIGHLAND COUNTY — Local Dayton police and fire departments helped escort a fallen firefighter/EMT from Kettering Medical Center to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office Sunday night.
The firefighter died early Sunday, Dayton Police Sgt. Anderson confirmed.
He was a firefighter/EMT with the Paint Creek Joint EMS/Fire District and lost his life after an accident at the district’s station near Rainsboro, according to a local news journal.
The firefighter was working with compressed air cylinders when he was critically injured by one of the cylinders. He was then air lifted by a MedFlight helicopter to Kettering Medical Center, where he later died.