Wendy’s at Dayton Mall reopens more than 3 weeks after fire

Published: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 @ 11:45 AM
Updated: Friday, July 07, 2017 @ 9:54 AM

The Wendy’s near the Dayton Mall at Ohio 725 and Ohio 741 has reopened more than three weeks after a fire. JIM NOELKER/STAFF
The Wendy’s near the Dayton Mall at Ohio 725 and Ohio 741 has reopened more than three weeks after a fire. JIM NOELKER/STAFF

The Wendy’s restaurant near the Dayton Mall has reopened more than three weeks after a fire traced to a thermostat damaged a wall and part of the restaurant’s floor.

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The restaurant at 2948 Miamisburg-Centerville Road (Ohio 725) reopened yesterday, Thursday July 6,  Kevin Morris — director of operations for MUY! Hamburger Partners, the franchise group that operates 31 Wendy’s restaurants across the Miami Valley — told this news outlet this morning, July 7.

>> EARLIER: Small fire shuts down Wendy’s near Dayton Mall

Miami Twp. Fire District crews were dispatched to the Wendy’s just after 8 p.m. on June 12. There were no injuries reported, and the employees were able to get out of the building, a fire official said.

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Damage to the wall and floor were considered minimal, the fire official said. The floor was damaged when the remains of the melted thermostat began to drip.

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Woman in ICU after struck by vehicle in Kettering

Published: Sunday, July 15, 2018 @ 10:42 AM
Updated: Sunday, July 15, 2018 @ 4:12 PM

A 41-year-old woman is in ICU after she was struck by a vehicle in Kettering Saturday morning.

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Kettering dispatchers confirmed a man struck the female with his vehicle on West Stroop Road near Stoneridge Road around 2:40 a.m.

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Police were able to locate the man who reportedly thought he had hit a deer using intersection cameras, according to Kettering Police Department Sgt. Larry Warren. He pulled over “down the street” to check his vehicle in a parking lot for damage, dispatchers told us.

The man was reported “very upset” when police told the man he had actually hit a woman instead of a deer. 

Warren said the area where the woman was struck was very dark and wooded. He said police do not know why she was crossing the street there. There was no crosswalk.

Warren describes the woman as being in “very bad shape” after the accident and remains in Kettering Medical Center.

The driver of the vehicle does not face criminal charges, Warren said.

Police are not releasing the identity of the woman at this time.

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

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Pool-goers experience whirlwind at Kroger Aquatic Center in Huber Heights 

Published: Sunday, July 15, 2018 @ 3:56 PM

Meteorologist Jesse Maag goes over a whirlwind that popped up Huber Heights and discusses how it was formed.

If the conditions are just right on a hot summer day, you might just come across a whirlwind like the pool-goers at the Kroger Aquatic Center in Huber Heights did Saturday.

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A whirlwind, also known as a dust devil, is a relatively small, rotating column of air initially formed from calm winds, plenty of sun, and generally dry conditions, according to News Center 7 Meteorologist Jesse Maag.

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Crystal Hagans told us an umbrella flew over her head during the whirlwind at the Kroger Aquatic Center located at 8625 Brandt Pike . Hagans said clothes, shoes and lounge chairs were picked up by the whirlwind as well.

Lifeguards were able to get everyone out of the pool and take shelter, Hagans said. They checked to make sure no one had been hurt.

“For me, it was exciting but I was surprised when it happened,” said Hagans.

The birth of a whirlwind starts with sunshine heating the ground which then heats the air immediately above it. This process is known as conduction. Once the air just above the ground is heated, it rapidly rises into the relatively cooler air above.

As it rises it creates what is called an updraft. The updraft quickly transports air from the surface several meters into the air, Maag said.

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After the updraft takes places, air from all around the base of whirlwind rushes in to fill the void left by the air previously located there. Since the air rushing towards the center of the whirlwind is also hot, it meets at the center and continues to feed the updraft.

This cycle continues until heat is lost at the surface or the overall calm surface conditions are compromised. Whirlwinds are generally harmless to adults, but on rare occasions they have been known to knock people off of their feet. It’s best for small children to steer clear of these.

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Massachusetts policeman, civilian killed in shooting 

Published: Sunday, July 15, 2018 @ 2:55 PM
Updated: Sunday, July 15, 2018 @ 4:07 PM

Police were on the scene of a shooting in Weymouth, Massachusetts, where a policeman died from his wounds.
Weymouth Police Department
Police were on the scene of a shooting in Weymouth, Massachusetts, where a policeman died from his wounds.(Weymouth Police Department)

A Massachusetts police officer and a civilian were shot and killed in Weymouth on Sunday morning, authorities said.

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Authorities said the officer, identified as Michael Chesna, sustained life-threatening injuries and was rushed to South Shore Hospital. He later died from his injuries.

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The Norfolk County district attorney said the suspect, identified as Emmanuel Lopes, is in custody. Lopes will be charged with two counts of homicide. The arraignment is scheduled for Monday.

Police said the officer had pulled over a car that had been driving erratically out of Rockland.

The driver then ran off and attempted to hide near Burton Place in Weymouth. The suspect then allegedly threw a rock at the officer, causing him to drop his gun.

The suspect then grabbed the officer's weapon and shot him, police said.

The shooting happened near South Shore Hospital.

Authorities blocked off parts of South Shore Hospital.

Cars at the scene being towed were involved in an accident before the shooting happened.

Government officials in the area, including Gov. Charlie Baker, put out tweets on Sunday, sending thoughts and prayers to those close to the victims.

The shooting happened just three months and three days after Yarmouth Sgt. Sean Gannon was shot and killed in the line of duty.

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These types of pet foods could cause heart disease in dogs, report says

Published: Saturday, July 14, 2018 @ 11:15 PM

FDA Warns These Types of Pet Foods Can Cause Heart Disease in Dogs

Want to keep your pup healthy? You may have to avoid certain foods, because some could cause heart disease, according to the United States Food and Drug Administration. 

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The agency issued a warning this week after assessing reports that have associated certain diets with cardiovascular disease. 

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Researchers found that pet foods with peas, lentils, potatoes and other legume seeds have been linked with instances of canine dilated cardiomyopathy, a disease of the heart muscle in dogs. The condition can enlarge the heart, often leading to heart failure.

Although the illness is typically found in larger breeds like great Danes and Newfoundlands, the FDA said “highly unusual” reports of dogs not vulnerable to the disease have contracted it. 

“That’s why the FDA is conducting an investigation into this potential link,” the organization wrote in the statement. “The FDA has been in contact with the pet food manufacturers and the veterinary community to discuss these reports and will provide updates as more information becomes available.”

For now, experts are advising pet owners to consult their veterinarians before making any changes to their pets’ diets. 

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