What happened when Bill’s Donuts asked for hurricane donations? THIS!

Published: Thursday, August 31, 2017 @ 7:30 AM

Here's what happened when Bill's Donut Shop asked for hurricane donations

Bill’s Donut Shop asked. And its customers answered — big time.

RELATED: WHIO-TV anchor James Brown talks about the outpouring of support at Bill’s Donuts and elsewhere in the Miami Valley

The iconic doughnut shop at 268 N. Main St. in Centerville put out the word yesterday morning on Wednesday asking customers to “Help Us Help Houston” by donating items such as diapers, Depends, rubber boots and gloves, mosquito repellant, new underwear, and plastic totes with lids. The shop’s owners parked an empty panel truck in the parking lot and asked customers to fill it up.

Boy, did they.

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As of mid-afternoon Wednesday, the panel truck was filled from floor to ceiling, and the donations continued to pour in, filling much of the doughnut shop itself.

Customers of Bill’s Donut Shop in Centerville inundated the store with donations today, Aug. 30 for survivors of Hurricane Harvey. MARK FISHER/STAFF(Staff Writer)

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The owners of Bill’s told WHIO-TV news anchor James Brown last night that the shop had “enough for two more trucks,” and a second truck was secured later in the day.

Here’s what the shop’s owners told me as of 7:15 this morning, Aug. 31:

“We will start loading truck number three mid-morning. Will keep doing this until Monday."

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Other local businesses and groups are finding ways to help the hurricane’s survivors, including The Caroline restaurant in Troy, which will donate $1 for every meal it serves through Saturday night to the Houston Foodbank.

RELATED: Bill’s Donut Shop named 1 of the 2 ‘Best in America’

Bill’s Donut Shop has become a fixture in the Centerville community and a favorite among doughnut enthusiasts from all over the region. It moved from its original downtown Dayton location to Centerville in 1967. In the 1970s, there were several Bill’s locations in the Dayton area, including Vandalia, Kettering and Huber Heights. The shop moved to its current location on Ohio 48 in 1979.

The shop has garnered plenty of national accolades and shout-outs, including from People Magazine, which included Bill’s Donuts among the 12 doughnut shops in America that collectively represent one of the “100 reasons to Love America.”

Local doughnut shop among top 50 in the U.S., magazine says (February 2013)

People also has ranked Bill’s #2 in the nation, behind only to Dough in New York City. And Bill’s also made the list of “The 15 Best Donut Shops in America” as compiled by BusinessInsider.com.

Bill’s was also the only doughnut shop in Ohio to be included in Saveur magazine’s March 2013 story entitled “The World’s Best Donuts: The 50 Finest Donut Shops in America.” A month later, USA Today named Bill’s one of the “10 Great Places to Get Doughnuts” in the U.S.

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And in June 2015, a food blog on HuffingtonPost.com identified the devil’s food doughnut at Bill’s as one of the “Dozen Best Donuts in America,” proclaiming that it “begged to be dunked in chocolate.”

We tried $150 worth of Schuler’s Donuts (April 2016)

Bill’s Donuts is open 24 hours a day. For more information, check out the Bill’s Donut Shop Facebook page or call (937) 433-0002.

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Delta passenger with multiple sclerosis says airline employees tied her to wheelchair

Published: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 6:17 AM
Updated: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 6:17 AM

FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2017, file photo, a Delta Air Lines flight takes off from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
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FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2017, file photo, a Delta Air Lines flight takes off from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)(David Goldman/AP)

A woman with multiple sclerosis says Delta Air Lines employees tied her to her wheelchair because she can’t sit up on her own and they didn’t have the chair she needed.

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Maria Saliagas travels to Europe with her husband every year. When she was diagnosed with MS five years ago, she didn’t want to break her tradition of traveling with her husband.

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She said Delta normally accommodates her by making sure staff members have a proper wheelchair that has straps to help her sit up straight.

When she flew out of Atlanta on April 1 and arrived in Amsterdam, Delta didn’t have a chair with straps, so employees tied her to a regular wheelchair with someone else’s blanket, said her son, Nathan Saliagas.

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“They took a dirty blanket and tied her forcefully with it, and she has bruise marks on part of her arm because it was so tight and she started crying. That’s when that picture was taken,” Saliagas said.

A Delta representative sent WSB-TV a statement about the incident, saying: 

“We regret the perception our service has left on these customers. We have reached out to them, not only to resolve their concerns, but also ensure that their return flight exceeds expectations.”

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The family returns to Atlanta on April 30.

When the family complained to Delta, they said the airline offered them 20,000 free SkyMiles, but they said that's not enough. 

They want to see a policy change regarding how Delta handles passengers with disabilities.

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Fog, drizzle possible this morning; sunshine returns Thursday

Published: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 3:31 AM

Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini has a look at what to expect for the morning and afternoon drive.

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • Areas of fog and drizzle this morning
  • Few showers Friday evening
  • Mild weekend

>> Live Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

DETAILED FORECAST

Today: Drizzle and fog will be possible this morning, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini. Highs will reach around 60. Clouds will become broken into the afternoon with dry weather returning.

Thursday: It will be a quiet morning. Sunshine will return for the afternoon with highs in the low 60s.

Friday: It will remain dry early with sunshine. Clouds will increase with highs in the mid-60s as it becomes breezy. A passing evening shower can’t be ruled out.

>> 5-Day Forecast

Saturday: The weekend will kick off with a beautiful start with some sun. Highs will be in the low 60s and it will be dry.

>>County-by-County Weather

Sunday: It will be another great day with sunny skies and highs in the low 60s.

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Dayton woman ID’d as ‘aggressive’ driver killed in Riverside head-on collision

Published: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 @ 4:02 PM
Updated: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 5:35 AM

Several ambulances and the coroner responded to a multi-vehicle accident on Woodman Avenue on Tuesday, April 24, 2018.

A 46-year-old woman killed in a head-on collision in Riverside Tuesday afternoon has been identified.

Alpha Adams, of Dayton, has been identified as the driver killed in the crash on southbound Harshman Road, according to the Montgomery County Coroner's Office. 

An autopsy on the Woodman Park Drive resident is scheduled for today.

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Witnesses said she was driving erratically, “being aggressive and making hand gestures” just before she was involved in a head-on collision on southbound Harshman Road near Airway Road and Woodman Drive at about 3:45 p.m., Riverside police Sgt. Dave Crigler said.

Witnesses said the woman appeared to be driving erratically on Harshman, headed toward Airway, when she sideswiped a school bus, then hit a second vehicle as she continued on.

She drove left of center as she approached the intersection at Airway Road, striking another vehicle head-on, the sergeant said.

Three other people were injured in the accident that involved as many as eight vehicles, he said, and they have been taken to different hospitals.

One person was killed and three people were injured in a multiple-vehicle accident Tuesday on southbound Harshman Road, near Airway Road, in Riverside. (Jim Noelker/Staff)

There were no children on the school bus, Crigler said.

“We don’t exactly know what the hand gestures were,” the sergeant said.

Zeke Bowling, whose girlfriend was driving one of the vehicles struck in the incident, said she was taken to a hospital and his daughter and son were also in the girlfriend’s vehicle.

Bowling characterized the fatality was the result of a road rage incident.

Crigler said he could not confirm whether the fatality was the result of road rage.

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Stormy Daniels' attorney talks about 'locked and loaded' DVD, Sean Hannity

Published: Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 8:14 AM

Stormy Daniels’ Attorney Says DVD of Proof is ‘Locked and Loaded’

The attorney for Stormy Daniels reiterated that a DVD of evidence of the adult film actress’ affair with President Donald Trump is “locked and loaded,” Newsweek reported. 

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Michael Avenatti appeared on HBO’s “Real Time With Bill Maher,” and in the online-only Overtime segment, the attorney was grilled about the DVD, which he teased with a photograph in a tweet last month.

Maher asked whether Avenatti would ever “release the contents of the warning-shot disc of evidence you tweeted about.”

“Possibly. It depends how the case progresses,” Avenatti said.

Maher tried to get specific, asking “What’s on it?”

“Well, we took that picture and we tweeted it out and it was exactly that -- it was a warning shot to Michael Cohen and the president that if they tried to claim that my client was a liar after ‘60 Minutes’ there was gonna be consequences, and it worked, and it worked perfectly because we heard nothing from them,” Avenatti said.

Avenatti also was asked about Cohen’s legal relationship with Fox News host Sean Hannity.

“Here’s what I think: I think that when the documents actually come out, and there are documents -- there’s no question in my mind, there are documents with Sean Hannity’s name on them -- the extent of that relationship, when it finally surfaces, I think will be very embarrassing to Sean Hannity,” Avenatti said.

Hannity has claimed that Cohen merely advised him on a real estate query. 

Avenatti described Cohen as a “zero,” Newsweek reported

“I think that Michael Cohen knows where almost all the bodies are buried, and I think that he’s going to sing like a canary,” Avenatti said. “I know he’s going to fold, because here’s the problem, when you have a fixer, you need two things at least: You need a guy who is tough, and you need a guy that is smart. This guy is neither tough nor smart. I think he’s a zero.”

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