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Published: Friday, July 14, 2017 @ 6:00 AM
Updated: Thursday, July 27, 2017 @ 11:37 AM
XENIA — Things appear to be speeding right along for one of the area’s newest breweries. Devil Wind Brewing in Xenia just announced its open house event for Friday, Aug. 4 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Co-owner David Hatfield is a confirmed beer geek, traveling to breweries across the region to attend beer-release parties and other events.
“I’ve been a craft beer fan for 25 years,” Hatfield said. “I’ve always wanted to be a part of it.”
He’ll soon get his wish. There’s plenty of sweat-equity still to be paid, but Hatfield and three fellow beer-enthusiast partners — Douglas Lane, Michael Van Kirk and Perry Wyatt — are hard at work.
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The 3,000-square-foot brewery is located at 130 S. Detroit St. in downtown Xenia, a short distance from the bike path, which Hatfield said will be a real plus. They had been looking for months, and briefly thought they had found a location in Huber Heights, before finding the Xenia space, Hatfield said.
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The space will seat as many as 100, and plans call for distributing Devil Wind beers in kegs to local establishments “fairly soon after we open,” Van Kirk said. The brewery will bring in food trucks and encourage carry-out from local restaurants, the founders said. Its liquor license will allow it to serve wine as well as beer, Lane said.
The brewery’s name was derived from historical reports that the Shawnee Indians that inhabited Greene County referred to the Xenia area as “Land of the Devil Wind.”
There’s still plenty of work to be done on the interior, but, “We’re saying late 2017 (to open), depending on equipment installation and permits,” Hatfield said.
“Everything has gone smoothly so far.”
Published: Sunday, May 27, 2018 @ 9:34 AM
— This edition of WHIO Reports will focus on human trafficking. It sounds like the kind of crime that happens somewhere else around the country. But, in fact, it’s happening in the Miami Valley. It’s a combination of a lot of crimes, often times it involves drugs, prostitution, organized crime, forced labor – some of them or all of the above.
Guests include: Tonya Folks, Trafficking Liaison with Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department; Susan Gruenberg, Human Trafficking Awareness Advocate and Amy Wilhelm, Safe Harbor House (Springfield).
Published: Sunday, May 27, 2018 @ 3:49 AM
Updated: Sunday, May 27, 2018 @ 10:35 AM
— Lots of sunshine is expected today with highs in the upper 80s to near 90 degrees. With the daytime heat, there may be an isolated shower or storm, but it looks like most will stay dry. Don’t cancel your outdoor plans, but have a backup plan indoors, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar said.
Tonight: A mild night is expected again with temperatures dropping into the middle to upper 60s.
Monday (Memorial Day): Should be a dry day, but once again an isolated shower or storm can’t be ruled out. It will be a hot day with highs near 90 degrees.
Tuesday: Another hot day is expected with highs near 90 under mostly sunny skies.
Wednesday: Remnants of Subtropical Storm Alberto could bring a chance for rain, maybe storms with highs in the middle 80s.
Thursday: Remnants of Alberto will give us more rain, highs in the middle 80s.
Published: Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 9:02 PM
JACKSON TOWNSHIP, Ohio — A family is suing the Jackson Local School District in federal court for a 2016 incident in which their 5-year-old daughter was sexually abused by a fifth grade student on a bus, according to the lawsuit.
The 11-year-old boy had been disciplined for throwing a lit match on the bus and was supposed to sit in the front right seat alone, the family’s attorney told WJW.
But that didn’t happen.
“The driver is unable to see the seat right behind him,” Mills told WJW. “So then over a period of a couple weeks, the kindergartner is subjected to sexual assaults. It is horrific. It is one of the most horrifying cases I have ever handled.”
The boy was charged with gross sexual imposition, according to WJW. A police report indicated video on the school bus showed the sexual assaults.
Published: Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 10:44 PM
Updated: Sunday, May 27, 2018 @ 9:49 AM
DAYTON — UPDATE @ 9:37 a.m.:
Police arrested one male juvenile at the scene where rocks were being thrown onto vehicles traveling westbound on U.S. 35.
The juvenile was taken to the Juvenile Justice Center where he was booked on several counts of vandalism, according to a Dayton police report.
According to a report, the suspect admitted to throwing rocks at vehicles on U.S. 35.
It was not confirmed if anyone else was involved but the suspect told police another male juvenile threw rocks as well.
FIRST REPORT (May 26):
Nearly 20 motorists pulled over Saturday night after their vehicles were struck by someone throwing rocks while they were traveling west on U.S. 35.
Thomas Acco of Jefferson Twp. and his girlfriend had just dropped off their children and were headed home when a rock came through the front of the windshield.
“I was in shock that someone would play with someone’s life like this,” he said.
“Glass just flew everywhere. We had a little swerve contest with the car in front of us — their windshield got hit also. We just pulled to the side and it was like 15, 20 cars lined up to the side all with damage.”
Dayton police Lt. Chris Malson said there are no suspects, but plenty of victims.
“We got a report of multiple cars, approximately 18 of them, that were hit with rocks as they were driving westbound on U.S. 35 near Woodman (Drive),” he said. “All the calls came within about five minutes of each other.
The Montgomery County Regional Dispatch Center said they received starting at 10 p.m. The last one received was at 10:29 p.m.
One of the victims was Susan Myers of Lima who was headed back home with her husband, riding in the front passenger seat.
“We heard a loud bang and looked up and saw the damage on the windshield,” she said. “We immediately pulled over and noticed that there were several cars ahead of us also pulled over with their hazard lights on.”
There are no reports of injuries, but Myers said they were shaken and now have to deal with broken glass inside the car and their insurance company.
Tony Gerardi of Xenia said he was driving home from visiting friends in Dayton when his car was struck.
“I hope police get them. I’m safe, thank God,” said Gerardi, “I don’t know why someone would do something like that.”
Earlier Saturday, around 4:45 p.m., another two motorists, one from Illinois and one from Dayton, reported their windshields were struck by rocks. At least one of the windshields shattered just when they went under a bridge. They told police the rocks appeared to come from the north side of the highway but were not able to see the culprits. Police officers found a pile of rocks laying on the side of the highway before the South Smithville Road exit, according to a Dayton police report.