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Troy woman killed in Darke County motorcycle crash

Crews responded to the crash on the 6500 block of US Route 36 east of Covington around 11:50 p.m. William Moore, 31, of Fletcher, reportedly was driving west on US 36 when he and his passenger, Mackenzie Smith, 23, of Troy, traveled off the roadway into a ditch.
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8 families displaced in overnight West Chester apartment fire

WEST CHESTER, Ohio — A fire ripped through a West Chester apartment building overnight, displacing eight families. The Red Cross is working with those displaced families. Fire officials say the fire broke out just after midnight and arriving crews found heavy smoke and flames concentrated in an upper apartment.
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1 rescued, 8 families displaced in West Chester fire

CINCINNATI (WXIX) -One person was rescued, and eight families were displaced after an apartment fire occurred in West Chester Sunday. Firefighters say they were called to the fire on Fountains Blvd. around 1 a.m. The man who was rescued is expected to be okay, firefighters said. One man says he...

Cool Places to Travel with Your Kids Before School Starts

The radiant months of summer seem to whip by so fast. Here are some memorable excursions to fit in before the kids head back to school. Five decades of family fun culminate in the golden anniversary of Kings Island in Mason, Ohio. With the introduction of Orion, Kings Island’s longest, tallest and fastest steel coaster in 2020, there are now 15 rollercoasters to happy-scream on. The Beast, the world’s longest wooden coaster, just became even longer. Off-season work extended it by a few feet and steepened the first drop.

Popular Ohio restaurant chain plans new site in Kettering

Plans are in the works for a City Barbeque restaurant at the former Rapid Fired Pizza location at 2001 E. Dorothy Lane. City of Kettering records show the popular Ohio-based restaurant chain intends to renovate the vacant 3,460 square-foot building next to Delco Park. An outdoor patio will be added...

Roosters in Beavercreek expected to open by mid-July

A new Roosters restaurant is expected to open soon in the Dayton area. Roosters Beavercreek, located at 2430 N. Fairfield Road where Primanti Bros. Restaurant and Bar was previously housed, is expected to open by mid-July. “We are hoping third week of July at the latest,” said Ben Bateman, general...

Whit’s Frozen Custard: UD grad transforms Centerville gas station into retro restaurant

Customers at Whit’s Frozen Custard’s newest Ohio location can enjoy frozen desserts in a 1950s-style dining area or take them outside on a large outdoor patio. Whit’s Frozen Custard business operator Jeffrey Neace said he came up with the idea for the business at 199 N. Main St. in April 2020 as he drove past the former site of a Ritter’s Frozen Custard on Ohio 48.

Kings Island’s 4th of July fireworks shows to include lighted drones

Kings Island amusement park in Mason has announced it will have fireworks shows each night of the Independence Day weekend, including on July 4th. The show is nearly 15 minutes long and park officials said there will be hundreds of lighted drones included for this weekend. This is being done in honor of Kings Island’s 50th anniversary season.

PATIO OF THE WEEK: Eudora Brewing Company a great spot for large groups

Celebrating summer and the uptick of outdoor dining, will spotlight restaurant patios across the Miami Valley on a weekly basis. Kettering’s Eudora Brewing Company bills itself as “Dayton’s only brewery, taproom, kitchen and brew-your-own facility.”. It should include something about its massive patio as part of...

Little mayflies quickly live large

Mayflies are probably the most misunderstood flying bug. If you’ve ever spent any time around Lake Erie, you know what I’m talking about. Yes, they can be annoying, but they serve a purpose. Really they do! I pity these little creatures who only live one or two days after hatching. So I try to never be the cause of one’s demise.

June’s Pet of the Month!

Loveland, Ohio – We are pleased to present Loveland Magazine’s Pet of the Month for June! The community of Loveland provided us with some lovely Pet of the Month photos and we are beyond thrilled to celebrate these local pets with YOU the readers!. This month’s winner is...

City Barbeque Review - Beavercreek Location

Lolo's Pulled Pork Sandwich at City BarbequeMikey Chlanda, author. So we’re on an adventure - we’re day-tripping (well, 2 days, so strictly speaking, not a day trip) to Yellow Springs. On the drive up we had a few errands to run in Beavercreek. I wanted to go to Flying Pizza, but my girlfriend held out for City Barbeque. Guess who won.

Family-owned Ohio restaurant closes after 24 years due to worker shortage

A popular family-owned restaurant in Ohio closed its doors for good this week because the owner could not find enough workers to keep the eatery in business. With so many restaurants struggling to stay afloat during the pandemic, it's not surprising to hear that yet another one is closing its doors. The Wellington Grille in Beavercreek, Ohio, has closed its doors after 22 years in business.