Don’t be left out: Here are this week’s 5 biggest local stories

Miss anything over the past week? Feel like you’re out of the loop?

Don’t fear, we’ve got you covered. Here are the top five local stories for Oct. 8-14 from the Dayton Daily News team:

1. Centerville pilot used drugs for 2-3 years before OD death, report says

The mother-in-law of Spirit Airlines Captain Brian Halye said he liked to “speedball” mixtures of cocaine and heroin and “had been using drugs for two or three years” prior to his overdose death in March alongside his wife, according to a Centerville Police Department report. Read more here .

2. Agent testifies to drugs, sex during first night at The Harem strip club

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An Ohio Investigative Unit enforcement agent bought cocaine and was propositioned for sex acts during his first visit to The Harem, according to testimony Thursday during an injunction hearing. Read more here .

3. Dayton-area Bob Evans restaurant shuts down abruptly

In January, when a private equity firm announced it had purchased Bob Evans Restaurants, the new owners went out of their way to assure its diners that the move would not result in any immediate closures of any Bob Evans locations. In recent days, however, the Bob Evans restaurant at 1901 W. Dorothy Lane in Moraine shut down abruptly. Read more here .

4. Being black in Dayton: Can’t close the money gap

Dayton’s black residents face wide and persistent gaps in economic opportunities, and some measures of achievement and well-being are headed in the wrong direction, despite making some important gains, according to a recent report titled “The State of Black Dayton: Opportunities Lost.” Read more here .

5. Ohio’s fight against opiates: 4 GOP governor candidates speak out

Nationally known pollster and political commentator Frank Luntz sat down with each of the four GOP contender for Ohio governor on Sunday at Genoa Baptist Church, asking them about religion, guns, opiate addiction, John Kasich, Donald Trump and more. Read more here .

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