WSU President David Hopkins announces the university is pulling out of hosting the first presidential debate.
Photo: Darin Pope - Staff
Photo: Darin Pope - Staff

5 local things to know Wednesday

On Tuesday, Wright State President David Hopkins announced that the school would not be able to host this fall’s first presidential debate. “This was a great opportunity for the Dayton region to show the world what it has to offer,” said Phil Parker, president and CEO of the chamber.

2. Beavercreek has new craft brewery & pub in the works  

The former Quaker Steak & Lube space at 3725 Presidential Drive is being renovated for a new brewpub called “The Wandering Griffin.” Renovations are underway with the craft brewery gearing up to open this fall.

The former Quaker Steak & Lube in Beavercreek will soon morph into The Wandering Griffin brewpub. MARK FISHER/STAFF

3. $5M expansion project for homeless youths

Daybreak Inc., at 605 S. Patterson Blvd. is adding a new wing to its shelter for roughly $5 million to house people under the age of 18. This expansion project will allow Daybreak Inc. to provide emergency shelter to older youths in crisis. 

Crews work on Daybreak’s new wing on South Patterson Boulevard, which will allow the nonprofit to expand services benefiting homeless youths. CORNELIUS FROLIK / STAFF

4. Kings Island teases a new ride

A second clue was released to this news outlet involving Kings Island’s newest attraction. The new ride has remained top secret while park officials remain tight-lipped. 

5. 3 things to do in Dayton today

DLM Wine Tasting

Here’s a quick little mid-week tastings list to tide us over ‘til the weekend. Staff file photo by Jim Witmer.

A variety of wine is available for tasting today from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Dorothy Lane Market at 6177 Far Hills Ave., Centerville. Nominal fee.

The Nature of Art

The Dayton Art Institute is celebrating 40 years of intergenerational art engagement in The Lange Family Experiencenter today starting at 11 a.m. Free to members and museum suggested admission for non-members.

Fit Club Meet Up

jogger in the morning sunshine. JIM WITMER/STAFF.

Get outside to be healthier and fit tonight at 7 at Bellbrook Sugarcreek Park District. This is an on-going fitness challenge with two fitness “meetings” each month.

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