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Wright State students unearth historic settlement near Springfield Photo: Anthropology student Cullen Dunajski sifts soil at the excavation site By Jim Hannah The “chink, chink, chink” of steel trowels striking and scraping stone is the soundtrack of history being revealed at George Rogers Clark Park just outside of Springfield, Ohio. Wright State University anthropology students […]

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When they weren’t called drones

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Giant-scale R/C aircraft take flight at the Air Force Museum Photo:  Soaring above the crowd; photo: courtesy of D.O.G.S. By Matt Clevenger Some of the world’s largest model aircraft will be landing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Sept. 1-3, presenting an air show of epic proportions hosted by the Dayton Ohio Giant Scalers Club (D.O.G.S.). […]

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Glimpses of the past

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Archaeology Day digs into Hopewell Culture at Fort Ancient Photo: Participants throw spears using the ancient atlatl, a device that helped the spear travel farther and faster, at Archaeology Day, this year July 15, at Fort Ancient By Terri Gordon In the late 1700s, as the United States was establishing itself and its citizens were taking […]

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Nature’s calls

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Fort Ancient honors Hopewell culture in this summer’s activities By Joyell Nevins Experience history, nature, and Native American culture at Fort Ancient, east of Dayton in Washington Township, this summer. Fort Ancient is actually not a fort at all, although it is designated a national historic site and is in consideration for a World Heritage […]

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Promised land

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Wright State grad student pieces together Randolph slaves’ story for Wilberforce museum Exhibit creator Hadley Drodge works to re-center the Randolph slaves’ story on the freed people; photo: Will Jones By Jim Hannah Their story is powerful. Nearly 400 freed slaves—including an infant less than 1-year-old and a woman over 100—make a 500-mile pilgrimage on […]

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Dayton’s Doolittle

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Air Force Museum honors 75th anniversary of WWII Tokyo Raid with last crewmember By Karen Ander Francis Photo: A tag-team effort of the Army Air Forces and U.S. Navy carried 16 B-25 bombers aboard the USS Hornet to within take-off distance of the Japanese islands   When his eponymous bombing raid over the Japanese homeland […]

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Slavery beyond the South

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Historian Margaret Newell exposes New England’s native slavery at SunWatch By Joyell Nevins Photo: Historian Margaret Newell holds Benjamin Church’s sword, used in King Philip’s War; photo: Anita Kent Think you learned all you need to know about the history of American slavery in high school? Think again. History professor Margaret Newell expounds on the […]

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Turning a prison into a town

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‘Digging Amache: The Archaelogy of a Confined Community’ at SunWatch By Joyell Nevins Photo: (l-r) Duncan Kelly, Carlene Tinker, Anita Miller, and Stephanie Skiles review artifacts included in ‘Digging Amache,’ at SunWatch Feb. 18 Several weeks ago, President Donald Trump signed an executive order to keep certain groups out of the United States, as a […]

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Stripped ‘Down to Nothing’

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Hilaree O’Neill fights her way up the mountain on screen and in person at the Victoria By Joyell Nevins Photo: O’Neill is the first woman to scale two 8,000-meter peaks in 24 hours The credits roll and the scene opens: two tents are pitched on a mountain peak and the wind whips around them. As […]

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Referencing Hamilton

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Alexander Hamilton exhibit journeys to Washington-Centerville Public Library By Brennan Burks Photo: Lin-Manuel Miranda (front) as Alexander Hamilton in Hamilton, the Broadway hit igniting popular interest in the Founding Father’s history Most of us can probably count on one hand the number of things we know about the life of Alexander Hamilton. First, from middle […]

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Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/19

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Major key Last weekend a local couple was watching TV in their living room, having a relaxing evening, when suddenly […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/12

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Jesus take the wheel A local couple recently decided to visit their church on a particularly warm and muggy Sunday […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/5

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Flightless In a local park, police were dispatched to the crime scene. A woman called the police when she realized […]

The Docket: 8/29

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Stolen in a nanosecond Just last week a woman visited her local sheriff’s office to place a tip on a […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 8/22

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Totally secure knot …not In a local home a garage door was broken into. This garage door was perfectly secured […]