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The new Splash Moraine?

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What happens when you have dogs leaping through the air, splashing into a pool and swimming frantically after a toy? You get epic splashes that would make a 300-pound man jealous, a serious pool cleaning regimen, and the satisfaction of your dog experiencing pure joy as they paddle through the water. Splash Your Pup, located […]

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The graying of green

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Ambiguity and contradictions still plague marijuana laws Despite the new law going into effect, much remains to be done for true marijuana liberty. By Brice Keller Since September of 2016, Medical Marijuana has been legal in Ohio with a statutory right to an affirmative defense against simple marijuana possession when meeting a few factors set […]

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Where the streets have a name

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The curious origins of Dayton street names at Wright Library The brickyard may be long gone, but Brown Street remains. By Joyell Nevins  |  Photos by Michael Morris Did you know that Stanley Avenue was named after a former king and queen of the gypsies? Or that Booher Lane’s namesake’s mother was the first person […]

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‘Tis the season for maple syrup

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Aullwood Farms offers winter activities for maple syrup making Aullwood’s backyard maple syrup classes and “Sugar Bush Walks” are two favorite activities. By Katie Fender Buckle in Ohioans, holiday season is officially over, but winter is here to stay—at least for a couple more months. Entering the heart of winter, it’s during this time that […]

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A mini convention for big ideas

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Rosewood Arts Centre’s Suburbicon promises fun and excitement for all ages Browsing the goods at Suburbicon; photo: Shayna McConville by Josher Lumpkin This Saturday, comic book fans and their families will have a unique opportunity to attend a fun event for people of all ages. Rosewood Arts Centre’s “Suburbicon” is a kid-friendly comic extravaganza with […]

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Appetite for destruction

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Monster Jam returns to Nutter The originally red, Gravedigger turns 35 this year; photo: Monster Jam By Matt Clevenger It takes a lot of mud to hold a Monster Jam.  “It’s right around 120 truckloads,” says Adam DeSutter, the event’s Director of Marketing and Sales. “The dirt is actually stored on-property at the Nutter Center; […]

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Foundation find

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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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The kids are alright…and the nannies and billies, too

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Debate 5/22: Blurred lines create travel tensions

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Pups on the run

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Did you know that the Humane Society of Greater Dayton (HSGD) has been “Finding Great Homes For Great Pets” since […]

Catfé society in St. Anne’s Hill

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Last spring I wrote a piece introducing readers to a Dayton first: The Gem City Catfé, which officially opened its […]

The new Splash Moraine?

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What happens when you have dogs leaping through the air, splashing into a pool and swimming frantically after a toy? […]