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Going Waco

Preserving the Miami Valley’s rich aviation past at the WACO Museum in Troy By Tim Walker Longtime Dayton residents, along with any individual who’s ever visited this area, can vouch for the Miami Valley’s much-deserved longtime love affair with its historic aviation connection. Dayton is the home to Wilbur and Orville Wright, widely celebrated as […]

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Living la vida local

One Daytonian’s attempt to support her local economy By Jennifer Hanauer When my illustrious editor approached me to do a story on buying local, challenging me to go “locavore” for a week and share my findings, I got totally stoked. I’d heard the term bandied about among the more involved of my friends, and I’d […]

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In Session

Local studios offer musicians the best in vintage and modern recording By Kyle Melton Throughout the 20th century, the proliferation of audio recordings on various formats provided some of the most galvanizing artistic moments of their eras. From early jazz 78s to influential blues and country 7” 45s to the ascendancy of the 33½ 12” […]

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The Circle of Life

Dayton shows its pride as the national tour of The Lion King rolls into town By Brian P. Sharp More than 50 million people all over the world have discovered the phenomenon, the magnificence and the grandeur that is The Lion King and this week, the show is roaring into Dayton for a four-week run. […]

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Come Out & Play

Rediscover Dayton with our comprehensive list of summertime activities By Emma Jarman It’s said that the only time you can be truly creative is when you’re bored. At least, that’s what my mother used to tell me as I was shoved out the front door every year during the first week of June and not […]

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Game on, iPhone off

Dayton leads region in analog entertainment options By Jennifer Hanauer We are plugged in. We have traded our books for Nooks, handwritten letters for thumb-typed text messages, and hefty family photo albums for the ease and tagability of Facebook pics. News and events are constantly streaming at us from multiple technologies with such mind-bending velocity […]

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Dayton Heritage Festival

Bringing history, legacy and fun to Carillon Park By Tim Walker Memorial Day weekend is almost upon us and if you’ve been searching for a fun, local event – something that is a bit out of the ordinary, but is guaranteed to leave you and your family smiling and satisfied without depleting your bank account […]

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3rd Annual FilmDayton Festival

A family reunion for Dayton filmmakers and the regional audience By T.T. Stern-Enzi From Dayton/For Dayton is the theme for this year’s FilmDayton Festival, but you could just as easily think of it as FilmDayton’s family reunion. The focus of this event is the film community; the film family born and raised in the region. […]

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A Simple Song

DPO hosts Leonard Bernstein’s moving, mysterious and eminently theatrical MASS By Patrick Suarez Although from the same generation, the two men could not have been more dissimilar. One was poor, from northern Orange County in metro Los Angeles, the son of Quakers, and became president of the United States. The other was Jewish, from a […]

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Welcome to the minors

How minor league sports teams are bringing big league entertainment to Dayton By Nicole Wroten Dayton is a sports town. The very first NFL game was played right here in Dayton. On October 3, 1920, the Dayton Triangles beat the Columbus Panhandles, 14-0 in the first game of the American Professional Football Association, what would […]

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Do-it-yourself craft beer

The science and art behind homebrewing By Kevin J. Gray It’s 9 a.m. on Saturday morning. Miami Valley BrewTensils in Belmont doesn’t officially open for another hour, but the lights are on, the front door is unlocked and there is activity at the back of the store. Darren Link, the manager, emerges, welcoming me in. […]

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Death and Dollars

The economy of Ohio’s death penalty By Tim Walker Derrick Jamison wasn’t supposed to be able to talk to me. A man wrongfully convicted of murder, the State of Ohio wanted him to be dead by now, his protests of innocence forever silenced by lethal injection. On August 1, 1984, bartender Gary Mitchell was brutally […]

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In a league of their own

How women chefs and restaurateurs are breaking the gender barrier in Dayton’s most successful restaurants By Brian P. Sharp Family legacy. Family dynasty. Award-winning. Those are just a few words to describe the women restaurant owners and women chefs in the Miami Valley. It has been my great pleasure to get to know this group […]

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Unleash your inner carnivore

Local organic meat: It isn’t easy ‘growing green’ By Mark Luedtke From the beginning, man rose to the top of the food chain as a meat eater. Today, the arctic Inuits thrive on diets consisting almost exclusively of meat, and suffer from far fewer cases of cardiovascular disease, heart disease and cancer than their modern-day, […]

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The songs remain aflame

Zeppelin Takes Flight with Windborne and the DPO By J.T. Ryder From the resonantly crunching opening chords that fall into a tumbling torrent of drumbeats at the beginning of “Good Times, Bad Times” to the sprawling soulful blues and epically heartfelt vocal delivery of “I’m Gonna Crawl” that closes the In Through The Out Door […]

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Feast with your eyes

Navigating the ‘big business’ of your local grocery store By Caroline Shannon-Karasik A pretty girl in a curve-hugging dress or a shirtless man with sturdy biceps have eye appeal. So do photos of a sandy, sunny beach or a gorgeous sunset. But how about a basket of red, juicy apples? Or a just-made burger with […]

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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 […]