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City of Dayton employees now must report moonlighting
 The city of Dayton has started requiring its employees to disclose any other jobs they have to determine if the outside work has a conflict of interest. Previously, the city’s procedural process allowed city employees to determine on their own — without knowledge or input from city administration — if their outside employment...

Posted: 15 hours ago

The city of Dayton has started requiring its employees to disclose any other jobs they have to determine if the outside work has a conflict of interest. Previously, the city’s procedural process allowed city employees to determine on their own — without knowledge or input from city administration — if their outside employment...
Dayton gives $500k for parking lot: Here’s why
 The city of Dayton is kicking in $500,000 for the construction of a surface parking lot in hopes that it will help spur more downtown development, city officials said. The lot, planned for Webster Station, is intended to facilitate the redevelopment of the 600 block of East Third Street, city officials said. The area is already the site of...

Posted: 2 days ago

The city of Dayton is kicking in $500,000 for the construction of a surface parking lot in hopes that it will help spur more downtown development, city officials said. The lot, planned for Webster Station, is intended to facilitate the redevelopment of the 600 block of East Third Street, city officials said. The area is already the site of...
Can’t shush this: Dayton library had a very big August
 Pools weren’t the only thing in Dayton to make a big splash in August. The new main Dayton Metro Library, which opened Aug. 5, managed to attract the kinds of crowds better known for marching through the turnstiles at hot new amusement and water park attractions. Library officials have long insisted that usage of the downtown library...

Posted: 2 days ago

Pools weren’t the only thing in Dayton to make a big splash in August. The new main Dayton Metro Library, which opened Aug. 5, managed to attract the kinds of crowds better known for marching through the turnstiles at hot new amusement and water park attractions. Library officials have long insisted that usage of the downtown library...
Pay today: What people think about parking charges in Oregon District
 At 4 p.m. today, one of the main parking lots in the Oregon Historic District will cease to be free for the first time in many years — a decision that has divided public opinion on whether the change will hurt local businesses. The groups that own the lot say the fees will pay for better maintenance, upgrades and security and supervision...

Posted: 2 days ago

At 4 p.m. today, one of the main parking lots in the Oregon Historic District will cease to be free for the first time in many years — a decision that has divided public opinion on whether the change will hurt local businesses. The groups that own the lot say the fees will pay for better maintenance, upgrades and security and supervision...
Dayton Urban Farm founder angered by city’s Garden Station eviction
 The one-year anniversary of the Dayton Urban Grown Farm was bittersweet for some supporters because the farm’s groundbreaking last September coincides with the eviction — and end of — Garden Station. Farm founder Lisa Helm, who also started Garden Station, says the training farm and urban growers co-op at 933 Xenia Ave....

Posted: 3 days ago

The one-year anniversary of the Dayton Urban Grown Farm was bittersweet for some supporters because the farm’s groundbreaking last September coincides with the eviction — and end of — Garden Station. Farm founder Lisa Helm, who also started Garden Station, says the training farm and urban growers co-op at 933 Xenia Ave....
Dayton home values: See how your neighborhood has fared 
 Dayton’s housing market has not yet fully recovered from the Great Recession’s crash, but pockets of the city are doing much better.  Some Dayton neighborhoods saw sizable gains in home values between 2014 and 2017, and others big losses.  The biggest winners were Patterson Park and the Oregon Historic District...

Posted: 5 days ago

Dayton’s housing market has not yet fully recovered from the Great Recession’s crash, but pockets of the city are doing much better.  Some Dayton neighborhoods saw sizable gains in home values between 2014 and 2017, and others big losses.  The biggest winners were Patterson Park and the Oregon Historic District...
Sound familiar? Dayton Arcade seeks $5M in state incentives
 The Dayton Arcade is 1 for 2 in winning state historic tax credits, but failure to win an award in the upcoming funding round could jeopardize the developers’ timeline for revitalizing the property. The group working to redevelop the historic complex will ask the state this fall for $5 million in additional historic preservation tax...

Posted: 5 days ago

The Dayton Arcade is 1 for 2 in winning state historic tax credits, but failure to win an award in the upcoming funding round could jeopardize the developers’ timeline for revitalizing the property. The group working to redevelop the historic complex will ask the state this fall for $5 million in additional historic preservation tax...
Back at it: Dayton Arcade seeks $5M in incentives once again
 The Dayton Arcade is batting .500 when it comes to state historic tax credits, and officials say the arcade cannot afford to strike out in the next funding round. Like they have done twice before, the group that wants to redevelop the massive downtown complex will be asking the state for $5 million in historic preservation tax credits. The...

Posted: 6 days ago

The Dayton Arcade is batting .500 when it comes to state historic tax credits, and officials say the arcade cannot afford to strike out in the next funding round. Like they have done twice before, the group that wants to redevelop the massive downtown complex will be asking the state for $5 million in historic preservation tax credits. The...
In $5B Amazon sweepstakes, Dayton the underdog
 Some early predictions for where Amazon will decide to build its second headquarters do not include the Dayton region. Some journalists, research groups and business analysts don’t have any Ohio city on their short list of contenders. But Dayton officials and elected leaders say they are not deterred because the region checks many of...

Posted: 7 days ago

Some early predictions for where Amazon will decide to build its second headquarters do not include the Dayton region. Some journalists, research groups and business analysts don’t have any Ohio city on their short list of contenders. But Dayton officials and elected leaders say they are not deterred because the region checks many of...
Dayton employee accused of metal theft wins job back
 A city of Dayton employee who was fired for allegedly selling city-owned scrap metal without authorization and other alleged misconduct has regained his job. Dayton’s Civil Service Board has ordered the city to reduce David Shaver’s firing to a 10-day suspension after ruling that the electrician did not directly take part in selling...

Posted: 7 days ago

A city of Dayton employee who was fired for allegedly selling city-owned scrap metal without authorization and other alleged misconduct has regained his job. Dayton’s Civil Service Board has ordered the city to reduce David Shaver’s firing to a 10-day suspension after ruling that the electrician did not directly take part in selling...
Free no more: Oregon District parking lot to charge customers
 A free parking lot in the Oregon Historic District is converting to a pay system from late afternoon to the early morning hours to pay for security, aesthetic improvements and increased maintenance. The Oregon community lot, located at the southwest end of the business district on East Fifth Street, will start charging car owners $3 to park...

Posted: 8 days ago

A free parking lot in the Oregon Historic District is converting to a pay system from late afternoon to the early morning hours to pay for security, aesthetic improvements and increased maintenance. The Oregon community lot, located at the southwest end of the business district on East Fifth Street, will start charging car owners $3 to park...
Cox Foundation gives $1 million to Woodland Cemetery restoration
 A $1 million gift from the James M. Cox Foundation will help Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum restore three historic structures. The cemetery is working on a multi-phase, multi-million dollar capital campaign that will result in the complete restoration and preservation of the historic chapel, front gates and administration building. The structures...

Posted: 8 days ago

A $1 million gift from the James M. Cox Foundation will help Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum restore three historic structures. The cemetery is working on a multi-phase, multi-million dollar capital campaign that will result in the complete restoration and preservation of the historic chapel, front gates and administration building. The structures...
$3M over budget: Dayton to rebid downtown music pavilion
 The city of Dayton is rebidding the downtown Levitt music pavilion project after receiving only one response that was more than $3 million over the original estimated construction cost. The city went out for bids in July for a new, state-of-the-art music amphitheater for Dave Hall Plaza, the park located just north of the Crowne Plaza Dayton...

Posted: 9 days ago

The city of Dayton is rebidding the downtown Levitt music pavilion project after receiving only one response that was more than $3 million over the original estimated construction cost. The city went out for bids in July for a new, state-of-the-art music amphitheater for Dave Hall Plaza, the park located just north of the Crowne Plaza Dayton...
Chief, experts: No proof Dayton crime decline linked to fatal ODs
 Dayton police Chief Richard Biehl touted a sharp decline in crime rates this summer, but he has rejected the suggestion by some that a record year for overdose deaths is connected to that. In the first seven months of 2017, Dayton property crimes were down 21 percent and violent crimes were down 11 percent, according to police statistics...

Posted: 9 days ago

Dayton police Chief Richard Biehl touted a sharp decline in crime rates this summer, but he has rejected the suggestion by some that a record year for overdose deaths is connected to that. In the first seven months of 2017, Dayton property crimes were down 21 percent and violent crimes were down 11 percent, according to police statistics...
Dayton chief: No known link between ODs, double-digit decline in crime
 Dayton has seen a significant drop in crime this year, igniting speculation that the reduction is linked to the explosive growth in fatal drug overdoses. Dayton police Chief Richard Biehl, however, said crime trends often resist easy explanations and called it simplistic to suggest without any evidence that there’s a link between the...

Posted: 9 days ago

Dayton has seen a significant drop in crime this year, igniting speculation that the reduction is linked to the explosive growth in fatal drug overdoses. Dayton police Chief Richard Biehl, however, said crime trends often resist easy explanations and called it simplistic to suggest without any evidence that there’s a link between the...
Dayton to pursue Amazon’s $5B headquarters
 Amazon plans to build a second headquarters in North America, and the city of Dayton intends to try to lure the online shopping giant to this region. Amazon, based in Seattle, Wash., expects to spend more than $5 billion to build a second headquarters that could employ 50,000 or more people in what the company says are high-paying jobs ($100...

Posted: 12 days ago

Amazon plans to build a second headquarters in North America, and the city of Dayton intends to try to lure the online shopping giant to this region. Amazon, based in Seattle, Wash., expects to spend more than $5 billion to build a second headquarters that could employ 50,000 or more people in what the company says are high-paying jobs ($100...
Dear Johns: Dayton police warn suspected prostitution customers
 In the fight against street prostitution, Dayton police don’t just rely on the letter of the law to deter the illegal activity — they also rely on letters through the U.S. Postal Service. So far this year, the Dayton police Vice Unit has mailed 18 warning notices to the owners of vehicles that were spotted in areas known for high...

Posted: 14 days ago

In the fight against street prostitution, Dayton police don’t just rely on the letter of the law to deter the illegal activity — they also rely on letters through the U.S. Postal Service. So far this year, the Dayton police Vice Unit has mailed 18 warning notices to the owners of vehicles that were spotted in areas known for high...
Call CAP — not the cops — during these local life emergencies
 Dialing 911 can’t help out in all crises, like when a single mother’s car breaks down and suddenly she has no reliable way to get to work. Nor can 911 dispatchers prevent a family’s utilities from being shut off for unpaid bills. But there is a group that specializes in aiding in just these sorts of emergencies — Community...

Posted: 15 days ago

Dialing 911 can’t help out in all crises, like when a single mother’s car breaks down and suddenly she has no reliable way to get to work. Nor can 911 dispatchers prevent a family’s utilities from being shut off for unpaid bills. But there is a group that specializes in aiding in just these sorts of emergencies — Community...
Zero takers for 30 properties in Dayton’s Wright Dunbar Village
 The city of Dayton will head back to the drawing board after its solicitation to redevelop vacant lots in the Wright Dunbar Village area received zero responses. The city is disappointed with the lack of interest from developers, but will collect feedback from neighborhood residents and reevaluate how to try to turn the vacant properties...

Posted: 16 days ago

The city of Dayton will head back to the drawing board after its solicitation to redevelop vacant lots in the Wright Dunbar Village area received zero responses. The city is disappointed with the lack of interest from developers, but will collect feedback from neighborhood residents and reevaluate how to try to turn the vacant properties...
1,000 and counting: Dayton’s home fixer-upper program grows
 A city of Dayton program designed to let residents acquire vacant lots to turn into sideyards has grown into a popular way for private investors and home-seekers to obtain cheap property. The Lot Links program, started in 2008, wipes away delinquent taxes on abandoned and distressed properties that people apply for and pledge to rehab or...

Posted: 16 days ago

A city of Dayton program designed to let residents acquire vacant lots to turn into sideyards has grown into a popular way for private investors and home-seekers to obtain cheap property. The Lot Links program, started in 2008, wipes away delinquent taxes on abandoned and distressed properties that people apply for and pledge to rehab or...
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