Lisa Powell

Staff photographer for Cox Media Group Ohio.

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7 pieces of Troy history that will make you fall in love with this gem
 The picturesque community of Troy is one of the region’s gems. The town’s charming downtown square, historic architecture and engaging past add to the appeal. Here are 7 things to know about Troy:  1. Ancient Greece. Troy was named after the ancient Greek city of Troy, according to the Ohio History Connection. Established...

Posted: 10 hours ago

The picturesque community of Troy is one of the region’s gems. The town’s charming downtown square, historic architecture and engaging past add to the appeal. Here are 7 things to know about Troy:  1. Ancient Greece. Troy was named after the ancient Greek city of Troy, according to the Ohio History Connection. Established...
Troy: history and charm through the years
Fresh picked strawberried were one of the draws for the thousands who attended the Troy Strawberry Festival Saturday June 5.  A heavy down pour in the afternoon did not dampen the enthusiasm for the annual event which features a strawberry pie eating contest, Little Miss and Mr. Strawberry pageant, crafts, games and food. The festival continues...

Posted: a day ago

Fresh picked strawberried were one of the draws for the thousands who attended the Troy Strawberry Festival Saturday June 5. A heavy down pour in the afternoon did not dampen the enthusiasm for the annual event which features a strawberry pie eating contest, Little Miss and Mr. Strawberry pageant, crafts, games and food. The festival continues...
Experience the huge changes in downtown Dayton in 17 historic photos
 The transformation of downtown Dayton has been documented for decades in photographs. An early image captures Main Street in 1866 when it was a wide dirt avenue with horses, hooked to wagons, hitched at the curb. It wasn’t uncommon back then to step past a sow and her piglets wallowing in puddles while crossing the street in front of...

Posted: a day ago

The transformation of downtown Dayton has been documented for decades in photographs. An early image captures Main Street in 1866 when it was a wide dirt avenue with horses, hooked to wagons, hitched at the curb. It wasn’t uncommon back then to step past a sow and her piglets wallowing in puddles while crossing the street in front of...
9 things you didn’t know about the history of Miami University
 Miami University, known as the “Yale of the West,” was chartered by the State of Ohio on Feb. 17, 1809. For more than two centuries the school has established traditions and honored its past. Here are nine things to know about the university: A tribute to the Miami tribe. Miami University, established in 1809, is among the oldest...

Posted: a day ago

Miami University, known as the “Yale of the West,” was chartered by the State of Ohio on Feb. 17, 1809. For more than two centuries the school has established traditions and honored its past. Here are nine things to know about the university: A tribute to the Miami tribe. Miami University, established in 1809, is among the oldest...
Elder-Beerman history: A journey from simple downtown dry goods store
 The roots of Elder-Beerman can be traced back to a Dayton dry goods store. An advertisement in the Dayton Daily Journal in 1883 heralded the opening of the new Boston Dry Goods Store.  In the late 1880s, two dozen of such establishments - filled with textiles, ready to wear clothing and groceries - filled downtown store fronts. Dayton&rsquo...

Posted: 6 days ago

The roots of Elder-Beerman can be traced back to a Dayton dry goods store. An advertisement in the Dayton Daily Journal in 1883 heralded the opening of the new Boston Dry Goods Store.  In the late 1880s, two dozen of such establishments - filled with textiles, ready to wear clothing and groceries - filled downtown store fronts. Dayton&rsquo...