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Throwback Thursday: The month-long winter storm that made Dayton miserable in 1977
 The Miami Valley was a miserable place to be 40 years ago.  A month-long combination of snow, bone-chilling temperatures, a statewide blizzard and a national energy crisis disrupted everyday life across the region in 1977.  Dramatic weather stories dominated the pages of the Dayton Daily News throughout the month of January. ...

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The Miami Valley was a miserable place to be 40 years ago.  A month-long combination of snow, bone-chilling temperatures, a statewide blizzard and a national energy crisis disrupted everyday life across the region in 1977.  Dramatic weather stories dominated the pages of the Dayton Daily News throughout the month of January. ...
Historic Dunbar house: Where the famous poet lived and wrote before his early death
 Poet Paul Laurence Dunbar and his mother, Matilda, purchased this home on Summit Street in 1904.  Dunbar, one of the first internationally known African-American writers, had been diagnosed with tuberculosis and bought the house to ensure his mother would be secure. The Paul Laurence Dunbar House is the subject of this week's update...

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Poet Paul Laurence Dunbar and his mother, Matilda, purchased this home on Summit Street in 1904.  Dunbar, one of the first internationally known African-American writers, had been diagnosed with tuberculosis and bought the house to ensure his mother would be secure. The Paul Laurence Dunbar House is the subject of this week's update...
How a friend in the statehouse and Civil War veterans built the 150-year-old Dayton VA
 The Dayton VA Medical Center is celebrating its 150th anniversary with a series of events throughout the year. The first of those will be a history exhibit at the Northwest Branch of the Dayton Metro Library opening at 4 p.m. Thursday (Jan. 19). The event is free and open to the public. To help recognize the VA’s anniversary, here...

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The Dayton VA Medical Center is celebrating its 150th anniversary with a series of events throughout the year. The first of those will be a history exhibit at the Northwest Branch of the Dayton Metro Library opening at 4 p.m. Thursday (Jan. 19). The event is free and open to the public. To help recognize the VA’s anniversary, here...
The best of changing Dayton: Places even turn-of-century residents might recognize
 Gathering historic photographs and documenting the sites as they appear today is part of my job for a weekly digital feature called “Then & Now.” I often come across empty lots or new construction as I search out these past sites, but my favorite photo pairings happen when the original building is still as recognizable today...

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Gathering historic photographs and documenting the sites as they appear today is part of my job for a weekly digital feature called “Then & Now.” I often come across empty lots or new construction as I search out these past sites, but my favorite photo pairings happen when the original building is still as recognizable today...
 When the Dayton Art Institute was dedicated in January 1930, it truly was a community effort. Nearly 90 years later, it’s worth considering just how much the area’s art-lovers worked together to make it happen. Here are three ways: 1. A $2 million donation. Julia Shaw Carnell, who proposed it to the board of trustees, donated...

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When the Dayton Art Institute was dedicated in January 1930, it truly was a community effort. Nearly 90 years later, it’s worth considering just how much the area’s art-lovers worked together to make it happen. Here are three ways: 1. A $2 million donation. Julia Shaw Carnell, who proposed it to the board of trustees, donated...
Dayton loves a party: 7 of the city’s best celebrations
 Dayton can throw a great shindig. Throughout its history, there have been plenty of reasons to celebrate, whether it was honoring aviation pioneers, revering an Olympic champion or opening a train station. Here are seven examples of parties we wished we had been invited to.  The “perfume of roses scented the room while dance melodies...

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Dayton can throw a great shindig. Throughout its history, there have been plenty of reasons to celebrate, whether it was honoring aviation pioneers, revering an Olympic champion or opening a train station. Here are seven examples of parties we wished we had been invited to. The “perfume of roses scented the room while dance melodies...
3 things to know about a 150-year-old Dayton company
 Reynolds and Reynolds was founded in Dayton in 1866, and it grew into a trend-setter for helping companies keep track of what they were doing. The company’s work in standardized business forms was new for the time, which made it an industry leader. Here are three things to know about Reynolds and Reynolds history. 1. The founding. In...

Posted: 6 days ago

Reynolds and Reynolds was founded in Dayton in 1866, and it grew into a trend-setter for helping companies keep track of what they were doing. The company’s work in standardized business forms was new for the time, which made it an industry leader. Here are three things to know about Reynolds and Reynolds history. 1. The founding. In...
Throwback Thursday: When Dayton chipped in to open a city treasure
 As the new Dayton Art Institute opened its doors in 1930 the entire city celebrated.  Great fanfare went along with the dedication of the new museum that overlooked the Great Miami River and the city from its perch at Riverview and Forest Avenues.  “Art Week” was proclaimed in the city, and the Dayton Daily News printed...

Posted: 6 days ago

As the new Dayton Art Institute opened its doors in 1930 the entire city celebrated.  Great fanfare went along with the dedication of the new museum that overlooked the Great Miami River and the city from its perch at Riverview and Forest Avenues.  “Art Week” was proclaimed in the city, and the Dayton Daily News printed...
Then & Now: How the Third National Bank building has changed in 91 years
 The Third National Bank Building, a landmark in downtown Dayton, was built in 1926. The 14-story structure is located on Main Street in the hub of downtown across from Courthouse Square. The building is the subject of this week's update to the popular Then & Now photo feature, which explores past and present views of notable Dayton locations...

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The Third National Bank Building, a landmark in downtown Dayton, was built in 1926. The 14-story structure is located on Main Street in the hub of downtown across from Courthouse Square. The building is the subject of this week's update to the popular Then & Now photo feature, which explores past and present views of notable Dayton locations...