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7 must-see museums in the region you might not know about
 International Museum Day, an event held to raise awareness of the cultural exchange and enrichment museums provide, is observed today.  The Miami Valley has a number of museums for all interests. Here are seven you might not know about that are worth a visit:  The Miami Valley Military History Museum has a collection of artifacts...

Posted: 4 days ago

International Museum Day, an event held to raise awareness of the cultural exchange and enrichment museums provide, is observed today.  The Miami Valley has a number of museums for all interests. Here are seven you might not know about that are worth a visit:  The Miami Valley Military History Museum has a collection of artifacts...
You’ve got to see these AMAZING vintage photos of Dayton
 A pair of elephants take a bath in a canal, magician Harry Houdini hangs from his ankles and police officers strike a pose in front of a vintage armored car. Historic photographs are a window into Dayton’s fascinating and sometimes colorful past.  A story detailing the individual slices of life found within one vintage photograph...

Posted: 4 days ago

A pair of elephants take a bath in a canal, magician Harry Houdini hangs from his ankles and police officers strike a pose in front of a vintage armored car. Historic photographs are a window into Dayton’s fascinating and sometimes colorful past.  A story detailing the individual slices of life found within one vintage photograph...
Square One Salon
Archived 2007 photo: Brent Johnson (left) and Doug Henderson (right), along with partner Josh Stucky have opened a second Square One Salon and Spa in Centerville.  Staff photo by Lisa Powell

Posted: 4 days ago

Archived 2007 photo: Brent Johnson (left) and Doug Henderson (right), along with partner Josh Stucky have opened a second Square One Salon and Spa in Centerville. Staff photo by Lisa Powell
Frozen in time: What did people do downtown in early 20th-century Dayton?
 A photograph of the historic American Building has frozen a Dayton scene from the early 1920s in time. William Lutzenberger, a Dayton photographer who documented area landmarks and street scenes, captured this bustling image of the intersection of Main and Third Streets from a vantage point on the front steps of the Old Courthouse. Centered...

Posted: 5 days ago

A photograph of the historic American Building has frozen a Dayton scene from the early 1920s in time. William Lutzenberger, a Dayton photographer who documented area landmarks and street scenes, captured this bustling image of the intersection of Main and Third Streets from a vantage point on the front steps of the Old Courthouse. Centered...
'A fearfully grand spectacle’: The night an entire Dayton city block was consumed in flames
 All in one night, an entire Dayton city block was consumed in flames.  Gone were several businesses including a grocery owned by Herman Sandmeier who perished in the flames that also destroyed the elegant venue that was a forerunner of today’s Victoria Theatre.  The fire, on May 16, 1869, brought down the Turner Opera House...

Posted: 5 days ago

All in one night, an entire Dayton city block was consumed in flames.  Gone were several businesses including a grocery owned by Herman Sandmeier who perished in the flames that also destroyed the elegant venue that was a forerunner of today’s Victoria Theatre.  The fire, on May 16, 1869, brought down the Turner Opera House...
Nigerian dwarf goats
Ella Pilgrim, a 19-month-old from Toledo, gets an up close look at a pair of Nigerian dwarf goats at Aullwood Farm in Butler Twp. LISA POWELL / STAFF

Posted: 5 days ago

Ella Pilgrim, a 19-month-old from Toledo, gets an up close look at a pair of Nigerian dwarf goats at Aullwood Farm in Butler Twp. LISA POWELL / STAFF
Pretzels, lions and whiskey: What to know about historic Germantown
 On May 16, 1833 the Village of Germantown, originally established in 1804 by German-speaking settlers from Berks County, Pa., was incorporated.  Germantown, built on an engaging historic past, is part of German Township, one of the four original townships in Montgomery County.  Here are five things to know about the community, according...

Posted: 6 days ago

On May 16, 1833 the Village of Germantown, originally established in 1804 by German-speaking settlers from Berks County, Pa., was incorporated.  Germantown, built on an engaging historic past, is part of German Township, one of the four original townships in Montgomery County.  Here are five things to know about the community, according...
Englewood, a community steeped in history, incorporated 103 years ago
 The Village of Englewood was incorporated 103 years ago on May 15, 1914.  The community has a long history in the Miami Valley. To mark the occasion, here are six historical facts from the city’s website:  Origins of the community. Though Englewood wasn’t founded until later, early settlers made their way to the area...

Posted: 7 days ago

The Village of Englewood was incorporated 103 years ago on May 15, 1914.  The community has a long history in the Miami Valley. To mark the occasion, here are six historical facts from the city’s website:  Origins of the community. Though Englewood wasn’t founded until later, early settlers made their way to the area...
Historic Germantown
Charles Caudy of Tipp City photographs antique hand-drawn hose carts at the 19th annual Antique Fire Apparatus Show sponsored by the Miami Valley Antique Fire Apparatus Association. The event  was held in Germantown Saturday. Over 40 fire fighting vehicles, some dating back to the 1800's, were on display at Veterans Memorial Park. The event...

Posted: 9 days ago

Charles Caudy of Tipp City photographs antique hand-drawn hose carts at the 19th annual Antique Fire Apparatus Show sponsored by the Miami Valley Antique Fire Apparatus Association. The event was held in Germantown Saturday. Over 40 fire fighting vehicles, some dating back to the 1800's, were on display at Veterans Memorial Park. The event...