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Did you know the Dayton community helped build Good Samaritan Hospital?
 In the late 1920s, the community partnered with the Sisters of Charity in Cincinnati to raise money for a new hospital in Dayton.  The campaign to raise $1 million to construct Good Samaritan Hospital began In 1928 and was led by local businessman John Q. Sherman, who founded The Standard Register Company with his brother William...

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In the late 1920s, the community partnered with the Sisters of Charity in Cincinnati to raise money for a new hospital in Dayton.  The campaign to raise $1 million to construct Good Samaritan Hospital began In 1928 and was led by local businessman John Q. Sherman, who founded The Standard Register Company with his brother William...
Twenty years later: remembering highway accident that killed two first responders
 John and Paula Kalaman left flowers on their son’s headstone at David’s Cemetery in Kettering this morning on the anniversary of his death.  While visiting the cemetery, they discovered a bouquet of flowers left by an anonymous person and a wreath left by the Centerville Police Dept. “That makes us feel good,&rdquo...

Posted: 7 days ago

John and Paula Kalaman left flowers on their son’s headstone at David’s Cemetery in Kettering this morning on the anniversary of his death.  While visiting the cemetery, they discovered a bouquet of flowers left by an anonymous person and a wreath left by the Centerville Police Dept. “That makes us feel good,&rdquo...
Popular sledding hills you should visit
Sofia Moell, 9, and her brother Jeffrey, 13, of Oakwood sled down the Community Golf Course Hill in Kettering Friday.  The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for much of Southwest Ohio and the Miami Valley until 1 a.m. Saturday. LISA POWELL / STAFF

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Sofia Moell, 9, and her brother Jeffrey, 13, of Oakwood sled down the Community Golf Course Hill in Kettering Friday. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for much of Southwest Ohio and the Miami Valley until 1 a.m. Saturday. LISA POWELL / STAFF
Popular sledding hills you should visit
Marie (left) and Murphy Frazier of Kettering and their daughters Rachael, 1-year-old (left) and Reagan, 3-years-old (right) prepare to head down the  sledding hill at the Kettering Recreation Complex Monday Jan. 26.

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Marie (left) and Murphy Frazier of Kettering and their daughters Rachael, 1-year-old (left) and Reagan, 3-years-old (right) prepare to head down the sledding hill at the Kettering Recreation Complex Monday Jan. 26.
Popular sledding hills you should visit
Murphy Frazier of Kettering and his 3-year-old daughter Reagan climb the sledding hill at the Kettering Recreation Complex Monday Jan. 26.

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Murphy Frazier of Kettering and his 3-year-old daughter Reagan climb the sledding hill at the Kettering Recreation Complex Monday Jan. 26.
Popular sledding hills you should visit
Murphy Frazier of Kettering and his 3-year-old daughter Reagan fly down the sledding hill at the Kettering Recreation Complex Monday Jan. 26.

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Murphy Frazier of Kettering and his 3-year-old daughter Reagan fly down the sledding hill at the Kettering Recreation Complex Monday Jan. 26.
Popular sledding hills you should visit
Flying snow shrouds Alex Shumard, 16, of Centerville (left) and Ryan Crouch, 18 of Kettering (right) as they fly down a hill. Sledding enthusiasts of all ages took advantage of Thursday's  snow fall and headed to "Suicide Hill" at Community Golf Course in Kettering Friday Jan. 8, 2010.

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Flying snow shrouds Alex Shumard, 16, of Centerville (left) and Ryan Crouch, 18 of Kettering (right) as they fly down a hill. Sledding enthusiasts of all ages took advantage of Thursday's snow fall and headed to "Suicide Hill" at Community Golf Course in Kettering Friday Jan. 8, 2010.
3 times Dayton snowstorms were so big, you actually should have bought bread and milk
 There a good chance we will see our first significant winter storm of the season this weekend.  The Dayton region has weathered significant storms in the past, but the winters of 1950,  1978 and 2004 stand out. Here’s a look at three times the Miami Valley has been buried in snow.  Nearly a foot of snow covered Ohio in 1950...

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There a good chance we will see our first significant winter storm of the season this weekend.  The Dayton region has weathered significant storms in the past, but the winters of 1950, 1978 and 2004 stand out. Here’s a look at three times the Miami Valley has been buried in snow.  Nearly a foot of snow covered Ohio in 1950...
Watch this incredible transformation of Dayton’s Main Street
 A birds-eye view of Main Street, photographed in 1889, is a rare early perspective on the Gem City.  The mammoth Benjamin F. Kuhns Building, which dominates the image at left, was built in 1882 at the corner of Fourth and Main streets.  The building was once the home of the “Dayton Dry Goods Co., which sold everything from...

Posted: 10 days ago

A birds-eye view of Main Street, photographed in 1889, is a rare early perspective on the Gem City.  The mammoth Benjamin F. Kuhns Building, which dominates the image at left, was built in 1882 at the corner of Fourth and Main streets.  The building was once the home of the “Dayton Dry Goods Co., which sold everything from...
Happy Birthday, Lebanon! 5 things you should know about its long history
 The City of Lebanon was officially incorporated Jan. 9, 1810. To celebrate, here are five things you should know about that city’s long history. 1. The first settler. Ichabod Corwin was Lebanon’s first settler. He bought land north of what is now the downtown area and built a cabin.  2. Room to grow. Early pioneers built...

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The City of Lebanon was officially incorporated Jan. 9, 1810. To celebrate, here are five things you should know about that city’s long history. 1. The first settler. Ichabod Corwin was Lebanon’s first settler. He bought land north of what is now the downtown area and built a cabin.  2. Room to grow. Early pioneers built...
New flight controls added to famous B-17F Memphis Belle
The flight controls for the B-17F Memphis Belle were installed Thursday by restoration specialists at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. The plane was the first U.S. Army Air Forces heavy bomber to return to the United States after completing 25 missions over Europe. When restoration is completed it will be placed on public display...

Posted: 15 days ago

The flight controls for the B-17F Memphis Belle were installed Thursday by restoration specialists at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. The plane was the first U.S. Army Air Forces heavy bomber to return to the United States after completing 25 missions over Europe. When restoration is completed it will be placed on public display...
New flight controls added to famous B-17F Memphis Belle
The flight controls for the B-17F Memphis Belle were installed Thursday by restoration specialists at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. The plane was the first U.S. Army Air Forces heavy bomber to return to the United States after completing 25 missions over Europe. When restoration is completed it will be placed on public display...

Posted: 15 days ago

The flight controls for the B-17F Memphis Belle were installed Thursday by restoration specialists at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. The plane was the first U.S. Army Air Forces heavy bomber to return to the United States after completing 25 missions over Europe. When restoration is completed it will be placed on public display...
PHOTOS: In 1901, hundreds of ice skaters glide across the Great Miami River   
 Ice skating on Dayton’s frozen rivers was a favorite pastime in the early 1900s.  A series of photographs taken in 1901 capture the frozen Great Miami River near the Main Street bridge covered with gliding ice skaters and horses pulling sleighs.   The images are part of the Dayton Metro Library’s photo collection...

Posted: 16 days ago

Ice skating on Dayton’s frozen rivers was a favorite pastime in the early 1900s.  A series of photographs taken in 1901 capture the frozen Great Miami River near the Main Street bridge covered with gliding ice skaters and horses pulling sleighs.   The images are part of the Dayton Metro Library’s photo collection...
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