Amelia Robinson

Blogger and reporter Amelia Robinson is a native of Cleveland where she learned all about sarcasm and aircraft repair as a student at the now closed Aviation High School. The graduate of Ohio University's E.W. Scripp School of Journalism joined the Dayton Daily News staff in 2000 after a three-year stint at the Mansfield News Journal.  She writes about dining, nightlife, entertainment and lifestyle in the Dayton area. Robinson serves as president of the Greater Dayton Association of Black Journalists, serves on the Dayton Sister City Committee, Boonshoft Museum of Discovery’s Associate Board and is a member of the Junior League of Dayton.  Robinson writes the wildly popular Smart Mouth column featured in Saturday's Dayton Daily News.

Latest from Amelia Robinson

Ex-Dayton City Paper publisher indicted on charges she stole thousands from boss 
 A former publisher has been indicted by a grand jury  on charges that she took thousands of dollars from the Dayton City Paper, which recently closed. Wanda Esken faces three counts of grand theft and a count of forgery, according to the indictment filed Aug. 16 in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court.  Each of the three  felony...

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A former publisher has been indicted by a grand jury  on charges that she took thousands of dollars from the Dayton City Paper, which recently closed. Wanda Esken faces three counts of grand theft and a count of forgery, according to the indictment filed Aug. 16 in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court.  Each of the three felony...
Downtown shop closing after more than 30 years 
 A Dayton business is closing after more than 30 years, the owner’s son-in-law said Monday.  Suney’s Beauty and More will close by year’s end, Nick Piccone told this news organization.  He could not provide complete details.  Suney English, the hair and clothing outlet store’s owner, was not available...

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A Dayton business is closing after more than 30 years, the owner’s son-in-law said Monday.  Suney’s Beauty and More will close by year’s end, Nick Piccone told this news organization.  He could not provide complete details.  Suney English, the hair and clothing outlet store’s owner, was not available...
UPDATE: This Dayton institution has quietly raised $14 million under our noses 
 Friday lunch at Dayton Art Institute’s Oktoberfest celebration not only came with lederhosen but with a big announcement.  Michael R. Roediger, the museum’s director and CEO, kicked off its 47th annual event by announcing the museum’s Centennial Campaign at the festival’s Lederhosen Lunch.   “As...

Posted: 4 days ago

Friday lunch at Dayton Art Institute’s Oktoberfest celebration not only came with lederhosen but with a big announcement.  Michael R. Roediger, the museum’s director and CEO, kicked off its 47th annual event by announcing the museum’s Centennial Campaign at the festival’s Lederhosen Lunch.   “As...
Oregon District bar launching game show nights with racy enough Family Feud-like battle 
 One of Dayton’s oldest taverns is introducing a very new game show night. Suzy Switzer, the manager of Trolley Stop at 530 E. Fifth St. in the Oregon District, said the bar and restaurant wants to try something different.  “People have been doing trivia for years. It’s over played. We are going to step it up and...

Posted: 4 days ago

One of Dayton’s oldest taverns is introducing a very new game show night. Suzy Switzer, the manager of Trolley Stop at 530 E. Fifth St. in the Oregon District, said the bar and restaurant wants to try something different.  “People have been doing trivia for years. It’s over played. We are going to step it up and...
Dayton City Paper shutting down, writers say
 A Dayton newspaper that covered arts and entertainment in the Miami Valley did not publish its print edition on its regularly scheduled day this week. Several sources told us the publication was ceasing operations. TT Stern-Enzi, the Dayton City Paper’s longtime film critic, said the independent tabloid publisher Paul Noah told him...

Posted: 6 days ago

A Dayton newspaper that covered arts and entertainment in the Miami Valley did not publish its print edition on its regularly scheduled day this week. Several sources told us the publication was ceasing operations. TT Stern-Enzi, the Dayton City Paper’s longtime film critic, said the independent tabloid publisher Paul Noah told him...
‘Rick and Morty’s’ Rickmobile is coming to town TODAY
 Fans of one of Adult Swim’s most popular shows have a really big reason to be excited.  The Rickmobile will be at Maverick's Cards and Comics from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, Sept. 18, according to Chris Adams, the manager of the shop located at 2312 E. Dorothy Lane in Kettering.   The 25-foot long, 8-foot...

Posted: 7 days ago

Fans of one of Adult Swim’s most popular shows have a really big reason to be excited.  The Rickmobile will be at Maverick's Cards and Comics from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, Sept. 18, according to Chris Adams, the manager of the shop located at 2312 E. Dorothy Lane in Kettering.   The 25-foot long, 8-foot...
Dayton-raised comedian making headlines with Emmy win, feud and reported gun incident
 It’s been an eventful few days for Dayton-raised comedian Katt Williams. Williams won his first Emmy Sept. 8 at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards for being a guest actor on Donald Glover's acclaimed show “Atlanta.” He also told police he had a gun drawn on him and apparently made up with one of...

Posted: 7 days ago

It’s been an eventful few days for Dayton-raised comedian Katt Williams. Williams won his first Emmy Sept. 8 at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards for being a guest actor on Donald Glover's acclaimed show “Atlanta.” He also told police he had a gun drawn on him and apparently made up with one of...
Former Dayton reporter Julie Chen leaving 'The Talk' after husband Les Moonves leaves CBS, reports say
 A former Dayton reporter is leaving her national daytime talk show in the wake of controversy surrounding her husband, according to multiple media reports. Julie Chen is expected to leave CBS’ “The Talk,” following her husband Les Moonves’ resignation from his position as CEO of the television network.  Chen was...

Posted: 7 days ago

A former Dayton reporter is leaving her national daytime talk show in the wake of controversy surrounding her husband, according to multiple media reports. Julie Chen is expected to leave CBS’ “The Talk,” following her husband Les Moonves’ resignation from his position as CEO of the television network.  Chen was...