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.

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JUST IN: Legendary Dayton pizza restaurant closing for good 
 A Dayton classic known for its square-cut pizza, tacos and year-round Christmas lights will closing its doors by the end of the year. El Greco's Pizza Villa, 3976 Salem Ave., said it would close Dec. 22 in a Facebook message to fans this morning. Amber Cash, the restaurant’s manager, said owner Johna Sanchez hopes to...

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A Dayton classic known for its square-cut pizza, tacos and year-round Christmas lights will closing its doors by the end of the year. El Greco's Pizza Villa, 3976 Salem Ave., said it would close Dec. 22 in a Facebook message to fans this morning. Amber Cash, the restaurant’s manager, said owner Johna Sanchez hopes to...
Winter is coming! Time running out to eat at Dayton classic
 Fans of a greasy American food had better not drag their feet.  The Root Beer Stande,1727 Woodman Drive, is shutting down for the season, owner Emily Collins said.  The business famous for its burgers, hot dogs and floats will shut down after service noon to 8 p.m. Sunday. “Unless I run out of food,” Collins said...

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Fans of a greasy American food had better not drag their feet.  The Root Beer Stande,1727 Woodman Drive, is shutting down for the season, owner Emily Collins said.  The business famous for its burgers, hot dogs and floats will shut down after service noon to 8 p.m. Sunday. “Unless I run out of food,” Collins said...
‘Real Housewives’ star coming to Centerville
 A “Real Housewives” star with a “rags to riches” story is heading to Centerville. Emily Simpson, a 1994 graduate of Middletown’s Madison High School, is scheduled to make a special appearance at Turbo Zone Fitness, 7917 S Suburban Drive, Centerville, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, ...

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A “Real Housewives” star with a “rags to riches” story is heading to Centerville. Emily Simpson, a 1994 graduate of Middletown’s Madison High School, is scheduled to make a special appearance at Turbo Zone Fitness, 7917 S Suburban Drive, Centerville, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, ...
Dayton filmmaker: ‘They told my parents I would never read or write’
 If her parents had accepted what people told them, Evie Marie Warner says she would not be making films today.  The West Carrollton resident said she wouldn’t be doing a lot of things. “When I was little, they told my parents I was mentally ‘retarded,’ and they told my parents I would never read or write...

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If her parents had accepted what people told them, Evie Marie Warner says she would not be making films today.  The West Carrollton resident said she wouldn’t be doing a lot of things. “When I was little, they told my parents I was mentally ‘retarded,’ and they told my parents I would never read or write...
A Skyline Chili and White Castle love affair! Dayton men live out elusive food fantasy
 Chris Thompson and Gus Stathes dreamed it, and they did it.  What was just the dream of two guys passing an exit with both a White Castle AND Skyline Chili has resulted in the wedding of the century for fans of the two iconic Ohio fast food chains. A White Castle slider and Skyline Chili together in their mouths at once. ...

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Chris Thompson and Gus Stathes dreamed it, and they did it.  What was just the dream of two guys passing an exit with both a White Castle AND Skyline Chili has resulted in the wedding of the century for fans of the two iconic Ohio fast food chains. A White Castle slider and Skyline Chili together in their mouths at once. ...
You are not going to want to miss these Dayton holiday home tours
 It is the season to be jolly, and Dayton-area residents are preparing to deck their halls.  You can see some of those halls.  Here is a rundown of the Dayton area’s most festive holiday tours and how to take them.  When: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23, and Saturday, Nov. 24. There will be  guided tours every 12...

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It is the season to be jolly, and Dayton-area residents are preparing to deck their halls.  You can see some of those halls.  Here is a rundown of the Dayton area’s most festive holiday tours and how to take them.  When: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23, and Saturday, Nov. 24. There will be  guided tours every 12...
Former ‘Dirty’ Wright State, UD student subject of new 8-part TV series 
 One of two local universities’ most notorious former students is the focus of a new eight-part TV series.  “Dirty John,” a limited Bravo TV series, is set to debut at 10 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25. It is based on the Los Angeles Times’ articles and the newspaper’s hit true crime podcast series “Dirty...

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One of two local universities’ most notorious former students is the focus of a new eight-part TV series.  “Dirty John,” a limited Bravo TV series, is set to debut at 10 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25. It is based on the Los Angeles Times’ articles and the newspaper’s hit true crime podcast series “Dirty...
Me: This is terrible. Things have to change.
 Nov. 8. Me: This is terrible. Things have to change. Him: What’s wrong? Me: Another mass shooting. Him: Where? Me: A bunch of kids got shot at a nightclub in California. College night. At least a dozen killed including Sgt. Ron Helus, a 29-year veteran of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office. Nov. 2. Me: This is terrible. Things...

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Nov. 8. Me: This is terrible. Things have to change. Him: What’s wrong? Me: Another mass shooting. Him: Where? Me: A bunch of kids got shot at a nightclub in California. College night. At least a dozen killed including Sgt. Ron Helus, a 29-year veteran of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office. Nov. 2. Me: This is terrible. Things...