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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

‘Dayton beer royalty’ getting hitched. Prost! Cheers! Sláinte!
 Sara Levin and Gus Stathes have a love born in a brew. It makes sense that he popped “the question” to her surrounded by Dayton brews.  Gus,  the co-owner of The Barrel House at 417 E. Third St. with Sara, popped the question to her Thursday, May 17 at Warped Wing Brewing Company’s Mr. Mean Funkfest. ...

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Sara Levin and Gus Stathes have a love born in a brew. It makes sense that he popped “the question” to her surrounded by Dayton brews.  Gus,  the co-owner of The Barrel House at 417 E. Third St. with Sara, popped the question to her Thursday, May 17 at Warped Wing Brewing Company’s Mr. Mean Funkfest. ...
NEW DETAILS: Kettering shopping center owner says tenants told to leave for violations
 A representative of a company that recently purchased a  Kettering shopping center in a high-profile location said “the health and safety of shopping center patrons” was a factor in recent decisions to end leases with some businesses in the center. Owners of two businesses featured in recent articles published by this news organization...

Posted: 3 days ago

A representative of a company that recently purchased a Kettering shopping center in a high-profile location said “the health and safety of shopping center patrons” was a factor in recent decisions to end leases with some businesses in the center. Owners of two businesses featured in recent articles published by this news organization...
Fan literally gets a “Sparkle” for 100th birthday 
 It is not every day that a 50-year-old dance company’s biggest fan turns 100.  The Dayton Contemporary Dance Company didn’t let the moment pass by.  In celebration of Clayton resident Harold Prigozen’s 100th birthday May 14, dancer Sheri “Sparkle” Williams gave him a concert poster signed...

Posted: 3 days ago

It is not every day that a 50-year-old dance company’s biggest fan turns 100.  The Dayton Contemporary Dance Company didn’t let the moment pass by.  In celebration of Clayton resident Harold Prigozen’s 100th birthday May 14, dancer Sheri “Sparkle” Williams gave him a concert poster signed...
Kettering business asked to leave shopping center after 25 years
 UPDATE: A representative of a company that recently purchased a Kettering shopping center in a high-profile location said “the health and safety of shopping center patrons” was a factor in recent decisions to end leases with some businesses in the center. Owners of two businesses featured in recent articles published by this...

Posted: 4 days ago

UPDATE: A representative of a company that recently purchased a Kettering shopping center in a high-profile location said “the health and safety of shopping center patrons” was a factor in recent decisions to end leases with some businesses in the center. Owners of two businesses featured in recent articles published by this...
He’s the guy behind the camera. Meet Daytonian of the Week Tom Gilliam.
 When Tom spots you, you’ve been spotted.  Over the last few years, Tom Gilliam has become the go-to photographer for Dayton.com, snapping photos at most of Dayton’s major events every weekend.  We caught up with Tom, our latest Daytonian of the Week.  My full-time career is in IT support for Charter Communications...

Posted: 5 days ago

When Tom spots you, you’ve been spotted.  Over the last few years, Tom Gilliam has become the go-to photographer for Dayton.com, snapping photos at most of Dayton’s major events every weekend.  We caught up with Tom, our latest Daytonian of the Week.  My full-time career is in IT support for Charter Communications...
Dayton chef opening her home for out-of-this-world dining experience 
 Diners will have a chance to taste some of the flavors to be featured at an Oregon District restaurant before it reopens.  Margot Blondet, the owner of Salar Restaurant and Lounge at 400 E. Fifth St., is planning a three-part chef’s dinner at her home to help support the business and its plan to reopen. Blondet, a graduate...

Posted: 5 days ago

Diners will have a chance to taste some of the flavors to be featured at an Oregon District restaurant before it reopens.  Margot Blondet, the owner of Salar Restaurant and Lounge at 400 E. Fifth St., is planning a three-part chef’s dinner at her home to help support the business and its plan to reopen. Blondet, a graduate...
Puppies to party on Oregon District restaurant's patio
 Pooches like patio time, too. Lily’s Bistro, 329 E Fifth St. in Dayton’s Oregon District,  is giving  people a shot to party on its patio with their pooches.  The restaurant’s next Patio Puppies event will be held from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, May 17. Emily Mendenhall, Lily’s general manager...

Posted: 5 days ago

Pooches like patio time, too. Lily’s Bistro, 329 E Fifth St. in Dayton’s Oregon District,  is giving  people a shot to party on its patio with their pooches.  The restaurant’s next Patio Puppies event will be held from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, May 17. Emily Mendenhall, Lily’s general manager...
This hidden downtown patio that’s 20 stories off the ground is ready for a party or work
 There are patios with great views and then there is this 20-story high one overlooking downtown and much of Dayton.  To say that the patio in the penthouse of the Fifth Third Center, 1 S. Main St., has an awesome view of the city is an understatement.  Ron Smith, the leasing manager for the building for 20 years, said...

Posted: 6 days ago

There are patios with great views and then there is this 20-story high one overlooking downtown and much of Dayton.  To say that the patio in the penthouse of the Fifth Third Center, 1 S. Main St., has an awesome view of the city is an understatement.  Ron Smith, the leasing manager for the building for 20 years, said...