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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.

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What Had Happened Was podcast: Inside Dayton’s 1992 Christmas Killings 
 Deep wounds are hard to heal. Some wounds never completely heal.  More than 25 years ago, a gang of youth led by a 16-year-old girl described as a cold-hearted terrorist, left a lasting scar on Dayton around Christmas. What Had Happened Was podcast host Amelia Robinson sat down with retired Dayton police Sgt. Stephen C. Grismer...

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Deep wounds are hard to heal. Some wounds never completely heal.  More than 25 years ago, a gang of youth led by a 16-year-old girl described as a cold-hearted terrorist, left a lasting scar on Dayton around Christmas. What Had Happened Was podcast host Amelia Robinson sat down with retired Dayton police Sgt. Stephen C. Grismer...
What Had Happened Was pocast: Inside Dayton’s 1992 Christmas Killings
What Had Happened Was podcast host Amelia Robinson sat down with  Dayton police  detective Dennis A. Murphy,  retired Dayton police Sgt. Stephen C. Grismer and Judith M. Monseur, an educator. 
 The trio’s book “The Christmas Killings: 40 Hours to Justice (Dayton Police History Foundation, 123 pages, $23.50)”  reveals...

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What Had Happened Was podcast host Amelia Robinson sat down with Dayton police detective Dennis A. Murphy, retired Dayton police Sgt. Stephen C. Grismer and Judith M. Monseur, an educator. The trio’s book “The Christmas Killings: 40 Hours to Justice (Dayton Police History Foundation, 123 pages, $23.50)”  reveals...
MMMMM BACON! 3 things we can’t wait to get our hands on at Bacon Fest 
 If you love bacon, this event will blow your mind and your tastebuds. The the sixth annual Bacon Fest is set for 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18 at Fraze Pavilion, 695 Lincoln Park Boulevard, Kettering.  The event challenges restaurants to provide innovative and tried-and-true recipes featuring bacon. A dozen restaurants will participate...

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If you love bacon, this event will blow your mind and your tastebuds. The the sixth annual Bacon Fest is set for 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18 at Fraze Pavilion, 695 Lincoln Park Boulevard, Kettering.  The event challenges restaurants to provide innovative and tried-and-true recipes featuring bacon. A dozen restaurants will participate...
How these Dayton kids gave back and got even more in return 
 Dayton youth recently learned to give back in Toledo.  Eleven students in eighth-grade through college took part in Grace United Methodist Church’s GU Mission trip to Toledo.  The event was led by Sean Walton Senior, the  Harvard Boulevard church’s outreach and youth director.  “Four years ago, Sean...

Posted: 3 days ago

Dayton youth recently learned to give back in Toledo.  Eleven students in eighth-grade through college took part in Grace United Methodist Church’s GU Mission trip to Toledo.  The event was led by Sean Walton Senior, the  Harvard Boulevard church’s outreach and youth director.  “Four years ago, Sean...
Springboro couple’s hilarious ‘empty nest’ is giving parents reason to hope
 There’s no bun in a Dayton realtor’s oven and no birds chirping in her nest. That, it seems, was more than enough reason for a photo shoot. Vicky Piper and her husband Jeff have grabbed attention from the Today show,  Good Morning America, Buzzfeed and other media outlets for a viral photo of them holding an empty...

Posted: 3 days ago

There’s no bun in a Dayton realtor’s oven and no birds chirping in her nest. That, it seems, was more than enough reason for a photo shoot. Vicky Piper and her husband Jeff have grabbed attention from the Today show,  Good Morning America, Buzzfeed and other media outlets for a viral photo of them holding an empty...
Artists bringing the funk to downtown Dayton wall 
 A wall near the edge of downtown and the Oregon District is being covered with funk.  Dayton-based artist Morris Howard says the “Land of Funk” murals being painted on the Stone Street railroad wall is long overdue.  “I want them (Dayton’s funk musicians) to get the appreciation they have earned,&rdquo...

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A wall near the edge of downtown and the Oregon District is being covered with funk.  Dayton-based artist Morris Howard says the “Land of Funk” murals being painted on the Stone Street railroad wall is long overdue.  “I want them (Dayton’s funk musicians) to get the appreciation they have earned,&rdquo...
Photos: this Dayton wall is getting funky
Dayton artist Morris Howard and Brittini Long of Montgomery County Juvenile Court are leading an effort to create a funk wall on Stone Street.

Posted: 4 days ago

Dayton artist Morris Howard and Brittini Long of Montgomery County Juvenile Court are leading an effort to create a funk wall on Stone Street.