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Recycle the railroad: Dayton gets funds for rails-to-trails project
 The city of Dayton has received what officials hope will be just the first piece of funding needed to acquire and transform an old rail corridor into a bike path and recreational trail. The Doppelt Family Trail Development Fund has awarded the city $15,000 to serve as the federal funding match to buy a former Norfolk Southern rail corridor...

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The city of Dayton has received what officials hope will be just the first piece of funding needed to acquire and transform an old rail corridor into a bike path and recreational trail. The Doppelt Family Trail Development Fund has awarded the city $15,000 to serve as the federal funding match to buy a former Norfolk Southern rail corridor...
Dayton OK’s ‘road safety’ law, but critics say it criminalizes being poor and panhandling
 The Dayton City Commission this week approved an ordinance that officials say seeks to reduce pedestrian strikes but that critics paint as a thinly veiled attempt to criminalize panhandling. The ordinance prohibits pedestrians from getting within three feet of vehicles that are in operation along 51 of Dayton’s busiest and most dangerous...

Posted: 4 hours ago

The Dayton City Commission this week approved an ordinance that officials say seeks to reduce pedestrian strikes but that critics paint as a thinly veiled attempt to criminalize panhandling. The ordinance prohibits pedestrians from getting within three feet of vehicles that are in operation along 51 of Dayton’s busiest and most dangerous...
Dayton’s $10M deal: Dayton Arcade must reopen by 2020
 After 27 years of disuse, the Dayton Arcade is moving toward reopening in late 2019 or early 2020, likely beginning with the retail, commercial and office components. Just four years ago, some prominent community members were convinced the Dayton Arcade saga was destined to end with the demolition of the complex’s nine buildings. But...

Posted: 18 hours ago

After 27 years of disuse, the Dayton Arcade is moving toward reopening in late 2019 or early 2020, likely beginning with the retail, commercial and office components. Just four years ago, some prominent community members were convinced the Dayton Arcade saga was destined to end with the demolition of the complex’s nine buildings. But...
City’s $10 million loan to Dayton Arcade largest investment in 15 years
 The city of Dayton has agreed to loan $10 million to a partnership that is working to revive the Dayton Arcade. It is one of the city’s largest economic development investments since the construction of the Schuster Center and the ballpark where the Dayton Dragons play. The loan was announced today at the Dayton City Commission meeting...

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The city of Dayton has agreed to loan $10 million to a partnership that is working to revive the Dayton Arcade. It is one of the city’s largest economic development investments since the construction of the Schuster Center and the ballpark where the Dayton Dragons play. The loan was announced today at the Dayton City Commission meeting...
$96M plan ‘transforms public housing in Dayton’
 A $96 million proposal to transform public housing in West Dayton calls for demolishing Hilltop Homes, shrinking and replacing DeSoto Bass units, adding new mixed-income housing and making other investments. The multi-phase project — which could take as many as 15 years to complete, depending on funding — seeks to replace obsolete...

Posted: 2 days ago

A $96 million proposal to transform public housing in West Dayton calls for demolishing Hilltop Homes, shrinking and replacing DeSoto Bass units, adding new mixed-income housing and making other investments. The multi-phase project — which could take as many as 15 years to complete, depending on funding — seeks to replace obsolete...
Dayton police major gets raise while on administrative leave
 The high-ranking longtime Dayton police commander who has been on administrative leave for a least a month without any explanation from the city received a pay raise during his absence. Maj. Brian Johns was on administrative leave from March 14 through at least April 16, according to Dayton city payroll time sheets obtained by this news organization...

Posted: 5 days ago

The high-ranking longtime Dayton police commander who has been on administrative leave for a least a month without any explanation from the city received a pay raise during his absence. Maj. Brian Johns was on administrative leave from March 14 through at least April 16, according to Dayton city payroll time sheets obtained by this news organization...
5 Dayton police officers accused of lying, fired
 Dayton Police Sgt. Tonina Lamanna is suing to get her job back after she was fired last year for allegedly lying when questioned by supervisors about accessing the police chief’s personnel records. Lamanna’s case was featured in a recent Dayton Daily News investigation about police officers who have lost their jobs after being...

Posted: 6 days ago

Dayton Police Sgt. Tonina Lamanna is suing to get her job back after she was fired last year for allegedly lying when questioned by supervisors about accessing the police chief’s personnel records. Lamanna’s case was featured in a recent Dayton Daily News investigation about police officers who have lost their jobs after being...
Why not condos? Downtown Dayton developer talks shop.
 Sometime next year, the Water Street District is expected to complete its sixth project, increasing its housing supply to more than 500 apartments, a major milestone for a relatively new development. But so far, Water Street developers Woodard Development and Crawford Hoying have only built rental units downtown and have not branched out...

Posted: 6 days ago

Sometime next year, the Water Street District is expected to complete its sixth project, increasing its housing supply to more than 500 apartments, a major milestone for a relatively new development. But so far, Water Street developers Woodard Development and Crawford Hoying have only built rental units downtown and have not branched out...
Works begins on new downtown Dayton theater
 Construction has begun on a new, 200-seat theater in downtown Dayton that hopes to reach new audiences with interactive and flexible space for shows and other programming. The new Arts Annex, at West Second and North Ludlow streets, will be a versatile space perfect for events, shows, receptions, meetings, classes and other activities, said...

Posted: 6 days ago

Construction has begun on a new, 200-seat theater in downtown Dayton that hopes to reach new audiences with interactive and flexible space for shows and other programming. The new Arts Annex, at West Second and North Ludlow streets, will be a versatile space perfect for events, shows, receptions, meetings, classes and other activities, said...
Dayton firefighter fired after 3rd OVI
 The city of Dayton fired a firefighter who was arrested for drunken driving in February, which was his third driving while intoxicated arrest in four years, city records show. Jacob Freels, 36, was discharged in March after the city charged him with administrative violations related to his arrest. TRENDING: New county scam alert keeps &lsquo...

Posted: 7 days ago

The city of Dayton fired a firefighter who was arrested for drunken driving in February, which was his third driving while intoxicated arrest in four years, city records show. Jacob Freels, 36, was discharged in March after the city charged him with administrative violations related to his arrest. TRENDING: New county scam alert keeps &lsquo...
‘A significant failure:’ Trees removed without informing Dayton residents
 Some residents of Old North Dayton voiced frustration and outrage after 17 trees on a residential street were chopped down to relocate power lines from a nearby thoroughfare. Valley Street by Dayton Children’s is being reconstructed, and the plan was for Dayton Power & Light to move some overhead electric lines to Rita Street, an intersecting...

Posted: 7 days ago

Some residents of Old North Dayton voiced frustration and outrage after 17 trees on a residential street were chopped down to relocate power lines from a nearby thoroughfare. Valley Street by Dayton Children’s is being reconstructed, and the plan was for Dayton Power & Light to move some overhead electric lines to Rita Street, an intersecting...