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Dayton made a levy promise to improve every street in the city, and officials say they’re on track
 Dayton leaders say the city is on schedule to fulfill a levy campaign promise for all residential streets to be in good shape by the end of 2024. Officials say work remains on target even though the city is paving fewer lane miles than it initially projected before the Issue 9 tax-hike levy was passed by voters in November 2016. “We&rsquo...

Posted: 5 hours ago

Dayton leaders say the city is on schedule to fulfill a levy campaign promise for all residential streets to be in good shape by the end of 2024. Officials say work remains on target even though the city is paving fewer lane miles than it initially projected before the Issue 9 tax-hike levy was passed by voters in November 2016. “We&rsquo...
Dayton’s new music pavilion is rocking. But time is running out for its notable neighbor.
 Officials hope that downtown’s newest attraction, the Levitt Pavilion Dayton, will help lure new investment to bring some struggling commercial buildings back to life. But its neighbor to the north, the Centre City building, could be in trouble if its owners cannot secure financing in the next three-plus months. The new owners of the...

Posted: 5 hours ago

Officials hope that downtown’s newest attraction, the Levitt Pavilion Dayton, will help lure new investment to bring some struggling commercial buildings back to life. But its neighbor to the north, the Centre City building, could be in trouble if its owners cannot secure financing in the next three-plus months. The new owners of the...
What’s next for Dayton’s Tech Town? New buildings, restaurant, retail space possible in updated master plan
 The vision for Dayton’s Tech Town has shifted from a suburban-type office park to a development that tries to capitalize on its urban setting with new amenities that appeal to young creative professionals. Future buildings on the Tech Town campus could have a restaurant, drinking establishments or retail space on the ground floor...

Posted: a day ago

The vision for Dayton’s Tech Town has shifted from a suburban-type office park to a development that tries to capitalize on its urban setting with new amenities that appeal to young creative professionals. Future buildings on the Tech Town campus could have a restaurant, drinking establishments or retail space on the ground floor...
Is it safe to eat fish from Dayton’s rivers?
 Fishing is already fairly popular along Dayton’s rivers, and plans to redevelop the riverfronts are expected to boost fishing opportunities in the region. But, according to some local experts, a question that often arises is whether the fish in the river are safe to eat. The question was recently raised by multiple members of the downtown...

Posted: 2 days ago

Fishing is already fairly popular along Dayton’s rivers, and plans to redevelop the riverfronts are expected to boost fishing opportunities in the region. But, according to some local experts, a question that often arises is whether the fish in the river are safe to eat. The question was recently raised by multiple members of the downtown...
Can the good times last? Dayton worried about the ‘R-word.’
 Concerns about the “R-word” — recession — have somewhat tempered Dayton officials’ excitement about significant growth in revenues and income tax collections. Indicators like the U.S. Treasury yield curve suggest a downturn could be on the horizon, said Diane Shannon, Dayton’s director of procurement, management...

Posted: 2 days ago

Concerns about the “R-word” — recession — have somewhat tempered Dayton officials’ excitement about significant growth in revenues and income tax collections. Indicators like the U.S. Treasury yield curve suggest a downturn could be on the horizon, said Diane Shannon, Dayton’s director of procurement, management...
County to kick in $750K today for downtown Dayton project
 Confidence in the redevelopment of the Fire Blocks District in downtown Dayton — a project that stalled out under past developers — has gained steam, and Montgomery County commissioners are expected to contribute $750,000 today. A new developer, Columbus-based Windsor Companies, is acquiring many of the properties in the hopes...

Posted: 4 days ago

Confidence in the redevelopment of the Fire Blocks District in downtown Dayton — a project that stalled out under past developers — has gained steam, and Montgomery County commissioners are expected to contribute $750,000 today. A new developer, Columbus-based Windsor Companies, is acquiring many of the properties in the hopes...
Huge Dayton employer helps workers buy Gem City Market shares
 One of the area’s largest employers is offering its more than 12,000employees discounts to buy shares in a cooperative grocery store planned for northwest Dayton. Kettering Health Network today revealed it has a sponsorship program that allows all of its workers system-wide to buy lifetime memberships to the Gem City Market for $50...

Posted: 8 days ago

One of the area’s largest employers is offering its more than 12,000employees discounts to buy shares in a cooperative grocery store planned for northwest Dayton. Kettering Health Network today revealed it has a sponsorship program that allows all of its workers system-wide to buy lifetime memberships to the Gem City Market for $50...
Meth replacing opioids in Dayton area: ‘It’s whack-a-mole’
 Dealers are flooding the local drug market with methamphetamine, and users increasingly are replacing heroin and fentanyl with the highly addictive stimulant, Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer told Trump administration officials this week. Meth’s big return is alarming because users tend to be very aggressive and violent, and increased...

Posted: 8 days ago

Dealers are flooding the local drug market with methamphetamine, and users increasingly are replacing heroin and fentanyl with the highly addictive stimulant, Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer told Trump administration officials this week. Meth’s big return is alarming because users tend to be very aggressive and violent, and increased...
Trump administration praises Dayton region’s drug fight
 The Dayton region’s response to the opioid crisis received strong praise from members of the Trump administration, who are in town today to get a view of the deadly epidemic from the ground. U.S. Housing and Urban Development Deputy Secretary Pamela Patenaude this morning met with local leaders during a round table discussion to learn...

Posted: 9 days ago

The Dayton region’s response to the opioid crisis received strong praise from members of the Trump administration, who are in town today to get a view of the deadly epidemic from the ground. U.S. Housing and Urban Development Deputy Secretary Pamela Patenaude this morning met with local leaders during a round table discussion to learn...
Dayton one of top U.S. cities for volunteer program
 Dayton for the second year in a row has been recognized as one of the top small U.S. cities for producing AmeriCorps members, which local officials say makes a big difference in the community. The Corporation for National and Community Service this week unveiled its annual rankings of the most common hometowns of people in the volunteer program...

Posted: 9 days ago

Dayton for the second year in a row has been recognized as one of the top small U.S. cities for producing AmeriCorps members, which local officials say makes a big difference in the community. The Corporation for National and Community Service this week unveiled its annual rankings of the most common hometowns of people in the volunteer program...
Dayton, Planned Parenthood oppose federal change on abortion rule
 The Dayton City Commission today passed a resolution objecting to efforts to strip federal funding from groups like Planned Parenthood that provide or refer patients for abortion. The Trump administration has proposed a regulatory rule change for the Title X family planning program that it says will ensure taxpayers do not indirectly fund...

Posted: 10 days ago

The Dayton City Commission today passed a resolution objecting to efforts to strip federal funding from groups like Planned Parenthood that provide or refer patients for abortion. The Trump administration has proposed a regulatory rule change for the Title X family planning program that it says will ensure taxpayers do not indirectly fund...