Cornelius Frolik

Reporter for Cox Media Group Ohio

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Demolition work finally begins inside Dayton Arcade
 After 27 years of plans that went nowhere and dashed hopes, some people won’t believe the Dayton Arcade will re-open until it actually happens. But even the biggest doubters can’t ignore mounting evidence that the arcade rehab project is the real deal. Social media lit up with excitement this week when photos were posted online...

Posted: 2 days ago

After 27 years of plans that went nowhere and dashed hopes, some people won’t believe the Dayton Arcade will re-open until it actually happens. But even the biggest doubters can’t ignore mounting evidence that the arcade rehab project is the real deal. Social media lit up with excitement this week when photos were posted online...
Dayton scam alert: Fake police detective asking for donations
 A man believed to be in his late 40s has gone to multiple West Dayton businesses soliciting donations, allegedly for charity. But it appears to be a scam. The man identified himself as a police detective, but when asked for identification from an employee of a local business, he fled, a police report states. On Tuesday, Dayton police were...

Posted: 3 days ago

A man believed to be in his late 40s has gone to multiple West Dayton businesses soliciting donations, allegedly for charity. But it appears to be a scam. The man identified himself as a police detective, but when asked for identification from an employee of a local business, he fled, a police report states. On Tuesday, Dayton police were...
Main Street Dayton building gets $4M in state help
 The only Dayton project to apply for state historic tax credits in the fall round has received more than $4 million in credits, potentially bringing new investment to the area around downtown’s new music pavilion. The Ohio Development Services Agency this morning announced it has awarded the Fidelity medical building project $4.13 million...

Posted: 3 days ago

The only Dayton project to apply for state historic tax credits in the fall round has received more than $4 million in credits, potentially bringing new investment to the area around downtown’s new music pavilion. The Ohio Development Services Agency this morning announced it has awarded the Fidelity medical building project $4.13 million...
Naked man on roof damaged cameras, windows, burned clothing
 Officials from Volunteers of America Ohio & Indiana are still figuring out how much damage an agitated naked man caused Sunday to its Dayton residential re-entry facility. >> Read more trending news   The naked man, who police haven’t identified, spent more than four hours on the roof of the organization’s Gettysburg...

Posted: 5 days ago

Officials from Volunteers of America Ohio & Indiana are still figuring out how much damage an agitated naked man caused Sunday to its Dayton residential re-entry facility. >> Read more trending news   The naked man, who police haven’t identified, spent more than four hours on the roof of the organization’s Gettysburg...
Naked man on Dayton roof damaged cameras, windows
 Officials from Volunteers of America Ohio & Indiana are still figuring out how much damage an agitated naked man caused Sunday to its Dayton residential re-entry facility. The naked man, who police haven’t identified, spent more than four hours on the roof of the organization’s Gettysburg Avenue facility after he disrobed and...

Posted: 5 days ago

Officials from Volunteers of America Ohio & Indiana are still figuring out how much damage an agitated naked man caused Sunday to its Dayton residential re-entry facility. The naked man, who police haven’t identified, spent more than four hours on the roof of the organization’s Gettysburg Avenue facility after he disrobed and...
Family’s questions about 6-year-old boy’s drowning death may never be answered
 The family of the 6-year-old boy who drowned in a Dayton pool this summer demanded answers about how the July incident could happen under lifeguard supervision. With the investigation now closed and the report released, it’s unlikely those answers will be delivered. Two certified lifeguards were in the pool area at the time that Niguel...

Posted: 8 days ago

The family of the 6-year-old boy who drowned in a Dayton pool this summer demanded answers about how the July incident could happen under lifeguard supervision. With the investigation now closed and the report released, it’s unlikely those answers will be delivered. Two certified lifeguards were in the pool area at the time that Niguel...
Why picking up leaves is a sign of better financial health in Dayton
 Curbside leaf collection returns to Dayton next year for the first time in nearly a decade, which some elected leaders are hailing as one of the “big deals” of the 2019 budget. Some residents still resent City Hall for eliminating curbside collections as part of budget cuts following the economic downturn nearly a decade ago,...

Posted: 8 days ago

Curbside leaf collection returns to Dayton next year for the first time in nearly a decade, which some elected leaders are hailing as one of the “big deals” of the 2019 budget. Some residents still resent City Hall for eliminating curbside collections as part of budget cuts following the economic downturn nearly a decade ago,...
Investigation released into boy’s drowning in Dayton pool; some details still unknown
 Two certified lifeguards were working in the pool area at the time that a 6-year-old boy drowned in a city of Dayton pool in July, according to records released today by the city of Dayton. Parents and guardians were also seated just feet from the Belmont Pool when Niguel Hamilton went missing and wasn’t located until about 10 minutes...

Posted: 9 days ago

Two certified lifeguards were working in the pool area at the time that a 6-year-old boy drowned in a city of Dayton pool in July, according to records released today by the city of Dayton. Parents and guardians were also seated just feet from the Belmont Pool when Niguel Hamilton went missing and wasn’t located until about 10 minutes...
Back by resident demand after a long hiatus: Dayton leaf collection
 The city of Dayton next year will bring back curbside leaf collection for the first time in nearly a decade, which some elected leaders are hailing as a “big deal.” Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley said some residents still resent city leadership for eliminating collections as part of budget cuts following the economic downturn. RELATED...

Posted: 9 days ago

The city of Dayton next year will bring back curbside leaf collection for the first time in nearly a decade, which some elected leaders are hailing as a “big deal.” Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley said some residents still resent city leadership for eliminating collections as part of budget cuts following the economic downturn. RELATED...
Plans change for outdoor athletic facilities at North Dayton’s Kroc Center
 Faced with rising building costs, the Salvation Army Dayton Kroc Center has modified its plans for a new outdoor recreation facility in the McCook Field neighborhood. The Salvation Army has scrapped plans to build a band shell but has increased the proposed number of new pickleball courts and expanded the plan for a flex field, said Tim Erlandson...

Posted: 10 days ago

Faced with rising building costs, the Salvation Army Dayton Kroc Center has modified its plans for a new outdoor recreation facility in the McCook Field neighborhood. The Salvation Army has scrapped plans to build a band shell but has increased the proposed number of new pickleball courts and expanded the plan for a flex field, said Tim Erlandson...
Repairs closing downtown bridge sooner than was planned
 Those who use a well-traveled pedestrian bridge over the Mad River to get between two popular downtown parks will need to take a detour for the foreseeable future, as it wore down much earlier than anticipated. Five Rivers MetroParks has shut down the bridge connecting RiverScape and Deeds Point MetroParks after discovering corrosion that...

Posted: 10 days ago

Those who use a well-traveled pedestrian bridge over the Mad River to get between two popular downtown parks will need to take a detour for the foreseeable future, as it wore down much earlier than anticipated. Five Rivers MetroParks has shut down the bridge connecting RiverScape and Deeds Point MetroParks after discovering corrosion that...