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Then & Now: Images capture a vintage Gem City
 It’s always fascinating to look back at historic photographs of downtown Dayton and compare the scenes today. Here’s a “then and now” look at 6 Gem City locations: Two courthouses, standing side by side, encompassed a block of downtown Dayton for many years. Construction on the Old Court House was completed in 1850...

Posted: a day ago

It’s always fascinating to look back at historic photographs of downtown Dayton and compare the scenes today. Here’s a “then and now” look at 6 Gem City locations: Two courthouses, standing side by side, encompassed a block of downtown Dayton for many years. Construction on the Old Court House was completed in 1850...
SNEAK PEEK: Look inside the new Mound Laboratories museum, which opens next week
 Now anyone can learn about the once top-secret work that went on behind secure walls in Miamisburg.  The Mound Cold War Discovery Center, a joint effort between Dayton History, the Department of Energy and the Mound Science and Energy Museum Association, will open Monday.  “I knew secret stuff happened here at the Mound, but...

Posted: 7 days ago

Now anyone can learn about the once top-secret work that went on behind secure walls in Miamisburg.  The Mound Cold War Discovery Center, a joint effort between Dayton History, the Department of Energy and the Mound Science and Energy Museum Association, will open Monday.  “I knew secret stuff happened here at the Mound, but...
SNEAK PEEK: Take a look inside Miamisburg’s new Mound Laboratories museum
 Now anyone can learn about the once top-secret work that went on behind secure walls in Miamisburg.  The Mound Cold War Discovery Center, a joint effort between Dayton History, the Department of Energy and the Mound Science and Energy Museum Association, will open Monday.  “I knew secret stuff happened here at the Mound, but...

Posted: 7 days ago

Now anyone can learn about the once top-secret work that went on behind secure walls in Miamisburg.  The Mound Cold War Discovery Center, a joint effort between Dayton History, the Department of Energy and the Mound Science and Energy Museum Association, will open Monday.  “I knew secret stuff happened here at the Mound, but...
Hawthorne Heights
Hawthorne Heights performed at Hara Arena in 2006. Singing is frontman JT Woodruff. The headliner for the show was Fall Out Boy. Photo by Lisa Powell

Posted: 8 days ago

Hawthorne Heights performed at Hara Arena in 2006. Singing is frontman JT Woodruff. The headliner for the show was Fall Out Boy. Photo by Lisa Powell
Hawthorne Heights
Hawthorne Heights, a band from Dayton, took the stage at Hara Arena in 2006. At right is frontman JT Woodruff. The headliner for the show was Fall Out Boy. Photo by Lisa Powell

Posted: 8 days ago

Hawthorne Heights, a band from Dayton, took the stage at Hara Arena in 2006. At right is frontman JT Woodruff. The headliner for the show was Fall Out Boy. Photo by Lisa Powell
Hawthorne Heights
Hawthorne Heights took the stage at Hara Arena in 2006.  The headliner for the show was Fall Out Boy. Photo by Lisa Powell

Posted: 8 days ago

Hawthorne Heights took the stage at Hara Arena in 2006. The headliner for the show was Fall Out Boy. Photo by Lisa Powell
Hawthorne Heights
Fans for Dayton's Hawthorne Heights crowd as close as possible to the stage in 2006 at Hara Arena. Photo by Lisa Powell

Posted: 8 days ago

Fans for Dayton's Hawthorne Heights crowd as close as possible to the stage in 2006 at Hara Arena. Photo by Lisa Powell
Hawthorne Heights
Hawthorne HeightS took the stage at Hara Arena in 2006. Singing is frontman JT Woodruff. The headliner for the show was Fall Out Boy. Photo by Lisa Powell

Posted: 8 days ago

Hawthorne HeightS took the stage at Hara Arena in 2006. Singing is frontman JT Woodruff. The headliner for the show was Fall Out Boy. Photo by Lisa Powell
Outdoor dining could be coming next to this local library
The Tipp City Public Library, located on Main St., was dedicated in 1962.  The original library opened in 1923 in the second floor of the City Building with a collection of 1,500 books. Staff photo by Lisa Powell

Posted: 9 days ago

The Tipp City Public Library, located on Main St., was dedicated in 1962. The original library opened in 1923 in the second floor of the City Building with a collection of 1,500 books. Staff photo by Lisa Powell
A story a day: Local history book has a year’s worth of tales
 Love Dayton history and looking for a good book? The latest from local author Curt Dalton, “On This Date in Dayton’s History: Remembering the Gem City One Day at a Time,” will fill the bill. Dalton, who has collected thousands of stories during the 25 years he has chronicled the city’s history, selected his favorites...

Posted: 15 days ago

Love Dayton history and looking for a good book? The latest from local author Curt Dalton, “On This Date in Dayton’s History: Remembering the Gem City One Day at a Time,” will fill the bill. Dalton, who has collected thousands of stories during the 25 years he has chronicled the city’s history, selected his favorites...
Thunderbirds
A U.S. Air Force Thunderbird jet at the Vectren Dayton Air Show. (Lisa Powell/Staff)

Posted: 20 days ago

A U.S. Air Force Thunderbird jet at the Vectren Dayton Air Show. (Lisa Powell/Staff)
King’s legacy runs deep at area colleges
 The Miami Valley held a special spot in Martin Luther King Jr.’s heart — in part “for having given me a marvelous wife” he told a crowd at Antioch College in 1965. King’s connections to the Dayton region and its colleges run deep and this week bells will ring loudly on area campuses for him on the 50th anniversary...

Posted: 23 days ago

The Miami Valley held a special spot in Martin Luther King Jr.’s heart — in part “for having given me a marvelous wife” he told a crowd at Antioch College in 1965. King’s connections to the Dayton region and its colleges run deep and this week bells will ring loudly on area campuses for him on the 50th anniversary...
Man plotted to kill Martin Luther King in Yellow Springs in 1965
 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was targeted for assassination during a 1965 commencement speech at Antioch College in Yellow Springs.  The “intended gunman,” 19-year-old Daniel Wagner of Baltimore, testified about the plot to the House Un-American Activities committee in Washington D.C. the following year.  The story, reported...

Posted: 22 days ago

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was targeted for assassination during a 1965 commencement speech at Antioch College in Yellow Springs.  The “intended gunman,” 19-year-old Daniel Wagner of Baltimore, testified about the plot to the House Un-American Activities committee in Washington D.C. the following year.  The story, reported...
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