Dracula: Bloodlines production and costume designer Ray Zupp
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Dayton Ballet Revamps Classic Story With Dracula: Bloodlines

The Dayton Ballet is readying their new production, Dracula: Bloodlines, about the world’s most famous vampire: Dracula. The challenge is how the ballet will bring this centuries-old story to longtime fans and entice new ones. In the Dayton Ballet’s production space, two costumes hang side by side: the first is a furred garment embellished with coins and ornaments, designed for a 15th century prince and warrior. The second is a long, sleek black cloak, lined in blood red, meant for a man who...
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Terry Kahle

Building Cars On A Smaller Scale

Dayton’s premier car show is the annual Concours d’Elegance, where every vehicle has earned an invitation to be on display. Last month, more than six thousand people strolled the field at Dayton's Carillon Historical Park, which held over 200 restored and antique cars. Community Voices producer Jim Kahle was one of them, and he found a display of miniatures vying for their own award. As I entered the manicured lawn of the park, I was treated to automotive eye candy in every direction, Bentley...
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Officials in a Cincinnati-area township have lifted a shelter-in-place order after a chemical lime spill.

West Chester Township officials say 60,000 pounds of lime spilled shortly before 6 p.m. Wednesday at Superior Environmental Solutions.

Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton face off in the final presidential debate Wednesday night at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

NPR's politics team, with help from reporters and editors who cover national security, immigration, business, foreign policy and more, is live annotating the debate. Portions of the debate with added analysis are highlighted, followed by context and fact check from NPR reporters and editors.

An Ohio judge is reviewing recorded police interviews of a woman accused of suffocating her three young sons as he considers her lawyers' request to exclude her confession.


Attorneys representing 24-year-old Brittany Pilkington in the potential death penalty case say the statements were obtained unconstitutionally. They say authorities pressured her into confessing and she didn't understand what she was doing when she agreed to be interviewed without a lawyer.


Matthew Birdsall reads his poem, "Stitch, Stitch, Stitch, Boom."

Trump Supporters Disappointed with Ohio GOP

Oct 18, 2016

Donald Trump’s supporters in Ohio are being forced to take sides after the presidential nominee cut ties with the chair of the Ohio Republican Party. As Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports, this fracture could have lasting impact after the votes are counted.

The first major Trump campaign event in Ohio following the split with the Ohio GOP came with a sense of awkwardness.

As supporters filed into the Greater Columbus Convention Center to see Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence, they admitted that they’re disappointed with state party leaders.

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Some observers feel Ohio’s US Senate contest is all but over, with incumbent Rob Portman leading Democratic former Gov. Ted Strickland by around 15 points. But the candidates are continuing their tour of the state with three debates – the first was Friday in Youngstown, and last night they met in Columbus.

Lori Gravley reads her poem, "To Poets Who Eat Only Words."

The presidential race in Ohio is a dead heat, according to the latest Quinnipiac swing-state poll. The poll indicates that very few Ohioans say they still haven’t made up their minds – and a lot of them say they’re more motivated to vote than ever.

The polling data indicates Donald Trump’s 5-point lead in the Buckeye State two weeks ago has faded, and voters are now evenly split: 45 percent for Trump; 45 percent for Hillary Clinton. Most of the rest say they’d go Libertarian, but 2 percent say they still aren’t sure how they’ll vote on Nov. 8.

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The rift between the Trump campaign on the chair of the Ohio Republican Party became what appears to be a full-blown war this weekend.

It’s no secret Matt Borges has had concerns about Donald Trump as the party’s nominee. But Trump’s Ohio campaign chair Bob Paduchik suggested this was personal in his letter to the Ohio Republican Party’s state central committee.

The letter blasted the chairman for promoting himself as a possible future head of the Republican National Committee with what Paduchik called “an apparently insatiable need for publicity”.