Reinvention Stories http://wyso.org en ReInvention Stories: Jerry Bowling http://wyso.org/post/reinvention-stories-jerry-bowling <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in">This week on ReInvention Stories, we meet Jerry Bowling, a lifelong resident of Dayton’s McCook Field neighborhood, the area around North Dixie Drive. Bowling is active in his community as the president of the neighborhood association and leader of a local environmental advocacy group. But, while working to reinvent his neighborhood, Bowling has also had to reinvent himself.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in">&nbsp;</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:30:00 +0000 Sarah Buckingham & Eric Risher 48274 at http://wyso.org ReInvention Stories: Jerry Bowling ReInvention Stories: Don Domineck http://wyso.org/post/reinvention-stories-don-domineck <p></p><p>Today on ReInvention Stories, we go to the Dayton View neighborhood, northwest of downtown, and meet Don Domineck.</p><p>He remembers good times in the 1960s: growing up in a close knit family in a neighborhood that was economically vibrant. But everything changed in the 1980s, when the city faced an epidemic of crack cocaine use, and Domineck himself became addicted.</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 10:15:00 +0000 Basim Blunt 48043 at http://wyso.org ReInvention Stories: Don Domineck ReInvention Stories: Jennifer Evans http://wyso.org/post/reinvention-stories-jennifer-evans <p>Today on ReInvention Stories, we return to Old North Dayton.&nbsp; Troy Street runs through the center of the neighborhood. And there has been a bakery at Troy and Warner since 1917. Folks who grew up in the neighborhood remember Evans Original Bakery for its cream horns and donuts. WYSO's Sarah Buckingham has the story of the re-birth of this neighborhood icon.</p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 10:30:00 +0000 Sarah Buckingham & Eric Risher 47664 at http://wyso.org ReInvention Stories: Jennifer Evans ReInvention Stories: Shondale Atkinson http://wyso.org/post/reinvention-stories-shondale-atkinson <p>Today on ReInvention Stories, we visit Trotwood, west of Dayton, which has undergone dramatic change in recent years with the closure of the Salem Mall.<br /><br />There’s a home for teenage mothers in Trotwood, part of a non-profit called The Mustard Seed Foundation. It’s a place where mothers can live with their babies as they try and build a stable future. It was founded by a former teen mom Shondale Atkinson, whose own reinvention is where the story of the Mustard Seed Foundation begins.</p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 10:30:00 +0000 Juliet Fromholt & Shawndra Jones 47499 at http://wyso.org ReInvention Stories: Shondale Atkinson ReInvention Stories: Tad Erichsen and John Footh http://wyso.org/post/reinvention-stories-tad-erichsen-and-john-footh <p>Today on ReInvention Stories, we'll visit Five Oaks, a neighborhood northwest of downtown Dayton. Five Oaks has been in decline for 25 years, and plagued with crime. Since 2008, home foreclosures have been rampant and vacant properties are common.</p><p>Some Five Oaks residents have dedicated themselves to their community's reinvention, and they're working with the city to bring their neighborhood back. Tad&nbsp;Erichsen and John&nbsp;Footh are recent transplants to Five Oaks, who are reinventing themselves along the way.</p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 10:30:00 +0000 Jerry Kenney 47184 at http://wyso.org ReInvention Stories: Tad Erichsen and John Footh