A controversy at the Rocking Horse Community Health Center in Springfield is spurring protests and spelling trouble for the future of the organization. The founder, Dr. James Duffee, is at odds with the board and may be forced to leave the clinic.
General Motors started manufacturing trucks in Dayton in 1951. Fifty-seven years later, GM closed its Moraine Assembly plant and over two thousand people lost their jobs - including Debbie Bradley of Fairborn. After 13 years at GM, Bradley started hearing rumors. GM was struggling. The plant might close. Bradley wanted to have a Plan B. So she took a placement test at Sinclair Community College.
The Downtown Dayton Partnership has been awarded a 2013 Pinnacle Award for its Activated Spaces Pop-up Project. The Pinnacle Award is a national award sponsored by the International Downtown Association.
Since 2011, when the Pop-up Project began, 11 new shops have filled more than 11,000 square feet of vacant space in downtown Dayton. Nine of those shops are still up and running.
Downtown Dayton Partnership president Sandy Gudorf says the award actually belongs to all of the volunteers and organization who have made the Pop-up Project such a success.
This week on ReInvention Stories we meet Shane Anderson, owner of Ghostlight Coffee on Wayne Avenue in Dayton's South Park neighborhood.
In high school, Anderson dreamed of becoming a band director, which, he did. Anderson was a band director and music teacher for fourteen years. Most of that time was spent at Miami East High School and Vandalia-Butler High School. But he had another dream, of one day running a coffee shop. And he wanted to quit teaching before getting too burnt out.