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Around the Miami Valley
1:45 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

March Madness Hits The Miami Valley Region

2005 photo inside UD Arena, Dayton, Ohio.
Credit viperstick

Basketball fans from around the country have their eyes fixed on Dayton, Ohio today and Wednesday as the city is playing host to the First Four opening round of the NCAA Men's basketball tournament.

The University of Dayton has held the opening round for the past 13 years and it generates millions of dollars for the Miami Valley economy.

Albany Mount St. Mary's, North Carolina State and Xavier held  practice at UD Arena on Monday and will play tonight. Cal Poly, Texas Southern, Tennessee and Iowa will practice today and then play tomorrow.

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Around the Miami Valley
12:29 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

Montgomery County Fairgrounds Move Faces Hurdles

The Octagon Building (known to many as 'The Roundhouse') at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds is slated to move to the new site once all issues have been cleared.
Credit Jerry Kenney

The Montgomery County Fairgrounds is getting closer to finding a new home. The Brookville city Council will take a final vote on two zoning ordinances Tuesday that will pave the way for the fairgrounds to move from its current Dayton location to Brookville.

But obstacles remain. Even if the city zoning ordinances are passed, there is an issue surrounding the funding of an access road on the proposed property that could help ease traffic problems in the area.

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Commentary
12:15 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

What's Great in Dayton: March 14 - 20, 2014

Today from 5:30 -7:30pm, The Dayton International Peace Museum is doing Hot Soups for a Cool Cause. Freshly made soups donated by some of Dayton's finest restaurants, salad, breads, desserts and beverages. It is at the Dayton Art Institute.

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Rediscovered Radio
6:30 am
Fri March 14, 2014

Changing the Course of Civil Rights in Yellow Springs 50 Years Ago This Week

Concerned citizens began picketing in front of Gegner Barber Shop in Yellow Springs when the owner refused to provide services to African Americans.
courtesy of Antiochiana, Antioch College

The controversy began in 1960 at the Gegner Barber Shop located in Yellow Springs, Ohio. The owner, Lewis Gegner, claimed “I don’t know how to cut their (Negro’s) hair” and refused to provide service to African Americans.

By 1960, the Antioch Committee for Racial Equality (ACRE) and the Antioch Chapter of the NAACP were successful in desegregating other businesses in the Village of Yellow Springs. But Gegner refused even after being fined for violating the local anti-discrimination ordinance.

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Around the Miami Valley
6:30 am
Wed March 12, 2014

ReInvention Stories: Islom Shakhbandarov

Beginning today, WYSO brings you the second season of ReInvention Stories, profiles of Daytonians who are reinventing themselves and their communities.  Last year, in season one, we heard stories from South Park Belmont, Twin Towers and Residence Park. This year we’ll visit Old North Dayton and Five Oaks – plus the western suburb of Trotwood.

We’ll find out how people are coping with ongoing changes in the local economy and learn about the dreams they have for themselves and their neighborhoods.

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