Holidays en Avoid Unofficial Fireworks Displays This July Fourth <p></p><p><span id="docs-internal-guid-8060c33f-0134-747f-9fd5-aba6b24076ad"><span style="font-size: 19px; font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;">Dayton celebrated Independence Day with 4th of July fireworks at Riverscape Park last night, and tonight look out for fireworks displays in Yellow Springs, Moraine, Englewood and at the Centerville Americana Festival. There are also displays at King’s Island and Waynesville. </span></span></p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 11:56:47 +0000 Lewis Wallace & Jo Ingles (Ohio Public Radio) 52322 at Avoid Unofficial Fireworks Displays This July Fourth Sherman Andrus To Star In 2013 Production of Nativity <p>Nativity The Pop Opera returns to the Miami Valley this holiday season.&nbsp; This year's production features new choreography and will star legendary gospel singer Sherman Andrus.&nbsp; Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt spoke with Andrus about his musical legacy and with Nativity's co-creator J. Todd Anderson about this year's production.</p><p> Nativity the Pop Opera will be performed December 12-14 at the Beavercreek Church of the Nazarene and on December 15 at The Gathering in Centerville.</p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 21:45:11 +0000 Juliet Fromholt 44754 at Dayton Holiday Sales Forecast Gloomy <p></p><p>The holiday shopping forecast for the state of Ohio is better than last year’s, according to a study by the University of Cincinnati Economics Center, but the Dayton-area forecast is the worst in the state.</p><p>This holiday season Ohio retailers are looking at a 3.5 percent increase in sales compared to 2012. That estimate, produced by the Economics Center for the Ohio retail group “Focus On Ohio’s Future,” lags behind the national forecast of 3.9 percent. And it lags behind the same estimate last year, when Ohio retailers predicted a 4.2 percent increase from 2011.</p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 22:21:48 +0000 Lewis Wallace 42540 at Dayton Holiday Sales Forecast Gloomy Holiday Red-Ribbon Campaign Plugs Ohio Road Safety <p>Law enforcers around Ohio plan more than 9,700 hours of enforcement during the holidays, including 23 sobriety checkpoints statewide.</p><p>State crash statistics show 410 people were killed in 379 alcohol-related crashes last year, with 27 of those deaths coming between Thanksgiving and New Year's.</p> Mon, 19 Nov 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Associated Press 25290 at Ohio Republican and Democratic Party Chairs Issue a Joint Appeal <p>Ohio Republican Party Chair Kevin DeWine and Ohio Democratic Party Chair Chris Redfern say they are friends but they are usually adversaries when it comes to political issues and candidates.&nbsp; But now they have issued a joint news release, asking an appeal to Ohioans.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 22 Dec 2011 21:04:00 +0000 Jo Ingles (Ohio Public Radio) 8886 at