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Janeal Ravndal reads her poem, "Chicory."

Conrad Balliet reads Gary Pacernick's poem, "Jahrzeit."

Downtown's newest fine art gallery's grand opening is tonight from 3 to 5 pm. This is the Edward A. Dixon Gallery, at 12 S. Ludlow Street. In addition, a unique exhibition, What Is Art (to you?), will be on display.

Oktoberfest at the DAI boasts more than 50 artisans from throughout the region, unique foods, ample domestic, international and craft beers, international wines, kid-friendly art activities, live music on two stages throughout the weekend, and much more! Saturday & Sunday.

Julie Moore reads her poem, "Remember Blessing."

Ohio Department of Health numbers show in 2015, roughly six babies a day were admitted to Ohio hospitals for NAS.
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The state's first treatment center for drug-exposed babies is set to open next month in Kettering. Brigid’s Path aims to provide inpatient medical care for newborns with neonatal abstinence syndrome, also known as NAS.

 

Organizers say Brigid’s Path was created in response to the opioid crisis in Dayton.

Emily Surico, program manager for drug and crime prevention at East End Community Services, says the clinic will provide the kind of specialty care that many hospitals aren’t necessarily equipped for.

 

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Amazon has made it official: It plans to locate one of its fulfillment centers in the southwest Ohio city of Monroe, bringing more than 1,000 jobs.

Ohio recently approved a 1.39 percent, 10-year tax credit for the project, along with a tax credit for a planned fulfillment center near Cleveland that could employ 2,000 people.

The Seattle-based e-commerce giant says the Monroe center will add to more than 6,000 Amazon employees already in Ohio.

autumn leaves
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When autumn leafturn starts near equinox in the Midwest, the deciduous trees are bare in northern Canada.  In Oregon and Maine, foliage colors are approaching their best. In the Rocky Mountains, bull elks are mustering their harems, and snow is falling.  Along the 40th parallel, the smoky tint of last week’s canopy quickly becomes clear and bright.

Loudon Wainwright III has spent the past half century writing and performing songs that range from whimsical to confessional to downright silly. This clever man possesses a brilliant wit. His distinctive voice continues to entertain, provoke, and amuse. Now that voice has been transferred to the pages of a candid memoir called "Liner Notes."

Dayton business Event Lites successfully funded a recent expansion through Kiva.
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Mom and pop business owners often struggle to find enough capital to get their ideas off the ground and succeed, research shows. Kiva Dayton’s recently launched crowdlending platform aims to help solve this problem.

Commentary: Economic De-segregation In The Miami Valley

Sep 18, 2017
school desks
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Last summer, a nonprofit called EdBuild examined child poverty rate disparities between neighboring school districts. They then ranked neighboring school districts from largest to smallest disparities. Of the top ten largest disparities in the US, two of them were in the Miami Valley. Danielle Rhubart is a lecturer and sociologist at University of Dayton. She studies poverty in urban and rural communities and brings us this commentary - about why poverty disparity matters and how to fix it.

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