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12:12 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

What's Great in Dayton: July 18 - 24, 2014

The Old Courthouse in downtown Dayton is the setting for Dayton History's Guilty or Innocent...You Decide event.
Credit courtesy of Dayton History

Longtime columnist Dale Huffman will speak this evening as part of the 5th Annual Living Legends of the Dayton Daily News Archive lecture series. Program begins at 7 pm. in the Paul Laurence Dunbar Library at Wright State University. Free and open to the public.

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Around the Miami Valley
7:20 am
Fri July 18, 2014

First-Ever Barnstorming Carnival Coming to Springfield Airport

Aviation enthusiasts in the Clark County area will get to have an air show of their own this weekend. The Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport and Airpark will be the site for the first-ever Barnstorming Carnival in the area.

Pilots from all over the country will fly their vintage planes mostly from the 1920s and 1930s to Springfield. Dewey Davenport organized the event. He says Barnstorming refers to that era when pilots would go from town to town, usually landing on a farm and then offer rides to people for money.

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Arts & Culture
7:59 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Conrad's Corner: July 17, 2014

Janeal Ravndal reads her poem, "Pleasure."

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Health, Science & The Environment
10:07 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Board To Hear Concerns About Proposed Jefferson Township Composting Facility

Credit wastebusters / Flickr Creative Commons

Jefferson Township officials will hear concerns from residents this evening about a proposed organic farm and composting facility in the area just west of Dayton. Previous public meetings about the proposal have been heated, with local residents voicing concerns about the sights and smells associated with industrial composting.

“The bottom line is it stinks, it really stinks, they mix it with manure, and it really reeks,” says Sam Elam, who runs Belmont Labs, an environmental testing facility.

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Military
7:46 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Wright-Patt Changes Command Today

Colonel Cassie Barlow of the 88th Air Base Wing spoke to reporters in 2013 about a possible emergency furlough.
Credit WYSO/Lewis Wallace

Wright Patterson Air Force Base is getting a new commander today.  Col. John Devillier will lead Wright-Patt’s 88th Air Base Wing as Col. Cassie Barlow retires after 26 years in the military. 

The 88th is one of the largest air base wings in the U.S. Air Force, with more than 5,000 military, civilian, and contractor employees. In a change of command ceremony scheduled for 10:00 a.m. at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, Devillier will take the reigns from retiring Col. Cassie Barlow, who has served as wing commander since July 17, 2012. 

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