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Around the Miami Valley
3:07 pm
Thu May 10, 2012

Springfield mall and Bechtle shopping areas to get a new name

The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce is making a major move in re-branding retail efforts in the city. The Chamber met with business owners in the Upper Valley Mall and Bechtle Avenue strip mall areas and decided to rename the entire shopping destination, the 41 Crossing.

Chamber president Mike McDorman says renaming the area 41 Crossing will allow the retail stores and restaurants to become a shopping destination that will rival the Greene in Beavercreek and Outlet Mall in Jeffersonville.

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Around the Miami Valley
2:38 pm
Thu May 10, 2012

Barn fire causes major damage in Greene County

YELLOW SPRINGS - Emergency crews were called to the scene of a fully-involved barn fire around 9:45 a.m. Thursday morning.

Miami Township Fire and Rescue, Hustead Fire, and Greene County Sheriffs responded to the blaze on Yellow Springs Fairfield Road, near the intersection of Snypp Road, just outside of Yellow Springs. The blaze was in a barn owned by Ralph Acton.

Acton says he had placed a smoke bomb inside the barn to combat a problem with raccoons. He noticed smoke coming out of the barn and attempted to put out the blaze with a fire extinguisher.

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Around the Miami Valley
2:30 pm
Thu May 10, 2012

Bomb squad called to Enon Thursday morning

The Dayton Bomb Squad was called to Clark County Thursday morning.

A suspicious package was discovered around 7 a.m. near the Speedway/GasAmerica headquarters building in Enon.

Around 10:30 a.m. the bomb squad detonated the package. Authorities are not releasing information on what was inside.

Because the package was found on the road leading up to the building, employees arriving for work were stopped from entering. Police did not evacuate anyone already inside.

No injuries were reported.

Arts & Culture
2:11 pm
Thu May 10, 2012

Live on Kaleidoscope: The Artists of Sideshow 7

Sideshow is an annual arts and music festival, created by members of the Dayton Circus Art Collective.  The two-day event features over 50 visual artists and 20 musical acts in the Yellow Cab Building on 4th Street in downtown Dayton.  Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt visited the Yellow Cab building ahead of Sideshow 7 as the artists prepared for a preview party.  Here she speaks with several visual artists about what they'll be displaying at Sideshow 7. 

Books
11:06 am
Thu May 10, 2012

Book Nook: The Lord God Bird, by Tom Gallant

Tom Gallant was inspired to write his novel "The Lord God Bird" after he heard about the reported sighting of an Ivory Billed Woodpecker several years ago in an Arkansas forest. Since this majestic species of woodpecker has been presumed to be extinct this news thrilled many bird lovers.  Unfortunately, it probably wasn't an Ivory Bill and the birds are likely to be gone forever now.

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