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Around the Miami Valley
6:15 am
Sat April 5, 2014

Remembering the Xenia Tornado: Jack Newhouse

Jack Newhouse
Credit Alan Staiger

Jack Newhouse was a teacher at the Ohio Soldiers' and Sailors' Orphans' Home at the time of the 1974 Xenia tornado. He was on the campus of the Home when the tornado struck Xenia. Although the tornado did not hit the school or the campus, Mr. Newhouse could see it coming and took precautions to avoid damage to the facility or injury to the students and faculty.

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The Economy & Business
4:28 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Dayton Residents Call For “Robin Hood Tax”

Protesters in downtown Dayton wore Robin Hood hats.
Credit Lewis Wallace / WYSO

A group of protesters gathered in front of Ohio Congressman Mike Turner’s Dayton office Friday to call for the passage of a so-called “Robin Hood tax.” The demonstration is one of several across the country timed with the anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination in 1968.

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Commentary
12:15 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

What's Great in Dayton: April 4 - 10, 2014

Courteous Mass riders at First Friday.

Today is First Friday in downtown Dayton: art exhibits, live music, Dragons baseball, a fashion show preview, spring shopping, a Courteous Mass bike ride and more; 5 – 10pm

If you want some more books then you'll always find great bargains at the Dayton Metro Library’s Big Spring Book Sale.  This is at Hara Arena and it is Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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Around the Miami Valley
7:01 am
Fri April 4, 2014

Wright Brothers' Factory Could Become Part of National Park System

Wright Factory in Dayton, Ohio
Credit Jerry Kenney

An effort to preserve the original Wright Brothers airplane factory got a boost Wednesday when Governor John Kasich signed the state’s 2014 capital budget. The historic site could become part of Dayton’s national aviation park system. 

Demolition has already started at the former Delphi plant on Home Avenue where the Wright Factory is located. The National Aviation Heritage Alliance hopes to purchase the historic buildings and 20 surrounding acres. A private developer owns the land now. 

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Around the Miami Valley
6:15 am
Fri April 4, 2014

Remembering the Xenia Tornado: Neva Brown

Neva Brown
Credit Sharon Benedict

 

Yesterday in our series “Remembering the Xenia Tornado,” we heard from Louise Crawley about how she and her husband got messages to the residents of Xenia with their ham radio sets.  Today, Neva Brown on setting a table in the midst of destruction.

Neva Brown told her story to Sharon Benedict of Greene County Library.  Alan Staiger produced our series.  For more on the Greene County Public Library's Voices of Greene County series, click here.

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