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12:15 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

What's Great in Dayton: August 29 - September 4, 2014

The Montgomery County Fair is this weekend in Dayton

The Montgomery County Fair is going on right now and will be here until 9:00pm on Monday. Check it out at montcofair.com.

Tonight from 5-8pm., at the Garden Station, which is at 509 East 4th St in downtown Dayton, activists, visionaries, and volunteers in the greater Dayton area are coming together. David Cobb of the Move to Amend national team will share his message of “Creating Democracy and Challenging Corporate Rule.” Go into facebook for We the People Rally for Change

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10:10 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Hollywood Gaming At Dayton Raceway Opens

Credit Jerry Kenney / WYSO

Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway opened Thursday to great fanfare.  The gaming facility features more than a thousand lottery terminals, five restaurants and lounges, and a 1930s-style décor. Even before opening, the gaming facility has been a boost to the Dayton economy.

Penn National Gaming Inc., says 90% of the employees working there have been hired from the Miami Valley. Mayor Nan Whaley called the North Dayton gaming facility a welcome addition to the city.

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2:59 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Clark County To Host The Fair At New Boston This Weekend

Living history participants in the Fair at New Boston

Clark County will take a step back in time this weekend with the 31st annual Fair at New Boston. Katie Wright is co-fair master this year. She feels the event paints a picture of what life was like 200 years ago when Ohio was transitioning from a territory to a state.

"The Fair at New Boston is a highly respected living history reenactment that focuses on a federal time period, 1790 -1810. And it's a civilian trades fair, which is sort of a rare thing in living history events because most are focused around a battle or some major history event and ours is not," Wright said.

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6:16 am
Thu August 28, 2014

Dayton Metro Library Awards Contracts In "Better Future" Plan

Credit Jerry Kenney

The Libraries for a Better Future project is a four stage plan to overhaul the Dayton and Montgomery County Library System. Several contracts were awarded Wednesday in phase one of the plan.

The Otis Elevator Company, Champion Bridge, and  M&R, LLC--all local or regional companies--were all approved for a contracts of around $250,000 each. 

Tim Kambitsch is the library’s executive director. He says within the $187 million dollar project, they are working hard to stay on budget and on time.

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1:44 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

Veteran Prosecutor To Take Fatal Walmart Shooting

In a press conference earlier last week, Attorney General Mike DeWine, on the steps of the Greene County Courthouse, announced that a grand jury would be convened in the Crawford case.
Credit Lewis Wallace / WYSO

Ohio's attorney general says veteran Hamilton County prosecutor Mark Piepmeier will lead the investigation into the police shooting of 21-year-old John Crawford III. 

Mike DeWine said – at a press conference on Tuesday that Piepmeier will investigate, then present all the evidence to the special grand jury that was to convene next week. DeWine said that date has been pushed back.

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