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2:40 pm
Mon December 27, 2010

Stories from the Yellow Springs Post Office

The Yellow Springs Post Office
Katie Tilly

Stories from the village of Yellow Springs gathered at the post office during one long day by WYSO reporters and volunteers. It's an audio time capsule about a small town with a long history on the first day of the holiday mailing season, the Monday after Thanksgiving, 2010.

Five reporters contributed to this story: Emily McCord, Jerry Kenney, Juliet Fromholt, Sarah Buckingham and Katie Tilly, plus independent radio producer Katie Davis. Hosted by Neenah Ellis.

Around the Miami Valley
3:08 pm
Wed November 24, 2010

Beards of Charity: Ohio's First Beard & Mustache Competition

Michael Scanlan of Cincinnati with his motorcycle.
Credit Sarah Buckingham

This month is known to people around the world as "No-Shave November." It's a time to forgo the razor to raise money for charity and to make a point - facial hair is an option, even in the professional world. Here in Dayton a social club known as The Gem City Gentlemen of the Gilded Beard organized Ohio's first beard and mustache competition to cultivate a local appreciation of well-groomed facial hair.

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Around the Miami Valley
5:34 pm
Fri November 5, 2010

Dayton Commemorates 15th Anniversary of Dayton Peace Accords

Fifteen years ago this month, the Dayton Peace Accords ended the war in Bosnia. Tonight the city is commemorating the occasion with a dinner at the Hope Hotel at Wright Patterson Air Force base, where the accords were signed. The organizer of the event, city commissioner Matt Joseph says Bosnians today appreciate what happened in Dayton, even though the country still faces problems.

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Around the Miami Valley
10:33 am
Sun September 19, 2010

PARK(ing) Day Creates Temporary Green Space

City Hall's PARK(ing) Day spot
Juliet Fromholt

On Friday morning four new parks opened in downtown Dayton. They were small - about 200 square feet- and they were in the street. That's because September 17th was PARK(ing) Day. Dayton joined cities around the world participating in the grassroots movement that transforms metered parking spots into mini green spaces for one day only.

Here's how it works: people around the world pick a metered parking spot in their community. They feed the meter all day to rent the spot which gets transformed into a small park.

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Around the Miami Valley
4:16 pm
Fri September 17, 2010

Foreclosure Filings Up in Dayton Metro Area

Foreclosures are on the rise in the Dayton metro area, with Montgomery County having the highest numbers. This comes from the foreclosure filing company, Realty Trac.

Montgomery, Greene and Miami Counties saw a 30 percent increase in foreclosure filings in August from the same time a year ago. Montgomery County had the largest increase from 663 filings in August 2009, to 884 last month. University of Dayton economist Richard Stock says because of recent jobs loss, this doesn't come as a surprise.

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