Around the Miami Valley

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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Around the Miami Valley
6:15 am
Thu April 3, 2014

Remembering the Xenia Tornado: Louise Crawley

Louise Crawley
Credit Sharon Benedict

This week, we’re remembering the Xenia tornado of 1974, the furious sound and the silence that came afterwards. Many looked up afterwards to no roof, only sky, and then they began to climb out from under debris to see what had happened. Hundreds of homes were in piles and phone lines had been destroyed. Louise Crawley knew what to do. Her husband was a firefighter with the Fairborn Fire Department, and they both were ham radio operators. Here is some of her oral history interview with the Greene County Public Library.

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Around the Miami Valley
11:20 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Montgomery County Fairgrounds Closer to Move

Montgomery County Fairgrounds Grandstands
Credit Jerry Kenney

The passage of two zoning ordinance changes by the Brookville City Council on Tuesday night paved the way for the Montgomery County Fairgrounds to relocate there, but some involved with the project say there is still a lot to do before the move can take place.

Tuesday night’s vote would have taken place two weeks ago, but Brookville City Council tabled it until they could secure funding for a road extension through the fairground. 

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Around the Miami Valley
6:30 am
Wed April 2, 2014

ReInvention Stories: Jennifer Evans

Today on ReInvention Stories, we return to Old North Dayton.  Troy Street runs through the center of the neighborhood. And there has been a bakery at Troy and Warner since 1917. Folks who grew up in the neighborhood remember Evans Original Bakery for its cream horns and donuts. WYSO's Sarah Buckingham has the story of the re-birth of this neighborhood icon.

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Around the Miami Valley
6:14 am
Wed April 2, 2014

Remembering the Xenia Tornado: Donna Otneal

Donna Otneal
Credit Alan Staiger

When people tell the story of the April 3, 1974 tornado, it begins with small details of the afternoon- letting the dog out, going for pizza, watching TV after school. The Andy Griffith show was interrupted by the WHIO TV weatherman with a warning to take cover.  Donna Otneal shared her memories of that day with our series producer.

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