Around the Miami Valley

12:15 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

What's Great in Dayton: September 19 - 25, 2014

The Third on 3rd Market is this Sunday in Dayton.

Beekeeping 101: A Getting Started Workshop is Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. From beeswax to honey, discover how such a small insect makes a mighty impact. Learn about what goes on inside a hive. Find out what equipment is needed and what to consider before getting started.

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The Antioch Word
3:58 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Antioch College Community Responds to Beavercreek Shooting

Joshua Lucca '16, Noella Nishimwe '16, and Zachary Sullivan '16 attend a rally to demand that Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine release the surveillance footage from August 5, when John Crawford was shot and killed in Walmart by Beavercreek police.
Credit Hana Katz-Stein '16. / Used with permission from The Record.

On August 5th, 22-year-old John Crawford III was shot and killed by police officers in the Beavercreek Walmart after officers responded to a 911 call about a man holding a gun in Walmart. It was later discovered that Crawford, who is black, was actually carrying around a BB gun that is sold in Walmart stores. Both Walmart and Attorney General Mike DeWine refused to release surveillance footage of the shooting, which sparked a series of rallies demanding that the tape be released.

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Around the Miami Valley
6:30 am
Thu September 18, 2014

Fallen Officer Honored With Memorial Wall

Pictured here, the unfinished memorial wall that will honor Dayton Police Officer William 'Steve' Whalen.
Credit Major Brian Johns DPD

This week, City officials will dedicate a mural in honor of fallen Dayton Police Officer William "Steve" Whalen who was killed in the line of duty in 1991 while attempting to stop a vehicle wanted in connection with a shooting at a local hotel.

In the incident, the driver opened the rear window of his truck and fired an AR-15 rifle. Whalen returned fire twice but was struck in the head and killed. The suspect was apprehended and sentenced to life in prison. In 2011, then Governor Ted Strickland, denied the clemency request of Karl Vultee—the man who killed Whalen.

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Around the Miami Valley
6:00 am
Thu September 18, 2014

Promise Neighborhoods Thrive In Springfield

Springfield's 5th annual Promisefest
Credit Wayne Baker

The Springfield Promise Neighborhood held its fifth annual PromiseFest this week. The program designed to help families in poor areas thrive, is getting stronger.

Nearly 20 years ago in Harlem, New York, Geoffrey Canada started the Promise Neighborhood initiative to help children from poor families succeed at the earliest age possible. Canada called it the "cradle through college" system that made sure kids were safe, in school and fed.

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Community Voices
6:42 am
Wed September 17, 2014

Revisiting Occupy Dayton

Credit Hannah-Willow Shows / Flickr Creative Commons

In September, 2011, thousands of protestors gathered in Zucotti Park near Wall Street in New York City. Many thought the protest would only last a few days, but as videos of mass arrests and police brutality went viral, the situation quickly escalated and soon broadened. Community Voices producer, the late Kyle Pitzer revisits Occupy Dayton.

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