Around the Miami Valley

Around the Miami Valley
10:00 am
Sun September 14, 2014

WYSO Weekend: September 14, 2014

In this edition of WYSO Weekend:

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Commentary
12:15 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

What's Great in Dayton: September 12 - 18, 2014

Downtown Dayton has the Urban Nights event starting at 5p.m. tonight. This is a free event that showcases downtown's dining, nightlife, art, music, retail, urban living options and more. Go to facebook and find UrbanNightsDayton

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Around the Miami Valley
6:00 am
Fri September 12, 2014

Dayton World Soccer Games Return

City of Dayton: Dayton World Soccer Games promotes a stronger Dayton by bringing together people from the region’s many immigrant communities in the spirit of competition and cooperation.
Credit City of Dayton / The Olhmann Group

Soccer fever swept around the globe in June during the World Cup playoffs. At the time, many local businesses saw a positive economic impact as fans gathered in restaurants and bars to watch the tournament.

On Friday and Saturday, world soccer is back—at least in the Miami Valley—as players from Dayton’s immigrant communities take to the field.

City of Dayton Youth Services Director Joe Parlette says the games were born out of the Welcome Dayton initiative.

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WYSO Curious
6:00 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

Why Is Dayton Called The “Gem City”? WYSO Curious Goes On A Treasure Hunt

Nancy Horlacher looks through her collection of frequently asked questions in the Local History Room at the Dayton Metro Library. "Gem City of Ohio: Exact origin unknown."
Credit Lauren Shows / WYSO

“Gem City” — that phrase should sound familiar to most people in the Miami Valley.

A quick glance into the Yellow Pages, or a quick Google search, reveals a list of several dozen Dayton-area groups and businesses that use the name. But what’s that nickname for Dayton all about? Two WYSO listeners, Dot Schnering and Gary Honnert, recently asked the question:

Why do they call Dayton the Gem City?

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Around the Miami Valley
6:00 am
Thu September 11, 2014

Miami Twp. Fire-Rescue Hosts Stair Climb In Honor Of 9/11 First Responders

Credit Jerry Kenney

Today is the thirteenth anniversary of the tragedy at the World Trade Center in New York City. Since 2004, firefighters around the nation have held an event called the Memorial Stair Climb – in which firefighters climb 110 stories to remember their comrades who died in service at the World Trade Center.  The Miami Township Fire and Rescue squad in Yellow Springs will hold their first Memorial stair climb on Saturday, September 27.   Jerry Kenney spoke with Miami Township Fire Chief Collin Altman to learn more:

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