Dayton

Arts & Culture
6:38 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

DATV Celebrates 35th Anniversary on the Air

DATV went on the air on March 1, 1978 under the leadership of Dayton resident Roxie Cole.  35 years later the station is still going strong, providing a voice for community members and teaching media skills to local residents.  WYSO's Juliet Fromholt sat down with DATV's Dan Suffoletto and Melissa Constantine to talk about the history of the station and how they're celebrating their 35th anniversary. 

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The Economy & Business
7:35 am
Wed February 20, 2013

Dayton's First Four Festival Canceled

An annual Dayton festival planned around the start of the NCAA men's basketball tournament has been canceled this year.

Organizers said it was necessary because the NCAA is no longer permitting local sponsorships of public events surrounding the tournament.

The Dayton Daily News reports that the First Four Festival in the city's historic Oregon District was planned for March 17. The University of Dayton Arena is the annual site of the tournament's opening game, a "play-in" contest between the two lowest-seeded teams.

Politics
3:14 pm
Tue February 5, 2013

State Budget Brings Welcome News For City Of Dayton

Local officials are breathing a sigh of relief today after Governor Kasich released his budget proposal for the next two years. As Emily McCord reports, cities aren’t facing the kind of cuts they did in the past, and may even see some modest growth.

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Around the Miami Valley
8:04 am
Mon February 4, 2013

In Dayton, Handguns Concerns Over Assault Weapons

Authorities in Dayton are more concerned about large-capacity magazines than assault weapons that are the subject of debate in Washington.

Last year there were 27 homicides in Dayton, with handguns the preferred weapon and just one case involving an assault rifle. Most of the handguns had large-capacity magazines.

The sheriff in Montgomery County says it has investigated more homicides involving frying pans in the past three years than assault weapons.

Books
12:23 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

Book Nook: Sharp and Dangerous Virtues, by Martha Moody

Martha Moody's futuristic novel "Sharp and Dangerous Virtues" is set mostly in the Dayton area. The year is 2047 and a foreign army has invaded from the north. That army now occupies Cleveland and threatens to move further south.

The area between Dayton and Cleveland is now a huge agricultural region that has been sealed off from the rest of the country. In this region known as the Grid the Gridians raise the crops that feed the nation. In their seclusion the Gridians have gotten a little bit weird.

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