Holidays

Around the Miami Valley
7:56 am
Fri July 4, 2014

Avoid Unofficial Fireworks Displays This July Fourth

Fireworks at Dayton's Riverscape Park Thursday.
Credit Jerry Kenney / WYSO

Dayton celebrated Independence Day with 4th of July fireworks at Riverscape Park last night, and tonight look out for fireworks displays in Yellow Springs, Moraine, Englewood and at the Centerville Americana Festival. There are also displays at King’s Island and Waynesville.

Hitting an official show is a good idea, because some experts are recommending against backyard fireworks—saying they may not be legal, and that they can be disturbing or even traumatic for veterans.

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Arts & Culture
4:45 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Sherman Andrus To Star In 2013 Production of Nativity

Nativity The Pop Opera returns to the Miami Valley this holiday season.  This year's production features new choreography and will star legendary gospel singer Sherman Andrus.  Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt spoke with Andrus about his musical legacy and with Nativity's co-creator J. Todd Anderson about this year's production.

Nativity the Pop Opera will be performed December 12-14 at the Beavercreek Church of the Nazarene and on December 15 at The Gathering in Centerville.

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The Economy & Business
5:21 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

Dayton Holiday Sales Forecast Gloomy

Credit Petersirka / Openclipart

The holiday shopping forecast for the state of Ohio is better than last year’s, according to a study by the University of Cincinnati Economics Center, but the Dayton-area forecast is the worst in the state.

This holiday season Ohio retailers are looking at a 3.5 percent increase in sales compared to 2012. That estimate, produced by the Economics Center for the Ohio retail group “Focus On Ohio’s Future,” lags behind the national forecast of 3.9 percent. And it lags behind the same estimate last year, when Ohio retailers predicted a 4.2 percent increase from 2011.

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Statewide News
6:00 am
Mon November 19, 2012

Holiday Red-Ribbon Campaign Plugs Ohio Road Safety

Law enforcers around Ohio plan more than 9,700 hours of enforcement during the holidays, including 23 sobriety checkpoints statewide.

State crash statistics show 410 people were killed in 379 alcohol-related crashes last year, with 27 of those deaths coming between Thanksgiving and New Year's.

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Statewide News
4:04 pm
Thu December 22, 2011

Ohio Republican and Democratic Party Chairs Issue a Joint Appeal

Ohio Republican Party Chair Kevin DeWine and Ohio Democratic Party Chair Chris Redfern say they are friends but they are usually adversaries when it comes to political issues and candidates.  But now they have issued a joint news release, asking an appeal to Ohioans. 

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