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12:04 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Clark County Implements Two Economic Projects

The Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau has unveiled a new marketing brand for Clark County called "Find Your Unwind."
Credit Wayne Baker / WYSO

Clark County has implemented two economic improvement projects. City officials expect both projects to have a significant impact on tourism and business.

The Greater Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau unveiled a  new marketing brand for Clark County recently. "Find Your Unwind," is now the slogan attached to the city and county that will appear on social media, t-shirts, mugs and other merchandise.

Chris Schutte, director of the CVB, believes the new brand will help Springfield compete better with areas like Columbus, Cleveland and Cincinnati.

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Around the Miami Valley
10:10 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Hollywood Gaming At Dayton Raceway Opens

Credit Jerry Kenney / WYSO

Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway opened Thursday to great fanfare.  The gaming facility features more than a thousand lottery terminals, five restaurants and lounges, and a 1930s-style décor. Even before opening, the gaming facility has been a boost to the Dayton economy.

Penn National Gaming Inc., says 90% of the employees working there have been hired from the Miami Valley. Mayor Nan Whaley called the North Dayton gaming facility a welcome addition to the city.

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Around the Miami Valley
2:59 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Clark County To Host The Fair At New Boston This Weekend

Living history participants in the Fair at New Boston

Clark County will take a step back in time this weekend with the 31st annual Fair at New Boston. Katie Wright is co-fair master this year. She feels the event paints a picture of what life was like 200 years ago when Ohio was transitioning from a territory to a state.

"The Fair at New Boston is a highly respected living history reenactment that focuses on a federal time period, 1790 -1810. And it's a civilian trades fair, which is sort of a rare thing in living history events because most are focused around a battle or some major history event and ours is not," Wright said.

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Music
1:23 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Shake's Hall Pass: Doug Hart Band

Doug Hart
Credit CD Madden

The Doug Hart Band visited the WYSO studios for the August 2014 edition of Shake's Hall Pass.  Old friends, the band and Shakin' Dave traded tales about blues in the Miami Valley and beyond.

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Around the Miami Valley
6:16 am
Thu August 28, 2014

Dayton Metro Library Awards Contracts In "Better Future" Plan

Credit Jerry Kenney

The Libraries for a Better Future project is a four stage plan to overhaul the Dayton and Montgomery County Library System. Several contracts were awarded Wednesday in phase one of the plan.

The Otis Elevator Company, Champion Bridge, and  M&R, LLC--all local or regional companies--were all approved for a contracts of around $250,000 each. 

Tim Kambitsch is the library’s executive director. He says within the $187 million dollar project, they are working hard to stay on budget and on time.

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