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The Economy & Business
5:42 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

Demonstration For Minimum Wage Comes To Dayton

Protesters for a higher minimum wage outside the downtown Dayton McDonald's.
Credit Lewis Wallace / WYSO

Protests demanding a raise in the minimum wage have been spreading across the country, and the movement made its way to Dayton for the first time. On Thursday, union-backed groups reported events in over 100 cities; some involved worker walk-outs, but many were protests or demonstrations in front of fast food and retail outlets.

Outside the McDonald’s in downtown Dayton around lunchtime, a small crowd gathered near the road, rallying drivers to honk in support. The protesters’ complaint: Ohio’s minimum wage of $7.85 isn’t enough to actually live on.

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Around the Miami Valley
5:23 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

Canal Street Legacy To Continue Under New Ownership

On Monday, December 2nd, the Canal Street Tavern sign was removed from the building. The venue will now be known as the Canal Public House.
Credit Shelly Hulce

Earlier this week, Canal Street Tavern received a new name, as founder Mick Montgomery ended his 32-year association with the venue. This is the first of several changes patrons will see in the coming months.

The tavern will now be called Canal Public House. New owner, Shane Sullivan, says he chose the name because it gives the bar a new identity, but pays homage to the legacy of the Canal Street Tavern, which has been a destination for music fans for more than thirty years.

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The Economy & Business
7:33 am
Thu December 5, 2013

Can A Neighborhood Improve Without Gentrifying? WYSO’s Lewis Wallace Talks To Jan Lepore-Jentleson

Twin Towers in Dayton. St. Mary's Church, in the background, is central to the neighborhood's history.
Credit Lewis Wallace / WYSO

The Twin Towers neighborhood in Dayton was established more than a hundred years ago, and it’s been through a lot. Recently 84 new houses opened in the area for low-income families through a public-private partnership organized by East End Community Services. But what does this mean for a neighborhood trying to turn itself around?

 

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Arts & Culture
7:31 am
Thu December 5, 2013

Two Daytonians Receive Ohio Governor's Awards For The Arts

DCDC's Sheri "Sparkle" Williams
Credit Steven Bognar

Two long-time contributors to the arts in Dayton will be the recipients of the 2014 Ohio Governor's Awards for the Arts. Dayton Philharmonic Music Director, Neil Gittleman, and Sheri Williams with the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company were selected with 4 other winners from around the state for the prestigious award.

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Arts & Culture
7:59 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

Conrad's Corner: December 4, 2013

Conrad Balliet reads Maxine Skuba's poem, "Footprints in the Snow."

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