Archive for March, 2011

Guess Who (Round 3)

March 24, 2011
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Congratulations to Chris who correctly guessed the name of the last Guest Who mystery person. It was Ron “Hollywood” Harper. Also, congratulations to Jon, Ashley from Kettering, and Lisa who knew that Orville Wright was the first mystery person. Now on to round III: This mystery person is an actor, one of the biggest...
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Theater in Dayton

March 24, 2011
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Winter in Dayton has never been a time to stay at home. The thriving theater venues in town are a great place to escape the winter blues and enjoy first-rate performing arts. Dayton is fortunate to have a strong tradition of support for the arts. For instance, many of the city’s suburbs and small...
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The Blizzard of 1978

March 3, 2011
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The snow is melting and it appears that the worst of winter’s wrath is behind us.  Though this winter season was not too daunting, Dayton is no stranger to severe weather. The most notable is perhaps the Blizzard of 1978. In January and February of 1978, a series of three storms hit the Miami...
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Some Background on the Dayton Daily News Archive

March 1, 2011
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Some Background on the Dayton Daily News Archive

The Dayton Daily News was purchased and given its current name by James M. Cox (1870-1957) in 1898. Active in both the media and political worlds, Cox was a U.S. Representative from Ohio (1909-13), the 46th (1913-15) and 48th (1917-21) Governor of Ohio, and the Democratic candidate for President of the United States in...
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