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The University of Dayton Flyers, 1983-84

March 27, 2014
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The University of Dayton Flyers, 1983-84

The University of Dayton Flyers are back in the NCAA tournament this year and doing better than many expected.  They play the Stanford Cardinals  tonight (3/27/2014) at the FedEx Forum in Memphis, TN.  Here is a look back at the last time they made it this far in the tournament, the 1983-84 Season.  In...
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1913 Flood Survivors that You Can See Anytime

March 25, 2014
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The Great Flood of March 1913 was probably the worst disaster in Dayton’s history. Hundreds of people died in Dayton alone, but many lived to tell their tales of hardship and devastation. You can hear some of these stories in our 1913 Flood Survivors Oral History collection, MS-296 (watch videos online in CORE Scholar). However,...
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Donahue

March 4, 2014
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Donahue

Phil Donahue was born in Cleveland, OH, in 1935.  His show, aptly titled, The Phil Donahue Show, would change daytime television.  It premiered in Dayton in 1967 and ran for the next 29 years. The show introduced American daytime television audiences to a unique, new, daytime format and became a standard for a wide...
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Remembering John F. Kennedy

November 22, 2013
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Remembering John F. Kennedy

Fifty years ago today, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, was assassinated while riding in a motorcade through Dallas, Texas. It has been one of the defining moments of national tragedy in our nation’s history that is etched into people’s memories. Like the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 or...
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Dayton State Hospital

October 22, 2013
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Dayton State Hospital

In 1855, the Southern Ohio Lunatic Asylum opened on 50 acres at the southeast corner of Wayne and Wilmington streets in Dayton, a location then considered to be at the extreme edge of the city. The facility originally had 59 patients and an annual budget of $4,900. Over its first few decades, the facility...
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Local Pizza Restaurants

October 8, 2013
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Local Pizza Restaurants

October is National Pizza Month, so we thought it would be fun to highlight some local Dayton-based pizzerias. One of Dayton’s longest-running local pizza franchises is Cassano’s Pizza King restaurants.  Vic Cassano, Sr., and his mother-in-law Caroline “Mom” Donisi started the business in 1953. Mr. Cassano first sold his pizzas from a room adjoining...
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Fairmont High School

September 25, 2013
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Fairmont High School

Fairmont High School is located in Kettering, Ohio. Originally, education of children in the Kettering area was accomplished through the old Van Buren Township schools. (Van Buren Township no longer exists; it was engulfed entirely by Kettering and Oakwood.) In 1922, the old four-room schoolhouse was replaced by a newer building to accommodate population...
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Galloway Cabin and other Historic Homes in Xenia

August 21, 2013
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Galloway Cabin and other Historic Homes in Xenia

The Galloway cabin is one of the oldest structures in Greene County, Ohio—indeed, one of the oldest in the Miami Valley. The cabin was built around 1799, when James Galloway, Sr., brought his wife Rebecca and his five children (4 sons and 1 daughter, also named Rebecca) to Greene County from Kentucky. Over the...
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Kirk Herbstreit

July 23, 2013
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Centerville, Ohio, native Kirk Herbstreit, is an Emmy Award-winning color commentator for ESPN’s College GameDay and ABC Saturday Night Football. He made headlines recently as he renegotiated his contract with ESPN and will stay at the network for the next ten seasons. Also beginning in 2015, he will be in the booth for one...
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Sweet Treats

May 9, 2013
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Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 12. Do you have anything special planned for Mom? If not, we thought perhaps you might be inspired by these photographs of delicious sweet treats, many of which were made with love locally. The photos depict Esther Price Candies, Springwater Sweets, Charlie’s Imported Foods, and others. If you’re...
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