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Baseball is in the Air, Dayton Daily News Living Legends, November 17th

November 9, 2016
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Baseball is in the Air, Dayton Daily News Living Legends, November 17th

While Opening Day is roughly 143 days away (who is counting, right?), you can still get your baseball fix next Thursday night, November 17, when long-time sports writer Hal McCoy will speak as part of the  7th annual Dayton Daily News Living Legends series. The event will take place in the Endeavor Room...
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Hal McCoy to speak at Living Legends of the Dayton Daily News on November 17

November 3, 2016
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Hal McCoy to speak at Living Legends of the Dayton Daily News on November 17

Join us from 6:30-9pm on Thursday, November 17th, for the 7th annual Living Legends of the Dayton Daily News Archive as we honor sports writer Hal McCoy in the Endeavor Room of the Wright State Student Union. The doors open at 6:30pm and the program starts at 7pm. The event...
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Dayton’s Union Station: Later Years 1960s+

June 16, 2016
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Dayton’s Union Station: Later Years 1960s+

By the early 1960s, Dayton’s passenger rail needs had been reduced so much that such a huge depot as Union Station was no longer required. Additionally, it was decided that automobile traffic in downtown Dayton would benefit greatly if Sixth Street could be extended through to Wilkinson Street —...
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Dayton’s Union Station: 1940s & 1950s

June 14, 2016
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Dayton’s Union Station: 1940s & 1950s

Union Station, like railroads in general across the United States, was on a bit of a downward slope through the 1940s and 1950s as Americans traveled less by train. By the late 1950s, it was already becoming apparent that Dayton area travelers’ railway needs no longer required such a...
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Dayton’s Union Station: Early Years

June 7, 2016
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Dayton’s Union Station: Early Years

Union Station, with its massive clock tower, was a well-known landmark of downtown Dayton for more than 60 years. In this blog post and two more to follow, we will share some brief history of the station, as well as some of the many, many photographs of it in our Dayton...
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National Museum of the United States Air Force

May 10, 2016
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National Museum of the United States Air Force

In honor of the opening of the fourth building at the National Museum of the United States Air Force in a few weeks, please enjoy these photographs and news clippings from the Dayton Daily News Archive from the museum’s early days. The origins of the museum came from a collection...
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George E. Obrist, Jr., Dayton Bank Robber

February 25, 2016
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George E. Obrist, Jr., Dayton Bank Robber

Recently, I read Pockets Full Awry: The Obrist Murder Case (2007) by Dick Burdette. The book describes the attempts of the authors and their associates to solve a more than 50-year-old cold case, one of the most notorious murders in the history of Portsmouth, Ohio: that of Dr. George...
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DDN Archives Materials Requested for “Carol” Film

January 26, 2016
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Wright State University President David Hopkins recently shared some interesting Wright State connections to the Academy Award-nominated film Carol (2015), starring Cate Blanchett. Among these connections are that the film’s production manager, Karri O’Reilly, is a 1994 WSU grad. Another 20 WSU grads and students also worked on the movie,...
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Dayton’s First Quadruplets

August 3, 2015
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Dayton’s First Quadruplets

The first set of quadruplets born in the Dayton area were the Deddens quads, born September 7, 1974, via cesarean section at Kettering Memorial Hospital. That was the day Oakwood residents, Bob Deddens, a 34-year-old lawyer (and later an Oakwood Municipal Court judge), and his wife Ruth, age 27,...
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Dayton Daily News Legend Dale Huffman passes away

July 27, 2015
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Dayton Daily News Legend Dale Huffman passes away

We were saddened to learn that longtime Dayton Daily News columnist Dale Huffman died Saturday evening, July 25, at Kettering Memorial Hospital. Huffman, age 79, had been battling kidney cancer and other ailments. Huffman had been a fixture in local news since 1968, sharing good news and happy stories from around...
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