DDN and Dayton

Boo! Halloween in Dayton.

October 24, 2011
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Halloween is a holiday known for its celebration and superstition on the night of October 31st. Traditional activities include trick-or-treating, costume parties, haunted houses, watching horror films, and carving jack-o-lanterns. Halloween has become a tradition for people of all ages to celebrate and is one of the world’s oldest holidays. However, Halloween has evolved...
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Happy Birthday Wright State

September 26, 2011
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Happy Birthday Wright State University! This September celebrates the 44th anniversary of Wright State’s founding. Initially founded in 1964, Wright State University was the Dayton branch campus of both Miami University and Ohio State University (Miami-OSU at Dayton). The young campus had only 3,203 students registered for classes taught by 55 faculty members. In...
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Football in Dayton

September 19, 2011
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Whether it is sipping hot chocolate at the high school stadium on Friday night or wearing your school colors for a Saturday afternoon college match, football is a favorite in the Miami Valley. The Dayton-area boasts some of the best high school teams in the state and is home to many historic rivalries as...
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Coach Ralph Underhill

September 9, 2011
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Former Wright State men’s basketball coach, Ralph Underhill, died Thursday morning at 2 a.m. at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati. Underhill coached the Raiders for 18 seasons, from 1978-1996. During his tenure he led the Raiders to a record of 356-162; averaging 19 wins a season and 80 points per game. Underhill’s Raiders were an...
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Parks, Fairs and Festivals

August 26, 2011
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Summer is the time for outdoor activities. Dayton and its metropolitan area boast an impressive array of parks, gardens and reserves for public enjoyment in warm weather. Dayton’s parks have provided much-appreciated sites for recreation and relaxation for over a century. They are managed by a diverse array of organizations – Five Rivers MetroParks,...
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Dayton Air Show

July 27, 2011
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Dayton Air Show

In keeping with its history as the birthplace of aviation, each year, Dayton hosts a spectacular air show. The Dayton Air Show, first held in 1974, is recognized as one of the country’s premier aviation events. The Air Show takes place in mid-July each year at the Dayton International Airport. This celebration of Dayton’s...
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Graduation in Dayton

June 14, 2011
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It’s that time of the year! May and June are known as the season of graduation – when most students leave high school or college and move on to another stage in their lives. Here’s a quick history of graduation ceremonies to ponder while you listen to “Pomp and Circumstance” at your next graduation...
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Baseball in Dayton

May 24, 2011
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Baseball is called America’s pastime, and Dayton is not an exception to the rule. The onset of spring brings families to the diamond all across the Miami Valley. Dayton is home to the Dayton Dragons, and before them, the Ducks. The region is also home to many Major league all-stars; including Roger Clemens, Mike...
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Dayton Industries and Inventors

May 17, 2011
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Delco Delco was the automotive electronics design and manufacturing subsidiary of General Motors. The company was founded in Dayton by Charles F. Kettering (1876-1958) and Colonel Edward A. Deeds (1874-1960) in 1909 (originally with NCR, in 1915 Deeds left that company to devote himself fulltime to the new enterprise). Delco’s name was formed from...
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Xenia Tornado of 1974

April 19, 2011
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On April 3, 1974 an F-5 tornado tore through the heart of Xenia, killing 33 people and injuring more than 1,300 others. It bulldozed a path more than a half-mile wide, destroying or damaging more than 1,400 buildings, including 1,200 homes, dozens of businesses, 10 churches, and several schools. By the time it lifted...
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