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. ┬áVic 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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