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Downtown ‘renaissance’ helping drive answer to ‘Why Dayton?’

The Dayton area is in the midst of a “renaissance” where larger corporations have opened or expanded, millennials are lowering vacancy rates downtown, and small business and manufacturing growth is looking up, area business leaders say. A Dayton Daily News examination of the area’s growth shows the Miami Valley is ...

The Fall Festival of Fun will be at the Vandalia Recreation Center on Stonequarry Road on Oct. 8. STAFF/CASEY LAUGHTER

Vandalia Recreation Center to host fall festival

VANDALIA – The Vandalia Recreation Center, 1111 Stonequarry Rd., will host the Fall Festival of Fun from 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8.Amenities of the Rec Center, including the gymnasium, Luther’s Jungle, and the climbing wall will be available to those attending the festival.The event will also include pumpkin decorating, face ...

Skateworld celebrates 40 years

VANDALIA – Skateworld of Vandalia, 333 S Brown School Rd., is celebrating 40 years with several activitiesfrom 2-6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 2.The celebration will include such activities as dances on skates and races based on age categories.The rink charges $3 admission and offers skate rentals for $3.00 and inline ...

Brookville police called about clown in woods

BROOKVILLE – Police departments in Ohio and around the country have been fielding calls about suspicious clowns. >>Related: Man reportedly attacked by 2 clowns in Greenville The Brookville Police Department recently had a call from a group of children reporting a clown running around in the local woods near their ...

In brief

VANDALIAFire open house setThe Vandalia Fire Department will host an open house for Fire Prevention Month on Oct. 2 from 1-3 p.m. at Fire Station One, 8705 Peters Pike. This is the city’s newest fire station. Fire truck rides, bicycle helmet fittings and other activities are planned.Patrol officers soughtThe Vandalia ...

Airport land deal

Dayton, Union end annexation fight

A last-minute agreement reached between the cities of Dayton and Union on Tuesday ended a land-annexation dispute before it headed to administrative review.The city of Dayton and property owners in Butler Twp. submitted petitions requesting to annex much of the same land in the township near the Dayton International Airport, ...

Butler Twp. trustees expected to name 2 to economic boards

BUTLER TWP – Representative for the Joint Economic Development District (JEDD) Board and the Joint Economic Development Zones (JEDZ) Board have been chosen and are expected to be appointed at tonight’s meeting of the township trustees.Fire Chief Dan Alig will be appointed to both the Butler Township-Dayton and Butler Township-Vandalia ...

Archive photo about the deadline to register to vote. 

Guide to registering to vote in Ohio

Fact: you can’t get one of those super cool, "I voted today" stickers if you are not even registered to vote. Today, Tuesday, Sept. 26 is National Voter Registration Day and therefore no better time to get your ducks in a row and register to vote ahead of the Nov. ...

Police blotter: Tipp City, Vandalia, Englewood

LOSTCREEK TWP., Miami County (SEPT. 12) – A sheriff’s deputy doing traffic radar checks on Ohio 589 north of the Miami East schools saw a vehicle approaching at what appeared to be well in excess of the 55 mph speed limit. The deputy activated the radar and received a reading ...

The annual christmas tree lighting ceremony attracts locals of all ages to witness. SUBMITTED

Vandalia searching for next official Christmas Tree

VANDALIA – The city of Vandalia has held a tree lighting ceremony every Christmas season at the Vandalia Sports Complex since 2008. For 2016, the ceremony is scheduled for Dec. 4 at 6 p.m.>> Related: New disc golf course opens at Vandalia’s Helke ParkA suitable tree is needed to complete ...

The baskets at the new disc gold course at Helke Park are numbered so that players can follow the course easier. SUBMITTED

New disc golf course opens at Vandalia’s Helke Park

VANDALIA – Helke Park’s tree grove has been repurposed into a disc golf course. On Oct. 1 at 11 a.m., the new course will be officially dedicated.>> Related: Vandalia Sports Complex gets training additions“The ash borer has had a devastating effect on our local ash tree population,” Steve Clark, parks ...

The pull up bars at the new outdoor training area at the Vandalia Sports Complex have varying heights for users to use. SUBMITTED

Vandalia Sports Complex gets training additions

VANDALIA – The Parks and Recreation Department will unveil new outdoor training amenities at the Vandalia Sports Complex, 1101 Stonequarry Road.>>Related: New disc golf course opens at Vandalia’s Helke ParkCrowds will gather at 10 a.m. Oct. 1 for the official opening of the Training Ground, an outdoor fitness area sponsored ...

Trooper Kenneth Velez (OSP)

Officers from the Miami Valley travel to funeral of fallen trooper

UPDATE @ 6:45 a.m. (Sept. 22)Over a dozen local law enforcement officers met Thursday morning outside the Dayton Airport Expo Center in Vandalia, before heading to a funeral for State Trooper Kenneth Velez in northern Ohio.Vandalia Police Lt. Kurt Althouse, Chairman of the Montgomery County Law Enforcement Memorial said the ...

Sept. 5-Oct. 25 (Saturdays and Sundays): Ohio Renaissance Festival. CONTRIBUTED/FILE

8 things we cannot wait for this fall in Dayton

We all know the sound of crisp, brightly-colored leaves beneath our feet in the fall, the search for the biggest pumpkin we can find, and the scent of a bonfire keeping our toes warm in the cold. These are all memories that we associate with fall, which is why we’re ...

The cities of Dayton and Union both want to annex much of the same land. Dayton City Manager Shelley Dickstein says the land is needed to ensure the Dayton International Airport can expand in the future if it is needed. CORNELIUS FROLIK / STAFF

Dayton, Union fight about land near airport

The cities of Dayton and Union are fighting about hundreds of acres of land that both jurisdictions want to annex from Butler Twp.Dayton has filed multiple petitions asking to annex more than 600 acres of land it owns in the township near the Dayton International Airport.The airport has future plans ...

Vandalia’s Connor Trentman reaches for a long bomb during a game against Springfield. Staff photo by Bill Lackey

Butler homecoming week includes parade, football, dance

VANDALIA – The Vandalia-Butler High School homecoming weekend includes a parade, football games and a dance.The Homecoming Parade is set for Thursday, Oct. 6. The parade begins at 5:45 p.m. at Airline Dairy Crème and goes directly down Dixie Drive. The parade will conclude at the First Baptist Church, located ...

Vandalia city leaders and Vandalia-Butler school officials have agreed to share costs on refurbishing tennis courts. CASEY LAUGHTER

Vandalia, schools to share cost of tennis courts improvements

VANDALIA – During Monday night’s city council meeting, the city of Vandalia agreed to share costs with the Vandalia-Butler school district to refurbish and maintain the tennis courts around the city, including the high school and Helke Park.>>Related: Gas station to replace closed Vandalia restaurantVandalia-Butler has been hosting its tennis ...

Demolition of the former Friendly’s restaurant in Vandalia started Tuesday. A new, larger Shell gas station will be built on the site. CASEY LAUGHTER

Gas station to replace closed Vandalia restaurant

VANDALIA –A Shell gas station will be built on the site of the former Friendly’s restaurant here.Friendly’s abruptly closed all its Dayton locations on Nov. 2014.The Shell station has now purchased the lot and begun demolition of the old restaurant to build a new, larger True North Shell gas station ...

Visitors enjoy Aullwood Farm, displays, demonstrations, food and live entertainment at Aullwood’s family friendly Apple Fest.

Aullwood hosting Apple Fest

BUTLER TWP – Apple Fest is scheduled to be held at Aullwood Audubon Farm, 9101 Frederick Pike on Sept. 24 and 25. The event includes games, crafts, and food Aullwood is also offering wagon rides which will feature the farm’s two Belgian draft horses.Admission to the event is $5 for ...

In brief

CLAYTONClayton Clean Sweep comingA Sweep Clayton Clean event is scheduled Sept. 24 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fire Station 83, 200 Woolery Lane. Clayton residents may dispose of junk, furniture, wood, tree limbs and yard debris. No liquids, paint, Freon, tires or hazardous items will be accepted. Proof ...

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