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Area writer celebrates $3.4M book deal

A Dayton-area writer is celebrating a book deal — a really big book deal.John Scalzi has signed a decade-long $3.4 million deal with publisher Tor Books for 13 books in total, Scalzi’s website has announced and the New York Times has reported.In a “fake interview” on his website, Scalzi — ...

Cub Scout Jacob Terpenning, 8, a member of Beavercreek Pack 234, plants a flag during the Dayton National Cemetery Memorial Day grave decorating ceremony  Saturday. Hundreds of Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts from the area placed 50,000 American flags on graves. The annual event was organized by the American Legion of Ohio and the Dayton National Cemetery.  LISA POWELL / STAFF

Memorial Day message: To honor the dead, remember the living

There are no unwounded soldiers, those gathered at Dayton National Cemetery for Memorial Day remembrances were told Monday. Montgomery County Common Pleas Judge Dennis Adkins asked listeners to remember that as they gathered at a cemetery that serves as the final resting place for many who served in all of ...

In this 2012 photo, Peyton Hall, 7, jumps off the diving board at the Paul E. Fitzgerald Pool in Franklin.

Pools open to crowds, fun — and vigilant staff

Many pools open their gates this Memorial Day weekend to summer fun — and moments of potential danger.As guests wade in, they’ll be watched by teams of lifeguards, who are often teens trained to be the difference between life and death when drownings threaten.And drownings threaten all too often. Ohio ...

Stephen Mackell, manager of the Mission of Mary urban farm plots in Dayton, believes something useful can be done with vacant lots in the city. So he and his partners are doing it. THOMAS GNAU/STAFF

Three questions with … Stephen Mackell, Mission of Mary farm manager

Turn right onto Silver Lane from Andrews Street, and you expect just another urban alley lined with garages and back yards. Until you happen on Stephen Mackell’s farm. For five years across Twin Towers neighborhoods, the Mission of Mary cooperative have grown produce. A storage facility and a large garden ...

Lifeguards in training make a removal of a victim of a spinal cord injury from the water during a pre-season session at the Miamisburg Sycamore Trails Aquatic Center pool in preparation for the summer swimming season. JIM WITMER/STAFF

Lifeguards make difference between life and death

Many pools open their gates this Memorial Day weekend to summer fun — and moments of potential danger. As guests wade in, they’ll be watched by teams of lifeguards, who are often teens trained to be the difference between life and death when drownings threaten. And drownings threaten all too ...

Email points to VA concerns after 2014 shooting

The Dayton Daily News and WHIO NewsCenter 7 today obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request several pages of documents from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs regarding the May 5, 2014, shooting at the Dayton VA Center. One worker was shot in the leg, while the shooter was ...

Employees stand outside after reports of a shooter on the VA Medical Center campus Monday, May 5 in Dayton. The victim who was shot at the VA Medical Center in Dayton today struggled with the suspect over the weapon, and suffered minor injuries, Dayton police said.

The suspect, 59-year-old Neil Moore, is a former employee of the medical center. Moore retired from the housekeeping department.

He was taken into custody by hospital security at Good Samaritan Hospital, police confirmed. Moore arrived there seeking psychiatric help, according to police.

The victim is being treated at the VA emergency room, Dayton police said. He was identified as Paul Burnside, 61. He suffered a single gunshot wound to the ankle while he struggled with the suspect over the weapon, reportedly a revolver, said Dayton police Chief Richard Biehl.  NICK GRAHAM / STAFF

Email points to VA concerns after 2014 shooting

The Dayton Daily News and WHIO NewsCenter 7 today obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request several pages of documents from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs regarding the May 5, 2014, shooting at the Dayton VA Center. One worker was shot in the leg, while the shooter was ...

Sinclair Community College president Steve Johnson, left and Dayton Development Coalition president and CEO Jeff Hoagland show off the Altavian Nova Block III UAS as Sinclair announced that it received FAA approval to operate the aircraft in U.S. airspace with restrictions. Sinclair National UAS Training and Certification Center has been granted a Section 333 Exemption, paving the way for broad educational and commercial unmanned aerial systems (UAS) operations. TY GREENLEES / STAFF

FAA exemption gives Sinclair UAS program new wings

With a new go-ahead from the Federal Aviation Administration and a planned building, Sinclair Community College is positioning itself near the center of local Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) research, the college and its partners said Monday. College officials celebrated Sinclair’s newly granted FAA “Section 333” exemption which lets the college ...

Kettering resident Bill Pflaum works to support Stivers School for the Arts as a volunteer. Here, he stands beside a wall of dozens of college acceptance letters Stivers students have garnered. THOMAS GNAU/STAFF

Three questions with … Stivers volunteer Bill Pflaum

First-time visitors to Stivers School for the Arts are usually in for a treat. And maybe a shock. Walk around, and a visitor finds disciplined, talented students playing a jazz etude in the orchestra room. Or modeling clay in another room. Practicing the cello in a sound-protected chamber. Acting on ...

Richard Cordray, director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Feds sue Xenia company, says it misled homeowners

The Consumer Federal Protection Bureau is suing a Xenia mortgage payment processing company, a subsidiary and their owner, charging the companies with “misrepresenting” savings customers could achieve by increasing the frequency of mortgage payments. The bureau’s complaint alleges that the company, Nationwide Biweekly Administration Inc., with subsidiary Loan Payment Administration ...

Orville Wright is at the controls of the Wright Flyer as his brother Wilbur watches from the ground during the plane’s first flight at Kitty Hawk, N.C., Dec. 17, 1903. Made of wood, wire and cloth by the two bicycle mechanics, the plane remained aloft for 12 seconds and traveled a distance of 120 feet. (AP Photo) ORG XMIT: NY338 ORG XMIT: MER0704171213550809

Ohio House shows unanimous support for Wright brothers in flight fight

By a 90-0 vote, the Ohio House of Representatives Tuesday passed a bill reaffirming the Wright brothers as truly first in flight.The House voted on a resolution endorsing what most historians — and most people, for that matter — have long believed: that a pair of brothers from Dayton were ...

Sean Trimbach, the owner of Best Exotics LLC in Medway, stands near the empty pens that were once home to a grizzly bear and two Arican serval cats. More than a year after the state’s Dangerous Wild Animal Act took effect, Trimbach and his family have their Clark County property up for sale and plan to move to Texas. LISA POWELL / STAFF

State law blamed for closure of two exotic animal facilities

At least two owners of wild, exotic animals in the area say they are moving or closing their facilities in response to stringent new state requirements. The Ohio Department of Agriculture has sent warning letters to owners of wild animals who failed to complete applications for newly-required wildlife shelter permits. ...

Tony Sculimbrene, executive director of the National Aviation Heritage Alliance, is part of a team keeping flight history alive in Dayton. Here, he’s outside a reproduction of the Wright Brothers’ Dayton bicycle shop. THOMAS GNAU/STAFF

Three Questions with … NAHA chief Tony Sculimbrene

“The past is never dead,” William Faulkner wrote. “It’s not even past.”For a living invocation of that idea, get to know the National Aviation Heritage Alliance (NAHA), which helps manage, preserve and explain (appropriately enough) the National Aviation Heritage Area — essentially a number of local sites important to the ...

Project Manager Tristan Cupp replaces seating in the balcony area at Stivers School for the Arts in Dayton. Stivers is remodeling and refurbishing a theater in the original part of the historic high school building, and is embarking on a campaign to raise funds for the project. The arts school and its talented students need a beautiful theater, backers say. But they also want the theater to be open to the community, as well. JIM WITMER/STAFF

Curtain to be raised on renewed Stivers theater

The curtain will soon be raised on a newly refurbished theater in the original part of the historic Stivers School for the Arts building. And the non-profit foundation that supports the public arts school is looking for a little help from the community in the ongoing project. When complete, the ...

The Springfield Air National Guard Base has been placed on security condition BRAVO. Bill Lackey/Staff

Springfield Air National, Wright-Patt increase base security

The Springfield Air National Guard and Wright-Patterson Air Force bases both raised threat levels Friday, boosting security and canceling some events.The impact was felt almost immediately Friday by those who work or visit Wright-Patt with the cancellation of a charity tournament at a base golf course and a spring concert ...

Wright-Patt implements additional security measures

Wright-Patterson imposed heightened security measures that could mean longer waits to get through base gates and to receive services on the sprawling military installation, authorities said. The impact was felt almost immediately Friday by those who work or visit Wright-Patterson with the cancellation of a charity golf tournament at a ...

David Lightle, chief executive of Dayton-based The Wright Brothers Worldwide LLC, is excited about the company’s online store, TheWrightBrothersStore.com, which will go live May 25. THOMAS GNAU/STAFF

Dayton company readies e-commerce site for Wright products

The Wright Brothers Worldwide LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of its Dayton-based parent company The Wright Brothers USA LLC, will open an online store this month for global commerce.The site will sell leather bomber jackets, high-end travel bags made of cowhide, aviator sunglasses and more, all made in the USA.Also ...

David Lightle, chief executive of Dayton-based The Wright Brothers Worldwide LLC, is excited about the company’s online store, TheWrightBrothersStore.com, which will go live May 25.

Dayton company readies e-commerce site for Wright Brothers products

The Wright Brothers Worldwide LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of its Dayton-based parent company The Wright Brothers USA LLC, is readying to open an online store for global commerce.The site will sell leather bomber jackets, high-end travel bags made of cowhide, aviator sunglasses and more, all made in the USA.Also ...

A rear view of Gustave Whitehead’s No.21. This photo was taken near Whitehead’s shop in Bridgeport, Conn. Whitehead, right with his daughter, Rose, on his lap is joined beneath the left wing by Stanley Y. Beach, left, who wrote an article on the aircraft for Scientific American; Andrew Cellie; and Daniel Varoni.

Ohio fights to protect Wright brothers aviation legacy

A fight over who truly was the first to fly appears to be resolving in favor of a pair of famous brothers from Dayton. The publisher of an aviation magazine has distanced itself from a 2013 claim by an editor that the Wright Brothers were not the first to achieve ...

FILE - In this May 13, 2011, file photo, historian and author David McCullough poses with art by George Catlin, one of the artists featured in his new book, “The Greater Journey,” at the Catlin galleries of the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington. McCullough’s latest work of history, “The Wright Brothers,” will be released on May 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

New book raises Wrights’ profile again

A new biography of the Wright Brothers will be released today, bringing Dayton’s most famous sons once again to the public’s attention. Simon and Schuster will release for sale “The Wright Brothers” by David McCullough at bookstores and online retailers nationwide. News last month that Playtone — the film production ...

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