5 local things to know on Friday

Wright State University raised more than $129 million of its $150 million fundraising goal, landed the presidential debate slated for September 26, and pulled in state funding for a new research network. But it is at the center of a federal investigation and faces questions about its consulting contracts.
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Wright State University raised more than $129 million of its $150 million fundraising goal, landed the presidential debate slated for September 26, and pulled in state funding for a new research network. But it is at the center of a federal investigation and faces questions about its consulting contracts.

Credit: Laura Bischoff

Credit: Laura Bischoff

Wright State University is in financial difficulties with having to take $18.9 million from the university’s reserves over the course of two years to continue its operation into the new fiscal year starting July 1. WSU plans to increase tuition, take part in budget cuts, and a fiscal “redemption plan” has been voted on by trustees to bolster its reserves.

2. 3 new restaurants coming to Dayton 

Food lovers in the Dayton area can expect new places to dine at mid to late summer. The restaurants range from “pub grub” to Mexican-style.

3. Big traffic flip ready for I-75 in downtown Dayton 

Commuters could have experienced delays on the interstate this morning with a 5-mile strip of I-75 implementing a new traffic pattern that started last night. Find out how much longer I-75 will be under construction.

4. Highest paying jobs in Dayton: See who’s in the top 10  

The highest paying job in Dayton requires at least eight years of higher education and good math skills. Health care professionals, such as surgeons and anesthesiologists, have not had to worry as much about wage stagnation as other professions.

5. 3 things to do in Dayton

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Scenes from First Friday events in downtown Dayton. CONTRIBUTED

Downtown Dayton First Friday, 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Explore Dayton's art exhibits and downtown experience with First Friday. Every Friday at the beginning of the month, Dayton pulls out all the stops at dozens of locations -- including art galleries, retail shops, restaurants and bars, and more. Click here for more information.

Cost: Free

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al scorch

Chicago musician Al Scorch, supporting his new Bloodshot Records release, "Circle Round the Signs," performs with his Country Soul Ensemble at a Pickin' in the Park concert at RiverScape MetroPark in Dayton on Friday, June 3. CONTRIBUTED

Pickin’ in the park, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Enjoy live progressive bluegrass at RiverScape MetroPark Friday night. Those performing are Bigfoot Yancey and Al Scorch & the Country Soul Ensemble.

Cost: Free

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Then and Now

The Fifth Third Bank Center building at the corner of Third and Main Streets in downtown Dayton. The building was once known as One Dayton Centre until Fifth Third Bank moved into the buiding in 2009. LISA POWELL / STAFF

DP&L Summer in the City, 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Daytonians can expect pop-up art galleries, hands on activities, and art demonstrations between Third and Main streets. The event is co-sponsored by Downtown Dayton Partnership and Dayton Visual Arts Center.

Cost: Free

For more events CLICK HERE.