Pat Georgeff of Miamisburg is one of the Dayton Daily News’ longest subscribers. JEREMY P. KELLEY / STAFF

“Miracle walking” reads the paper as she stays active

Pat Georgeff’s memories of the Dayton Daily News range from carefully watching news that could affect her business, all the way back to less serious days in the early 1950s in Old North Dayton.

“My brother was a paperboy and sometimes he would let me go with him on deliveries,” Georgeff said. “I was 9 or 10, and I remember he delivered a paper to a bar and grill on Keowee Street (the A&A Grill). I liked giving them the paper as they always gave us a candy bar.”

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Georgeff said she remembers Dayton Daily News coverage of the huge early snowstorm in 1950. And years later, as part owner of Crown Personnel, she said it was important to watch the newspaper for coverage of new businesses planning to come to Dayton, as her company connected job-seekers with opportunities.

Georgeff is a big crossword puzzle fan, and for years, she, her mother, her aunt and some friends would do the puzzle, then call each other to check answers. The rest have passed away, and Georgeff calls herself “a miracle walking,” after a burst brain aneurysm 11 years ago left her with a 5 percent chance of survival.

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“But here I am at 78,” she said. “I’m a pretty active person. … I like to know what’s going on, things to do, new companies coming into town. I just want to know what’s going on in Dayton and the Miamisburg area,” she said of reading the paper.

“I know we hear the bad things, but I think everybody should be aware of the good things going on,” Georgeff said.

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