Is Samuel L. Jackson moving to Dayton?

Is the famed actor from Pulp Fiction moving to the Gem City?

An article from the website Daily News 11 recently surfaced on the Internet and it left people scratching their heads.

Is this true or false?


False. This would be what is called an Internet hoax. It isn’t the first and won’t be the last.

The website that posted the article looks genuine, but then a few red flags pop up (like the absence of a published date and a byline in the article). After a little digging is done, you’ll eventually come around to the “about us” page which states:

Contact us:


Daily News 11 is a fantasy news site.  Most articles on are satire or pure fantasy.

Yellow Springs gets Dave Chappelle, why can’t Dayton get Jackson?

Having somebody whose net worth is $170 million, according to, could do wonders for the area.

Here’s a list of places that could really use a millionaire’s help.

The Dayton Arcade

According to Montgomery County records, $522,727 in taxes, including $407,784 in delinquent taxes, is owed on the long-vacant downtown building. Though maybe there’s hope. Earlier this year, a new development partnership announced plans to rehabilitate the arcade, which could include housing as well as spaces for artists and creative professionals.  

Montgomery County Fairgrounds

The Montgomery County Fairgrounds – a 37-acre site on South Main Street -- is looking for a developer, after an earlier proposal fell through in January.

Hara Arena

Back in October, we reported how Hara Arena’s financial struggles had local officials afraid that the annual Hamvention might have to relocate. But the venue’s owner said the arena’s financial footing had improved, and the Hamvention board said then that it had no intentions of leaving.

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