WATCH: Cox executive urges Dayton to reconnect with Great Miami

Alex Taylor, Cox Enterprises COO and great-grandson of Cox Enterprises founder and former Dayton Daily News owner James M. Cox, hopes the RiverScape River Run project will encourage residents to reconnect with the Great Miami River.

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Riverscape River Run
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“Today, what I think we’re realizing is that more and more we want to reconnect with the river and all the reasons why Dayton is where it is, which is primarily because of its proximity to the river” said Taylor, who was recently named the CEO of Cox Enterprises, about today’s festivities to open the project. “So, with the removal of these low-head dams and the revitalization of the whole river corridor, hopefully this will have the effect of drawing everybody back into the Great Miami River valley.”

Cox’s local media holdings include the Dayton Daily News, JournalNews, Springfield News-Sun, WHIO-TV and WHIO-Radio.

Taylor served as the Cox Media Group Ohio Market President from 2009-2011.

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