Amelia Robinson

Blogger and reporter Amelia Robinson is a native of Cleveland where she learned all about sarcasm and aircraft repair as a student at the now closed Aviation High School. The graduate of Ohio University's E.W. Scripp School of Journalism joined the Dayton Daily News staff in 2000 after a three-year stint at the Mansfield News Journal.  She writes about dining, nightlife, entertainment and lifestyle in the Dayton area. Robinson serves as president of the Greater Dayton Association of Black Journalists, serves on the Dayton Sister City Committee, Boonshoft Museum of Discovery’s Associate Board and is a member of the Junior League of Dayton.  Robinson writes the wildly popular Smart Mouth column featured in Saturday's Dayton Daily News.

Latest from Amelia Robinson

Dave Chappelle surprises couple at restaurant with free tickets 
 Dayton’s favorite resident celebrity once again showed why so many people in these parts love him.  World-famous comedian Dave Chappelle, Best Nationally Known Celebrity in Dayton.com’s most recent Best of Dayton poll, hand-delivered tickets to his show to a Charlotte couple Thursday, WBTV  in that city reports...

Posted: a day ago

Dayton’s favorite resident celebrity once again showed why so many people in these parts love him.  World-famous comedian Dave Chappelle, Best Nationally Known Celebrity in Dayton.com’s most recent Best of Dayton poll, hand-delivered tickets to his show to a Charlotte couple Thursday, WBTV  in that city reports...
Which local restaurants are affected by the water advisory on this Valentine’s Day?
 Dayton-area restaurants were scrambling today to determine how the Dayton water crisis will impact their lunch and dinner plans.  A revised boil-advisory map released by Montgomery County officials mid-morning showed a significantly reduced boil-advisory area that no longer included downtown Dayton, the Oregon District, the UD area,...

Posted: 3 days ago

Dayton-area restaurants were scrambling today to determine how the Dayton water crisis will impact their lunch and dinner plans.  A revised boil-advisory map released by Montgomery County officials mid-morning showed a significantly reduced boil-advisory area that no longer included downtown Dayton, the Oregon District, the UD area,...
How local water advisory will affect restaurants on Valentine’s Day
 ***UPDATE: 9:45 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 14 ***  Montgomery County officials have updated the list of areas impacted under a boil advisory sparked by Wednesday's massive water outage. Much of Dayton, including the downtown and the Oregon District, and the most densely populated south suburbs are no longer under a boil advisory, according...

Posted: 3 days ago

***UPDATE: 9:45 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 14 ***  Montgomery County officials have updated the list of areas impacted under a boil advisory sparked by Wednesday's massive water outage. Much of Dayton, including the downtown and the Oregon District, and the most densely populated south suburbs are no longer under a boil advisory, according...
Family searching for kind stranger who helped them through ‘worst nightmare’
 The search is on for the pretty blonde woman with a pixie-style haircut who a local family says was their angel following a traumatic weather-related crash earlier this week. “I want to meet this lady. I want to  give her flowers, and I want to give her blankets back. And I want my granddaughters to say ‘thank you,&rsquo...

Posted: 4 days ago

The search is on for the pretty blonde woman with a pixie-style haircut who a local family says was their angel following a traumatic weather-related crash earlier this week. “I want to meet this lady. I want to  give her flowers, and I want to give her blankets back. And I want my granddaughters to say ‘thank you,&rsquo...
Dayton punching ‘above our weight internationally,’ group’s leader says  
 Arch Grieve knows the power of talking. And that doesn’t necessarily mean speaking the same native tongue. Grieve, a mediation specialist at the Dayton Mediation Center, is the new chairman of the Dayton Sister City Committee and is vice president of the Dayton Council on World Affairs. He is also our Daytonian of the Week...

Posted: 4 days ago

Arch Grieve knows the power of talking. And that doesn’t necessarily mean speaking the same native tongue. Grieve, a mediation specialist at the Dayton Mediation Center, is the new chairman of the Dayton Sister City Committee and is vice president of the Dayton Council on World Affairs. He is also our Daytonian of the Week...
Scene 75 adds new tower ride — and a roller coaster may be next
 One of Dayton’s favorite arcades is giving its fans another reason to scream.  Scene 75 Dayton will debut Scene 75 Drop Tower this weekend, general manager Steve Baia said.  The introduction of the 35-foot-tall indoor tower custom-made  is just one plan Scene 75 has for its entertainment center at 6196 Poe Ave. in...

Posted: 5 days ago

One of Dayton’s favorite arcades is giving its fans another reason to scream.  Scene 75 Dayton will debut Scene 75 Drop Tower this weekend, general manager Steve Baia said.  The introduction of the 35-foot-tall indoor tower custom-made is just one plan Scene 75 has for its entertainment center at 6196 Poe Ave. in...
Photos:  432 works by Dayton area student shine in downtown Dayton
K12 Gallery & TEJAS is exhibiting 432 works by local students who won Miami Valley Regional Scholastic Art Awards. Categories include five students won American Visions awards, 90 students won Gold Key awards, 107 students won Silver Key awards and 230 were awarded honorable mention.
The exhibit will remain open through Saturday, Feb....

Posted: 5 days ago

K12 Gallery & TEJAS is exhibiting 432 works by local students who won Miami Valley Regional Scholastic Art Awards. Categories include five students won American Visions awards, 90 students won Gold Key awards, 107 students won Silver Key awards and 230 were awarded honorable mention. The exhibit will remain open through Saturday, Feb....