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Recent articles by Sarah:

Seniors get a dose of puppy love to help cure blues during pandemic

StoryPoint Troy senior living community has started a weekly Puppy Program to replace the pre-coronavirus visits the center would get from outside adoption and pet agencies. → Read More

Thousands of trees to be given to tornado victims this weekend. How to get yours

Five Rivers MetroParks will give away thousands of native tree seedlings to help reforest areas that were damaged during the 2019 Memorial Day tornadoes. The giveaway will take place Sept. 18-19. → Read More

Two of Dayton’s most popular festivals declare weekend success after serving thousands

In the true innovative spirit of Dayton, two of the city’s most treasured ethnic cultural festivals pulled off another year of successful festivities, despite being in the middle of a pandemic. → Read More

New fashion-forward shop opening downtown this weekend at St. Clair Lofts

Vidia’s Closet, located in downtown Dayton at 27 S. Saint Clair St., is the sixth woman-owned business to join the strip of businesses in the loft. The boutique is owned by Davia Allen. → Read More

Young’s Jersey Dairy building multi-million dairy barn to replace iconic ice cream, cheese shop

Young’s Jersey Dairy is building a new dairy barn that will replace its iconic ice cream and cheese shop that has served customers for more than a half-century. → Read More

Butter Cafe to host late-night comedy show with breakfast and a famous face this weekend

Wil Sylvince, aka “That Haitian Dude” makes his way to Butter Cafe in Dayton on Sept. 13, 2020, for an event with limited attendance that will combine comedy with breakfast for dinner. → Read More

Outdoor drinking, plaza areas open more entertainment possibilities for Dayton communities

Downtown Dayton is following in the entertainment footsteps of some surrounding Southwest Ohio cities as the Oregon District enjoys its second weekend of the new pedestrian plaza and designated outdoor refreshment area. → Read More

Black Farming Conference to show the way for next generation of farmers

The Black Farming: Beyond 40 Acres and a Mule, organized by The Arthur Morgan Institute for Community Solutions in Yellow Springs, is a two-day, virtual conference happening Friday and Saturday, Sept. 11-12, with an option for an in-person, local agriculture tour at Central State University. → Read More

New business aims to cure at-home quarantine blues

Event Drop is a new Dayton-based company that will deliver, set up and take-down yard games for a party or gathering. → Read More

What local doctors want patients to know about colon cancer prevention after actor’s death

The surpising death of "Black Panther" star Chadwick Boseman is raising awareness of the rising number of colon cancer in people under 50 as well as the Black community. We talk to local doctors about screening and prevention. → Read More

First weekend of pedestrian-friendly Oregon District meets approval of businesses, attendees

The Oregon District was buzzing this weekend like it hasn’t since before the onset of COVID-19, and Fifth St. restaurants and retailers were enjoying the increased business. → Read More

Glen Helen trails to reopen after ownership change

The Glen will first open for partial days to ensure that COVID-19 safety procedures are working, according to the release. From Wednesday, Sept. 9 to Friday Sept. 11, trails, parking, and the Raptor Center will be open from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. only. Dawn to dusk hours will resume on Saturday, September 12. → Read More

Family business building a better remote learning experience for local kids

Through the end of September, when people purchase a desk from Charm from the Farm, they will donate an identical one to another student in need. One hand-crafted, hand-stained, desk costs $60 and are available in kids’ size and teen. → Read More

Mushroom latte? Gourmet mushroom madness happening at Oregon District coffee shop

Owner of Reza’s Roast coffee shop in the Oregon District traveled to Dayton, Oregon this summer to visit family and came back with an idea unlike Dayton, Ohio’s coffee scene has ever experienced: a mushroom menu. → Read More

Daytonian of the Week has helped preserve the region’s wild beauty for decades

This week’s Daytonian of the Week, Greene County parks and trails director Dave Nolin, is the leadership and smarts behind a number of impact conservation projects that have taken place in the Miami Valley over the span of decades. → Read More

Oregon District changes start this weekend: How to have a perfect Fifth Street experience

This weekend, the Oregon District is symbolically reopening its doors to a new kind of Fifth Street experience, Out on Fifth. On weekends in September and October, Fifth Street will be converted to a pedestrian walkway with expanded options for outdoor dining. → Read More

Pearl’s Fen is Dayton’s newest wetland and it’s waiting to be explored

Pearl's Fen, area's newest wetland, is now open to the public → Read More

Water disconnections and penalties to resume in Greene Co.

Water disconnections and penalties to resume on Oct. 1 for Greene Co. water customers. → Read More

Oregon District shooting victim has local dog park designated in his name

The City of Springboro hosted a naming ceremony today for “Logan’s Bark Park,” named for Logan Turner, a 2008 Springboro High School graduate died in the Oregon District shooting on August 4, 2019. → Read More

Local fifth-grader creates corona PSA in most creative way

Tony Fomin of Eaton, Ohio, got creative with some trees in his front yard to create a coronavirus PSA about face masks. → Read More