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Dayton's Holiday Festival, Grande Illumination
E.L. Hubbard

Throwback Thursday: Dayton's annual Grande Illumination

Every year, the city hosts the tree lighting and Childrens Parade.


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Not your average guy, not your average meal

Chuck Wourms’ nonprofit, Food for the Journey Project, is not your average soup kitchen. And Wourms is not some run-of-the-mill do-gooder.

Wourms has devoted his life to helping people in need and deserves recognition for putting others first for so long, said his long-time friend John Sullivan. Sullivan nominated Wourms as a Dayton Daily News Unsung Hero.


Ads that feature Taylor paid with public money
Tom Dodge

Ads that feature Taylor paid with public money

The face of a publicly funded advertising campaign designed to encourage seniors to sign up for Medicare is Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor, and now Democrats say she is abusing her position to advance her political career.

Taylor, a Republican, has acknowledged she is considering a run for governor, and in October she formed Onward Ohio, a non-profit political organization that can raise money for her non-official travel and help her elevate her public profile.

Man who broke through Wright-Patterson gate released

Man who broke through Wright-Patterson gate released

Authorities have released a suspect who got onto Wright-Patterson Air Force Base without authorization after driving passed a gate guard without stopping and walking into a building on the base Tuesday, according to a spokesman.

The man, whose identity has not been disclosed, was released Tuesday pending a hearing in federal court, Wright-Patterson spokesman Daryl Mayer said Wednesday.

Tom Archdeacon: ‘Hoops for Hunger’ a huge success
Ty Greenlees

Tom Archdeacon: ‘Hoops for Hunger’ a huge success

The boys’ high school basketball season has not yet begun, but Thurgood Marshall already has pulled off a rousing effort that will go down as one of its most impressive victories of the year.

“Never in a million years did I see something quite like this happening,” said Thurgood coach Darnell Hoskins.

“It’s really awesome,” agreed Yvette R.

New addiction treatment sought
Chris Stewart

New addiction treatment sought

With an opiate epidemic overwhelming the region and nation, an expert in chemical and behavioral addictions has joined Wright State University with a dream of establishing a first-of-its-kind comprehensive, university-based treatment clinic.

Dr. Igor Elman, new head of psychiatry at the Boonshoft School of Medicine, said health care options in southwest Ohio — as in many areas of the country — are well suited for most illnesses, but historically have fallen short when it comes to treating drug abuse or integrating addiction treatment into the existing system.

Rhine McLin
Barbara J. Perenic

Grudge could impact board appointment

Montgomery County Board of Elections member Rhine McLin could face re-appointment trouble next month owing to lingering resentment over her decision to endorse A.J. Wagner in the Dayton mayor’s race.

In early December, the executive committee of the Montgomery County Democratic Party is expected to vote to appoint one of its two representatives on the Board of Elections.


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