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

The 5 very best things that happened in downtown Dayton this summer
 #DaytonSummer, we miss you already.  Fall will officially push you off the block just after 4 p.m. Boys and girls of summer, we must bid adieu. Summer was a really good season in downtown Dayton and surrounding neighborhoods. Where:  215 E. Third St., Dayton When did it  open: The state-of-the-art, $64 million dollar...

Posted: a day ago

#DaytonSummer, we miss you already.  Fall will officially push you off the block just after 4 p.m. Boys and girls of summer, we must bid adieu. Summer was a really good season in downtown Dayton and surrounding neighborhoods. Where:  215 E. Third St., Dayton When did it  open: The state-of-the-art, $64 million dollar...
Insider’s Guide to Dayton Oktoberfest 
 You probably can’t tell it by the temperature, but fall is calling, and so are brats, bier and a whole lot of art.  It’s time for the Dayton Art Institute’s annual Oktoberfest and events surrounding it.  The celebration is set for Sept. 22 to 24 on the grounds of the museum, located at ...

Posted: a day ago

You probably can’t tell it by the temperature, but fall is calling, and so are brats, bier and a whole lot of art.  It’s time for the Dayton Art Institute’s annual Oktoberfest and events surrounding it.  The celebration is set for Sept. 22 to 24 on the grounds of the museum, located at ...
Dayton-area woman makes ‘spicy-as-hell’ Hooters calendar  
 A Dayton-area woman is about to help spread saucy “hooterness” all around the country.   Alyssa Wickman, a “Hooters Girl” at the Hooters restaurant at 6851 Miller Lane, was recently named the chain’s 2018 July Calendar Girl. She will tour the United States promoting the calendar and Hooters&rsquo...

Posted: a day ago

A Dayton-area woman is about to help spread saucy “hooterness” all around the country.   Alyssa Wickman, a “Hooters Girl” at the Hooters restaurant at 6851 Miller Lane, was recently named the chain’s 2018 July Calendar Girl. She will tour the United States promoting the calendar and Hooters&rsquo...
Former Dayton anchor, investigative reporter to be immortalized in history tonight
 A longtime Dayton anchor and a local investigative reporter with 35 years of experience will be immortalized in local history tonight.  Jim Otte — the host of WHIO Reports and a member of the I-Team — and former WHIO anchor Natasha Williams are among the journalists to be inducted in the Dayton Area Broadcasters Hall of Fame...

Posted: 2 days ago

A longtime Dayton anchor and a local investigative reporter with 35 years of experience will be immortalized in local history tonight.  Jim Otte — the host of WHIO Reports and a member of the I-Team — and former WHIO anchor Natasha Williams are among the journalists to be inducted in the Dayton Area Broadcasters Hall of Fame...
Here’s where to get killer chicken wings for 59 cents in Dayton
 You can get a special deal on some of the newest wings in town every Thursday.  The Wandering Griffin, 3725 Presidential Drive in Beavercreek, is offering up their wings in your choice of sauce for 59 cents each.  What better way to kickoff a weekend of football?!  They have 6 homemade sauces...

Posted: 2 days ago

You can get a special deal on some of the newest wings in town every Thursday.  The Wandering Griffin, 3725 Presidential Drive in Beavercreek, is offering up their wings in your choice of sauce for 59 cents each.  What better way to kickoff a weekend of football?!  They have 6 homemade sauces...
How cool is this?  Why these Ohio astronauts could be coming to a wall near you 
 Ohio is not only the birthplace of aviation, we can also claim the title birthplace of rocket riders. An effort is underway to memorialize them in Dayton with a mural.  Bryan Stewart, a community activist and the  legislative aide to Dayton City Commissioner Christopher Shaw, has partner with The Mural Machine to bring the project...

Posted: 2 days ago

Ohio is not only the birthplace of aviation, we can also claim the title birthplace of rocket riders. An effort is underway to memorialize them in Dayton with a mural.  Bryan Stewart, a community activist and the  legislative aide to Dayton City Commissioner Christopher Shaw, has partner with The Mural Machine to bring the project...
Two frightening new haunted attractions opening this weekend
 A local attraction is offering up two new nightmare-inducing haunted experiences.  Renaissance Park Event Center, the home of the Ohio Renaissance Festival, will add the Brimstone Haunted Hayride and the Forgotten Forest starting Friday, Sept. 22. The attractions are operated by Brimstone Haunt and will runs Friday and Saturday...

Posted: 3 days ago

A local attraction is offering up two new nightmare-inducing haunted experiences.  Renaissance Park Event Center, the home of the Ohio Renaissance Festival, will add the Brimstone Haunted Hayride and the Forgotten Forest starting Friday, Sept. 22. The attractions are operated by Brimstone Haunt and will runs Friday and Saturday...
Daytonian of the Week: Brenden Wynn 
 Brenden Wynn bounced around a bit before settling where his life began.  I want to be home,” Wynn, who was raised in Waynesville and Oakwood, said. “Dayton inspires me. I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.” The 2017 chair of the Dayton Associate Board for Equitas Health (formerly Aid Resource Center Ohio) ...

Posted: 4 days ago

Brenden Wynn bounced around a bit before settling where his life began.  I want to be home,” Wynn, who was raised in Waynesville and Oakwood, said. “Dayton inspires me. I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.” The 2017 chair of the Dayton Associate Board for Equitas Health (formerly Aid Resource Center Ohio) ...