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Cornelius Frolik

Reporter for Cox Media Group Ohio

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Vacant Dayton homes hard on neighbors’ wallets
 The blighted home at 257 Air Street isn’t just dragging down property values for the next-door neighbors. It is hitting them where it hurts, in the pocketbook, through higher insurance premiums. Peggy Wilson, who lives next to the decaying house, was recently notified by her insurance agency, Cassel Insurance Agency, that she was ineligible...

Posted: 2 days ago

The blighted home at 257 Air Street isn’t just dragging down property values for the next-door neighbors. It is hitting them where it hurts, in the pocketbook, through higher insurance premiums. Peggy Wilson, who lives next to the decaying house, was recently notified by her insurance agency, Cassel Insurance Agency, that she was ineligible...
Is Dayton too downtown focused? Its top boss tackles that question.
 The city of Dayton’s top executive spent part of this week’s commission meeting defending the city’s spending on downtown redevelopment, explaining the city’s financial priorities. Dayton City Manager Shelley Dickstein gave a presentation intended to highlight the economic importance of downtown to the entire city...

Posted: 2 days ago

The city of Dayton’s top executive spent part of this week’s commission meeting defending the city’s spending on downtown redevelopment, explaining the city’s financial priorities. Dayton City Manager Shelley Dickstein gave a presentation intended to highlight the economic importance of downtown to the entire city...
Building permit fees in Dayton likely to double or triple in price
 The city of Dayton is on track to raise building permit fees across the board as part of the first major, comprehensive overhaul in 22 years, city officials said. Under the proposal, which likely will head to a city commission vote next week, the city would double or triple the price of a variety of licenses that builders are required to...

Posted: 3 days ago

The city of Dayton is on track to raise building permit fees across the board as part of the first major, comprehensive overhaul in 22 years, city officials said. Under the proposal, which likely will head to a city commission vote next week, the city would double or triple the price of a variety of licenses that builders are required to...
Betting on the river: Downtown Dayton’s future tied to waterways
 Tens of millions of dollars in residential and commercial development along the banks of the Mad River has helped power the transformation of the northeast section of downtown . Now just imagine what would happen if Dayton can tap into the full potential of the greater downtown area’s four rivers, local leaders and officials said. With...

Posted: 5 days ago

Tens of millions of dollars in residential and commercial development along the banks of the Mad River has helped power the transformation of the northeast section of downtown . Now just imagine what would happen if Dayton can tap into the full potential of the greater downtown area’s four rivers, local leaders and officials said. With...
Big player in Dayton, big change in leadership
 CityWide, a nonprofit development group, has a new top executive for the first time in nearly 30 years, who takes over at a time when the organization is playing a larger role in community development and providing financing assistance for some major revitalization projects, such as the Dayton Arcade. »RELATED: Dayton Arcade awarded...

Posted: 6 days ago

CityWide, a nonprofit development group, has a new top executive for the first time in nearly 30 years, who takes over at a time when the organization is playing a larger role in community development and providing financing assistance for some major revitalization projects, such as the Dayton Arcade. »RELATED: Dayton Arcade awarded...
Too much water for Dayton’s new $4M water attraction
 It’s kind of been a cruel, cruel summer for the RiverScape River Run, and Mother Nature is to blame. High water levels caused by stormy weather have resulted in less paddling activity at the River Run than would be anticipated for downtown’s newest and splashiest river attraction. The $4 million River Run officially opened in...

Posted: 6 days ago

It’s kind of been a cruel, cruel summer for the RiverScape River Run, and Mother Nature is to blame. High water levels caused by stormy weather have resulted in less paddling activity at the River Run than would be anticipated for downtown’s newest and splashiest river attraction. The $4 million River Run officially opened in...
2 Dayton police officers honored for saving 2 at river
 A Dayton police officer who saved a woman who jumped in the river and another officer who prevented a man from jumping off a bridge were recognized for their heroism during a city commission meeting this week. Officer Jerome Dix rescued a woman with mental disabilities who hopped in the river, said Dayton police Major Wendy Stiver, commander...

Posted: 9 days ago

A Dayton police officer who saved a woman who jumped in the river and another officer who prevented a man from jumping off a bridge were recognized for their heroism during a city commission meeting this week. Officer Jerome Dix rescued a woman with mental disabilities who hopped in the river, said Dayton police Major Wendy Stiver, commander...
Vacant houses will likely be sticking around longer in Dayton, and here’s why
 Nothing unites Dayton residents quite like their distaste for blight. A huge majority of Daytonians recently said they want the city to step up the number of vacant structures it demolishes, a new survey found. However, that’s unlikely to happen. Federal funding for blight demolition has dried up, ending the primary source for the city...

Posted: 9 days ago

Nothing unites Dayton residents quite like their distaste for blight. A huge majority of Daytonians recently said they want the city to step up the number of vacant structures it demolishes, a new survey found. However, that’s unlikely to happen. Federal funding for blight demolition has dried up, ending the primary source for the city...
Dayton Main Street overhaul takes cue from Chicago’s ‘Magnificent Mile’
 Parts of Main Street in downtown Dayton may start to look more like they belong in downtown Chicago following a series of sidewalk and streetscape upgrades. The city of Dayton will be improving the sidewalk along Main Street between Fourth and Fifth streets, as well as a perpendicular stretch of Fourth Street, bordering Dave Hall Plaza. The...

Posted: 10 days ago

Parts of Main Street in downtown Dayton may start to look more like they belong in downtown Chicago following a series of sidewalk and streetscape upgrades. The city of Dayton will be improving the sidewalk along Main Street between Fourth and Fifth streets, as well as a perpendicular stretch of Fourth Street, bordering Dave Hall Plaza. The...
$5M downtown Dayton music pavilion is a go
 After about two years of planning and work, supporters of the Levitt Pavilion Dayton have reached their $5 million fundraising goal, meaning downtown is set to receive a state-of-the-art music amphitheater by mid-2018. The pavilion, a central part of a redevelopment strategy to create a new urban neighborhood in the heart of downtown, will...

Posted: 12 days ago

After about two years of planning and work, supporters of the Levitt Pavilion Dayton have reached their $5 million fundraising goal, meaning downtown is set to receive a state-of-the-art music amphitheater by mid-2018. The pavilion, a central part of a redevelopment strategy to create a new urban neighborhood in the heart of downtown, will...
Crime plummets in Dayton: What’s really going on?
 Crime has fallen dramatically this year in the city of Dayton, sparking speculation about what factors could be driving the welcomed trend. Dayton police through the end of July received 1,200 fewer reports of property crimes and 380 fewer reports of violent crimes compared to the same period in 2016. This may be the first time in a decade...

Posted: 12 days ago

Crime has fallen dramatically this year in the city of Dayton, sparking speculation about what factors could be driving the welcomed trend. Dayton police through the end of July received 1,200 fewer reports of property crimes and 380 fewer reports of violent crimes compared to the same period in 2016. This may be the first time in a decade...