breaking news

Crash shuts down I-70 east near I-675 in Clark County

UPDATE: Victoria Theatre Association names new president and CEO


Following the announcement of the retirement of Victoria Theatre Association’s President and CEO Ken Neufeld earlier this year, the organization’s next leader has been announced.

>>Victoria Theatre Association’s President and CEO to step down

This afternoon, the VTA announced their selection of Ty Sutton as new president and SEO. Sutton will officially replace Neufeld, who retires on Aug. 31.

>> Dayton’s new arts annex wants new audiences

Sutton joins the VTA after three years as the Inaugural Executive Director of the Butler Arts Center at Butler University. He brings more than 20 years of arts venue management experience, as well as extensive fundraising, marketing and programming knowledge to the VTA, according to the press release.

“My philosophy has always been that the arts bring people together,” Sutton said in the news release. “I am very impressed with the level of commitment and financial support the Dayton community has given the Dayton arts scene, especially in embracing Victoria Theatre Association’s world-class facilities and arts programming. With the addition of the new Arts Annex, I believe our venues can accommodate any type of performance and allow us to grow the diversity of our shows while broadening our audiences. I am eager to lead an organization with such an outstanding record of success. Continuing to grow our offerings and making a positive impact in people's lives will be at the top of my priority list. Dayton will be a great place for my family to call home."

>>Works begins on new downtown Dayton theater

>>‘School of Rock,’ ‘Book of Mormon’ are coming to Dayton — and you won’t believe what else

The selection comes after a six-month international search, conducted by leading arts executive recruiting firm Management Consultants for the Arts.

>>Daytonian of the Week: Ken Neufeld, Victoria Theatre Association

“We thank Ken for his unyielding leadership and dedication to the VTA and this community,” said the Victoria Theatre Association Board of Trustees Chairman, Martha Shaker of Neufeld. “Clearly, the arts community is in a better place today because of Ken’s vision and passion for the arts.”


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Local

Hamilton neighbors meet on High-Main Bridge for unique event
Hamilton neighbors meet on High-Main Bridge for unique event

For one evening, the Great Miami River didn’t divide Hamilton’s residents, thus fueling the East Side vs. West Side debate. Instead, the bridge over the water was a connector. Hundreds of residents — representing Hamilton’s 17 neighborhoods — gathered on the city’s High/Main Bridge as a way to show unity. It was...
Florida deputy fatally shoots wife, then himself with kids in home 
Florida deputy fatally shoots wife, then himself with kids in home 

A Florida sheriff’s deputy fatally shot his wife Monday morning before shooting himself in an apparent murder-suicide, the Tampa Bay Times reported. >> Read more trending news  Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco said four children were in the home at time of the shooting. He said the deputy, whose name has not been released, worked...
Dublin Pub launches new menu, planning two great events this week
Dublin Pub launches new menu, planning two great events this week

Not only did the Dublin Pub recently roll out a new seasonal menu last week, it has plenty of great events coming up this week to enjoy.  Their annual Greek tasting will take place from 6-9 p.m. Sept. 25 featuring pairings of scotch from the Glenrothes Distillery, dishes from the imagination of Chef Melissa Deaton, and cigars brought by George...
Crash shuts down I-70 east near I-675 in Clark County
Crash shuts down I-70 east near I-675 in Clark County

All lanes of Interstate 70 East are shut down east of Interstate 675 following an earlier crash involving a car and a semi.  We’ll continue to update this page with the latest as it becomes available.  At least two lanes of Interstate 70 East are blocked east of Interstate 675 in Mad River Twp., Clark County following a reported crash...
New state law improving truancy rates in Greene County schools
New state law improving truancy rates in Greene County schools

A new state law aimed at reducing truancy in public schools means officials are working more with students and parents before a complaint is filed in juvenile court. Passage of H.B. 410 has redefined what it means to be truant and has put the onus on school districts to work with parents in identifying and removing barriers to their children attending...
More Stories