Cornelius Frolik

Reporter for Cox Media Group Ohio

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School house condos test strength of Dayton market
 Although the building at 226 McDaniel St. hasn’t been used as a school house for decades, relics of its time as a place of learning make it one of the more unique living options in Dayton. But despite its distinctive qualities, the Hawthorne School Condominiums haven’t sold as quickly as other urban housing nearby. One challenge...

Posted: a day ago

Although the building at 226 McDaniel St. hasn’t been used as a school house for decades, relics of its time as a place of learning make it one of the more unique living options in Dayton. But despite its distinctive qualities, the Hawthorne School Condominiums haven’t sold as quickly as other urban housing nearby. One challenge...
Downtown permit parking rejected — why CareSource scares neighbors
 A proposal to create new permit parking in a residential part of downtown has been shot down by the Dayton Plan Board. The plan would have prohibited parking on Harries Street and Ice Avenue except for people who live in the neighborhood or allow guests and visitors to use placards they would receive. Some neighbors said they fear that when...

Posted: a day ago

A proposal to create new permit parking in a residential part of downtown has been shot down by the Dayton Plan Board. The plan would have prohibited parking on Harries Street and Ice Avenue except for people who live in the neighborhood or allow guests and visitors to use placards they would receive. Some neighbors said they fear that when...
Dayton paid $450K for property and sold it for $10. Why the city made that deal.
 The Dayton City Commission this week approved selling the six-story building at 601 E. Third St. for $10 to Woodard Development. That might seem like a steal, considering the city bought the property for about $450,000 six years ago. But the building needs significant environmental cleanup, which is pricey, officials said. “Sometimes...

Posted: 2 days ago

The Dayton City Commission this week approved selling the six-story building at 601 E. Third St. for $10 to Woodard Development. That might seem like a steal, considering the city bought the property for about $450,000 six years ago. But the building needs significant environmental cleanup, which is pricey, officials said. “Sometimes...
Oregon District developer acquires church
 The developer behind the celebrated conversion of an old factory in the Oregon District into popular new housing and a restaurant has acquired a nearby church. This month, Kentucky-based Weyland Ventures closed on the St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church at 239 Wayne Ave., which shut down at the end of last year. Weyland Ventures controls...

Posted: 3 days ago

The developer behind the celebrated conversion of an old factory in the Oregon District into popular new housing and a restaurant has acquired a nearby church. This month, Kentucky-based Weyland Ventures closed on the St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church at 239 Wayne Ave., which shut down at the end of last year. Weyland Ventures controls...
Downtown’s sleeping giant is almost ready to wake up
 One of the region’s most anticipated projects -- the Dayton Arcade, downtown’s sleeping giant -- is getting closer to reality, developers say. The latest move came Wednesday, when the Ohio Housing Finance Agency approved about $22.5 million in Low Income Housing Tax Credits for the Dayton Arcade, as well as a $4 million low-interest...

Posted: 4 days ago

One of the region’s most anticipated projects -- the Dayton Arcade, downtown’s sleeping giant -- is getting closer to reality, developers say. The latest move came Wednesday, when the Ohio Housing Finance Agency approved about $22.5 million in Low Income Housing Tax Credits for the Dayton Arcade, as well as a $4 million low-interest...
Dayton schools plans public meetings to devise improvement plan
 In a series of public meetings in coming weeks, Dayton Public Schools leaders intend to hash out a plan to raise the school system from ranking dead last in Ohio in state performance measures. The DPS Board of Education will meet Saturday to discuss setting concrete goals to improve district performance. A town hall meeting will follow on...

Posted: 4 days ago

In a series of public meetings in coming weeks, Dayton Public Schools leaders intend to hash out a plan to raise the school system from ranking dead last in Ohio in state performance measures. The DPS Board of Education will meet Saturday to discuss setting concrete goals to improve district performance. A town hall meeting will follow on...
Dayton superintendent: ‘We are not an ‘F’ school district’
 In a big change from a year ago , multiple members of Dayton Public School’s leadership today attended the City of Learners annual update. Their presence and expression of support of Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley’s key initiative was touted as evidence that the city and school are working together to improve student achievement and...

Posted: 5 days ago

In a big change from a year ago , multiple members of Dayton Public School’s leadership today attended the City of Learners annual update. Their presence and expression of support of Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley’s key initiative was touted as evidence that the city and school are working together to improve student achievement and...
What’s next for the developers of downtown’s Water Street District in Dayton
 The developers of the successful Water Street District are far from finished with Dayton even though their investment in the district exceeds $100 million. Woodard Development and Crawford Hoying expect their new hotel to open next month and are making progress on new apartments. Woodard Development also wants to redevelop two commercial...

Posted: 5 days ago

The developers of the successful Water Street District are far from finished with Dayton even though their investment in the district exceeds $100 million. Woodard Development and Crawford Hoying expect their new hotel to open next month and are making progress on new apartments. Woodard Development also wants to redevelop two commercial...
Dayton leaders want to make whistleblower complaints easier
 The city of Dayton is looking to provide whistleblower services to field complaints about fraud, waste, abuse, illegal and unethical activities and wrongdoing. The city has issued a request for proposals in search of vendors that can operate a confidential reporting system that operates 24/7, every day of the year. City leaders want...

Posted: 5 days ago

The city of Dayton is looking to provide whistleblower services to field complaints about fraud, waste, abuse, illegal and unethical activities and wrongdoing. The city has issued a request for proposals in search of vendors that can operate a confidential reporting system that operates 24/7, every day of the year. City leaders want...
Dayton might decriminalize pot. There’s a chance it won’t change much.
 Less than two months from now, Dayton voters will decide whether the city should decriminalize small amounts of pot. But whatever happens at the polls, the city of Dayton can’t change state marijuana laws, leaving police with the option to bring charges for violating state code. Most people busted for minor pot possession in Dayton...

Posted: 6 days ago

Less than two months from now, Dayton voters will decide whether the city should decriminalize small amounts of pot. But whatever happens at the polls, the city of Dayton can’t change state marijuana laws, leaving police with the option to bring charges for violating state code. Most people busted for minor pot possession in Dayton...
Purina Nutrition moves distribution operation to Dayton site
 Land O’Lakes Inc./Purina Animal Nutrition is in the early stages of anchoring a distribution operation near Dayton International Airport, occupying the second building built off Concorde Drive by NorthPoint Development. “We are a distribution center,” Teresa Devall, a warehouse manager for Land O’Lakes/Purina Feed...

Posted: 7 days ago

Land O’Lakes Inc./Purina Animal Nutrition is in the early stages of anchoring a distribution operation near Dayton International Airport, occupying the second building built off Concorde Drive by NorthPoint Development. “We are a distribution center,” Teresa Devall, a warehouse manager for Land O’Lakes/Purina Feed...