Lisa Powell

Staff photographer for Cox Media Group Ohio.

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CHEERS! The Dayton Art Institute Oktoberfest mugs are a coveted collectible
 Handcrafted mugs created by regional potters have been a sought-after collectible since Oktoberfest at the Dayton Art Institute began in the 1970s.  The earliest mug in the DAI’s collection, from 1974, is made from glass and features a printed DAI logo. In the years following the mugs were mass produced until the idea to use local...

Posted: 19 hours ago

Handcrafted mugs created by regional potters have been a sought-after collectible since Oktoberfest at the Dayton Art Institute began in the 1970s.  The earliest mug in the DAI’s collection, from 1974, is made from glass and features a printed DAI logo. In the years following the mugs were mass produced until the idea to use local...
Kaboom! International fireworks festival rockets into Cincinnati  
 Saturday is going to be a blast.  The seventh annual international fireworks festival, Fire Up the Night, will be held at Coney Island in Cincinnati.  This year, teams from Germany, France and Mexico will compete in the pyrotechnic showdown billed as the only international fireworks competition in the United States.  The winner...

Posted: a day ago

Saturday is going to be a blast.  The seventh annual international fireworks festival, Fire Up the Night, will be held at Coney Island in Cincinnati.  This year, teams from Germany, France and Mexico will compete in the pyrotechnic showdown billed as the only international fireworks competition in the United States.  The winner...
Oktoberfest mug
The 1993 design was the last year the old Dayton Art Institute logo was used on an Oktoberfest mug. LISA POWELL / STAFF

Posted: a day ago

The 1993 design was the last year the old Dayton Art Institute logo was used on an Oktoberfest mug. LISA POWELL / STAFF
Rubber Duck Regatta history
Rubber ducks available at the Bath Junkie at Cincinnati Mills. ARCHIVE PHOTO BY LISA POWELL

Posted: 4 days ago

Rubber ducks available at the Bath Junkie at Cincinnati Mills. ARCHIVE PHOTO BY LISA POWELL
PHOTOS: Dayton area companies open 100 years
To stay in business for more than 100 years, local business leaders say the trick is no trick — put customers first, invest in employees and take intelligent risks. The Dayton Daily News is celebrating 120 years in business and talked to leaders at some of the longest running companies in the region to learn what reasons they credit...

Posted: 5 days ago

To stay in business for more than 100 years, local business leaders say the trick is no trick — put customers first, invest in employees and take intelligent risks. The Dayton Daily News is celebrating 120 years in business and talked to leaders at some of the longest running companies in the region to learn what reasons they credit...
Need a culture fix? 6 area museums will open their doors for free visits on Museum Day 
 Smithsonian magazine would like you to be their guest at a local museum.  Museum Day is an annual “celebration of boundless curiosity” according to Smithsonian.com. The organization will provide free admission for two people at museums across the country on Saturday, Sept. 22.  Participating cultural institutions can...

Posted: 6 days ago

Smithsonian magazine would like you to be their guest at a local museum.  Museum Day is an annual “celebration of boundless curiosity” according to Smithsonian.com. The organization will provide free admission for two people at museums across the country on Saturday, Sept. 22.  Participating cultural institutions can...
Hurricane Ike: A decade ago, powerful storm wiped out power across the Miami Valley region
 Ten years ago, a vicious storm blew through Ohio, toppling trees into power lines and leaving many communities in the dark.  Hurricane Ike blasted through the Gulf of Mexico causing destruction through Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas before looping to the northeast and striking the state Sept. 14.  It would be more than a week before...

Posted: 6 days ago

Ten years ago, a vicious storm blew through Ohio, toppling trees into power lines and leaving many communities in the dark.  Hurricane Ike blasted through the Gulf of Mexico causing destruction through Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas before looping to the northeast and striking the state Sept. 14.  It would be more than a week before...
Striking views: Take a drone tour of the University of Dayton campus and its landmarks
 St. Mary’s School for Boys, the foundation of the University of Dayton, opened July 1, 1850. Over the years, the institution has been known as St. Mary’s School, St. Mary’s Institute and St. Mary’s College. Its name became the University of Dayton in 1920. Over the years, the campus has built some of the most beautiful...

Posted: 6 days ago

St. Mary’s School for Boys, the foundation of the University of Dayton, opened July 1, 1850. Over the years, the institution has been known as St. Mary’s School, St. Mary’s Institute and St. Mary’s College. Its name became the University of Dayton in 1920. Over the years, the campus has built some of the most beautiful...
Hurricane Ike blasts the Miami Valley a decade ago
About 20 residents from Fairwood Village protest along N. Fairfield Rd. in Beavercreek Friday Sept. 19. Fairwood Village, an independent living facility with 81 residents with an average age of 85, has been without power since Sunday. Staff photo by Lisa Powell.

Posted: 7 days ago

About 20 residents from Fairwood Village protest along N. Fairfield Rd. in Beavercreek Friday Sept. 19. Fairwood Village, an independent living facility with 81 residents with an average age of 85, has been without power since Sunday. Staff photo by Lisa Powell.