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Dayton Media
11:03 am
Thu July 18, 2013

Several suburban Dayton newspapers closing

Three Dayton-area newspapers are ceasing publication.

North Carolina-based Civitas Media says it is shutting down the Springboro Sun, the Kettering-Oakwood Times, and the Centerville-Washington Township Times.

The company's CEO Michael Bush says Civitas is focused on serving rural communities and these three papers don't fit that business model. It's also shutting down five papers in North Carolina.

A news release says affected employees are being offered positions elsewhere in the company.

Dayton Air Show
5:13 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Preliminary answers on Dayton Air Show crash could come this week

Federal officials investigating Saturday’s plane crash at the Dayton Air Show say it may take up to a year before the cause of the crash can be determined.

An initial coroner’s report say that 44-year-old wing-walker Jane Wicker and the plane’s pilot, 64-year-old Charlie Schwenker, died of blunt force trauma.

The National Transportation Safety Board expects to release an initial report later this week. The NTSB is also requesting anyone with video or pictures of the crash to submit them to air show officials to help with the investigation.

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Sequestration
12:10 pm
Fri February 8, 2013

Wright-Patt considering major cuts

C-17's are the primary aircraft flying out of Wright-Patt.
Michelle Gigante U.S. Air Force photo

Officials at Wright Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton say that under guidance from the Department of Defense, they have begun planning for a potential 15 percent of their operating budget reduction as a result of sequestration. 

Col. Cassie Barlow says a furlough of civilian employees isn’t out of the question but it would be a last resort.

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Memorializing Ohio's aviation heritage
3:49 pm
Thu December 27, 2012

Wright Brothers Monument aiming high

Artist rendering of proposed monument.
The Wright Image Group

Seattle has the Space Needle, St. Louis has the Arch, and a group of aviation enthusiasts say Dayton needs a giant replica of the Wright Flyer soaring atop a 250-foot-tall pedestal at the I-70/75 interchange.

Aviation enthusiasts say the Wright Flyer monument will be 25-stories-tall. That's three times bigger than the original Orville and Wilbur Wright flew 109 years ago.

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Japanese tsunami aid prompts gift
4:20 am
Wed November 21, 2012

Dayton man says 'thanks' with cherry trees

On the 100th anniversary of Japan's gifting of cherry trees to the United States as a sign of friendship, a Japanese businessman is recreating the gesture.

Alex Hara is vice president of commercial banking for JPMorgan Chase & Co. Hara was so moved by the U.S. and U.S. military response to the 2011 Japanese tsunami, he's spearheading the planting of 1,000 cherry trees across the Dayton region. It's called Operation 1000 Cherry Tree Project.

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