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Dayton focus of Daily Show with Jon Stewart immigration story

Published: Friday, October 11, 2013 @ 12:58 AM
Updated: Friday, October 11, 2013 @ 12:58 AM

Dayton and my former downstairs neighbor Tim Riordan landed in the middle of a “Daily Show with Jon Stewart” story on immigration Thursday night.

The story spotlighted the the city’s Welcome Dayton campaign. Daily Show correspondent Aasif Mandvi sat down with City Manager Riordan at City Hall.

“The influx of immigrants into Dayton has been a good thing,” Riordan said. “Do you know how much money we get in tax monies from immigrants? They create jobs, they create businesses.”

Riordan stood firm during the interview with Mandvi, one of the show’s ‘fake reporters.’ He called the influence of immigrants in the city a good thing.

“We want to solve problems and have a better community,” Riordan said.

Officially launched in 2011, the Welcome to Dayton immigrant-friendly campaign has garnered Dayton increased attention in recent weeks.

The New York Times profiled the campaign championed by Dayton Mayor Gary Leitzell and Ahiska Turkish American Community Center founder Islom Shakhbandarovl in an Oct. 6 article.

Praising Welcome to Dayton, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation lists the Dayton among its top enterprise-friendly cities.

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Can you ID this suspected Miami County firearms thief?

Published: Saturday, June 24, 2017 @ 3:01 PM

The Miami County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying one of three suspects in a theft of firearms and money. 

A rifle, shotgun and pistol were taken early Friday morning from a roofing business on U.S. 36 between Fletcher and Piqua. 

The sheriff’s office has released images showing the thief walking toward the business.

If you can help the investigation, call Miami County Lt. Mike Whaley at (937) 440-9911. 

WATCH HIGHLIGHTS: Saturday at the Vectren Dayton Air Show

Published: Saturday, June 24, 2017 @ 11:05 AM
Updated: Saturday, June 24, 2017 @ 1:56 PM

The flying acts for the 2017 Dayton Vectren Air Show have wrapped up for Saturday. Gates for Saturday’s show will close at 6 p.m. Below you can watch video highlights from Saturday’s show. Gates will reopen on Sunday at 9 a.m.

>>Dayton Air Show: What we know today

>> Photos from Saturday at the Dayton Air Show

Saturday’s line-up included flights from the following acts and others:

  • Suzuki Extra 300
  • B-25 Doolittle Raid Commemoration
  • Geico Skytypers
  • Sean Tucker 
  • Misty Blues
  • F-18 Super Hornet

The Thunderbirds cancelled their Saturday flight following a crash during a practice flight on Friday afternoon.  It will be determined later if the group will fly Sunday.

RELATED: 1 of 2 Thunderbirds pilots released following crash at air show

MORE: Eyewitness describes Thunderbird crash

UPDATE @ 2:50 p.m.:

Live flights at today’s air show have concluded.

UPDATE @ 2:38 p.m.:

Redline 1440 is taking to the sky now at the Dayton Air Show.

UPDATE @ 2:30 p.m.:

The F-18 Super Hornet is performing now and will be followed by a performance by Redline 1440.

UPDATE @ 2:06 p.m.:

The Misty Blues are now flying at today’s show.

RELATED: Dayton Air Show: What to know about Dayton’s biggest air spectacle

UPDATE @ 1:51 p.m.:

Sean Tucker is now in the air at today’s air show performing air acrobatics for the crowd.

UPDATE @ 1:31 p.m.:

The Geico Skytypers are taking flight now.  Earlier this week, Dayton Daily News reporter Kara Driscoll flew with the team.

WATCH: In close formation, reporter rides in squadron of vintage war planes

UPDATE @ 1:12 p.m.:

The P-51 is currently performing a solo flight for the audience at the Dayton International Airport. The F-35 is up next for the Heritage Flight.

UPDATE @ 12:50 p.m.:

A B-25 Dolittle Raid Commemoration is getting underway right now.

RELATED: Crowds swarm AF museum as B-25s arrive to honor Doolittle Raiders

UPDATE @ 12:30 p.m.:

The T-50 jet gave the crowd a demonstration this afternoon and was soon followed by an aerial performance from Rob Holland.

UPDATE @ 12:11 p.m.:

Suzuki Extra 300 has taken to the sky at the 2017 Vectren Dayton Air Show.

UPDATE @ 12:03 p.m.:

Redline, a two plane act, performed a brief teaser for the crowd ahead of their mid-afternoon performance.

UPDATE @ 11:54 a.m.:

The Misty Blues are parachuting in to begin the 2017 Vectren Dayton Air Show. MSgt Alyson Jones is performing the national anthem.

UPDATE @ 11:22 a.m.:

News Center 7’s Caroline Reinwald spent some time this morning, before the air show begins talking with the Geico Skytypers.

Female naval aviator was inspired to fly at Dayton Air Show

Published: Saturday, June 24, 2017 @ 1:40 PM

Eight years ago, Christina Bailo visited the Vectren Dayton Air Show and decided she wanted to be a pilot.

She returned to the air show Saturday, a 27-year-old Navy lieutenant flying an EA-18 Growler anti-electronic warfare twin-engine fighter jet.

RELATED: Insider’s guide to Dayton Air Show: 7 things to know

“This is a pretty cool airplane,” the South Lyon, Mich., native said smiling broadly and standing next to the two-seated jet that flies nearly twice the speed of sound.

“I started with no flying experience whatsoever,” she said.

For her, her course was set when she put on a flight suit and after flying school headed to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash., to join the VAQ-133 “Wizards” squadron and fly off the USS John C. Stennis.

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“The idea of flying off a boat is really intriguing because it’s not every day you can say … I was launched off an aircraft at carrier at night in the thick of clouds,” she said.

Her favorite flying? “Low level when we can go 500 feet through the canyons in Washington. We’re cloud surfing.”

Bailo would like to attend Naval Test Pilot School in Maryland and hopes to one day become a NASA astronaut.

Dayton Air Show: Saturday’s show brings parking delays

Published: Saturday, June 24, 2017 @ 2:27 PM

Crowds watch Saturday's Vectren Dayton Air Show BARRIE BARBER / STAFF

Motorists who were trying to find parking at the Vectren Dayton Air Show were experiencing delays Saturday, but an air show spokesman did not have an estimate on how long the delay was to park.  

The air show instituted an alternative parking plan this weekend to paved lots because record rainfall soaked grassy fields normally used to park thousands of attendees.  

MORE: Dayton Air Show announces paved parking for 2017 show

“There were delays in getting in,” said spokesman Roger Doctor. “So far, we’ve been able to park everyone on pavement.”  

Jennifer Sheridan, 36, came to the air show with her son, Jerry, 11 as she has for years.  

Sheridan said it was harder to find a parking spot this year because of the alternative parking.  

“It was a little tougher,” she said.  

But she did not complain about the wait, estimating it was about 15 minutes or so when she arrived at 11 a.m..

Doctor also said the air show has not received word yet if the Thunderbirds will perform Sunday at the air show. The team canceled a Saturday performance after a two-seat Thunderbird F-16D jet went off a runway at Dayton International Airport and flipped upside down Friday. 

RELATED: The latest on the Thunderbird jet crash

The pilot and a Thunderbird crew member were trapped until freed by first responders. The crew was reported in good condition.