How to score the famous Troy Strawberry Fest donuts in special sale this weekend only

Published: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 @ 11:17 AM

Troy Music Booster volunteers make donuts for the Troy Strawberry Festival.

The news is true: you can get the famous Troy strawberry donuts this weekend. 

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The famous strawberry donuts at the Troy Strawberry Festival.(Amelia Robinson / Staff)

The Troy Music Boosters are hosting a donut flash sale on Saturday, Sept. 16 from 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Donuts will be $1 each. 

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Usually, the donuts are sold during the Troy Strawberry Festival, where people will wait for hours in line to get them. 

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Can’t shush this: Dayton library had a very big August

Published: Monday, September 18, 2017 @ 3:33 PM

            A photo of the grand opening of the new main Dayton Metro Library in downtown. CORNELIUS FROLIK / STAFF
A photo of the grand opening of the new main Dayton Metro Library in downtown. CORNELIUS FROLIK / STAFF

Pools weren’t the only thing in Dayton to make a big splash in August.

The new main Dayton Metro Library, which opened Aug. 5, managed to attract the kinds of crowds better known for marching through the turnstiles at hot new amusement and water park attractions.

Library officials have long insisted that usage of the downtown library would increase dramatically once the aging and blasé facility was replaced with a new, massive, state-of-the-art building.

It’s still early, but the numbers suggest their predictions were on the mark.

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In August, the new main library had 45,523 visitors, which was up 63 percent from August 2015, according to library stats. The main library closed in September 2015.

Granted, the grand opening of the new facility was a major spectacle that was widely attended, which boosted the number of visitors.

But even when the grand opening event is removed from the equation, the library’s attendance was up 42 percent for the three full weeks of August, compared to two years ago.

The library system issued 1,055 new library cards at the main facility last month, and computer usage has increased 44 percent since August 2015.

Circulation of young adult, teen and children materials have more than doubled, and community and study and conference rooms have been booked frequently.

The length of people’s visits has also increased significantly, and many times of the day there are hundreds of people in the building studying, reading, meeting and borrowing materials, said Tim Kambitsch, executive director of the Dayton Metro Library

“While our door counts show a substantial increase, the quality of the user experience is another difference that is easy to note,” Kambitsch said. “The smiling faces, seeing people taking photos to memorialize their visit, pointing at the art work all tell a story of success that numbers cannot convey.”

Grants available for business expansion, investment in Greene County

Published: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 @ 9:56 AM

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The Greene County Community Improvement Corporation is rolling out a grant incentive program for businesses expanding or relocating to the county.

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The Economic Development Incentive Program is aimed at creating jobs and grants are awarded based on that factor as well as additional payroll, fixed-asset investment commitment, return on investment and alignment with the county's strategic goals, the county development department announced today. 

“The EDIP program provides us another tool to further our goals of attracting diverse businesses and assisting our current businesses with growth," Greene County Development Director Paul Newman Jr. said in a prepared statement. "At the end of the day, it’s about creating job opportunities for our citizens in Greene County.” 

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Grant money can be used for workforce training, infrastructure improvements, purchase of land, site development, acquisition of equipment and relocation costs, according to the release. 

A pilot program last year led to five companies, with a combined payroll of $380 million, receiving a total of $525,000 in grant money, according to the release. That money was used to create more than 600 jobs in the county and assisted those companies with $9 million in facility improvements, according to the release. 

Development officials said companies looking to expand will be considered for grants twice a year, and new or relocating companies will be considered at any time.

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A company that receives an EDIP grant commits to staying put for at least 10 years and achieving projected payroll and job goals during that time, according to the release. 

Businesses involving retail will not be considered, nor will start-up businesses or companies that previously received an EDIP grant, according to the release. 

Applications can be found at the Greene County Department of Development website. Completed applications are due by 4 p.m. Oct. 31 and should be sent to county economic development coordinator Eric Henry,

Local woman wins car on ‘The Price is Right’

Published: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 @ 6:00 AM
Updated: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 @ 12:23 PM

Patricia A. Larger Hoendorf, who is from Vandalia, appeared on the Price is Right Tuesday and managed to make it all the way to the showcase showdown. Watch to see if she wins the big prize!

UPDATE @ 1:15 p.m.:

Vandalia resident Patricia Hoendorf won a car during her appearance on “Price is Right” this morning.

Hoendorf spun the wheel to make it to the Showcase Showdown, but eventually lost to the other contestant.


A Dayton area woman will “come on down” on an upcoming episode of the “Price is Right.”

Patricia A. Larger Hoendorf of Vandalia appeared on the show Sept. 19. The show airs 11 a.m. weekdays on WHIO channel 7. 

WHIO is a part of Cox Media Group Ohio. 

Cleveland native Drew Carey has hosted the game show for a decade. 

Hoendorf attended a watch party Tuesday at Little York Tavern. She said the best part of being on the show was the supportive and happy environment.

Local woman Patricia A. Larger Hoendorf of Vandalia appeared on ‘The Price is Right' Sept. 19, 2017.(BECKY GRIMES/STAFF)

Patricia A. Larger Hoendorf of Vandalia will appear Price is Right. She is pictured with host Drew Carey. Photo: FremantleMedia North America.(FremantleMedia North America.)


Local hospital to hold tours of new labor and delivery rooms

Published: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 @ 12:43 PM


The public can tour Kettering Medical Center’s newly remodeled labor and delivery rooms on Sunday.

The Kettering hospital will have tours 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at its baby fair.

The remodeled private labor and delivery rooms also have labor tubs.

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“The woman can labor in the tub and when she is ready or near delivery will come out of the tub back to her bed for delivery,” the hospital said in a statement.

During the event, there will also be car seat safety information and safe sleep demonstrations.

Attendees can also talk to OB/GYNs and sign up for childbirth classes.


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