Anna Local Schools, Ansonia Local Schools, Arcanum-Butler Local Schools, Auglaize Industries, Bellefontaine City Schools, Benjamin Logan Local Schools, Bethel Local Schools, Bishop Fenwick High School, Bishop Leibold School, Botkins Local Schools, Bradford Schools-Miami Co, Cardio Pulmonary Wellness-Spngfld, Carlisle Local Schools, Carroll High School, Catholic Central School, Celina City Schools, Centerville-Abington Community Sch., Chaminade Julienne H.S., Champaign County, Christian Academy-Sidney, Clark Preparatory Academy, Clark-Shawnee Local Schools, Cliff Park High School, Clinton County, Clinton County Head Start, Coldwater Exempted Village Schools, Community Christian School, Covington Exempted Village Schools, Crossview Christian Tuesday School, Dayton Christian School, East Clinton Local School District, Emmanuel Christian Acad.-Spngfld, Fairlawn Local Schools, Fort Loramie Local Schools, Fort Recovery Local Schools, Franklin City Schools, Franklin Monroe Local Schools, Germantown Christian Schls., Ginghamsburg Pschool & Child Care, Global Impact STEM Academy, Graham Local Schools, Greenon Local Schools, Greenville City Schools, Greenville St. Mary's School, Guiding Shepherd Christian School, Hardin-Houston Local Schools, Huber Heights Schools, Immaculate Conception School, Indian Lake Local Schools, Jackson Center Local Schools, Jefferson Township Local Schools, L&M Products Inc., Lebanon Christian School, Lebanon City Schools, Lehman High School, Liberty High School, Logan County, Madison Local Schools, Marion Local Schools, Marshall High School, Mechanicsburg Exempted Schools, Miami East Local Schools, Miami Valley Career Tech Center, Miamisburg City Schools, Middletown City Schools, Milton Union Schools, Minster Local Schools, Mississinawa Valley Local Schools, Montgomery Preparatory Academy, National Trail Local Schools, Nettle Creek Schools, New Bremen Local Schools, New Knoxville Local Schools, New Lebanon Local Schools, Newton Local Schools, Nicholas School, Nightingale Montessori School, Northeastern Local Schools, Northeastern Wayne Schools, Northmont City Schools, Northridge Schools, Northwestern Local Schools, Ohio Hi-Point Career Center, Our Lady of Rosary School-Dayton, Parkway Local Schools, Piqua Catholic School, Piqua City Schools, Preble Co. ESC Classrooms, Preble Shawnee Local Schools, RT Industries, Randolph Eastern School Corp, Randolph Southern School Corp., Rehab Center & Neuro Devel, Richmond Community Schools, Ridgewood Local Schools, Risen Christ Lutheran School, Riverside Local Schools-Logan Co, Russia Local Schools, Salem Christian Academy, Senior Center of Sidney/Shelby Co., Shelby Hills E.C.C, Sidney City Schools, Sidney Holy Angels, Southeastern Local Schools, Springboro Community Schools, Springfield Christian School, Springfield City Schools, Springfield-Clark CTC, St. Henry Local Schools, St. Marys City Schools, St. Peter Catholic School-Huber Heights, St. Peter Early Childhood H. Heights, TAC Industries Inc., Tecumseh Local Schools, Temple Christian School Dayton, The Overfield School, Tipp City Schools, Tri-County North, Tri-Village Schools, Triad Local Schools, Troy Christian Schools, Troy City Schools, Troy Senior Citizens Center, Twin Valley Schools, Upper Valley Career Center, Urbana City Schools, Valley View Local Schools, Vandalia Butler City Schools, Versailles Village Schools, Victory Christian School-Urbana, Wapakoneta City Schools, Wayne Local Schools, Waynesfield-Goshen Schools, West Liberty-Salem Local Schools, Wilmington City Schools,

breaking news

Tune in for Best of Dayton, Reveal! with’s Amelia Robinson and WHIO’s Todd Hollst 

Published: Friday, January 04, 2019 @ 6:00 AM

Bill’s Donut Shop order ready in the box on Wednesday, February 27 in Centerville. TY GREENLEES / STAFF
Staff Writer
Bill’s Donut Shop order ready in the box on Wednesday, February 27 in Centerville. TY GREENLEES / STAFF(Staff Writer)

UPDATED: Thank you for listening. Now, you can find complete results here: BEST OF DAYTON 2018 WINNERS

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The votes have been tallied, and winners in one of the biggest people’s choice contests Dayton has EVER seen will be announced today, Jan. 6, 2019.

Winners from the top categories in’s Best of Dayton 2018 will be revealed during a special live radio broadcast from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. this evening on AM 1290 and News 95.7 WHIO.


Best of Dayton 2018’s Amelia Robinson and WHIO’s Todd Hollst will host the call-in show “Best of Dayton, Reveal!”

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Best of Dayton, Reveal! will air on WHIO Radio from 6-9 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019.

Just before the broadcast begins, a complete list of winners will be emailed to subscribers to’s “What to Know” newsletter.


Michelle Fong,’s editor and manager, said a record number of more than 544,000 votes were cast and more than 93,000 nominations were received in 131 categories, including best hamburger, best bar bathroom, best dive bar, best local celebrity, best outdoor music venue, best drag queen, best square-cut pizza and more. 

“We are so thrilled with the level of community involvement in nominating favorites and casting votes,” Fong said. “This contest is about celebrating everything that’s great about Dayton. We hope everyone sees some of their favorites in the winners list or discovers a new future favorite. What a way to end 2018 and kick off 2019!” 

Listen live beginning at 6 p.m. Sunday at

You also can watch a Facebook Live of Sunday’s Reveal broadcast live on’s Facebook page

Here is a look back at how the contest worked: 

Readers nominated their favorite businesses, professionals, service providers, food and places during November.

Those people, places and things that earned the most nominations from the community made up the final ballot.

The public voted for their favorites throughout December.

Marion's Piazza has been voted best pizza and best place to eat with kids in the "Best of Dayton" contest.(Lisa Powell)

Best of Dayton 2018