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Published: Monday, March 05, 2018 @ 6:00 AM
— Sure, a recent article posted on Vice throws lightweight shade at the Midwest the way articles from national news outlets often do, but there are also some gems about one of the most important indie bands from the Gem City.
In the article written by Cam Lindsay, Kim Deal of The Breeders explains how “magic happens” in the basement of her Dayton-area home.
The basement is where The Breeders rehearse.
Deal moved back to Dayton in 2003 to care for her mother. Her twin and band mate, Kelley Deal, also lives in town.
Here is an except from Lindsay’s article:
That the Breeders rehearse in a basement isn’t just out of convenience. It’s also the only option they have living in Dayton.
“We were thinking of looking for a rehearsal space that we could rent because I don’t have a front-of-house PA,” she explains. “But there’s nothing like that here in Dayton. There’s not even a band rehearsal space here. There’s none of that. It’s either someone’s garage or basement.”
Dayton lacks many things, but it is where three-quarters of the band, not to mention their lo-fi juggernaut pals Guided By Voices, call home. Jim McPherson, whose spouse helps care for Mrs. Deal, spends his days working as a carpenter.
“Jim has been working all day in Clayton, Ohio, which is a 40-minute drive away,” Deal says. “After he works, he then comes over and rehearses. The key thing here is that the drummer lives in town, man! A drummer who lives in town is key. So Kelley, Jim, and I live in town, and Josephine [Wiggs, bassist] is in New York. She drives in every six weeks or so and stays for a week.”
The Breeders just released its new album, “All Nerve.”
Formed in 1990, the band is known for a list of modern rock songs that include “Cannonball,” “Divine Hammer,” “Full on Idle,” and “Bang On.”
Published: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 @ 2:19 PM
— This is the 40th year for the Air Show parade, and it’s only had to be cancelled twice, with last year being the second time--according to Dan Schweitzer, Parade Chair.
To make sure the weather is going to be in good shape for the parade, Schweitzer checks the radar. If it’s going to rain, the parade is still on, but if it’s going to thunderstorm, then the parade gets called off.
Many people set up chairs outside to see this parade. “These chairs have been there for a couple of days now,” said Schweitzer. “We have like 30 volunteers, and over 70 units in the parade. We got bands, we got drum cores, we got the shrine in the parade. So everyone needs to come out and see us.”
On Friday, the Vandalia-Butler Chamber of Commerce will host an Air Show parade in honor of this year’s Dayton Vectren Air Show at the Dayton International Airport.
The parade will close a portion of National Road and Dixie Drive from 6:45 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, according to Communications Manager Rich Hopkins.
Event organizers had planned for Vandalia Police Chief Douglas Knight to be the grand marshal for the parade, but Knight died this spring, just weeks after announcing he planned to retire this summer.
Instead, members of the Knight family will will step in as the honorary grand marshals.
The parade route is James Bohanan Drive at National Road, to Dixie Drive and National Road. Then it continues to North on Dixie Drive to Inverness Drive, according to Hopkins.
Published: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 2:12 PM
Updated: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 2:34 PM
EATON — Nine people were arrested after police executed a drug-related search warrant at a Eaton home Friday morning, according to Eaton Police Chief Steven Hurd.
Eaton police and the Preble County Sheriff’s Office executed the search a the home in the 600 block of Aukerman Street around 8 a.m. Friday, Hurd confirmed to this news outlet.
Hurd said the house was known to police for drug activity and have made arrests there before for drug-related charges.
Police arrested nine people on various charges and all were booked into the Preble County Jail:
Published: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 3:34 AM
Updated: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 4:23 PM
— A Flash Flood Watch is in effect until midnight issued for some counties in the area, including: Auglaize, Clark, Champaign, Darke, Logan, Mercer, Miami and Shelby counties.
THIS EVENING:Partly sunny with a few passing showers or storms into the early evening. Some isolated storms may become intense with locally heavy rain and strong wind gusts. Severe threat is low, but the potential exists that a couple of storms may produce damaging winds. Storms will weaken and taper of into the night. Clouds linger with temperatures falling into the middle 60s late.
TOMORROW: Mostly cloudy, mild and still a little muggy with the chance of a few passing showers or isolated storm. A little bit of a breezy afternoon with temperatures in the upper 70s. Some breaks in the clouds Saturday night with temperatures dropping into the lower 60s.
SUNDAY: Partly sunny and warm with the slight chance of a passing shower. Most of the area will remain dry with highs in the lower 80s.
MONDAY: Mostly sunny and comfortably warm for Monday. Temperatures rise into the lower 80s.
TUESDAY: Partly cloudy and warmer for Tuesday. Highs in the middle 80s.
WEDNESDAY: Partly sunny skies with showers and a few storms developing. A very warm and muggy day with temperatures climbing into the upper 80s.
Published: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 4:28 PM
Updated: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 6:00 PM
DAYTON — UPDATE @ 6 p.m.: All lanes of Interstate 75 south are open following a three-vehicle crash at state Route 4 in Dayton.
UPDATE @ 4:56 p.m.: Two people have been taken to a hospital suffering from non-life-threatening injuries from the three-vehicle accident on I-75 South at state Route 4 in Dayton.
The accident involves a semitrailer, a pickup truck and a car.
Dayton police said their preliminary investigation indicates that the pickup hit a guardrail impact absorber at the split from the interstate to the state route, then returned to the interstate.
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The semi, in trying avoid the pickup tuck, collided with the passenger car.
One of the victims was driving the pickup truck, police said. We’re working to determine which vehicle the second victim was in.
One lane on the far left remains open.
An accident on I-75 South at state Route 4 involving a semitrailer and several vehicles has traffic backed up to at least Needmore Road in Harrison Twp.
The accident, dispatched just after 4 p.m., about a mile south of the Stanley Avenue exit.
Dayton police, fire and medic units have been dispatched to the scene.
One lane on the far left is open to traffic.
We have a crew headed to the scene. We will update this developing report.