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Published: Tuesday, May 10, 2016 @ 9:13 PM
Updated: Tuesday, May 10, 2016 @ 9:13 PM
DAYTON — Former school board member and State Rep. Clayton Luckie was among dozens of Dayton residents in the audience at Tuesday night’s Dayton school board meeting, where last week’s student stabbing was discussed.
Published: Friday, May 25, 2018 @ 6:00 AM
— MASON — This weekend nearly every pool across the region will come alive when they open for business Memorial Day weekend.
None of them will offer the thrills that water can provide more than Kings Island’s Soak City.
Admission to the popular amusement park includes admission to the water park, which features more than 50 water activities, including 36 water slides, tropical lagoons, rushing rivers and surfable waves, plus sand volleyball courts where you can work up a sweat.
The most recent addition to the park, Tropical Plunge, is a complex of six different water slide experiences towering nearly seven stories. One slide sends riders twisting and spiraling through an enclosed chute featuring four intense 360-degree loops across 449 feet of slide before they’re released out into a pool of water and dueling 337-foot long tube slides that zip riders through an enchanting series of drops and turns.
“Tropical Plunge has become the star attraction in Soak City Water Park. It features six different water slide experiences. Three of the slides on the 65-foot tall complex begin with you climbing inside an aqua-launch chamber where you wait anxiously for the floor to drop out from underneath your feet, sending you into a high-speed, almost vertical free fall through a series of flat loops and S-curves in a translucent flume. Mondo Monsoon is a four-person thrill ride that has riders clinging to their raft as they swing around a dark curve into a free-fall tunnel of fun. And then there’s Tidal Wave Bay. It’s 650,000 gallons making it one of the largest wave pools around,” said Chad Showalter, Kings Island director of communications.
The 35-acre waterpark has continued to reinvent itself since open
ng in 1989 as WaterWorks.
From July 13-15, the park will be launching a new Island Nights Glow Party event from 8 to 11 p.m. featuring food and live entertainment, select Soak City attractions, island games and activities.
The popular Gold and Platinum Pass Slide Nights will return this season on July 5 from 8 to 10 p.m. and Aug. 1 from 8 to 10 p.m.
WANT TO GO?
What: Soak City Waterpark at Kings Island
Where: 6300 Kings Island Drive, Mason
When: Opens May 26
More information: (513) 754-5700 or visitkingsisland.com
Published: Thursday, February 25, 2016 @ 3:12 AM
Updated: Thursday, February 25, 2016 @ 3:12 AM
Published: Sunday, February 01, 2015 @ 6:53 PM
Updated: Sunday, February 01, 2015 @ 6:53 PM
Rainy weather and dropping temperatures didn’t stop viewers of this year’s Super Bowl from coming out to enjoy the game, and Oregon District bars were already filling up Sunday evening. But some opted to stay home amid rainy conditions and the threat of freezing precipitation overnight into Monday morning.
“Normally on Super Bowl Sunday, we go over to a Super Bowl party or stay home and have a lot of snack foods,” said Dirk Roburn, Sr., who was at Blind Bob’s Bar on Fifth Street downtown. “This year we decided to come down to Blind Bob’s. We really don’t care who wins the game this year, so it’s more about food and fun than the game I guess.”
Andy Rowe, a manager at the bar, said he anticipates filling more take-out orders than usual this year because of the weather.
Published: Wednesday, May 06, 2015 @ 5:03 PM
Updated: Thursday, May 07, 2015 @ 2:33 PM
UPDATE May 7
John Bedell talked to Army Capt. Sarah Cudd who is the woman shown in a viral video of her finishing a combat medic certification. Her colleagues cheered her on, and she was able to finish the test. Cudd will discuss the message she hopes that the video will send to others.