In the wake of this week’s devastating tornadoes that killed one person and injured dozens of others, many Miami Valley relief organizations are mobilizing to assist storm victims. Unfortunately, it’s likely some con men and con women are mobilizing, too.
Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost says he expects a wave of storm-chasing scammers to arrive on people’s doorsteps as storm recovery continues. Some may offer inspections and services that may or may not be real, he says, and may be wildly overpriced.
In Celina, gas service has been restored and power is expected to be up and running in most of the city again soon. But after Monday’s tornadoes that swept across the region, dozens of families remain homeless. And, while the damage in Celina is still being tallied, estimates show the cost of the recovery is likely to escalate into the millions of dollars.
Dozens of people were injured and one man was killed when winds from Monday night’s EF3 tornado tossed a vehicle into his home.
Cleanup continues again today after Monday’s massive tornado outbreak across Indiana and Ohio. The storms killed at least one person and injured dozens more across the Miami Valley. Gov. Mike DeWine has declared a state of emergency for three counties: Montgomery, Greene and Mercer.
Celina, in Mercer County, was particularly hard hit. Jakob Wenning lives there. He says he saw the roof of his apartment lift during the tornado.
On today’s Culture Couch, we’ll meet Ty Sutton, the new President & CEO of the Victoria Theatre Association. This evening, the VTA will be announcing its first shows of the 2019-2020 season. It will be one of Sutton’s first big moments in Dayton.
Community Voices Producer Jason Reynolds spoke to Sutton recently, amid the chaos of loading and unloading Broadway shows and ballets.
I’m sitting in the Orchestra Level of the Schuster Center with Ty Sutton. We’re watching stage hands and people in headsets run around, trying to transform a bare stage into a Broadway set.
Dayton’s Dia de los Muertos celebration is this Sunday, October 29. The Day of the Dead is a Mexican Holiday that has its roots in Aztec rituals that honored the dead. Today, it’s celebrated in countries around the globe. Here in Dayton, there’s a parade, Mexican songs and dancing, and lots of altars designed to lead the spirits of lost loved ones back home.
It promises to be a good time for both the dead and the living.
Dayton History’s “Old Case Files” opens this Friday at the Old Montgomery County Courthouse in Downtown Dayton.
The story is ripped from the headlines—but not today’s headlines. The cast will be reenacting a murder trial from 1935, when, on Christmas Eve, a former police officer shot a man five times at the postal telegram office on 3rd Street in Dayton. To at least one passer-by, it seemed pretty cold blooded.