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The entrance of the Dayton Mercy Society building in Miamisburg. On Sunday the mosque will host a drive-through Eid celebration.
Dayton Mercy Society

This Sunday Muslims around the world will celebrate Eid al-Fitr, the festival marking the end of Ramadan. Muslim communities in the Miami Valley have had to adapt during the COVID-19 pandemic, with sermons conducted over Zoom and families praying at home instead of at mosques. 

In some ways, the pandemic has made Ramadan a bit easier for Chanda Haq’s family in Dayton. Her kids did not have to be in school all day or miss out on track practice because they were fasting. But she felt like something was missing this year.

Republican Niraj Antani faces Democrat Zach Dickerson in Montgomery County’s House of Representatives 42nd District
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Ohio voters will decide a number of state races in the November 6 midterms, including GOP two-term incumbent Rep. Niraj Antani's race against newcomer and Democrat Zach Dickerson in Montgomery County’s heavily Republican House of Representatives 42nd District.

Zach Dickerson is a 38-year-old attorney who works in market research at LexisNexis. The first-time Miamisburg candidate says he was motivated to run for office after the 2016 elections.

City of Miamisburg

Last week, officials approved an annexation agreement to add 41 acres from Miami Township to the city of Miamisburg. The land is on Miamisburg Springboro Road, just north of Medlar Road. Housing developer Inverness Homes plans to build new residences on the land. According to City of Miamisburg Development Director Chris Fine, the agreement is approved -- not the annexation.

The 'Movie Memphis Belle' appearing this week at Grimes Field airbase in Urbana, Ohio.
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An assortment of WWII-era planes took to the skies above Dayton Wednesday, as the National Museum of the United States Air Force unveiled its latest exhibit. The show includes the restored B-17 bomber called The Memphis Belle. The infamous plane was the first to complete 25 missions over Europe during the Second World War. The plane and its missions were the subject of a documentary, and a feature film.

The renovated B-17 used in the 1990 film the movie, also called Memphis Belle, was part of the early morning flyover above the museum.

Evenflo is one of Miamisburg's largest employers.
City of Miamisburg Municipal Government Facebook page

Baby-product company Evenflo has announced dozens of jobs will be leaving Miamisburg. The changes were announced earlier in the week as part of Evenflo’s parent company Goodbaby North America’s  corporate restructuring.

Under the plan, the company’s headquarters will relocate to Boston and eliminate roughly 60 jobs in Miamisburg within the next year.

Officials say the move will begin in the summer of 2018 and is expected to be completed by the first quarter of 2019.

United Grinding To Create Headquarters in Miamisburg

Aug 4, 2016

United Grinding North America has solidified plans to move their headquarters to Miamisburg, a move that will bring 40 new high-paying jobs to the Miami Valley.

The company already has a facility in Miamisburg that employs about 100 people, but recently decided to make the city its headquarters. They’re now set to build a new 13 million dollar, 100,000 square foot building in the Austin Boulevard area.

Montgomery County, JobsOhio, and the city of Miamisburg all helped finance the move.

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In the years after World War II, Main Street in the City of Miamisburg was bustling. Quaint mom and pop shops and eateries drew visitors from all over the Miami Valley. But things changed. The rise of shopping malls in the 1970s and the loss of long-standing local business families in the 1990s left many buildings on the street vacant. But that’s all starting to turn around thanks in part to the reopening of the Plaza Theatre, a once shuttered 96 year-old movie theater at the center of town. 

Dayton Mall Development Seeking Public Input

Nov 20, 2014
Miami Township and Dayton Mall Joint Economic Development District / www.planthemallarea.com

Miami Township and Miamisburg are looking for public input on a redevelopment plan for the Dayton Mall, starting with a meeting Thursday night at the Miami Township Government Center from 6:30-8 p.m.

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U.S. Representative Mike Turner (R-10th) met with area leaders Monday to talk about economic development and federal policy. Roads, wages and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base were all on the agenda in the meeting with 15 mayors and city officials.

Democrats mentioned President Barack Obama’s proposal to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10, a point he pushed during his State of the Union address last week.

Rep. Turner wasn’t clear on whether he’d consider supporting the president’s proposal, but said his focus is elsewhere.

New Bike Trail Branches Open Near Austin Landing

Oct 31, 2013
Lewis Wallace / WYSO

A new branch of southwest Ohio’s bikeway system has opened in Miami Township, linking the Great Miami River Bikeway to Austin Boulevard near I-75. The bike trails are part of a regional vision for economic development.

At the blustery ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Medlar Bikeway, officials from Montgomery County, Miamisburg, Miami Township and Five Rivers Metroparks cheered and posed for pictures.

Steve Stanley, head of the Montgomery County Transportation Improvement District, said cycling options support economic growth.

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