Jim Crotty photographer profile/bio

Many of his nature and landscape prints are showcased in major medical facilities across Ohio, and purchased by commercial art dealers and interior decorators. That represents an integral part of Jim Crotty’s photography business. What is appealing about the Dayton native’s images to clients – and what he strives to inspire in participants of his workshops and private instruction sessions...

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LOGIK Fitness feature

By Jeff Louderback Minutes away from finishing an hour-long core class at LOGIK Fitness, James Raddin offers encouragement to the 25 participants who are giving all they have amid a final set of planks. “You’re motivating me as much as I’m motivating you,” Raddin implores with a grin. “If I was doing this alone, I would be more likely to stop, but being here with all of you keeps me...

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Red Headed Sauce Company/Marshall Bartley profile

Memories of gathering homegrown produce and herbs on his grandparents’ farm as a boy remain vivid to Marshall Bartley. That is when he cultivated a passion for creating dishes from scratch and serving them at family dinner after church. Today, he might accompany a brunch featuring Eggs Benedict and steaming hot potatoes with the salsa he developed using ingredients reminiscent of those...

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Shannon Raddin inspirational profile

By Jeff Louderback “If you can hear me, wiggle your feet.” Abruptly awakened, like she was roused from her sleep and did not know where she was, Shannon Walcott-Raddin suddenly felt stabbing pain throughout her body. Trapped beneath a mountain of twisted metal, she could not move, yet she heard the voices of the nearby men once more. “If you can hear me, wiggle your feet.” This time,...

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Lorin Dineen inspirational personality profile

Milestone birthdays are a source of dread for many people in our age-conscious society, but for Lorin Dineen, her 30th birthday will be cause for celebration. For the 29-year-old Oakwood native, every new day is a milestone, a mindset that she cultivated by a life-altering diagnosis in 2016. “I had experienced some headaches, but nothing that led me to believe anything was seriously wrong,”...

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April 3, 1974: The Xenia Tornado That Forever Changed Us

April 3, 1974: The Xenia Tornado That Forever Changed Us

By Jeff Louderback One moment can impact your life forever. In Xenia, that instant happened on April 3, 1974. President Richard Nixon was embroiled in the Watergate scandal, kidnapped heiress Patty Hearst was still missing and Hank Aaron was about to eclipse Babe Ruth’s all-time home run record. On a turbulent Wednesday afternoon, the nation’s headlines abruptly became insignificant in the...

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