Summer Newsletter

Governor Cox’s Mansion could be yours!

Governor Cox’s Mansion could be yours!

New owners wanted who can take on a major restoration challenge to turn home into ‘showstopper.’

This home is not to be confused with Gov. Cox’s estate, a sprawling mansion and grounds known as Trailsend, at 3500 Governors Trail Road in Kettering. That home was built in 1916-1917 and was Gov. Cox's primary residence until his death on July 15, 1957.

Governor Cox was founder of the Dayton Daily News and eventually launched Cox Enterprises, which includes Cox Media Group products including WHIO.

“If they are the right buyers, they can get a free house,” said Fred Holley, president of the Dayton View Historic District, who is overseeing the search for a new owner. “It is very fair to say this is rare or has never happened before in Dayton.” 

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Happenings in Dayton


$5.50 Movie Day at The Neon
Every Tuesday is $5.50 day at The Neon in downtown Dayton! See any movie for just $5.50.

Support Local Biz!

Spring is finally here and now is the time to come out and support local businesses in Dayton! We've highlighted a few of our personal favorites!

Bar Granada combines the energy and fun of a full service tapas bar with the savory indulgence of a Spanish restaurant.   Eat a little or a lot, but most importantly, relax and enjoy yourself.  Then, come back and join us again and again.

Best Patios for "People Watching

Best Coffee Houses

Best Arcade Bars


The Dayton View Historic District received a $1,000 grant from Keep Montgomery County Beautiful and has used it to spruce up the round-abouts at the intersections of Meredith and Lexington, Grand and Superior. Thank you to everyone involved in helping us get this grant and for helping us put it to good use.

We are excited to continue making improvements to our beautiful, historic neighborhood.


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25 Must-Do's Around Dayton Ohio!

by Michael Woody for


There are certain things must be seen, gone to or eaten if you're visiting the Dayton area, and here are 25 of them.

Did you know that Dayton was named among the best places to live in the USA by U.S. News & World Report?  You've been warned, if you visit, you may not want to leave.  If you're visiting the Dayton area, there are certain things must be seen, gone to or eaten to get a full experience of the Miami Valley.

Based strictly on my experiences, here’s a list, in no particular order, of 25 such Must-Do’s in Dayton.

Click HERE for the list!



Get Involved! Become a Member!

The Gem City Market will be a full-service grocery store and deli located in the Salem Avenue corridor, just across the bridge from downtown Dayton.

Products sold at this store will meet the diverse grocery needs of Dayton residents and families.

This new grocery store will be a place where everyone is welcome. The success of the market will be driven by the ideas and input of all its customers, and members of the community.

Learn More Here!