Great Escape Game offers adrenaline rush entertainment option in Beavercreek

Launched by childhood friends, entrepreneurs and Beavercreek natives Daniel Huiet and Michael Keggan, the escape room attraction is a favorite for corporate outings, birthday parties, family gatherings and group events Beavercreek – Seconds after entering the Egyptian tomb, the door slams shut behind you. Tasked to retrieve the riches of the Egyptian pharaoh, your group is confronted with the...

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Former “quiet” girl Dr. Carol Morgan inspires and motivates audiences to achieve fulfilling lives, happy relationships

By Jeff Louderback Long before she stood before eager college students as a professor of communication – and offered insight about motivation and relationships as a TV and radio personality, magazine columnist and author – Dr. Carol Morgan was perceived as quiet. The youngest of three girls, her older sisters were chatty and vivacious at an early age. Ms. Morgan appeared to reflect an...

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Pinot’s Palette brings art to the masses in Fairborn, Dayton Mall area

Until a pivotal moment, Tonya Shine didn’t believe she had an ounce of artistic talent. Straight lines and stick figures, yes. Vividly colorful paintings worthy of hanging on walls, no way. That changed when, as a birthday gift that October evening, her friends threw her a party at Pinot’s Palette, where the group of women drank wine, socialized and created masterpieces under the instruction...

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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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SVG Motors’ steady growth reflects the realization of a longtime dream for entrepreneur Steve VanGorder

Dayton – On an unseasonably warm November afternoon, Steve VanGorder pauses for a moment amid a Facebook Live segment about the upcoming debut of his signature location, SVG Motors Super Center. He watches as a crew hoists the SVG sign emblazoned with the familiar “Rising Phoenix” logo and secures it into place. The charismatic and energetic entrepreneur known across the Miami Valley for...

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