DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) - Changes are coming to Cityfolk following the high winds and heavy rain that put more than a damper on the 2012 festival.
Cityfolk experienced a $100,000 loss due to the poor weather and decreased attendance. As result, three of the seven staff members were eliminated.
On Wednesday, organizers announced the remaining four positions, including its executive director Kathleen Alter, will also be eliminated, and Cityfolk will partner with the Dayton Art Institute.
The Dayton Art Institute welcomed the change. Cityfolk will now be based at the institute.
"No one likes to lose their position," said Alter. "But this will allow Cityfolk to be better."
Organizers stressed any future changes to the festival would be improvements. Its biggest problem has been budgeting.
The festival used to be free, but this year patrons will have to pay. Admission is $3 per child and $7 per adult. Weekend packages are also available.
"Its a pretty good bargain," said "You have the beautiful view of the river. You have great beer and great ethnic food, as well as wonderful world music."
The layoffs go into effect after this year's festival.
Riverside residents met with the Ohio EPA and Ohio Department of Health after concerns of toxic chemicals could be polluting their homes.
The Darke County Sheriff's Office was busy responding to several weather-related crashes Tuesday night. Deputies say many of the main roads are clear but most of the secondary streets are caked in ice and snow.
2 NEWS has confirmed Deb Piotrowski will leave her position with Xenia Community Schools.
Bobby Smith, 20, of Miami Township was found dead in front of an apartment building in the 1300 block of Camphill Way around 12:15 a.m.
A plan to build a $22-million dollar sports complex next door to the new music center was approved at Tuesday night's Huber Heights City Planning Commission meeting.