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November

  • To purchase a raffle ticket for the Dayton Dragons 50/50 raffle, click here
  • Enter your home in Moraine’s holiday decoration contest, click here
  • Find a time to visit Santa on RTA’s holiday bus by clicking here
  • To view dates and locations for Santa and Mrs. Claus’ visits through Middletown, click here
  • To order food from some of your favorite Dayton-area restaurants with 937 Delivers, click here
  • Learn how you can help the “Thanks for Giving Blood Drive” here
  • To pre-register for COVID-19 testing at the Nutter Center on Saturday, Nov. 28, click here
  • For information on Evangel Church of God’s Thanksgiving Dinner giveaway, call 937-253-8342.
  • For more information on free Thanksgiving Day dinners from First Baptist Church of New Lebanon, click here.
  • If you want to lend a helping hand to people impacted by the pandemic, click here to donate to Premier Health.
  • To apply for a job at a McDonald’s restaurant, click here
  • To preregister for COVID-19 testing at the Nutter Center on Nov. 28, click here
  • If you’d like to donate to the Joe Burrow Hunger Relief Fund, click here
  • To review each states travel restrictions ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, click here.
  • The Dayton Metro Library said it will be closed additional days after Thanksgiving. Learn more here
  • To register to donate blood or plasma with the Community Blood Center, click here.
  • Kettering Health Network said it will require appointments at all COVID-19 drive-thru testing locations beginning Saturday – Learn more here
  • See what OHSSA said about winter sports and find COVID-19 guidance for each sport here
  • To request a Cameo from Fiona the Hippo, click here
  • To track Santa Claus this Christmas Eve, click here
  • To sign the petition to make LeVar Burton the next host of Jeopardy!, click here.
  • Find out how you can participate in Operation Christmas Child here.
  • If you’re winging it alone for the first time this Thanksgiving you can find step-by-step instructions on how to prepare and cook that bird here
  • To use the COVID-19 Event Risk Assessment Planning Tool, click here
  • For a full list of 2nd Street Market vendors and information, click here
  • Click here to book an appointment for COVID-19 testing at Springfield High School in Clark County Sunday.
  • To read Greene County Public Health’s holiday celebration guidance, click here.
  • Find the list of closures and detours while crews repair the Brent Spence Bridge here
  • A drive-by food giveaway is taking place at St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church on November 21st. Interested families need to pre-register by calling 937.279.9322
  • To book a virtual tour of the Ohio State Reformatory, featured in “Shawshank Redemption,” click here.
  • Watch Trotwood-Madison City School’s emergency meeting on November 10th, click here.
  • To compete in the “Happy Pawlidays Challenge”, click here.
  • To donate to the Kenney family after they lost everything in a tractor-trailer fire while moving, click here.
  • November 9th is the deadline for the Public Health mask design competition. For information on where to submit your design, click here.
  • For more information on Dayton Public School’s restart plan, click here.
  • For more information on the Champaign County CARES Act deadline, click here
  • Find out where you can get COVID-19 testing done and schedule your appointment here

October

  • Find how you can get a free ride to the polls from RTA here
  • Learn more about Kettering Health Network’s new respiratory clinics here
  • To find information on where you can get a mask in Clark County, click here
  • Funeral services for UD student Michael Lang will be held at 12 p.m. EST on October 30th. You can view his services here. To make a memorial donation to the American Heart Associations, click here.
  • Find out how to download the ODJFS Child Support App here
  • Watch the schedule release for January’s Flyin’ to the Hoop tournament by clicking here
  • To report potential cases of human trafficking to the National Human Trafficking Hotline, call 1-888-373-7888
  • For more information about the deadlines for CARES Act funding applications, click here
  • For a full list of Miami County emergency food resource, click here
  • To learn more about ‘Lasagna Love’, click here
  • The U.S. Postal Service is hiring for the holidays. To apply for an open position, click here
  • Dayton Public Schools is looking to fill 30 open positions. Click here to apply now.
  • Find Trick-or-Treat times in your town here
  • NewsNation sat down at the White House complex for an in-depth interview with three of the top officials on the front lines of America’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. WATCH IT HERE
  • The University of Dayton’s new Propel Dayton program aims to support potential entrepreneurs start new businesses. Click here to read more about the program.
  • Click here to sign up for Public Health — Dayton and Montgomery County’s “Youth Mask Design” competition.
  • To watch the Rubi Awards virtually, click here.
  • To donate to Castle Noel’s GoFundMe to safe Rudolph and Santa, click here.
  • To read the full letter from The Lancet about the dangers of herd immunity during the pandemic, click here.
  • For information on how to give to the Dayton Area COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma (CCP) Program, click here.
  • To reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline or find much needed mental health resources, click here.
  • For more information on the Highway Hikers Annual Toy Run, click here.
  • For more information on the Greene County Ohio Historical Society’s ghost walk, call (937) 372-4606.
  • See where to board RTA buses while work is being done in downtown Dayton here
  • The 2020 Census ends on October 15th. For information on how to complete the form, click here
  • To learn how to sign up to be a poll worker, click here
  • See how you can help the Community Blood Center with its critical shortage of type-O blood here
  • To check if you’re eligible for a COVID-19 preventative medicine study with Miami Valley Hospital, click here
  • Meijer wants to hire more than 200 seasonal and part-time workers – learn more here
  • To make an appointment with the Premier Community Health Mobile Clinic, call (866) 608-3463
  • To find a location near you offering flu shots, click here
  • Celebrate Wright Brothers Day on October 5th by clicking here
  • To participate in Swerking for a Cause for Dayton Children’s, click here
  • Need to check your voter registration status? Click here
  • To register to vote in Ohio, click here
  • Click here to see who got how much after Gov. DeWine signed legislation providing CARES funds to Ohio’s 79th District
  • Click here to apply for the Ohio State Bar Foundation’s Racial Justice Initiative, a $500,000 in grant funding to support initiatives focused on long-lasting impact and institutional change for racial justice
  • To make a donation to Wright State University’s George Floyd Memorial Scholarship, or a specific department or program, click here

September

  • Click here to watch the City of Trotwood’s “State of the City Address.”
  • To participate in or donate to the 2020 Walk to End Alzheimer’s, click here.
  • Visit the Ohio Secretary of State website to register to vote by clicking here.
  • Click here to apply for season work a local Kohl’s stores in Dayton.
  • For those who did not receive dependent payments with their original stimulus check, you can click here to sign up for follow up.
  • Centerville is offering grants to qualifying businesses through its Community Improvement Corporation. Click here to apply.
  • For information on Donald Trump Jr.’s campaign rally in Tipp City, click here.
  • To apply for coronavirus relief grants in Warren County, click here.
  • To purchase tickets for the online Dayton Independent Film Festival, click here.
  • To find out more on how to attend the Centerville City School’s Board of Education meeting on Monday, Sept. 28th, click here.
  • For volunteer opportunities and to donate to 4 Paws for Ability, click here.
  • To find other ways to help Crossroads Church in Dayton, click here.
  • To help with West Dayton Cleanup, click here.
  • The application period has been extended and the maximum award raised for the City of Dayton CARES Act Small Business Grants – Learn more here
  • Katmai National Park & Preserve in Alaska is having its annual “Fat Bear Campaign Poster” contest. To read more or submit a picture of your favorite fat bear, click here.
  • Learn about Montgomery County’s Appliance Amnesty Weekend here
  • Sign up for Senator Brown’s virtual Black Women’s Health Symposium here
  • If you would like to leave your photos and memories of James Day you can find out how here
  • For more information on free financial literacy classes during Hispanic Heritage Month, click here.
  • To host a voter registration event at your salon or barbershop, click here.
  • Donate to Fudge Foundation, click here.
  • To participate in the virtual Hispanic Heritage Festival, click here.
  • For information on attending the drive-in concert at the Dayton Mall, click here.
  • Military and overseas voters who have not yet registered to vote or submitted a request for an absentee ballot can click here to do so.
  • RSVP to a virtual rally with Jill Biden by clicking here.
  • Miami Valley Meals and Daybreak Dayton are partnering to make meals for those in need. Click here to find out how you can receive meals prepared by the kids at Daybreak.
  • Fans can register to compete and learn more about the Chipotle Challenger Series by clicking here.
  • Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is hosting a virtual town hall Wednesday, Sept. 16th at 4:30 p.m. To watch, follow this link.
  • Learn how you can participate in a nationwide viewing of a new documentary on John Lewis here
  • Learn how to apply for grant money available to farmers affected by COVID-19 here
  • Find the schedule for flu shot clinics at Dayton rec centers here
  • Click here for more information on Dayton Black Restaurant Week
  • SCARF is hosting the 8th Annual Operation Shelter Supplies at Shelby County Animal Shelter. The event is Saturday, Sept. 12, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Click here to see what items are being asked for.
  • Find the City of Dayton’s CARES Coronavirus Relief Act Application by clicking here.
  • Learn more about the Dayton Greek Festival by clicking here.
  • Click here to find information on your nearest flu vaccination location.
  • Click here to see Dayton Metro Library’s shelf-stable meal pickup schedule.
  • The City of Springfield is accepting applications for its Community Police Advisory Team. Click here to apply.
  • To register for the 5th Annual Community Mutt Strut, click here.
  • Click here to read the press release outlining the cuts made by the OHSAA.
  • Click here for more information about Wilson Health’s new drive-up COVID-19 testing site.
  • Residents of Shelby County can sign up to work or clean the polls by calling 937-498-7209 or emailing shelby@ohiosos.gov.
  • To report unemployment fraud or check your account, click here.
  • Seniors need help caring for their homes during the pandemic, while hospitality workers need help bringing home a check. Click here to learn more about a program that is working to fill both needs.
  • To find out how you can take part in Piqua’s annual Chocolate Walk, click here.

August

  • A Beavercreek teacher’s motivational message is going viral on social media. Click here for the video.
  • Find more information about the Save Our Stages effort by clicking here.
  • Click here to register for the Humane Society of Greater Dayton’s 2020 Furry Skurry.
  • Cheryl Coker will be laid to rest on Tuesday, Sept. 8. To leave your condolences on the funeral homes website, click here.
  • To register for the upcoming Virtual Furry Skurry with the Humane Society of Greater Dayton, click here.
  • The Sidney-Shelby County YMCA will host a community blood drive Tuesday, Sept. 2, from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. Donations can be scheduled at www.DonorTime.com or by calling 937-461-3220.
  • The Fashion Meets Food Truck Rally is being held at Welcome Stadium Sunday, Aug. 30, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Click here to find out more about the event.
  • The 8th Annual Ed Daniel Memorial Blood Drive is taking place Saturday, Aug. 29, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the St. Matthew Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall. If you would like to donate blood, click here or call 937-461-3220.
  • Dayton Community Blood Center is hosting the “Back 2 School” blood drive Friday, Aug. 28, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Click here to sign up for a time slot.
  • TO see the changes RTA says take effect August 30 click/tap here
  • Click here to contact Truck N4 Tykes as they collect donations for those affected by Hurricane Laura.
  • Are COVID-19 heart-related issues the reason sports are canceled? Click here to hear from an expert with Dayton Children’s.
  • The Board of Education of the Dayton City School District will have a special meeting Friday, Aug. 28 to discuss the employment of public employees. Click here to find out how you can watch.
  • Mercy Health is offering mobile mammogram screenings at the West Enon Church of God. To schedule an appointment for Thursday, Aug. 27, call 937-523-9332. Walk-ups are also accepted.
  • To view the map of the Census Parade route, click here.
  • If you wish to help the family of Dorieles Reyes, you can donate to their GoFundMe page by clicking here.
  • Premier Health’s plan to open several new COVID-19 testing sites also means their site at UD Arena will be moved. Click here for more details.
  • Miamisburg City Schools will hold a special meeting tonight to discuss it’s three reopening options at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19. Click here to watch the virtual meeting live.
  • Centerville’s Goodwill Store and Donation Center will have open interviews on Tuesday, Aug. 25, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. If you’re interested, email r.gregory@gesmv.rog.
  • OHSAA’s updated requirements and recommendations for fall sports, click here.
  • Find the Your Local Election Headquarters November Absentee Voter Guide here
  • If you wish to sign the petition by OSU quarterback Justin Fields, click here
  • The Dayton Dragons 50/50 raffle tickets are now available online click here
  • If you think you have the perfect tree for Courthouse Square this holiday season find out how to nominate your tree here
  • To watch Kettering City Schools special meeting for its Back to School Plan, click here.
  • If you’d like to contribute to a GoFundMe for Beirut relief, click here.
  • You can find the application for Preble County’s CARES Act Housing Assistance Program by clicking here.
  • Watch the Kettering City Schools Board meeting here
  • If you’re an accountant and want to sign up to work the polls and earn education credits head here
  • If you need help with your electric bill find your options here
  • For an application or to find out how to apply for the Preble County CARES Act Housing Assistance Program, click here.
  • A Union mother with six children with special needs is in need of major home repairs. You can make a donation to help her by clicking here.
  • Col. Patrick Miller, 88th Air Base Wing and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base commander, is hosting a Dependent Education Situation Update Wednesday, Aug. 12 at 4:30 p.m.
  • American Medical Response (AMR) announced it’s hiring a new class of EMTs in September and plans to pay them for on-the-job training. Anyone interested can apply on the AMR website by Aug. 19.
  • Montgomery County officials announced Tuesday that those currently receiving unemployment insurance benefits may qualify for a free monthly RTA bus pass through RTA’s mobile fare system, Tapp Pay. Click here for the details.
  • CBC is looking for donors to be “Crisis Warriors.” If you have recovered from COVID-19, your could donate plasma at www.GivingBlood.org or call (937) 461-3220.
  • Watch the ribbon cutting for Kettering Health Network in Piqua by clicking here.
  • To see popular stops in our area during the World’s Longest Yard Sale, click here.
  • For important information on what items are exempt during the Sales Tax Holiday, click here.
  • The Dayton Art Institute is launching its first “Virtual Oktoberfest” fundraiser as a way to safely celebrate the popular festival while raising operating revenue for the museum. Click here to learn more.
  • Learn more about assistance available through Montgomery County’s COVID-19 relief programs by clicking here.
  • Central State University has released its plans for getting students back in the classroom for the 2020-21 school year. Click here to read more.
  • Find the list of events to commemorate the Oregon District shooting, including a virtual nine minutes of silence, on the City of Dayton’s website
  • Get the details about Centerville’s Clean Sweep event by clicking here.
  • The Dayton Dragons 50/50 raffle tickets are now available online click here
  • The back-to-school survey for Northridge parents can be found here.

July

  • The City of Centerville is about to kick off Clean Sweep 2020 — a city-wide bulk pick up service for waste items. Click here to find out more about this years sweep.
  • The 20th Annual African American Wellness Walk will go from Aug. 3 to Aug. 14. Click here to read more about it and to sign up.
  • The Xenia Masonic Center is hosting a blood drive Monday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. To help the region maintain its blood supply, click here.
  • Click here to buy tickets for the Dayton Dragon’s 50/50 Raffle.
  • Governor Mike DeWine signed an executive order July 31 to end the sale of alcohol at bars and restaurants after 10 p.m. Click here to read it.
  • For more information on the adoption process, head to the Animal Resource Center website here.
  • The City of Centerville’s recycling program is now completely automated and more than 5,000 recycling containers have been distributed throughout the city. Click here for more details.
  • The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) has been notified that several Ohio residents have received unsolicited packages containing seeds that appear to have originated from China. Learn more here.
  • Hue 12 Studios is dedicating a day to job seekers. For people laid off, the studio is offering a starter headshot session–normally priced at $100–for free. Click here for the details.
  • The Preble County Fair is making final adjustments because of DeWine’s recent order. The full amended rules and schedule can be found here
  • Montgomery County says two new programs have been created to help alleviate some financial pressure brought on by the pandemic. Click here for more.
  • To access “Ohio State Fair Anywhere,” click here.
  • The City of Dayton, the Oregon District Business Association, and the Downtown Dayton Partnership are inviting the community to share a photo that will be used to create a public mosaic as we approach one year since the tragedy in the Oregon District. Click here for the details.
  • You can contact the Montgomery County Victim/Witness Division 24 hour crisis hotline at 937-225-5623.
  • You can watch the Dayton City Commission meeting on July 29 live starting at 6 p.m. by clicking here.
  • Click here to buy a remembrance candle for the 9 Minutes of Silence event scheduled for Aug. 4. Organizers ask that you post a photo of your lit candle on social media with #DaytonShines.
  • You can contribute to funeral costs for the man shot and killed on I-75 in July 27 by clicking here.
  • The FDA has added dozens more hand sanitizers to a list of products that should be avoided after they tested positive for methanol contamination. Click here to read more.
  • Families with children attending Vandalia-Butler schools can register for online learning here.
  • Click here to see the City of Centerville’s rules for its 2020 photo contest.
  • The City of Dayton has revealed plans for a series of events to honor the victims of the Oregon District mass shooting one year after the tragedy. Click here to learn more.
  • For a list of all the streets being fixed as part of Piqua’s Street Resurfacing Program, click here.
  • Those interested in volunteering at polls for the upcoming election can click here.
  • To learn how you can adopt a duck for the URS Rubber Duck Regatta, click here.
  • Click here to find out how you can donate blood with the Community Blood Center.
  • The owner of Sew What has been working with volunteers to sew thousands of masks since April. Click here to find out how you can get one.
  • Volunteer or receive services that help combat social isolation and loneliness in the elderly: Find a location that can help by clicking here. For area agencies on aging click here. And for the Letters Against Isolation program, click here.
  • To watch “A Socially Distanced Conversation: President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden”, click here.
  • You can apply for a CARES grant for your Greene County small business by clicking here.
  • The University of Dayton plans to launch a program this fall to provide out-of-school support for children. Click here for the details.
  • To learn how to properly disinfect your room during the pandemic, click here.
  • A travel advisory was issued on July 22 for all Ohioans traveling from states with high virus rates. Click here for the details.
  • The Ohio Restaurant Association is looking for a consistent set of rules of the food industry to follow during the pandemic. Click here to read more about their Unified Industry Voice campaign.
  • A Centerville parent launched an online petition for the school to offer an entirely in-person option.
  • If you would like to participate in an upcoming Moderna coronavirus vaccine trial at UC Health, click here.
  • The deadline for tornado assistance is Aug. 1, for those affected by the Memorial Day Tornadoes click here to apply for aid.
  • Country Time Lemonade is offering $100, in the form of a prepaid card, to 1,000 sweepstakes winners to help ‘bail out’ all those failing lemonade stands. Click here for the details.
  • Headshot Booker is working with photographers to do 10,000 headshots for the unemployed. For free headshots click here.
  • If you want to be part of the virtual audience for The Voice head here to register.
  • Click here to see the COVID-19 Event Risk Assessment Planning Tool
  • City of Springfield officials will distribute a limited supply of 30-day bus passes to residents near the South Limestone Kroger that closed earlier this year using a surplus of funds remaining from a shuttle service. Click here for details.
  • To learn more about fundraising events for SICSA or to buy face masks to benefit SICSA head here
  • Montgomery County is expanding its eligibility requirements for small businesses to receive aid through its Office of CARES Act. Click here to see those updated requirements.
  • Greene County Public Health is asking residents of the county for donations of hand-sewn masks to help with supplying schools when students and staff return for the fall. Click here for more details.
  • Montgomery County commissioners launched a second financial assistance program created by their Office of CARES Act to help with housing assistance, among other expenses. Click here for more information.
  • You can read more about the Bellbrook-Sugarcreek Schools operating levy that will appear on the November ballot here
  • The City of Centerville is offering grants to qualifying businesses through its newly-revamped Community Improvement Corporation. Click here for the details.
  • Click here to read the facial covering mandate issued by the Ohio Department of Health.
  • Culture Works says a lot of people have converted their season tickets into pure donations to support the arts community. Click here for more information.
  • “Hamilton” is coming to Dayton in 2022. Click here for the details.
  • Dayton Metro Library is offering free meal distributions at all 18 of its locations until Aug. 27. Click here for times and locations.
  • Find Link bike share’s COVID-19 response plan by clicking here.
  • Learn more about the authority between Ohio counties and the state when it comes to virus shutdowns by clicking here.
  • Click here to get a downloadable workbook to help kids cope during the coronavirus pandemic.
  • The Community Blood Center invites people who have recovered from COVID-19 to donate their plasma. Click here to sign up for a day and time.
  • The City of Bexley awarded Dr. Amy Acton with the “Citizen of the Year Award.” Watch the entire ceremony here.
  • To donate to “A Change of Awareness” and help decide the shape of the 2017 World Beard and Mustache Champions facial hair, click here.
  • For more information on volunteering with the Dayton Sewing Collaborative or getting your own mask, click here. You can also request a mask here.
  • See what’s in store for Dayton’s First Friday on July 3 by clicking here.
  • You can find guidelines for K-12 schools released by the state of Ohio by clicking here.
  • Neighborhoods Over Politics, is urging families that need help to apply for grant money. The deadline to apply is Monday, July 6, click here for that link.
  • Dr. Jack Thomas has taken office as the 9th president of Central State University. See his full interview with 2 NEWS here.
  • Dayton City Commissioners have passed a mandatory mask ordinance. Click here to read it.

June

  • Garth Brooks is playing live at over 300 drive-in theaters across North America. Click here to buy tickets for Saturday, June 27, at Dixie Twin Drive-in.
  • For Greene County Public Health’s COVID-19 hotline click here.
  • You can find COVID-19 testing sites by clicking here.
  • For adoption information from the Humane Society of Greater Dayton, click here.
  • The University of Dayton released its final plan for students to return to campus this fall. Read more by clicking here.
  • On Wednesday, July 1, all Preble County District Libraries will welcome back patrons to the building, with safety precautions in place. Click here for the details.
  • The Downtown Dayton Partnership (DDP), along with small business development partners, is inviting business owners to apply to the first session of the Downtown Dayton Retail Lab. Click here to learn more.
  • You can purchase a t-shirt to support artists and programs at We Care Arts by clicking here.
  • For a full list of the new safety measures the Dayton Metro Library has put into place click here.
  • You can watch a full explanation of The Land Bank’s “Thriving Neighborhoods Expansion” here.
  • To learn more about pet adoptions in the Dayton area, check out SICSA, the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center, or the Humane Society of Greater Dayton.
  • The Dayton Unit of the NAACP will host a virtual town hall at 6 p.m. on June 22. Click here to join the event via Zoom.
  • Kings Island is set to open July 2, be sure to review the new policies the amusement park has put in place here.
  • Click here to register for the Dayton Engineering, Technology and Security Clearance Virtual Career Fair on June 23.
  • To register and donate to 4 Paws For Ability’s 2020 5K click here.
  • Wright State sent out educational resources for staff and students about Juneteenth on topics including Education is Freedom, The Historical Legacy of Juneteenth, and What Is Juneteenth?
  • Learn how to get tickets to the free concert at the Dayton Mall here
  • Public Health released a list of locations where they have identified clusters, or outbreaks, of COVID-19. Click here to see the list.
  • The Dayton Human Relations Council is hosting a 90 minute Zoom call on June 25 to discuss race. Register in advance by clicking here.
  • In a Facebook group called, “Be Heard By The AG,” Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost asks for comments, experiences and suggestions and has been closely monitoring Ohioans’ ideas for law enforcement reforms.
  • Click here to make a donation to With God’s Grace food pantry.
  • Pop-Up Patio, a City of Dayton pilot program, provides businesses with guidance on planning, installing and operating new patios and customer seating on private property or in public right-of-way areas, including sidewalks or curbside parking zones. Click here to learn more.
  • To reserve a time slot for Moraine’s grab-and-go meal program click here.
  • Click here to read more on why it can be difficult to convict officers in some police brutality cases.
  • Members of the University of Dayton President’s Council sent an open letter to the UD community on Monday to outline anti-racism efforts the university is undertaking. Click here to learn more.
  • For more information about Montgomery County Job & Family Services’ online resources, click here.
  • To register to vote or to update your voter registration online click here.
  • Click here to see Dr. Amy Acton on CNN’s ‘The ABC’s of COVID-19″ with Sesame Street. She joins the town hall right at the five minute mark.
  • Clark County Right to Life is hosting its 2020 Annual Ride Walk or Run for Life Saturday, June 13. Click here for more information about the event.
  • For information on how to access CVS COVID-19 testing or other testing sites, click here.
  • Montgomery County officials held a news conference Thursday to announce the launch of a program to help small businesses recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to learn more.
  • Find the schedule for school lunches in Springfield from Second Harvest go here
  • For more information on the Dayton Amateur Baseball League, click here.
  • The Dayton City Commission is meeting to discuss racism as a public health issue. Click here to watch live Tuesday, June 9, at 5 p.m.
  • Johnston Farm and Indian Agency is opening for the summer on June 18 through the end of August. For more information on the precautions being taken for visitors click here.
  • Bellbrook-Sugarcreek Schools is having a special Board of Education meeting June 8 at 7 p.m. Click here to watch it on the district Youtube channel.
  • Ohio State Park lodges are reopening. Click here for the details.
  • The Downtown Dayton Partnership is offering a primarily virtual First Friday event on June 5. Click here to learn more.
  • Troy Mayor Robin Oda issued a proclamation Thursday, calling on city leaders to improve community relations with minorities. To do so, they are in the process of reviving the Human Relations Commission. All Troy residents are welcome to apply by clicking here.
  • Gov. Mike DeWine announced a number of entertainment facilities including zoos and movie theaters can begin reopening next week. Click here to see the list.
  • You can find the schedule for the Dayton Public School District’s Summer Food Program here
  • Omega Baptist Church is hosting “A Way Forward: Community Conversation” on June 3 at 7 p.m. You can watch the live stream on their website or on their Facebook page.
  • On June 3, Mendelson’s will have its first online auction starting with merchandise from its upper floors. Click here for the details.
  • Abolition Ohio Meet-Ups are monthly informal, guided discussion of issues related to human trafficking held on the fourth Wednesday of the month these are also offered on Zoom for free. Registration is required.
  • The Steven Whalen Memorial wall was vandalized and repainted over the weekend, but Monday night the wall was vandalized again. Click here to make a donation toward repairs.
  • To see Dayton Public Schools list of graduation dates and times click here.
  • Click here to register for 4 Paws for Ability’s Virtual 5k Walk/Run.

May

  • Click here to donate to Victoria Theatre and Dayton Live.
  • For more information on the Great Ohio Toy Show click here.
  • To register for Darke County’s YMCA Outside the Box camp, click here.
  • The Montgomery County Veteran Service Commission is still helping veterans with assistance for the Memorial Day Tornado outbreak. Click here for more info.
  • Find out how shopping will be different at the 2nd Street Market when it opens Saturday here
  • See the list of CVS’ drive-through COVID-19 testing drop off sites here
  • Find out what movies you could see at The Mall at Fairfield Commons free Cinema Under the Stars here
  • To support parents during COVID-19, AAA has a free guide to help parents run practice driving sessions with their teens. The Coaching Your New Driver – An In-Car Guide for Parents offers behind-the-wheel lesson plans, including a variety of “DOs and DON’Ts” to make the learning experience as helpful as possible. 
  • The Mall at Fairfield Commons will be hosting free movie nights in its parking lot starting Thursday, May 28, and ending Sunday, June 7. Attendees should arrive around 8 p.m. Thursday through Sunday for 9 p.m. showing.
  • Bethel High School will be broadcasting a prerecorded graduation today and hosting a district wide parade after. Click here for more details.
  • You can support the Columbus Zoo by clicking here.
  • The Chamber of Greater Springfield is launching a tool to support local businesses. Click here for more on SizeUp.
  • The Clayton City Council made it easier for local businesses to operate while observing social distancing guidelines. Information about the permit application can be found here.
  • University of Dayton media production students released their short-form documentary, “Dayton’s Darkest Summer: The Rise from Tragedy.” Click here to watch it.
  • To see the full gallery of Buddy and Barley’s beer deliveries, click here.
  • Find out how you can get extra money to spend at downtown Dayton businesses here
  • To find a meat or produce community supported agriculture program around the Miami Valley you can click here and here.
  • If you are in need of mental health support as COVID-19 continues to disrupt daily life, call the Miami Valley Warmline at 937-528-7777.
  • University of Dayton students are premiering a short-form documentary called “Dayton’s Darkest Summer: The Rise from Tragedy.” The public is invited to join the premiere via Zoom.
  • Cedar Point is asking communities to nominate an everyday hero for the chance to win the Ticket of a Lifetime – a ticket that affords the recipient lifetime admission to Cedar Point and Cedar Point Shores Waterpark. Click here to submit a nomination.
  • For more information on the Dayton Area COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma (CCP) Program click here.
  • For a complete list of Miami Valley hospitals now requiring masks of all patients and visitors, click here.
  • The Lincoln Statue is moving from Urbana to Dayton on Monday, May 18th. To see the statue’s route, click here.
  • “Asylum” nightclub closed down 15 years ago held a virtual reunion show to raise money for Set the Banquet Table. Donations for SBT are still being accepted here.
  • A Facebook group called “Dayton’s Own: The Class of 2020” is honoring graduates from the community. In the group, they’ve hosted contests to have lunches and gift baskets delivered to seniors. Click here to learn more.
  • See what the State of Ohio says is required and what is recommended for restaurant customers and guests here
  • CompuNet Clinical Laboratories announced expanded hours for some of its patient service centers to accommodate the growing demand for both COVID-19 antibody testing and traditional lab testing. Learn more here
  • The Human Race is presenting their Playreading Series as a virtual reading of a new play by Yellow Springs playwright Robb Willoughby called Look Into My Eyes. Click here for ticket information.
  • The Ohio Department of Aging (ODA) is now offering free, daily check-in by phone services for older residents. Eligible Ohio residents can learn more and sign up here or by calling 1-833-ODA-CHAT.
  • The Mall at Fairfield Commons is hosting an American Red Cross blood drive on May 27 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Interested donors should register here with Sponsor Code “FairfieldCommons” or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.
  • Dayton Public Schools announced its plans for graduation. A car parade will be held at Welcome Stadium for each school. Click here to see dates and times for each school.
  • Lift Your Leg to Raise Money has gone virtual and with it come changes. Click here to sign up and read more about event,
  • The Montgomery County Law Enforcement Memorial Association has released a new video about its annual Memorial Ceremony, which had to be canceled due to the pandemic. Watch the video here.
  • West Carrollton’s Claybourne Grille is raising money to feed the staff at Miami Valley Hospital. Make a donation by clicking here.
  • A book titled “Even Superheroes Stay Home” tells the story of a superhero who does “superhero things” like helping around the house. Get a copy by clicking here.
  • Find out how you can adopt a senior at Dayton Public Schools by clicking here.
  • A jewelry store in Troy is selling bracelets to raise money for three organizations helping others during the pandemic. Click here to find out more.
  • The Kiwanis Club of Beavercreek is hosting a fundraiser on Facebook. You can find the link here.
  • The Montgomery County Veterans Service Commission is offering support for eligible veterans who may have lost their income due to the pandemic. Click here for the form and a list of the documents needed for submission or call 937-225-4801.
  • The Humane Society of Greater Dayton is slowly reopening their doors. Click here to make a donation.
  • To donate to Second Harvest Food Bank, click here.
  • Click here to learn more about Wright State University’s Driveway 5k on May 2.
  • Starting May 4, residents who use the drive-thru COVID-19 specimen collection site at UD Arena will have an affordable option to get antibody testing results through Moraine-based CompuNet Clinical Laboratories to determine if they had a past infection. Click here for the details.

April

  • You can stream the U.S. Conference of Mayors discussion by clicking here.
  • You can schedule an appointment for the COVID-19 antibody test by clicking here.
  • Click here to participate in Dayton Children’s Day of Caring by sending someone an e-card.
  • Click here to see the list of business the state says must remain closed, then click “Continued Closures.”
  • Click here to visit the new Support Dayton website that offers a central location to find update information on Dayton businesses and donation opportunities.  
  • For more on what you need to know before giving blood, click here. If you want to schedule a time to give, you can head here.
  • For more on how to help with the “Adopt a Senior” program, visit here.
  • To see which day you should file unemployment claims on head here
  • The newest Dayton Police recruit class gets sworn-in at 10 a.m. on April 24th. Watch here.
  • Kroger Health, with support from Kettering Health Network, will establish drive-thru COVID-19 testing sites through the end of May. Find out more by clicking here.
  • A Bellbrook Middle School student’s project has turned into a community effort of giving back during the coronavirus pandemic. For information on how you can donate, click here.
  • The University of Dayton Student Crisis Fund has seen 300 student requests and more than $100,000 in donations since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here for the details on donating.
  • Clark State is hosting a virtual information session for students interested in its nursing program on Thursday, April 23. Click here for the 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. session and click here for the 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • If you are in need of mental health support as COVID-19 continues to disrupt daily life, call the Miami Valley Warmline at 937-528-7777.
  • The “All In Challenge” is spearheaded by the online sportswear retailer Fanatics, allowing people to bid on experiences with celebrities and professional athletes. Click here for the details.
  • Volunteers are needed in Clark County as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt the lives of citizens and the community. Click here for more information.
  • The Victory Project is delivering care packages containing canned goods, bread, and other food items, along with hygiene, cleaning supplies and a Kroger’s gift card to community children. Click here to make a donation.
  • The Ohio Restaurant Association has created an employee relief fund to help some of the state’s 585,000 employees. Click here for more information.
  • Find all you need to know about the Stay Away 10K virtual race here
  • Learn more about the mass food distribution at the Nutter Center here
  • Click here to read the White House Guidelines for Opening Up America Again.
  • Kona Ice of Troy is now offering curbside service! Click here for the details.
  • To learn more about the U.S. Army’s online applications and virtual interviews head here
  • Crayons to Classrooms is in need of supplies to keep their shelves stocked for teachers and students during the COVID-19 pandemic. Items can be dropped off at Fairfield Commons Mall and the Dayton Mall. Click here for a list of needed items. Click here to shop from the organization’s Amazon wishlist.
  • Tecumseh Local Schools is adjusting its grade policy to help students during the pandemic. Click here for more details.
  • The IRS launched the Get My Payment tool which will allow taxpayers to track their stimulus payments.
  • To donate to 18th Parallel Relief, which is delivering food and supplies to local senior citizens and people with compromised immune systems, contact the organization by clicking here.
  • Crossroads Church will be hosting a drop-off food drive on April 18 at all of its locations. Click here to see a list of items being requested.
  • The National Museum of the USAF is now offering virtual tours. Click here to explore the museum online.
  • Click here to see Public Health – Dayton and Montgomery County and Greene County’s updated guidelines for vehicle parades.
  • To book a Cameo with Greg Murray and see examples of his work, click here.  
  • Reports of child abuse are dropping amid Ohio’s stay at home order. If you need to report suspected abuse, click here for resources.
  • Click here to listen to Quarantine Sessions “Beware Of Darkness” cover.
  • Food trucks, with a special permit from the Ohio Department of Transportation, will now be allowed to operate at the state’s rest areas during the coronavirus pandemic. Click here to apply for a permit.
  • The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) have created a new tool to allow non-filers to register for Economic Impact Payments for those who do not usually file a tax return.
  • To learn about OneFifteen’s hotline and TeleHealth services go here
  • Local residents who have recovered from COVID-19 now have a unique opportunity to contribute to efforts to defeat the virus through the Community Blood Center’s new COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma Program. Find more information here.
  • You can find the stimulus check calculator to see how much you qualify for here
  • To learn more about Wounded Warrior Project’s commitment of $10 million to veterans go here
  • The City of Dayton is accepting face mask donations by mail – find the address here
  • Click here for food assistance resources available in Montgomery County.
  • Cedarville University’s #CUGiveHope Day aims to raise scholarship and emergency funds for students and families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to make a donation.
  • Click here for more details on Ohio’s new Office of Small Business Relief.
  • Families with children 18 years old or younger can apply for special COVID-19 relief funds under the Prevention, Retention, and Contingency (PRC) program through Montgomery County Job & Family Services. Find out how to apply by clicking here.
  • Volunteers in Brookville who are sewing masks need your help. The group is running low on fabric and are looking for donations. Click here to learn how you can donate.
  • To participate in Springfield City Commission’s virtual meeting on Tuesday, April 7 at 10 a.m., visit its Facebook page to watch it live or call 1-929-205-6099 and us the PIN 687710730# to listen.
  • To join the Trotwood City Council during its “Live Stream” meeting on Monday, April 6 at 6:30 p.m., click here.
  • To see the COVID-19 checklist for cloth face coverings from the Ohio Department of Health click/tap here
  • More than 430,000 Ohioans are out of work because of the pandemic. The state is helping tackle unemployment with a new job board. Click here for more.
  • Restaurant employees can apply to get a check for $500 from the National Restaurant Association’s Educational Foundation Restaurant Employee Relief Fund. Click here for more information.
  • The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium has been closed because of the virus and a fund has been created to support both the zoo animals and staff. If you’d like to donate, click here.
  • For more resources on how to support your loved one who lives with autism, click here.
  • Mendelsons is offering any items in their 600 square-foot warehouse to emergency responders in Ohio. If any first responder or person on the frontlines during the pandemic is interested, they ask you contact Dayton Police Department at 937-333-2380.
  • The City of Beavercreek wants to know what you think should be done about the barn at Wartinger Park that was destroyed last May. Click here to take their survey.
  • To vote for the best Earth photos in “Tournament Earth – Best of Earth Observatory”, click here.
  • To schedule a virtual tour of Cedarville University, click here.

March

If you are in need of mental health support as COVID-19 continues to disrupt daily life, call the Miami Valley Warmline at 937-528-7777.

Dayton Children’s has developed a series of videos for families to help manage anxiety and stress resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. To view the videos, click here.

The Downtown Dayton Partnerships is hosting the First Friday: Virtual “Stay at Home” Edition. Click here for a list of participating restaurants attendees can order from. Click here for a list of local businesses attendees can buy merchandise or gift cards from.

Public Health – Dayton & Montgomery County says they have received questions or complaints about roughly 250 businesses not following the state’s orders. Click here to see the order requiring these employers to submit documentation justifying their decisions.

Click here to make a donation to the Cincinnati Zoo’s Emergency Operating Fund.

One Tray is giving out 500,000 protective mask kits to hospitals and first responders in as a result of the personal protective equipment shortage. Click here for the order form and video tutorial.

Premier Health has started an initiative called Helping Hands to ensure safety and proper utilization of all donated resources. Click here for more information.

Teamwork Ohio Print Shop will donate $10 to the small business of your choice – CLICK HERE

To learn how you can request an absentee ballot, click here.

Click here for updated information on Dayton Public Schools’ food distribution plan.

Read DeWine’s full ‘stay at home’ order and find out if you’re considered an essential worker by clicking here.

For more information on Ohio child care restrictions amid the coronavirus pandemic, click here.

Report suspected fraud schemes related to COVID-19 by calling the National Center for Disaster Fraud (NCDF) hotline at 1-866-720-5721 or disaster@leo.gov.

The Wright State University Foundation has established an emergency relief campaign to help students during the coronavirus pandemic. Click here to learn more.

Miami Valley Girl Scouts need to sell the rest of their cookies, so they’re asking local business for help. Business owners can get more info at gswo.org/businessbosses.

The Yellow Cab Tavern is hosting 15 Dayton musicians playing LIVE this weekend on Facebook. You can symbolically buy a drink and dip the staff on its PayPal.

The Catholic Conference of Ohio has temporarily suspended all publicly celebrated Masses and liturgies through Easter. Click here to watch services online.

As school closures took effect Monday, West Carrollton schools started to implement their response plans.

For a list of schools offering meal programs during school closures related to COVID-19, click here.

Click here to find out how you can still watch the OHSAA tournaments.

Tap here to learn about screening procedures you need to know about if you’re going to he Dayton VA

Find the list of Montgomery County polling places that have moved here

Click here for more information on a program in Montgomery County that teaches the public how to keep a sleeping infant safe.

See Lauren Wood’s interview with a doctor about washing your hands and sorting out COVID-19 coronavirus facts vs. fiction here

The Ohio Department of Health has announced the opening of a call center to answer questions regarding the COVID-19 coronavirus. Click here for more information.

Find the list of libraries hosting after school snack times here

If you would like to donate cleaning items to victims of the Tennessee Tornadoes click here for a list of locations

An animal sanctuary in northeast Ohio needs help finding homes for potbelly pigs. If you’re interested in adopting one, click here.

Find out how you can donate to the Church of Christ Disaster Response Team’s efforts in Nashville by clicking here.

If you’d like to donate to a fundraiser for With God’s Grace’s no-cost grocery store, click here.

Threads of Miami Valley is revamping the way they serve the community. Learn more about them by clicking here.

February

You can make a donation to 4 Paws for Ability by clicking here.

The City of Dayton has worked for months to redesign the city’s flag, and now it’s down to the final three designs. Sound off on what the winning design should be by clicking here.

If you would like to get in contact with leasing officials for the Dayton Arcade, click here.

Learn how you can get free diapers if you quit smoking here.

Click here to find out how you can volunteer with St. Vincent de Paul’s Labre Street Outreach program.

Registered nurses in Darke County can apply for a financial award to support their continuing education by clicking here.

Gas pipeline upgrades are underway in Dayton. Vectren crews have started replacing gas mains and service lines as part of the company’s pipeline replacement program. Click here to see the affected streets.

An estimated 1.8 million Americans will be diagnosed with cancer this year, and for many, blood transfusions will be key in their fight towards recovery. Click here to find out how you can donate.

Find out how you can help the Humane Society of Greater Dayton address cat overpopulation here.

You can contribute to Salem Church’s student lunch debt fundraiser by clicking here.

Register for MJ’s on Jefferson’s Lip Sync battle by clicking here.

If you’d like to volunteer with the Red Cross, click here.

You can make a donation to The Springfield Foundation’s Community Food Crisis Action by clicking here.

To sign up to donate blood at the Community Blood Center, click here.

If you would like to donate to Play4K, click here.

You can donate to the With God’s Grace food pantry by clicking here.

To see all the vehicles who received a Top Safety Pick Award, click HERE.

For more information on naloxone training and other resources regarding addiction and treatment, click here.

Winter weather has cancelled multiple blood drives in the area, and donors are needed. Click here for a list of upcoming drives.

For more information on the West Carrollton Fire Levy, you can attend an informational session on Feb. 24 at 6:30 pm at West Carrollton Nazarene Church or March 3 at 7 pm at West Carrollton branch library.

If you’d like to share your opinions and concerns about the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ 10-year update of the state’s Forest Action Plan, click here.

To learn more about mental health services in Montgomery County, click here.

For more information on becoming a substitute teacher, click here.

To send a letter to Ellen Goodwill, the 113-year-old woman in Michigan, you can send it to: Ellen Goodwill, Advantage Living Center, 675 Wagner Drive, Battle Creek, MI, 49037.

For more info on tax return preparation events between now and April 15, click here.

January

To donate to the GoFundMe page set up in memory of Latricia Bass-Jefferies, click here.

To sign up for the Miami County Sheriff’s Office citizen and teen police academies, click here.

Click here to find contact phone numbers for information about coronavirus

To find contact numbers for Speedway Customer Service click here

Find information on the OSU Wexner Medical Center’s new vaping hotline by clicking here.

If you’re interested in becoming a member of the Gem City Market or making a donation, click here.

A Washington Township woman has collected more than 100 suitcases and bags for children in foster care to give them something more permanent to transport their belongings. Click here to find out how you can help her cause.

Cincy Shirts and the Cincinnati Zoo are teaming up to raise money for the Australian bushfires relief effort. Click here to learn more.

There are several restricted parking areas surrounding Trent Arena for Flyin’ to the Hoop. Click here to see a full list.

If you would like to help a local organization providing aid to Puerto Rico’s earthquake recovery efforts, click here.

23 residential streets are involved in this year’s Street Improvement Program in Washington Township. See the full list by clicking here.

You can obtain a free gun lock from the Montgomery County Prevention Coalition by visiting preventionmc.org or calling Montgomery County ADAMHS at 937-443-0416.

For more info on Five River MetroParks’ ‘Healing Nature’ initiative, click here.

To check out the entire Flyin’ to the Hoop schedule, click here.

For more info or to register to audition for singing the National Anthem at the Dayton Dragons game, click HERE.

To learn how you can volunteer to help with clean-up efforts in Troy click here.

If you would like to send a Valentine’s Day card to Maj. Bill White (Ret), send to: Operation Valentine, ATTN: Hold for Maj. Bill White, USMC (Ret.), The Oaks of Inglewood, 6725 Inglewood Ave., Stockton, CA 95207.

If you would like to obtain a NaloxBox for your business, click here.

Click here to find out how you can receive a free radon test kit.

For more information on the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, click here.

For more information on the Ohio EMA tornado safe room rebate program and to apply, click here.

Register for Tour De Donut by clicking here.

Find more information about the ODNR Division of Forestry by clicking here.

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