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Features by Lewis Wallace

A wInter sky at sunset over Sugarcreek MetroPark in the Dayton, Ohio, area.

Old golf courses become new kind of wilderness

Failed golf courses are being allowed to return to their natural states.
Posted In: Golf, lawns, green

Black-owned funeral homes face existential challenge

As black neighborhoods change, funeral directors are struggling to adapt.
Posted In: funerals, cremation, death

Water could be "blue gold" for Dayton, OH

As states face major water shortages, some cities sense a business opportunity
Posted In: bottled water, Ohio, California drought 2014, drought

ERs are still busy, Affordable Care Act and all

But it's not clear how much is left to change.
Posted In: ER, ACA, Obamacare, medicaid, Ohio

The lowdown on employee discounts

What if everything in your favorite store was 30 percent off, every single day?
Posted In: discount, employees

Your coffee cup probably isn't recyclable… yet

Big names like McDonald's and Jamba Juice have tossed polystyrene cups.
Posted In: buying green, styrofoam, coffee, paper cups

Love the ice cream truck? Thank inventor Fred Jones

After Fred Jones lost a truckload of overheated chickens, he invented the refrigerated truck. Jones was self-taught, but took out 60 patents in his lifetime.
Posted In: black history month

Ghostboxes: What's left behind when Target shuts its doors?

Best Buy, Sears, Kmart have closed hundreds of stores since 2011 -- and Target's not far behind. But shuttering big-box stores has unanticipated consequences
Posted In: Target, ghostboxes, big box stores, big box

New York, Texas among test sites for commercial drones

Dayton, Ohio competed with two dozen areas around the country to become a federal testing range for commercial drones.
Posted In: drones, Amazon, Ohio, commercial drones
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