Historic South Park

It’s not an enforceable law until someone gets shot

The Hookah Star Smoke Shop and Natural Juice Bar wasn’t a normal retail establishment. It wasn’t a bar either- it was a party palace, especially after 2am when normal bars closed. It’s been a sore spot for the South Park neighborhood almost as soon as it opened. Loud music, trash, and the patrons running around Read More

Hookah bar hell

When I went in to contest my property taxes on Monday, Aug 3rd, I pointed out that since 2009, my street has been disrupted by frequent police calls to 121 Bonner Street. They average about one safety force call every other week. Yet, my property values have almost doubled in 15 years- despite me making Read More

Free Shakespeare in South Park- v7

Seventh season starts tonight, Aug. 7, and runs through Sunday Aug 9. Who would have thought that a neighborhood could start a Free Shakespeare program and keep it going for that long? Welcome to my neighborhood. Historic South Park is a neighborhood that works together to make living in Dayton a unique and wonderful experience. Read More

Dealing with a neighborhood cancer

Note, this is a long read. This is about a lot more than a demolition derby and a crime clan. Please take the time to read. Friday, Dec 12, 2014. I had just settled into bed after playing hockey. Our game started at 10 p.m.- and we left the ice at 11:30. By the time Read More

Why South Park property values rise

In today’s Dayton Daily news, the front page story talks about the tanking property values in Montgomery County- and then gushes over South Park- a “gainer” among the rest of the failing county. To begin with, you have to realize that when your property is already way undervalued due to the failures of our local Read More

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