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Shopping Mall
“Large mall with all your shopping needs. Surrounded by a lot of restaurants, shops and movie theatres”
  • 5 locals recommend
Entertainment
“If you're looking for a show or concert, often the Nutter Center holds events. Part of the Wright State University Campus. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
African Restaurant
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  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
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  • 1 local recommends
Park
  • 1 local recommends
Clothing Store
  • 1 local recommends
Indian Restaurant
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University
“Wright State University first opened in 1964 as a branch campus of Miami University and Ohio State University, occupying only a single building. Groundwork on forming the institution began in 1961 during a time when the region lacked a public university for higher education. A community-wide fundraising effort was conducted in 1962 to establish the university, and the campaign raised the $3 million needed in seed money. Much of the land that the campus was built on was donated by the United States Air Force from excess acreage of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The Ohio General Assembly passed legislation in 1965 that transformed the branch campus into a separate institution with its own Advisory Committee on November 5, 1965. It was anticipated the campus would achieve full independent status by 1967 with its rapidly increasing enrollment of full-time students, projected to reach 5,000 within two years. On October 1, 1967, the campus officially became Wright State University following a decision by the Ohio Board of Regents. The name honors the Wright brothers, well-known Dayton residents who are credited with inventing the world's first successful airplane. In 1969, a 173-acre (70 ha) branch campus opened on the shore of Grand Lake St. Marys in Celina, Ohio Cheryl B. Schrader is the university's current president, a role she began July 1, 2017.[8] Schrader is Wright State's seventh president—and first female president. Previous university presidents: Brage Golding (1966–1973), Robert J. Kegerreis (1973–1985), Paige E. Mulhollan (1985–1994), Harley E. Flack (1994–1998), Kim Goldenberg (1998–2006), and David R. Hopkins (2007–2017). Curtis L. McCray was the interim president from March 17 through June 30, 2017, holding the position following Hopkins' early retirement on March 17, 2017. In 2017, Wright State University celebrated its 50th anniversary. Coinciding with the historic event, Wright State created a 50th anniversary website to highlight important milestones and events throughout the university's history. The celebration culminated at Homecoming on September 30–October 1, 2017. October 1, 2017, was the university's official 50th anniversary. Also in 2017, the university became officially tobacco-free and banned all tobacco products on its Dayton and Lake campuses. Smoking cessation products, such as nicotine-replacement gum, lozenges, and patches were still allowed. The university also offered courses to help students, staff and faculty quit tobacco use. The school decided to go tobacco-free after the Ohio Board of Regents in 2012 recommended all Ohio public universities become tobacco free. Wright State University faculty are unionized and represented by the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). In early 2019 they began a strike after two years of unsuccessful and contentious contract negotiations. An agreement was made on February 10th-11th to end the strikes. At twenty days, this was the longest higher-ed strike in Ohio history, and one of the longest in US history.”
  • 1 local recommends
Sports Bar
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  • 1 local recommends
Locality
“Great for a rainy day activity or just an excuse to do some driving! The whole family will love this place. Great for the history buffs but plenty of room and exploring to keep the little ones happy. ”
  • 6 locals recommend