Home repair and retrofits can reduce energy burdens, help affordability

These severe energy burdens have been exacerbated in recent years by increased rates for both natural gas and electric. Natural gas prices have increased more than 50% since 2020 and AES-Ohio raised generation charges from 4.8 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh) to 10.91 cents per kWh starting this past June. Luckily, the City of Dayton’s Community Choice Aggregation program offered some relief to the electric generation increases by locking in a rate of 7.457 cents per kWh, almost a third lower than the standard offering.

To meet the need for efficiency improvements in Dayton’s housing stock and lower household energy burdens, Dayton Energy Collaborative, in partnership with Miami Valley Community Action Partnership, CountyCorp, and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton, has developed a one-stop-shop home repair and retrofit program.

The one-stop-shop hopes to address three of the largest barriers facing traditional retrofit programs, namely that they have a limited scope of retrofit measures, inadequate funding compared to demand, and high deferral rates. Retrofit programs are generally limited to working only on weatherization and efficiency measures. Even with limited scope, household retrofit programs don’t have the funding necessary to meet the need for retrofitting all low- and moderate-income housing. Another challenge facing existing programs is that due to inadequate funding, restrictive eligibility qualifications, and safety requirements deferral rates are as high as 50%.

By coordinating various funding and financing resources to implement measures that address the whole building as a system, rather than one-off projects that leave more work on the table and families having to re-apply for assistance multiple times.

On average, weatherization measures can save 18% in heating consumption and 7% in electric consumption for an annual savings of $372. Investing in whole home retrofits with these households creates housing that is affordable, healthy, and energy efficient.

Addressing housing affordability in Dayton will take an all-of-the-above approach including rehabbing existing structures and building new developments. Among those solutions needs to be reducing high energy burdens for low- and moderate-income households. By investing in household repairs and retrofits, Dayton households can continue to live in their current homes with lower bills, better comfort, and improved air quality.

Tom Tappel is the Executive Director at the Dayton Energy Collaborative.

COMMUNITY CONVERSATION: As Air Force turns 75, where will Wright-Patt, Dayton land in the future?

Dayton Daily News will host its September Community Conversation at noon on Wednesday, September 21. The discussion will be co-hosted by Community Impact Editor Nick Hrkman and reporter Thomas Gnau and will include a panel of experts.

Posted by Dayton Daily News on Wednesday, September 21, 2022

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One, there’s a large transient population here, likely because of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and affiliated contractors, who don’t settle here long enough to establish whatever foods are popular in their cultures. Two, as inventive and entrepreneurial as Dayton has been and continues to be, those traits haven’t carried over into the culinary community.","_id":"2LZ23EYNNFEYXNV6QVFHB5BKTM","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1663601081115,"type":"text","content":"Having said all this, dear readers, I admit that I may be – heck, I hope I am – wrong. 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In the meantime, I’m going to snack on doughnuts and cookies I brought back from my favorite grocery store where I used to live.","_id":"NPDRO4QYZ5CDRJBVHBQA4YCYM4","additional_properties":"comments":[],"_id":"IGFWTPO2UBF7LOHI5D3BS4K2BQ","type":"interstitial_link","content":"TELL US: What do you think is Dayton’s signature food?","url":"https://www.dayton.com/what-to-know/tell-us-what-do-you-think-is-daytons-signature-food/VDAKUVPBPFDFTIR7ZGZUNFEHYM/","_id":"RU3RDMRRYVC3XEH5WXJFLF77JQ","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1663601081118,"type":"text","content":"Dennis Bova is a freelance writer living in Beavercreek after a 42-year newspaper career."],"display_date":"2022-09-20T09:00:00Z","headlines":"basic":"VOICES: What is Dayton’s signature food?","first_publish_date":"2022-09-20T09:00:02.155Z","taxonomy":{"sections":["path":"/ideas-voices","parent":"default":"https://www.daytondailynews.com/","_website":"dayton-daily-news","parent_id":"https://www.daytondailynews.com/","name":"Ideas & Voices","description":"","_id":"/ideas-voices","additional_properties":"original":"parent":"default":"https://www.daytondailynews.com/","SectionMap":"https://www.daytondailynews.com/","MainMenuRedesign2021":"https://www.daytondailynews.com/","TopNav":null,"TopicsBar":"https://www.daytondailynews.com/","ComposerNav":"https://www.daytondailynews.com/","site":"site_url":"https://www.daytondailynews.com/ideas-voices/","section_comments_enabled":"Yes","site_description":"","site_title":"Ideas & Voices ,"navigation":"nav_title":"Opinion","inactive":false,"node_type":"section","_website":"dayton-daily-news","name":"Ideas & Voices","_id":"/ideas-voices","ancestors":"default":["https://www.daytondailynews.com/"],"SectionMap":["https://www.daytondailynews.com/"],"MainMenuRedesign2021":["https://www.daytondailynews.com/"],"TopNav":[],"TopicsBar":["https://www.daytondailynews.com/"],"order":"+ add":1015,"default":1039,"SectionMap":1040,"MainMenuRedesign2021":1007,"TopicsBar":1006,"ComposerNav":1020,"_website_section_id":"dayton-daily-news./ideas-voices","type":"section","version":"0.6.0","path":"/what-to-know","parent":"default":"https://www.daytondailynews.com/","_website":"dayton","parent_id":"https://www.daytondailynews.com/","name":"What to Know","description":"","_id":"/what-to-know","additional_properties":"original":"parent":"default":"https://www.daytondailynews.com/","BottomNav":null,"SectionMap":"https://www.daytondailynews.com/","MainMenuRedesign2021":"https://www.daytondailynews.com/","TopNav":null,"TopicsBar":"https://www.daytondailynews.com/","ComposerNav":"https://www.daytondailynews.com/","site":"section_comments_enabled":"Yes","site_description":"","site_title":"What to Know ,"navigation":"nav_title":"What to Know","inactive":false,"node_type":"section","_website":"dayton","name":"What to Know","_id":"/what-to-know","ancestors":"default":["https://www.daytondailynews.com/"],"BottomNav":[],"SectionMap":["https://www.daytondailynews.com/"],"MainMenuRedesign2021":["https://www.daytondailynews.com/"],"TopNav":[],"TopicsBar":["https://www.daytondailynews.com/"],"order":"SectionMap":1006,"MainMenuRedesign2021":1001,"TopicsBar":1001,"_website_section_id":"dayton./what-to-know","type":"section","version":"0.6.0"],"primary_section":"path":"/ideas-voices","name":"Ideas & Voices","tags":["text":"opinion","text":"dcom_homepage"]},"type":"story","last_updated_date":"2022-09-20T13:58:42.694Z","promo_items":"basic":"credits":"affiliation":[],"subtitle":"Dennis Bova","width":1000,"caption":"Dennis Bova is a freelance writer living in Beavercreek after a 42-year newspaper career. 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(James David) Vance for one of Ohio’s U.S. Senate seats.","_id":"XWBOLO3SEJGB7HP7MQNC4VWAMA","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1663339925809,"type":"text","content":"Also neck-and-neck – according to a USA TODAY Network Ohio/Suffolk University poll the Columbus Dispatch reported Wednesday – are races for three Ohio Supreme Court seats.","_id":"NRSHMFPEGFCB7GVXLVV62RMK5Q","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1663339925810,"type":"text","content":"Leading off is the contest between Democratic Justice Jennifer Brunner and Republican Justice Sharon Kennedy to succeed retiring Republican Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor. Allowing for the usual ifs, ands and buts, the poll found that 42.2% of likely voters preferred Kennedy, while 41.8% preferred Brunner, a gap of only 0.4%.","_id":"7LHWNHOR6FHU3LLFM6H7RPKRVU","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1663339925811,"type":"text","content":"In the other two Supreme Court races, Republican Justice R. Patrick DeWine (Mike DeWine’s son) led his challenger, Democratic Judge Marilyn Zayas, of the Cincinnati-based Ohio Court of Appeals (1st District) by just 2.4 percentage points, the Dispatch reported.","_id":"OAOYOM54FJAQVMDBXCUHX4ACNY","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1663339925812,"type":"text","content":"And Republican Justice Patrick Fischer led his challenger, Democratic Judge Terri Jamison, of the Columbus-based Court of Appeals (10th District) by just 1.6 percentage points.","_id":"2SS7ENCTRBFTJCB4OKRC3QIWLI","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1663339925813,"type":"text","content":"That suggests Democrats are competitively positioned in the three Supreme Court races. But until early voting starts Oct. 13, voters haven’t seen the ballot. And for the first time in more than 110 years, party labels will accompany the names of Supreme Court and Ohio Court of Appeals candidates. 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No Ohio voter has seen a judicial ballot like this year’s, and whether that party label favors Republicans – as the GOP-run General Assembly hopes – is an open question.","_id":"GRXZ37BRRNBRFJXZ6TH57SEIMY","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1663339925814,"type":"text","content":"Second, business lobbies will be dumping an avalanche of money into the campaigns of Republican Justices Kennedy, DeWine, and Fischer.","_id":"NC77WDSGQRFV3DDKLEPR36T6IE","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1663339925815,"type":"text","content":"Those lobbies know something that rank-and-file voters sometimes forget: The Supreme Court can be all that stands between Ohio households and budget-busting utility rates, and between injured Ohioans and claim-denying insurance companies.","_id":"M6IC4DWRW5E7JFFEWE6QRTPHFA","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1663339925816,"type":"text","content":"Little wonder that in June a coalition of Ohio’s major business lobbies announced they would move heaven and earth to elect Kennedy chief justice and re-elect DeWine and Fischer: The political action committees (PACs) of the National Federation of Independent Business-Ohio; the Ohio Business Roundtable; the Ohio Chamber of Commerce; the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation and the Ohio Manufacturers’ [ok] Association.","_id":"R2WTQRWWFZB7DMS5PMNSNLW2VI","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1663339925817,"type":"text","content":"Among the leaders of those groups are former U.S. Reps. Patrick Tiberi (Business Roundtable) and Steve Stivers (Ohio Chamber), both suburban Columbus Republicans.","_id":"C3FTQAXXYFGPPHP2BXEZV5ZRHE","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1663339925818,"type":"text","content":"Earlier, as General Assembly members, each sponsored anti-plaintiff “tort reform” measures that tried to crimp Ohioans’ right to seek damages for injuries.","_id":"NSO3B53FINHE5DUSW2A7B74WME","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1663339925819,"type":"text","content":"One was House Bill 350 of 1996 (Tiberi), which then-Gov. George V. Voinovich signed, but which the Ohio Supreme Court overturned “in toto” as unconstitutional in a bipartisan, 1999 ruling. The other measure, Senate Bill 80 of 2004 (Stivers), was signed by then-Gov. Bob Taft. The Stivers bill most recently figured in the news when its provisions (upheld by the state Supreme Court) limited the damages a jury awarded a young woman who, at age 15, had had oral and vaginal intercourse forced on her by a church pastor.","_id":"QWKWATZW7FFRNM5KLIDURFCH54","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1663339925820,"type":"text","content":"The hullabaloo over the governorship and Senate seat may mask the importance to Ohioans of the Brunner-Kennedy, DeWine-Zayas, and Fischer-Jamison contests. That’d be a mistake, because the high court referees so many facets of voters’ and policyholders’ and consumers’ lives – and on some days, the justices are all that stand between an out-of-control legislature and the Ohio Constitution.","_id":"DZX7OB62QZD6RNIUXCU2ECZ2D4","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1663339925821,"type":"text","content":"Thomas Suddes is a former legislative reporter with The Plain Dealer in Cleveland and writes from Ohio University. 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A confluence of other hot-button issues means we need to throw out the old models and look at several factors that could influence races, including two big ones here in Ohio — governor and the US Senate.","_id":"ANCSQODP4VCG3L3X7KF2DZYZIY","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1663351734225,"type":"text","content":"Historically, the party in the White House loses seats, sometimes significantly, in the midterms. Down ballot candidates suffer because of a “wave” of people voting for the other party.","owner":"sponsored":false,"id":"coxohio","address":,"imageId":null,"caption":"U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Howland Twp., (left) and J.D. 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In the non-presidential 2018 midterms, between 42% and 45% of registered voters in Montgomery, Greene, Clark, and Preble counties did not cast ballots. (Shame on you).","_id":"EGL63XMFNREBFLDLODDLSORKMM","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1663351734227,"type":"text","content":"In this cycle, an unusual number of issues could motivate voters. Paul Beck, the professor emeritus of political science at Ohio State University, helped me break them down.","_id":"S4OAI76PXZEG7PWOTSPJK2PTAA","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1663351734228,"type":"text","content":"Dobbs. The ruling that struck down Roe v. Wade has motivated women. Ohio has the second largest increase of women as a percentage of newly registered voters in the country (+6.4%), according to the New York Times. Additionally, 58% of people registered to vote in Ohio since Dobbs are under 35, a group traditionally holding the strongest pro-choice views.","_id":"AQBDG6MI2BBKZDXQPF6JISQGW4","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1663351734229,"type":"text","content":"“I think the Dobbs has caused a lot of women, Republican women as well, to think, ‘Wait a minute? Do I really want to live in a world in which the freedom of choice is heavily circumscribed?’” Beck noted.","_id":"ECWQYVX25NGSJJXP6M7HLDMI3M","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1663351734230,"type":"text","content":"Trump: The continued coverage of the Mar-a-Lago records seizure and the soon-to-be resumed Jan. 6 committee hearings will continue through this cycle. “The real key to this is, what are the reaction of people who are kind of on the fence, (like) independents and people who voted for Trump back in 2020 but are now having doubts and second thoughts about that vote?” Beck asked.","_id":"UPUMEXW6ONHHPJ5TYTUCDYY6PI","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1663351734231,"type":"text","content":"Money: Where do the candidates get it from? Candidates that get more money from national sources might show weaker local support. In the Senate race, Tim Ryan, for example, has outraised J.D. Vance, who is getting millions from national groups to prop up his campaign.","_id":"PCOR6UDAIVCPJO32PXYTUAKOPI","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1663351734232,"type":"text","content":"Polls: Individual polls show how people feel today but don’t necessarily predict future behavior. Just last week, a Suffolk University poll has Ryan (D) leading Vance (R) in the Ohio Senate race by 1 point. But the poll has a margin of error of 4.4 points, meaning Ryan could be up +5.4 or down – 3.4%. Polling averages, like the ones on 538.com, are a little more valuable since they average together a number of different polls. The 538 average also has Ryan with a slight, early advantage. “No single poll is entirely reliable,” Beck noted.","_id":"W7767I4YBJABRKFXW4URLOKADU","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1663351734233,"type":"text","content":"Bifurcation: Normally, when an incumbent president has a bad approval rating, he becomes a drag on down party candidates. Joe Biden’s approval sits at 42.7%, below Clinton, Bush, and Obama but better than Trump during the same point in their presidencies.","_id":"A6524PBGVFBE3B3DM6UZWOYK4U","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1663351734234,"type":"text","content":"Interestingly, early indicators show voters differentiating their views of Biden and other democrats. “That’s unusual because in the past, (approval ratings) tended to go together,” Beck said.","_id":"UL4XTQ2ZYVDPBMYP3GJSE7KX3M","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1663351734235,"type":"text","content":"The Dobbs and Trump effects may have something to do with that separation.","_id":"FVEXEEPWCJD7BPZ5PKRHDYO6ZE","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1663351734236,"type":"text","content":"There are caveats. Just because people register to vote doesn’t mean they will vote. We’re still weeks away from Election Day, and who knows what other issues will come up between now and then?","_id":"N3QBGVYJWBFL5NUJRFI6V7TBFI","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1663351734237,"type":"text","content":"There is one thing we can be confident of, though.","_id":"VFYSMTGFQFBKLH32VKV5VIYDGI","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1663351734238,"type":"text","content":"For those of us that care about elections and their outcomes, this one has so many moving parts it’s hard to tell which way the political winds blow. You just can’t read one tea leaf this time around.","_id":"XHB4WE3GWVAD7DO5OH6ZV574CQ","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1663351734239,"type":"text","content":"Ray Marcano’s column appears on these pages each Sunday. 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This year we celebrate its 75th anniversary.","_id":"YYIRCUKF6VDHPJZBHDRJO35JCE","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1663348538130,"type":"text","content":"I joined the Air Force in 1981 after completing two years of community college. It wasn’t planned. My mother lovingly kicked me out of the house.","_id":"SUVETGVBHVFLRA4LEYQZREWHPQ","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1663348538131,"type":"text","content":"I was moving from New York to Florida and stopped in Cincinnati to visit my brother. He suggested I go back to college, something I didn’t want to do. He asked if I ever thought of going into the Air Force — I hadn’t. The next day I was at the recruiter’s office. I raised my right hand and swore an oath to this country. I enlisted in the Air Force and later became an Air Force officer. Joining the Air Force was one of the best decisions I ever made.","_id":"UTXQAOX3LRBINHWENBJIXFYVHY","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1663348538132,"type":"text","content":"My first assignment was at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Wright-Patt has a rich history, tracing its military origins to World War I. Its aviation history began before then with the Wright Brothers at Huffman Prairie in 1904. Today, there are more than 8,100 acres and close to 30,000 employees at the base. A recent study shows the base has a $15 billion dollar-a-year economic impact.","_id":"ZFRQ7YHLB5AAFBNP5E7VIEJ2JI","additional_properties":"comments":[],"_id":"NHZ2QEAWNRHRZP27AXDMLTGAVI","type":"interstitial_link","content":"COMMUNITY CONVERSATION: As Air Force turns 75, where will Wright-Patt, Dayton land in the future?","url":"https://www.daytondailynews.com/ideas-voices/community-conversation-75th-anniversary-of-the-air-force/G3HCHMKINZHIXB3IB4ZD3RHUG4/","_id":"VMSLAVFUCJF6JCV7UYJCGE7QEQ","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1663348538133,"type":"text","content":"I served at Wright-Patt twice in my career. After being stationed in Charleston, South Carolina, Misawa, Japan and Aviano, Italy, I returned back to Wright-Patt in 1997. I retired in 1999 as a major and medical service corps officer. I had a great military career and decided to stay in Dayton because of my love for the city.","_id":"2S6BMSWBS5CN3ALBOZCELCV27I","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1663348538134,"type":"text","content":"If it wasn’t for the Air Force, I would not be where I am today. Through the support of the Air Force, I went back to college and got a bachelor’s and master’s degree. I met my wife at Sinclair Community College while in the Air Force. She’s from the Dayton area. We raised our family here. I have much to be thankful for because of the Air Force.","owner":"sponsored":false,"id":"coxohio","address":,"syndication":,"caption":"Mark Murdock and his wife (CONTRIBUTED)","source":"system":"photo center","edit_url":"","additional_properties":"editor":"photo center","taxonomy":"associated_tasks":[],"type":"image","version":"0.10.3","url":"https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/coxohio/T7Q452KFK5HHLEESFFYC3ZJEUY.jpg","licensable":false,"credits":"affiliation":[],"subtitle":"Mark Murdock and his wife","width":480,"_id":"T7Q452KFK5HHLEESFFYC3ZJEUY","additional_properties":"fullSizeResizeUrl":"/resizer/UIv3lhIdRbj8-YwspaCZS2AIyhc=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-coxohio/public/T7Q452KFK5HHLEESFFYC3ZJEUY.jpg","owner":"[email protected]","comments":[],"proxyUrl":"/resizer/UIv3lhIdRbj8-YwspaCZS2AIyhc=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-coxohio/public/T7Q452KFK5HHLEESFFYC3ZJEUY.jpg","originalUrl":"https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/coxohio/T7Q452KFK5HHLEESFFYC3ZJEUY.jpg","published":true,"resizeUrl":"/resizer/UIv3lhIdRbj8-YwspaCZS2AIyhc=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-coxohio/public/T7Q452KFK5HHLEESFFYC3ZJEUY.jpg","ingestionMethod":"manual","thumbnailResizeUrl":"/resizer/NAL253MdEvqZm7RbQWMDHMfDT6M=/300x0/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-coxohio/public/T7Q452KFK5HHLEESFFYC3ZJEUY.jpg","version":0,"originalName":"Murdock voices4.jpg","mime_type":"image/jpeg","restricted":false,"template_id":623,"galleries":[],"_id":"JGSOCW7JOVBKPB7NHEITOOMQM4","created_date":"2022-09-16T17:38:46Z","last_updated_date":"2022-09-16T17:38:46Z","height":640,"image_type":"photograph","_id":"DIUXCSQKSFGFFDDJD6J3ZFNI2E","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1663348538135,"type":"text","content":"My career in the Air Force prepared me for my position at the Dayton VA. I started working at the Dayton VA in 2003 in surgical services. I left the VA for a short time, then returned in 2007. I worked in several different roles including as a program manager and a health system specialist. In 2013, I became the associate director. I took the director’s job at the Chillicothe VA and then the Cincinnati VA before returning to the Dayton VA as the director in February 2020. I oversee more than 2,300 employees at the Dayton VA, where we provide health care to nearly 40,000 Veterans on average each year.","_id":"GWENFZOEOJFGTMJPLGXH57WWV4","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1663348538136,"type":"text","content":"The Air Force, Wright-Patt and the Dayton VA are important to me and the entire Miami Valley. The Air Force is due in part to the “Birthplace of Aviation” and the Wright Brothers’ discovery of flight. It is significant that one of the largest military installations in the country is in Dayton and is partly named after the Wright Brothers.","_id":"GFSSJ6S7OVC4TL3E3EFZFFSPLI","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1663348538137,"type":"text","content":"Like me, many airmen retire from Wright-Patt and decide to stay in the area. Many of those Veterans who remain here can get their health care at the Dayton VA, like I do, or at our VA clinic out at Wright-Patt. The Dayton VA has been here for 155 years. Our mission then and today, in President Abraham Lincoln’s words is, “to care for him (or her) who shall have borne the battle. "","_id":"LHB3OICSKNCEXETXDE3MMAAJNA","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1663348538138,"type":"text","content":"I am fortunate each day to go to work at the Dayton VA and provide care to our nation’s heroes. I am blessed to have been stationed at Wright-Patt and honored to have served in the U.S. Air Force. Happy 75th Anniversary.","_id":"G3CBVDQUZNAHVHKE343UUBYUOY","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1663348538139,"type":"text","content":"Mark Murdock has been the director at the Dayton VA Medical Center since February 2020 . 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That’s why he attended the RESULTS meeting with Nick Arena, and started the ButterflyPAC to alleviate, and even end, poverty globally and in the US. A.J. kept it going with his devotion, dollars and energy. I only knew A.J. for two years as the leader of the ButterflyPAC, but I greatly enjoyed his polite and caring manner that made everyone feel included and loved. You’ll be missed during our weekly meetings, my friend, and we’ll make sure to continue the great crusade you initiated.","_id":"3JM5OYMJVRFI3MNPGRJ53YZOXA","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1663348539744,"type":"text","content":"- Pankaj Agarwal, San Francisco","_id":"TRET6RKICBCEVDKGJO4VX3BMUU","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1663348539745,"type":"text","content":"The Sept. 11 Ideas & Voices featured three columnists who discussed “quiet quitters” that passively disengage from work. The columnists make it sound like quiet quitters make a relatively benign choice to prioritize other areas of their life over their work. There is nothing benign about quiet quitters. Almost everyone who has tried to get service or help from a store, maintenance, repair, or online provider has been victimized by a quiet quitter. The real choice quiet quitters make is to cheat both their employers and their employer’s customers (us).","_id":"SKYPHRJWXBDOLHT3GQO4VBVTYQ","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1663348539746,"type":"text","content":"- Vic Presutti, Beavercreek","_id":"S3SHRSJEGVAOHHDCXVPZUXSB4Y","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1663348539747,"type":"text","content":"All students in Ohio schools deserve to feel supported, welcome, and accepted. Brendan Shea’s recent proposal, “The Resolution to Support Parents, Schools, and Districts in Rejecting Harmful, Coercive, and Burdensome Gender Identity Policies,” attempts to drag society back to a time when trans students were afraid to divulge their feelings to anyone, afraid to assert their identities and afraid to express themselves in ways that allow for their individual happiness and personal growth. The enforcement of what Mr. Shea’s resolution incorrectly asserts as “biological reality” has directly led to the mental anguish, social rejection, persecution and discrimination, psychological and physical harm, and in extreme cases suicide of trans individuals. The organization I represent, Citizens for a Better Beavercreek, condemns this mean-spirited, cruel, malicious attack on students who seeks only the love, support, and acceptance that we all seek as human beings. We encourage everyone to contact members of the Ohio State Board of Education and communicate in clear, forceful language that this is not acceptable. Take a stand to ensure LGBTQ+ students in Ohio schools feel supported, welcome, accepted – and most importantly, safe.","_id":"EKNMDQKRX5C67F7FFWAQ4YVGF4","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1663348539748,"type":"text","content":"- Jared Cutler, Beavercreek"],"display_date":"2022-09-18T09:00:00Z","headlines":"basic":"Letters to the Editor: Sept. 18, 2022","first_publish_date":"2022-09-18T09:00:04.740Z","taxonomy":{"sections":["path":"/ideas-voices","parent":"default":"https://www.daytondailynews.com/","_website":"dayton-daily-news","parent_id":"https://www.daytondailynews.com/","name":"Ideas & Voices","description":"","_id":"/ideas-voices","additional_properties":"original":"parent":"default":"https://www.daytondailynews.com/","SectionMap":"https://www.daytondailynews.com/","MainMenuRedesign2021":"https://www.daytondailynews.com/","TopNav":null,"TopicsBar":"https://www.daytondailynews.com/","ComposerNav":"https://www.daytondailynews.com/","site":"site_url":"https://www.daytondailynews.com/ideas-voices/","section_comments_enabled":"Yes","site_description":"","site_title":"Ideas & Voices ,"navigation":"nav_title":"Opinion","inactive":false,"node_type":"section","_website":"dayton-daily-news","name":"Ideas & Voices","_id":"/ideas-voices","ancestors":"default":["https://www.daytondailynews.com/"],"SectionMap":["https://www.daytondailynews.com/"],"MainMenuRedesign2021":["https://www.daytondailynews.com/"],"TopNav":[],"TopicsBar":["https://www.daytondailynews.com/"],"order":"+ add":1015,"default":1039,"SectionMap":1040,"MainMenuRedesign2021":1007,"TopicsBar":1006,"ComposerNav":1020,"_website_section_id":"dayton-daily-news./ideas-voices","type":"section","version":"0.6.0"],"primary_section":"path":"/ideas-voices","name":"Ideas & Voices","tags":["text":"opinion"]},"type":"story","last_updated_date":"2022-09-18T09:00:04.731Z","canonical_url":"/ideas-voices/letters-to-the-editor-sept-18-2022/6QDYT2GGCNDCPJ4YDQGT2RTKQM/","_id":"6QDYT2GGCNDCPJ4YDQGT2RTKQM"},{"content_elements":["_id":"7EBRRPNELJDRBABSE3OHVZIX5U","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1663192200751,"type":"text","content":"Why is learning about other cultures important?","_id":"BAMBGKCDAZCZHDQU372LSIPG6Y","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1663274922652,"type":"text","content":"For starters, it fosters understanding which strengthens our community. 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Just this past weekend I enjoyed the food, music and dance of Greece at the Greek Festival then turned around and traveled to Italy to enjoy their food and music. Of course, I didn’t actually go to Italy, but the Italian Fall Fest brought a little of Italy to Dayton.","_id":"6KCYVBKYENHODOPQP4NYCFE2QU","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"type":"text","content":"Hispanic Heritage Month started as Hispanic Heritage Week in 1968 under President Lyndon Johnson. In 1988, it was expanded to a month by President Ronald Reagan starting Sept. 15 and ending Oct. 15. Why Sept. 15? Because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September 18, respectively. 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Try a new Latino dish, listen to our local Spanish language Radio 97.7 (did you know we had one?), or learn some Latin dance moves at one of the area Latin Nights. ","_id":"6KCYVBKYENHODOPQP4NYCFE2QU","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"type":"text","content":"Better yet, immerse yourself in Hispanic Culture at the Hispanic Heritage Festival happening today at RiverScape MetroPark. ","_id":"HSKPCHOUM5GLPH4RU73BMOCO7I","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1663192200753,"type":"text","content":"The Puerto Rican American and Caribbean Organization (PACO) was started in 1991 by a group of Puerto Ricans primarily working at Wright-Patt Air Force Base. Throughout the last 30 years, PACO has become an organization representing all Hispanic/Latino countries and includes members from Puerto Rico, the USA, Mexico, Panama, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Colombia, and Haiti just to name a few. 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Take some time this Saturday, Sept. 17 to support a local non-profit as well as learn more about and celebrate the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America at the Dayton Hispanic Heritage Festival.","_id":"7FVJC63HEFBY5CFZRCZ4IBVGEU","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1663192200754,"type":"text","content":"Karla Knox is originally from Panama but has lived in Dayton for 32 years. 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Far too often, naysayers in our society see Dayton as a place that has “seen better days” and turn to defeatism that stops progress in its tracks. I am constantly amazed at why people choose to have blinders on to the beauty of what Dayton is and could be.","_id":"QPPFYKSL5JAGXKP5PFVOWGPJY4","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1663256583809,"type":"text","content":"It’s a community of people who not only love art and culture, but also a community that fosters creators who have influenced the world, from Olympian athletes and award-winning actors, to world-renowned dancers and Oscar-winning artists. Creativity is in our community’s DNA. To have visitors from Los Angeles marvel at our cultural and artistic offerings and community-based arts support drove home just how uniquely positioned Dayton is.","_id":"U56W4LNCI5GKZFS35DEWMEGUP4","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1663175500889,"type":"text","content":"Now, many naysayers didn’t believe that people sitting on the lawn of a three-acre city park listening to free music could somehow bond and connect in ways that turn the tide on feelings of despair about the revitalization of our downtown. But in a relatively short period, that’s what Levitt Dayton has accomplished. It brings us together as a community. It has become the city’s living room. The possibility of people connecting who have nothing in common except their shared humanity, all occupying space and reinforcing the bedrock principles of our society: that we all equal and deserve a little happiness along the journey of life.","owner":"sponsored":false,"id":"coxohio","copyright":"©Andy Snow 2022","address":,"syndication":,"caption":"A performance at the Levitt Pavilion in downtown Dayton. (CREDIT: Andy Snow)","source":"system":"photo center","edit_url":"","additional_properties":"editor":"photo center","taxonomy":"associated_tasks":[],"type":"image","version":"0.10.3","url":"https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/coxohio/3GFHWJ7HDZCWZOURGXMZOGF5IU.jpg","licensable":false,"credits":"affiliation":[],"by":["name":"www.andysnow.com","type":"author","byline":"www.andysnow.com"],"subtitle":"A performance at the Levitt Pavilion in downtown Dayton. 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I also see and believe that art and culture are catalysts for change. With years of experience in the arts, I believe that when we don’t go to a concert, play or art exhibit in our communities, we are depriving ourselves of an opportunity to be inspired, confounded and even challenged. If visitors from Los Angeles can leave Dayton in awe of our many community assets, then surely we as a community can stop looking back through the lens of nostalgia and look ahead to the tantalizing future that the arts can bring us.","_id":"BA3FB4A2YBBRDCAB65WGGP4YMQ","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1663254190951,"type":"text","content":"Rodney Veal is the host of ThinkTV/CET Connect and a member of the Levitt Pavilion Dayton Board of Trustees."],"display_date":"2022-09-16T09:00:00Z","headlines":"basic":"VOICES: Look to the brighter future our region’ arts community can bring us","first_publish_date":"2022-09-16T09:00:06.012Z","taxonomy":{"sections":["path":"/ideas-voices","parent":"default":"https://www.daytondailynews.com/","_website":"dayton-daily-news","parent_id":"https://www.daytondailynews.com/","name":"Ideas & Voices","description":"","_id":"/ideas-voices","additional_properties":"original":"parent":"default":"https://www.daytondailynews.com/","SectionMap":"https://www.daytondailynews.com/","MainMenuRedesign2021":"https://www.daytondailynews.com/","TopNav":null,"TopicsBar":"https://www.daytondailynews.com/","ComposerNav":"https://www.daytondailynews.com/","site": Editorials, Columns, Op-Ed, Letters to the Editor","navigation":"nav_title":"Opinion","inactive":false,"node_type":"section","_website":"dayton-daily-news","name":"Ideas & Voices","_id":"/ideas-voices","ancestors":"default":["https://www.daytondailynews.com/"],"SectionMap":["https://www.daytondailynews.com/"],"MainMenuRedesign2021":["https://www.daytondailynews.com/"],"TopNav":[],"TopicsBar":["https://www.daytondailynews.com/"],"order":"+ add":1015,"default":1039,"SectionMap":1040,"MainMenuRedesign2021":1007,"TopicsBar":1006,"ComposerNav":1020,"_website_section_id":"dayton-daily-news./ideas-voices","type":"section","version":"0.6.0"],"primary_section":"path":"/ideas-voices","name":"Ideas & Voices","tags":["text":"opinion"]},"type":"story","last_updated_date":"2022-09-16T09:00:05.998Z","promo_items":"basic":"credits":"affiliation":[],"subtitle":"Rodney Veal","width":1000,"caption":"Rodney Veal, Artist/Choreographer and Host of ThinkTV and CET CONNECT, The Art Show.","type":"image","url":"https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/coxohio/L5ZSQ5B6HBGLLCQDEOTWVSUUGY.jpg","height":563,"canonical_url":"/ideas-voices/voices-look-to-the-brighter-future-our-region-arts-community-can-bring-us/OKUZ5RRDLZHBFFY4WKLB4NRQHQ/","_id":"OKUZ5RRDLZHBFFY4WKLB4NRQHQ"}],"additional_properties":"took":17,"timed_out":false,"count":4968,"next":15,"_id":"33cfa4ef9242d9be43ab979ec66d8371246e66f8f7cd0f31b75019a5857e57d9"},"expires":1664327887244,"lastModified":1664327587244}}};Fusion.layout="article-basic";Fusion.metas=;Fusion.outputType="default";Fusion.template="template/article";Fusion.tree="collection":"layouts","type":"article-basic","props":"collection":"layouts","type":"article-basic","id":"article-basic","childProps":["collection":"sections","id":0],"children":["collection":"sections","props":"collection":"sections","id":0,"children":[]];Fusion.spa=false;Fusion.spaEnabled=false;