Articles from Wright State Univ

Warm hug

Fleece blankets for sick and traumatized children were cut, tied and labeled by Wright State students and employees April 2 in the Student Union Atrium.

With the help of numerous volunteers more than 600 blankets were donated to local social service agencies and area shelters. Since 1995, Project Linus has donated over 7.3 million blankets nationally.

One blanket costs between $10 and $18 to make. Wright State has donated over 6,000 blankets in previous years to Dayton-area Project Linus.

DDN: Wright State’s APRI helping city survey residents for first time since 2015


West Carrollton is surveying residents on a range of topics involving city services, including police and fire services and trash collection.

The survey facilitated by Wright State University’s Applied Policy Research Institute can be completed online as well as by phone, according to the city.

Market force

When he was 16 years old, he got a job bagging groceries at Dot’s Market, a seven-minute walk from the family home in Dayton’s Belmont neighborhood.

Today, 27-year-old Nick Moshos still bags groceries at Dot’s from time to time — when he’s not running the iconic, 68-year-old neighborhood store. He’s the new owner.

The Wright State University alumnus bought Dot’s in September and now oversees its 85 employees.

“I’ve been coming to Dot’s Market since I was a baby,” said Moshos. “A lot of the same employees are still here who waited on me when I was a child.”