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On Jan. 2, 1847, at 2:00 in the morning, the bells in Dayton rang out signaling another historic flood was deluging the city. The Mad and Miami Rivers crested and broke through their levees. The East Side was completely flooded and a contractor responsible for the construction of Dayton’s newest …

Donations toward the recovery effort can be made at: Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley at St. Vincent de Paul Dayton at Our Home Family Resource Center at

Maria Stein Shrine (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
In light of the recent flooding and poor farming conditions, we will be holding a special prayer service to venerate the relics of St. Isidore (Patron Saint of Farmers) and St. Gregory Thaumaturgus (Miracle Worker and Patron Saint of Flooding). So many businesses, homes and farms have been affected. We …

Today the parking lot at St. Rose is more like a marina than parking lot (CT Photo/Greg Hartman
Just a few days ago, on Tuesday February 20th, about an eighth of the parking lot at St. Rose was covered. Today, Friday, February 23rd, the entire parking lot is covered, and the Ohio River continues to rise. For a look at the river on Tuesday, click here

Floodwaters encroach St. Rose's parking lot. (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
The parking lot at St. Rose is a popular tourist sight as the Ohio River floods. The lot itself is about an eighth covered. With rain expected the rest of this week, the river will rise further. Video of the Ohio River from St. Rose February 20, 2018

On Aug. 29, heavy rains swept through the Greater Cincinnati area, impacting many homes, apartment complexes, businesses, and schools. Bron Bacevich Memorial Stadium, the home of the Roger Bacon Spartans, was rendered unusable and closed until further notice. Roger Bacon has embarked on a fundraising drive, RB Rising, for clean …