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Barclay’s celebrates 65 years Longtime employees reminisce about the store’s beginnings BY LINDY WAGNER iN75 Editor PIQUA — A downtown Piqua staple is celebrating its 65th year in business this month. The longtime employees of store owner Bert Harrison and manager Rick Robinson spent some time with iN75 reminiscing about how the store opened, working there as teenagers and the fashion trends they’ve seen come and go in the constantly changing industry. Barclay’s opened in the 400 block of North Main Street on the opposite side from where it is now in 1947. At the time, Piqua’s local clothing store was Kahn’s, which was located in the section of the current Barclay’s that houses the big and tall and formal wear departments. Mr. Kahn had a falling out with one of his sons, who then opened his own men’s clothing store down the street and called it Barclay’s. After six months running his own store, he decided it wasn’t for him and put it up for sale. Isaac “Ike” Harrison, Bert Harrison’s grandfather, who was living in Cincinnati at the time, heard about the store and came up to check it out. He had previously been in the clothing business and was interested in getting back into it. He liked the small community so much, he decided to buy it. Ike’s son Stanley had a break after college before going to law school and came to Piqua with his dad to help out at the store. Stanley never made it to law school, and

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Bert Harrison (l-r), John Peltier and Rick Robinson grew up working together at Barclay’s during high school and college and are still selling suits there today. now his son, Bert, owns Barclay’s. When Kahn retired in 1965, Barclay’s moved into that location. In 1984, it moved next door into what was then GC Murphy, which is where Barclay’s still is today, at 314 N. Main St. A ladies’ clothing section was added at this point. Four years later, it bought the old Kahn’s location back and expanded with its formalwear section and added big and tall clothing. Bert Harrison is the third generation owner of Barclay’s. His mother, Sammye Harrison, also still works at the store. She joined the business when ladies clothing was added. Stanley Harrison has passed away.

Growing up in the store was par for the course for Bert. “I used to drive my mother nuts in the winter when I couldn’t go outside, so she used to send me down here to stack pants,” he said. His father paid him a quarter for a day’s work, and his grandfather paid him a 50-cent piece, a pretty good wage for an 8year-old who mixed up the inseam and waist sizes and stacked the pants all wrong. Bert also remembers being told not to touch the old adding machine his father and grandfather used in the upstairs office. The machine now sits on the sales floor among the suits, but no longer works. “My grandfather was a

funny guy and a very likeable guy,” Bert said. Ike had retired and moved back to Cincinnati when Stanley moved the store into the current location. Bert remembers his dad was so proud of the fancy new store and anxious to show his grandfather, who was in his 90s then. “My dad couldn’t wait to show him the store, and the first thing he said was, ‘Stanley, are you sure you know what you’re doing? This is an awfully big operation,’” Bert said. “Dad asked him what he thought and he said, ‘I have to say that bathroom is really beautiful.’” Rick Robinson, who has worked at Barclay’s for 43 years, remembers that day.

To celebrate its 65th anniversary, Barclay’s has a few special things going on this month. Specials will be offered throughout the store, including great prices on suits and sportcoats and discounts on sportswear. In support of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Barclay’s will host a special event to benefit Hospice of Miami County, and several promotions in ladies accessories lines will support cancer research as well. Brighton will offer a special Power of Pink bracelet with coordinating necklace and earrings. For every bracelet purchased, Brighton will donate $5 to breast cancer research. Vera Bradley has a promotion called Be Colorful Be Pink. With the purchase of any item in the new Ribbons pattern, customers will receive a free Ribbons coin purse. Also, starting Oct. 18, any customer who buys any item in the Vera Vera line, a solid microfiber line, will get a second Vera Vera item for 50 percent off. From Oct. 26-31, customers will receive a free market tote with any $25 Vera Bradley purchase. From Oct. 26 to Nov. 11, customers who buy $100 of Brighton accessories will receive a free set of two pouches from the Fashion City line valued at $75. All the fall styles are out on the floor now at Barclay’s, including menswear from Ralph Lauren Polo, Tommy Bahama and Nautica. Special prices will be going on all throughout October on men’s and ladies clothing to celebrate the anniversary. Rick, Bert and John Peltier all worked in the store together in high school and throughout college, and they all work there still today. Bert got a degree in business and finance from Indiana University, Rick studied French at Ohio State and John majored in business at Xavier, but they all found their way back to Barclay’s. Being in the business for so long, the guys at Barclay’s know first hand how the clothing industry has changed. “It’s not even remotely the same,” Rick said. “The customer base is different,

the fashion is different, the percentage of suits to clothing is different, the price point is different.” One of the reasons Barclay’s has stayed open for 65 years is that it has evolved right along with the industry. In the ’60s and ’70s, 90 percent of the customers were from Piqua and 10 percent were from out of town. Nowadays, those numbers have flipflopped. “People were dedicated to their local stores,” Bert said. “Things change over • See BARCLAY’S on page 3


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Barclays • CONTINUED FROM PAGE 2 time and stores close here and there. We took risks in the way we approached that and the way we marketed ourselves.” Barclay’s took risks advertising outside of town and expanding the store to give customers more of a “wow factor” when they walk in the door. “One of the biggest risks we took was with the manufacturers we worked with,” Bert said. “We dumped the lines we thought would ruin us and we added others, and we were right.” When Barclay’s tried and true manufacturers started selling cheaper merchandise to department stores, Bert and Rick found other lines to work with and, ultimately, better products for their customers. They re-evaluate which lines to carry in the store every season, and it constantly changes. Barclay’s had to evolve not just with business practices, but also with fashion trends or risk going under. “Fashion changes in a big circle. There’s never anything new; it always comes back around in some slightly different way,” Rick said. When Rick started working at Barclay’s, slim-cut fitted suits were all the rage. Then flat lapels and loose-fitting suits became popular. Leisure suits followed, as did double-breasted coats and three-button pleating. Today, trim, fitted suits are back in style. When Barclay’s added ladies clothing in the ’80s, dresses and tailored suits were in style. Now it’s all

When it comes to service, we still attempt to run the business like it’s 1947. — Rick Robinson

about the accessories — handbags, scarves, jewelry, sunglasses. For any business to survive more than six decades, it has to have some aspects that haven’t changed. “When it comes to service, we still attempt to run the business like it’s 1947,” Rick said. The staff at Barclay’s establishes personal, friendly STAFF PHOTO/LINDY WAGNER Barclay’s started as a men’s clothing store, but a relationships with its cusladies department was added in the 1980s and now tomers. They’ve seen the children of the customers carries popular accessory lines, including Brighton grow up and continue shopand Vera Bradley. ping there and even bring their own kids into the store. “We’re very hands on. When you come in the door, Barclay’s you work with us,” Bert now has said. “We do inventory by Vera hand; we don’t let a comBradley’s puter do it for us.” new patThe in-store alterations tern called are another constant at Ribbons Barclay’s. “If someone comes in available the door — just like in the at the ’60s and ’70s — and needs shop. With a pair of pants altered the purtoday, we can do that,” Bert chase of said. any item “And we don’t charge for in the line, that,” Rick added. customers “Pat Ross, our seamwill restress, has been here for 30 ceive a years. She’s the invisible free Ribbackbone of our business,” bons coin Bert said. “Without her, purse. there are a lot of things that STAFF PHOTO/ wouldn’t get done. There’s LINDY WAGNER not a better seamstress in

Haunted Happenings ’Tis the season for events to thrill both young and old alike • Sidney Haunted Woods SIDNEY — This is the 15th year the woods at 2232 W. Russell Road have been turned into an electrifying nightmare. Guests are invited to sit by the fire before they are taken back to the 1/2-mile track of relentless terror. You might meet evil clowns, zombies, burn victims, scarecrows and more. See if you make it out alive or become one of the bodies left behind. Free candy and free parking are offered. A portion of the proceeds are donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. When: Now through Oct. 27, Friday and Saturday nights Where: 2232 W. Russell Road, Sidney Admission: $10 for ages 13 and older, $8 for ages 612, free for children 5 and younger Details: (937) 658-6114, www.sidneyhauntedwoods.moonfruit.com • Dayton’s Haunted Butcher House DAYTON — At 508 Wayne Ave., just blocks from downtown Dayton’s historic Oregon District, Dayton’s Haunted Butcher House is the city’s premier haunted attraction of 2012. Featuring 22 terrifying rooms of horror, this indoor haunt delivers a unique experience that is sure to make your skin crawl. Will you survive the bloody terror of Dayton’s wildest haunted experience? Dayton’s Haunted Butcher

House was voted best haunted attraction in a 2011 Active Dayton poll. When: Now through Oct. 27, Friday and Saturday 8 p.m. to midnight Where: 508 Wayne Ave., Dayton Admission: Adults $12 Details: www.wayneavebutcherhouse.com • Nightmare of Valley Street DAYTON — Nightmare on Valley Street continues its 10th year as one of Dayton’s biggest haunted attractions with new trails, attractions and scares for 2012. Guests will hike the haunted trails to see 30 scenes with more than 40 live monsters. Many scenes will play with your senses and emotions. Tickets are available for the haunted trail, rat trap maze and hillbilly hay ride. When: Now through Oct. 27, Friday and Saturday from dark until midnight Where: 5117 Valley Pike, Dayton Admission: $12 Details: www.nightmareonvalleystreet.com • The Legends of Horror SPRINGFIELD — The legends are back. What would Halloween be without the gruesome foursome? Freddy, Michael, Jason and Leatherface are together again to invade your nightmares. This haunted experience includes encounters with each of these villains from • See HAUNTED on page 12


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BY LINDY WAGNER iN75 Editor TROY — Sweetest Day is this Saturday and if you’ve forgotten to get a special something for your special someone, don’t fret. Whether your sweetheart loves roses or craves chocolate, Your Personal Florist in Troy has you covered. Fresh bouquets of roses, all wrapped and ready to put a smile on someone’s face, will be available for $20 Friday and Saturday. Lori Stotler, owner of Your Personal Florist, said roses in a variety of colors will be available. Red is the most popular hue, but pink, white, yellow and bi-color roses also will be available. Mixed flower arrangements and bouquets will be available starting at $5. Lori said Sweetest Day is pretty popular in the area, and she typically sells 60 dozen roses. She orders extra roses from her wholesalers in preparation of the holiday, yet admits there are people who don’t consider it a holiday. “You don’t need a holiday to tell people how special they are, but it’s nice to have the reminder,” she said. And Sweetest Day isn’t just about flowers, but also sweets, of course. “If you really want to send sweets to your sweetest on Sweetest Day, we do cookie bouquets,” Lori said. The arrangement of assorted cookies is bakery fresh and requires a 24-hour notice. Prices start at $20 for one dozen cookies and $35 for two dozen. Also available are candy bar bouquets, starting at $10, which include a variety of Mars Corp. treats, including Snickers, Milky Way and 3 Musketeers. “The cookies and candy are great for women to send to their guys,” Lori said. Your Personal Florist, 409 Kirk Lane, also

has teddy bears and mylar balloons. The national helium shortage has not hit the shop yet. Helium is still available, and the price of it has not increased. While most of Your Personal Florist’s business is husbands buying flowers for their wives, Lori said Sweetest Day doesn’t have to be about a romantic relationship. The holiday began in the early 1920s when a Cleveland candymaker wanted to bestow sweets on orphans, shut-ins, elderly folks and the poor. On the first Sweetest Day, thousands of treats were distributed to orphans, newspaper boys and hospitals, thereby making it the “sweetest day of the year.” Lori suggested everyone remember to treat someone on sweetest day — dads can get a gift for their little girls, moms for their kids or wives for their husbands. The day is largely observed in our region, mainly Ohio, Indiana and Michigan, which Lori said allows her to keep prices down because many growers don’t know it’s Sweetest Day and don’t bump up their prices. Lori said it is important to get your flowers from a professional florist because big-box stores that carry flowers often transport them in the same truck as other produce. She said produce can give off ethylene gas, which can cause flowers to wilt and have only about half the vase life they should have. In addition to Sweetest Day, it also is the season for mums. Your Personal Florist has a beautiful assortment of mums grown in Dayton. Several options for Thanksgiving centerpieces, starting at $25, also are available. Customers who pre-order Thanksgiving centerpieces now through Nov. 17 will receive 25 percent off. Call the shop at (937) 335-2365 or find them on Facebook.

PIQUA — The dental practice of Dr. James Case has moved from Piqua to a new custom-built office in Troy. The new office is located in Upper Valley Medical Park, just south of the entrance to Upper Valley Medical Center. The entrance to the office is through the double doors right behind KuZZins Restaurant. The address is 3006 N. County Road 25-A. This is a brand new suite in the building that Case has had custom built for his practice. The build started in June of this year, and the new office is twice the size of the former location on Nicklin Avenue in Piqua. The practice was closed for a little more than a week, but Case started seeing patients in the new location this week. The new office has more treatment rooms, a new digital panoramic X-ray machine and flat screen televisions throughout the office. Also, the office is in the process of going paperless and computerizing all of its records. Case also has minimized radiation exposure by going digital with all of the Xrays. The move was due to the former Piqua Memorial Hospital being torn down. The property included Case’s former office. The hospital is being demol-

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ished to make room for one of three new intermediate schools for Piqua City Schools. The school is expected to be completed by the 2015-16 school year. Case is always accepting new and emergency patients at his new office. Patients of all ages are welcome. Case offers dental cleanings, exams, X-rays, fillings, root canals, extractions, dentures and bridges, among other procedues. He also offers in-office and take-home tooth whitening. “Our goal is to treat every patient in a warm, caring, professional manner,” Case said. “We focus on each patient’s needs individually, and getting them in and taking care of their needs or getting them out of pain as quickly as possible. We offer same-day emergency treatment in most cases. We also have evening hours available to accommodate our patients. We also look forward to continuing our veteran program in our new location.” Case and his staff appreciate their patients standing by them during the move. “We would like to thank all of our patients for their support and choosing to come with us to the new office,” Case said. “The new location in now convenient to Troy and Piqua. We chose this location because of the ease of access from the surrounding areas.” Contact Case’s office at (937) 773-1208 or visit www.DrJamesCase.com.

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three can Cheddar cheese soup and three cans milk. Pour over potatoes. Bake 1 hour. Top with one bag Doritos. This is a great recipe to take to a large family gathering or a office party.

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NEW CARLISLE — Historic Staley Mill Farm and Indian Creek Distillery and the Elizabeth Township Historical Society will present a living history event this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Come experience activities based on real events on the Ohio Frontier in the fall of 1812. Blockhouses were being built, soldiers were being trained and entire communities were preparing to defend themselves. People living in Miami County in 1812 were looking to the possibility of real active warfare. Various types of 1812 period camps will be featured in different locations at the Staley Farm site and will portray actual activities that were happening in the fall of 1812 in Miami County. Presentations are scheduled throughout the day at the various camps by historic Interpreters. Thomas Jefferson, portrayed by Steven Edenbo, featured on The History

through Oct. 27 at various times. Tickets from $36 www.humanracetheatre.or g (937) 228-3630 ‘Smoke on the Mountain’ SPRINGBORO — La Comedia Dinner Theatre presents “Smoke on the Mountain: Homecoming” now through Oct. 28. The Sanders family returns to La Comedia in an all new show. It’s set in October 1945. The war is over and America’s years of prosperity are just beginning. Join the Sanders family as they share their hilarious and touching stories and perform 25 bluegrass gospel favorites, such as “Leaning On the Everlasting Arms,” “Just Over in the Gloryland,” “I Love to Tell the Story” and “Do Lord.” 765 W. Central Ave. Various showtimes through Oct. 28 Tickets from $53 lacomedia.com (937) 746-4554


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The artwork depicts the four separate trips Glass took to cover all 2,448 miles of U.S. Route 66 from Chicago to Santa Monica in 2011 and 2012. 14 E. Main St. Now through Nov. 4 www.studio14gallery.com (937) 890-3614 Emmet Gowin DAYTON — Join Dayton Art Institute for an exhibition of rarely seen photographic works from DAI’s permanent collection, “Emmet Gowin and His Contemporaries,” curated by Wright State University professor Tracy Longley-Cook. The exhibit is in commemoration of Gowin’s years spent in Ohio as an instructor at the Dayton Art Institute (1967-1971). The exhibition looks at Gowin, as well as his influences and contemporaries, notably Harry Callahan, Aaron Siskind, Walker Evans, Frederick Sommer, Linda Connor, Paul Caponigro, Ansel Adams and Minor White. 456 Belmonte Park North Through Nov. 4 General admission is $8 www.daytonartinstitute.org (937)

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Local History Department at the Piqua Public Library and will be provided to all tour participants. “Cemeteries have developed their own unique architecture and symbolism,” said tour leader Jim Oda. Those interested in participating in the tour are encouraged to purchase their tickets early as the tour will be limited to the first 30 registrants. Forest Hill Cemetery Saturday 10 a.m. $5 per person (937) 773-9355 Haunted woods TROY — Brukner Nature Center’s Haunted Woods will take place this Saturday and Sunday and next weekend. Come enjoy a kid-friendly evening filled with a guided walk, live wildlife and costumed characters. Your guide will lead you along the gently rolling, luminary-lit trail and stop at five stations along the way so you and your family can learn about the wild creatures of the night. This year, BNC will introduce two new characters sure to be a hit with preschool and elemen-

tary-aged kids, parents and grandparents alike. Activities also include free face painting, crafts and games, storytelling at a campfire, plus cookies and cider after the hike. A kid’s costume contest where everyone’s a winner also will be part of the fun. Tickets are available on a first-come, firstserved basis on the night of the event, handed out in the order that you arrive at the gate, so if you want to join your friends please ride together or meet and drive in together. 5995 Horseshoe Bend Road Saturday and Sunday 6:30 to 8 p.m. $3 per person for members, $5 per person for nonmembers www.bruknernaturecenter.com (937) 698-6493 View from the Vista TROY — Brukner Nature Center’s View from the Vista will be Sunday afternoon. Come discover Brukner Nature Center’s vista birdlife, enjoy a homemade cookie and a hot cup of bird-friendly coffee and join members of the BNC Bird Club as you learn to identify our

feathered friends. 5995 Horseshoe Bend Road Sunday 1 to 3 p.m. www.bruknernaturecenter.com (937) 698-6493 Shop ‘til You Drop DAYTON — Shop ‘til You Drop, one of Dayton’s largest and most beloved indoor garage sales and flea markets, returns to Hara Arena Saturday and Sunday. More than 170 booths will include crafts, clothing, jewelry, painted glass, decor items, lapidary, potpourri, collectibles and much more. 1001 Shiloh Springs Road Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $2 www.haracomplex.com (937) 256-5051 • Mid-Day Arts Cafe DAYTON — Victoria

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A young homicide detective/psychologist, from the worldwide best-selling novels by James Patterson, meets his match in a serial killer. The two face off in a high-stakes game of cat and mouse, but when the mission gets personal, Cross is pushed to the edge of his moral and psychological limits in this taut and exciting action thriller. (Lionsgate) Starring: Tyler Perry, Matthew Fox Genre, rating: Action/suspense, PG-13

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Tyler Perry stars in “Alex Cross.”

All the activity has led to this. This is the fourth installment in the “Paranormal Activity” movie franchise. Starring: Katie Featherston Genre, rating: Horror, unrated

Still showing ‘Here Comes the Boom’

Kevin James stars in “Here Comes the Boom.”

Former collegiate wrestler Scott Voss is a 42-year-old apathetic biology teacher in a failing high school. When cutbacks threaten to cancel the music program and lay off its teacher, Scott begins to raise money by moonlighting as a mixed martial arts fighter. Everyone thinks Scott is crazy — most of all the school nurse, Bella — but in his quest, Scott gains something he never expected as he becomes a sensation that rallies the entire school. Starring: Kevin James, Henry Winkler, Salma Hayek, Greg Germann Genre, rating: Action/comedy, PG

‘Argo’ Based on true events, “Argo” chronicles the life-or-death covert operation to rescue six Americans, which unfolded behind the scenes of the Iran hostage crisis — the truth of which was unknown by the public for decades. On Nov. 4, 1979, as the Iranian revolution reaches its boiling point, militants storm the U.S. embassy in Tehran, taking 52 Americans hostage. But, in the midst of the chaos, six Americans manage to slip away and find refuge in the home of the Canadian ambassador. Knowing it is only a matter of time before the six are found out and likely killed, a CIA “exfiltration” specialist named Tony Mendez comes up with a risky plan to get them safely out of the country. A plan so incredible, it could only happen in the movies. (Warner Bros.) Starring: Ben Affleck, Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Bryan Cranston, Taylor Schilling Genre, rating: Suspense/drama, R

‘Sinister’ Sinister is a frightening new thriller from the producer of the “Paranormal Activity” films and the writer-director of “The Exorcism of Emily Rose.” A true crime novelist discovers a box of mysterious, disturbing home movies that plunge his family into a nightmarish experience of supernatural horror. (Summit) Starring: Ethan Hawke, James Ransone, Vincent D’Onofrio Genre, rating: Horror, R

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Dayton Ballet dances into 75th season five couples reflects the idiosyncrasies, impression-prone behavior and dance forms of 16th- and 17th-century European society at court. The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra will perform the music for this ballet, the first collaboration of the two organizations under the auspices of the newly created Dayton Performing Arts Alliance. Amy Seiwart, Dayton Ballet’s first choreographer commissioned through the Dermot Burke Premiere Fund, will present a contemporary world premiere ballet. Cincinnati native Seiwert, artistic director of the San Francisco-based ballet

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DAYTON — The Dayton Ballet will open its 2012 season with “Past & Present” this Thursday, Friday and Saturday and Sunday in the Victoria Theatre. Shows are at 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. The program for this event that inaugurates Dayton Ballet’s 75th Anniversary Season features three diverse experiences: Stuart Sebastian’s “Mozart Dances,” a world premiere from choreographer Amy Seiwert and the revival of “Sleepy Hollow.” The Dayton Ballet began 75 years ago, when Josephine Schwarz and her sister, Hermene,


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Haunted • CONTINUED FROM PAGE 3 classic horror films. The twisted minds behind this attraction have created even more larger than life “Saw” traps. How well can you play the game? Which legend will give you your final scream? A corn maze also is on the property. When: Now through Nov. 3, Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Where: 6995 Springfield-Jamestown Road, Springfield Admission: $15 Details: www.thelegendsofhorror.com, (937) 206-4066 • Terror Maze SPRINGFIELD — From the dark reaches of Clark County come some of the most horrific scenes of terror. When: Now through Oct. 27, Friday and Saturday 8 p.m. to midnight Where: 6988 Springfield Jamestown Road, Springfield Admission: $11 Details: www.terrormaze.com • Haunted Castle of Carnage and Trail RIVERSIDE — This haunt has been in operation for 26 years. Your adventure will start in a pre-Civil War building, the Haunted Castle of Carnage, with some great actors and animatronics. The castle has about 18 scenes of blood, gore and so much more. After you complete the Haunted Castle, you will take a journey through the Haunted Trail, which has almost doubled in length. Be prepared for some mad clowns, chain saws and more. The Riverside Jaycees Haunted Castle of Carnage and Trail is a not-for-profit and is run

entirely by volunteers. The profits from this attraction are put back into the community. When: Now through Oct. 28, Friday and Saturday from dusk to midnight, Sunday from dusk to 10 p.m. Where: 1213 Harshman Road, Riverside Admission: $10 Details: theriversidejaycees.com • Slash Moraine MORAINE — Splash Moraine Water Park is transformed every Halloween season into one of the Miami Valley’s scariest haunted attractions. Beaches become swamps and bayous where ghouls and frights roam freely as you explore new scenes. When: Now through Oct. 27, Friday and Saturday 8 to 12:30 a.m. Where: 3800 Main St., Moraine Admission: $7 Details: slash.splashmoraine.com • Land of Illusion MIDDLETOWN — Rated one of the best haunted house in the country, the Land of Illusion offers six spooky attractions. On Middletown Haunted Trail, people will encounter chainsaw sickos, murderers with bloody blades and blowtorch-wielding madmen. Dr. Psycho’s Haunted Estate hides more than secrets; it has mutilated bodies, grisly scenes of anguish and a foreboding feeling that you’ll never make it out again. The Temple of Terror is made up of pitch-dark passageways full of rabid bats, skeletons and madmen. The 3-D Killer Klowns area is full of traveling circus masters who have been terrorizing adults and children since the circus banned their show in

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Dayton’s Haunted Butcher House is sure to raise the hairs on the back of your neck. More haunted choices will appear in the Oct. 24 edition of iN75. 1872. The Voodoo Bayou Shanty is a Louisiana swampland shack doomed with a wicked family curse. The theme park also has Club Zombie, a creepy dance club. The admission fee grants access to all the attractions at Land of Illusion. When: Now through Nov. 3, Friday and Saturday 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., Sunday (October only) 8 to 11:30 p.m. Where: 8762 Thomas Road, Middletown Admission: General admission $34.99, Sunday (five attractions) $24.99 Details: www.thelandofillusion.com • The Chambers of Horror MIDDLETOWN — One of Southwestern Ohio’s most twisted haunted houses, the Chambers of Horror has more than 30 rooms and 100 doors. The attraction takes 30 minutes to get through and promises to be one of the scariest haunts you’ll visit this year. The horror is located in the old Cambridge Inn building.

When: Now through Oct. 27, Friday dark to midnight, Saturday dark to 1 a.m., also Oct. 29, 30 and 31 from dark to 10 p.m. Where: 1601 S. University, Middletown Admission: $12 Details: www.thechambers.org • Haunted Cave LEWISBURG — Beneath the peaceful village of Lewisburg, the Haunted Cave is the longest running, most highly rated underground Halloween attraction in Ohio. Located 80 feet below ground in a longabandoned mine, the Haunted Cave is home to more than 30,000 bats, and possibly as many ghosts and ghouls. The Haunted Cave is Ohio’s longest, darkest, creepiest and scariest Halloween event, period. When: Now through Oct. 27, Friday and Saturday 7 p.m. to midnight Where: 4392 Swishers Mill Road, Lewisburg Admission: Adults $15, children 10 and younger $5

Details: www.hauntedcaveatlewisburg.com • Haunted Hayride and Black Bog SPRINGBORO — This attraction has a tractordrawn haunted hayride and the Black Bog walking trail. There is a bike stunt show every Friday and Saturday night, bonfires and a haunted concessions barn. Haunted Hayride and Black Bog has won several awards from Ohio Valley Haunts in past years, including best hayride and best actor awards. When: Now through Oct. 27, Friday and Saturday from sundown to 11:30 p.m. Where: 6070 Springboro Road, Lebanon Admission: Hayride $12, Black Bog, $10, both $20 Details: www.springborohauntedhayride.com • Wilmington Haunted Hollow Ride WILMINGTON — Each October the fields of Clinton County come alive with screams of horror as fire-breathing semis chase unsuspecting

victims through a forest filled with monsters, madness and mayhem. In addition to the ride, this site also has the Slaughter Hotel and Nightmare Penitentiary to frighten even the toughest visitor. When: Now through Oct. 27, Friday and Saturday from dusk until midnight Where: 1261 W. Dalton Road, Wilmington Admission: Haunted Hallow Ride $12, Slaughter Hotel $10, Nightmare Penitentiary $10, all three attractions $20 Details: www.wilmingtonhauntedhollowride.co m • Hurst Haunted Funeral Home SABINA — This haunted attraction carries the legend of a junkyard in the ’50s where people who loved their cars as much as life itself could be buried beneath them once they died. When space ran out, the lazy and greedy owners started burning bodies instead of burying them and stacking cars on top of each other. Ghostly figures began appearing, some human and others more demonic than the imagination can handle. The owners hired a priest to settle the spirits but once the priest and owners entered the grounds, they were never seen again. The only evidence found was the priest’s charred Bible and a partially melted wedding band. When: Now through Oct. 27, Friday and Saturday from dusk until midnight; also open Oct. 31 Where: 988 Polk Road, Sabina Admission: $10 Details: www.hursthauntedfuner-

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