Adopt A Highway
From 2010 through 2012, the Dayton Diggers pledged to clean up the Interstate 75 and Dryden Road interchange through the state Adopt A Highway program.
Wayne Township Huber Heights Historical Society
The Dayton Diggers participated in a history recovery survey on October 11, 2014 with the Wayne Township Huber Heights Historical Society (WTHHHS) at the location of the historic Taylorsville Inn. The Inn was active on the Miami & Erie Canal throughout the life of the canal. The structure is now gone, but the landing site is still visible.The Diggers enjoyed working with the WTHHHS folks and helped them recover, document, and preserve history for a display that they can use at their many events.
Slain Sheriff's Wedding Band Found
Sergeant Brian Dulle was struck and killed May 10, 2011 by a suspect's vehicle while deploying stop sticks at the intersection of U.S. 42 and Utica Road. After striking Sergeant Dulle the suspect fled on foot but was arrested several hours later following a massive manhunt. In the assault, Dulle's wedding band was lost.
Dayton Digger Bill Baecker received a call asking for help in locating the ring and immediately picked up his detector and headed to the scene to see if he could help locate the lost ring. Within an hour, Bill had located the tungsten band which was promptly returned to Sgt. Dulle's widow.
Hillsboro Historical Society
The Dayton Diggers completed an initial dig at The Highland House in Hillsboro, Ohio. An 8 foot wide, 7 foot deep lathed brick cistern was excavated. Discoveries included quite a few bottles from the teens. A couple different beers from Cincinnati, a whiskey from Dayton, a 1915 Coke bottle (the first hobbleskirt style, sadly broken in two pieces), a straight sided amber "arrow" Coke from Cincinnati and a plethora of assorted embossed and labeled bottles. Lots of broken dishes, crocks, graniteware etc. The museum now has a nice display of artifacts with The Dayton Diggers name proudly associated with it.