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 Street artist accused of writing ‘f $@* the police’ on a cruiser made this amazing Dayton mural 

A fish and tackle supply store has become one of the best places to get a photo taken in Dayton in recent months.

It is all due to an eye-catching “Greetings from Dayton, Ohio” mural painted on the side of the business housed at 142 S Keowee St. in the Oregon District. 

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Fisherman’s HQ owners Gary Roberson and Chris Hochwalt said the mural painted as part of a community service program through Dayton police has drawn more than its share of attention. 

“I see them stop by and set up tripods,” Roberson said. 

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Dayton police Major Brian D. Johns, who helps run the Dayton Graffiti Task Force, could not be reached for comment.

Local artist and activist Tiffany Clark said the mural was painted by Nicholas A. Edwards, a local street artist, as a Dayton Graffiti Task Force beautification project. 

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Edwards landed in hot water in July 2016 after reportedly writing “F— the police” on the side of a Dayton police cruiser.

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Clark works with the task force. She and her boyfriend  Christopher "Etch" Weyrich, are behind The Mural Machine, a company that makes large scale murals in Dayton. The pair are working to secure a location for a “Keep Dayton Funky” mural. 

Hochwalt and Roberson said the wall Edwards painted last fall had been painted over with beige blocks to cover graffiti. 

Edwards used a projector to paint the postcard-like mural, Hochwalt said. His work fixed a problem.

 “That side of the building needed painting,” Hochwalt said. 

A mural that says "Dayton" is on the side of Fisherman's HQ building at 142 S Keowee St. (Photo: Amelia Robinson)

Here are three other murals that say Dayton.  

Where to see it: 2nd Street Market

Murals that say Dayton at 2nd Street Market in downtown Dayton. (Amelia Robinson)

Where to see it: 2nd Street Market

Murals that say Dayton at 2nd Street Market in downtown Dayton. (Amelia Robinson)

Where to see it: Oregon District, Third Street, Courthouse Square

Other Dayton-inspired murals can be found on the side of Brim in the Oregon District, 464 E 5th St, Dayton, at Catapult Creative, 10 North Ludlow St. in downtown Dayton, and on the side of the Cannery building, 500 E. Third St., downtown Dayton. 

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The Mural Machine painted the newest Dayton Inspires mural at The Cannery Lofts in downtown Dayton. PHOTO / Dayton Inspires Facebook

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