Graduating Latino

Our series is looking at both the obstacles and successes of Latino families navigating the education system in the Miami Valley.

One Bistro will continue operating its food truck in downtown Xenia as it continues renovations on its new location at 87 E. Main St.
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'Pay-What-You-Can' Restaurant To Open Permanent Xenia Location

One Bistro is starting construction on its new storefront restaurant in downtown Xenia. The organization will move into one side of the Toward Independence building and share space. One Bistro has been providing meals and outreach services for the last three years from its initial location in Miamisburg. Robert Adamson is the founder and executive chef for the group. He says One Bistro has been focused on helping people who might not know where their next meal is coming from. “The soup...
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The superintendent of the Tecumseh School District in Clark County has accepted a plea deal related to three felony counts that stated he used school funds to support a gambling habit.
 

An investigation by law enforcement revealed Brad Martin stole money from the school to spend more than 300 days gambling at a casino.

Under the term's of Martin's deal, he plead guilty to three felony charges and will make restitution to the district from his State Teachers Retirement account.

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This week brings blooming season for sweet Cicely and May apples. Mayflies hatch at the water’s edge.. Weevil season spreads throughout alfalfa fields. Thrush Season, Catbird Season and Scarlet Tanager Seasons reach the bushes. Bullfrogs mate in the swamp and spitbugs form in the parsnips.

Mountain maple and buckeye and wild cherry tree flowering seasons spread cross the countryside. Leaves of poison ivy – like the leaves of Virginia creeper and wild grapes ginkgoes, sycamores, witch hazels, and sweet gums – are just about half as big as they will be in June.

Marietta Ball reads her poem, "Blue Feathers."

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A Democratic state senator says recent police-involved shootings has led her to ask for a change in a key element of the justice system. 

The closed grand jury process, which hears testimony in secret to determine if charges will be filed by prosecutors, has been a problem in high profile cases, says State Sen. Sandra Williams of Cleveland. 

On Tuesday, voters will see five names on the primary ballot for Dayton City Commissioner.

Incumbent candidate, City Commissioner, Matt Joseph says the eleven years he’s been in office have been spent keeping Dayton on course amid economic downturns and job losses, but he believes more jobs can be created.

“We need to put every resource we can toward helping out entrepreneurs; you know making sure there’s support of business climate, making sure that there are mentors available to help those folks who are starting up,” the current commissioner said.

In this edition of WYSO Weekend: Miami Valley StoryCorps and aviation commentary from Dan Patterson. We’ll hear from one winner of the Tecumseh Land Trust essay contest, and a shout out to WYSO's Joe Colvin – winner of this year’s Carol Baugh Cultural Heritage Award from Sinclair College.  See full details below.

Clark County now has enough pollworkers to cover the May 5 election, as the board of elections recruited enough people this week to avoid being short staffed on election day.
 

Clark County Board of Elections Director Matthew Tlachac explained that there was a flood of applications that came in just a week before the May 5 primary.

"As of right now we are in good shape and we have a significant amount of back up workers on call that we can call upon if necessary," he said.

When voters hit the polls, they will decide on several tax issues.

Today is May Day which is an ancient Northern Hemisphere spring festival and a traditional spring holiday in many cultures. Dances, singing, and cake are usually part of the celebration of May Day!

Gov. John Kasich’s budget director is sending a strong signal to the Ohio Senate that the budget plan passed by the House won’t work. Kasich wants some elements of his original budget put into the Senate’s version.

Kasich’s budget included income tax cuts that were offset with new taxes on tobacco, gas and oil drilling and increased or new sales taxes. The House removed those tax hikes but offered a smaller 6.3 percent income tax cut. Budget Director Tim Keen says the House took money set aside for unplanned Medicaid expenses and used revenue figures that are too rosy.

Wright State University students and members of the Ohio Student Association gathered Thursday afternoon to discuss recent racial tensions on the Wright State campus. 

Earlier this week, a group of WSU students sent a letter to President David Hopkins asking him to address concerns that included black students being threatened during a recent protest on campus and an Islamic student being harassed via the internet.

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