Graduating Latino

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

Felix Dakota is happy with a kids' burger and fries from Young's Jersy Dairy.
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Why Can't Adults Order From The Kids Menu?

Kids’ menus: they’re salty, sweet, greasy, and more appropriately portioned than lots of meals served to adults at casual restaurants. So, why the age restrictions? What stops adults from just ordering the small stuff they crave? This question came in from Rachel Kirby in Nashville, Tennessee for Marketplace's “I’ve Always Wondered” series, a similar project to our local WYSO Curious series. “I have always wondered why adults aren’t allowed to order off the kids menu at a restaurant,” Kirby...
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Tornado Touched Down In Beavercreek Without Warning

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The National Weather Service confirms a small tornado touched down in Beavercreek Tuesday.
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The National Weather Service in Wilmington has confirmed that a small tornado touched down in Beavercreek Tuesday.

At least one person suffered minor injuries and the twister damaged a few buildings in the Greene Crossing Shopping Center. But the tornado was especially surprising because there were no sirens before it struck.

Beavercreek resident Rick Beal says he was driving home from the shopping center when it hit. There had been strong winds, but the actual tornado touched down really briefly.

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A Clark County sheriff's deputy has been fired after admitting to publishing racist tweets.  A concerned citizen saw the posts on Twitter and realized they belonged to a member of local law enforcement.

Tuesday night, Clark County Sheriff Gene Kelly says he received an email containing social media posts from one of his deputies, Zachary Davis, that were made in late April. The posts encouraged the use of deadly force against protesters in Baltimore along with racist language to describe African-Americans.

State Lawmaker Wants To Remove Time Limits On Rape Convictions

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A freshman lawmaker wants to crack down on cases of rape and domestic abuse in Ohio.

State Rep. Greta Johnson of the Akron area says her bill would get rid of the statute of limitations altogether for rape crimes. It would also make all spousal rape and sexual battery illegal.

Johnson, a former prosecutor, says there’s only one way to describe rape.

“It is a murder of the soul. It is something that every victim defines their life in as everything that happened before and everything that happens after,” Johnson said.

Maxine Skuba reads her poem, "Big Fat Poem."

Clark County Historical Society

Tom Stafford is a journalist with more than 35 years experience at the Springfield News Sun. The reporter-turned-playwright has written a play about the closing of Crowell-Collier Publishing in Springfield. The closure meant the loss of 2,250 jobs just before Christmas of 1956. It was a major blow to the city and its residents.

The nation’s medical colleges are predicting a looming shortage of doctors. That has a state representative proposing some changes to the laws on certified, higher-level nurses.

It’s estimated that over the next decade, the U.S. could be short by 90,000 doctors. Specialized nurses say changing state laws that govern them can help with that shortage. Candy Rinehart is a family nurse practitioner and director of Ohio State’s College of Nursing. 

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It is the time when the high foliage finally becomes complete, when tea roses bloom in gardens, when clustered snakeroot hangs with pollen in the shade, and parsnips, goat’s beard and sweet clovers take over the fields.  Grasses along the riverbank are waist high and seeding. Poison hemlock reaches chin high, angelica over your head in the wetlands.

The Wright-B Flyer
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Pulitzer Prize winning author, David McCullough, has written a new book about the Wright Brothers – it’s a window into the world of the two young men who gave mankind one of it’s greatest achievements – flight.

On today’s program:  We’ll talk to journalist and now Playwright, Tom Stafford about his play "Before the Bricks Fell," about the closing of Crowell-Collier Publishing in Springfield, just before Chritmas in 1956.  And We’ll talk about the Wright Brothers’ legacy with Dawne Dewey - head of special collections at the Wright State University archives. Miami Valley StoryCorps, Dayton Youth Radio and more. See full details below.

Cleveland Streets Calm After Weekend Protests

May 25, 2015
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Cleveland Police arrested 71 protestors Saturday night for charges ranging from felonious assault to unlawful congregation. A member of the Greene County Black Lives Matter was among them. 

Cleveland’s Police Chief Calvin Williams said Sunday that the strategy to protect the city after a judge acquitted Cleveland Police Officer Michael Brelo was to stop violence before it began. 

When a protestor threw a sign into a restaurant in downtown Cleveland, there was an arrest. When protestors gathered in mass and refused to disperse, there were MORE arrests.  

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