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Conrad Balliet reads Stella Ling's poem, "C Minor."

The Women's Med Center in Dayton's south suburbs is routinely picketed by abortion opponents.
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The Supreme Court’s ruling striking down a Texas abortion law may have repercussions in the Miami Valley.

The Texas law required abortion clinics to operate as ambulatory surgical centers. It also mandated that abortion providers have admitting privileges at local hospitals.

Buildings on the northeastern corner of the junction of Fourth and Jefferson Streets in downtown Dayton, Ohio, United States. This block is part of the Fire Blocks Historic District, a historic district that is listed on the National Register of Historic
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A Dayton redevelopment project has received $4.5 million in state historic tax credits today.

Developers will use the credits to restore two buildings in Dayton’s Fire Blocks District, near the center of downtown. In another award, Grandview Hospital received $106,000 in allocated credits.

The Elks Building and the David Building will be converted into apartments, shops and restaurants, while Grandview will receive housing updates for employees and students.

John Glenn, Jr. Signed Photograph to Wallace Greene, Jr., 1962 - From the Wallace M. Greene, Jr. Collection (COLL/3093), Marine Corps Archives & Special Collections
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Astronaut John Glenn is getting an airport renamed in his honor in his home state of Ohio.

The 94-year-old former U.S. senator and his wife are scheduled to appear at a ceremony Tuesday to rename Port Columbus International Airport in Ohio's capital city as John Glenn Columbus International Airport.

State lawmakers voted on a bill last month to authorize the renaming. Republican House Speaker Clifford Rosenberger and Democratic Mayor Andrew Ginther are expected at the event.

Larry James, general counsel for the National FOP
Andy Chow

Police officers in Ohio’s biggest cities are either already using or about to use body cameras. And experts are trying to get ahead of potential problems by talking about the policies that should be implemented. 

One big question for local leaders on the body camera issue is: when should police officers turn them on and when to turn them off? Larry James, general counsel for the National Fraternal Order of Police, says there have to be strong policies in place so police officers can still do their jobs.

Abortion rights supporters
Jo Ingles

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled against a Texas law that required doctors performing abortions in the Lone Star state to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals and required abortion clinics to meet standards for ambulatory surgical centers.  How does that ruling affect Ohio?

State lawmakers have put in place restrictions on Ohio abortion clinics that are similar to those in Texas. So the leader of NARAL Pro Choice Ohio, Kellie Copeland, says the Supreme Court’s ruling against the state of Texas is a victory for abortion clinics in Ohio too.

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The Raspberry Moon wanes throughout the week ahead, reaching perigee (its position closest to Earth) on July 1 and  becoming the new Coneflower Moon on July 4.

As the Coneflower Moon waxes and wanes through July, it brings on the black-eyed Susans, gray-headed coneflowers, showy coneflowers, and the white, purple and red coneflowers.  When their blossoms disappear, early fall will be fast approaching.

In 2014, the Center for Medicaid and Medicare (CMS) mandated that all County Boards of Developmental Disabilities cease adult day services by 2019.  In Montgomery County alone, that directive impacts more than 630 adults with disabilities. 

The directive puts a burden on some community agencies that are providing adult daycare who will now have to increase the number of people they serve.

To find out how one of those agencies is preparing for the increase, WYSO’s Jerry Kenney spoke to Dennis Grant – executive director of United Rehabilitation Services of Greater Dayton. 

Coming up in this WYSO Weekend: The Yellow Springs Kids Playhouse production of Alice Although got under way this weekend, and continues next weekend.  WYSO’s Niki Dakota helps us with the details. You’ll also hear how a mandate from the Center for Medicaid and Medicare is affecting organizations who provide day care services for adults with disabilities. See the full program details below.

The U.S. Senate race between incumbent Rob Portman and Former Governor Ted Strickland is one of the most closely watched in the country. WYSO’s April Laissle sat down with Wright State University political science professor Dr. Lee Hannah to talk about how the race has played out so far and what to expect next.

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