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John Kasich plans to end his bid for the Republican presidential nomination, making Donald Trump the presumptive Republican nominee.

Three campaign officials who spoke to The Associated Press said the Ohio governor plans to announce his decision in a statement from his home state later Wednesday.
 
The officials spoke anonymously because they are not authorized to disclose Kasich's decision.
 
Kasich's decision to suspend his campaign comes after he failed to convert a win in his home state primary into momentum in the chaotic GOP campaign.

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley and a national labor union representative held a press conference Tuesday to announce their opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

At the former Harrison Radiator Plant in Moraine, Mayor Whaley and National AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler called on congress to “reject the deal.”

Shuler argues that the trade deal is a big loss for union and non-union workers in the U.S. She also says some of the countries involved in the agreement have high rates of human rights violations against women.

A credit card servicing company expects to add nearly 200 jobs this year at its growing new operation in southwest Ohio.

U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman and Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor were in Hamilton on Monday to tour Barclaycard operations.

Barclaycard officials say the international credit card serving company's staffing levels in Hamilton are up to 64 and should reach 250 by the end of the year.

The company opened a new call center on Feb. 22 and promised to create about 1,500 new jobs in coming years.

In this edition of WYSO Weekend: We’ll talk with University of Dayton Provost Paul Benson about his new appointment, and you’ll hear about the historic Dayton Woman’s Club. And later in the program, Juliet Fromholt talks to the band Curse of Cassandra – you’ll hear about their next album release and some of the music they featured Wednesday night on Kaleidoscope. More details below.

Janeal Ravndal reads her poem, "Love and Sacrifice."

Lori Gravley reads her Kathy Austin's poem, "Open Door."

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9 students at the University of Dayton have confirmed cases of the mumps and another 23 have shown symptoms. All but one of those students was fully vaccinated against the infection.

 

All UD students are required to receive the MMR vaccine, which protects against Mumps, Measles and Rubella, before starting classes -- unless a medical condition prevents them from getting it.

Donna Youtz, the immunization coordinator with Public Health Dayton and Montgomery County, says the vaccine isn’t 100% percent effective.

Robert Morgan is one of our great literary stylists. His latest novel, "Chasing the North Star," is the story of a slave who escapes from his life of servitude in South Carolina in 1850. Jonah Williams is young and somewhat innocent as he heads north with the hope of reaching Canada and freedom. Along the way he encounters another slave named Angel in North Carolina.

Writers, readers and book lovers of all sorts are invited to the fourth annual Dayton Metro Library Local Authors Event on Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at Sinclair’s Ponitz Center. The Local Authors Event combines with the Dayton Book Expo to offer a day-long celebration of books. More than 100 authors will be present.

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A 15-year-old boy accused of shooting students in an Ohio cafeteria has pleaded guilty in juvenile court to four attempted murder charges and one charge of inducing panic.

Butler County's prosecutor dropped four felonious assault charges against James Austin Hancock.

Hancock was charged in the Feb. 29 shooting at Madison Local Schools near Middletown, north of Cincinnati. Authorities say Hancock took a relative's loaded gun to school and opened fire in a cafeteria, wounding two students. Two other students were injured either by shrapnel or while running away.

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