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8:04 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

BCI Science School Launches In Springfield At Perrin Woods Elementary School

Students at Perrin Woods Elementary School in Springfield, Ohio.
Credit Wayne Baker

Ohio's new Bureau of Criminal Investigation Science School was launched this week in Springfield with 4th graders  at Perrin Woods Elementary School. Wednesday, Attorney General Mike DeWine visited the school to check on the program's progress.

On Monday, kids at the elementary school were the first in the state to start participating in the program, which was created by the Attorney General's office in order to expose younger students to science.

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7:54 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Local Health Organization To Receive $625K In CHC Grants

Credit PHDMC

Public Health – Dayton & Montgomery County (PHDMC) has been awarded funding from the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) through 2019 to support programming. Awards of $125,000 a year, beginning in 2015, will go toward Public Health’s Creating Healthy Communities (CHC) programs to promote healthier lifestyles. CHC programs run statewide and through the ODH.

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Education
4:39 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Report Says Local School Districts Subsidizing Ohio Charter Schools

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A new study by an Ohio education watchdog group says local tax revenue is essentially subsidizing charter schools, which are non-traditional schools that are often run by outside groups.
 

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2:37 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Dayton STEM Students Partner With Newport Aquarium

Senior students at the Dayton Regional STEM School at work on the Living Lens Project - a partnership with the Newport Aquarium's Wave Foundation.
Jerry Kenney/WYSO

This school year, students at the Dayton Regional STEM School teamed up with the Newport Aquarium's Wave Foundation to create short documentaries and a website featuring four different species who make their home at the aquarium. To get details about the program and its impact, We spoke with STEM senior Tess Greene—the executive producer of the Living Lens Project.

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Environment
9:20 am
Wed December 17, 2014

Advocacy Group Concerned About Ohio Fracking Waste

A Pennsylvania gas well.
Credit Gerry Dincher / Flickr/Creative Commons

An advocacy group says hundreds of millions of gallons of fracking waste is being dumped into oil and gas disposal wells without strong oversight. But the state stands by the strength of its program.

Ohio Citizen Action—a grassroots anti-pollution group—says the state’s inspections of injection wells are inconsistent. These are wells used to dispose of oil and gas drilling waste.

Nathan Rutz with Ohio Citizen Action adds that the U.S. EPA should do a better job at keeping the state inspectors in line.

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