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A group of Ohio teachers is reviewing the questions that will appear in this year’s American Institutes for Research, or AIR, standardized test. It replaces the controversial PARCC, or Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, exam. Both tests are tied to the Common Core standards.

Ladyfest Dayton, which is tonight and tomorrow at the Yellow Cab on East 4th , hopes to bring together and inspire people through music, art, and education. On top of enjoying some of the best live music from Dayton, you get to know that you are making a direct contribution to your community.

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The group behind this fall’s proposed amendment to legalize marijuana has a controversial new mascot.

The new ResponsibleOhio mascot is named Buddie, and he looks like a cross between Oscar the Grouch and Popeye the Sailor man – a green bushy head, meant to resemble a “bud” of pot, atop a bodybuilder’s physique.

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More than 650 people attended a public forum held by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Thursday night at Northwestern High School in Clark County. The forum allowed residents to voice concerns over the EPA's refusal to stick with its original cleanup plan for the Tremont City Landfill.

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It's hard enough being the token. Being the ignored token is even worse.

Being a Black Queer Dude is interesting. Growing up, I'd hear "Gay!? Black people aren't gay, that's a white thing." I don't think I ever understood that.

Conrad Balliet reads Gary Pacernick's poem, "The Air Force Museum."

Fence To Be Put On Central Ohio Dam For Replacement Work

Aug 27, 2015
Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Officials say a 6-foot, chain-link fence will be installed on the earthen dam at central Ohio's Buckeye Lake to block off a construction zone as work begins to replace the deteriorated structure.

The fence will sit between the water's edge and several hundred homes that have been built into the dam. 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers concluded houses and other structures have weakened the 4.1-mile dam and it's at risk of failing, so the state plans to install a new barrier over the next few years.

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U.S. Sen. Rob Portman says a cultural change is needed to draw attention to the problem of underage victims of sex trafficking.

Portman says that while laws have been updated to reflect the reality of children forced into prostitution, everyone from police to prosecutors to judges to the public need to understand the nature of the crime.

Portman said Thursday after a human trafficking roundtable in Columbus that he hears from constituents who can't believe that underage trafficking is happening in Ohio.

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 Dayton’s biggest healthcare network is having a job fair this weekend. Premier Health, which runs Miami Valley Hospital and several other facilities, is hiring for over 600 positions ranging from medical assistants to secretaries.

After several years of hiatus, Ladyfest Dayton, an arts and music festival celebrating local women, is returning to the Miami Valley with two days of events at the Yellow Cab Building. Event co-organizers Paige Beller and Rachael Lare visited the WYSO studios to talk about the festival, and the Jayne Sachs Band and Kyleen Downes and Chloe Robertson provided a musical preview.

Ladyfest Dayton is August 28th and 29th at the Yellow Cab Building in downtown Dayton.

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