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Union Institute and University in Cincinnati has been awarded a $150,000 grant from an anonymous foundation that aims to help veterans earn their college degrees.

The grant will continue to fund living allowance stipends for honorably discharged, Pell Grant-eligible veterans working toward their bachelor's, master's or doctoral degrees at the school.

Geri Maples, Union's veterans services coordinator, says education is vital to veterans' transition into the civilian world.

Ohio Governor Cannot Suspend Open Carry Laws During RNC

Jul 18, 2016

The question of suspending Ohio’s open carry gun law in Cleveland during the Republican National Convention came up long before three law enforcement officers were shot to death this weekend in Baton Rouge. Following that incident the Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association asked Governor Kasich to suspend the law. 

Kasich’s office responded that the governor does not have the authority to do that.  On Monday, Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams said that same issue came up during RNC planning earlier this year.

A federal judge is deciding whether a young Ohio man's bond should be revoked as he awaits trial on a charge he tried to rush the stage at a Donald Trump rally.

Judge Sharon Ovington scheduled a hearing Monday afternoon on 22-year-old Thomas DiMassimo's bond. She earlier this month found that he violated conditions she set in March allowing him to be free under his own recognizance.

It wasn't clear what conditions he violated, but she ordered him to be electronically monitored and placed on home detention.

Conrad Balliet reads Ed Davis' poem, "I Told Jesus."

In this edition of WYSO Weekend: We’ll remember Doolittle Raider David Thatcher – the 94 year old veteran passed away just a few weeks ago and you’ll hear a 2013 interview we conducted with him at the National Museum of the United State Air Force. We’ll also hear music from local musician Kyleen Downes. Antioch College officials tell us what’s next now that they are a fully accredited institution. And a report from The Allegheny Front on leaking methane in wells throughout Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. See full details below.

Over the years that I have been hosting this program I have witnessed a lot of changes on the book publishing landscape. Technology has had an impact. Electronic books are now popular. Almost anybody can publish a book now if they want to do so.
 

Book publishing has been going through consolidations. Back in the 1990's there were many more authors who went out on book tours. We used to get several passing through the WYSO studios each week for live interviews. Those days are gone.

The Hunt for Methane Leaks Goes High-Tech

Jul 17, 2016
Photo (top): The 2015 leak at the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility near Los Angeles was a grim reminder of how devastating methane leaks can be. The Environmental Defense Fund estimates that the four-month leak will have the same 20-year climate
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Up a bumpy road in the northeast corner of Pennsylvania, a team of researchers park their van, turn on a half-million dollars of equipment, and start another round of trying to solve a climate riddle.

They are in rural Susquehanna County looking for methane—the powerful greenhouse gas and the main component of natural gas.

Myrna Stone reads her poem, "To My Parents."

The Poetic Transformation and Identity show features the 2x Grammy Award winning Soul Singer-Songwriter Timothy Bloom and The House Band is the authentic feel good neo-soul jazzy funk, and rhythm & blues music of Vibe 5. This 2 hour production includes a variety of comics, singers and visual artists. This is tonight and the show starts at 9.

Dayton Public Schools
April Laissle

Rhonda Corr, the new superintendent of Dayton Public Schools (DPS) met with parents and community members yesterday at Central State University.

Corr spoke to group of about 40 people about how she plans to turn around the failing district.

In the speech, she said one her first items of business will be tackling third grade literacy -- Dayton Public Schools has one of the lowest rates in the State.

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