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12:02 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

Residents Speak Out Against Proposed Water Protection Changes [VIDEO]

Dayton resident Jeffrey Simmons speaks to representatives from the City of Dayton water department at the first of two hearings for water customers.
Credit Lewis Wallace / WYSO

About 20 people spoke out at a public meeting Monday on Dayton’s proposal to revise its drinking water protections. Almost all the speakers opposed the plan, which would reduce the most stringently protected area by 40 percent.

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Nature
11:18 am
Tue July 15, 2014

Poor Will's Almanack: July 15 - 21, 2014

Credit Leonora Enking / Flickr Creative Commons

Deep in July, the tide of summer reaches as far north as it can go then starts to slip away back toward the Gulf of Mexico. The rate of advance or retreat varies with each year, but the balance has always shifted by the middle of the year’s seventh month. The day's length becomes one to two minutes shorter every twenty-four hours, and countryside responds with changing color and sound.

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Gay Marriage
8:01 am
Tue July 15, 2014

Dayton-Area Businesses Voice Support For Gay Marriage

Several Dayton-area small business owners are proclaiming their support for gay marriage in Ohio. In a press conference later this morning, the group Why Marriage Matters Ohio will present a list of businesses who have signed on, which include Fifth St. Brew Pub, Ghostlight Coffee, Borrowed Vintage, Omega Music, Sherwood Florist, Wheat Penny Oven and Bar, and C. Marie’s Photography.  

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Education
3:42 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Payne Theological Seminary, NAACP Partner To Fight HIV/AIDS

The Rev. Keron Sadler of the NAACP, was at Payne Theological Seminary recently to discuss how to fight the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the black community.
Credit Payne Seminary

The NAACP and Payne Theological Seminary in Wilberforce have partnered to tackle the issue of HIV and AIDS in the black community. The civil rights organization says its research shows that one in sixteen black men and one in thirty-two black women will contract HIV.

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Community Voices
6:19 am
Mon July 14, 2014

A Search For Water

A water witch can use different tools for dowsing; some use branches or twigs while other prefer wires.
Credit Renee Wilde / WYSO

We notice things done by hand, they stand out. And this spring and summer we have been visiting people who work with their hands; we heard from a Thatcher and two arborists.  Today Community Voices producer Renee Wilde has another story of a person who uses their hands in an unusual way.

Do you know what a water witch is? Some say it's a myth; others don't know.  But if you guessed that a water witch is one of those sticks that you find water with, that’s pretty close. 

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