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A mainstay in the local music community, Brown Street Breakdown is celebrating its 20th anniversary with the release of Hanks for the Memories, a new full length album.  The band visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope and talked about their collective history, the new album and more.

Brown Street Breakdown will celebrate the release of Hanks for the Memories on Saturday, April 24th at Spinoza's in Beavercreek.

Terrapin Moon returned to the WYSO studios for a live performance on Kaleidoscope.  The band talked about their newly revamped lineup, upcoming shows and more.

Terrapin Moon will perform at the Rock the Farm Festival in St. Paris, Ohio on Saturday, April 30th. 

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The University of Dayton announced Thursday that current Interim Provost Paul Benson will take on the position permanently in July. Benson replaces Joseph Saliba, who stepped down in 2014.

Benson has worked for the university since 1985, first as a professor and then as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. He will serve a four-year term as provost.

Ohio Not Awarded Max Federal Funding To Demolish Blighted Properties

Apr 21, 2016

Ohio is not getting as much federal funding for vacant home demolition as expected. The state asked for $250 million but received just over $94 million. Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown says that’s because Ohio officials botched the application.

Musician and dancer Evie Ladin is getting ready to release a new album in May with her trio.  Ladin, who used to dance with Dayton's Rhythm in Shoes, chatted with WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota ahead of the band's performance in St. Paris.

Evie Ladin will perform in St. Paris, Ohio as part of the Possum Hollow Log Cabin Series on April 23rd.

Kabbeh Davies, Antioch College '18

The group Justice for John Crawford says they’re disappointed with the decision by special prosecutor Mark Piepmeier to not pursue charges of making a false report against Ronald Ritchie, the 911 caller in the John Crawford case.  

The group held a press conference Wednesday evening at the Coretta Scott King Center on the Antioch College Campus in Yellow Springs.

In his decision, Piepmeier said there was no evidence to suggest that Ritchie’s report was intentionally false.

Conrad Balliet reads Mary Jo White's poem, " Why Poetry?"

Defense attorneys have entered a not-guilty plea for an Ohio murder suspect accused of putting her 4-year-old stepson in scalding water as punishment the day before he was found dead.
 
The charges against 24-year-old Franklin resident Anna Ritchie also include involuntary manslaughter.
 
Judge Robert Peeler granted a prosecutor's request to increase Ritchie's bond Wednesday from $350,000 to $1 million. Ritchie could post 10 percent.
 

Jerry Kenney

On Friday and Saturday, Dayton Metro Library system will hold its grand opening of the new Northwest branch. Much of the funds for this new branch and renovation to the library's main branch downtown were made possible with the passage of a 2012 bond issue. Located at the corner of Philadelphia Drive and Hillcrest Avenue - where Fairview High School once stood, the library will serve as a cultural center of sorts, while still delivering the services traditional libraries are known for.

Downtown Dayton may be getting a new hotel for the first time since the 1970s.

Woodard Development is set to construct a Fairfield Inn in the Water Street District. The area already houses residential developments and office space.

Tony Kroeger, Dayton’s City Planner, said the district has seen a lot of new development recently.   

“The fact that somebody’s willing to make an investment like this in Downtown certainly would be a sign of confidence,” said Kroeger.

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