Statehouse News Bureau

The rift between the Trump campaign on the chair of the Ohio Republican Party became what appears to be a full-blown war this weekend.

It’s no secret Matt Borges has had concerns about Donald Trump as the party’s nominee. But Trump’s Ohio campaign chair Bob Paduchik suggested this was personal in his letter to the Ohio Republican Party’s state central committee.

The letter blasted the chairman for promoting himself as a possible future head of the Republican National Committee with what Paduchik called “an apparently insatiable need for publicity”.

Welcome to WYSO Weekend! On today’s program, we’ve got Dayton Youth Radio and Politics Ohio.  You’ll also hear how two organizations that support entrepreneurs are merging in order to expand their services. See full details below.


The Test: A Teenager Prepares for College

Oct 14, 2016
Basim Blunt / WYSO

This week on Dayton Youth Radio we have a feature from the David H. Ponitz Career Technology Center about the pressures teens face when it comes to college admissions testing.

Marcellous Woods is a graduate of Ponitz CTC High School. Special Thanks to Ponitz Radio media arts instructor Joanne Viskup. Learn more at the school's website:

Dayton Youth Radio is supported by the Virginia W. Kettering Foundation and the Armotte Boyer Charitable Trust, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee.

The first of three debates between the two major party candidates for US Senate got heated very quickly, as Democratic challenger Ted Strickland, who trails Republican Sen. Rob Portman by double digits, went on the attack. 

The first question in the debate on WMFJ in Youngstown was about trade, and Portman used his answer as an opportunity to refute the blasts Strickland launched against him in his opening argument, saying the former governor doesn’t want to talk about his record.

Over the past dozen years or so there has been a pronounced surge in the publication of memoirs. There's a memoir for every taste. The Rolling Stone Keith Richards published his memoir a few years back and it has been followed by the memoirs of just about any living music star you can name. A certain Scandinavian writer has been publishing a series of best selling memoirs that can dwell upon what might appear to be rather insignificant events.

Me Time
Stephanie Baker

Andy Smith and Elliot Ward returned to the WYSO studios to preview songs from Me Time's forthcoming album, Volume 2.  They spoke with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt about writing and recording the album and what's next for the band.

Me Time will celebrate the release of Volume 2 on Saturday, November 5th at Cloverdale in Dayton.

A relatively new band, Zane and the Sway visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope.  The band talked with host Juliet Fromholt about finding their sound, writing, recording and their plans for 2017.

Zane and the Sway will perform on November 23rd at Bootlegger's Tavern in Huber Heights. 

At Wednesday’s Dayton City Commission meeting, local residents expressed their growing frustration surrounding Garden Station. The downtown Dayton community garden was once a high-crime area that volunteers spent eight years renovating.


The city-owned land between 3rd and 4th streets along Wayne Avenue is now part of a development deal with Kentucky-based Weyland Ventures, formerly City Properties Group.


Two books focused on the aftermath of 20th century wars are winners of awards from an Ohio group that celebrates the power of literature to foster peace, social justice and global understanding.

The Dayton Literary Peace Prize nonfiction winner is "Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War," Susan Southard's examination of the enduring impact of the U.S. use of the atomic bomb on the Japanese city in World War II.

Viet Thanh Nguyen won for fiction with "The Sympathizer," featuring a double agent in the Vietnam War aftermath.

The mother and grandmother of a teen who died from a heroin overdose at an Ohio hotel are scheduled to be sentenced for giving the 16-year-old the drugs that killed him.

Prosecutors say the grandmother delivered the drugs that her daughter and a friend used with the teen at a hotel in suburban Akron.

Investigators say Andrew Frye was found dead last April in a chair inside the hotel room that was littered with syringes and drug paraphernalia.