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Around the Miami Valley
5:12 pm
Tue August 2, 2011

Dayton Literary Peace Prize Renamed For Holbrooke

DAYTON, Ohio  – The Dayton award celebrating the power of literature to promote peace has been renamed in honor of the late Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, and author Barbara Kingsolver will be this year's recipient.

 The Dayton Literary Peace Prize's lifetime achievement award was first given in 2006. It was inspired by the Dayton peace accords on Bosnia brokered by Holbrooke in 1995 negotiations at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

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Around the Miami Valley
12:52 pm
Mon August 1, 2011

Energy Deal Could Save Miami School District Taxpayers

Last week, Southwestern Ohio Educational Purchasing Council and DPL Energy negotiated a deal they say improves and extends an existing contract and locks in a lower energy rate through June of 2014.

The agreement affects some 80 educational institutions, including 73 local school districts.  The deal is also expected to save tax payers some money.

A report in the Dayton Daily News says the agreement could save local school districts around $11.5 million in energy costs over four years.

Around the Miami Valley
12:39 pm
Mon August 1, 2011

Phil Beaudoin Comments on Crash and Pilots

SPRINGFIELD — Phil Beaudoin, president of Wright “B” Flyer Inc. commented on the deaths of two of the program's volunteer pilots this weekend. The crash happened during a test flight of the Wright “B” Flyer’s Silver Bird on Saturday morning.

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Local News
12:16 pm
Mon August 1, 2011

Fire Destroys Springfield Warehouse

SPRINGFIELD– A fire that broke out early this morning in a Springfield warehouse is now under control.

The blaze at the building owned by Kapp Construction began around 2:30 a.m. The intense fire could be seen for several blocks.

According to WHIO-TV, Mike Hamilton, a controller for Kapp Construction, said no one was near the building and there wasn't much of a material loss. The warehouse was primarily used for storage and is likely a total loss.

Investigators are working to determine the cause of the fire.

Around the Miami Valley
10:09 am
Mon August 1, 2011

Two Pilots Die in Wright Flyer Crash

SPRINGFIELD — A crash during the test flight Wright “B” Flyer’s Silver Bird caused the deaths of two local pilots Saturday morning.

Pilots Mitchell Cary and Don Gum were killed on impact shortly after they announced they were making a forced landing. The volunteer pilots were flying with Phil Beaudoin's nonprofit organization, Wright "B" Flyer Inc., which uses Wright replica planes to promote Dayton, Ohio, as the birthplace of aviation.

Federal investigators say an announcement of what likely caused the crash could take up to eight months.