Around the Miami Valley

Around the Miami Valley
7:19 am
Thu June 26, 2014

World Cup And Soccer Fever Impact The Miami Valley

Ohio kids playing soccer in 2012.
Credit Wrightbrosfan / Flickr/Creative Commons

This year's World Cup is being played in Brazil, which spent $14 billion to prepare for the month-long tournament. Meanwhile, the  financial and cultural impact of soccer is growing around the Miami Valley.

Soccer is viewed as the “people’s game” outside of United States, according to Steve Dawson, head of men's soccer at Wittenberg University.

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Around the Miami Valley
10:41 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Dayton Metro Library Breaks Ground On New Site

Rendering of the Dayton Metro Library's Northwest Branch to be completed by fall of 2015.
Credit Jerry Kenney/Dayton Metro Library

The former site of Fairview High School in Dayton will soon be home to the newest and largest branch in the Dayton Metro Library system.

More than a hundred spectators gathered Tuesday morning as officials broke ground on Dayton Metro Library's Northwest Branch. The expansive green space at Philadelphia Drive and Hillcrest Avenue was the home of Fairview High School, which was closed in 2010 and demolished a year later.

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Around the Miami Valley
7:19 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Indictment Alleges Ohio Charter School Corruption

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A school superintendent and three more people have been indicted on federal charges alleging they used an Ohio charter school in Dayton in a corruption conspiracy.
 
Federal and state officials in Columbus on Tuesday announced a grand jury indictment charging the defendants with conspiracy and with aiding and abetting federal programs bribery. The indictment states that the Arise Academy school operated through 2010 and received at least $10,000 a year in federal dollars through the state of Ohio.
 

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Around the Miami Valley
7:00 am
Tue June 24, 2014

Acid Spill Evacuates Ten Wright State Buildings

An acid spill Monday at Wright State University led to the evacuation of ten buildings on campus and the cancellation of classes for the day.

A lab technician spilled more than two liters of acetic acid, a chemical used as a cleaning agent in classroom laboratories, in the basement of Oelman Hall, just before 10 a.m. Monday.

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Community Voices
4:45 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Freedom Summer: Fifty Years and Remembering

50 years ago this month, volunteers from across the country came to Oxford, Ohio to prepare for a pivotal event in the civil rights movement. Dave Barber created this story for WYSO'S Community Voices. 

“We hope to send into Mississippi this summer upwards of 1000 teachers, ministers and students from all around the country who will engage in what are we calling freedom schools, community center programs, voter registration activities, in general a program designed to open Mississippi to the country.”    Bob Moses  1964     

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