This weekend, Springfield's Wittenberg University will be the site for the fourth annual Conflict and Peace in World History Conference. This is the first time the event has been hosted in Ohio.
The conference is part of the Midwest World History Association's attempt to present lectures and exhibits that shine a light on historic events ranging from the American Revolution to recent conflicts in the Middle East.
In the news wrap, you’ll hear about steps WPAFB officials are taking in the wake of the Naval Base shootings in Washington D.C.
You’ll also hear the latest housing numbers for the Dayton region, including 6500 vacant and blighted structures in the city that still need to come down. In the last few years, national and state programs have been helping cities like Dayton tear down these homes, but those funding sources may be drying up.
Work has begun on a new river recreation project in southwest Ohio.
What will be known as Mad River Run in Dayton is expected to draw kayaks and canoes. It will feature a 2,100-foot whitewater stretch that includes a drop, with more drops planned when funds become available.
The Dayton Daily News reports that Five Rivers MetroParks says the project includes conservation measures, with bank stabilization work.
The first phase of construction is funded in part by a $100,000 Dayton Rotary Club donation.