Beginning today, WYSO brings you the second season of ReInvention Stories, profiles of Daytonians who are reinventing themselves and their communities. Last year, in season one, we heard stories from South Park Belmont, Twin Towers and Residence Park. This year we’ll visit Old North Dayton and Five Oaks – plus the western suburb of Trotwood.
We’ll find out how people are coping with ongoing changes in the local economy and learn about the dreams they have for themselves and their neighborhoods.
Greene County Sheriff's Major Eric Spicer has retained a lawyer to challenge his recent termination. Spicer was relieved of his duties following an internal investigation related to a July 2013 police standoff with a Yellow Springs resident.
Spicer has been on paid administrative leave since the July 2013 officer-involved shooting that left Paul E. Schenck dead.
Today is Downtown Dayton’s First Friday, from 5 to 10 p.m. Local musicians will pay tribute to the late Pete Seeger, businesses will collaborate to present a Kentucky Derby preview fashion show, and local art exhibits can be found in many galleries and shops.
Five years ago, here at WYSO, we found a room full of old and dusty audio tapes in a moldy basement room. They contained programs going back to WYSO’s first broadcast in 1958.
With a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and help from the Greene County Public Library, we began to catalog and digitize more than 200 hours of those tapes, and today we begin to share them with you.
All this year we’ll focus on the 60s and 70s – to show how we lived and how the country was changing.