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.
After years of fundraising, a statue will be erected on Saturday by the old South High School in Springfield to honor boxing legend Davey Moore. It marks the 50th year after his death.
Moore was the boxing icon that inspired the Bob Dylan song; "Who Killed Davey Moore?"
Moore was born in Springfield. He used boxing to climb out of Clark County to eventually compete in the Olympics and later become the featherweight champion of the world. After he was knocked out during a fight with Cuban boxer Sugar Ramos in 1963, he died a few days later.
This afternoon in Springfield the Ohio Department of Transportation will host an open meeting aimed at helping Ohio's publicly owned airports make their dollars go farther. In 2012, the Federal Aviation Association gave nearly $26 million and ODOT provided close to $725,000 in grant to Ohio's 97 public airports.
The state agency says that money didn't address all the needs of those airports.
Springfield's Director of Economic Development, Tom Franzen, feels airports could receive even less funding in the future.