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The Springfield Police Department is hiring to fill an officer shortage with funding from a recent temporary tax increase.
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Springfield Police Department Hiring To Address Officer Shortage

The Springfield Police Department has been understaffed for months. But thanks to a temporary tax hike approved by voters earlier this year, the department is again accepting applications. Police officials say the new officers will go a long way toward responding to the city’s ongoing overdose crisis.

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A trolley bus parked at RTA headquarters in Dayton.
Pat O'Malley, RTA

RTA Meetings On Proposed Fare, Service Changes Attract Crowds

Crowds gathered at Wright Stop Plaza in downtown Dayton Tuesday morning to voice their feedback on a series of proposed Greater Dayton RTA service changes and fare hikes. Many people at the meeting worried the proposed changes may make it more difficult to get to work and school.

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Aullwood's One-Stop Holiday Shop is Saturday,  9am to 5pm at the Marie S. Aull Education Center! This brings dozens of local museum stores, nonprofit organizations, vendors, crafters, and artisans together. Shop for handmade jewelry, museum treasures, homemade jams, photography, pottery, baskets, soaps, and much more! The Aullwood Café will serve soup, sandwiches and other goodies.

Kasich Calls Off Execution After Medical Team Fails To Find Viable Vein

Nov 16, 2017
Springfield and Wilmington will be hosting public forums on Capital Punishment Reform May 1 and May 2, 2017.
Statehouse News Bureau

After months of warnings that a death row inmate was too sick to be executed, the state tried and failed to carry out his lethal injection. 

Convicted killer Alva Campbell was in the execution chamber lying on the table for more than 20 minutes but the medical staff couldn’t find a viable vein.

Gov. John Kasich, who was monitoring the attempted execution from a different location, ultimately called it off.

Lynn Hulsey of the Dayton Daily News says the staff tried to stick Campbell’s arm for a while, then tried his ankle.

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The second Ohio state lawmaker in a month has resigned amid allegations of inappropriate behavior.

 State Rep. Wes Goodman, a Cardington Republican, resigned on Wednesday.

Republican House Speaker Clifford Rosenberger says he learned of Goodman's inappropriate behavior Tuesday and confronted him immediately.

No details have been made public about what Goodman's inappropriate behavior entails.

Goodman says in a statement he regrets "actions and choices" that prevent him from carrying out his duties "in a way that reflects the best ideals of public service."

Janeal Ravndal reads two poems from Stella Ling.

If you ask me to name my favorite writers to interview Julie Klam would be high on the list. In her latest book Julie delves into our cultural obsession with celebrities. Have you ever wondered why some of us seem to be so fascinated by people who spend most of their time trying to impress us with their talent, their beauty, their conspicuous consumption, their wealth, or their celebrity? Julie peels back the layers of our attractions to these people to uncover the roots of our interest and she shows how this cult of celebrity has grown and mutated over the years.

Wright State University
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Wright State University's administration says a strike is not imminent even though the faculty union has set up the process that would allow them to strike if a contract isn't reached.

 The Wright State chapter of the American Association of University Professors union recently passed an amendment to its constitution to allow a strike. A union leader says the faculty had never needed a strike procedure. Negotiations have been stalled since March.

Greater Dayton RTA
Greater Dayton RTA / Greater Dayton RTA

Disability rights advocates are encouraging people to speak out about proposed Greater Dayton RTA service changes. The transit agency is proposing fare hikes, route changes and eliminations to make up for a more than $4 million budget gap next year.

The RTA has lost a significant chunk of funding from the state since July, 2017. To make up for the shortfall, agency officials are considering a series of changes that would begin in February.

The Taylorsville Dam in Vandalia is one of five dams in the Miami Conservancy District.
Lewis Wallace / WYSO

Since the recent hurricanes in the gulf region and the Caribbean, University of Dayton professor Bob Brecha has turned his attention to how the Miami Valley might cope with severe flooding  and takes a look at research done by one of his University of Dayton colleagues for clues.

Extreme weather events were in the news quite a bit this summer, from brutal heat waves in southern Europe, to forest fires in the northwestern US, and maybe most noticeably, the incredible rainfalls brought about by Hurricane Harvey in Houston and the Gulf Coast region.

In this edition of WYSO Weekend:

 

Attorney Gen. Mike DeWine this week announced $971,000 in grants to eight Ohio veterans-service organizations. The recipient groups include five Ohio chapters of Honor Flight. Since 2005, the organization has transported hundreds of veterans to see memorials in Washington D.C.. Honor Flight Dayton President and Director Jim Salaman says the money will go a long way toward expanding services to veterans.

 

On Friday, WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota and Jeff Opt from the Yellow Cab Tavern in Dayton had a conversation about the upcoming event at the Dayton Art Institute - The last Waltz is back for another run - wonderful performances from some very talented local artists. Here’s some of what they had to say.


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Attorney Gen. Mike DeWine this week announced $971,000 in grants to eight Ohio veterans-service organizations. The recipient groups include five Ohio chapters of Honor Flight. Since 2005, the organization has transported hundreds of veterans to see memorials in Washington D.C.

Honor Flight Dayton President and Director Jim Salaman says the money will go a long way toward expanding services to veterans.

 

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