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Medications produced by Cresco Labs in Yellow Springs will be available to patients statewide as early as next summer through Ohio's new medical marijuana program.
Jess Mador / WYSO

Ohio's First Medical Marijuana Greenhouse Breaks Ground In Yellow Springs

Dozens of public officials and advocates gathered in Yellow Springs Thursday to break ground on Ohio’s first medical marijuana-cultivation site. The project is one of a dozen across Ohio licensed by the state just two weeks ago, and it moves forward amid questions over the fairness of state’s medical cannabis licensing process. Illinois-based Cresco Labs’ new 50,000-square-foot, $7 million greenhouse will produce pharmaceutical-grade medical marijuana products. The high-tech, environmentally...

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Darshini Parthasarathy is a student at Miami University.
Darshini Parthasarathy

Renewed Travel Ban Jumpstarts Fears Among International College Students

The United States Supreme Court recently allowed the Trump administration’s travel ban to take effect while lawsuits challenging it continue to make their way through the courts. The ban restricts entry into the U.S. by travelers from eight mostly Muslim-majority countries: Somalia, Syria, Iran, Libya, Yemen, Chad, North Korea and Venezuela. The restrictions have sparked controversy since a previous version of the policy was announced earlier this year. The ban is also fueling uncertainty...

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Applications are now open for the 2018 WYSO Community Voices class.

Coming Soon: Scratch: Reimagining Innovation In The Miami Valley

Is the spirit of innovation still alive and well in the Miami Valley –– who benefits, and what do you want the future to look like?

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Mary Jo White reads her poem, "Rock, Paper, Scissors."

A winter market will be held in Springfield at the Mother Stewart's Brewery.
Springfield Farmers Market

The revamped, rebranded Springfield Farmers Market, held downtown outdoors in the summer, has more than doubled in size in 2 years - with more than 40 vendors now participating. And that momentum has led to something new - a winter market.   

 

"We’re calling it 'The Market at Mothers.' People can shop local goods, they can drink good beer and just enjoy community together," says Camaren Sloan.

The Convention & Visitors Bureau Events Manager. Which is the organization that manages the Springfield Farmers Market.

"We're going to keep the focus on local produce, baked goods and consumables."

Sloan says the new winter market is a collaboration between the CVB, The Springfield Farmers Market and Mother Stewart's Brewing Company. Starting in January, fifteen vendors will set up Saturday mornings in the brewery located in downtown Springfield.  

She says this is a step in the right direction for local commerce in Springfield.

A Christmas Story. Remember the film? Now you can see it in a fresh new way. All the elements from the beloved movie are in this play including, the "double dog dare ya" with the flagpole at school, Ralphie's dad's the leg lamp, and much more -- all live on stage at the Victoria Theatre this weekend.

David Garrison reads his poem, "Langston Hughes."

David Garrison reads Kathy Fagan's poem, "Cottonwood."

Dayton Public Schools Superintendent Rhonda Corr
Liam Niemeyer / WYSO

Dayton Public Schools is again under scrutiny following the school board’s decision in late November to place Superintendent Rhonda Corr on administrative leave.

Among other things, Corr is accused of creating a hostile work environment in the district’s central office.

 

She was originally scheduled to respond to the allegations this week at a disciplinary hearing, but it was rescheduled.

 

wright-patterson air force base gates
Flickr Creative Commons user soundfromwayout

President Trump has signed into law a bill that will support jobs and research functions at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) signed by the president contained several bipartisan amendments introduced by U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Rob Portman (R-OH).

Brown issued a statement saying the law would, “make sure highly-skilled workers [at Wright-Patt] can continue to do their jobs and help meet national security needs.”

David Garrison reads Debbie Walker's poem, "Let Autumn Come"

DCC

Dayton officials announced Tuesday plans to create a task force to assess the condition of the Dayton Convention Center facility, its finances and future development potential. City Manager Shelley Dickstein said in a statement the task force would be led by City Commissioner Christopher Shaw and Chamber of Commerce President Phil Parker.

 

City leaders say the decision follows a feasibility study of the Seventies-era convention center conducted last year by Crossroads Consulting Services.

The Irish writer Maeve Binchy passed through Dayton on book tour in 1999. Maeve and her husband Gordon Snell came out to Yellow Springs for a live interview in our studios. During that conversation she explained that she had never come to America before on a book tour because some health issues had been preventing it.

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