Javier meets with an immigration lawyer to find out what his options are for going to college. latino
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From Crossing The Border To Applying for College (Javier's Story, Part II)

Outside Javier’s house in Twin Towers, we’re looking under the hood of my car, a ‘98 Camry. He teaches me the difference between a line-4 and a V-4 engine—I’m just concerned about whether my car is okay at this point. “It looks pretty nice, yeah,” says Javier. Maybe he’s just being polite. Javier is a straight-A student specializing in auto repair at David H. Ponitz Career Academy. His trip from Ecuador five years ago involved pretending to be part of a Mexican family in order to get smuggled...
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Javier is a star student in Rick Seither's automotive class at David H. Ponitz Career Technology Center. But he's not sure whether he can go on to college.  latino
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For One Dayton Student, A Long Trip Here (Javier’s Story, Part I)

Inside a huge garage at the David H. Ponitz Career Technology Center, there are ten or so cars in different stages of being fixed, and about a dozen hydraulic lifts. Instructor Rick Seither calls his students over for a mini-lesson.
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Graduating Latino

Our series is looking at both the obstacles and successes of Latino families navigating the education system in the Miami Valley.

Garden Station's EarthFest 2015 is leading the way to Go a Shade Greener on Saturday from 10 AM until 7 PM. Bring your whole family and join your neighbors in an Earth Week celebration of a healthier and more sustainable way of living.

If you want to hear about the historic and prehistoric properties at Wright Patt Air Force Base then on Saturday, 10:30am at SunWatch Indian Village some Air Force cultural specialists will provide an overview of this.

During the past decade, Ohio’s income tax has been cut several times. And it looks like it might be cut again as the Republican led legislature considers the state budget. But some lawmakers are questioning the value of those cuts.

Republican Finance Committee Chair Ryan Smith says it is important to cut income taxes, especially for small businesses. They would get another tax break under the house’s proposed budget.

Steve Broidy reads his poem, "Patient Writing."

Here's another debut crime novel on the Minotaur imprint by a promising young author. Ausma Zehanat Khan has set her story in the Canadian city of Toronto. This is a story the author felt compelled to tell. The novel opens with a mysterious death. A man has died after falling off of a cliff one dark night. It looks like it was an accident. We know better, don't we?

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Communities that still have red light cameras in operation right now are questioning part of the budget plan proposed by the Ohio House. There’s disagreement over a part of the bill designed to take away revenue that’s generated through those cameras.

Some cities are continuing to operate red light cameras while they sue over a new state law that restricts the usage of those devices. State Rep. Ron Maag says there’s a part of the newly proposed House budget that deals with those communities.

Conrad Balliet reads Kathy Austin's poem, "The Visitation."

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The largest structure in downtown Springfield, which was once home to one of the biggest publishing companies in the country is being demolished, but the project hasn't gone as planned as several court-ordered deadlines for the project have been missed.

This giant 900,000 square foot brick structure looks like a Lego building someone knocked down parts of. Back in the 1940s, Crowell-Collier Publishing used to print more than 20 million magazines per month here. By 1957, the company was in financial trouble and left the massive structure on High and Lowry Streets empty.

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A nationwide protest against mass incarceration came to Dayton Tuesday. It was one of about 30 rallies organized by the Stop Mass Incarceration Network.

More than 75 protesters showed up at Courthouse Square in downtown Dayton, and marched three city blocks holding signs and chanting. The group stopped traffic for a few minutes doing a die-in in front of the courthouse.
 

Anthony Roebuck, 23, helped organize the local rally.

Aimee Noel reads her poem, "I Need To Tell You About The Trees."

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Dayton Public Schools bus drivers are planning a strike. The Ohio Association of Public Schools Employees Local #627 filed its intent to strike last week.

Members have said they want an increase in the hourly wage for beginning bus drivers to stay competitive with neighboring districts that offer about $2 more per hour, as well as paid training days. And after another meeting Monday, the union and Dayton school board are no closer to an agreement.

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