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Pic from right: Gail Dafler, prevention specialist Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley (GWESMV); Dawn Cooksey, director of Behavioral Health Services GWESMV;   Helen Jones-Kelley, executive director, Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Healt
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Kroger, Local Health And Social Service Agencies To Distribute Drug Disposal Bags

Officials with Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services ( ADAMHS) say around 75 percent of people addicted to opioids first became hooked through a doctor’s prescription.

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From left to right, City Manager, Shelley Dickstein; DDP President, Sandy Gudorf; Tracy Sibbing with United Way; and Montgomery County Commissioner, Dan Foley.
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Dayton Takes Steps To Cut Panhandling With New Parking Meter Program

Dayton officials Tuesday launched a new collaborative effort aimed at reducing the number of panhandlers in the city. The new Real Change Dayton (RCD) program encourages people to help the homeless by giving at designated locations instead of giving directly to panhandlers.

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Steve Broidy reads his poem, "Last Light."

Welcome to WYSO Weekend, our weekly radio magazine.  You know, all around the state public radio stations this one are covering stories that are impacting their local communities. And many of those stories reflect what’s happening across the state and the nation.  

 

Today we bring a few of those stories….

 

 

Festival On The Hill! brings summer fun to downtown Dayton at the historic and beautiful Dayton Masonic Center. Entertainment on the main stage with our own local favorites as well as national touring and recording artists. Wine, domestic and craft beer will be available and numerous food vendors too. Friday, 5 - 11 pm and Saturday, Noon - 11 pm.

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The Cincinnati City Council has approved funding in the city's 2018 budget for a needle exchange program aimed at stopping the spread of HIV and hepatitis C by intravenous drug users. 

  The council voted last week to provide $150,000 to the program based at the University of Cincinnati. City money will pay for at least four mobile sites served by a van.

The program had been funded by a 20-county nonprofit health agency called Interact for Health. A Cincinnati councilman began pushing for city funding of the needle exchange program after grant money dried up.

Janeal Ravndal reads Joy Schwab's poem, "Music"

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A season ago, I walked over a hundred miles at  what I felt to be the same rate as the advance of spring.

With a pack of about twenty pounds and a sore hip, I moved so slowly that the microclimates of farms and yards and roadsides and woods, closely observed,  altered my previous sense of time and place, a sense that had been based on routine or schedule or obligation.

Nearly 100 people came to a town hall meeting with Ohio House Democratic Leader Fred Strahorn, health and education advocates in Northwest Dayton Monday night.

The event, at Grace United Methodist Church, was originally billed as a town hall on the state’s budget shortfall, but the conversation quickly expanded to include a broad range of state and federal issues, including education spending, a federal proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and cut Medicaid funding for addiction and mental health treatment.

Conrad Balliet reads Peter Caccavari's poem, "Gift"

Otto Warmbier, a U.S. citizen who was freed last week after more than a year in North Korean detention, has died. Doctors who examined him after his return to said he had "extensive loss of tissue" in all parts of his brain.

Warmbier, 22, had been in a coma since coming home to the United States last week.

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ctive shooter simulation training [Annie Wu / ideastream]

Ohio state law prohibits firearms inside school buildings, but school boards have the right to give individuals permission to conceal carry.

At the Faculty/Administrator Safety Training and Emergency Response or FASTER training, educators prepare in case of an active shooter. On the third and last day, participants go through an active shooter simulation.

At Wadsworth High School, a role-playing scenario unfolds with one person pretending to be an active shooter.

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