The Vye app records eye movement, reaction time, velocity and abnormalities that could indicate a concussion.
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New App Could Put Life Saving Brain Injury Screening In The Palm Of Your Hands

Over the last decade, the number of high school athletes playing football has fallen. Some researchers credit the drop to growing fears about the health risks of sports-related concussion.

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Poor Will's Almanack: March 20 - 26, 2018

So much is happening, it’s hard to even imagine it all. Equinox occurs at 11:15 a.m. on March 20 and the Sun enters the Middle Spring sign of Aries on March 21. The Golding Goldfinch Moon, slowly turning the feathers of goldfinches gold, enters its second phase on March 24 and reaches perigee, its powerful position closest to earth on the March 26. When you get up before dawn to exercise, do chores or listen to birds, find giant Jupiter along the southern horizon in Libra. Walk with Venus in...

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Dr. Scott Hosket on farm call with pet goat Jackson and his owner Rich.
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Across the U.S., a growing number of rural communities are facing a growing veterinarian shortage, that is expected to worsen in coming years. These regions are in need of veterinarians that specialize in livestock animals and public practice.

Conrad Balliet reads Matthew Birdsall's poems, "Flash" and "Desire"

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Thousands of students across the state of Ohio took part in a series of demonstrations ranging from class walkouts, sit-ins, vigils and memorial services one month after a student in Parkland Florida shot and killed 17 classmates and teachers.


The  #Enough National School Walkout, initiated by youth organizers of the National Women’s March, was a call on Congress to pass tighter federal gun laws. Earlier this week, the group said more than 2,800 school walkouts had been organized across the U.S.



Senior Voices: Shirley Hoerner

Mar 14, 2018

Shirley Hoerner grew up on Shannon Avenue in the 1940s, back when West Carrollton was more rural. Today on Senior Voices, Shirley reminisces about her loving grandmother and the important role she played in her young life. She shared her story with Dayton Metro Library volunteer interviewer, Nancy Messer.


Acting Superintendent Elizabeth Lolli presented a proposal to consolidate, close or reorganize some district schools and buildings over the next three years.
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The Dayton Public Schools board Tuesday heard a proposal to consolidate, close or reorganize some district schools and buildings.

Acting Superintendent Elizabeth Lolli presented her detailed three-year proposal, which listed a range of recommendations, including a call to close and demolish Valerie Elementary in Northwest Dayton, consolidate middle school students into just four schools and relocate DPS headquarters.

The proposal also calls for finding ways to boost student enrollment at remaining schools. 

Janeal Ravndal reads Barbara Astor's poem, "As You Always Knew, Dear Emily"

On a Saturday afternoon at the downtown Columbus, Ohio courthouse, close to 20 men sat in a conference room; arms crossed, eyes staring blankly ahead, listening to a lecture. One white-haired man with glasses and hearing aids yelled for the presenter to speak up.

Paul Goldberg returned to the program to discuss his latest darkly humorous novel "The Chateau." His protagonist is a journalist named Bill who is about to lose his long-time gig as a science reporter for the Washington Post. Right at about that same moment he hears that his former college roommate, a plastic surgeon in Florida, has just made a fatal plunge from atop a tall building.

traffic camera red light camera
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An Ohio village ordered to pay back $3 million in citations stemming from automated traffic cameras is taking its case to the state Supreme Court.

 The Hamilton-Middletown Journal News reports New Miami has asked the Ohio Supreme Court to hear its appeal. Lower courts have ruled that New Miami isn't immune to legal action because it gained funds by collecting fines under a traffic camera program that was declared unconstitutional in 2014.

The village argues sovereign immunity is guaranteed to municipalities across the state and necessary for preserving "fiscal integrity."

two goldfinches in the spring
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The Ducks-Scouting-for-Nests Moon wanes through it fourth phase this week, becoming the new Golding Goldfinch Moon on March 17. Rising in the morning and setting in the evening, this Moon passes overhead near midday, then sets near Venus. At midnight, the Big Dipper is overhead, Orion sets in the west, and Libra (along with Jupiter) rises in the east.