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Geraldine Moore reminisces over old newspaper clippings she saved detailing Davey's fights.
Bill Franz, Dayton at Work and Play

The Life And Death Of Springfield Boxer Davey Moore

In Springfield, Ohio, in a public green space just south of downtown, stands an 8-foot-tall bronze statue commemorating the life and death of a young boxer. His hands raised, ready to fight. He was once welcomed by throngs of cheering fans, and handed a key to the city.

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Ohio Department of Health numbers show in 2015, roughly six babies a day were admitted to Ohio hospitals for NAS.
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Ohio's First Drug Treatment Center For Newborns To Open In Kettering

The state's first treatment center for drug-exposed babies is set to open next month in Kettering. Brigid’s Path aims to provide inpatient medical care for newborns with neonatal abstinence syndrome, also known as NAS. Organizers say Brigid’s Path was created in response to the opioid crisis in Dayton. Emily Surico , program manager for drug and crime prevention at East End Community Services, says the clinic will provide the kind of specialty care that many hospitals aren’t necessarily...

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Programming Update

Updates Coming to WYSO's Saturday Schedule

Beginning October 7th, we'll introduce two new programs

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A longtime fixture of the Dayton food truck scene, Katie Marks of The Wicked 'Wich of Dayton, will be closing at the end of this season to deal with recently discovered serious health concerns. The Yellow Cab and all of the trucks for the Friday, 5-10pm monthly rally will be participating by donating some money from every sandwich for her medical bills.

Rita Coleman reads her poem, "Riverward."

A group of bipartisan lawmakers in Ohio and other states are calling for an investigation into a recent data security breach at credit bureau Equifax. The breach compromised the financial data of roughly 143 million Americans.

 

The giant foodbank event aims to help some of the thousands of Montgomery County residents who don't know where their next meal will come from.
The Foodbank, Inc. / The Foodbank, Inc.

Crowds are expected at the ​University of Dayton Arena Friday for a giant food pantry giveaway. The annual event aims to help needy residents by providing them with fresh produce free of charge.

Miami Valley Foodbank organizers say they are preparing for as many as 1,500 families to line up this year to take home free boxes of fresh, locally grown vegetables and fruits.

The Foodbank’s Lora Davenport says produce is often too expensive for financially struggling families to afford.

Dayton Public Schools
Liam Niemeyer / WYSO

State school report cards were released Thursday. The annual Ohio Department of Education evaluations measure the educational performance of districts across the state.

After last year's state report cards were released, many DPS officials breathed a sigh of relief. The district had earned an “A” grade in overall student progress, allowing it to avoid state takeover. The district had been at risk after receiving failing grades for the previous three years.

This year, results weren’t quite as rosy.

downtown dayton
Juliet Fromholt

The city of Dayton has been officially designated a Welcoming City, a status officials hope will spur economic development.

 

The certification recognizes Dayton’s efforts to integrate immigrants into the community. The city was audited by Welcoming America, a nonpartisan organization that evaluates programs and resources available to immigrants.

Is The Miami Valley A Tornado Hotspot? WYSO Curious Dives In

Sep 14, 2017
Liam Niemeyer

This week on WYSO Curious –we answer two listener questions about tornados.

First question:  Why is the Miami Valley a tornado hotspot?  And secondly:  How does the National Weather Service go about alerting us when a tornado is approaching?  WYSO Curious intern Liam Niemeyer starts his search for answers in Clinton County – near Wilmington.

You can see where the National Weather Service station is in Wilmington miles before you reach it: A giant white ball towers above the farm fields in the area. And the locals have a name for it.

Brown and a bipartisan group of lawmakers are demanding an investigation into credit bureau Equifax after a massive financial data breach.
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Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown is calling for 10 years of free credit monitoring for Americans affected by the recent massive data breach at Equifax. 

The Cincinnati Enquirer sent reporters into the field for seven days to report on the heroin crisis. They returned with an alarming snapshot of a national epidemic.

Once upon a time it was possible to live in Manhattan inexpensively. It wasn't that long ago really. There were neighborhoods like the Lower East Side where artists, club kids, and squatters were still able to eke out livelihoods in the vibrant city that continues to attract newcomers from every corner of the globe.

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