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Staff at the nonprofit Springfield addiction-treatment agency McKinley​ ​Hall are participating in a new approach to opioid overdose.
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Clark County Testing New Coordinated Approach To Opioid Overdose Epidemic

Clark County has seen a record number of overdose deaths this year. But widespread use of the antidote ​Narcan is also allowing many people who overdose to survive and use again, increasing their risk of dying the next time.

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Central State University Chorus
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Central State University Chorus To Record Concert CD

The Central State University Chorus visited the WYSO studios for a musical preview of their upcoming concert. WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota spoke chorus director Jeremy Winston who says the concert will be recorded and released on CD.

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There are dozens of fire stations and fire trucks in each county around the Miami Valley. And W-Y-S-O listener Shannon Sellars was curious about how these fire trucks and fire stations get their numbers. WYSO Curious intern Liam Niemeyer searches for the answer.

Back in 2005, Fairborn Fire Chief Mike Riley and other Greene County fire officials had a problem.

“It was fairly common for each jurisdiction to have an engine one. And if you had a large fire in your jurisdiction you could have five engine ones there.”

Some important deadlines are approaching for anyone needing to buy private health insurance through the health insurance Marketplace. 

Open enrollment began Nov. 1, 2017. The deadline to sign up for new coverage beginning Jan. 1, or to change an existing health plan, is Dec. 15, 2017, except for people who qualify for a so-called Special Enrollment Period.

Automagik
Travis Brandner Photography

Cincinnati-based band Automagik have been hard at work on their new album, Goldmine. Ahead of their performance at Dayton's Yellow Cab, the band talked with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt about writing and recording the album, plans for 2018 and more. 

Automagik will perform at the Yellow Cab in downtown Dayton on Saturday, November 11 with This Pine Box and Telehope.

Colleen Raney
Kimi Kolba

Portland-based vocalist Colleen Raney will visit the Miami Valley in early December. Ahead of her performance at Stivers School for the Arts, Raney spoke with Dear Green Place host Cindy Funk about growing up in a musical home, two new releases slated for 2018, and the continued growth of Celtic music in popular culture.

14 years ago I booked an interview with an author who had just published his first book. Gary Shteyngart was on book tour for the paperback release of "The Russian Debutante's Handbook" and he came out to Yellow Springs for a live interview. I had really enjoyed the book and was looking forward to meeting him. Gary arrived and from the very start of our exchange that day I realized that I was in the presence of one of our great humorists.

Fuyao
Jerry Kenney / WYSO

Workers at Fuyao Glass America will begin voting Wednesday on whether to move forward with plans to form a United Auto Workers-sponsored union.

Workers filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board in mid-October, citing workplace safety issues and inadequate wages and benefits. Last year workers, with help from the UAW, filed a list of safety complaints with the federal Occupational Health and Safety Administration, or OSHA.

Politicians on both sides of the aisle have weighed in on the unionization effort.

 

Montgomery County
Jess Mador / WYSO

Montgomery County voters approved a levy to continue funding Sinclair Community College.

 

Issue 4 is a 3.2 mill, ten year levy to support Sinclair Community College operating and capital expenses. The measure does not raise taxes.

 

A small but vocal group of opponents this fall had criticized Issue 4. They said it was unfair to Montgomery County residents because nearby counties with satellite Sinclair campuses are not equally taxed.  College officials disputed this characterization of Issue 4.

Both Democrats and Republicans have launched major voter turnout efforts in advance of the November 2014 election.  vote election voters
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Dayton voters re-elected incumbents to the Dayton City Commission. 

 

Four people were running for two open seats. Those seats will be held by Joey Williams and Jeff Mims, who were challenged by Darryl Fairchild and Shenise Turner-Sloss.

 

Mims, who has served on the commission since 2014, won 26 percent of the vote.  Joey Williams, who garnered 30 percent of the vote, is the longest serving city commissioner.

Darryl Fairchild came in third, with 22 perent of the vote. Shenise Turner-Sloss won 20 percent.

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David Fischer / Glen Helen

Kevin Stokes, incumbent Brian Housh, and Lisa Kreeger all earned seats on the Yellow Springs Village Council. Six candidates were vying for the three open seats.

 

Candidates business owner Chrissy Cruz, business owner David Turner and Wright State professor Taki Manolakos all failed to secure seats.  

 

The race sparked a debate about ways to attract more businesses to Yellow Springs. Police reform and  village affordability were also among the top issues.

Dayton School Board candidates participated in an issues forum in October
April Laissle / WYSO

Four new members are set to join the Dayton School Board.

Voters elected three members of a four candidate campaign slate:  Mohamed Al-Hamdani, William Harris, and Karen Wick-Gagnet. DPS Parent Jocelyn Rhynard also secured a spot on the seven member board.

Campaign slate member Paul Bradley, incumbent Joe Lacey, and candidates Anne Marie Gallin and Jo'el Jones all fell short of winning seats.

 

 

 

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