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A crowd of around 100 people rallied to protest the Trump administration's announcement it would phase out DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
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Many DACA Recipients Confused, Scared As Immigration Debate Continues

While Congress debates immigration reform, one Dayton immigration lawyer says many Miami Valley DACA recipients are confused about their options.

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

Just last year, after a January six degrees above average and a remarkable first three weeks of February over eleven degrees above average, the land responded with change not seen since the warmest January-February on record in 1890. The thaw began with a record high temperature of 66 degrees on February 18th. Many daffodils were budded that morning, and snowdrops, aconites and snow crocuses were in full bloom, pussy willows about half emerged; tulips and hyacinths and even a couple of peony...

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The Great Miami River is connected to the Great Miami Buried Valley Aquifer, where Dayton gets its water.
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Dayton officials are asking the Air Force to stop what they say is groundwater contaminated by Wright-Patterson Air Force Base from flowing into Huffman Dam. Officials say samples from the city’s early warning monitoring wells network alerted the city to chemical contaminants in the water.

 

Officials are emphasizing they have not found any of the contaminants in water provided to residents. They say Dayton's drinking water remains safe for consumption.

Scott Nelson (Upright Bass/Vocals), Kris Potts (Mandolin/Vocals), and Johnny Plott (Banjo/Vocals) have been performing as Flatland Harmony Experiment since 2011.  The Indiana-based trio visited the WYSO studios for a live performance on Kaleidoscope and talked with host Juliet Fromholt about upcoming shows, their latest recordings and more.  They were joined by Charles Hartman who talked about the upcoming Rainy Day Ramble at the Yellow Cab.

Comprised of members of Buffalo Killers, Side Sleeper, Heavy Mole and Deerhead, Road Eyes pays tribute to the music of Neil Young and Crazyhorse.  The band visited the WYSO studios for a preview of their debut show live on Kaleidoscope.  

Road Eyes will perform at the Yellow Cab Tavern on Saturday, February 10. More information at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1226796810755144/

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Ohio is the only Midwestern state that’s had a sales tax holiday for the last three years. And now the Senate has unanimously approved a bill that would guarantee it would be an annual event.

The sales tax holiday for school items up to $20 and clothing up to $75 has been scheduled in early August since 2015. Sen. Kevin Bacon (R-Columbus) sponsored the permanent holiday, so lawmakers don’t have to keep passing bills to create it.

Ohio Department of Transportation ODOT highway trucks plows construction traffic highway interstate vehicle roads bridges
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Construction was among the industries that saw the most job growth in Ohio last year, according to state employment data published Wednesday by the U.S. Labor Department.

When it comes to Ohio industries, manufacturing tends to get a lot of the attention. And while those jobs did grow by about 1.5 percent last year, the real the star of the latest Labor Department numbers is the construction industry.

When you enter the small lobby of the Country Kitchen on Interstate 71 in Lebanon, Ohio, the first thing you're likely to notice is a set of side-by-side bulletin boards nearly covered with business cards, flyers and brochures.

 

In the age of online advertising, it looks like more than a few people still choose this old-school method of promoting the items and services they have to offer.

 

Maxine Skuba reads her poem, "What I Meant To Say"

"Psycho: Behind the Scenes of the Classic Thriller" by Janet Leigh (original recording made in 1995)

1995 was my Hollywood year on the program. Over a thirty day period I had interviews with two of the greatest movie stars of their era, Charlton Heston and Janet Leigh. Janet Leigh was coming to Dayton for the Janet Leigh Film Festival and she was publicizing a book about her experiences making a film in which she only made a brief but career defining appearance; Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho."

Marian Schwilk Thomas reads her poem, "The Tree That Watches Me"

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Dayton Power and Light and parent company AES Corporation have announced more than 150 employees will be cut in Indiana and Ohio. The cuts, which are part of a restructuring plan announced Tuesday, are expected to take place over the next few weeks.

As part of the restructuring, officials say at least 100 workers from Indianapolis Power and Light will be cut. Another 60 employees in Ohio will lose their jobs, though it’s unclear exactly how many employees will be from the Dayton-area.

 

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