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Staff at the nonprofit Springfield addiction-treatment agency McKinley​ ​Hall are participating in a new approach to opioid overdose.
Renee Wilde / WYSO

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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Don Patterson
City of Kettering

In the race for Kettering city mayor, a three-way challenge has ended with the incumbent, Don Patterson keeping his seat. His challengers were 25-year old Nuponu Gorneleh and 69-year-old Michael Barnett.

Barnett’s candidacy seemed to be based on personal issues with city government and disputes over services and taxation.

Gorneleh has called for more transparency in city government and revitalizing businesses and public schools.

Don Patterson has been the Mayor of the City of Kettering since 2005, and has served on City Council since 1998. 

 

Juliet Fromholt / WYSO

Ohio voters rejected a proposal Tuesday that sought to curb prescription drug prices paid by the state for prisoners, injured workers and poor people while supporting a crime victims' rights amendment with no organized opposition.

The pharmaceutical industry spent more than $50 million to oppose Issue 2, the Ohio Drug Price Relief Act, saying it would reduce access to medicines and raise prices for veterans and others.

Lori Gravley reads Lianne Spidel's poem, "October Waves."

Former Dayton City Manager, Tim Riordan (left) and Artist Jon Barlow Hudson
Jerry Kenney

There is a new, and perhaps unusual, monument in downtown Dayton. The massive stone sculpture pays tribute to the legacy of public servants living and dead.

On Tuesday, November 7, Ohio voters will decide on two major statewide ballot issue and elect local officials.

Martin LaBar / Flickr Creative Commons

When I am sitting on the porch, I hear two Osage fruits fall into the great open palms of the Lenten roses near the west fence. At the pond, my koi lie low on the bottom, subdued by the autumn. Pale grape leaves streak the honeysuckle hedge. Even though the hummingbird food slowly disappears, it seems that the yellow jackets are the only ones drinking. One white bindweed has blossomed near the trellis, and Ruby’s white phlox have a few new flowers. All the finches at the feeders have lost their gold and are ready for winter. 

Stats + Stories: Growing Surveys - Building An Agricultural Census

Nov 6, 2017

  WYSO is partnering with Stats and Stories, a podcast produced at Miami University.

Linda J. Young is Chief Mathematical Statistician and Director of Research and Development of USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service.  She oversees efforts to continually improve the methodology underpinning the Agency's collection and dissemination of data on every facet of U.S. agriculture. In this Stats + Stories short, Linda J. Young joins John Bailer, chair of the department of statistics at Miami University and Rosemary Pennington, professor in the department of media, journalism and film, to talk about surveys designed to characterize agricultural activity in the US. 

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Maureen Gilreath / Flickr Creative Commons

Voters in the Miami Valley are set to decide over a dozen school levies Tuesday. Several types of the levies are on the ballot.

Three districts are asking voters to approve funding to help pay for new school construction: Troy, Wayne and Preble Shawnee. Officials at Englewood’s Miami Valley Career Technology Center are also seeking funding for upgrades. Voters in several districts will decide that levy.

Why Are There So Many School Levies on Ohio Ballots?

Nov 6, 2017
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WYSO/Jess Mador

This Election Day, voters in nearly four dozen Ohio school districts will decide if they want to increase local taxes to pay for their schools. But even more – about 70 districts -- are asking voters to renew existing taxes. And just about all of them are dealing with a nuance of state law that ensures the districts will have to go back to the voters again in a few years. That’s because property tax concerns of more than 40 years ago are still shaping the way we pay for schools today.

Barberton City Schools

Fourteen years ago Calvin Trillin came out to Yellow Springs to do a live interview with me. I had not listened to the recording we made that afternoon until just recently and had forgotten how much fun we had had that day talking about food. I have had a number of food writers on the show over the years but I cannot think of any other guest who indulges in various gustatory delights with such gusto and obvious pleasure as Trillin does.

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