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From left to right, City Manager, Shelley Dickstein; DDP President, Sandy Gudorf; Tracy Sibbing with United Way; and Montgomery County Commissioner, Dan Foley.
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Dayton Takes Steps To Cut Panhandling With New Parking Meter Program

Dayton officials Tuesday launched a new collaborative effort aimed at reducing the number of panhandlers in the city. The new Real Change Dayton (RCD) program encourages people to help the homeless by giving at designated locations instead of giving directly to panhandlers.

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Education Spending, Health, Addiction Dominate Discussion At Northwest Dayton Town Hall

Nearly 100 people came to a town hall meeting with Ohio House Democratic Leader Fred Strahorn, health and education advocates in Northwest Dayton Monday night.

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Scott Raab is a hardcore Cleveland sports fan. He endured decades of torture watching Cleveland's football, basketball, and baseball franchises failing to win championships year after year. When local basketball legend LeBron James signed on with the Cleveland Cavaliers Raab was confident that Cleveland's long history of sports failure would soon be over. But it wasn't. If anything it only got worse.

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The Trump administration announced Thursday that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, fulfilling a campaign promise he made repeatedly. Sustainability commentator Bob Brecha has this response:

Even though candidate Trump promised to pull out of the Paris climate agreement, there was some hope that calmer and better-informed voices might prevail once Trump took office, but this apparently did not happen.

Tornado Recovery Continues in Clark County

Jun 2, 2017
A mobile home in McMahan's Fairway Terrace, affected by the May 24th tornado in Clark County.
Daniel Gummel

Many home and business owners are continuing to dig out one week after six tornadoes swept across the Miami Valley, leaving behind a path of destruction.

 

The National Weather Service confirmed four tornadoes rated EF0, and two rated EF1, on the evening of May 24, 2017, including a twister that touched down in Clark County along Highway 235 near New Carlisle.

 

Miami Township Parks and Recreation

Cleanup is underway at Layer Park in Miami Township, after lead was discovered in the soil last year. The effort is expected to cost 3 million dollars.

Miami Township closed the neighborhood park, which is located in a former a shooting range, in late 2015. Some parts of the park and a nearby residential yard tested for 60 times the safe level of lead.

U.S. EPA On-Scene Coordinator Steve Wolfe says clean-up was delayed by weather, but started last month.

 

First Friday events are tonight and it is full of art, live entertainment, local music, dining specials, and more. It's also the kickoff for Pride weekend and the Greater Dayton LGBT Center kicks it off with the annual Affair on the Square tonight on Courthouse Square.

Dayton's annual Pride events kick off Friday with Affair On The Square, a downtown food truck rally. To learn more about what to expect over the next week, WYSO’s Jerry Kenney sat down with R.J. McKay, chair of the Greater Dayton LGBT Center and one of the organizers of Pride. McKay gives us the rundown of this year's festivities, and says Pride celebrations in Dayton have had a long and evolving history.

Julie Moore reads Cathy Essinger's poem, "Patching the Sky."

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Antioch University Midwest is planning to sell its building in Yellow Springs. The school is looking to relocate to a smaller space in a more centrally located area, such as Dayton, officials say.

In a letter Wednesday, Interim Chancellor Bill Groves told students and staff the school has hired a real estate firm to scout out potential buyers for the 94,000-square-foot building on Dayton Street. The property may officially go up for sale as early as August.   

Groves says changes in student educational preferences prompted the decision.

The Big Swim: A Teen Athlete Talks Body Image

Jun 1, 2017
Jeffrey Wallace
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This week on Dayton Youth Radio, we have a story from Stivers School of The Arts senior Jeffrey Wallace about overcoming his insecurities and finding self confidence on the swim team. 

Jeffrey Wallace is a student at Stivers School for the Arts. Special thanks Leslie Rogers and Eva Maksutis of the Creative Writing Magnet. Learn more at the school's website: http://www.stivers.org/

Dayton Youth Radio is supported by the Virginia W. Kettering Foundation and the Armotte Boyer Charitable Trust, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee.

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Ohio Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown Thursday met with police officials and addiction experts in Dayton. It's one of many health-care related appearances Brown, who has spoken out against Republican-backed legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, has made across the state this week.  

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