Jerry Kenney http://wyso.org en Dayton Public Schools Asked To Halt Suspensions http://wyso.org/post/dayton-public-schools-asked-halt-suspensions <p></p><p>A local group has asked Dayton public schools for a moratorium on out of school suspensions. Racial Justice now presented their request at a school board meeting last night. &nbsp;</p><p>According to the group, Black students accounted for 80% of school suspensions in 2011.</p><p>Professor Vernellia Randall with the University of Dayton is co-founder of Racial Justice now. She says removing students from the school system for non-violent offenses sets up an unfavorable pattern..</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:34:42 +0000 Jerry Kenney 48621 at http://wyso.org Dayton Public Schools Asked To Halt Suspensions U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Tours I-75 Project http://wyso.org/post/us-transportation-secretary-foxx-tours-i-75-project <p></p><p></p><p>Federal Transportation officials were in Dayton on Monday to highlight the city’s I-75 revitalization project.<br /><br />U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx is touring several cities around the country where major road construction projects are taking place. &nbsp;At the stop in Dayton, Foxx noted that the I-75 project is getting done with federal, state, and local dollars. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:32:59 +0000 Jerry Kenney 48537 at http://wyso.org U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Tours I-75 Project Federal Judge Rules Ohio Must Recognize Out-Of-State Gay Marriage http://wyso.org/post/federal-judge-rules-ohio-must-recognize-out-state-gay-marriage <p>A federal judge has ordered Ohio authorities to recognize the marriages of gay couples performed in other states.&nbsp; Judge Timothy Black's ruling on Monday criticized the state's "ongoing arbitrary discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation."</p><p>He says the state's marriage recognition bans are unconstitutional and unenforceable.</p><p>Rick Cauthen and his partner of nine years, were married in New York in 2012. He says when they had their taxes done this year, it was a reminder that Ohio considers their marriage invalid.</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:01:35 +0000 Jerry Kenney & Associated Press 48488 at http://wyso.org Wright Brothers' Factory Could Become Part of National Park System http://wyso.org/post/wright-brothers-factory-could-become-part-national-park-system <p></p><p>An effort to preserve the original Wright Brothers airplane factory got a boost Wednesday when Governor John Kasich signed the state’s 2014 capital budget. The historic site could become part of Dayton’s national aviation park system.&nbsp;<br /><br />Demolition has already started at the&nbsp;former Delphi plant on&nbsp;Home Avenue where the Wright Factory is located. The National Aviation Heritage Alliance hopes to purchase the historic buildings and 20 surrounding acres. A private developer owns the land now.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 11:01:33 +0000 Jerry Kenney 48030 at http://wyso.org Wright Brothers' Factory Could Become Part of National Park System Montgomery County Fairgrounds Closer to Move http://wyso.org/post/montgomery-county-fairgrounds-closer-move <p>The passage of two zoning ordinance changes by the Brookville City Council on Tuesday night paved the way for the Montgomery County Fairgrounds to relocate there, but some involved with the project say there is still a lot to do before the move can take place.</p><p>Tuesday night’s vote would have taken place two weeks ago, but Brookville City Council tabled it until they could secure funding for a road extension through the fairground.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 03:20:16 +0000 Jerry Kenney 47973 at http://wyso.org Montgomery County Fairgrounds Closer to Move