Dayton Daily News http://wyso.org en UD's St. Patrick's Parties Less Rowdy http://wyso.org/post/uds-st-patricks-parties-less-rowdy <p>Authorities say University of Dayton student neighborhoods toned down their St. Patrick's Day partying this year.</p><p>School officials said in a statement Monday night that students celebrated responsibly overall. Three people were arrested Monday afternoon in a gathering after classes ended, and police said there were at least 10 citations for violations of city open container laws.</p><p>It wasn't known immediately whether the people arrested were UD students.</p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 14:02:22 +0000 Associated Press & Dayton Daily News 47228 at http://wyso.org Ohio Communities Awaiting Payments From Racinos http://wyso.org/post/ohio-communities-awaiting-payments-racinos <p>Redevelopment of the fairgrounds in one southwestern Ohio county is on hold as state officials figure out the details of distributing $12 million in payments to communities affected by the legalization of racinos.</p><p>Lebanon in Warren County, north of Cincinnati, is the first of four communities around Ohio eligible for up to $3 million from a fund set up as part of the 2011 law that allowed racetrack owners to add electronic slot machines.</p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 12:04:00 +0000 Associated Press & Dayton Daily News 46626 at http://wyso.org Dayton Racino Plans To Hire This Summer http://wyso.org/post/dayton-racino-plans-hire-summer <p>An official at the racino under construction in Dayton says most of the hiring will happen this summer - but smokers need not apply.</p><p>Gary DeWitt, general manager of the Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway, wouldn't say how many people will be hired or how many will be full-time at the new track being built on the site of an old automotive plant.</p><p>But he did say they won't hire smokers. All Penn National Gaming establishments require employees to be non-smokers. The harness-racing track, which also will feature 1,000 slot machines, will be smoke-free.</p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 13:35:00 +0000 Associated Press & Dayton Daily News 45762 at http://wyso.org Reviews: No Changes Necessary After Ohio Execution http://wyso.org/post/reviews-no-changes-necessary-after-ohio-execution <p>Initial reviews of a lengthy execution several weeks ago found no reason to change the way Ohio puts condemned prisoners to death.</p><p>The reviews, required by prison rules, found that the state execution policy was followed, and execution and medical team members did what they were supposed to.</p><p>The state is still planning a longer review of Dennis McGuire's Jan. 16 execution looking at specific things that happened during the procedure.</p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 11:35:00 +0000 Associated Press & Dayton Daily News 45565 at http://wyso.org Ohio Issuing Fewer Replacement Food Stamp Cards http://wyso.org/post/ohio-issuing-fewer-replacement-food-stamp-cards <p>The number of replacement food stamp cards issued by the state of Ohio is down - meaning fewer were lost, stolen and used fraudulently.</p><p>State data show Ohio issued nearly 328 thousand replacement electronic benefit cards in 2013, down 8 percent from 2012. During that period, participation in the program increased.</p><p>Food stamp benefits are uploaded monthly on benefit transfer cards, which are similar to debit cards and require a personal identification number.</p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 12:04:00 +0000 Associated Press & Dayton Daily News 45209 at http://wyso.org