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I read a lot of crime novels and some of them are very good. Occasionally I'll read one that completely dazzles me. "The Butcher's Hook" by Janet Ellis is one of those books that made me perspire with shock and astonishment. And this is her literary debut! Amazing.

The worlds naughtiest and funniest magic show, THE NAKED MAGICIANS, is tonight at 8pm at The Victoria.

Tomorrow, Saturday, if you want to walk around and look for some early spring migrant birds like Tree Swallows and Eastern Phoebes then head over to the Woodland Cemetery. Bring your binoculars and dress for the weather. The walk is from 9:00 - 11:00 am and begins at the main entrance.
 

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The president of the National Aviation Hall of Fame in Ohio says it considered selling a century-old wooden propeller signed by one of the Wright brothers but decided against it, at least for now.

The Dayton Daily News reports the 8 ½ foot spruce propeller from 1915 is the only known airplane artifact with the signature of one of the aviation pioneer siblings, Orville Wright.

It's thought to have been on a Wright-built float plane. It was bought for $37,000 and donated to the hall near Dayton in 2004, but more recently was appraised for at least $275,000.

Another Lawsuit Filed Against Montgomery County Jail

Feb 15, 2017
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Another lawsuit alleging misconduct has been filed against the Montgomery County Jail.  On Tuesday, Charles Wade of Englewood claimed in his suit that the actions of jail employees were inappropriate and a violation of his civil rights. This is the eighth active federal case citing wrongdoing against Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer’s office.

Have you ever heard of Mrs. Sherlock Holmes? I had not either. I had always assumed that our fictional sleuth was a devoted bachelor. Well, back in the early years of the 20th century there was a real living person who acquired the nickname "Mrs. Sherlock Holmes." Her name was Grace Humiston and she lived in New York City, not London.
 

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Today, February 14, is the first day of early spring throughout the Lower Midwest. Although temperatures can be in the 30s almost half the time or even in the 20s, February 14th suddenly offers a 50 percent chance of highs above 40 degrees.

And tomorrow, the 15th has the highest incidence of highs in the 50s and 60s of any time so far in February - a full 40 percent of the afternoons reach those levels. That’s the first time since December 15th that the likelihood of mild temperatures has been so great.

Republican Congressman Mike Turner in 2013 voted to continue the government shutdown. Now he says he supports keeping the Planned Parenthood debate separate from the federal budget issue.
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Republican Congressman Mike Turner of Ohio’s 10th District says his investigation into operations at the National Aviation Hall of Fame will continue. Turner on Monday announced his intentions in a letter sent to NAHF board of trustees chairman Bill Harris.

Historic Springfield Mansion Up for Sale

Feb 13, 2017

One of Springfield’s most historic homes is now on the market. The Bookwalter Mansion, built in 1876, was one of the anchors on South Fountain Avenue, a neighborhood home to many of Springfield’s leading industrialists.   

 

Francis Bookwalter was the Treasurer of the Leffel Corporation. He built the home in the architectural style known as Second Empire.  

 

 

Flu Hospitalizations Continue To Rise

Feb 13, 2017

The ongoing surge in flu cases is sending more people to hospitals across the state of Ohio, and Greene County public health officials are urging families to take preventative measures. According to the Ohio Department of Health, at least three children have died in the last two weeks due to the predominant strain of flu this year, H3N2.

 

Amy Schmitt is a registered nurse and reporter of infectious diseases at the Greene County Health Department. She says families need to take regular precautions.

 

Welcome to WYSO Weekend, our weekly radio magazine. Today's program features Politics Ohio, Dayton Youth Radio and Rediscovered Rado. We've also got Bill Felker with a preview of his upcoming Poor Will's Almanack. See full details below.

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