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Central State University, Ohio's only public, historically black college, has been placed on fiscal watch by the Ohio Board of Regents because of financial problems. 

Senate Bill 6, a law passed in 1997, empowered the Regents to audit the fiscal health of Ohio's colleges and universities. Central State has scored badly in the audit for the last two years.

Armenians, Turks, and the Genocide Question

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April 24, 2015 marks the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. Beginning in 1915 in the midst of the strains of World War I, Ottoman officials oversaw the deportation and massacre of anywhere between several hundred thousand and 1.5 million Armenian people. The result was the physical annihilation of the Armenian communities that had lived in the Anatolian peninsula for more than 2500 years. But labeling it as a “genocide” has proven controversial and unacceptable for the Turkish Republic.

What does it truly mean to be a patriot? This evocative and heart-warming play puts the soldier experience front and center by bringing to life on stage actual letters written home during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. This underlines the belief that the person standing beside you is more important than you are. This play is tonight at The Victoria Theatre.

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Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine’s Advisory Group on Law Enforcement Training is recommending some changes it says will improve policing statewide. This group wants some standards to determine who should get into training classes and increases training for officers statewide.

DeWine says there are few requirements for people who want to enroll in police officer training academics throughout the state.

Outlook Ohio Magazine is producing a series of LGBT Wedding Expos across Ohio.  The first one comes to Dayton on Sunday, April 26th.  

Outlook President and CEO, Chris Hayes, says more than fifty vendors will be on hand at the expo, which he calls a “safe space for the community and an excellent opportunity for vendors to tap into a lucrative, emerging market.” 

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The Ohio House has passed a measure that would move the presidential primary in Ohio to March 15 instead of earlier in the month. The change is because of a Republican National Committee rule. It would not allow the state to have a winner-takes-all status on its primary votes if the election were held earlier in March.

But not all Republicans are happy with the move. Tom Zawistowski says many want proportional voting because it gives more conservative candidates an opportunity to win.

Lawmakers on the House Education Committee have unanimously backed a bill that would cut in half the hours students and teachers need to spend on standardized testing.

Republican State Rep. Andrew Brenner of Powell says the bipartisan support for the bill shows parents, educators and kids have reached a tipping point when it comes to the time spent on tests.

“That has been a major issue - the amount of hours that have been taken away,” Brenner said. “I think the bill will help and I think we’ll get the support we need on the House floor as well.”

Miami Valley StoryCorps: Guy Jones and Jean Berry

Apr 22, 2015
Guy Jones and Jean Berry
StoryCorps

On Miami Valley StoryCorps we bring you conversations between local people who went to the StoryCorps booth in Dayton last spring. Today we meet Guy Jones from Dayton, who came with his friend Jean Berry. Guy had lots of memories of growing up with his Lakota grandmother.

This interview was edited by Community Voices producer Jason Reynolds.

Dayton's Belmont High School has become a hub for Latino students.
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In the process of reporting the Graduating Latino series, WYSO found out that Latino students who attend private schools in Dayton have a better chance at success than their public school counterparts and there are a few reasons why.

When Laura Yuqui first arrived in Dayton, she sent her son Jason to one of the city’s public elementary schools. And as she explained through an interpreter, things didn’t go well.

Conrad Balliet reads Ed Davis' poem, "He Could Write."

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