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7:59 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

Conrad's Corner: December 18, 2014

Conrad Balliet reads Robert Paschell's poem, "A Christmas Carryall."

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News
6:13 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

Judge To Resign As College Trustee In Ethics Deal

Judge Algenon Marbley

A federal judge is resigning his seat as an Ohio State University trustee to resolve an ethics investigation over his job teaching at the university's law school.

An agreement with the state Ethics Commission calls for Judge Algenon Marbley to leave his seat next month and also teach law classes without pay in the spring and fall semesters.

The agreement made public Thursday resolves an investigation into whether Marbley violated state law by teaching at a university where he also serves as a trustee.

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Community Voices
6:00 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

Dayton Goes 3D: Community Voices Tours Doppelganger Laboratories And Proto BuildBar

A figurine of the reporter made by Doppelganger.
Credit Jason Reynolds / WYSO

3D printing isn’t the future—it’s now. In the last year and a half, four new 3D printing services have opened in the Miami Valley, and the most recent additions are each trying out something new.

A “maker space” with beer

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News
5:58 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

US Gives $3.1 Million For Lake Erie Algae Projects

Satellite view of toxic algal bloom on Lake Erie
Credit NASA Earth Observatory

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is allocating $3.1 million from a Great Lakes cleanup fund for efforts to reduce harmful algae blooms in Lake Erie that hit water supplies in Michigan and Ohio.

The money will be divided among three federal agencies and the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

EPA regional chief Susan Hedman says some of the projects will improve water quality testing and algae bloom forecasting. Others will expand financial assistance for agricultural conservation practices in the western Lake Erie Basin.

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Beavercreek Parks and Recreation
5:38 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

Beavercreek Eyes Parks Repairs With New Levy

The city of Beavercreek is looking forward to fixing up some of its parks.

A recently passed property tax levy is expected to bring in $1.1 million this year to the parks and recreation department. Interim Parks Superintendent Kim Farrell says some of the parks are getting a little run down.

“We have a few playgrounds that have kind of out-lived what the industry standards state,” she said. “And so now we’re going to be able to replace those playgrounds instead of taking them out and just having a dust ball.”

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