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Authorities in Ohio say they have arrested a boy after recent bomb threats caused Lebanon schools to cancel classes and evening activities.

Police say the boy has been taken to a juvenile detention center on a charge of inducing panic. Police say they are still investigating a series of threats this week and didn't release any other information.

There were two bomb threats made Wednesday, one at the Lebanon High School and one at Lebanon Junior High. The high school was cleared temporarily Monday and Tuesday to allow police searches because of threats.

In 2004, five members from the community came together and founded the Dayton International Peace Museum, to raise awareness of nonviolent strategies for achieving peace now and in the future. The museum honors the 1995 Dayton Peace Accords that ended war in Bosnia. Its mission is to inspire a local, national, and international culture of peace.

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley and a national labor union representative held a press conference Tuesday to announce their opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

At the former Harrison Radiator Plant in Moraine, Mayor Whaley and National AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler called on congress to “reject the deal.”

Shuler argues that the trade deal is a big loss for union and non-union workers in the U.S. She also says some of the countries involved in the agreement have high rates of human rights violations against women.

A credit card servicing company expects to add nearly 200 jobs this year at its growing new operation in southwest Ohio.

U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman and Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor were in Hamilton on Monday to tour Barclaycard operations.

Barclaycard officials say the international credit card serving company's staffing levels in Hamilton are up to 64 and should reach 250 by the end of the year.

The company opened a new call center on Feb. 22 and promised to create about 1,500 new jobs in coming years.

WSU

Wright State University President, David R. Hopkins has announced he’ll retire in June, 2017 when his current contract expires.   

Hopkins spent three years as university provost before becoming president in 2007. Since then, he’s overseen dramatic expansion of the campus and its curriculum. He says, in that time, more than 30,000 students have finished degrees at Wright State.

In this edition of WYSO Weekend: We’ll talk with University of Dayton Provost Paul Benson about his new appointment, and you’ll hear about the historic Dayton Woman’s Club. And later in the program, Juliet Fromholt talks to the band Curse of Cassandra – you’ll hear about their next album release and some of the music they featured Wednesday night on Kaleidoscope. More details below.

Amit Majmudar was recently named the Poet Laureate of Ohio. Many states have poets who occupy these honorary positions in their states. Ohio had never had one before. Amit Majmudar is our very first one. His term began in January and he'll hold the post for two years.

In this interview Amit reveals how all this came about and he reads a number poems from his enchanting new collection "Dothead." Amit Majmudar is a nuclear radiologist in Columbus. He writes some splendid poetry. Enjoy.

Janeal Ravndal reads her poem, "Love and Sacrifice."

Lori Gravley reads her Kathy Austin's poem, "Open Door."

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9 students at the University of Dayton have confirmed cases of the mumps and another 23 have shown symptoms. All but one of those students was fully vaccinated against the infection.

 

All UD students are required to receive the MMR vaccine, which protects against Mumps, Measles and Rubella, before starting classes -- unless a medical condition prevents them from getting it.

Donna Youtz, the immunization coordinator with Public Health Dayton and Montgomery County, says the vaccine isn’t 100% percent effective.

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