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On Saturday at 10am you can go on a Hidden Oakwood Walk. Tucked into one Oakwood neighborhood you'll find three natural parks that invite calm reflection and appreciation of nature. The 1.5 mile walk will begin and end in front of Wright Library, and water will be provided.

Daniel Dye and the Miller Road Band

  This week Daniel Dye and the Miller Road Band, a group from Mutual, Ohio, stopped by for a live performance and a chat with Niki Dakota. They’re the founders of the annual Madden Road Music Festival, which takes place Saturday, August 13, at the old Madden Farm in Mutual.

The Miller Road Band is a family affair. Lead singer Daniel Dye, who plays guitar and banjo, is joined by his nieces and nephews: Emily on violin and viola, Carrie on violin, and Thomas on cello. Today they were joined by Dye’s sister, Sarah, who plays a major role in organizing the festival.

Ohio Governor John Kasich
Office of Ohio Governor John Kasich

Republican Gov. John Kasich says he's focused on backing his party's congressional candidates this fall and won't talk about any support for a presidential candidate.
 

Kasich has declined to endorse GOP nominee Donald Trump.

Police say a man playing "Pokemon Go" in an Ohio park was robbed of his cellphone and shot three times. 
 
Columbus police say 26-year-old Gregory Wheeler and a woman were playing the smartphone game Tuesday night when a 14-year-old boy asked to use the phone to call his mother. 
 
Police say the teenager fled with the phone and Wheeler was first struck in the head by another person when he chased after the boy, then shot. Wheeler's condition wasn't immediately available Wednesday.
 

Army Corporal Charles "Perky" White Jr.
Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

The remains of a Korean War veteran who was captured in 1950 have been returned to his Ohio family, and he'll be buried Friday next to his parents.
 

HIllary Clinton speaking at the Ohio Democratic Party Legacy dinner
Statehouse News Bureau

Today is the last day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, and divisions among Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton delegates remain clear.

 

Clinton delegate and former Dayton Mayor Rhine McClin has attended several Democratic conventions in the past. She says this has been the most visibly contentious one yet, but that doesn’t make her nervous about the general election.

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On Monday, the Beavercreek city council passed a six-month ban on medical marijuana. The ordinance prohibits the city from granting any permits to grow, process, or sell marijuana until January. It doesn’t ban the use of medical marijuana at home.

 

Fuyao Glass America
Jerry Kenney

Fuyao Glass America has announced it is expanding again in Moraine. They will now lease more than 240,000 square feet in the building just south of them off Stroop Road. 

The building, owned by Industrial Realty Group (IRG) and the Fuyao plant just north of it were once one bigger building housing the GM Moraine Truck Assembly Plant.

Fuyao President John Gauthier says with continued hiring and equipment installations throughout the plant, they need more room.

HIllary Clinton speaking at the Ohio Democratic Party Legacy dinner
Statehouse News Bureau

The Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia is well underway and like Republicans last week in Cleveland, Democrats are doing their best to close a rift in the party.  This week, WYSO continues talking to convention delegates and attendees to get their take on what’s happening.

Susan Eacker, of Hamilton, is a Bernie Sanders delegate from Ohio’s 8th Congressional district. In this interview from Wednesday she says delegates may not come together by the end of the convention. First though - she says it's been a busy week.

UBUNTU Men's Chorus Presents Begin to Love

Jul 26, 2016
UBUNTU Men's Chorus

This week, Niki Dakota talks with Cathy Roma, director of the UBUNTU Men’s Chorus at the London Correctional Institution. UBUNTU’s first album, Begin to Love, was released last month.

Ubuntu is a Zulu word that, according to Roma, means “I am who I am in community—I exist in relationship.” The men in the choir, she says, “Want to be there for each other and learn about the world through each other.”

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