News en As Defense Budget Shrinks, Local Contracting Not All Doom And Gloom <p></p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;">Thursday is the second day of meetings at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base for small businesses in the defense industry. The event is part of an effort on the part of the Air Force to work more with small contractors; base officials say it helps them stay efficient as the government cuts defense budgets.</span></p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:15:01 +0000 Lewis Wallace 48619 at As Defense Budget Shrinks, Local Contracting Not All Doom And Gloom Conrad's Corner: April 16, 2014 <p>Conrad Balliet reads Kathy Austin's poem, "Observation."</p><p></p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:59:00 +0000 Conrad Balliet 48546 at Dayton Public Schools Asked To Halt Suspensions <p></p><p>A local group has asked Dayton public schools for a moratorium on out of school suspensions. Racial Justice now presented their request at a school board meeting last night. &nbsp;</p><p>According to the group, Black students accounted for 80% of school suspensions in 2011.</p><p>Professor Vernellia Randall with the University of Dayton is co-founder of Racial Justice now. She says removing students from the school system for non-violent offenses sets up an unfavorable pattern..</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:34:42 +0000 Jerry Kenney 48621 at Dayton Public Schools Asked To Halt Suspensions Help Wanted At Area Boards Of Elections <p>The lack of student interest and older residents unable to work the polls has created a shortage of workers.&nbsp; Hundreds of positions need to be filled before the May 6th primary.<br /><br />It takes 584 poll workers to get the job done in Greene County and right now the search is on to fill about 200 of those slots. Warren County needs nearly 150 more workers.</p><p>The problem in Montgomery County is even bigger.</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:14:43 +0000 Wayne Baker 48575 at ReInvention Stories: Jerry Bowling <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in">This week on ReInvention Stories, we meet Jerry Bowling, a lifelong resident of Dayton’s McCook Field neighborhood, the area around North Dixie Drive. Bowling is active in his community as the president of the neighborhood association and leader of a local environmental advocacy group. But, while working to reinvent his neighborhood, Bowling has also had to reinvent himself.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in">&nbsp;</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:30:00 +0000 Sarah Buckingham & Eric Risher 48274 at ReInvention Stories: Jerry Bowling