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This year’s traditional tax deadline of April 15 fell on a Saturday. And that gave most Americans a few extra days to file their taxes. They also received an extra day because Monday, April 17, was Emancipation Day, a federal holiday in the District of Columbia, which pushed the tax deadline another day to the eighteenth.

 

Yet, even with the extra time, some taxpayers still aren’t ready for the official midnight deadline.

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Clark County health officials say the number of drug-overdose cases continues to skyrocket. If trends continue, the county could soon surpass the number of drug deaths seen in the county all of last year.

Over the course of just two days, doctors at Springfield Regional Medical Center treated more than four dozen overdose victims, more than double the typical average, health officials say.

But it’s a fraction of Clark County’s total overdoses so far this year. Dozens more have died or were revived by first responders.

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Republican 8th district Congressman Warren Davidson is expected to attend a town hall meeting Tuesday in Enon. It will be Davidson’s second such town hall event in as many weeks as Congress continues its spring recess.

The town hall, scheduled for 6 p.m. at the Enon VFW, is being organized by Miami Valley anti-Trump coalition Indivisible.

Some members of that group walked out of Davidson’s last town hall meeting in Troy, saying the format did not allow constituents to have their voices heard.

This spring marks the opening of year four for the 3rd on Third Outdoor Market.  The market, which takes place on East Third Street on the edge of downtown Dayton, features local businesses, artisans, foodtrucks and more.  Organizer Peter Benkendorf visited the WYSO studios to talk with Niki Dakota about what how this grassroots effort has grown and what visitors can expect this season.  

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An Ohio city has spent over $430,000 defending two officers in connection with the fatal police shooting of a man at a Wal-Mart who was carrying an air rifle from a store shelf.

The Dayton Daily News reports the cost to the Dayton suburb of Beavercreek includes about $210,000 paid to two law firms.

The city's law director says outside counsel was necessary. Crawford family attorney Michael Wright says the money could have gone toward a settlement for the family.

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Cross-Quarter Day is April 21, a day before Earth Day this year, the day on which the sun reaches halfway between equinox and solstice, and enters the late spring sign of Taurus. Now the meager inventories of change that characterized equinox quickly fill with new details each day. The floral and faunal fragments of the season multiply, literally filling in the space of Earth with tangible, visible clockwork.

President Donald Trump’s 2018 budget blueprint calls for a more than 13 percent cut to the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The budget would also eliminate the $3 billion Community Development Block Grant program. The potential cuts have some Ohio officials worried about how to make up for the lost funding.

 

For more on what eliminating the Community Development Block Grant Program could mean for people across the Dayton area, WYSO's Jerry Kenney spoke with city commissioner Matt Joseph.

 

Since December, WYSO has been collecting your audio letters for a project we’re calling Dear Mr. President, which asks what you want to say about your community – and what you want President Donald Trump to know about the Miami Valley. 

Dayton History

It’s shaping up to be a big week for aviation-history lovers in Dayton. Events kicked off Monday morning with a visit from the grandson of aviation pioneer Charles Lindbergh to Hawthorn Hill. The Oakwood house was home to the Wright Brothers until the late 1940s.

 

In June of 1927, large crowds gathered at Hawthorn Hill to see transatlantic flight pioneer Charles Lindbergh. Lindbergh made a surprise stop at the Wright family home just one month after his record-setting solo nonstop flight from New York to Paris.  

 

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Wright State University recently released the long-awaited results from a 2015 audit into the school’s finances and potential conflicts of interest. School officials commissioned the audit following the opening of an ongoing federal investigation into Wright State’s alleged mishandling of international work visas.

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