Neon Movies

The Dayton LGBT Film Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary this year and to find out about this year’s selections, we spoke once again with Jonathan McNeil, manager at the Neon Movies in downtown Dayton.

McNeil says festival passes sold out quickly this year but individual tickets are still available for all shows.  Friday night's ticket stub will get you into an expanded after-party at Gilly's nightclub following the movie.

In this week's edition of WYSO Weekend: Community Voices producer Jocelyn Robinson looks at the uncertain future of Kids HIV Camps, and we’ll hear the lineup of films in this year’s Dayton LGBT Film Festival. Later in the program, Bill Felker with Poor Will’s Miami Valley Almanack.

Businesses that cause problems in neighborhoods could be shut down a little more easily under a proposed change to the state’s nuisance law.

Columbus resident Kenneth Gilbert is the president of his neighborhood association. He says an after-hours club in his neighborhood was dangerous and caused problems for residents.

“There were murders, there were drugs, there was prostitution, and we were told by the Popeyes there that they had to lock their doors because people were shooting up in the restrooms,” Gilbert says.


LUCASVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Death penalty opponents have begun a week-long walk from a prison in Lucasville to the Statehouse to protest capital punishment.

The 83-mile walk started Sunday at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility, where Ohio executes prisoners.

The walk is sponsored by Ohioans to Stop Executions and other groups. They plan to finish the protest in Columbus on Saturday, which is World Day Against the Death Penalty.

Lori Gravley reads Lianne Spidel's poem, "October Waves."

Over the years I have interviewed a number of romance writers. Nora Roberts has been on the show (I loved her!) and we even had the late Janet Dailey on the program (you might recall that she had famously been caught plagiarizing Nora Roberts).

I do love a good romance. Catherine Haustein has written a great one. Here's my review which ran in the Cox Ohio newspapers:

courtesy of Five Rivers Metroparks

The Midwest Outdoor Experience is two days of FUN. All kind of outdoor activities, competitions, music, craft beer and more! There is something for the budding weekend warrior to the hardcore outdoor enthusiast. This is one of the largest festivals celebrating the outdoor lifestyle in the Midwest. It is today and tomorrow at Eastwood Metropark.

Steve Bennish is a great photographer. During his third visit to the program we talked about his third published collection of black and white photographs. His subjects are the residents of Dayton, Ohio. I like the challenges presented in trying to describe images, in making them come to life for you through your radios. When we are doing this well we are creating indelible images in your minds. Sounds becoming visions. Words making pictures. Steve Bennish knows his way around a camera. Click on this interview and see if anything flashes for you.

Salt Settlement Distribution Announced

Oct 2, 2015
The Attorney General's office will begin sending settlement checks to 848 entities across the state.
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Nearly $12 million will be distributed across 850 Ohio communities, stemming from a settlement between the state and two salt companies.

The city of Huber Heights is expecting a big payout with two new housing developments.


A senior living facility and multi-family housing complex in the city’s Carriage Trails Subdivision is expected to create $34 million in revenue over the next three decades.


The senior living facility called Danbury of Huber Heights will bring 180 full-time jobs with a payroll of $3 million into the city once the building is finished.