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A Democratic judge in Cleveland has conceded to his Republican opponent in what was an extremely tight Ohio Supreme Court race, meaning the court will continue to have six Republicans and one Democrat.

The race between Cuyahoga County Judge John P. O'Donnell and state appeals Judge Pat Fischer was too close to call on election night because there were more than 260,000 uncounted provisional or outstanding absentee ballots.

Those votes were counted by Wednesday, and O'Donnell conceded that Fischer won by more than the narrow margin that would trigger an automatic recount.

Lynze Hensley

With Thanksgiving Day under their belts and the holiday shopping season officially underway, holiday gift-givers will be out in force this weekend. While some shoppers will likely head to big-box retailers like Target and Walmart, local business owners are hoping some people will consider shopping small instead.

 

Small Business Saturday is a marketing campaign started in 2010 by American Express. Since then the idea has been embraced in all fifty states and supported by the federal government through legislation.

The Grande Illumination tree lighting is tonight at 7:45 p.m. at Courthouse Square in downtown Dayton. Watch the holidays light up during Dayton's traditional tree lighting. Approximately 100,000 colored lights will brighten the three-story-tall tree on Courthouse Square…and there are all kind of activities and fun things happening.

Amanda Murphy and Jeniffer Seavey
Will Davis / WYSO

Jeniffer and Amanda met in the Army. Both experienced set backs then, but today they find strength in their friendship and service. Our Veterans Voices' series continues with Army veteran and Wright State student, Jeniffer Seavey of New Carlisle, and her BFF, Army veteran Amanda Murphy.

Maxine Skuba reads her poem, "Mac Truck Man."

Hannah Williams
Basim Blunt / WYSO

Today on Dayton Youth Radio we have a story from Hannah Williams, a student at Tecumseh High School in Medway. She tells us about her brother Wesley who was killed in Afghanistan in 2012.

Cecil Taylor
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The American jazz pianist Cecil Taylor is a pioneer of what is called free jazz—music which often discards notated scores and breaks with meter and conventional harmonic progression. Now 87, his first recordings were released in the 1950s. In the late 1960s and early 70s Taylor taught at Antioch College and recordings from his years in Yellow Springs are found in the WYSO archives.

Numbers show Clark County has seen job growth in 2016, but it's unclear whether this positive economic outlook may be impacted by the city of Springfield’s ongoing budget troubles.

 

Recent Clark County investments include development at the Prime Ohio Industrial Park and Wall Street brokerage firm EF Hutton’s decision to relocate its global headquarters to downtown Springfield.

 

Issue 2 Outcome Threatens Springfield Tourism

Nov 22, 2016

Springfield’s Convention and Visitors Bureau could see its funding eliminated after voters ultimately rejected an income-tax increase. Issue 2 would have raised income taxes from 2 to 2.4 percent for five years, generating an additional $6.7 million a year for the city.

 

The measure failed on Election Night by a narrow margin. But a final vote-count today on Tuesday morning by the Clark County Board of Elections shows the measure has failed by more than 220 votes.

Carlo Scherer / Flickr Creative Commons

The foliage was still thick and lush when I entered the familiar woods one late September afternoon. I used to know those trails well, but now they had become overgrown, wilder than they were decades ago.

The path was not marked, but I felt I knew where I was going. How could anyone get lost here? It never crossed my mind. I wandered and daydreamed, not paying attention to where I was going.

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