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Practicing and Teaching Yoga In Rural America

Aug 17, 2016
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Jenny Gore works full time as a police dispatcher. Her shifts are long-- sometimes twelve hours--and she’s often on the road. It’s a hectic schedule, and there’s no shortage of stress in her life. Still, she tries to make room for yoga. In fact, she’s surprised at how important yoga has become to her.

Mark Murphy

A Miami Valley resident is bringing home a bronze medal from the Rio Olympic Games.

21-year-old Clayton Murphy of New Madison in Darke County ran the 800 meter race in one minute, 42.93 seconds Monday night.

Murphy is a 2013 graduate of Tri-village High school and ran for three seasons at Akron University.

Tri-Village Athletic Director, Brad Gray, says there was quite a celebration after Murphy’s finish in the race. Hundreds of students, teachers and residents gathered in the Tri-Village High gymnasium on Monday night to watch the race.

Ohio House of Representatives

A group of state lawmakers will be studying jobless benefits to come up with ideas for their colleagues to consider when they come back to work after the November election. 

Ohio has paid back the $1.4 billion it borrowed from the federal government during the recession when the fund that paid benefits to jobless workers went broke. But Republican Rep. Kirk Schuring of Stark County says the crisis isn’t over.

“When you’re in a situation like this, it begs the question: What must we do to reform our system?”

Donald Trump campaigns in Columbus
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Donald Trump’s trip to Youngstown Monday differed in style from most of his other presidential stump speeches along the Ohio/Pennsylvania border. What did not change was his call to slow immigration, the passion of his supporters – and the dearth of Ohio’s political leaders on stage with him.

Trump billed the speech as a major foreign policy address. And it was clear from the get-go that there would be no riffing by the candidate on building a wall with Mexico – though that’s often his biggest applause line.

 of the Cornerstone development near I-675 in Centerville. Costco opened there in November 2014.
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After a years-long dispute, Sugarcreek Township and the city of Centerville have come to a tentative agreement about emergency services for Cornerstone of Centerville, the development that houses Costco and several other businesses.

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Statehouse News Bureau

A federal judge has ruled Ohio cannot enforce its new law that defunds Planned Parenthood.

Federal judge Michael Barrett has banned the new mostly Republican backed law. It sought to take more than one million federal dollars for things like H-I-V tests, cancer screenings and other prevention services from Planned Parenthood. The law had been put on hold last May. Katie Franklin with Ohio Right to Life, which supported the new law, is not happy about the decision.

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Have you ever noticed the blue helicopters in the sky above the Miami Valley? Those are CareFlights, air ambulances from the Miami Valley Hospital. Rocky Blazer, a listener from Springfield, says they seem to fly out a lot, and asked why the hospital would decide to send out a CareFlight, rather than a traditional ambulance. I drove down to the hospital’s central campus in Dayton to investigate.

On the helipad

Vick Mickunas and Chris Tebbetts
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Chris Tebbetts grew up in Yellow Springs. When he was in high school he worked as a page for the Yellow Springs Library. Chris is a novelist who has written a number of books for middle grade readers. Chris has found a niche as an author who collaborates with other writers. His best known partnership is as the co-author on a series for middle school readers with the novelist James Patterson. In this interview Chris talks about what it was like to grow up in Yellow Springs and how he became a writer. Chris was back in the area to teach at the Antioch Writer's Workshop.

Kroger Marketplace
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This week the Springfield Central Regional Planning Commission voted to recommend rezoning about 28 acres on 72 South Springfield Jamestown Rd for a new Kroger Marketplace, Clark County’s first.

But the plans have some residents, like Alley Laroque, concerned.

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