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Opioid overdose survivors can experience physical and mental health problems, long after they're revived with naloxone.
Renee Wilde / WYSO

In Springfield, most calls to the city’s 911 emergency switchboard are related to an opioid overdose.

Some overdose victims will die. Many others will be saved with the fast-acting overdose reversal drug Narcan.

But, for some surviving overdose victims, that’s not the end of the story. An overdose can leave behind lasting mental and physical scars, advocates say.

The​ ​drug​ ​Narcan​ ​can​ ​seem​ ​like​​ ​magic​.​ ​Just​ ​one shot​ ​of​ ​the​ ​powerful​ medicine ​can​ ​literally​ ​bring​ ​an overdose victim ​back​ ​from​ ​the​ ​dead.​

Stella Ling reads her poem, "Yellowing Springs"

Dayton Public Schools Superintendent Rhonda Corr
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After one week, the Dayton School Board has revealed their reasons for placing Superintendent Rhonda Corr on administrative leave. Among other things, Corr is accused of creating a hostile work environment for district employees.

 

Documents released by the school district outline several long-standing complaints about Corr’s behavior and paint a picture of dysfunction at the district’s central office.  

In 1932 Franklin Delano Roosevelt began serving his first term as President of the United States of America. In the election Roosevelt had defeated the incumbent Herbert Hoover. When Hoover was elected in 1928 the U.S. economy was booming. With the stock market collapse on Black Friday in 1929 the nation had plunged into the Great Depression. The dour Hoover had become very unpopular. Roosevelt exuded confidence and he was elected even though most people had no sense of what he might try to do to get the country back on track.

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On November 23, the Sun entered the sign of Sagittarius, and Sunset reached to within just a few minutes of its earliest time throughout the nation.

In the dark, Orion becomes unmistakable now as early winter approaches, and Sirius and Procyon follow him out of the southeast after midnight. Cygnus, the swan of the Northern Cross, the gauge of autumn's progress, is disappearing south. October's Pegasus and Andromeda fall away behind it.

Dan Konik

Former Ohio Senate President Bill Harris has passed away after months of battling cancer. Harris was born in Tennessee and got his college degree in Arizona, but his political career was all Ohio. In 1995, he left his car dealership in Ashland after being easily elected, in a heavily Republican district, to the Ohio House. The Marine veteran served there until 2000 when former Gov. Bob Taft appointed him to fill the Senate seat vacated by former Senator Dick Schafrath, who took an administrative position.

Patrol Releases Thanksgiving Holiday Report

Nov 27, 2017
Ohio Department of Transportation ODOT highway traffic accident car vehicle interstate roads roadways bridges
Ohio Department of Transportation Facebook page

Provisional statistics released today show more motorists were killed on Ohio’s roadways this Thanksgiving holiday than in recent years. During the five-day reporting period, from Wednesday, November 22, at 12 a.m. until Sunday, November 30, at 11:59 p.m., 16 people were killed in 11 fatal crashes. In 2016, nine people were killed in nine fatal crashes.

Of the 16 killed this year, seven were not wearing an available safety belt and one pedestrian was killed.

Jerry Gillotti
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Jerry Gillotti, owner of Gilly’s jazz club in downtown Dayton, passed away Thursday, November 23, 2017. He was 80 years old. 

Gillotti became a jazz fan while stationed in Germany during his service in the Army from 1956 to 1958.  Upon returning to Ohio, he graduated from the University of Dayton in 1962. He began presenting live music in 1969 when he opened his first business, Jerry Gillotti’s Wedgewood Inn on Patterson Road in Dayton.  In 1972, Gilly’s opened at 801 North Main Street. The club moved to its current location at 131 S. Jefferson Street in the heart of downtown Dayton in 1976.  

Gilly’s has hosted countless notable performers during the club’s 45 year tenure including Roy Meriwether who performed the club’s opening show, George Benson, B.B. King, Bobby Blue Bland, Wynton Marsalis, Stan Getz, Stevie Ray Vaughan and many others.

Lee Child made his fourth appearance on the program to discuss his latest Jack Reacher thriller "The Midnight Line." During this interview I told Lee that I think this is his best book yet. And I mean it. This novel is a bit of a departure for him. In this one Reacher is on a quest. He found a ring in a pawn shop and he wants to return it to the original owner. When he meets the person who owned the ring he is overcome by compassion. We don't think of Reacher as the emotional type. In "The Midnight Line" we find a kinder, gentler Jack Reacher.

In this edition of WYSO Weekend:

 

Numbers show more and more Americans are turning to technology for help staying healthy and losing weight. Mobile step and calorie counters, fitness apps and wearable tech such as Fitbits are more popular than ever. With the season of holiday overindulgence underway, we tested one of the newest fitness trends hitting the Miami Valley. It’s a health club machine that harnesses the power of 3D technology.  

 

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