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In the long cold of the last few weeks, I have withdrawn into a fetal, psychic hibernation, reminiscing about childhood and about other retreats I have made from the weather and the world. This morning, while I was working alone in my attic bindery, listening to the wind and watching the snow, a memory mood from my hermetic high school years at Holy Cross Seminary came back and settled around me.

Myrna Stone reads her poem, "Once Upon a Time"

Brooks Daugherty joined WYSO music director Niki Dakota in the studio for an acoustic preview of his new album live on Excursions.  

Brooks Daugherty will celebrate the release of his new CD on March 9 at Hannah's in downtown Dayton. 

Robert Crais returned to the program to talk about his latest installment in a mystery series that features Elvis Cole, a private investigator who Crais likes to call "The World's Greatest Detective." In "The Wanted" Elvis is contacted by a woman who is worried about her son. The youth is still in high school, he doesn't have a job, and lately he's been sporting some very flashy and expensive apparel. She got suspicious and searched his room. That is when she became really upset and very concerned. How did her son obtain a Rolex watch that would retail for forty thousand dollars?

Dayton Public Schools reached a separation agreement with superintendent Rhonda Corr this week. The district is paying Corr to step down.

More than 200 Springfield residents packed into a high school cafeteria for a public hearing Thursday night. Many came to comment on an Ohio Environmental Protection Agency permit application.  The permit would allow mining company Enon Sand and Gravel to dump treated wastewater into a tributary of the nearby Mud Run.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine
Statehouse News Bureau

The Ohio attorney general's office says investigations of human trafficking cases rose last year to its highest level since the state began keeping track of those numbers.

 The Blade reports authorities investigated 202 human trafficking cases in 2017, a 50 percent increase from the previous year. The report released last week by the state attorney general's Human Trafficking Commission shows the majority of cases involved the sex trade.

Trump To Tout Tax Law At Cincinnati-Area Company Monday

Feb 5, 2018
Donald Trump
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President Trump will tout the Republican tax cuts at a Blue Ash manufacturing company Monday afternoon.

The president will be going to Sheffer Corp., a company which makes industrial cylinders.

Last month, after Trump signed the tax reform bill into law, Sheffer management gave its employees $1,000 bonuses, according to U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, who visited the plant in early January.

Portman's spokeswoman said the senator will accompany Trump to Sheffer on Monday.

David Garrison reads his poem, "Camden on a Winter Evening."

Zoot artists are developing a new show called Hope In Flight, and it premieres on Saturday and Sunday, 2pm in the downtown Dayton Library's Eichelberger Forum. The family-friendly show has no cost and open to everyone.

OEPA Hearing On Mining Company Permit Draws Crowd, Comments

Feb 2, 2018
Many Clark County residents at the hearing were worried about the impact Enon Sand and Gravel's proposal could have on the environment.
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More than 200 Springfield residents packed into a cafeteria at Greenon High School for a public hearing Thursday night.

Many came to comment on an Ohio Environmental Protection Agency permit application that would allow mining company Enon Sand and Gravel to dump treated wastewater into a tributary of the nearby Mud Run.

Dina Pierce is spokesperson for the Ohio EPA. Pierce says the agency is listening to community concerns as it considers the permit application.

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