6:30 am
Tue October 28, 2014

Poor Will's Almanack: October 28 - November 3, 2014

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This is the second week of the Toad and Frog Migration Moon, the second week of the Sun in Scorpio.  And this is also the week that Daylight Savings Time ends throughout the country, clocks falling back an hour at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, and making the mornings a little brighter for the next month or so, more like the mornings of early fall.

The evenings, though, become winter dark as sundown is suddenly moved up to within just a few minutes of its solstice setting.

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The Economy & Business
6:00 am
Tue October 28, 2014

Dayton’s Black-Owned Funeral Homes Struggle To Stay In Business

Dwayne Bickham has worked at Bowman and Young Funeral Chapel since 1979. It was his first job at age 17.
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The funeral or “death-care” industry brings in an estimated $20 billion a year in the U.S., but the industry is changing. There’s been a shift towards chain funeral homes, and more people are choosing cremation, and that has black-owned funeral homes particularly worried about staying above ground in Dayton and beyond.

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6:00 am
Tue October 28, 2014

Three Vie For Montgomery County Commissioner's Seat

Dan Foley
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Three people are vying for a seat as Montgomery County Commissioner in the election November 4th. The incumbent, Democratic Commissioner Dan Foley, will face off against former Dayton Mayor, independent Gary Leitzell, and Republican Mike Nolan.  

Commissioner Foley says the last eight years have been tough on the Miami Valley, but things are getting better.

“You know, while nobody’s walking down the street giving high-fives to each other yet, we are clearly starting to fight back and I’ve played a part in that," he says.

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Around the Miami Valley
1:04 pm
Mon October 27, 2014

Clark County Makes Changes to Polling Locations To Accommdate Disabled Voters

Some Clark County voters will be casting their ballots at new locations this election day after the Clark County Board of Elections changed several polling locations to accommodate people with disabilities.

Election board members had to find new locations after the Ohio Secretary of State’s Office conducted a preliminary voting inspection and found that nearly a dozen polling places failed to meet accessibility requirements for people with disabilities.

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Arts & Culture
7:59 pm
Sun October 26, 2014

Conrad's Corner: October 26, 2014

Janeal Ravndal reads her poem, "Invisible Ladder."

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