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A man accused of causing two buildings to be evacuated at Ohio's largest military base after driving through a security gate is set for trial this fall.

Records show 32-year-old Edward Novak's U.S. District Court trial has been scheduled for Oct. 19 in Dayton.

Authorities say the unarmed Beavercreek man entered a secure building at Wright-Patterson Air Force base Nov. 24 after driving past sentries.

Teachers, school administrators, lawmakers and others are preparing to participate in Ohio's first charter school summit.

The two-day event begins Thursday in Columbus. It is designed to provide opportunities to take financial, professional and academic training; to listen to national experts; and to learn more about board governance, record-keeping and best enrollment practices.

Republican State Auditor Dave Yost is hosting the event. He says the idea is an expansion on trainings his staff has been providing to charter schools.

Ohio troopers say they seized about seven times as much heroin during the first half of 2016 as they did during the same period last year.

The State Highway Patrol attributes the increase at least in part to several large drug busts.

The rise comes amid other signs that Ohio's opiate problems continue to grow. The Cleveland area saw 15 overdose deaths in a recent three-day span that were attributed to heroin, the synthetic opiate fentanyl or a combination of those.

Customs officials in Cincinnati seized 10 pounds of heroin in one summer shipment.

Wright State University
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Ohio's Wright State University says it has no plans to repay the $220,000 in state money it received to upgrade security for the first presidential debate, which it pulled out of last month due to increasing security costs.
 

Mickel Miles
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Today on Dayton Youth Radio we have a story from Ponitz CTC student Mickel Miles. He’s concerned about what he sees as a shortage of entertainment options for teenagers in downtown Dayton and spoke to community and city leaders for ideas.

Original air date September 10, 2001.
 

Over the years that I have been hosting this program I have had numerous opportunities to interview legendary novelists. I have learned that when such an opportunity presents itself I must do whatever I can to make it happen because I might never get another chance to speak to a particular writer.

Indiana Governor and Vice-presidential candidate, Mike Pence speaks at the Mandalay Banquet Center in Moraine, Ohio.
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GOP Vice-presidential candidate Mike Pence made a campaign stop in Moraine, Ohio Wednesday. Pence was introduced to a crowd of about 300 at the Mandalay Banquet Center by Congressman Mike Turner.

Pence spent the majority of his 30-minute speech following up on Republican Nominee Donald Trump’s Monday talk on fiscal policy.

Conrad Balliet reads Gary Pacernick's poems, "Story From the Chemo Room" and "Track 7."

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Ohio to prevent dual payments to publicly funded preschools

Ohio plans to prevent publicly funded preschools from receiving overlapping payments from multiple sources for services.

Cleveland.com reports a memo from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services director to advisers to Gov. John Kasich says some preschools have incorrectly received "dual payments" from the state and from the federal Head Start program.

Former Ohio Governor, Ted Strickland
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Pilloried by negative attacks and lagging in funding and some polls, ex-Gov. Ted Strickland is airing the first television ads of his campaign against U.S. Sen. Rob Portman.

The multi-million ad buy began airing across Ohio Wednesday. The 60-second spot focuses on Strickland's hard-scrabble childhood in Appalachian Ohio, his blue-collar roots and the campaign's working-class focus.

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