8:04 am
Wed January 23, 2013

University in Ohio Guarantees Tuition Costs

The University of Dayton is promising new freshmen that they will pay the same amount for tuition all four years they are in school.

The guarantee to new freshmen eliminates the uncertainty of how much a bachelor's degree will cost by removing hidden fees.

The university said students will receive a two-page financial aid prospectus detailing the costs, and also pledging that that their scholarships and grants will grow dollar-for-dollar each year as tuition increases.   

Statewide News
7:35 am
Wed January 23, 2013

Former Rep. Clayton Luckie Pleads Guilty to Ethics Charges, Faces Three Years in Prison

Rep. Luckie in court.
Credit Karen Kasler / Ohio Public Radio

For the second time in a year, a former state representative is headed to prison for ethics problems while he was in office.

Former state Rep. Clayton Luckie pleaded guilty to eight charges out of 50 and got a three year prison sentence for skimming as much as 150-thousand dollars out of his campaign fund over a six year period. Luckie told the court he wanted to apologize to his constituents, his family and his colleagues at the Statehouse for what he called his errors in judgment.

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7:04 am
Wed January 23, 2013

Ohio Education Official's Web Post Draws Criticism

The president of Ohio's education board says she shared a Facebook posting with a photo of Adolf Hitler to encourage historical reflection amid the gun-control debate, not to compare President Barack Obama to the Nazi leader.

The Columbus Dispatch reports the photo was shared on the mostly private Facebook page of state Board of Education President Debe Terhar, along with a message criticizing Obama's new gun-control efforts. The newspaper says a quote about disarming citizens was attributed to Hitler in the message.

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Around the Miami Valley
6:30 am
Wed January 23, 2013

ReInvention Stories: Iraqi Refugees "Mona" & "R"

Iraqi couple
Credit Emily McCord

  This year WYSO presents ReInvention Stories, a multimedia storytelling project that asks the question, how does a city of inventors reinvent itself? One answer for Dayton is its immigrant population. The city developed a plan called Welcome Dayton to embrace new people and cultures as a way to rebuild the economy. Emily McCord introduces us to “Mona” and “R,” Iraqi Refugees living here in Dayton.

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2:55 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

Book Nook: Orders from Berlin, by Simon Tolkien (Minotaur Books)

This noir page turner is set in the early 1940's during the terrifying German bombing raids known as the London blitz. A mole within Great Britain's security services has been directed by his Nazi keepers to assassinate Prime Minister Winston Churchill. Of course we know that this never happened but it doesn't make this compelling thriller any less thrilling to read.

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