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Around the Miami Valley
5:51 pm
Mon January 21, 2013

Positive Indicators for State and Local Economies

Last week we reported that state officials saw the number of new business filings in Ohio as a positive sign of economic growth for the state.  Applications to do business in Ohio last year reached more than 88,000.  

Although most officials will tell you that the economy is far from where it needs to be in terms of a full recovery, business leaders say there are a number of positive signs for our state and local economies.  Jason Antonick is Manager of Business and Economic Development at Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce.

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Around the Miami Valley
5:42 pm
Mon January 21, 2013

King Niece says Uncle's Vision Still Unfolding

As celebrations continue in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., family members of the civil rights activist say this is year is particularly significant. Dr. Alveda King is Reverend King's niece, and the founder Of King for Life.  She told WYSO that this month is the 150th anniversary of the emancipation of slaves and August is the 50th anniversary of her uncle's famous "I have a dream" speech, but she says there's more work to do.

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Breaking
1:43 pm
Mon January 21, 2013

Up to 50 Vehicles Involved in I-75 Pileup

This story has been updated.

Today around the state there were as many as four pileups involving more than a hundred vehicles, one reported death, and numerous injuries.  As many as 50 vehicles involved in a pileup on I-75, between Middletown and Monroe. Minor injuries are reported there.

Four semitrailers and about 20 cars were involved in an afternoon pileup on I-71 near Mansfield.  Lanes of I-270 have been reopened following a multi-vehicle crash near Columbus, and…. authorities say an Interstate 275 pileup involving as many as 85 vehicles has left one person dead.

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Education
8:04 am
Mon January 21, 2013

Ohio Colleges To See Enrollment Drop

Universities in Ohio saw enrollment drop last fall and are likely to see the decline continue. The Akron Beacon Journal says that education studies are predicting that the number of public high school graduates in Ohio will continue to drop over the next decade.

The head of the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio says the question is how much that decline will be in the coming years.

Ohio's public colleges and universities posted an enrollment drop of 6 percent last fall.

Commentary
6:30 am
Mon January 21, 2013

Presidential Aviating

Harry Atwood landing a Wright Flyer on the White House lawn in 1911.

Presidents and flight had a quiet start in the summer of 1909, when Orville returned to Ft. Myer to complete the Army trials that ended abruptly with his crash in September of the previous year.  The Army allowed the Wrights to return as they had already more than fulfilled the contract.  This time there were many observers, including fellow Ohioan President Williams Howard Taft.  A tent was set up, and he sat with the Wrights' sister Katharine.

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