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Dayton History and Carillon Brewing Company will soon launch the production of its own selection of wine. The announcement comes as Dayton History gears up for its annual wine and food celebration, Fluers de Fete on Sunday, May 15th.

The state says it inadvertently released the protected health information of thousands of Ohioans who received mental health services.

Ohio's Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services says the breach happened in February when the agency mailed postcards inviting patients to participate in a satisfaction survey.

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I have been thinking that if every aspect of the landscape is predetermined by the spin of the Earth and biological clocks, how similar my own changes and progressions must be, all attached to the sun and the moon, to heat and cold, prearranged as if there were a cosmic map organic to my brain, as though, like some migrating species, I simply did what I needed to do in order to discover and fulfill my purpose.

In this edition of WYSO Weekend: Wine, women, and song… as WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota talks funk with our very own Radio Basim and their special guest on Excursions this week.  And Dayton History is getting ready to launch their own wine production. You'll hear about that, we’ve got Dayton Youth Radio and WYSO’s art series Culture Couch. See details below.

  • Women’s Voices from Dayton Correctional Institution.

The "Prey" series by John Sandford is one of the most popular crime fiction series around. The books sell and sell and sell. There's a good reason for that- they are really good books.

A newspaper analysis has uncovered funding, staffing and operational difficulties at the independent agency created to help settle citizen complaints against Cincinnati police.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports the Cincinnati Citizen Complaint Authority no longer complies with a collaborative agreement between the community and the police that was struck after the city's 2001 riots.

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Diana Linz has always had a connection with dogs, and being in the dog program at the prison has helped her  cope with being locked up.

Highlights from the audio:

“When I grew up, I was very lonely. I only had a dog and a couple of cats. And when I left home, somehow I felt like I had to take in every animal that I saw...I kinda got wrapped up in selling marijuana in order to support my dog habit. My dog rescue habit.”

Janeal Ravndal reads Carol Stoner's poem, "Sediment."

The union representing Ohio's corrections officers has sued to stop the planned shutdown of the state's prison farms in a move to raise millions of dollars to fund new rehabilitation programs through land sales.

The Ohio Civil Service Employees Association says in a lawsuit filed Thursday in Franklin County court that closing farms at 10 prisons without consulting the union violates the employee contract.

The union also questions the closure after the state agreed last year to spend $9 million on new barns at the London and Marion prisons.

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The West Carrollton School District is making budget cuts in response to a levy failure last March.

The district is set to eliminate high school and preschool transportation for the 2016-2017 school year. They’ll also cut an additional $215,000 from school services.  

Superintendent Dr. Rusty Clifford said they tried to ensure their cuts did not affect the quality of education.

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