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Some existing DACA recipients face an October deadline to renew their documentation. Justice Department officials have said they will not extend the deadline past Oct. 5, 2017.
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Young immigrants in the United States under a program that temporarily suspends deportation have one more week to renew their documents.

Lori Gravley reads Kathy Austin's poems, "Sweet October" and "Change of Season."

Jerry Kenney

Since 1996, more than 160 influential people with ties to the Miami Valley have been inducted into the Dayton Region's Walk of Fame. Thursday at Sinclair Community College, seven more people were honored with a spot on the walk.

This year's honorees included actress and Oakwood native Allison Janney. The popular West Wing and ‘Mom’ sitcom star says her inclusion on the walk felt a little overwhelming.

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Franklin Township officials are moving forward with plans to relocate a 90-year-old confederate monument. The monument was taken from its original location in August, after a protest group called for its removal.

At a meeting Wednesday, Franklin Township officials confirmed the monument will be erected once again, although the exact location has yet to be determined. Township trustees said they’re exploring options along Dixie Highway, as the monument was originally dedicated to the roadway.

Cricketbows
Ashley Jenkins Photography

Cricktbows returned to the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope coinciding with the release of the band's Communion EP and Where the Ocean Meets The Sky, a film centered on the EP's recording. The band spoke with host Juliet Fromholt about both projects, the continued evolution of their sound and more.

Cricketbows will perform on Saturday, September 30 at Oscar's in Vandalia and on Sunday, October 29 at Blind Bob's.

North Carolina-based band Irata will travel to the Miami Valley as part of their tour with Caustic Casanova.  Members of the band spoke with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt about their year so far, writing, recording, and more.

Irata will perform at Blind Bob's on Saturday, September 30 with Caustic Casanova, Close the Hatch and Floodwalker.

State officials have enacted new regulations to curb what they say is overprescribing of opioid painkiller medications to patients who may not really need them
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Ohio’s opioid crisis continues to escalate. In an effort to curb the epidemic, the state is launching a new program designed to help spot criminal activity and prescription drug abuse.

 

Since 2006, Ohio has been collecting information on all prescriptions for controlled substances, including those prescribed by doctors and those dispensed by pharmacies. The data is tracked in the so-called Automated Rx Reporting System, also known as OARRS.

Central State is one of two historically black universities in Greene County.
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Central State University has applied to become a medical marijuana testing facility. The Wilberforce area university and Hocking College in Nelsonville were the only Ohio universities to apply for testing permits by the state’s deadline. If granted the license, Central State would be responsible for testing medical marijuana for safety before it’s sent out for wider distribution in Ohio.

In the 13th book in her series that features Armand Gamache, now Chief Superintendent Gamache, we find him living peacefully in the quaint village of Three Pines. There's a Halloween Party and one of the guests in attendance is a mysterious figure. This person is robed and masked and nobody seems to know the identity of this silent person.

Screen shot of Tess’s Peanut app profile
Tess Cortés

Embarking on the journey of parenthood later in life has had its challenges among the rewards. One challenge has been socializing my young son. He doesn't have siblings and most of my friends have older or no kids. Enter the world of play dating. I sat down with mom of two Mary Anne Kirk and caregiver Amanda Englert to discuss this once unknown, but now pervasively familiar, subject.

Mary Anne explains, ”Somewhat like a date, you arrange a time, you arrange a place, you show up with the kids, and they play.”

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