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Dayton Peace Museum Reaches Out to Youth with TIPS Program

Sep 8, 2016
Students in the Dayton Peace Museum's TIPS program
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As children of a Jordanian-American mother and a Syrian-American father - both parents practicing Muslims, sisters Jenna and Selma feel fortunate not to have experienced serious racism or bullying at school or in their neighborhood. The Dayton area teens feel lucky they are in a school that supports diversity and enforces a policy of zero tolerance for bullying and racism. They know too, many teens in the Miami Valley face schools and communities where intolerance and even violence are sadly common.

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The head of a Cincinnati-area drug task force is calling on the state to declare a public health emergency to free up more resources for fighting heroin.

After a recent spike of overdoses, Newtown Police Chief Tom Synan, who heads the task force, is calling the situation a public health crisis. 

Local Hot-Rodders Seek Land Speed Record At Bonneville Salt Flats

Sep 7, 2016
Deb Pleasant

Have you ever wondered what happens in those drab metal buildings clustered together in faded industrial parks? Newly minted Community Voices producer, Jim Kahle, discovered preparations for the Bonneville Salt Flats races going on in one of those buildings not far off I-75, just north of Dayton.

Cathy Essinger reads her poem," Cooking Soba in Ohio."

Ohio's largest anti-death penalty group wants more recommendations for changing the state's capital punishment law to be enacted.

Ohioans To Stop Executions says lawmakers have only approved four of 56 proposals made by an Ohio Supreme Court task force in 2014. The organization says in an annual report released Tuesday that six more are pending in the Legislature but have yet to receive support in both the House and Senate.

The report also says prosecutors sought the death penalty in 26 cases last year, five more than in 2014.

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A major national Democratic political group is canceling more ad spending in the Ohio Senate race as the state's former governor lags his well-funded Republican opponent.

Democratic ex-Gov. Ted Strickland was once considered among his party's best chances this year to unseat a sitting Republican, Sen. Rob Portman. But Strickland's campaign has failed to gain traction.

The Senate Majority PAC, Strickland's single largest source of outside support, is now canceling an additional three weeks of broadcast buys from Sept. 20 to Oct. 10. The ad buys totaled about $3 million.

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ITT Technical Institute is set close its campuses nationwide, including its Dayton location on Stop Eight Road.

The announcement was made Tuesday after years of federal and state-level investigations into the for-profit university’s recruiting and accounting practices.

The U.S. Department of Education recently ordered the institution to cease enrolling students on federal financial aid. That move deprived the school of a major source of funding.

 

ITT Tech operates 9 campuses in Ohio and has about 2,000 students statewide.

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The Democratic and Republican presidential nominees both made stops in Northeast Ohio on Labor Day with their running mates. Hillary Clinton held a rally in Cleveland, and Donald Trump spoke at a roundtable in Brook Park. 

Hillary Clinton and running mate Tim Kaine took the stage at Luke Easter Park on Cleveland’s east side Monday afternoon.

Clinton criticized Donald Trump throughout their remarks, speaking in a hoarse voice after a bout of coughing.

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Some Ohio counties are trying to equip more people with a drug that can reverse an overdose amid a growing number of fatal heroin overdoses in recent years.

Butler County health officials have begun making Naloxone kits available to families and friends of opioid users in hopes that they'll save lives.

Health officials say people will receive training on identifying an overdose and how to respond to an overdose. They also learn how to administer the drug.

The kit includes two nasal doses and two face shields.

Giant Hostas
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Deep in the woods, tall wood nettle, wingstem, ironweed, and touch-me-nots have obscured the web of spring and summer, all the trilliums, the violet cress, the ragwort, the purple phlox, toothwort, Jack-in-the pulpit and bluebells, honewort, waterleaf.

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