Statewide News
8:14 am
Mon July 23, 2012

Local Man Among Colorado Shooting Victims

An Ohio man is confirmed among those killed Friday in a deadly shooting spree at a Colorado movie theater.

Family attorney Rob Scott of Dayton said Saturday that 27-year-old Matthew McQuinn was killed after diving in front of his girlfriend and her older brother amid the gunfire. The siblings were 27-year-old Samantha Yowler and brother Nick, 32 also former Ohio residents from Champaign county.

According to a family member, Samantha Yowler suffered a leg wound and was hospitalized.

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8:13 am
Mon July 23, 2012

Soldier From Troy Killed In Afghanistan

The Department of Defense says a Miami Valley soldier from the 20th Engineer Battalion has died in Afghanistan.

Military officials say 24-year-old Private First Class Jeffrey L. Rice of Troy, Ohio, died July 19 in Kandahar. The cause of Rice's death was not immediately available.

Rice was assigned to the 20th Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade, out of Fort Hood, Texas.

10:45 am
Sun July 22, 2012

Mindfulness and Stress Reduction

The July 2012 installment of SOCHE TALKS features Dr. Richard Sears from Union Institute University on Mindfulness and Stress Reduction

The SOCHE Talks are a collaboration with the Southwest Ohio Council for Higher Education. In this monthly series we’ll hear from faculty and staff from areas colleges and universities on a wide variety of subjects. It's an effort to bring Miami Valley research and thinking into the public arena – a way to enlighten the world with local knowledge.

Road Trip series
10:40 am
Sun July 22, 2012

New Ohio Guide: Perkins Observatory

Perkins Observatory

Perkins Observatory is located two miles south of the city of Delaware. It was built in 1923 by a retired professor named Hiram Perkins. Tom Burns has been the observatory’s director for 20 years.

"Old Hiram Perkins never made more than $1200 a year teaching math and science. And yet, because he sold hogs during the Civil War to the Union Army and saved every penny he earned, managed to build what was at the time the third largest telescope and observatory in the world. What a guy!" says Burns.

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Arts & Culture
10:30 am
Sun July 22, 2012

Superheroes Land at the Dayton Art Institute

Mr. Fantastic's costume as knit by Michigan artist Mark Newport
Credit courtesy of the Dayton Art Institute

The Dayton Art Institute's superhero summer kicks off today with the opening of You Are My Superhero. This special exhibition explores the tradition of comic book superheros and how contemporary artists are putting their own spin on popular characters.

The exhibition is made up of original art and memorabilia on loan from local comic book shops, private collectors and the artists themselves. Dayton Art Institute associate director Jane Black says she's grateful for the positive and quick response she got when the museum started planning the exhibition.

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