There's a lot of activity at the Ohio Statehouse this week. Some of it involves students from the Ohio College Access Network and the Ohio Student Education Policy Institute (OSEPI). They are testifying before the Senate Finance Committee - presenting their recommendations regarding Ohio education policy. Senator Chris Widener says it's the second year the group has appeared before Widener’s committee.
Yrsa Sigurdardottir's latest crime fiction novel "Ashes to Dust" features one of the more unusual murder investigations you'll find. A volcanic eruption in the 1970's covered a community beneath volcanic ash. Forty years later the houses are finally being unearthed. The skeletal remains of some unknown individuals are discovered in the basement of one of the houses.
This week the Center for Economic Development at Cleveland State University issued a report that said Ohio's tax lures for movie-makers have led to work for thousands of people, and millions of dollars in economic impact.
Today (Wednesday and Thursday) film industry advocates are at the Ohio Statehouse to talk to lawmakers about increasing the amount of tax-credits available to film-makers. Executive Director of Film Dayton, Megan Cooper is making the trip. Today she’ll testify before the House Ways and Means Committee about the benefits brought by the tax incentives.
Tonight the City of Dayton is holding a public meeting to show new design concepts for the proposed Webster Street replacement bridge over the Mad River. Bridge designer EMH&T will be on hand to hear suggestions and answer questions.
Assistant Director of Public Works, Steve Finke says the bridge is still structurally sound but the replacement is needed.
Last week the Dayton City Commission approved anew three-year contract with the International Association of Firefighters, Local 136 (IAFF). The agreement includes a combination of wage freezes, modest raises, changes in sick leave, and increases in health care contributions by employees.