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1:00 pm
Wed September 12, 2012

Tecumseh Land Trust Prepares for Annual Auction

One of the properties under easement through Tecumseh Land Trust
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Tecumseh Land Trust is devoted to helping land owners protect and preserve their farms and nature lands.  Executive Director Krista Magaw joins Niki Dakota in the studio to talk about their mission and the upcoming silent auction that will benefit Tecumseh Land Trust's efforts. 

The 8th Annual Tecumseh Land Trust Harvest Auction is September 21st at the Hollenbeck Bayley Center in Springfield.

Music
12:48 pm
Wed September 12, 2012

Pop Wagner Live on Excursions

Pop Wagner
Mel Floyd

Like his brother Bodie, Pop Wagner's musical roots were influenced by his time in Yellow Springs.  He continues to collaborate with many noted players in the folk and traditional music community, traveling across the United States and the world performing.  Pop Wagner visited the new WYSO studios to perform live and chat with Music Director Niki Dakota about his local musical roots, the early days of Prairie Home Companion and his work to celebrate the legacy of Woodie Guthrie.

Politics
8:06 am
Wed September 12, 2012

Ohio's Elections Chief Appoints 2 to County Board

Ohio's elections chief given the green light for  replacements for two Montgomer county elections officials fired in a dispute over extended voting hours.

Yesterday,  Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted has named former Dayton Mayor Rhine McLin and attorney John Doll to serve on the Montgomery County Elections Board.

County Democrats nominated McLin and Doll on Monday to complete the terms of former members Dennis Lieberman and Thomas Ritchie Sr.

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Statewide News
7:06 am
Wed September 12, 2012

Ohio Lawmakers Set Votes on Public Pension Changes

A package of bills that shore up Ohio's five public pension funds with increased premiums, higher retirement ages and other changes is set to clear the Ohio Legislature.

The Ohio House and Senate plan floor votes on the proposals Wednesday.

Changes will affect some 1.7 million retirees and future retirees and their families who are covered by the five funds. Those are the Ohio Public Employee Retirement System, State Teachers Retirement System, School Employees Retirement System, Ohio Highway Patrol Retirement System and the Ohio Police and Fire Pension Fund.

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Around the Miami Valley
5:35 pm
Tue September 11, 2012

MEVA expanding at Springfield's Airpark Ohio


The City of Springfield is planning to sell six acres of land to the German-based company MEVA  Formwork Systems for approximately $148,000. The company plans to expand its U.S. operations at its current Clark County Airpark Ohio location, and the expansion will create 15 new jobs in the next three years.

Springfield and MEVA have reached an incentive agreement which states the company will retain 35 jobs and create 15 new ones over the next three years in exchange for approximately $9,500.  City officials say the new jobs will pay nearly $42,000 per year.

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