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The Home Builders Association of Dayton is kicking off its 2015 Homearama Touring Edition today. The Homearama event will showcase 16 newly constructed homes located in five communities throughout the Miami Valley.

The outdoor farmers market is now open at the 2nd Street Market, 600 E. Second St. in downtown Dayton. The outdoor farmers market is open Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. through the fall harvest season. The Market is also open Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Dayton officials say in spite of efforts to lower the rate of accidental drug overdose deaths in the Miami Valley, the numbers are still climbing.

In Montgomery County, unintentional drug overdose deaths increased 63 percent from just two years ago—from 226 deaths in 2013 to 264 in 2014.  Heroin overdoses climbed 226 percent from 2010 to 2014.         

Arise Academy in Dayton is now closed, and former leaders of the school have been convicted of federal crimes.
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First-year teachers in the Dayton Public School District could receive a $1,000 stipend to live and work within Dayton city limits.

The incentive is part of the City of Learners initiative launched by Mayor Nan Whaley and DPS earlier this year. There’s a need for high-qualified teachers in the district, which is expecting mass retirements over the next few years--some due to changes in the state’s retirement system. Competition with other charter and private schools in Dayton also affects hiring.

Judge Finds Probable Cause For Murder Charge In Rice Death

Jun 12, 2015
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Cleveland Judge Ronald Adrine issued an advisory review Thursday that found probable cause to charge city police officer Timothy Loehmann with murder and other crimes in the shooting death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice. He also found probable cause for lesser charges, including negligent homicide, for Loehmann’s partner, Frank Garmback, who drove a Cleveland police car within feet of Rice during the November 2014 incident.

Rachelle Smith is one of eight community activists who used an unusual legal maneuver earlier this week to ask for the judge’s ruling.

A relatively new band, Swimming With Sharks is preparing to unveil its sophomore release, Dance Music For Sad People. Alex Todd and Vinny Arceo visisted the WYSO studio for the album's radio debut and talked about the writing and recording process as well as the upcoming release celebration.

Swimming With Sharks will celebrate the release of Dance Music for Sad People on June 27th at Blind Bob's as part of Grime Prom.

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Youth radio producer, Lawrence Brown says that his shyness was so severe that he had serious problems in grade school and no one helped. His dad offered patience and support that gave him the encouragement to blossom.

This series of Youth Radio stories was produced by the students of the Dayton Early College Academy. To learn more about DECA, visit the school's website: http://daytonearlycollege.org/  Special thanks to Anne Rasmussen, Director Community involvement at DECA.

As Somersault, Katherine Mullins, Dan Phecke, and Angela Abnett combine clever, educational lyrics and great rock and roll for music that the whole family can enjoy.  The trio visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope and talked with host Juliet Fromholt about the formation of the band, upcoming gigs and more.

Somersault will perform July 11th at the Piqua Block Party, July 18th the grand opening of the new location for Grass Roots Enrichment and Wellness Center and as part of Ladyfest Dayton in August.

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted says the state is moving closer to establishing online voter registration. On Wednesday morning, he testified before an Ohio senate committee calling for the passage of a bill making it easier for voters to register. Husted says the bill has widespread support among lawmakers.

“Democrats and republicans that run elections across the state have endorsed this," he said.  "County commissioners across the state have written letters of support—great for counties because the savings accrues at the county level.”

Clark State Community College is part of a group of seven regional partners that will share a $50,000 grant from the Ohio Development Services Agency to study the need for a local aerospace engineering training center.

The money comes from a Local Government Innovation Fund grant and will help the partners examine how a training center would benefit high school and adult students in Clark and Greene Counties and the surrounding region.    

David Garrison reads Robert Brimm's poem, "Culture Lunch."

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