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Nasty Bingo returned to the WYSO studios ahead of the official release of their latest album, Take To Air, for a live performance on Kaleidoscope.  The band talked about the process of putting the album together and their future plans.

Nasty Bingo will celebrate the release of Take to Air on Saturday, January 23rd at the Yellow Cab in downtown Dayton.

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After releasing his latest full length album, The Next Place I Leave, Chris Yakopcic isn't slowing down.  Ahead of his performance at the Dayton Blues Society's Winter Showcase, Yakopcic visited the WYSO studios and played live on Kaleidsocope.  He talked with host Juliet Fromholt about writing and recording the album and his upcoming trip to Memphis for the International Blues Challenge.

Chris Yakopcic will perform at Dayton Blues Society's Winter Blues Showcase on Saturday, January 23rd at Gilly's.

The U.S. Health and Human Services Department

An Ohio program designed to help Medicare beneficiaries understand complex health care benefits and options has been named the best of its kind in the nation.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services rankings being released Thursday show the Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program scored best over 54 similar programs in other states and territories. Ohio's program was ranked last four years ago.

A $4 million deficit and the loss of $2 million in state funding over the past two years has the Clark County Board of Developmental Disabilities streamlining its operations in 2016.

Voters in Clark County have turned down the last two levy requests from the Clark County Board of Developmental Disabilities. Now, Superintendent Jennifer Rousculp-Miller stated the agency will have to cut services in Clark County.

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The forecast for Thursday is clear, but cold—below 10 degrees this morning with a high of just 26. We'll be announcing some school closings and delays on air. 

As of now, Dayton Public Schools are open, as are Springfield and Yellow Springs. Benjamin Logan Local Schools, Preble Shawnee, Tri-County North, Twin Valley and Wilmington City Schools are on two-hour delays.

Check for updates here: http://www.whio.com/school-closings/search/  

Fetal Remains Bill Gets First Committee Hearing

Jan 20, 2016
Andy Chow (Statehouse News Bureau)

The proposed law requiring abortion clinics to either bury or cremate fetal remains got its first hearing in a House committee. 

The bill is in response to an investigation by Attorney General Mike DeWine, which found that Ohio’s Planned Parenthood clinics were not selling fetal parts but some remains did end up in landfills.

Republican Representative Kyle Koehler of Springfield says that discovery moved him to sponsor legislation to require the burial or cremation of an aborted fetus.

Sittenfeld-Strickland Race Takes On A Sharper Tone

Jan 20, 2016
Sittenfeld with supporters in northeast Ohio
M.L. Schultze / WKSU

The Democratic underdog in Ohio’s U.S. Senate race, P.G. Sittenfeld, gained some critical ground Tuesday after being when it comes to endorsements. 

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Pete Rose will be inducted into the Cincinnati Reds’ hall of fame. The announcement came Tuesday morning, a month after Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred rejected Rose's application for reinstatement into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. 

Rose's lifetime ban from baseball was imposed in 1989 for betting on games, and before Tuesday’s announcement, the ban prevented him from induction into the Red’s own hall of fame and museum.

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Meteorologists say tens of millions of Americans from Washington to Boston and the Ohio Valley could be walloped by an end-of-the-week snowstorm.
 
Although it's still early, computer forecast models are forecasting a windy, strong storm. The big questions are where and how much.
 
National Weather Service forecaster Rich Otto said some major cities will likely see a foot or more of snow. Other meteorologists talk about 18 inches, two feet and more.
 

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich and a coalition of state medical leaders have announced guidelines meant to reduce the prescribing of painkillers for short-term pain.

The guidelines recommend using alternatives to painkillers with addictive qualities when treating pain from injuries and surgery that generally lasts less than 12 weeks.

Dr. Mary DiOrio, medical director for the Ohio Department of Health, says the guidelines also call for the minimum number of pills needed when such drugs are deemed necessary.

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