Around the Miami Valley
5:32 pm
Fri August 17, 2012

Clark State president to retire next June

Clark State Community College President Karen Rafinski, has announced her retirement. She will end her 16-year tenure with the college next June.

During Rafinski's time as president, Clark State’s enrollment has grown to nearly 9,000 students from the 4,000 mark it was at when she took over in 1997.

The college's board of directors says Rafinski helped the school raise more than $100 million through the Clark State Foundation. Officials say the Foundation ranks first among all Ohio community colleges in its endowment funds per student.

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Statewide News
4:14 pm
Fri August 17, 2012

Ohio Unemployment Virtually Unchanged from June to July

Numbers released Friday by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services show the seasonally adjusted rate of joblessness at 7.2 percent for the second consecutive month, although there were modest gains in hiring. It's still the lowest level since September 2008.

The unchanged percentage rate in July stalled 11 consecutive months of decreases in Ohio's jobless rate. Compared with June's figures, the state's non-farm payrolls grew by 11,000.

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10:09 am
Fri August 17, 2012

Live on Kaleidoscope: The Half Shebang

Kevin Milner of the Half Shebang

Kevin Milner makes a return visit to the WYSO studios with a project he's calling the Half Shebang.  It's a name for his various collaborations with other musicians, including Linsey Rogers, a violinist and singer who performed with him on the air.  The duo discuss how their musical backgrounds have made working together fairly easy in a short amount of time as well future plans for live shows and recordings.

The Half Shebang will perform on August 25th at Tipp City's HogJam.

7:02 am
Fri August 17, 2012

Brown and Mandel Tie in Rasmussen Poll

According to the latest Rasmussen poll,  Republican challenger Josh Mandel now runs even with incumbent Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown in Ohio’s U.S. Senate race.  WYSO's Jerry Kenney has the details.


The telephone survey of likely voters in Ohio shows Mandel and Brown each earning 44% support.  Three percent surveyed favored some other candidate in the contest, and nine percent remain undecided.

In an email to supporters, Sarah Benzing, campaign manager for Friends of Sherrod Brown credited special interest money for Mandel’s rise in the polls.

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Arts & Culture
7:59 pm
Thu August 16, 2012

Conrad's Corner: August 16, 2012

Julie Moore reads Maxine Skuba's poem, "Quin at Two Months."