Road Trip Series
10:30 am
Sun May 6, 2012

New Ohio Guide: Huffman Prairie

Huffman prairie does not look like much at first. There are no museums or monuments in sight, not many buildings either. In fact, it looks pretty much like a prairie. But this place oozes history in a way few places can. This is where powered flight became practical, where the plane could be controlled and flights didn’t end with faces full of dirt anymore. Huffman is also part of the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Park and here we meet ranger Bob Peterson.

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5:40 pm
Fri May 4, 2012

Ohio Chief Justice Urges Proper Court Funding

Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor is continuing her push for proper funding of courts to guarantee access to the justice system.

O'Connor says open and accessible courts are not a luxury but a necessity in a free and civilized society and are also guaranteed by the state and federal constitutions.

O'Connor said during annual remarks Thursday at the Ohio State Bar Association that the legal profession must do more than just bemoan the current lack of funding for courts.

5:06 pm
Fri May 4, 2012

Senate President Promises Changes To Pension Reform Soon

Senate President Tom Niehaus says it’s time to pass the recommendations that the management of the five pension funds have requested.
“I am personally embarrassed that we have not dealt with this issue before, because every day that we delay it’s costing some of these, it’s costing between a million and two million dollars a day.”

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Statewide News
4:46 pm
Fri May 4, 2012

Seven Hurt At Kent In 1970 Shootings Want Answers

Seven people wounded by Ohio National Guard gunfire at Kent State University 42 years ago today are appealing for answers to lingering questions about the shooting, such as whether an order to fire was given.

The survivors are launching a campaign to persuade state and federal lawmakers and other officials to convene hearings to examine new evidence from the May 4, 1970, shootings.

The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer reports that survivors and supporters are appealing to Congress, Ohio lawmakers, Gov. John Kasich, Attorney General Mike DeWine and human-rights groups.

4:44 pm
Fri May 4, 2012

Miami University Students Get Furry Pals' Aid

Students coping with the stress of final exams at a university in southwest Ohio recently got help from some dogs.

The counseling service at Miami University in Oxford offered its Furry Finals program as students took exams this week. Students could spend their down time between study periods and exams with dogs licensed for therapy and trained for obedience and agility.

A Miami psychology professor says there is evidence that pets help reduce stress. Professor Allen McConnell says animals can improve people's moods and help them feel like they have greater social support.