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Around the Miami Valley
2:55 pm
Thu April 26, 2012

Fish deaths possibly linked to massive oil explosion

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife District 5 Office is investigating the killing of nearly 6,000 fish in a stream located near the R.D Holder Company.

Last week, the Holder Company was the site of a huge oil explosion and fire that required several emergency crews from the area to respond.

The Dept. of Natural Resources says nearly 6,000 fish and amphibians were killed in a stream by Donnels Creek which is located behind the Holder Company.

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Education
9:09 am
Thu April 26, 2012

Ohio Students Talk Education Policy with Lawmakers at Statehouse

There's a lot of activity at the Ohio Statehouse this week. Some of it involves students from the Ohio College Access Network and the Ohio Student Education Policy Institute (OSEPI).  They are testifying before the Senate Finance Committee - presenting their recommendations regarding Ohio education policy. Senator Chris Widener says it's the second year the group has appeared before Widener’s committee.

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Books
12:20 pm
Wed April 25, 2012

Book Nook: Ashes to Dust, by Yrsa Sigurdardottir

Yrsa Sigurdardottir's latest crime fiction novel "Ashes to Dust" features one of the more unusual murder investigations you'll find. A volcanic eruption in the 1970's covered a community beneath volcanic ash. Forty years later the houses are finally being unearthed. The skeletal remains of some unknown individuals are discovered in the basement of one of the houses.

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Statewide News
10:34 am
Wed April 25, 2012

Local/State Film Advocates to Testify Before Ways and Means Today

This week the Center for Economic Development at Cleveland State University issued a report that said Ohio's tax lures for movie-makers have led to work for thousands of people, and millions of dollars in economic impact.

Today (Wednesday and Thursday) film industry advocates are at the Ohio Statehouse to talk to lawmakers about increasing the amount of tax-credits available to film-makers.  Executive Director of Film Dayton, Megan Cooper is making the trip.  Today she’ll testify before the House Ways and Means Committee about the benefits brought by the tax incentives.

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Around the Miami Valley
10:01 am
Wed April 25, 2012

City of Dayton To Show New Webster St. Designs Tonight

Tonight the City of Dayton is holding a public meeting to show new design concepts for the proposed Webster Street replacement bridge over the Mad River.  Bridge designer EMH&T will be on hand to hear suggestions and answer questions.

Assistant Director of Public Works, Steve Finke says the bridge is still structurally sound but the replacement is needed.

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