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Around the Miami Valley
12:45 pm
Fri April 20, 2012

What's Great in Dayton: April 20 - 26, 2012

Members of Musica!
Lew Hann

At Courthouse Square tonight from 7 to 10 the Tree of Life Community will join with the international community in raising awareness that None of Us are Free Until All of Us are Free. They want spread the word about the injustices and atrocities committed by Joseph Kony, and the LRA for nearly three decades.

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Clark County
5:41 pm
Thu April 19, 2012

Fuel Business in Springfield Hit by Fire

A fire at a Springfield fuel distribution company is now under control as 50 agencies, including every fire department in Clark County battled the blaze since it started late this morning.

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Books
12:36 pm
Thu April 19, 2012

Book Nook: It's Not About the Pom-Poms, by Laura Vikmanis (with Amy Sohn)

Laura Vikmanis grew up in Dayton, Ohio. When she was in college she met a man who professed to love her. They married and had two children.  Meanwhile their marriage was falling apart. Her husband verbally abused
her. By the time Vikmanis got out of the marriage her self esteem had been damaged.

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Around the Miami Valley
10:14 am
Thu April 19, 2012

Nurse Charged in Ohio Teen's Death To Go on Trial

A trial is set to begin today for a nurse charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of a 14-year-old girl with cerebral palsy who weighed 28 pounds when she died last year.

Mollie Parsons of Dayton also is charged with failing to provide for a functionally impaired person and tampering with records.

Authorities say Makayla Norman had bed sores and showed other signs of neglect when she died on March 1, 2011. They say 42-year-old Parsons and the girl's mother were supposed to care for the girl at the Normans' home.

Education
10:10 am
Thu April 19, 2012

Cincinnati Schools to Cut 10 Percent of Teachers

One of Ohio's largest districts is cutting about 10 percent of its teaching staff next school year to save an estimated $20 million as it copes with a budget hole twice that size.

The Cincinnati school board voted Wednesday to eliminate 237 instructors, including 35 who would be laid off. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports 112 of the job cuts are retirements or resignations and 90 are long-term substitutes.

Leaders in the district of 32,000 students say cuts in state and federal funding are to blame.

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