Around the Miami Valley
6:44 am
Fri August 3, 2012

Local Woman Wins Gold At Olympics

Kayla Harrison from Middletown gave the U.S. its first judo gold medal in Olympic history, taking the 78-kilogram title Thursday at the London Games.

Harrison defeated Britain's Gemma Gibbons in a final she dominated from the start, getting a stronger grip on Gibbons and managing to throw her twice.

Her medal is the U.S.' second in judo this week: Teammate Marti Malloy won a bronze in the women's 57-kilogram division.

Arts & Culture
7:59 pm
Thu August 2, 2012

Conrad's Corner: August 2, 2012

Julie Moore reads Maureen Fry's poem, "Night Music."

7:11 pm
Thu August 2, 2012

Education Official Apologizes for Ethics Violation

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio's leading education official has issue a public apology after a state watchdog found that he lobbied for a Texas-based standardized testing firm last year while on the company's payroll.

Superintendent Stan Heffner said he had shown bad judgment and would accept whatever punishment the Ohio Board of Education deems necessary.

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4:37 pm
Thu August 2, 2012

Truvada: HIV Prevention Drug Pros and Cons

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a preventative drug for HIV.  The drug is called Truvada, and though it has been hailed as good news in the fight against HIV / AIDS, says there are some concerns associated with the treatment.  Bill Hardy with AIDS Resource Center Ohio gives us the pros and cons in this ARC update on WYSO's Morning Edition.

1:30 pm
Thu August 2, 2012

Book Nook: The Devil All The Time, by Donald Ray Pollock

Donald Ray Pollock and Vick Mickunas in Xenia
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Last year I reviewed Donald Ray Pollock's debut novel for the Washington Independent Review of Books. Here's an excerpt from what I wrote:

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