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8:25 am
Tue July 31, 2012

Governor Kasich Announces More Jobs Coming To Dayton Area

Governor Kasich announced approval for 25 projects across the state, which he says will create more than 2000 jobs. At the monthly meeting of the Ohio Tax Credit Authority, several  proposals were approved in the Miami Valley. Among them, Production Control Units Incorporated in Dayton was approved and it expects to create 55 full time jobs. The company specializes in production process, automated assembly and product testing. Also, BOI solution was approved by the Tax Credit Authority for its new location project in Miamisburg.

Around the Miami Valley
11:27 am
Mon July 30, 2012

WYSO Weekend: July 29, 2012

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for July 29, 2012 including the following stories:

-Refugees Find A Place To Grow In Dayton, by Community Voices producer Tracy Staley

-New Ohio Guide: Birthplace of a President, by Meg Hanrahan

-Jerry Kenney speaks with Generation Opportunity president Paul Conway about the challenges many high school and college graduates are facing when trying to enter the job market

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Statewide News
7:04 am
Mon July 30, 2012

Early Storm Damage Tally for Ohio Reaches $29M

Early reports tallying damage from last month's storms in Ohio at $29 million have several Ohio cities anxiously hoping for federal disaster relief.

The Columbus Dispatch reports that the storm costs reported in the state so far total more than half of what Ohio tallied when remnants of Hurricane Ike hit Ohio in 2008.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency will be assessing damage to the affected counties starting Monday with the verification expected to take up to 10 days.

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Health
6:30 am
Mon July 30, 2012

Ohio Medicaid to Become Stand Alone Agency

The plan is to make Ohio Medicaid a cabinet-level agency starting halfway through the next two year budget cycle on July 1, 2014. Right now Medicaid is housed in the Department of Job and Family Services, but is also administered by five other state agencies.  Greg Moody is the head of the Governor’s Office of Health Transformation.

“We realized that the organization of the program itself was stifling innovation," says Moody.

Medicaid is a nearly $19 billion program – it’s a third of the state budget and growing. But Moody says this move isn’t designed to cut the budget.

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Road Trip series
10:35 am
Sun July 29, 2012

New Ohio Guide: Birthplace of a President

The birthplace of Ulysses S. Grant

There’s a quiet, but distinct charm about Pt. Pleasant. Maybe it’s the name. Or it’s location at the mouth of Big Indian Creek. It’s small enough that it might have disappeared from the map by now except for its claim to a bit of very important history. Ulysses S. Grant was born here on April 27, 1822.

Grant’s Birthplace, an Ohio State Memorial, is a little white cabin that sits in the middle of a handful of other houses. Loretta Fuhrman has been caretaker here since 1966.

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