Arts & Culture
7:59 pm
Wed July 25, 2012

Conrad's Corner: July 25, 2012

Julie Moore reads Lianne Spidel's poem, "Reading a Stone."

Statewide News
4:04 pm
Wed July 25, 2012

Ohio Train Derailment Damage at $1.2M

Federal officials have estimated damage caused by a train derailment and explosion in central Ohio this month to be about $1.2 million.

The estimated cost was part of a brief preliminary report released Wednesday by the National Transportation Safety Board. The agency is looking into what caused the July 11 derailment on Norfolk Southern Corp. tracks north of downtown Columbus.

The accident derailed 17 cars and caused a fire that burned for hours. Two people suffered minor injuries.

9:33 am
Wed July 25, 2012

Michelle Obama Campaigns In Dayton

Michelle Obama at the Dayton Convention Center
Niki Dakota

Michelle Obama was in Dayton Tuesday, promoting her husband and his policies. She told a crowd of about 1,800 at the Dayton Convention center that Barack Obama is building a stronger middle class, cutting taxes, and making college more affordable.

"We believe everyone in America should do their fair share which means teachers and firefighters shouldn't pay higher taxes than millionaires and billionaires," says Obama.

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6:30 am
Wed July 25, 2012

Bleriot's Flight Across the English Channel

A photo of the actual flight, Louis Bleriot crossing the English Channel.
from the Special Collections and Archives at the Wright State University Libraries

On this day in 1909, a man named Louis Bleriot, a French engineer, was the first to fly across the English Channel, 21 miles from Calais in France to Dover, England.  Dayton photographer Dan Patterson is an aviation historian, and he's traveled the world to photograph significant aviation history sites.  A few years ago he went to see the places where Bleriot took off and landed.

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Around the Miami Valley
4:10 pm
Tue July 24, 2012

Springfield Radio Station Relocating to Xenia

Springfield's WEEC Christian radio station has announced that it will be moving its studios to Xenia. The station will be partnering with the international Christian group, Athletes in Action, whose world headquarters is located in Greene County.

For the past 50 years, FM 100.7, WEEC, has been broadcasting Christian music and bible lessons from its studios in Springfield, Ohio. Five years ago, the station merged with Miamisburg-based WFCJ, also a Christian station.

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