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Military
7:53 am
Fri June 1, 2012

Southwest Ohio Soldier Killed In Afghanistan

The military says 20-year-old Nicholas Olivas of Fairfield was killed Wednesday in Afghanistan, when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. He graduated from Fairfield High School in 2010 and was an infantryman with a unit at Fort Bragg, N.C.

Former Hamilton mayor Adolfo Olivas tells The JournalNews of Hamilton that his son was trained to be a translator and had been in Afghanistan since February. Adolfo Olivas says his son loved fishing and hunting and viewed himself as a protector.

 He says the survivors include the soldier's wife and infant.

Arts & Culture
7:59 pm
Thu May 31, 2012

Conrad's Corner: May 31, 2012

Conrad Balliet reads Judy Johnson's poem, "Keepsake."

Around the Miami Valley
3:16 pm
Thu May 31, 2012

Springfield's transit system receives state funding

SPRINGFIELD - The Ohio Department of Transportation has awarded the city of Springfield $300,000 in grant money to be used for the upkeep of the city's buses and bus shelters. The funds are part of a $14 million investment the state is making to 19 different city transit systems across Ohio.

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Books
1:07 pm
Thu May 31, 2012

Book Nook: No Game for a Dame, by M. Ruth Myers

"No Game for a Dame" is the first book in new series of detective novels that feature Maggie Sullivan, a hard boiled private eye. This book is set in Dayton, Ohio in the late 1930's. The author has had a long career as a
novelist. In this interview we talked about the creation of this tough talking gumshoe with "great gams" as well as the rapidly changing world of book publishing.

Business & Technology
7:52 am
Thu May 31, 2012

Montgomery County Proposes Funding For Area Projects

Montgomery County is recommending nine area projects for funding, totaling nearly $1.5 million. The Ohio Economic Development Government Equity Advisory Committee, or EDGE, is spearheading the request.

One proposed project is a $100,000  investment to create corporate headquarters for the medical manufacturing group, Midmark.  The money would be used to renovate an existing facility at Tech Town. According to a press release from the county, the project would bring 57 jobs to the area.

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