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Arts & Culture
7:59 pm
Mon February 13, 2012

Conrad's Corner: February 13, 2012

Noah Falck reads his poem, "Staring Contest."

Business & Technology
5:00 pm
Mon February 13, 2012

General Electric to Open New Dayton Plant

General Electric's aviation unit plans to open a plant in Dayton next year.  The Dayton Daily News reports that two other plants in Mississippi and Alabama will be open next year, which will create over 400 new jobs at all three locations.

The company says it's part of a $580 million investment in its aviation business over the next five years.  GE also says it will hire 12,000 new workers over the next several years, including 5,00 veterans, as part of its expansion.

Business & Technology
8:36 am
Mon February 13, 2012

Drillers Cut Natural Gas Production as Prices Drop

As natural gas prices continue to drop, the recent nationwide boom in drilling is slowing.

Several companies have said in recent weeks they plan to cut back production, but experts say the low prices are also opening up new markets.

Kathryn Klaber, president of the Marcellus Shale Coalition, says there will be fewer natural gas wells drilled in 2012.

Yet Klaber says that even as drillers are pressured by low prices, the cost creates opportunities for more people and industries to use the product.

 

Arts & Culture
8:00 am
Mon February 13, 2012

Local Arts Organizations to Join Forces

Three major Dayton arts organizations are making an unusual move to merge under a single management structure.

The Dayton Ballet, Dayton Opera and Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra are forming the Dayton Performing Alliance.  The new nonprofit organization announced it will have one board of directors and three artistic directors.

Leaders from the individual organizations say it could boost artistic collaboration and may be a model for arts groups elsewhere to consider.

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Business & Technology
6:52 am
Mon February 13, 2012

Columbus Area Plans Upgrade for Emergency Texting

Ranny D.

The county that includes Columbus plans technology upgrades that would allow residents to text authorities
about emergencies if they can't call 911.

The Columbus Dispatch reports Franklin County residents would likely be the first in Ohio to have that option.

David Ziegler is overseeing the $2.3 million upgrade and says the texting option would be useful for people with impaired hearing and in cases in which someone is hiding and can't speak up.

He says the contract for the technology upgrade still must be approved.

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