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12:20 pm
Wed April 25, 2012

Book Nook: Ashes to Dust, by Yrsa Sigurdardottir

Yrsa Sigurdardottir's latest crime fiction novel "Ashes to Dust" features one of the more unusual murder investigations you'll find. A volcanic eruption in the 1970's covered a community beneath volcanic ash. Forty years later the houses are finally being unearthed. The skeletal remains of some unknown individuals are discovered in the basement of one of the houses.

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Statewide News
10:34 am
Wed April 25, 2012

Local/State Film Advocates to Testify Before Ways and Means Today

This week the Center for Economic Development at Cleveland State University issued a report that said Ohio's tax lures for movie-makers have led to work for thousands of people, and millions of dollars in economic impact.

Today (Wednesday and Thursday) film industry advocates are at the Ohio Statehouse to talk to lawmakers about increasing the amount of tax-credits available to film-makers.  Executive Director of Film Dayton, Megan Cooper is making the trip.  Today she’ll testify before the House Ways and Means Committee about the benefits brought by the tax incentives.

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Around the Miami Valley
10:01 am
Wed April 25, 2012

City of Dayton To Show New Webster St. Designs Tonight

Tonight the City of Dayton is holding a public meeting to show new design concepts for the proposed Webster Street replacement bridge over the Mad River.  Bridge designer EMH&T will be on hand to hear suggestions and answer questions.

Assistant Director of Public Works, Steve Finke says the bridge is still structurally sound but the replacement is needed.

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Around the Miami Valley
9:57 am
Wed April 25, 2012

Dayton City Commission Approves Three-year Contract with IAFF

Last week the Dayton City Commission approved a new three-year contract with the International Association of Firefighters, Local 136 (IAFF).  The agreement includes a combination of wage freezes, modest raises, changes in sick leave, and increases in health care contributions by employees. 

Education
1:29 pm
Tue April 24, 2012

Ohio Lawmakers Consider Teacher Pension Changes

The latest plan to help maintain the pension system for Ohio public school teachers would have them pay more into their retirement accounts.

The Columbus Dispatch reports the plan has been approved by the board of the State Teachers Retirement System, which has 470,000 members. It's up for consideration by lawmakers who would need to sign off on it.

The plan is aimed at saving $13 billion in accrued liabilities. It's the fourth package of its kind sent to lawmakers since 2009.

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