Statewide News
1:30 pm
Thu March 15, 2012

Ohio Court Upholds Police Rescue of Suicidal Man


The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld the actions of police officers who pulled over a suicidal man, then
took his gun from the glove compartment without a warrant.

The court says an exception to the Fourth Amendment for people providing emergency aid allows officers to make a traffic stop if they believe a person's life is in danger.

The court ruled 6-1 Thursday that Vandalia officers acted properly when they pulled over a truck driven by Richard Dunn in 2008 after getting a phone tip that he had a weapon and planned to kill himself.

10:00 am
Thu March 15, 2012

A Century of U.S. Relations with Iraq

The statue of Saddam Hussein topples in Baghdad's Firdos Square on April 9, 2003.

As the American combat mission in Iraq comes to end, the Obama administration and Pentagon officials have repeatedly assured the world that American involvement with Iraq will continue. They are undoubtedly right. Since the founding of Iraq in the aftermath of World War I, U.S. policy has included cooperation, confrontation, war, and, most recently, an ongoing experiment in state-building. This month, Peter Hahn, an expert on the history of U.S.

Around the Miami Valley
3:21 pm
Wed March 14, 2012

Award-Winning Photojournalist to Speak in Springfield Tonight

Award-Winning Photojournalist Ron Haviv (Ha-veev) has won awards for his coverage of conflict and humanitarian crises around the world. Tonight, he’ll end a two day residency at Wittenberg with a public discussion about his experiences.

Tonight’s speech is part of Wittenberg’s Visual Artist in Residency Series, and Ron Haviv part of his discussion will center around the impact a career like his can have on the world.

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Around the Miami Valley
3:11 pm
Wed March 14, 2012

New Funding to Help Homeless in Montgomery County

Funds from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development are providing some additional support for the homeless. WYSO’s Jerry Kenney has the details.

Nearly $700,000 dollars are coming to Montgomery County HUD agencies. Debbie Watts Robinson is CEO with Miami Valley Housing Opportunities.

MVHO received $325,000 in grant money – that will go towards the purchase of 12 housing units for single adults with disabilities.

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1:34 pm
Tue March 13, 2012

Poor Will's Amanack: March 13 - 19, 2012

Flickr Creative Commons user TonySutton410

Poor Will’s Almanack for the fifth week of Early Spring.

When one thing happens, then else is happening too. That is the most simple rule of phenology. And in the fifth week of Early Spring, the most dramatic event is the start of the robin mating chorus in the early morning dark.

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