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7:59 pm
Tue December 20, 2011

Conrad's Corner: December 20, 2011

Conrad Balliet reads Maureen Fry's poem, "Heirloom"

Statewide News
10:18 am
Tue December 20, 2011

Ohio Gov. Addresses Economic Challenges

Ohio Gov. John Kasich says he wants to hear from local communities on handling economic challenges in the
wake of voters' rejection of a law that would have placed new limits on public employee unions.

Kasich on Monday said in a review of his first year in office that communities can't tax their way to prosperity, but that the people have spoken on curbing collective bargaining rights. The law was rejected 62 percent to 38 percent.

He said one of the lesson learned from the referendum is that officials need to build a case for making change.

Around the Miami Valley
10:15 am
Tue December 20, 2011

Ohio Retirement Community to Open Abuse Shelter

A retirement community in southwest Ohio plans to offer an elder abuse center for older people who need
shelter.

Officials of Cedar Village Retirement Community in Mason say they will take referrals from police, emergency rooms and social services agencies beginning in January. The center will initially serve people from four Cincinnati area counties.

Nature
8:35 am
Tue December 20, 2011

Poor Will's Almanack: December 20 - 26, 2011

Camel Cricket
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Poor Will's Almanack for the Third Week of Early Winter.

The daughter of a friend of mine came to see me the other day, enquiring about how one might go about studying the natural world.

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Health
12:07 pm
Mon December 19, 2011

New Head for Dayton VA Medical Center

The Dayton VA Medical Center has a new director.  The Center that serves some A southwest Ohio medical center that serves some 37,000 veterans says Glenn Costie took over today.

The Dayton VA Medical center, which was rocked by dental clinic hygiene problems, says he is committed to delivering high quality and safe care to veterans.

Costie was the director at the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, MO, the last two-plus years. He spent much of his 27-year VA career at Cleveland's VA Medical Center.

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