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Around the Miami Valley
12:05 pm
Wed December 21, 2011

Dayton Drivers Face 6 Years of Construction

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Drivers on I-75 through Dayton should get used to orange barrels.

The Dayton Daily News reports construction work that began in 2006 will continue until 2017.  Planning for the $400 million-plus update of the interstate began in 2000, and the first phase of construction is nearly complete.  That involved adding a third I-75 lane in the area of Ohio Route 4, while removing a sharp curve and other work to relieve congestion.

Arts & Culture
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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