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4:23 pm
Fri December 16, 2011

Ohio Jobless Rate Dips To 8.5 Precent In November

Ohio's unemployment rate has dropped by a half a percentage point, to 8.5 percent in November from an even 9 percent in October.

The state's Department of Job and Family Services says 30,000 fewer people were unemployed in Ohio last month. The number of jobless workers has gone down by 69,000 in the past 12 months.

Ohio payrolls outside of farms grew by 6,000 in November, led by hiring in services. Manufacturing jobs increased, but those gains were offset by losses in construction.

Around the Miami Valley
4:18 pm
Fri December 16, 2011

New Map Gives Wright-Patterson Air Force Base One Representative

Ohio's new congressional map consolidates a major air force base into a single district.

Southwest Ohio officials had said earlier they wanted Wright-Patterson Air Force Base to continue to have at least two representatives in Congress. However, the Dayton Daily News reports that they're confident the base's interests will be protected.

The base will be fully in the 10th District, which also pits Republican incumbents Mike Turner and Steve Austria.

Music
3:01 pm
Fri December 16, 2011

Live on Kaleidoscope: God Bless and Asher Jones

God Bless and Asher Jones
Photo by Justin Tharpe

God Bless and Asher Jones have gone from being a hip-hop centered duo to a full band that fuses hip-hop and rock into their own unique sound.  They visited the WYSO studios for a live performance on Kaleidoscope and talk about forming the band and where they're headed in 2012.

God Bless and Asker Jones will perform Saturday, December 17th at Gilly's in downtown Dayton.

Around the Miami Valley
1:35 pm
Fri December 16, 2011

What's Great in Dayton: December 16 - 22, 2011

Well, there are many things going on this weekend….

Today at 4 & 8 at Stivers School for the Arts is a modern version of the holiday favorite, The Nutcracker and it is the Urban Nutcracker. A contemporary dance takes place in an urban environment. There is all kind of dancing, including , samba,, hip hop, Chicago stepping, and more. The SMAG Dance Collective take contemporary dance and fuse it with various ethnic and social forms of dance.

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Politics
4:10 pm
Thu December 15, 2011

Lawmakers Merge Primararies To One And Change Congressional Map

On their last day of work this year, state lawmakers have overwhelmingly approved a new map of Congressional districts and a new single date for the two statewide primaries that were scheduled next year. But as Ohio Public Radio’s Karen Kasler reports, the map flap finally came to an end in marathon sessions of the House and Senate.

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