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4:42 pm
Tue September 6, 2011

Dayton Lawmaker Spearheads Group To Consider Limiting Driving Privileges

Officials are considering whether Ohioans should be granted limited driving privileges after their license has been suspended for something not related to driving, such as not paying child support.

 The suspension procedures are being studied by a working group including agencies such as the Bureau of Motor Vehicles and insurance company representatives. The Columbus Dispatch has reviewed the group's recommendations and reports they include allowing deadbeat parents to drive to work or to job interviews.

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Music
2:29 pm
Tue September 6, 2011

Remembering Tom Scheidt

Local musician Tom Scheidt passed away earlier this week.  Scheidt was a long-time member of the Miami Valley music scene, playing in a number of bands including Chazz and Orion—and was a founding member of Fannigan’s Isle in 1984.

Here Niki Dakota talks with Rick Fannin, Scheidt's longtime musical partner in Fannigan's Isle.  Dakota and Fannin discuss Scheidt's legacy as a musician, teacher and storyteller in the Miami Valley.

Nature
10:35 am
Tue September 6, 2011

Poor Will's Almanack: September 6 - 12, 2011

Flickr Creative Commons user BevKnits

Poor Will’s Almanack for the fifth week of Late Summer

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Business & Technology
8:51 am
Tue September 6, 2011

More NW Ohio companies turning to solar power

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TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Solar power is being used by an increasing number of northwest Ohio companies wanting to save money on energy costs.

The Blade reports that companies in the region say potential cost savings and financing deals that helped them afford the projects prompted their solar investments.

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Business & Technology
7:39 am
Tue September 6, 2011

Schools in Ohio try to fill need for truck drivers

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AKRON, Ohio (AP) - A nationwide shortage of truck drivers has specialty schools in Ohio working to help trucking companies fill that need with newly-trained drivers.

The Akron Beacon Journal reports trucking organizations' estimates on the need for drivers over the next couple of years range from 100,000 to 500,000. Industry officials say the aging of the current driver population and increased trucking regulations are among the reasons for the tight market.

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