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Education
7:06 am
Mon July 25, 2011

Board of Education Recommends Strict Smoking Regulations for Schools

The state school board says smoking should be banned not only inside Ohio school buildings but also on surrounding school property.

The Ohio Board of Education voted unanimously in favor of tobacco-free school campuses, including parking lots and athletic facilities. The recommendation approved earlier this month is just that: a recommendation that school systems may adopt or reject. It covers not only smoking but also smokeless tobacco.

Statehouse News
6:33 am
Mon July 25, 2011

Ohio Federal Judges to Test Video Cameras in Court

Video cameras will be used in some U.S. district courts in Ohio in a national test to determine whether changes should be made to the long-standing ban on cameras in federal courts.

Three judges in the Southern District and four in the Northern District are participating. They're among more than 100 judges from 14 courts nationwide volunteering for the three-year digital video experiment.

Health
6:30 am
Mon July 25, 2011

Attorney General DeWine's Health Care Fraud Units Recover $103 Million

The Ohio attorney general's office says its units that deal with Medicaid and workers' compensation fraud recovered a record-setting amount in the last fiscal year.

Attorney General Mike DeWine says more than $101 million was recovered by the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, which secured 135 indictments and 121 convictions.

DeWine's office says the workers' compensation unit recovered nearly $1.9 million and had 99 indictments and 100 convictions.

Community Voices
6:00 pm
Sun July 24, 2011

WYSO Community Voices 2011 Special

Top Row, left to right: Caressa Brown, Neenah Ellis, Brooke Bryan, Sarah Buckingham. Middle row: Shelly Hulce, Susan Byrnes. Front row: Nick Long, Liz Cambron, Luke Dennis, Sehvilla Mann, Dennie Eagleson.
Photo by Dennie Eagleson

Radio stories by, for, and about the Miami Valley.

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Performing Arts
10:35 am
Sun July 24, 2011

Free Shakespeare Prepares for A Midsummer Performance

Free Shakespeare is back in action this summer. They hit a variety of stages last summer and were well received. So they're doing it again with performances at the Yellow Springs Antioch Amphitheater, Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark in July, and in August they'll perform at Newcom Founders Park and at the University of Dayton's ArtStreet.

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