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8:04 am
Mon January 7, 2013

Number of Death Row Inmates Declines in Ohio

The number of prisoners on Ohio's death row is decreasing as new death sentences are outnumbered by inmates who are executed or die from other causes or are freed through clemency or appeals.

Military
7:35 am
Mon January 7, 2013

Sequestration Effects on Wright-Patt Still Unknown

Lieutenant General Janet C. Wolfenbarger was confirmed by the Senate Dec. 4, 2009 to three-star rank as Air Force Materiel Command vice commander. She is the Air Force's highest ranking female officer.
Credit U.S. Air Force

The leader of the Air Force Materiel Command says there may be fewer Air Force programs in the future due to the federal budget. AFMC commander and Beavercreek native Janet Wolfenbarger tells the Dayton Daily News the impacts of sequestration on the base will not be known until Congress is able to come to a resolution. She says she think the Department of Defense should do its part to help during the fiscal crisis, but that its unlikely the military will launch the same number of new programs as it did before the country’s budgetary problems.

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Military
7:04 am
Fri January 4, 2013

Clark County Moves Road Away From Air National Guard Base

Officials in Clark County say a $3 million project to relocate a road away from a military base is necessary for security reasons and will help keep the facility open.

The Dayton Daily News reports that moving the road away from the Springfield Air National Guard base is necessary to satisfy post-9/11 military security standards.

Officials say moving the 1.4 miles of Route 794 will help keep the base open and preserve the 1,000 or so jobs there. The local chamber of commerce has estimated that the base has an annual economic impact of $95.2 million in Springfield.

Around the Miami Valley
4:06 pm
Tue January 1, 2013

Riverside Sues To Tax Base's Civilian Employees

The city of Riverside has gone to federal court in its fight to tax civilian employees and contractors who work on part of an air force base.

The  says a provision of Ohio's municipal income tax law that prevents it from collecting taxes from employees at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is unconstitutional.

The Dayton Daily News reports that Riverside says the law provides an arbitrary and unjustifiable tax exemption to some government employees and contractors.

Ohio argues the state is allowed to pass laws that restrict cities' taxing authority.

Education
12:05 pm
Thu December 27, 2012

University of Dayton Clean Energy Program Exceeding Expectations

An expanding program in clean and renewable energy at the University of Dayton is exceeding enrollment expectations and drawing students from around the world.

The program at UD has swelled to three times the school's expectations for enrollment since it was launched in 2009.

Among its 50 students, the program has three Fulbright scholars - a record for any one program at the university.  Fulbright scholars are international students chosen for their academics and leadership potential.

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