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4:04 pm
Wed December 26, 2012

4 Ohio Officers Killed By Criminals in 2011

New FBI statistics include four Ohio police officers in the total 72 officers who were killed by criminal activity in the United States in 2011.

The Dayton Daily News reports that the national number of police deaths is the highest since 1995. And the four deaths in Ohio were the most since 1997.

Of the 72 nationwide killings, records show 63 of them came by firearms, mostly handguns.

The 2011 officer deaths in Ohio included sheriff's deputies shot to death and fatally injured by cars.

Health, Science & The Environment
4:04 pm
Mon December 24, 2012

Ohioans Often Take Double Hit From Tree Pest

The invasive emerald ash borer is spreading across Ohio, ruining trees and costing taxpayers.

The exotic Asian beetle has been in Ohio nearly a decade, and Ohio State University expert Joe Boggs says it is spreading like a wild fire.  The toll is mounting, too.  Besides causing local governments to divert funds for eradication efforts, homeowners are paying for treatments and private contractors, and the loss of ash trees.

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Around the Miami Valley
8:04 am
Mon December 17, 2012

Dayton Commemorates Flight Anniversary

The anniversary of powered flight is going to be commemorated in the Wright brothers' hometown.

The Dayton Daily News reports that the 109th anniversary of flight will be recognized in a wreath-laying ceremony Monday morning on Wright Memorial Hill in Dayton.

Air Force Lt. Col. Eric Piel, a C-5 and C-17 cargo jet pilot, will speak at the event. Amanda Lane Wright, a great grandniece of the Wright brothers, and Col. Cassie Barlow, Wright-Patterson 88th Air Base Wing commander, will participate in the wreath laying.

Education
12:04 pm
Fri December 14, 2012

Ohio Grants Will Fund College Internships

An $11 million investment by the state of Ohio will create as many as 3,500 internships and co-ops for college students.

The Dayton Daily News reports that grants will be funded through casino license fees and are contingent upon the approval of the Ohio Controlling Board in January.

Experts tell the newspaper that the investment could help keep college graduates in the state and draw key industries to Ohio.

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Military
12:00 pm
Thu December 13, 2012

Ohio Soldier Will Be Buried at Arlington

An Ohio soldier killed this week in Afghanistan will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

The Department of Defense said 25-year-old Army Staff Sgt. Wesley "Wes" Williams died Monday in Kandahar of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his Army unit with an improvised explosive device.

His wife, Krista Williams, told the Dayton Daily News she was flying this week to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware to pick up his body, prior to his burial in the national cemetery.

Williams was a 2006 graduate of Tecumseh High School in New Carlisle, near Dayton.

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