Ohio is the fourth worst in the nation for infant mortality and is second worst for black infant mortality. In Columbus yesterday, the state health department launched a program to aid 9 Ohio cities to work on lowering those rates. Dayton is among one of the cities chosen.
A new law changes gets rid of snow days for Ohio schools. The change also replaces the minimum number of days in a school year and will instead count hours, depending on grade level.
The Dayton Daily News reports the change will begin with the 2014-2015 school year. Lawmakers say this will give schools more flexibility to make up snow days by adding hours rather than tacking on days to the end of the year.
Organizers of the Dayton Air Show expect smaller crowds this weekend, thanks to the Air Force Thunderbirds and other military support pulling out because of federal budget cuts.
The two-day show usually draws around 70,000 people and has a $3.2 million impact on the local economy. But the Thunderbirds precision jet team had to withdraw earlier this year because of federal cutbacks, along with military support from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.