Antioch University Midwest

Police have identified a suspect allegedly responsible for calling in a bomb threat last week to Antioch University Midwest in Yellow Springs.  A man law enforcement believes committed the suspect is now in custody in Florida.

A week ago, Antioch University Midwest was evacuated and the building was searched, but no explosives were found. Police Chief Anthony Pettiford says an investigation has led law enforcement to detain Anthony Mark Thomas, who they believe made the call.

On Thursday evening, the Yellow Springs police department responded to a bomb threat made by an anonymous caller claiming that an explosive device had been placed at Antioch Midwest University, located at 900 Dayton Street. 

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Kim John Payne is the best-selling author of the much-quoted Simplicity Parenting book (he popularized the term, "Helicopter parent").  He has done considerable anti-bullying work as well, reframing it as "social inclusion." His anti-bullying work has become the official protocol for dealing with such issues in Great Britain. He is also a champion of experiential learning and really restraining children's screen time. 

  

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for December 4, 2011 containing the following stories:

-Jerry Kenney speaks with Bill Hardy, Executive Director of AIDS Resource Center Ohio about World AIDS Day and where we are with HIV/AIDS research.

-Jerry Kenney speaks with Deena Hummel, admissions advisor with Antioch University Midwest, and Judy Wherry, director of adult and continuing education at Urbana University about adult learners in higher education.

The first of the SOCHE Talks, a collaboration with the Southwest Ohio Council for Higher Education. This monthly series features faculty and staff from area colleges and universities speaking on a variety of topics. It's an effort to bring Miami Valley research and thinking into the public arena. This week features Dr. James Malarkey, chair of Humanities and General Education at Antioch University Midwest.

NPR Commentator and natural history writer and artist, Julie Zickefoose, lives in a farm in southeastern Ohio. But this week, she's in the Miami Valley leading a workshop for the Tecumseh Land Trust's 20th anniversary celebration. Zickefoose is an avid observer of birds, and says that this time of year is her favorite for bird watching in southern Ohio.