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Around the Miami Valley
1:33 pm
Tue February 28, 2012

Ex slave Daniel Rudd historic figure in Springfield

As Black History month comes to a close, a new book about a 19th century African-American Daniel Rudd - a former slave who lived in Springfield, Ohio and helped change the face of the Catholic church. 

"A Cry for Justice," follows the life of Daniel Rudd a young slave from Bardstown, Kentucky. He was freed after the Civil War and traveled to Springfield to work at a newspaper. His beliefs also led him to challenge the Catholic Church to deliver equality and justice for black people.

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Around the Miami Valley
9:08 am
Tue February 28, 2012

Locked-out Cooper Tire Workers Approve Ohio Deal

Union members at Cooper Tire in northwest Ohio have agreed on a five-year contract with the company that ends
a three-month lockout.

Multiple media outlets report that workers approved the contract last night by a vote of 627 to 321.

More than 1,000 workers at the plant in Findlay were locked out in November. They had rejected an earlier contract offer, saying they were upset over proposed pay cuts and increased health care costs.

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Around the Miami Valley
4:04 pm
Mon February 27, 2012

Springfield city commissioners to vote on gay rights' issue

After nearly a year of discussion, the Springfield City Commissioners will vote Tuesday evening on legislation that would add sexual orientation to the city's non-discrimination code.

A group called Equality Springfield approached city commissioners last April asking them to draft legislation that would make it a crime to discriminate against gay city workers.

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Around the Miami Valley
10:33 am
Mon February 27, 2012

WYSO Weekend: February 26, 2012

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for February 26, 2012 containing the following stories:

-Jerry Kenney reports on the Beavercreek Community Theatre's production of The Big Picture, an original musical by Jim Farley and David Brush.

-StateImpact Ohio's Ida Lievskovsky reports on Ohio's school voucher program

-WCPN's Ann Glauser reports on a new therapy in Cleveland people living with schizophrenia

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Around the Miami Valley
7:25 am
Mon February 27, 2012

Cooper Tire Workers Vote on Ohio Deal, Could End Lock-out

Hancock County Courthouse in Findlay Ohio where lockout protests were held.
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Union members at Cooper Tire in northwest Ohio are set to vote Monday on a tentative five-year agreement with the company that could end a months-long lockout.

More than 1,000 workers at the plant in Findlay were locked out in November. They had rejected an earlier contract offer, saying they were upset over proposed pay cuts and increased health care costs.

Multiple media outlets have reported that newer hires would be compensated differently than veteran workers under the proposed agreement.

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