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Around the Miami Valley
12:08 pm
Wed August 3, 2011

Ohio Schools May Try Again with Rejected Levies

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Some Ohio school districts who saw tax levy defeats yesterday at the polls will look at trying again in November.

Superintendent Lori Handler of the Mount Healthy schools tells The Cincinnati Enquirer her suburban Cincinnati district has no choice but to put the back on the ballot.  She says the schools have had to slash programs that benefit students.

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12:06 pm
Wed August 3, 2011

Funerals Set for Ohio Pilots in Biplane Crash

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio - Visitations and funeral services have been set for the two pilots killed in the crash of a Wright Brothers-style biplane in western Ohio.

The Dayton Daily News reports the families of 73-year-old Don Gum and 64-year-old Mitchell Cary will receive visitors separately Wednesday evening, and the families scheduled funeral services for Thursday.

The men were members of Wright "B" Flyer Inc., an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization.

Federal investigators say an announcement of what caused the crash last Saturday could take up to eight months.

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9:00 am
Wed August 3, 2011

Beware of Unclaimed Funds Scam

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Director of the Ohio Department of Commerce is telling Ohioans to beware of an unclaimed funds scam. David Goodman says scammers are sending emails to Ohioans to try to defraud them.

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5:12 pm
Tue August 2, 2011

Dayton Literary Peace Prize Renamed For Holbrooke

DAYTON, Ohio  – The Dayton award celebrating the power of literature to promote peace has been renamed in honor of the late Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, and author Barbara Kingsolver will be this year's recipient.

 The Dayton Literary Peace Prize's lifetime achievement award was first given in 2006. It was inspired by the Dayton peace accords on Bosnia brokered by Holbrooke in 1995 negotiations at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

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12:52 pm
Mon August 1, 2011

Energy Deal Could Save Miami School District Taxpayers

Last week, Southwestern Ohio Educational Purchasing Council and DPL Energy negotiated a deal they say improves and extends an existing contract and locks in a lower energy rate through June of 2014.

The agreement affects some 80 educational institutions, including 73 local school districts.  The deal is also expected to save tax payers some money.

A report in the Dayton Daily News says the agreement could save local school districts around $11.5 million in energy costs over four years.

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