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8:30 am
Thu June 3, 2010

DHL Transfers Wilmington Air Park Back To Community

City, county and state officials gathered in Wilmington yesterday to complete the transfer of Wilmington Airpark from the international shipping company DHL to the Clinton County Port Authority . As WYSO's Emily McCord reports, the transfer of the asset couldn't come at a better time, as the county has the worst unemployment rate in Ohio.

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4:36 pm
Wed May 19, 2010

Greater Downtown Dayton Plan Unveiled

The Greater Downtown Dayton Plan was unveiled yesterday. It expands the area traditionally thought of as downtown in an effort to create a larger more sustainable community.

Mike Ervin says that making downtown Dayton larger just makes sense.

"Downtown is a much bigger place extending down to the Oakwood border and the University of Dayton to Miami Valley hospital and a number of neighborhoods, spilling across the river and down alongside it. That's really our downtown when you think about," says Ervin.

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10:41 am
Fri May 14, 2010

Wilmington's Homegrown Hope Part 5

Taylor Stuckert and Mark Rembert.
Photo by Briana Brough

Wilmington's future remains uncertain. Even if the recession is showing signs of ending, the town still needs to provide jobs for the many unemployed living there. But there's hope for a green economy, and Energize Clinton County has been working towards that goal for over a year now. In the final piece of her series, Wilmington's Homegrown Hope, Emily McCord explores what this year has meant for the young men who started it all.

"We Are Integrated Into The Community"

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10:34 am
Thu May 13, 2010

Wilmington's Homegrown Hope Part 4

Mark Rembert and Taylor Stuckert
Photo by Briana Brough

The federal stimulus package provided at least $60 billion dollars to develop environmentally sustainable projects. There are state incentives as well. So, the idea behind Wilmington's Green Enterprise Zone was to prepare the town to take advantage of all the funding on offer. Emily McCord sat in on a community meeting, and as part of her series, Wilmington's Homegrown Hope, she reports on how the town is moving forward with going green.

"It Takes That Generation"

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10:27 am
Wed May 12, 2010

Wilmington's Homegrown Hope Part 3

Dessie Buchanan runs the Clinton County Farmers' Market.
Photo by Briana Brough

Clinton County has the highest unemployment rate in Ohio. A local agriculture program called Grow Food Grow Hope in Wilmington is helping during the worst economic crisis the town has seen since the Great Depression. Yesterday, WYSO's Emily McCord reported on how the program is feeding families as they learn how to garden for food. She continues her series "Wilmington's Homegrown Hope" at the local farmers market where selling produce and goods is more important than ever.

"For Some, It's Their Livelihood"

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