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4:04 pm
Tue August 23, 2011

Wittenberg Graduate Among Indiana State Fair Fatalities

A Wittenberg University graduate is the seventh person to die from injuries sustained in the Indiana State Fair state collapse earlier this month.  Meagan Toothman died Monday afternoon after her family decided to take her off life support and have her organs donated.

Toothman suffered critical injuries and burns when a stage light fell on her.  She had been on life support unitl donor recipients were found according to her family, who have been posting updates on the website, Caringbridge.org.

WYSO Weekend
10:30 am
Mon August 22, 2011

WYSO Weekend: August 21, 2011

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for August 21, 2011 containing the following stories:

-Cyber Security, the latest installment in the SOCHE Talks

-Antioch Writers' Workshop Faculty Reading: Rakesh Satyal

-This week's PoliticsOhio: GOP Looks To Compromise On Senate Bill 5, Unions Say It's Too Late by Emily McCord

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Tri-state area
10:11 am
Mon August 22, 2011

7th person dies from Indiana State Fair collapse

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Police say a 24-year-old woman who was a cheerleading coach at a Cincinnati high school has become the seventh person to die from injuries when a stage collapsed at the Indiana State Fair.

Indiana State Police say Meagan Toothman died late Sunday.  She was among those injured when the collapse happened while fans were waiting for the country act Sugarland to perform on Aug. 13.

Police say Toothman died from injuries suffered in the collapse.  Her family says they decided to "allow to her to be at peace" after suffering brain injuries last weekend.

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Around the Miami Valley
8:21 am
Fri August 19, 2011

Officials in 2 Ohio counties track serial fires

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Officials in two counties in north-central Ohio say they're widening a possible arson investigation after finding evidence of at least 27 suspicious fires since February.  The fires have hit abandoned homes, barns, outbuildings, fields and ditches in Hardin and Union counties.

The Columbus Dispatch reports Friday that county officials says a meeting this week with the state fire marshal's office revealed more suspicious fires than they were originally aware of.

Around the Miami Valley, Education
12:26 pm
Thu August 18, 2011

Some Miami Valley School Districts Improve, Others Fall

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DAYTON, Ohio- Although the majority of the 40 school districts maintained their state report card ratings, 13 districts improved.

Among the Miami Valley school districts that improved for the 2010-11 school year were Beavercreek, Centerville, Dayton, Miamisburg, Northridge, Springboro and West Carrollton. Three districts - Kettering, Lebanon, and Newton - slipped in rating from “Excellent with Distinction” to “Excellent.”

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