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8:37 am
Wed August 10, 2011

Ohio Woman Sky Dives 50 Times in 1 Day

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio - An Ohio woman had a day of thrilling ups and downs as she took a series of 50 sky dives from a small plane Tuesday.

Andrea Kemp calls her feat at southwest Ohio's Hook Field Middletown Regional Airport "a total adrenaline rush."

The Middletown Journal reports it's believed that she set an Ohio record for the most sky dives in one day by a woman.

Kemp compares it to eating chocolate, because she says "you can't stop."

Around the Miami Valley
8:32 am
Wed August 10, 2011

Tough Bid to Make Reds Opening Day a Cincinnati Holiday

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CINCINNATI, Ohio - A measure to have voters make Reds Opening Day an official ceremonial holiday in Cincinnati is having difficulty qualifying for the city's Nov. 8 ballot.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that 81 percent of nearly 9,000 petition signatures reviewed by the county elections board were invalid because the signers live outside the city. Many people were asked to sign at Reds games.

The group behind the campaign believes it collected a grand total of up to 12,000 signatures.

Around the Miami Valley
7:15 am
Tue August 9, 2011

Man gets 1 year, 1 day in Ohio marijuana case

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DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - A man who was among 11 charged in the cultivation of thousands of marijuana plants in Ohio has been sentenced to one year and one day in prison.

Court records show that U.S. District Judge Thomas Rose in Dayton sentenced Saul Vargas-Garcia on Monday.  He is among nine defendants who have pleaded guilty and received sentences ranging from a year to 18 months in prison. Two other men await sentencing on Aug. 17 th.

Defense attorneys say the men were poor day laborers trying to earn money for their families and didn't know what they were being hired to do.

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Around the Miami Valley
10:33 am
Mon August 8, 2011

WYSO Weekend: August 7, 2011

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for August 7, 2011 containing the following stories:

-Antioch Writers' Workshop Faculty Reading: Martha Moody

-An excerpt of Niki Dakota's interview with Luke Dennis about Muse Machine's upcoming summer concert

Around the Miami Valley
8:20 am
Thu August 4, 2011

Joint Drug Roundup Arrests 44 People

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HAMILTON, Ohio – Secret indictments passed down by the Butler County grand jury on Monday led to a joint drug roundup operation that has arrested a total of 44 people on felony charges.

Some arrests were made in Cincinnati, Dayton, and Fostoria, however most took place in Butler County. The roundup is the result of numerous undercover drug operations over the past year.

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