Clark County

Ohio courts would have to report certain mental health information for inclusion in a law enforcement database under a bill headed to the governor.

The House passed the measure on a 92-0 vote Wednesday. The Senate previously passed the bill.

Courts would be required to report to law enforcement agencies those who have been found not guilty by reason of insanity, or people who have been convicted of a violent offense and ordered to get mental health treatment.

The bill is named after a sheriff's deputy who was fatally shot two years ago.

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for May 5, 2013 including the following stories:

- Jerry Kenney speaks with Jim Gross of Dayton Public Health about a new ad campaign geared at preventing accidental overdoses.

- Dayton's Air Improves, But Still Among Most Polluted US Cities, by Emily McCord

Wittenberg University Deals With Racist Graffiti

Apr 26, 2013

Wittenberg University's Concerned Black Students group held its 45th annual Walkout event this week. The event commemorates a 1969 incident when 38 of the school's 45 black students walked off campus when they alleged the university failed to address their concerns about unequal treatment.

A new Clark County public transit system was launched on Monday. The new bus service will allow riders from remote parts of the county as well as the city, to connect to destinations all over the Miami Valley area.

WestCAT is the name of the new bus service and its buses began to roll on Monday. Bus routes will run Monday through Friday from western parts of Clark County which includes New Carlisle, Enon and Mad River Township.

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted paid a visit to Clark County on Thursday.

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for March 10, 2013 including the following stories:

-Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports on reaction to Gov. Kasich's proposed increase on oil and natural gas drilling.

-Wayne Baker reports on Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted's visit to Clark County to recognize a business that's keeping jobs in Ohio.

Plans for the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery to open a satellite operation in Springfield's Upper Valley Mall are ahead of schedule. The museum is now on pace to open in early March.

Boonshoft's vice-president of external relations Diane Farrell, says the museum received an overwhelming positive response by Clark County residents and mall management when the idea of locating at the Upper Valley Mall was proposed.

Farrell says the satellite museum will be an interactive experience designed for family fun.

Officials in Clark County say a $3 million project to relocate a road away from a military base is necessary for security reasons and will help keep the facility open.

The Dayton Daily News reports that moving the road away from the Springfield Air National Guard base is necessary to satisfy post-9/11 military security standards.

Officials say moving the 1.4 miles of Route 794 will help keep the base open and preserve the 1,000 or so jobs there. The local chamber of commerce has estimated that the base has an annual economic impact of $95.2 million in Springfield.

The Clark County Commissioners race is finally over. WYSO's Wayne Baker reports that Republican Kyle Koehler has conceded the race to Democrat David Hartley after results of a mandatory recount were released.

The race for three Clark County Commission seats produced two clear winners Tuesday night and one race that looks like it will be heading for a recount.  In Montgomery County, two hotly-contested commission races went to Democrats.  WYSO's Wayne Baker reports.

In Clark County, Republican Ross McGregor defeated Democratic challenger David Herier 55 percent to 44 percent.  

Republican incumbent John Detrick took 56 percent of the vote to turn back his opponent, Democratic Douglas Geyer.

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