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Around the Miami Valley
8:04 am
Wed May 29, 2013

Dayton Racino Construction Begins This Week

Developers say construction of a Dayton "racino" starts this week.

Groundbreaking on the state's newest horse track equipped with slot-like gambling machines is set to begin this morning.

The Dayton Daily News reports that the $125 million Hollywood at Dayton Raceway is being built on 119 acres that was the site of an auto parts manufacturing plant. It's set to open in mid-2014.

The racino will feature harness racing plus 1,500 video lottery terminals, along with restaurants and food concessions.

Around the Miami Valley
10:30 am
Mon May 6, 2013

WYSO Weekend: May 5, 2013

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

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Arts & Culture
6:38 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

DATV Celebrates 35th Anniversary on the Air

DATV went on the air on March 1, 1978 under the leadership of Dayton resident Roxie Cole.  35 years later the station is still going strong, providing a voice for community members and teaching media skills to local residents.  WYSO's Juliet Fromholt sat down with DATV's Dan Suffoletto and Melissa Constantine to talk about the history of the station and how they're celebrating their 35th anniversary. 

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The Economy & Business
7:35 am
Wed February 20, 2013

Dayton's First Four Festival Canceled

An annual Dayton festival planned around the start of the NCAA men's basketball tournament has been canceled this year.

Organizers said it was necessary because the NCAA is no longer permitting local sponsorships of public events surrounding the tournament.

The Dayton Daily News reports that the First Four Festival in the city's historic Oregon District was planned for March 17. The University of Dayton Arena is the annual site of the tournament's opening game, a "play-in" contest between the two lowest-seeded teams.

Politics
3:14 pm
Tue February 5, 2013

State Budget Brings Welcome News For City Of Dayton

Local officials are breathing a sigh of relief today after Governor Kasich released his budget proposal for the next two years. As Emily McCord reports, cities aren’t facing the kind of cuts they did in the past, and may even see some modest growth.

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