This week, WYSO is airing an interview in three parts with Dayton Mayor Gary Leitzell. Emily McCord spoke with him on Friday, March 11, before Governor Kasich released his budget, but in today's final installment, she did ask him what his thoughts were regarding the collective bargaining legislation that's moving through the house and senate.

Interview With Dayton Mayor Gary Leitzell, Part Two

Mar 16, 2011

This week, WYSO is airing an interview in three parts with Dayton Mayor Gary Leitzell. Emily McCord spoke with him on Friday, March 11 and in today's second installment, she asks him what his plans are for creating jobs in the city.

Interview With Dayton Mayor Gary Leitzell, Part One

Mar 15, 2011

This week, WYSO will air a three part interview with Dayton Mayor Gary Leitzell. The interview took place Friday, March 11 with WYSO's Emily McCord. Today is the first installment and we begin as Emily asks Leitzell what he thinks his role as mayor means for Dayton.

Emily McCord: Can you describe for me how you see your role as the mayor of Dayton?

Dayton Pastor Goes Homeless for Thirty Days

Feb 24, 2011

Homelessness in Montgomery County is on the rise. The two biggest shelters reported a 12 percent increase in need last year. But some people aren't in the shelters at all. They're living on the streets. For a pastor in Dayton the homeless problem has become personal. Ryan Riddel spent the month of January living in a van in downtown Dayton. As Emily McCord reports, Riddell chose to live this way to understand the lives of the homeless better.

Emily McCord speaks to Dayton Business Journal editor, Don Baker, in the week's edition of PoliticsOhio. They discuss the impact of John Kasich's election on the Dayton business community, plans for Ohio's Third Frontier Program, and Kasich's commitment to privatizing the Ohio Department of Development and what that may mean for the region.

In 2009, Governor Strickland named Dayton as the Ohio Aerospace Hub of Innovation-It was an effort to promote the aerospace research in the area and to create jobs. Now, GE Aviation is partnering with the hub. It's called the Electrical Power Integrated Systems Research and Development, or EPISCENTER. Its focus is on making power systems for hybrid and electric vehicles, electric ships and aircraft and smarter power grids.

Foreclosure Filings Up in Dayton Metro Area

Sep 17, 2010

Foreclosures are on the rise in the Dayton metro area, with Montgomery County having the highest numbers. This comes from the foreclosure filing company, Realty Trac.

Montgomery, Greene and Miami Counties saw a 30 percent increase in foreclosure filings in August from the same time a year ago. Montgomery County had the largest increase from 663 filings in August 2009, to 884 last month. University of Dayton economist Richard Stock says because of recent jobs loss, this doesn't come as a surprise.

Mercy Manor sits on a tree-lined street on Dayton's historic west side. It looks like many homes around the city, but inside, lives are being changed.

The Dayton Dirt Collective, a non-profit performance space, announced on Monday that it was closing after 2 years.

Local Church Offers Blue Christmas

Dec 18, 2009

The holidays are a time for celebration, family and exchanging gifts. That's how the conventional wisdom goes. But for a lot of people, it can actually be harder than most other times of year. As Emily McCord reports, one local church is offering services to acknowledge that it's not always a Merry Christmas for everyone.

The Blue Christmas worship service at Corinth Presbyterian Church in Dayton isn't that different than other holiday services. There are still hymns, a sermon, and prayers, but it isn't exactly joyous.