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9:21 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Miami Valley Unemployment Declining Steadily, But So Is Labor Force

Chart produced by Lewis Wallace based on numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Monthly unemployment numbers have been released for the Miami Valley. WYSO’s Emily McCord caught up with economics reporter Lewis Wallace about some of the latest job trends—which range from low labor force participation to pizza.

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Sports
9:19 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Dayton Flyers’ Sweet Sixteen Return Inspires Big Spending

The Flyers upset Syracuse 55-53 in Buffalo Saturday.
Credit Chad Cooper / Flickr

The Dayton Flyers are headed to Memphis Thursday—and so are a bunch of excited University of Dayton fans. The Flyers will play Stanford in the Sweet Sixteen after two upset wins in the NCAA men’s basketball playoffs last week, the first time in 30 years the Flyers have made it that far in the playoffs.

 

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The Economy & Business
6:04 am
Fri March 14, 2014

Dayton, Cincinnati Vie For Manufacturing Funds Together

Credit Dayton - MarkDonna/Cincinnati - Paul Armstrong / Wikimedia

Cities across the country have been given a deadline extension to apply for federal money to support manufacturing. Dayton and Cincinnati are filing a joint application for the funds. 

Ten federal agencies will distribute $1.3 billion dollars to 12 designated ‘manufacturing communities’ nationwide.

Dayton, Cincinnati, Montgomery County and the Dayton Development Coalition are all collaborating on regional application.  The federal program is called "Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership." 

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Under Construction
6:00 am
Thu March 13, 2014

Secrecy At The Dayton Development Coalition? WYSO's Lewis Wallace Talks To Lynn Hulsey

Jeff Hoagland, CEO of the Dayton Development Coalition, speaking at the coalition's 2014 annual event.
Credit Lewis Wallace / WYSO

This week on Under Construction we’re talking accountability: how are public funds for economic development spent and how are they tracked? Dayton Daily News investigative reporter Lynn Hulsey recently found the Dayton Development Coalition isn’t forthcoming with that information. The coalition, which is a nonprofit, funnels millions in government funds to local development projects.

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The Economy & Business
4:02 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

Central State Sees Layoffs, Major Donation On The Same Day

Central State is one of two historically black universities in Greene County.
Credit Lewis Wallace / WYSO

Central State University in Greene County has announced it’s getting a $1 million gift from an alum, entrepreneur and media figure Josh Smith. On the same day the gift was announced, at least 17 people were laid off from the school.

The university has been in negotiations with labor unions for a while about the need to make cuts, and Central State spokeswoman Gayle Barge says seventeen people got letters on Tuesday—secretaries, facilities workers and mail people, many of them members of the AFSCME union.  

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