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Arise Academy in Dayton is now closed, and former leaders of the school have been convicted of federal crimes.
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Research from the nonprofit Advocates for Basic Legal Equality indicates that few schools in Montgomery County are testing their drinking water for lead. Following school-district surveys conducted in March and July, the agency is urging parents to contact their schools to ask whether they test for lead.

ABLE Law surveyed 54 Montgomery County schools and school districts about lead testing in 2017. Attorney Ellis Jacobs says the group also gave schools information on the dangers of lead poisoning.

 

Ohio's Current Congressional District Map.  Efforts are underway to eliminate gerrymandering
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Voting rights’ advocates are holding an informational workshop this weekend to update Miami Valley residents about Congressional redistricting-reform efforts. Organizers says the event is about raising awareness. A previous measure to reform Ohio’s redistricting process has stalled in Columbus.

 

Monday evening at Beavercreek's City Council meeting, an attorney for the city advised that failure to comply with a recent federal discrimination order could result in the loss of federal funding for highway construction projects.  Wayne Baker reports

In late June, the Federal Highway Administration ruled the city violated Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights act by refusing two install three bus stops near the Mall at Fairfield Commons.

Attorney Adam Levin explained to council members Monday that the city could fight the ruling but it would be costly