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A judge has ruled each of the 13 children of a black motorist killed by a white University of Cincinnati police officer at a traffic stop will receive nearly $218,000 as part of a wrongful-death settlement.

A Hamilton County probate judge also ordered Monday that Samuel DuBose's six siblings each will receive $32,000, his mother $90,000 and his father $25,000. Dubose's children range in age from 4 to 23.

A judge says Ohio must continue providing certain funding to Planned Parenthood while he weighs a challenge to a state law aimed at keeping public money from going to the organization.

U.S. District Judge Michael Barrett granted a temporary restraining order Monday blocking the state from enforcing that part of the law.

The law targets money that Planned Parenthood gets through Ohio's health department. That money is mostly federal and supports initiatives that provide HIV tests, cancer screenings and other education and prevention services.

The Dayton City Commission has updated the city's water ordinance.
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Much of the city of Fairborn is without water today due to a major water line break.

The City issued a boil order to residents and businesses along Faircreek Ridge, National Road, Colonel Glen Highway, Presidential Drive, and Zink Drive. Water pressure issues began on Sunday night, with some losing water service completely.

A few businesses were forced to close as a result.

400 people in 7 residence halls on Wright State University’s campus are also affected. The buildings are not fully occupied due to summer break.

A Life Sentence: Lana Williams Reflects On Her Time In Prison

May 22, 2016
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Lana Williams reflects on a typical day in prison, and how she’s getting through a life sentence without parole.

Highlights from the audio:

“You know, some days I can go through the day like a breeze. Almost like I’m at home. Literally free at home. Without a care in the world. But then there are other times when I feel really exactly what this place is sought out to make you feel like. And that is closed in, away from everyone and everybody.”

Janeal Ravndal reads her poem, "Memories."

Conrad Balliet reads Peter Caccavari's poem, "Planting Ferns."

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Juliet Fromholt

The latest U.S. Census data has revealed that the City of Dayton has lost nearly a thousand people since 2010. And, about 25,000 people have left the city in the last 15 years.

Dayton isn’t the only Ohio city with this problem. Cleveland has lost nearly 9,000 people since 2010. Toledo lost about 7,000.

 

Dayton Hamvention, the world's largest amateur radio convention, brings approximately 25,000 attendees from all over the world. And the 65th annual Dayton Hamvention is now through Sunday at Dayton's Hara Complex. The 2016 Dayton Hamvention theme is, "The Radio Frontier. . .Looking to New Methods and Devices in Communication."

On May 4, 1970 a terrible event transpired on the campus of Kent State University. Ohio National Guardsman fired their rifles into a crowd of students. Four students died and a number of others were injured. The carnage was the end result of a cascading chain of troubling events that had unfolded over one horrific weekend in northern Ohio.

In his book "67 Shots - Kent State and the End of American Innocence" Howard Means examines the escalating turbulence which ultimately led to this horror. It should have never happened. But it did. It is good to remember. Lest we forget.

Zombie High School Episode 2: The Plan

May 20, 2016

Zombie High School is a serial radio drama produced by Yellow Springs Kids Playhouse in partnership with WYSO which chronicles a ragtag group of teenagers who are thrown together by fate when their town (the world?) is overtaken by a fast-moving zombie apocalypse while they are in after-school detention.

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