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Fuyao
Jerry Kenney / WYSO

A class-action lawsuit alleging Fuyao Glass America failed to pay overtime and give workers adequate breaks is moving forward in the courts. The global Chinese auto glass maker employs more than 2,000 workers at its Moraine plant.

WYSO's Jerry Kenney spoke with Dayton Daily News Investigative Reporter Tom Gnau who says the lawsuit’s outcome could have worldwide implications in the manufacturing industry. The case was filed in Dayton federal court last year.  

Activists protest Dayton's pedestrian safety ordinance at city commission meeting held May 23.
April Laissle / WYSO

The Dayton City Commission recently passed a law effectively banning panhandling along 51 major roadways. It’s not the first time the city has passed laws curbing the practice. Now, some legal advocates are already raising questions about the city’s new pedestrian safety ordinance.

During Antioch College's 2017 Reunion, alumni visited the WYSO studios and shared their stories with current Antioch students and WYSO staff members.  This edition of the Antioch Word features alumna Jan Bendor, Class of 1967. In this interview, current Antioch student Mari Smith talks with Jan about her involvement with student activism.

This interview was edited by Mary Evans, current Miller Fellow at WYSO and co-host of The Antioch Word, a podcast for the Antioch College community, about Antioch College written and produced by Antioch College students working at WYSO.

Rita Coleman reads her poem, "Dream of a Condor"

At the Great Dayton Adventure Race you get your team and either race with competitors or a more relaxed pace in the non-competitive division. You hunt for clues and complete challenges downtown Dayton. Teams start anytime during the 2-hour window of 5 to 7pm tonight.

The Ohio Mini-Canvention is a huge show of beer and brewery collectibles. There are labels, signs, cans, coasters, bottle caps, posters, bottles, and the list goes on! Today and Saturday in Lebanon in the Warren County Fairgrounds.

Too much monkey business for you to be involved in? Hope not. This week The Jewel Case examines songs about primates with Buck Owens, The Dickies, I-Roy, Big Maybelle and tons more weighing in. But first...

Pamela Wechsler is a former prosecutor who has taken up a new career writing for television and penning crime novels. Her latest book is her third in a series set in Boston. Her protagonist is Abby Endicott, the chief homicide prosecutor for the city. The author is a former prosecutor in Boston so she is writing about matters that she knows rather well.

Ohio statehouse
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House Democrats are joining those calling for a speedy resolution to Ohio's impasse over selection of its next speaker.

House Minority Leader Fred Strahorn, of Dayton, says the Democrats favor holding a floor vote for speaker.

He added on Thursday that they don't want to change House rules to keep the chamber's temporary leader at the helm through year's end.

Republican Rep. Kirk Schuring, of Canton, has been in charge since then-Speaker Cliff Rosenberger left in April amid an FBI investigation.

Performing as Rehugnant Jazz Quartet, David Palmer, Ian Borg, Kerry Jordan, and Randy Jones joined Kaleiodscope host Juliet Fromholt for a live set in the WYSO studios.

Rehugnant Jazz Quartet will perform at North 2nd Tap & Bottle in Hamilton on June 15. Learn more at: https://www.facebook.com/Rehugnant-jazz-quartet-1539385993011345/

Paige Patterson
Paige Patterson

UPDATE: Paige Patterson has resigned from Cedarville University's Board of Trustees, according to a university official.  His name was removed from the school's website Friday. Cedarville spokesperson Clem Boyd told WYSO Patterson's resignation is effective immediately, but declined to comment further. 


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