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4:21 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

Speedway Expansion Will Add 300 Jobs In Clark County

Enon-based Speedway announced this morning that it is expanding operations. The company is estimating that the expansion will bring over 300 new jobs to Clark County over a three year period.

Mike McDorman, president of the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce, indicated that Speedway's expansion plans include buying an office building in Springfield’s NextEdge Applied Research and Technology Park, while also investing $9 million in its current headquarters.

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Immigration
2:44 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, Rep. Mike Turner Face Off Over Immigration

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley has raised hackles by saying Dayton would welcome immigrant children from Central America.
Credit Lewis Wallace / WYSO

A feud is unfolding over whether Dayton should take in immigrant children from Central America who have been crossing the border by the tens of thousands in recent months.

Democratic Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley is facing off against Congressman Mike Turner and a group of local politicians, who penned a letter Sunday to President Barack Obama voicing their disagreement with Whaley’s stance.

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The Economy & Business
10:42 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Huber Heights Adds New Costs To Music Center Project

Huber Heights is close to passing upgrades on its planned $18 million music center. On Monday evening, the Huber Heights City Council will take up three pieces of legislation that increase the city’s spending on the project by more than a million dollars. The additional funds will go to pay for concession stand upgrades, and a VIP center for the 4,500-seat concert venue.

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The Economy & Business
6:00 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Water Could Be Blue Gold For Dayton

Water is softened in giant pools at Dayton's water treatment plant. The city system serves 400,000 people in the city and suburbs.
Credit Lewis Wallace / WYSO

Dayton’s Mad River wellfield is on a grassy island in the middle of one of the city’s three major rivers. Phil Van Atta, head of Dayton’s water treatment operation, says the wellfield, where Dayton pumps up groundwater from the Great Miami Buried Valley Aquifer, is one of his favorite places. The shallow sand and gravel aquifer in some places lies just feet below the ground, and its 1.5 trillion gallons of freshwater is constantly recharging from the rivers and rainfall.

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Around the Miami Valley
10:30 am
Sun July 27, 2014

WYSO Weekend: July 27, 2014

On this week's edition of WYSO Weekend:

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