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Defense Industry
6:12 am
Wed April 2, 2014

Two Dayton-Area Companies Win Big Defense Contracts

The US Air Force has awarded a major contract to two Dayton companies, Matrix Research and Lion-Vallen Industries.

Dayton-area contractors are getting business despite cuts to the overall military budget.

Matrix Research develops sensors and high-tech materials—in this case, for stealth military aircraft. The company will get $45,085,000 to work on improving the the Air Force fleet through marginal technology upgrades; the award was announced Friday by the Air Force Institute of Technology based at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

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Education
4:41 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Hip Hop Caucus Climate Change Tour Coming To Central State

Rev. Lennox Yearwood leads the Hip Hop Caucus which is coming to Central State later this week.

The Hip Hop Caucus Act on Climate Campus Tour will stop at Central State University on Wednesday. The purpose of the tour is to raise awareness about the impact of climate change on black communities.

Ten years ago, rap music stars Sean "P Diddy" Combs, Russell Simmons and Jay Z put together the Hip Hop Caucus to help young people become more engaged in the political process. The Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Jr. now leads the organization.

Yearwood says the Caucus is looking to lift up voices in support of political action on climate change.

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Music
2:30 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Shake's Hall Pass: Dixie Peach

Dixie Peach

In the second edition of Shake's Hall Pass, Dixie Peach visits the WYSO studios for a live performance so good, the band played all the way up to 11pm. 

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Around the Miami Valley
6:30 am
Tue April 1, 2014

Remembering the Xenia Tornado: Janine and Brian Montgomery (Part 2)

Credit Tamar Kreke

Yesterday, we heard from Janine and Brian Montgomery of Xenia. They were in the downtown Pizza Hut when the F5 tornado hurtled through on April 3rd, 1974. When it was over, there was no roof on the Pizza Hut and Brian says he started to look for his wife Janine in the jumble.

 

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Jobs
6:25 am
Tue April 1, 2014

Tax Credits To Support 160 Factory Jobs In Miami Valley

Egg-cracking is one of three new jobs coming to Miami Valley under the latest Tax Credit Authority announcement.
Credit Beatrice Murch / Flickr

The Ohio Tax Credit Authority has announced  credits to help three different Miami Valley factories open or expand, adding up to 166 jobs.

Fecon, which already makes forestry equipment in Lebanon, is widening its plant floor and adding 25 jobs.

“We’re infiltrating markets that we previously hadn’t really had a presence so we sold recently to Russia, South America and Europe,” says Fecon CFO John Desczc.

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