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Economic Development
2:31 pm
Tue February 18, 2014

Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission Holds Open Houses On Land Use

Credit "Memoirs of the Miami Valley", Vol. 1, Fig. 1 (Chicago 1919) / Wikimedia Commons

The Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission (MVRPC) is holding an open house Wednesday evening to talk about a vision for land use in the region. The commission is nearing the end of a 7-year planning process aimed at addressing uneven urban and suburban planning in the Miami Valley.

“We have been experiencing a thinning out of our tax base over the last 30 years,” said Martin Kim, Director of Planning for the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission who says cities and towns that are dependent on property taxes have suffered.

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Politics
2:16 pm
Tue February 18, 2014

Little Known Dayton Area Man Running For Governor After All

 

It appears that Ed FitzGerald will have an opponent in the Democratic primary for governor: Larry Ealy, a candidate many people expected wouldn't qualify for the ballot and most have never heard of. The 51-year-old Trotwood resident describes himself as a civil rights advocate who says he’s been helping people in his community deal with legal issues. 

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Nature
8:15 am
Tue February 18, 2014

Poor Will's Almanack: February 18 - 24, 2014

Credit Anita363 / Flickr Creative Commons

Today, the 18th day of the year’s second month, the sun reaches a declination of almost 12 degrees, the halfway point to equinox. Now, the sun, which took 60 days to travel to this point, suddenly doubles its speed, entering wet and fertile Pisces, and initiating the season of early spring, a six-week period of changeable conditions infiltrated ever so slowly by warmer and warmer temperatures that finally bring the maple trees and early bulbs to bloom.

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9:34 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

School & Business Closings and Delays: February 18, 2014

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Pollution
4:56 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

Site Of Old Chemical Fire Nearing Legal Conclusion In Beavercreek

A photo of the 1969 fire in Beavercreek.
Credit Beavercreeksfinest.com

A federal court has issued a decision in a decades-old case about Lammers Barrel Factory, a pollution site in Beavercreek. A list of thirty-seven companies have agreed to clean up the vacant lot, which was contaminated sometime in the 1950s or 1960s with volatile organic compounds, which can be toxic if consumed through drinking water or vapor intrusion.

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