The Economy & Business
6:00 am
Wed November 20, 2013

Doing Battle With 'Bots, In Hopes Of A Stronger Workforce

Shannon Osterfeld (center) operated "Mo" in a winning match.
Lewis Wallace WYSO

Manufacturing has been an economic mainstay of the Miami Valley for decades. But manufacturing is changing: today it’s increasingly high-tech, and the industry is struggling to remake its image and get more young people interested.

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Defense Industry
9:59 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Funds Released To Support Dayton-Area Defense Industry

This week the State of Ohio Controlling Board announced the release of $10 million in funds for economic development surrounding Department of Defense facilities. Much of that money is headed to the Miami Valley to help improve human performance and strengthen the region's potential for economic growth related to military activity.

In the study of human performance, researchers look at how military employees use the latest technology to figure out what makes the employees work better or more efficiently.

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Around the Miami Valley
9:52 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Hopes Rest On Boonshoft Expansion

The train exhibit is among the most popular the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery's Upper Valley Mall location.
Credit Wayne Baker / WYSO

The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery's satellite operation in Springfield's Upper Valley Mall is up and running in a new, larger space. Mall officials are hoping the museum will lead to an economic revival. 

Youngsters, Riley and Ben, are at the new Boonshoft Museum, admiring a popular exhibit with the sounds of whistles and bright lights glaring around them. Their grandmother, Joe Johnson, likes the fact that the new museum is at the Upper Valley mall, because she lives in Clark County.

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Arts & Culture
7:59 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Conrad's Corner: November 19, 2013

Janeal Ravndal reads two poems by Deborah Stokes.

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2:25 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Ohio 'Clean Energy' Group Can Collect Signatures

The Ohio Ballot Board has cleared the way for backers of a proposed initiative requiring billions of dollars of state investment in alternative energy to continue their ballot effort.

The panel agreed unanimously Tuesday that the so-called Ohio Clean Energy Initiative amendment is a single ballot issue. That decision frees Yes for Ohio's Energy Future to collect the roughly 385,000 signatures required to put the issue before voters.

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