Local

Around the Miami Valley
11:09 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Rocking Horse Founder Ousted By Board Of Directors

An ongoing dispute between the founder of Springfield's Rocking Horse Community Health Center and its board of directors has reached a conclusion. An official statement from the board states that Dr. James Duffee is no longer employed there.

Duffee founded the center in 1999 to serve families with little or no health insurance, and he's been very popular with patients.

Recently CEO Dana Engle, who has been there since 2007, left Rocking Horse for another job. Duffee can't comment on his own termination, but he says the board is in a time of transition.

Read more
Arts & Culture
7:59 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Conrad's Corner: November 13, 2013

Conrad Balliet reads James Brooks' poem, "Moving In."

Read more
Books
10:23 am
Wed November 13, 2013

Book Nook: Wordbirds - an Irreverent Lexicon for the 21st Century, by Liesl Schillinger

As we surge headlong through this crazy culture do you ever feel the need for some new words to describe what you are seeing and experiencing? Fortunately for us Liesl Schillinger has stepped forward to plug some of these linguistic gaps.

In her book "Wordbirds" Schillinger coins new expressions to relieve some of these vocabulary shortfalls. Do you hate television or at least pretend to loathe it? According to Schillinger you have a case of "telaversion."

Read more
The Economy & Business
7:35 am
Wed November 13, 2013

State Lawmaker Wants Retailers To Pay More To Employees Working On Thanksgiving

The day after Thanksgiving has traditionally been the start of the holiday shopping season. But this year, many retailers plan to open their doors with special sales on Thanksgiving itself. One Democratic State lawmaker says mandating employees work on that day is not right. Democrat Mike Foley explains he is introducing a bill that would require employers to pay much more to workers who work during that time.

Read more
Military
7:00 am
Wed November 13, 2013

Local Officials Sound A New Sequestration Alarm

Ohio U.S. Congressman Mike Turner (R-10th) speaks at Sinclair Community College about sequestration.
Credit Lewis Wallace / WYSO

Dayton-area officials held a public meeting Tuesday about the effects of sequestration, or automatic federal spending cuts, on the local economy. They say the outlook is gloomy if sequestration continues into 2014.

“Survival mode” and “devastation” were just a couple of the phrases tossed out at the event.

“As this goes downhill, the next thing’s gonna go downhill, and we’re gonna be in a world of hurt,” said Greene County Commission Tom Koogler.

Read more

Pages