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2:13 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

Small Plane Crashes at Greene County Airport, No Injuries

Authorities say no one was injured when a small plane crashed at a southwest Ohio airport.

The State Highway Patrol says the single-engine 2002 Piper Malibu Mirage crashed about 10 a.m. Wednesday upon landing at the Greene County Airport near Xenia in southwest Ohio.

Patrol Sgt. Paul Lezotte says the pilot and his lone passenger had flown from Alabama to attend a business meeting in the Dayton area.

Politics
8:04 am
Wed October 9, 2013

Ohio Senate Takes Up Proposed Red Light Camera Ban

The Ohio Senate has begun considering a measure that would ban authorities from using cameras to determine whether drivers run red lights or violate speed limits.

The Senate started its hearings Tuesday. The House passed the measure in June.

It would allow the cameras only in 20-mph school zones if a law enforcement officer is on hand.

Some police and city officials say the cameras improve safety and traffic-monitoring efficiency. But camera opponents allege the devices are used to raise funds and say the bill could help end such abuse.

Politics
7:35 am
Wed October 9, 2013

Ohio Senate Passes Bill With Rules For Minor Parties To Be On Ballot

One of the leaders of Ohio’s Green Party says his group is collateral damage in a fight between Statehouse Republicans and the Libertarian Party. Green Party Co Chair Bob Fitrakis says a newly passed bill in the Ohio Senate hurts his group.

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Government Shutdown
5:24 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

Wright-Patt Back Up Running, But Shutdown Woes Continue

Most civilian workers are back at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, although officials say normal operations will remain difficult during the partial government shutdown. But across the Dayton area, Wright-Patt isn’t alone in its woes since the partial federal government shutdown began Oct. 1.

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Music
3:32 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

Niki Dakota chats up Mieka Pauley

October 4th, 2013

Niki was able to sit down and talk with Mieka Pauley, Boston-born folk singer, before her Friday performance at the Kuss auditorium with Johnathon Kingham.

Mieka presented a few songs from her album 'The Science of Making Choices', a name that she notes has no merit to the contents, as the songs are all "...me messing up, song by song." 

Mieka played her set at 7:30 that evening.

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