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3:06 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Local Runner Shares Boston Marathon Bombing Experience

The Wedderburn family of Xenia
Credit Wayne Baker / WYSO

It’s the one year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing. Over a dozen runners from the Miami Valley will participate in this year’s race, which will take place next week. Leslie Wedderburn from Xenia is one of them.

Wedderburn had always wanted to run in the Boston Marathon. She loves to run and had done some shorter races before in preparation. Last year's event would be her first full marathon.

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Books
1:40 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Book Nook: On The Flyleaf, by Herbert Woodward Martin (Part 2)

Professor Martin returns for a second session on the program so we can talk about Herb's long held affection for the poetry of Dayton's greatest poet, Paul Laurence Dunbar. Herb is the leading scholar of Dunbar's prodigious output of poetry, plays, and novels.

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Statewide News
12:01 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Federal Judge Rules Ohio Must Recognize Out-Of-State Gay Marriage

A federal judge has ordered Ohio authorities to recognize the marriages of gay couples performed in other states.  Judge Timothy Black's ruling on Monday criticized the state's "ongoing arbitrary discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation."

He says the state's marriage recognition bans are unconstitutional and unenforceable.

Rick Cauthen and his partner of nine years, were married in New York in 2012. He says when they had their taxes done this year, it was a reminder that Ohio considers their marriage invalid.

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The Environment
10:42 am
Mon April 14, 2014

EPA Forum Addresses Controversial Clark County Landfill

Citizens voice concerns at the EPA forum
Credit Wayne Baker / WYSO

The US Environmental Protection Agency hired a third party to conduct a public forum Wednesday night in Springfield to discuss the agency's plan to clean up the Tremont City Landfill. 

Several residents showed up to voice their displeasure concerning the EPA's decision to rebury some of the waste and empty drums at the site instead of removing it all.

"Why'd they hire you, why don't they get the thing cleaned up? That's what we want," a forum participant said during the open session.

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History Talk from Origins
4:36 pm
Sun April 13, 2014

The Fate of Crimea, the Future of Ukraine, Part I

Credit Nessa Gnatoush

The world has been electrified these past weeks by the explosive events in Ukraine: a dramatic political revolution in Kyiv's Freedom Square, the surprise annexation of Crimea into Russia, and rising tensions between Russia and the United States/European Union that are reminiscent of the darkest of Cold War days.

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