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Commentary
12:15 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

What's Great in Dayton: June 6 - 12, 2014

The Dayton Gay Men's Chorus rehearses for I Am Harvey Milk
Credit Sarah Caplan/WYSO

You can explore, create, and stay out late. The beginning of every month starts with a bang in downtown Dayton. First Friday is a free art hop event held from 5 to 10 p.m. in several locations throughout downtown.

And on First Friday the Dayton Society of Painters and Sculptors will open an exhibit of the work of five emerging local artists. Opening reception is 5 to 8 Friday. The show runs through June 30.

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Politics
11:41 am
Fri June 6, 2014

Husted Certifies May Primary Results

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted has certified the official results for Ohio’s 2014 May Primary.

In a press release, Husted commended the “state’s elections officials and roughly 40,000 poll workers” who worked during the primary.  The Secretary says Ohio will now prepare for the upcoming August 5th Special Election and the November 4th General Election “to ensure they run smoothly.”

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Social Services
12:09 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

Montgomery County Children’s Services Workers Could Strike

Children’s Services workers at Montgomery County could go on strike soon after contract negotiations with the county broke down early this week. Children’s Services facilitates foster care and adoption and works with abused and neglected kids and their families. About 230 county workers with the Professional Guild of Ohio (PGO) Council 12 are asking for higher pay increases than the county is willing to offer, and more than 100 protested at a county commission meeting Tuesday.

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Drug Abuse
11:58 am
Thu June 5, 2014

Dayton’s East End Takes On Heroin Epidemic

East End Community Services provides a wide range of social services to Dayton's east side.
Credit Lewis Wallace / WYSO

Accidental overdoses, including those caused by heroin, continue to rise in Ohio and in Montgomery County. Now a local non-profit is joining the fight to turn those numbers around.

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Manufacturing
8:25 am
Thu June 5, 2014

In Effort To Benefit From Shale Boom, U.S. Steel Producers Struggle With Foreign Competition

Steel tubes are shuttled around a Timken facility in eastern Ohio
Credit Brian Bull / WCPN

Shale drilling across much of the United States has increased demand for steel pipe, which has benefited U.S. steel producers, but that picture is starting to change as foreign steel makers increasingly enjoy the payoff.

An analysis by the Economic Policy Institute shows U.S. steel imports spiked 26 percent in the first three months of 2014. South Korea, China and India are flooding the U.S. market with steel tubes used in oil and gas production and selling them at below-market rates, a practice called “dumping.”

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