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Politics
8:31 am
Wed February 19, 2014

Democrats Want Probe Into ODNR And Fracking Controversy

An environmental group has discovered a controversial playbook that a state department drew up to tackle oil and gas drilling issues. The plan calls into question the relationship between a state agency and the industry it’s supposed to regulate. Now, two state lawmakers are asking for legislative hearings to further investigate hearings.

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Statewide News
6:44 am
Wed February 19, 2014

Elections Board Investigates Possible Fraud By Democrat's Governor Campaign

The Montgomery County Board of Elections is forwarding Trotwood resident Larry Ealy's petitions to run for office to Secretary of State Jon Husted.

The Dayton Daily News reports that the investigation surrounds the possibility of fraudulent signatures; parts of 10 petitions contained suspicious signatures and many of the signatures that appear on them are made by non registered voters.

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Education
5:32 pm
Tue February 18, 2014

Wilberforce Names Interim President At Founder's Day Event

Wilberforce University held its 158th Founder’s Day Observance celebration Tuesday morning. The keynote speaker was Democrat Tracy Maxwell Heard, Minority Leader of the Ohio House of Representatives. Heard's speech delivered an announcement regarding the university's immediate future.

As the crowd of over 200 people listened to the minority leader speak, they were surprised to hear that trustee Dr. Wilma Mishoe has been named interim president of Wilberforce. The announcement was supposed to be made at a later date.

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Economic Development
2:31 pm
Tue February 18, 2014

Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission Holds Open Houses On Land Use

Credit "Memoirs of the Miami Valley", Vol. 1, Fig. 1 (Chicago 1919) / Wikimedia Commons

The Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission (MVRPC) is holding an open house Wednesday evening to talk about a vision for land use in the region. The commission is nearing the end of a 7-year planning process aimed at addressing uneven urban and suburban planning in the Miami Valley.

“We have been experiencing a thinning out of our tax base over the last 30 years,” said Martin Kim, Director of Planning for the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission who says cities and towns that are dependent on property taxes have suffered.

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Politics
2:16 pm
Tue February 18, 2014

Little Known Dayton Area Man Running For Governor After All

 

It appears that Ed FitzGerald will have an opponent in the Democratic primary for governor: Larry Ealy, a candidate many people expected wouldn't qualify for the ballot and most have never heard of. The 51-year-old Trotwood resident describes himself as a civil rights advocate who says he’s been helping people in his community deal with legal issues. 

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