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Health, Science & The Environment
10:07 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Board To Hear Concerns About Proposed Jefferson Township Composting Facility

Credit wastebusters / Flickr Creative Commons

Jefferson Township officials will hear concerns from residents this evening about a proposed organic farm and composting facility in the area just west of Dayton. Previous public meetings about the proposal have been heated, with local residents voicing concerns about the sights and smells associated with industrial composting.

“The bottom line is it stinks, it really stinks, they mix it with manure, and it really reeks,” says Sam Elam, who runs Belmont Labs, an environmental testing facility.

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Military
7:46 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Wright-Patt Changes Command Today

Colonel Cassie Barlow of the 88th Air Base Wing spoke to reporters in 2013 about a possible emergency furlough.
Credit WYSO/Lewis Wallace

Wright Patterson Air Force Base is getting a new commander today.  Col. John Devillier will lead Wright-Patt’s 88th Air Base Wing as Col. Cassie Barlow retires after 26 years in the military. 

The 88th is one of the largest air base wings in the U.S. Air Force, with more than 5,000 military, civilian, and contractor employees. In a change of command ceremony scheduled for 10:00 a.m. at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, Devillier will take the reigns from retiring Col. Cassie Barlow, who has served as wing commander since July 17, 2012. 

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The Economy & Business
10:35 am
Wed July 16, 2014

Costco Breaking Ground In Centerville

An aerial shot of the Cornerstone development in Centerville, where a new Costco will soon be under construction.
Credit Oberer Companies

Work will get underway soon on a site for the Dayton-area’s first Costco store after Oberer Realty closed a deal Monday to make Costco the anchor tenant in its Cornerstone development. The development in Centerville, just off I-675, has been around for five years, but most tenants for the site are still in negotiations and haven’t been announced.

George Oberer, Oberer Companies CEO, says even though Cornerstone is just beginning to fill up, he’s not worried about keeping the development occupied.

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Education
8:05 am
Wed July 16, 2014

Teachers: Misconduct Rampant At Dayton Charter School

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State school board members in Ohio say they are shocked at accounts of sex games, test tampering and other potentially criminal acts at a Dayton charter school, and they plan to investigate. Horizon Science Academy of Dayton is one of 19 affiliated schools in Ohio that have been associated with an influential U.S.-based Muslim cleric, Fethullah Gulen. The FBI is investigating three of the Ohio schools.

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Arts & Culture
7:59 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

Conrad's Corner: July 15, 2014

Steve Broidy reads his poem, "New Building."

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