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6:19 am
Mon July 14, 2014

A Search For Water

A water witch can use different tools for dowsing; some use branches or twigs while other prefer wires.
Credit Renee Wilde / WYSO

We notice things done by hand, they stand out. And this spring and summer we have been visiting people who work with their hands; we heard from a Thatcher and two arborists.  Today Community Voices producer Renee Wilde has another story of a person who uses their hands in an unusual way.

Do you know what a water witch is? Some say it's a myth; others don't know.  But if you guessed that a water witch is one of those sticks that you find water with, that’s pretty close. 

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Around the Miami Valley
10:00 am
Sun July 13, 2014

WYSO Weekend: July 13, 2014

In this edition of WYSO Weekend:  Information on today's annual WYSO Open House. Come out to the station anytime between 2 - 6pm!  Later in the program our very own Juliet Fromholt will give us the details on this YSO Family event!!!

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Water
10:16 am
Sat July 12, 2014

Dayton To Discuss Proposed Changes To Drinking Water Protections

Signs around the Miami Valley demarcate the boundaries of the well fields and source water protection areas.
Credit Lewis Wallace / WYSO

The first of two public hearings is taking place Monday, July 14 on possible changes to Dayton’s drinking water protection program. Drinking water for more than 400,000 people in Montgomery and parts of Greene County comes from two wellfields that tap into the Great Miami Buried Valley Aquifer, a shallow sand and gravel aquifer that is vulnerable to contamination from surface spills.

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Statewide News
3:16 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Ohio Candidate Sees Economic Plus In James' Return

Ohio's Democratic candidate for governor says LeBron James' return to Cleveland boosts more than the Cavaliers' title chances.
 
Ed FitzGerald is the chief executive of Cuyahoga County, which includes Cleveland, and was visiting Cincinnati on Friday. FitzGerald says after James left for Miami four years ago, it hit Cuyahoga County's revenues because of reduced attendance and downtown activities.
 

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Politics
3:15 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Second Federal Judge Wants Info On Lost IRS Emails

A second federal judge is ordering the IRS to provide information about lost emails by a central figure in the agency's tea party controversy.
 
U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton said Friday he wants to know whatever became of Lois Lerner's computer hard drive. IRS officials say Lerner's computer crashed in 2011, destroying an untold number of emails. At the time, Lerner headed the IRS division that processes applications for tax-exempt status.

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