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7:13 am
Wed March 19, 2014

ODOT: This Winter Is 'Record Smashing'

Credit Brian Bull, WCPN

Polar vortexes, lengthy cold snaps, blasting windchills…essentially it’s been a winter wonderland turned arctic nightmare for many in Ohio, especially motorists.

ODOT spokesman Steve Faulkner says he’s been tracking his department’s efforts to keep highways and streets clear and safe since the first snow event in mid-October.  Flash-forward to late March, and what do state road crews have to show for it?

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Around the Miami Valley
6:30 am
Wed March 19, 2014

ReInvention Stories: Tad Erichsen and John Footh

Today on ReInvention Stories, we'll visit Five Oaks, a neighborhood northwest of downtown Dayton. Five Oaks has been in decline for 25 years, and plagued with crime. Since 2008, home foreclosures have been rampant and vacant properties are common.

Some Five Oaks residents have dedicated themselves to their community's reinvention, and they're working with the city to bring their neighborhood back. Tad Erichsen and John Footh are recent transplants to Five Oaks, who are reinventing themselves along the way.

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Around the Miami Valley
1:45 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

March Madness Hits The Miami Valley Region

2005 photo inside UD Arena, Dayton, Ohio.
Credit viperstick

Basketball fans from around the country have their eyes fixed on Dayton, Ohio today and Wednesday as the city is playing host to the First Four opening round of the NCAA Men's basketball tournament.

The University of Dayton has held the opening round for the past 13 years and it generates millions of dollars for the Miami Valley economy.

Albany Mount St. Mary's, North Carolina State and Xavier held  practice at UD Arena on Monday and will play tonight. Cal Poly, Texas Southern, Tennessee and Iowa will practice today and then play tomorrow.

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Around the Miami Valley
12:29 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

Montgomery County Fairgrounds Move Faces Hurdles

The Octagon Building (known to many as 'The Roundhouse') at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds is slated to move to the new site once all issues have been cleared.
Credit Jerry Kenney

The Montgomery County Fairgrounds is getting closer to finding a new home. The Brookville city Council will take a final vote on two zoning ordinances Tuesday that will pave the way for the fairgrounds to move from its current Dayton location to Brookville.

But obstacles remain. Even if the city zoning ordinances are passed, there is an issue surrounding the funding of an access road on the proposed property that could help ease traffic problems in the area.

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Politics
10:18 am
Tue March 18, 2014

Libertarians Have Their Day In Court

The Chairman of Ohio’s Republican Party denies he or his party is behind the challenges to Libertarian Candidate Charlie Earl’s candidacy.  Libertarian candidates say those statements, which were made as part of a federal court hearing on Monday, could be important in the future.

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