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4:32 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Rosedale and Alex Baker Return to the WYSO Studios

Mike Liorti from Rosedale

As the new year approaches, Rosedale and Alex Baker visited the WYSO studios to share some songs and give updates on what they've been doing since their last visit to Yellow Springs.  Each performed several songs live on the air and talked about plans for 2014.

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Around the Miami Valley
6:18 am
Thu December 12, 2013

New Racino Brings Cash To Local Government

About 20,000 people are expected to descend on Ohio’s newest racino Thursday.  The new gaming facility in Turtlecreek Township is expected to be a boon to the local economy.

Warren County Economic Development Director, Martin Russell, says Miami Valley Gaming’s new $175 million dollar racino means big revenue for the county.

“I think that when you talk about jobs, you talk about capital investment, you talk about bringing in more people inside of Warren County...this is going to really broaden our economic base," ​said Russell.

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Arts & Culture
7:59 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Conrad's Corner: November 11, 2013

Elizabeth Schmidt read her poem, "Public Speaking Attack."

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Politics
7:21 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Emergency Unemployment Could Be Cut Off For 40,000 Ohioans

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) spoke about unemployment insurance in Dayton last week.
Credit Lewis Wallace / WYSO

The U.S. Congress is on its way to a budget deal a couple weeks ahead of the January 1, 2014 deadline, but the deal doesn’t include extending emergency unemployment benefits. That means around 40,000 Ohioans could see their payments end this month.

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Politics
7:35 am
Wed December 11, 2013

Kearney Drops Out of Lt. Governor's Race

Sen. Eric Kearney has stepped down from next year’s Democratic ticket after continuing criticism over hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid back taxes.

Sen. Kearney of Cincinnati told Ann Thompson with WVXU that he was stepping aside as Ed FitzGerald’s running mate, because he didn’t want to be a distraction to the campaign.

“I don’t want our business, the Cincinnati Herald, to be the focus of the campaign – rather, I want issues, so that’s why I made the decision,” said Kearney.

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