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The Economy & Business
6:00 am
Mon December 9, 2013

Hedge Fund-Backed Rental Company Wins Back $184,000 From Huber Heights City Budget

Property values in Montgomery County have declined since the Recession, making purchases like the Huber Homes cheaper for investors.
Credit Lewis Wallace / WYSO

Last month WYSO reported that an Illinois-based hedge fund had purchased about one in eleven homes in the town of Huber Heights. The company made national news by asking Montgomery County to reduce its property taxes by over a million dollars. Now the results are in—and they weren’t as hard on the local budget as expected.

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Arts & Culture
3:10 pm
Sun December 8, 2013

Springfield Arts Council Undergoes Management Changes

The Springfield Arts Council board of directors has voted to change the organization's operation structure.  The board has decided to eliminate the position of executive director, while creating two positions to run the organization.

The board decided to follow the trend of what other arts council are doing, to have an artistic director and business manager instead of just having an executive director handle both jobs.

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Books
3:22 pm
Sat December 7, 2013

Book Nook: Someone Else's Love Story, by Joshilyn Jackson

Shandi Pierce and her three-year-old son Natty were shopping at a Circle K store near Atlanta when a holdup took place. This event becomes the catalyst for an attraction that consumes Shandi. She falls in love with an odd guy named William after this stranger intercedes and protects young Natty from the robber.

'Someone Else's Love Story" is a twisted, complicated tale. The author really had a fun time spinning this yarn. By the way, Natty's parentage is one unsolved mystery. Could Natty be the result of an immaculate conception? Read the book. You'll be amazed.

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Arts & Culture
7:59 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

Conrad's Corner: December 6, 2013

Kathy Austin reads her poem, "Construct."

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Statewide News
5:20 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

Ohio Drops Plans to Comply With Fed's ID Rules

The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles has decided to back off plans to comply with federal driver's license rules because of privacy concerns.

The Columbus Dispatch reports that the state scuttled plans to comply with the Real ID plan approved by the federal Department of Homeland Security.

Ohio Department of Public Safety spokesman Joe Andrews said state officials balked at the "one driver-one license" rule and at being required to store and share copies of personal documents, such as birth certificates.

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