In July, the week-long Antioch Writers' Workshop was held in Yellow Springs. The workshop's faculty members, all published authors, held nightly readings at Antioch University Midwest during that week and for the month of October we'll be bringing excerpts from some of those readings on WYSO Weekend.
For the final week of the month, we hear from Cathy Essinger, the author of 3 books of poetry. Her work has been featured on The Writers' Almanac and Conrad's Corner here on WYSO.
It's the time of year when ghost and ghouls are on the mind. but for some folks in the Miami Valley, the spirit world is a year-round occupation. Community Voices Producer Lauren Shows takes us to Springfield to meet Darin Hough, who quit his job to open Ghost Hunting Source, a store that sells paranormal investigation equipment.
“Well, I've been selling the equipment online for about six or seven years now,” Darin Hough says, “And it's just gotten bigger and bigger every year, so I just thought I'd try and take the next step.”
Members of the Ohio controlling board prior to the Medicaid expansion vote. From front to back, Rep. Chris Redfern (D-Port Clinton), Rep. Jeff McClain (R-Upper Sandusky), Controlling Board Secretary Anne Dean, Controlling Board President Randy Cole, and Sen. Bill Coley (R-Cincinnati).
Credit Jo Ingles / Ohio Public Radio
Governor Kasich bypassed the Ohio legislature this week when the state's controlling board approved federal money to expand Medicaid. One day after that decision, anti-abortion groups and six Republican lawmakers filed a suit to stop the measure. Emily McCord speaks to Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler for PoliticsOhio. Kasler reports the move could spell trouble for Kasich's agenda going forward.
Over the past few weeks, Yellow Springs has been a hot spot for bronze sculpture as the Village hosts the National Bronze Sculpture Symposium. Antioch College's Dennie Eagleson and sculptor Susan Byrnes visited the WYSO studios to talk about Symposium and its culminating event, a bronze pour at the foundry at Antioch College on Saturday, October 26th.
Security and protocols for Ohio's law enforcement information-sharing system could become clearer with the release of a new report.
At issue is the Ohio Law Enforcement Gateway, a searchable system that gives police and other investigators near-instant access to records including drivers' licenses, vehicle registrations, the sex offender registry, and the computerized criminal history at the state's Bureau of Criminal Investigation.
A panel reviewing the system planned to release a report on its findings Friday.