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7:04 am
Fri January 4, 2013

Clark County Moves Road Away From Air National Guard Base

Officials in Clark County say a $3 million project to relocate a road away from a military base is necessary for security reasons and will help keep the facility open.

The Dayton Daily News reports that moving the road away from the Springfield Air National Guard base is necessary to satisfy post-9/11 military security standards.

Officials say moving the 1.4 miles of Route 794 will help keep the base open and preserve the 1,000 or so jobs there. The local chamber of commerce has estimated that the base has an annual economic impact of $95.2 million in Springfield.

Military
12:00 pm
Thu December 13, 2012

Ohio Soldier Will Be Buried at Arlington

An Ohio soldier killed this week in Afghanistan will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

The Department of Defense said 25-year-old Army Staff Sgt. Wesley "Wes" Williams died Monday in Kandahar of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his Army unit with an improvised explosive device.

His wife, Krista Williams, told the Dayton Daily News she was flying this week to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware to pick up his body, prior to his burial in the national cemetery.

Williams was a 2006 graduate of Tecumseh High School in New Carlisle, near Dayton.

Military
9:16 am
Wed December 12, 2012

Soldier From New Carlisle Killed In Afghanistan

The Defense Department says a Joint Base Lewis-McChord Stryker soldier from Ohio has been killed in Afghanistan.

The department says 25-year-old Staff Sgt. Wesley Williams of New Carlisle, Ohio, was killed Monday in Kandahar province when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.

The News Tribune reports that Williams served with Lewis-McChord's 4th Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, which deployed last month to replace another Stryker unit in southern Afghanistan.

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Military
9:11 am
Wed December 12, 2012

Air Force Thunderbirds To Headline Dayton Air Show

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will headline next year's Dayton Air Show.

Officials with the show said Tuesday that the air demonstration team will appear June 22 and June 23 at the Dayton International Airport. The announcement was made at the International Council of Air Shows' annual convention in Las Vegas.

Others named to the Dayton show's lineup include the Birmingham, Ala.-based AeroShell Aerobatic Team and aerobatic pilots Skip Stewart and Melissa Pemberton. The show also will feature a jet-powered school bus and the flying B-29 Superfortress known as "FIFI."

3:37 pm
Fri December 7, 2012

Ohio Departments of Aging and Veterans' Services Commemorate Pearl Harbor Day

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The Ohio Departments of Aging and Veterans' Services is commemorating Pearl Harbor Day with a special installment of their War Era Story Project, including 19 stories written by current and former Ohioans about where they were and what they were doing on December 7, 1941.
The Department of Aging's Story Projects solicited stories of life during the Great Depression of the 1920s and 1930s from Ohioans who lived through it. More than 300 individuals sent in their recollections and lessons learned so that people of all ages today might get some perspective on our current economic situation.

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