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Attorneys for the National Aviation Hall of Fame Friday sent an open letter to Republican 10th District Congressman Mike Turner regarding Turner's investigation into the organization's operations.

The open letter is the latest development in an escalating war of words between Turner and the Hall of Fame. It follows Turner's notification last week to the NAHF he was drafting legislation to terminate the NAHF congressional charter.

“Free To Ride” documentary Kirwan institute Ohio State
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The long-running feud between Greater Dayton RTA and the city of Beavercreek over public-transportation access is the subject of a new feature-length documentary film currently being shown in Washington, D.C. The film, called “Free To Ride,” premiered Friday at the D.C. Independent Film Festival and comes to Ohio State University on March 1.

Welcome to WYSO Weekend, WYSO’s weekly radio magazine. On this week's program - Dayton Youth Radio, the scoop on Dayton History’s Fight Night, and this year’s YWCA Women of Influence Awards. Full details below.

 

Bread Alone by Junie Morrison Ohio Players Funk Music in Dayton
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Many across our region are mourning the loss of one of Dayton’s most influential funk-music pioneers. Walter "Junie" Morrison was one of the original members of the Ohio Players. He also played keyboards with the band Funkadelic. Morrison’s daughter announced the 62-year-old’s death on Facebook, prompting dozens of fans, friends and family members to post their personal memories and appreciation Morrison’s huge influence on music history. Here, WYSO's Radio Basim, Behind The Groove Music host, shares his own remembrances of Morrison.

 

Mandela Brown
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This week Dayton Youth has the second story in a three part series where Miami Vally teenagers discuss race.  Mandela Brown, a student at Centerville High School, reflects on his relationship with the police as an African American teenager.

Audio Postcard: Dayton on Trump's First Month

Feb 16, 2017

We’ve heard a lot since President Donald Trump took office about how divided many people across the country are feeling. What about the mood closer to home?

Hundreds rallied in Dayton to protest President Donald Trump's executive order, which includes a 90-day ban on travel to the U.S. by citizens of Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen, and a 120-day suspension of the U.S. refugee program.
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The World Relief Columbus refugee-resettlement agency is set to close this summer due, agency officials say, to President Trump’s recent executive order in January limiting the number of refugees admitted to the United States.

The immigration order temporarily banned refugee migration to the U.S. and barred travel from seven majority Muslim countries. Those measures have since been halted by court action. But despite the ongoing court challenges, the order has already reduced the number of refugees that would be admitted to the U.S. in 2017 by about half, from 110,000 to 50,000. 

Downtown Springfield buildings.
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Clark County development planners are working on a new coordinated economic-growth strategy they say will help attract business development and create more jobs for new and existing county residents.

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The president of the National Aviation Hall of Fame in Ohio says it considered selling a century-old wooden propeller signed by one of the Wright brothers but decided against it, at least for now.

The Dayton Daily News reports the 8 ½ foot spruce propeller from 1915 is the only known airplane artifact with the signature of one of the aviation pioneer siblings, Orville Wright.

It's thought to have been on a Wright-built float plane. It was bought for $37,000 and donated to the hall near Dayton in 2004, but more recently was appraised for at least $275,000.

Another Lawsuit Filed Against Montgomery County Jail

Feb 15, 2017
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Another lawsuit alleging misconduct has been filed against the Montgomery County Jail.  On Tuesday, Charles Wade of Englewood claimed in his suit that the actions of jail employees were inappropriate and a violation of his civil rights. This is the eighth active federal case citing wrongdoing against Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer’s office.

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