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The second Ohio state lawmaker in a month has resigned amid allegations of inappropriate behavior.

 State Rep. Wes Goodman, a Cardington Republican, resigned on Wednesday.

Republican House Speaker Clifford Rosenberger says he learned of Goodman's inappropriate behavior Tuesday and confronted him immediately.

No details have been made public about what Goodman's inappropriate behavior entails.

Goodman says in a statement he regrets "actions and choices" that prevent him from carrying out his duties "in a way that reflects the best ideals of public service."

A trolley bus parked at RTA headquarters in Dayton.
Pat O'Malley, RTA

Crowds gathered at Wright Stop Plaza in downtown Dayton Tuesday morning to voice their feedback on a series of proposed Greater Dayton RTA service changes and fare hikes. Many people at the meeting worried the proposed changes may make it more difficult to get to work and school. 

Wright State University
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Wright State University's administration says a strike is not imminent even though the faculty union has set up the process that would allow them to strike if a contract isn't reached.

 The Wright State chapter of the American Association of University Professors union recently passed an amendment to its constitution to allow a strike. A union leader says the faculty had never needed a strike procedure. Negotiations have been stalled since March.

Greater Dayton RTA
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Disability rights advocates are encouraging people to speak out about proposed Greater Dayton RTA service changes. The transit agency is proposing fare hikes, route changes and eliminations to make up for a more than $4 million budget gap next year.

The RTA has lost a significant chunk of funding from the state since July, 2017. To make up for the shortfall, agency officials are considering a series of changes that would begin in February.

In this edition of WYSO Weekend:

 

Attorney Gen. Mike DeWine this week announced $971,000 in grants to eight Ohio veterans-service organizations. The recipient groups include five Ohio chapters of Honor Flight. Since 2005, the organization has transported hundreds of veterans to see memorials in Washington D.C.. Honor Flight Dayton President and Director Jim Salaman says the money will go a long way toward expanding services to veterans.

 

On Friday, WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota and Jeff Opt from the Yellow Cab Tavern in Dayton had a conversation about the upcoming event at the Dayton Art Institute - The last Waltz is back for another run - wonderful performances from some very talented local artists. Here’s some of what they had to say.


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Attorney Gen. Mike DeWine this week announced $971,000 in grants to eight Ohio veterans-service organizations. The recipient groups include five Ohio chapters of Honor Flight. Since 2005, the organization has transported hundreds of veterans to see memorials in Washington D.C.

Honor Flight Dayton President and Director Jim Salaman says the money will go a long way toward expanding services to veterans.

 

Fuyao Glass America
Jerry Kenney

Workers at Fuyao Glass America in Moraine have voted overwhelmingly against forming a union with the United Auto Workers.

Hundreds of workers cast ballots in the two-day election, which began Wednesday.

 

The vote was decisive: workers rejected unionization by nearly a two to one margin.

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There are dozens of fire stations and fire trucks in each county around the Miami Valley. And W-Y-S-O listener Shannon Sellars was curious about how these fire trucks and fire stations get their numbers. WYSO Curious intern Liam Niemeyer searches for the answer.

Back in 2005, Fairborn Fire Chief Mike Riley and other Greene County fire officials had a problem.

“It was fairly common for each jurisdiction to have an engine one. And if you had a large fire in your jurisdiction you could have five engine ones there.”

Some important deadlines are approaching for anyone needing to buy private health insurance through the health insurance Marketplace. 

Open enrollment began Nov. 1, 2017. The deadline to sign up for new coverage beginning Jan. 1, or to change an existing health plan, is Dec. 15, 2017, except for people who qualify for a so-called Special Enrollment Period.

Fuyao
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Workers at Fuyao Glass America will begin voting Wednesday on whether to move forward with plans to form a United Auto Workers-sponsored union.

Workers filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board in mid-October, citing workplace safety issues and inadequate wages and benefits. Last year workers, with help from the UAW, filed a list of safety complaints with the federal Occupational Health and Safety Administration, or OSHA.

Politicians on both sides of the aisle have weighed in on the unionization effort.

 

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