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Eric F. Spina, 19th president of the University of Dayton
University of Dayton

The University of Dayton Tuesday inaugurated Eric F. Spina as its 19th president. The Buffalo, N.Y., native is only the second lay leader in the school's 167-year history. Spina is a mechanical and aerospace engineer who previously served as vice chancellor and provost at Syracuse University.

In a special ceremony at UD Arena, President Eric F. Spina called on the school to help "shape a more just future" by preparing all students to advance the common good.

Wittenberg University recently broke ground on a new Health,Wellness and Athletics Complex. The nearly 40 million dollar project was made possible by private donations including a 10 million dollar gift from alumni Wes and Ann Bates, of the family that fo
Wittenberg University

Wittenberg University recently broke ground on a new health, wellness and athletics complex. The nearly $40 million project was made possible by private donations, which included a $10 million gift from alumni Wes and Ann Bates, of the family that founded the Stanley Steemer company.

Wittenberg plans to build a new 125,000-square-foot indoor track and multipurpose field. The facility will include new classrooms and space for community events.

The university also plans to take advantage of $8.9 million in historic tax credits to renovate a gymnasium built in 1929.

Premier Health health care telemedicine telehealth
WYSO/Jess Mador

Southwest Ohioans now have a new way to access routine and urgent-care medical services. Premier Health officials Monday announced a new “virtual clinic” that connects doctors and patients via video conference. 

The Premier Virtual Care program is the first of its kind in the Miami Valley, officials say. The telemedicine program makes doctors available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

It’s intended for patients with non-life threatening conditions such as colds, flu, allergies and back pain, and it works like this:

Columbia City Blog

Monday, April 3, is the last day to register to vote in the primary election this May.

For the first time, Ohioans can register to vote online at MyOhioVote.com. Voters can also register at their county board of elections office.

School levies, police levies and other tax issues will all be on the May ballot.

Steve Harsman, deputy director of the Montgomery County Board of Elections, says voter registration is critical.

In this week’s PO, Karen Kasler talks about legislative initiatives on opiate presciption regulations, Green energy standards being talked about at the statehouse and, up first, passage of the Ohio transportation budget which happened after some compromises in the house and senate were hammered out.

Welcome to WYSO Weekend, our weekly radio magazine. Thanks for joining us each Sunday morning, and here online. Coming up in today’s program Dayton Youth Radio and Bill Felker with Poor Will’s Almamack. We’ve also got WYSO’s occasional arts series Culture Couch. See the details below.

 

 

Dear Mr. President Library Day

On President's Day, WYSO producers went to 10 Miami Valley libraries to record people’s letters to the president.

Stay tuned! 

We'll be sharing some of the letters we recorded during our Dear Mr. President Library Day event this spring, on-air and online.  

How to participate:

Dear Mr. President asks what you want to say about your community, and what you want President Donald Trump to know about the Miami Valley. Submit your own letter by emailing it to wyso@wyso.org.

The rotunda section of the Arcade is in urgent need of repair. downtown dayton
David Bohardt / Arcade Task Force

The Dayton Arcade is now one step closer to reopening, thanks to a new agreement approved by Dayton City Commission.

Under the new professional service agreement, the city will provide 1 million dollars to developers Miller-Valentine Group and Cross Street Partners to aid in the historic building’s renovations.

Office of Governor John Kasich

Governor John Kasich is implementing rule changes for the way medical professionals can prescribe opioids. This plan comes just one day after majority Republicans in the House announced a bill that would accomplish many of the same goals. 

Kasich’s plan would enact rule changes to limit opioid prescriptions to a 7-day supply for an adult and a 5-day supply for children. He’s adamant these changes are going into effect soon and don’t need legislative approval.

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Two brothers accused in a Yellow Springs area double fatal shooting have each been indicted on aggravated murder and murder charges.

Twenty-six-year-old Dustin Merrick and 24-year-old Bret Merrick also are charged with aggravated burglary and felonious assault, among other counts, in the indictments filed yesterday in Greene County Common Pleas Court in Xenia. Dustin Merrick also has been indicted on a count of obstructing justice.

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