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Opponents of the Enon Sand and Gravel mining project say the mine could threaten the drinking-water supply, create noise pollution and hurt the property values of hundreds of nearby homes.
Citizens Against Mining, Mad River Township, Ohio. / WYSO

Some Clark County residents are pushing back against a proposed mining project in Mad River Township.

 

Opposition to the project has been growing louder after company Enon Sand and Gravel announced plans for the quarry project last year.

 

Opponents argue the mine could threaten the water supply, create noise pollution and hurt the property values of more than 200 nearby homes.

 

 

Organizers with a group that planned to protest a Confederate monument in the city of Franklin, in Warren County, say they'll move Saturday's rally to Centerville in light of the monument's subsequent removal by Franklin city officials.

Organizers say they received threats from white supremacist groups after they announced plans to protest the monument -- even after the monument was taken down.

A decades-old monument honoring Confederate Army General Robert E. Lee has been removed from a street corner in Franklin, Ohio, a city in Warren County.

 Franklin city officials took down the stone monument, erected by Daughters of the Confederacy, overnight Thursday after protest plans were announced in the wake of recent violent events in Charlottesville. "The shaft memorial and highway straight attest his worth - he cometh to his own," the plaque reads. 

It had stood at the corner of Dixie Highway and Hamilton Middletown Road for 90 years.

More than 200 people sang and held candles at a vigil in downtown Springfield Wednesday night in support of the victims of violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, less than a week ago.
Dan Gummel / WYSO

More than 200 people sang and held candles at a vigil in downtown Springfield Wednesday night in support of the victims of violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, less than a week ago.

Authorities have charged 20-year-old James Alex Fields Jr. with murder for allegedly driving a vehicle into a group of anti-white nationalist demonstrators at the rally. One person was killed and at least 19 other people were injured in the attack.

Just Ask: Susan Koller And Tom Webb Talk Job Discrimination

Aug 17, 2017
People with disabilities say many work environments aren’t set up to accommodate disabilities. This is an additional challenge for people with mobility issues in the workplace, who often need special software or other assistive technology.
Basim Blunt / WYSO

In this installment from our series Just Ask: Talking About Disability,  we explore the issue of employment discrimination and access. WYSO producer Anna Lurie introduces us to Susan Koller and Tom Webb, who both have cerebral palsy. They say many work environments aren’t set up to accommodate people with disabilities. And many people with mobility issues in the workplace also need special software or other assistive technology.

Unemployment Rate For People Age 16 to 64, with and without disabilities
National Center for Family & Demographic Research, Bowling Green State University / WYSO

All this month, WYSO is bringing you stories of Ohioans living with disabilities. It’s a series we’re calling Just Ask: Talking About Disability. In an effort to better understand the issue of disabilities in Ohio, we collaborated with researchers from the National Center for Family and Demographic Research at Bowling Green State University, who analyzed statistics from the 2015 five-year American Community Survey.

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An Antioch College student who joined counter-protesters in Charlottesville this weekend says he was disappointed by police response to the violence.

Spencer Lee Glazer joined other anti-racism activists in protesting the rally led by white nationalists, who chanted Nazi slogans and carried Confederate flags.

Glazer has attended several protests in the past and says he was surprised by the level of chaos he witnessed at the rally.

Heath McAlpine and Mary Ramey of Dayton Indivisible For All pose by the letter addressed to Representative Mike Turner
Kristin Stratman / WYSO

The anti-Trump activist group Dayton Indivisible For All is calling on Republican 10th District Congressman Mike Turner to hold a town hall meeting in the wake of the weekend's violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. Members of the organization hand-delivered a letter to Turner's office in downtown Dayton asking that Turner openly condemn groups that promote white supremacy and racial violence.

 

 

Organizer Mary Ramey says it’s important for Turner to speak out.

 

Welcome to your weekly radio magazine, WYSO Weekend.  In this program - an excerpt from a spectacular edition of A Country Ramble. Last Sunday night, August 6, 2017, long time music hosts on WYSO, Tom Duffy and Fred Bartenstein, spent two hours reminiscing and reflecting back 90 years to the birth of commercial country music. It all happened when the Carter Family and Jimmie Rogers got together for a series of recording sessions in Bristol, Virginia, now known as the Bristol sessions.

This summer, we’re bringing you stories of Ohioans living with disabilities. Today, we meet Darrell Dean, who works at a disability services organization in Dayton. As WYSO’s April Laissle explains, at first, Darrell struggled to find a job after he graduated from high school.

The 2014 shooting of John Crawford sparked protests across the Miami Valley. In this photo, a group calling itself the Groovy Grannies organized a demonstration against police violence in Springfield.
Wayne Baker / WYSO

Three years ago this month, 22-year-old John Crawford III, an African American, was shot and killed by a white police officer inside a Beavercreek Walmart store. The controversial shooting continues to reverberate across the Miami Valley.

In a rare interview, Crawford’s aunt Sharon Sherrod Brown, and his mother Tressa Sherrod, remember the day of the shooting and reflect on how Crawford’s death has affected the family.

WYSO Community Voices producer Steve McQueen began by asking John's mother to describe her son -- what was he like as a child? 

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