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2:41 pm
Sat September 13, 2014

Child Poverty Numbers for Ohio Released

Child Poverty Levels in the WYSO Listening Area.
Credit Children's Defense Fund - Report Generator

An annual report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation and the Children’s Defense Fund Ohio finds that despite a perceived economic recovery, child poverty remains a serious issue in the state of Ohio.

Dawn Wallace-Pascoe is the Kids Count Project Manager with CDF Ohio.  She gave us an overview of the report and what it means for kids in Ohio.

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4:29 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

Ohio Governor Orders Flags Flown At Half-Staff

Credit Flickr Creative Commons user inkwellmusings

Ohio's governor has ordered flags flown at half-staff Thursday, the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in the United States.

Gov. John Kasich also asks that Ohioans observe a moment of silence beginning at 8:46 a.m. (EDT), the time when the first plane flew into the World Trade Center in New York. The attacks claimed nearly 3,000 lives.
His office says flags on public buildings and grounds should be at half-staff from sunrise until sunset Thursday.

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2:09 am
Fri September 5, 2014

Area Organizations Search For Answers To Opiate Overdoses

Ohio Attorney General, Mike DeWine convened Thursday's meeting, which was facilitated by the Community Recovery Project and hosted by the Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association.
Credit Jerry Kenney

Representatives from nearly 30 healthcare providers and law enforcement agencies across Ohio met on Thursday in Dayton to discuss the opiate and heroin epidemic the state is facing, and look for ways .

Though Cuyahoga County saw a 7% decrease in opiate drug overdoses in the last year, numbers are still extremely high throughout the state.

President and CEO of the Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association, Bryan Bucklew, says in the last four years, inexpensive heroin has flooded Dayton neighborhoods and hit all demographics.

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11:15 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

Attorney General Candidate, Pepper, Joins Call For AG Recusal

The call for Ohio Attorney General, Mike DeWine to recuse himself from the investigation into the shooting of 22 year John Crawford III inside a Beavercreek Walmart is now being echoed by his political rival.

The Crawford family and recent protestors have called for DeWine to remove himself from the investigation. Now, the candidate who wants to replace DeWine as Attorney General, David Pepper, says the top investigator should be impartial.

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5:58 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

Smithsonian Exhibit Helps One Ohio Town Discuss Its Racial Divide

At the end of this week, a Smithsonian exhibition celebrating two landmark bookends of the civil rights movement heads out of Louisville, Ohio, a small town in Stark County that has had a history of racial problems

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