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Is The Miami Valley A Tornado Hotspot? WYSO Curious Dives In

Sep 14, 2017
Liam Niemeyer

This week on WYSO Curious –we answer two listener questions about tornados.

First question:  Why is the Miami Valley a tornado hotspot?  And secondly:  How does the National Weather Service go about alerting us when a tornado is approaching?  WYSO Curious intern Liam Niemeyer starts his search for answers in Clinton County – near Wilmington.

You can see where the National Weather Service station is in Wilmington miles before you reach it: A giant white ball towers above the farm fields in the area. And the locals have a name for it.

Springfield and Wilmington will be hosting public forums on Capital Punishment Reform May 1 and May 2, 2017.
Statehouse News Bureau

On Monday, a Springfield Church is hosting a public forum on capital punishment reform. The event has several co-sponsors including, Amnesty International, the Ohio Council of Churches and Ohioans to Stop Executions.

The forum comes at a time as debates over capital punishment are heating up.  Ohio is scheduled to execute its first inmate in more than 3 years this May.  This summer the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals will also hear arguments in a case over the state’s lethal injection process and the drugs they plan on using.

 

Wilmington’s Got Grit: How to Turn a City Inside Out and Rebuild

Nov 28, 2016
These are just a few of the large portraits that have been pasted on walls across Wilmington.
Jason Reynolds / WYSO

If you visit downtown Wilmington, you’ll see large black and white photos of its residents plastered on the sides of buildings. Each person has dirt somewhere on them: on a shirt, or a bicep, or a cheek. In one portrait, an elderly woman has dirt smeared under each eye. She’s holding her fists up to the camera, and “G-R-I-T” is written in all caps across the knuckles of each hand. 

Mark Rembert (left) and Taylor Stuckert (center) co-founded Energize Clinton County after DHL left, taking 8,000 jobs with it.
Briana Brough

Governor John Kasich and members of his cabinet plan to be in Wilmington Tuesday for his annual State of the State speech and a series of related public events. He’ll be showcasing how the state has assisted rebuilding in rural Clinton County, which has a population of around 42,000.

Jayson Reynolds / WYSO

The bookstore business is volatile these days, and while independent bookstores are fighting off online competition better than record stores did, there are still causalities. And it’s not just the owners and employees that suffer when an indie bookstore shuts down. The cities and towns they serve suffer too.

Books N’ More in Wilmington, Ohio, is closing. In fact, by the time you read this, they’ll be gone.

The southwestern Ohio community of Wilmington is a little closer to recovering the thousands of jobs lost with the departure of DHL a few years ago.

The announcement of 140 new jobs and 50 retained jobs at Cole Taylor Mortgage, an investment of $3.4 million, is good news, says Gov. John Kasich, even though the company could be sold to a private equity firm.

“Small banks have a tendency to be bought, and sometimes you never know how it’s, what’s going to happen whenever final decisions are made,” says Kasich.

Emily McCord

Governor Kasich was in Wilmington Thursday to highlight new jobs coming to the city. As Emily McCord reports, the Governor was joined by local officials and business leaders to celebrate commitments by companies to create more than 500 jobs.

Study Shows Benefits Of Buying Local

Sep 26, 2012

A new study finds that buying locally could generate millions of dollars for parts of Southern Ohio, As Emily McCord reports for WYSO, it could benefit an economy still recovering after shipping company DHL left Wilmington.              

The Brothers and Co. Variety Show combines music, magic, bullwhip acts, comedy and more into a true variety show in the style of the Grand Ole Oprey. 

Wilmington Elects Riley as Mayor

Nov 9, 2011

Wilmington voters, in unofficial results, have selected Republican Randy Riley to serve as mayor.  Riley defeated Democrat, David Raizk by a count of 51% to to 48%.

Wilmington voters also selected Mark McKay, Bryan Siebenaller and Robert Mead to serve on City Council.

Clinton County voters gave a nod to Mike McCarty and Jamie Rudy to serve on the Clinton Massie School Board.

 

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