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Miami Valley Students Take Part In National #Enough Events

Thousands of students across the state of Ohio took part in a series of demonstrations ranging from class walkouts, sit-ins, vigils and memorial services one month after a student in Parkland Florida shot and killed 17 classmates and teachers. The #Enough National School Walkout, initiated by y outh organizers of the National Women’s March, was a call on Congress to pass tighter federal gun laws. Earlier this week, t he group said more than 2,800 school walkouts had been organized across the...

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Emerson scientists are studying this replica home's energy performance by simulating an entire year's worth of weather conditions in just over a week.
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Dayton Scientists Speed Time In Pursuit Of Elusive Goal: Human Comfort

More and more Americans are using technology such as LED bulbs and programmable, so-called “smart” thermostats to save on utility bills. And, despite Trump administration cuts to many EPA programs, many government, scientist and trade groups are pushing for even more energy efficient buildings. Buildings are serious electricity hogs, and a major source of the greenhouse gas emissions most scientists agree cause climate change. In this installment of our Scratch series, we visit a new building...

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Conrad Balliet reads Matthew Birdsall's poems, "Flash" and "Desire"

Janeal Ravndal reads Barbara Astor's poem, "As You Always Knew, Dear Emily"

On a Saturday afternoon at the downtown Columbus, Ohio courthouse, close to 20 men sat in a conference room; arms crossed, eyes staring blankly ahead, listening to a lecture. One white-haired man with glasses and hearing aids yelled for the presenter to speak up.

traffic camera red light camera
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An Ohio village ordered to pay back $3 million in citations stemming from automated traffic cameras is taking its case to the state Supreme Court.

 The Hamilton-Middletown Journal News reports New Miami has asked the Ohio Supreme Court to hear its appeal. Lower courts have ruled that New Miami isn't immune to legal action because it gained funds by collecting fines under a traffic camera program that was declared unconstitutional in 2014.

The village argues sovereign immunity is guaranteed to municipalities across the state and necessary for preserving "fiscal integrity."

two goldfinches in the spring
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The Ducks-Scouting-for-Nests Moon wanes through it fourth phase this week, becoming the new Golding Goldfinch Moon on March 17. Rising in the morning and setting in the evening, this Moon passes overhead near midday, then sets near Venus. At midnight, the Big Dipper is overhead, Orion sets in the west, and Libra (along with Jupiter) rises in the east.

Elizabeth Schmidt reads her poem, "The Secret Is Out"

View of Cincinnati from the mouth of the Licking River. Economist Richard Stock says more and more people are taking the trip down I-75 for work.
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Cincinnati's city government is in turmoil after the mayor reportedly sought the city manager's resignation.

Officials were returning Monday to City Hall after news reports Friday that Mayor John Cranley met with City Manager Harry Black and asked him to resign. Black declined to comment during a public event Saturday.

New Report Identifies Threats To Ohio Manufacturing

Mar 12, 2018
The former G.M. Moraine plant was the subject of an HBO documentary, "The Last Truck," about the workers who lost their jobs in 2008. Soon it could house hundreds of workers for Fuyao Glass America.
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The number of manufacturing jobs in Ohio has slowly ticked up in recent months, but a new report finds several trends that could undermine the future of the industry. 

The report, by the left-leaning think tank Policy Matters Ohio, looks at 27 years of data on the state's manufacturing labor force. And its main message can be summed up like this: nice work, if you can get it.

Susan Green

In the age of online advertising, some people still use the old-school method to promote stuff they want to buy and sell –– by posting on bulletin boards in laundromats, restaurants and other establishments.

WYSO’s Bulletin Board Diaries brings you some of the stories behind these ads. 

In this installment of the series, a business card found on a bulletin board at a Lebanon restaurant leads producer Jerry Kenney to a horse barn in Franklin, Ohio.

Steve Broidy reads his poem, "By the Light of a Supermoon"