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Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Review Board To Evaluate Active Shooter Incident, Response

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is launching a formal Incident Review Board to evaluate this month’s false alarm active-shooter incident .

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rolls of hay in a late summer field
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Poor Will's Almanack: August 14 - 20, 2018

Even though the summer may be hot and humid and seemingly endless, its stability is deceptive. Sometimes a cold front around August 10th is especially chilly, breaking the stagnation of the Dog Days. Sometimes leaf miners lace the locust trees, creating patches of gray and brown in the tree line. Sometimes a few maples turn red and stand out like the hand of October from all the other trees of August. Bird calls have changed during the past month, and the crickets and katydids are louder. The...

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Save The Date

WYSO's Community Concert: Sunday, September 9

Featuring Chris Smith, Tim Easton, and Kyleen Downes


blackberries in buckets
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When Deep Summer’s wildflowers start to pale, then blackberries redden and turn sweet and black, perfect for cobblers and jam. And then, fittingly enough, the Black-Eyed Susan Moon, reaching perigee (its position closest to Earth) on August 10, becomes the Blackberry Jam Moon the very next day.

"Mississippi Blood" by Greg Iles
Original recording made in 2017

Josh Vance

The Animal Resource Center in Montgomery County is running their “Summer of Love” adoption specials - extending it in fact - through August 14, 2018. ARC Director Mark Kumpf says the center is extending the adoption sale because the center is operating at capacity.

“These adoptions include several things like a microchip, and the 2018 license for the pet,” he says. “Every animal from the shelter is spayed or neutered and microchiped.”

The Rotary Club of Dayton is hosting its very first "Tour de Gem" It’s a charity bike ride event with the mission of fostering a sense of community, history, pride and healthy living through cycling. But organizors also see it as a way to "establish an ongoing fundraising vehicle for local charities."

The ride is in September 2nd but organizer Gerry Chadwick says now is the time for interested riders of all levels and abilities to register and start fundraising for the charity of their choice.

At least three police departments say they were not aware of yesterday’s scheduled active-shooter exercises at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. During the training, 911 calls prompted a base lockdown and massive police response. WYSOs April Laissle has more.


Ohio parents doing some back to school shopping over the weekend will be getting a break from the state’s sales tax.  Starting Friday, the 5.75% sales tax will be waived for purchases including clothing priced at $75 per item or less, school supplies up to $20 and school instructional materials up to $20.

State Representative Niraj Antani (R-Miamisburg), says a study of the first sales tax waiver in 2015 shows the holiday “generated an extra $4.7 million.” He also says Ohio consumers saved about $3.3 million dollars on those purchases.

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base was on lock down due to a reported active shooter situation. Base officials confirmed Thursday afternoon that the reports were false.
Jess Mador / WYSO

Officials at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base are investigating what led to Thursday’s false report of an active shooter situation on the base. The incident caused an hours-long lockdown and prompted an emergency response from multiple government and law enforcement agencies, including a SWAT team.

The City of Columbus announced on Thursday it's filing a lawsuit against the Trump Administration for its treatment of the Affordable Care Act.

The Oakwood Farmers Market is Saturdays, 9am - 1pm.
via the Oakwood Farmers Market

Celebrate Dayton's rich collection of visual and performing arts on a special event that kicks off the third annual juried art show! Join local businesses, artists, and other organizations to "paint, perform, and party" around downtown Dayton during Art in the City. This is tonight on 5 to 9pm.

This week, in Hour #2, we're examining the golden age of BUBBLEGUM POP: the precision-marketed sugary musical concoctions that served as a kind of gateway drug to teens and preteens through the late 60s and early 70s. Tommy Roe, Edison Lighthouse, The Archies... make sure you brush and floss after this one kids- THIS episode will give you cavities. But first...