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Cemex Reserve in Fairborn is being used to store organic tornado debris.
April Laissle / WYSO

Greene County Storing Tornado Debris At Fairborn Wetland Park

Thousands of trees were downed during a massive outbreak of tornadoes on Memorial Day. In the weeks since, cities have struggled to figure out where to put all that debris. In Greene County, much of it sits at Cemex Reserve in Faiborn, a public wetland park off Garland Avenue. Some residents say they're worried the giant pile of debris may be impacting the environment.

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Shiloh Farmers Market
Shiloh Farmers Market

Shiloh Farmer's Market In Harrison Twp. Still Operating Following Storm Damage

Every Saturday, for six months out of the year, in Harrison Township. - an area hard hit by the Memorial Day Tornado outbreak - a small farmer’s market operates at the corner of N. Main St and Philadelphia Dr.

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StoryCorps is partnering with WYSO to record, preserve, and share the stories of veterans and their families this summer.

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Losing a loved one to gun violence can cause anxiety, stress and other mental health symptoms. So can simply living in an environment where violence is common.

But experts say early intervention and support can help prevent some of those negative, long-term consequences.


Lori Anne Gravley reads Anna Cates' poem "Summer Haiku"

Dayton History volunteer Norm Gibson   engineers the mini-train ride around Carillon Park.
Jerry Kenney / WYSO

On Saturday and Sunday, June 22 and 23, Carillon Park’s Rail Festival returns, and thousands of train enthusiasts will be there to enjoy it.

Rail Fest is a wildly popular event featuring miniature train rides, model train displays and a whole lot more. To get the details on this year’s event, WYSO's Jerry Kenney sat down with Dayton History Media Coordinator, Leo DeLuca. WYSO listeners will know Leo from the Community Voices reports he has produced for the station. Our conversation was a lot of fun this year mainly because of where it took place...

State officials are testing out a new online checking system in one of the places that tends to get the biggest complaints about long waits – the Bureau of Motor Vehicles.

Montgomery County Aims To Recycle Tornado Debris

Jun 18, 2019
tornado damaged house
Karen Bledsoe / WYSO

Cleanup continues in many neighborhoods hard hit by a series of tornadoes on Memorial Day.  Montgomery County officials are striving to recycle as much of the debris as possible rather than send it directly to landfills.

Most yard waste and untreated scrap wood can be turned into mulch when brought to the Montgomery County Solid Waste Transfer and Recycling Facility in Moraine where it is ground up on-site and delivered to local companies to sell as mulch.

summer stream
Nicholas A. Tonelli / Flickr Creative Commons

The dream of my life,” writes poet Mary Oliver, “Is to lie down by a slow river/and stare at the light in the trees -/ to learn something by being nothing/ A little while but the rich lens of attention.”

Now these are the longest days of all, and if ever one might lie down by a slow river and stare at the light of the trees, these might be the days to do just that, and to learn something by being nothing.

A standing-room crowd attended the Trotwood State of the City address Monday night.
Jess Mador / WYSO

Miami Valley officials are still awaiting word on whether the White House will issue an official disaster declaration for communities recovering from the Memorial Day tornadoes.

The designation would allow FEMA aid and other federal disaster assistance from agencies, including the United States Small Business Administration, to begin flowing to the 10 Ohio counties affected by the storm.

Among the hardest hit areas was Trotwood, where hundreds of properties remain damaged.

A coalition of groups that advocates for low-income Ohioans says the state has made considerable progress in the effort to reduce poverty, but there is much more work to be done. The findings are part of the annual State of Poverty in Ohio report from the Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies (OACAA).

Pete Rose was one of the greatest baseball players to ever play the sport. Now that Pete is entering his twilight years he wants to leave us with some final thoughts about how he became such a great player and the things that have been important to him. If you read "Play Hungry - the Making of a Baseball Player" you'll learn what matters to Pete Rose.

Conrad Balliet reads two poems for Father's Day by Rita Coleman and David Garrison

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