Police officers in riot gear stand on Third Street as a small Indiana Klan group rallied in Courthouse Square Saturday.
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Dayton Officials Tally Costs, Look To Future After Klan's Courthouse Square Rally Ends Peacefully

A rally by an Indiana Ku Klux Klan group in Dayton’s Courthouse Square resulted in no major problems or violence Saturday. The event drew hundreds of police officers from across the Miami Valley and the state of Ohio, and crowds of counterdemonstrators, who flooded downtown Dayton to protest the KKK.

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Across the United States, parents of children with severe mental health issues can face an excruciating decision: If they can't afford costly healthcare, they may have to sign over custody to the state. That way, the government will pay for the child's care. Now those parents are fighting for change, and a chunk of Ohio's budget.

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Dayton City Commissioner Darryl Fairchild joins protestors on Main Street.
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Saturday, 3:30pm: Members of the so-called Honorable Sacred Knights of Indiana have vacated Courthouse Square. Protestors are dispersing from both Main and Third Streets. 

Julie Moore reads her poem, "Hunt"

Conrad Balliet reads Maureen Fry's poem, "Bracelets"


In response to the events on Courthouse Square on Saturday the Neon is providing the gorgeous film LOVING. This film speaks to the struggle of deep-seated racism in America and is on Saturday, at noon with tickets available on a first come, first serve basis.

Aimee Noel reads her poem, "Night Sky."

Janeal Ravndal reads her poem "Disobedience"

Myrna Stone reads her poem, "Mae West"

A group of experts is working with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources by taking a close look at Ohio’s 75 state parks to find out what kind of improvements can be made. 

Supporters of legal abortion rallied in state capitals throughout the nation earlier today. And some of them protested at the Ohio Statehouse.

A large rebate is likely in the future for about 200,000 employers in Ohio. The state’s Bureau of Workers’ Compensation hopes to send $1.5 billion back to companies that pay premiums.