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Dayton Mayor Endorses Effort To Put Background Checks For Gun Sales On Ohio Ballot

The group that’s collecting petition signatures to ask voters if the state shouldrequire universal background checks on gun sales says it plans to move full steam ahead. And the effort is getting a boost from the leader of Dayton where a mass shooting in Augustleft 10 dead, including the gunman.

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Summit Planned To Tackle Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Workforce Gap

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base’s workforce is aging, with roughly half of workers currently eligible to retire soon. Now, Ohio jobs, education and military officials are teaming up to attract more young people to jobs at Wright-Patt, the state’s largest single-site employer.

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Otterbein University will be in the national spotlight today as thousands of people plan to visit the campus for tonight's Democratic Presidential Debate, and millions more will be watching from their homes. School officials say what people will see on campus has been weeks in the making. 

As many as 99,000 low income Ohioans who want birth control and reproductive health care services have fewer options now that Planned Parenthood nationwide has pulled out of the federal Title X program. In nine counties, it’s the only provider that accepted Title X funds. 

On October 21, the group that wants to overturn Ohio’s nuclear power plant bailout law is required to submit nearly 266,000 valid signatures to halt that law and put it before voters next year. But supporters of the bailout are waging an unrelenting fight to stop that.

Left to right: VP Interim Executive Director, Dylan Pohl; members Deavon'te Hatch and Jeremy Hemming; VP Founder, Monnie Bush.
Jerry Kenney

Inside the large teal and tan building on Troy Street in Dayton, home to an organization called the Victory Project, there’s a lot that goes on.

VP founder and CEO, Monnie Bush is a former police officer who says he saw a need for the "alternative to the streets" program during his 15 years on the force.

Your Voice Ohio is hosting a series of forums for community members to discuss what topics they want to see politicians and the media cover during the next election cycle.
Jason Reynolds / WYSO

It was a Monday evening in a spiffy YMCA community room in suburban Springboro, Ohio, once a sleepy Shaker village, now a congested, upscale expressway exit between Dayton and Cincinnati.

About to begin was the 37th Your Voice Ohio community conversation, co-sponsored by local media in an experiment to better connect journalists with the communities they cover. Tables were optimistically set for 12 people. Only five showed up. 

Stats + Stories: Getting Introduced to Programming at a Young Age

Oct 12, 2019
Wendy Martinez has been serving as the Director of the Mathematical Statistics Research Center at the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) for six years.
via Stats and Stories

WYSO is partnering with Stats and Stories, a podcast produced at Miami University.

In this Stats and Stories Short Episode, John Bailer is joined by regular panelists Rosemary Pennington and Richard Campbell from the Department of Media, Journalism and Film at Miami University. Their guest is Wendy Martinez, incoming President of the American Statistical Association and also the Director of the Math Statistics Research Center at the Bureau of Labor Stat. 

UPDATE: A federal judge has ruled that opponents of the nuclear power plant bailout law can temporarily stop filing paperwork that discloses personal information about their signature gatherers. The group that wants to put the law before voters says the other side has been using that information to target their petition circulators.

Gov. Mike DeWine says he’s confident his STRONG Ohio gun violence package will be enacted into law, in spite of the chilly reception he’s gotten from both Republicans and Democrats.

Cedar Bog Nature Preserve in Urbana
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If you go up north to the Cedar Bog there is a non-scary night walk on the boardwalk called Boo in the Bog. It’s a non-scary night walk with learning stations along the way. Enjoy children's activities, face painting, storytelling and food. You can go there tonight and Saturday 7 to 9pm.

Roll up for the Magical Mystery Drive! It's WYSO's Fall Fund Drive and, to celebrate, your weekly musical multivitamin, the Jewel Case, is spinning our favorite covers of Beatles tunes. The Fab Four cast a long shadow over Music, and we'll be chasing it all over the map tonight, with interpretations from everyone from Aretha Franklin to Al DiMeola to Eddie Izzard to Soundgarden, and a whole bunch more.

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