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WYSO Evening News Update: Lawsuit filed against Lebanon, Ohio over abortion ban; Steve Dackin picked as superintendent of Ohio schools

Five Rivers Health Centers Ribbon Cutting
Claire Myree
Five Rivers Health Centers officials say they hope to eliminate hurdles preventing equity in healthcare.

Here is your WYSO Evening News Update for May 11, 2022 with Jerry Kenney:

  • Dackin picked as superintendent
    (Statehouse News Bureau) — Ohio’s public school system has a new chief. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports - the man who got the job had been working on finding someone for the job.
  • Suit filed against Lebanon, Ohio over abortion ban law
    (Statewide News Bureau) — A lawsuit has been filed against the city of Lebanon over its new law that prevents abortions from being performed within its borders. There are no abortion clinics in Lebanon and none planned there but Statehouse correspondent Jo Ingles reports the law is being challenged for another reason.
  • Five Rivers Health Centers opens new facility
    (WYSO) — This morning, Five Rivers Health Centers held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the grand opening of their Edgemont campus in Dayton. Center representatives say the new facility will offer a variety of comprehensive health care services. Dayton Mayor Jeffrey Mims Jr. was there and said it's difficult for many in the area to afford health care services. (But the new facility will offer care regardless of ability to pay. “This is very, very, very special to this community. This is a really, really, big step in the right direction," Mims said. The mayor also noted that because the facility was funded by donations and loans, taxpayers won’t have to foot the bill.
Jerry began volunteering at WYSO in 1991 and hosting Sunday night's Alpha Rhythms in 1992. He joined the YSO staff in 2007 as Morning Edition Host, then All Things Considered. He's hosted Sunday morning's WYSO Weekend since 2008 and produced several radio dramas and specials . In 2009 Jerry received the Best Feature award from Public Radio News Directors Inc., and was named the 2023 winner of the Ohio Associated Press Media Editors Best Anchor/News Host award. His current, heart-felt projects include the occasional series Bulletin Board Diaries, which focuses on local, old-school advertisers and small business owners. He has also returned as the co-host Alpha Rhythms.
Desmond Winton-Finklea, an avid listener to NPR, is WYSO’s Marketing & Social Media Manager. He oversees marketing and communications for platforms, including its websites, apps, streams, emails and social media accounts. Desmond has attended Central State University and the International College of Broadcasting. Hired directly out of school, he began working for Dayton-area television stations as a multimedia specialist and an editor of video, audio and digital content. Desmond aims to use his plethora of experience and knowledge to expand WYSO’s digital presence.