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WYSO Daily News Update: October 24, 2022

Your WYSO Daily News Update for October 24, 2022, with Jerry Kenney.

  • Drought conditions in Southwest Ohio: Southwest Ohio is going through an abnormal drought period right now. That's according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. Some of those droughts are even more severe toward the central plains. WYSO’s Alejandro Figueroa reports.
  • Local, Former Doctor Arrested: On Friday, a former Yellow Springs doctor was arrested and accused of sex crimes. Donald Gronbeck has been Indicted by a Greene County Grand Jury on 50 counts. He’s facing counts of rape, sexual battery, gross sexual imposition and sexual imposition. A press conference with more information about the indictment is scheduled for Monday afternoon.
  • Dayton welcomes exchange students: Over the weekend, Dayton welcomed 18 students and 3 teachers from Bosnia and Herzegovina as part of an exchange program. WYSO’s Jason Reynolds was there.
  • Supporters of Third Grade Reading Guarantee: Among the topics that could be getting more attention when state lawmakers return from break is Ohio’s third grade reading guarantee. A bipartisan bill would end the mandate to retain a student in third grade if they don’t pass their reading test. But some education researchers believe that’s a step in the wrong direction. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports.
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.