Historical photos of St. Elizabeth's Hospital at the Special Collections and Archives Center at Wright State University.
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Much of what remains of St. Elizabeth’s Hospital can be found on the fourth floor of the library at Wright State University. Old staff photos, patient intake records, and weathered maps of the hospital’s campus are all kept at the Special Collections and Archives Center at the university. The artifacts were donated to the school after the hospital closed.

“The hospital had three separate pieces of land...it was gigantic,” says archivist Bill Stolz, who helps maintain the collection. “They had an orchard, animals, and a small working farm.”

Blues musician Guy Davis
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Celebrate the beginning of the fall season and learning about the force that causes falling - gravity. Activities and demonstrations take place and allow everyone to experience the concept of gravity in a variety of situations. This is at The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, on Saturday, 9am to 3pm.

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4,854 people died of accidental drug overdoses in Ohio last year, according to official stats from the Ohio Department of Health. That’s more than 13 people a day, and a 20 percent increase over 2016. But, Gov. John Kasich says there is still some good news in those numbers.

It's hard to believe that, in the nearly-3-year history of The Jewel Case, we've never done car songs as a theme. That changes tonight at 8 Eastern. Join us for "MOTORVATIN'": 2 hours of tunes about cars and driving from everyone from The Dixie Hummingbirds to Rush to Lightnin' Hopkins to Public Enemy, and loads more to boot. Hop in- we're all gassed up and waiting.

Another Roman Catholic diocese in Ohio plans to make public the names of priests who have been accused of sexual abuse.

The Catholic Diocese of Columbus said Wednesday it intends to release a list within the next few months that will include priests who've been credibly accused of abuse, both living or dead.

The diocese says in a statement that the diocese understands it's an important step to restore confidence in the church and its clergy.

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The American Civil Liberties Union is asking another Ohio city to repeal a law that makes panhandling a minor criminal offense.

At issue is an ordinance in Chillicothe in southern Ohio that addresses "suspicious persons" and which prohibits soliciting donations by an individual.

The Chillicothe Gazette reported Wednesday that the ACLU asked the city in a letter last month to overturn the law. The civil rights group pointed to U.S. Supreme Court rulings that say requests for monetary contributions are protected speech.

The Path: A Teenager Talks Life, Family And Music

Sep 27, 2018
Sethaniel Weaver
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My name is Sethaniel Weaver. I am 16 years old and attend the Dayton Early College Academy, a millennial in the chaotic fast paced world of the twenty first century.

What I see in today’s society that teens are dying left to right from suicide, drugs and even murder. There are things I value in life that I believe have kept me on a path towards positive living and success. Those things that I value are: God, family, and music. I value those things because they have made me the person that I am today.

Some of Dayton's finest local musicians cite Tom Petty among their influences, and on Saturday, September 29, they'll pay tribute to the late artist on stage at the Yellow Cab.  Organizer Shelly Hulce and musician Trey Stone joined Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt in the WYSO studio to discuss the process of creating Breakdown! A Celebration of Tom Petty.

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Harold Hensley returned to the WYSO studios ahead of the release of his debut solo album, Midnight Savings Time (Magnaphone Records). Hensley performed a live acoustic set on Kaleidoscope and talked with host Juliet Fromholt about writing and recording the album.

Harold Hensley will celebrate the release of Midnight Savings Time on Friday, September 28 at the Yellow Cab in downtown Dayton. Learn more at: https://www.facebook.com/events/293950288065248/

We live in highly compressed times. Everything is moving super fast; social media, the news cycle, climate change, political scandals, you name it. And with this barrage of information our attention spans are getting overloaded. Many readers would never consider bothering to read a 300 page book. Not enough time they would say. Too busy.