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Cox Enterprises Inc. today announced an agreement with a company called Apollo Global Management to buy a majority stake in Cox Media Group’s broadcast operations in Ohio. The deal includes television and radio stations, and newspapers, such as the Dayton Daily News.

A spokesperson for Cox Enterprises declined to provide WYSO with a comment on the announcement.

The Great Miami River is connected to the Great Miami Buried Valley Aquifer, where Dayton gets its water.
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City officials report all water-quality samples collected by the City of Dayton after this week's massive water main break showed no signs of bacteria.

The city canceled its water boil advisory.

A boil advisory remains in effect for parts of Montgomery County.

The county posted a searchable address list that customers can use to see if they are on the boil advisory list at www.mcohio.org/water.

County officials stress the advisory is not countywide.

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Results from water-quality tests are expected by Friday evening after an overnight water main break and leak under the Great Miami River that left thousands of residents without water or with low water pressure.

Investigators have not yet released the exact cause of the break. The affected line was located just west of the Keowee Street Bridge, a spokesperson for Dayton says.

The state announced a dozen marijuana-cultivation licenses for locations across Ohio.
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Dayton voters yesterday overwhelmingly voted in favor of decriminalizing minor marijuana and hashish possession.

Ballot Issue 8 passed with nearly three-quarters of the vote. 

It was an advisory election. Passage opens the door to the possibility of Dayton decriminalizing misdemeanor hashish and marijuana offenses in the future.

Changes could include reducing the financial penalties for possessing up to 100 grams of marijuana, and small quantities of hashish.

Under current law, such offenses carry a fine of $150.

Greene County Career Center 

Greene County voters have approved a 1.03-mill levy to fund a new vocational school program.

The $62 million 20-year bond levy would help fund construction of a new Greene County Career Center in Xenia.

The measure’s passage means homeowners with property worth $100,000 will pay an additional $36 a year.

Career center officials say the new facility would support the expansion of vocational training related to aviation and aerospace industry jobs.

Ohio Senate District 5 

In Ohio’s 5th Senate District, voters elected Republican Steve Huffman over his Democratic opponent Paul Bradley.

Huffman is currently serving his second term in the Ohio House, representing the 80th District.

Huffman is a physician who’s sponsored a number of health care-related bills. 

The 5th District includes Trotwood, Harrison Township, and most of the city of Dayton.

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Ohio House of Representatives

District 40

Voters Tuesday elected Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer to represent Ohio House District 40. The Republican Plummer won by more than 20 points over his Democratic opponent Ryan Rebecca Taylor.

Law enforcement veteran Plummer announced his bid for the seat last December.

His tenure has spanned a period of controversy at the sheriff's office, which has come under scrutiny in recent years for multiple allegations of prisoner mistreatment.

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