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Dayton Public Schools Superintendent Elizabeth Lolli. The district's plans for the 2020-2021 school year have been developing quickly.
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Dayton Public Schools Superintendent Elizabth Lolli says that whenever a student tests positive for the coronavirus, their school will shut down and move online temporarily.

Dr. Lolli’s most recent message to DPS parents outlines the district's plan for dealing with active COVID cases in schools.

Screenshot from 'His Story: America Through the Eyes of the Black Man'
NABJ Dayton Chapter

On Saturday, the Dayton Chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists released a documentary about what it’s like to be a black man in America.

The Flyer Pep Band outside of Friday's basketball game. The Flyers' victory brings their win streak to 18 straight games and puts them in position to earn a top seed in the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament.
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On Friday the University of Dayton Flyers won their 18th straight game and the Atlantic 10 Conference regular season title. With just two games left before March Madness begins, the Flyers are now ranked third in the nation.

WYSO’s Jason Reynolds talked to fans around the UD campus...

It was 27 degrees outside UD Arena at game time, but Flyer Fever kept the fans warm. As they waited to get into the arena, the pep band started up an a capella version of the fight song.

Dayton, Ohio, is a city that is used to getting knocked flat on its back.

Fire Chief Jeffrey Payne reports there were no fatalities, four minor injuries resulting from a collapse, three minor injurites resulting from flying debris and four illnesses related to Monday's tornadoes.
Jerry Kenney / WYSO

Dayton officials say results are expected soon from Ohio Environmental Protection Agency drinking water quality tests in the wake of Monday's tornadoes.

A boil advisory remains in effect for many parts of Montgomery County until further notice.

At a press conference Tuesday, Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley says residents in affected areas can pick up free bottled water, ice and other assistance from multiple locations in the city. 

The city of Dayton has changed a lot over time. In his book "Lost Dayton, Ohio" Andrew Walsh describes many of the forces that have impacted neighborhoods and buildings in the Gem City. Some of the things that have caused the greatest changes to the layout of Dayton and the structures in the city have been urban renewal, the construction of highways, and the massive destruction that was caused by the Great Dayton Flood of 1913.

Some abandoned homes can be renovated and reused, but many others can't be saved and have been recommended for demolition.
Sheila Raghavendran / WYSO

WYSO Curious is our series where listeners ask questions and WYSO producers find the answers. Today we answer a question from two different listeners:  Jade Haygood and Mike.  They  asked us to find out what’s happening with vacant and abandoned homes in Dayton. They wanted to to know whether there’s a plan to deal with them and how that’s going.

Montgomery County Commissioner Dan Foley faces Republican State Rep. J. Todd Smith in House District 43.
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Ohio voters head to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 6, for this year’s midterm elections.

Among the statewide races on the ballot is House District 43, where Montgomery County Commissioner Dan Foley faces Republican State Rep. J. Todd Smith for the seat. Smith was appointed in the hotly contested district after Republican Jeff Rezabek left this summer to become a county juvenile court judge.

Republicans and Democrats will face off Tuesday in two separate races for seats in Montgomery County.

Miami Valley business owner and Republican candidate for Montgomery County Commissioner Doug Barry says he hopes he’ll be able to break a Democratic stronghold that’s controlled the commission for more than a dozen years.

Barry has served as a Miami Township Trustee since 2014. He’s operated the Barry staffing agency since 1998. He’s also been involved in numerous business and civic groups throughout his career.

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.”

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