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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.
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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.
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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.”

The Stanley Family plot at Woodland Cemetery.
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Dayton's Woodland Cemetery is curating a special event this weekend: commemorating the 140th burial anniversary of notable Dayton resident Matilda Stanley, known as "Queen of the Gypsies." The cemetery's Manager of Development and Marketing Angie Hoschouer spoke with WYSO's Niki Dakota on Excursions about the event, and the history of the Stanley family.

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A nonprofit focused on attracting and retaining young creatives and professionals in Dayton has a new director. UpDayton has announced entrepreneur Lauren White will lead the organization as it celebrates its 10th anniversary.

The group was launched in response to the economic downturn and a desire to boost Dayton’s creative economy and quality of life. A decade after its founding, WYSO’s Sheila Raghavendran looks at how UpDayton's mission has evolved, and what might be next. 

Auditor Keith and Inspector Joe Harris check a pump for skimmers
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The Montgomery County auditor’s office says there were no credit card skimmers found in a countywide sweep of gas pumps carried out last weekend in conjunction with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Skimmers are small devices designed to steal credit card information. And while none were found at the more 120 gas stations checked across the county, Auditor Karl Keith says there is still reason for concern.

Zakiya Sankara-Jabar and her son Amir
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A new WYSO analysis of state education data show Ohio school officials issued over 30,000 suspensions to kindergarten through third-grade students during the 2016 school year. In Dayton, the same data show hundreds of younger students are removed from classrooms each year.

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