April Laissle

April Laissle is a graduate of Ohio University and comes to WYSO from WOUB Public Media in Athens, Ohio where she worked as a weekend host and reporter.  There, she reported on everything from food insecurity to 4-H chicken competitions. April interned at KQED Public Radio in San Francisco, where she focused on health reporting. She also worked on The Broad Experience, a New-York based podcast about women and workplace issues. In her spare time, April loves traveling, trying new recipes and binge-listening to podcasts. April is a Florida native and has been adjusting to Ohio weather since 2011.

State Rep. and House Democratic Leader Fred Strahorn is expected to take questions from the public Monday at a town hall meeting in Dayton. The event was organized by the activist group Dayton Indivisible For All to call attention to the ongoing state budget process.

Governor Kasich must sign the two-year budget bill by the end of this month. State legislators recently cut $800 million out of the upcoming budget due to lower than expected tax revenues.

A federal mediator has suspended contract negotiations with representatives of Dayton Public Schools and the teachers union, after the two parties reached a stalemate.

The Yellow Springs village council has named inter

Antioch University Midwest is planning to sell its building in Yellow Springs.

Flanked by U-Haul moving trucks, more than 100 teachers rallied outside a Dayton Public Schools board meeting Wednesday night amid ongoing contract negotiations.

Wright State programs could be cut, and more than 100 employees could be let go under the university's upcoming Fiscal Year 2018 budget proposal. School officials are expected to release details of the plan at a finance committee meeting May 19.

As many as 120 employees could be let go, Wright State officials say.

More than 150 people attended an open house at the a Bellbrook Mosque over the weekend.

About 50 people attended a Dayton Public Schools town hall meeting on Wednesday to discuss transportation issues.

Dayton Public Schools is hosting a series of town hall meetings this month, in part to offer solutions to ongoing problems with district transportation. The first event is scheduled for May 10th.


A day after a second Republican came into the race for governor, a fourth candidate has announced campaign for the Democratic nomination.

Dayton Public Schools teachers are prepared to strike if contract negotiations with the school district don’t improve, ac

Amid an ongoing budget crisis, Wright State University’s credit ranking has been downgraded.

President Trump signed an executive order this week calling for a report on changes needed to reform visa programs for international workers. Advocates say this could lead to a reduction in foreign labor in the United States.

Wright State University recently released the long-awaited results from a 2015 audit into the school’s finances and potential conflicts of interest.

Students and Faculty at Wright State University are set to protest the University’s financial decisions Friday during a Board of Trustees meeting.

The Dayton Arcade is now one step closer to reopening, thanks to a new agreement approved by Dayton City Commission.

Monday, April 3, is the last day to register to vote in the primary election this May.

A new report ranks Montgomery County near the bottom of the list of Ohio counties when it comes to public health. County officials say the dramatic increase in opioid overdoses is a contributing factor.

The Montgomery County Board of Developmental Disabilities Services is taking steps to sell 4 of its facilities.


Wright State University President David Hopkins has announced he’ll officially leave office Friday, three months earlier than his scheduled retirement. Hopkins had said last May he planned to step down in June, when his contract officially expired. He’s served as Wright State president for about 10 years.

After several years of planning, Montgomery County Agricultural Society officials say the Montgomery County Fair has found a new home at Judge Arthur O. Fisher Park in Jefferson Township.

Universities across the Miami Valley could feel the impact of President Donald Trump’s revised executive order on immigration and refugees.

Community leaders are set to form a Justice Committee in response to controversies at the Montgomery County Jail.

The World Relief Columbus refugee-resettlement agency is set to close this summer due, agency officials say, to President Trump’s recent executive order in January limiting the number of refugees admitted to the United States.

Officials with Dayton’s refugee resettlement agency are keeping close tabs on court actions related to President Donald Trump’s recent executive immigration order. The controversial order banned travel from seven Muslim-majority countries for 90 days, and banned all refugees from entering the country for 120 days. A federal court ruling Friday temporarily halted the ban, which is now the subject of a legal battle experts say may ultimately reach the U.S. Supreme Court.

Nearly one week after President Trump's executive order banning refugees from the United States for 120 days, Dayton's refugee resettlement agency has had to shift its priorities.

The agency was slated to resettle more than 60 refugees in the next 4 months, but those plans are now on hold following President Donald Trump’s freeze on refugee resettlement. Trump says the order’s purpose is to give the government time to reassess their vetting system.

Lawmakers are now sifting through the latest budget proposal from Gov. John Kasich.

It was a hectic weekend for international education coordinators at Dayton-area universities.

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