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.

For the first time, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base will have privatized water service. The new service provider stands to gain hundreds of millions of dollars from the deal.

 

The Department of Justice has allocated nearly $3 million to Ohio's southern federal court district to supplement drug court programs as part of a national initiative to curb opioid abuse.

Franklin Township officials are moving forward with plans to relocate a 90-year-old confederate monument.

School board candidates from three districts in the Miami Valley are set to speak tonight at a forum sponsored by the Dayton NAACP.

Traffic cameras will officially be activated in Dayton next month, according to a press release issued by the city.

State school report cards were released Thursday. The annual Ohio Department of Education evaluations measure the educational performance of districts across the state.

The city of Dayton has been officially designated a Welcoming City, a status officials hope will spur economic development.

 

A panel of public school advocates and experts convened Tuesday to discuss the crowded race for Dayton School Board seats this fall.

Accidental drug overdose deaths have decreased in Montgomery County over the past few months, according to a new report from the Community Overdose Action Team task force.

Southern Poverty Law Center

White racial extremism is on the rise in the Miami Valley, according to Dr. Arthur Jipson, a University of Dayton professor who has studied the movement for over 20 years. And, he says, activity is not expected to decrease over the next few years.

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