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.

Details of a plan to merge the governments of the City of Dayton and Montgomery County were revealed yesterday by members of the non-profit group Dayton Together.

They’re aiming to create what’s called a metro-style government, partially modeled after the 2003 merger of the city of Louisville and its surrounding county.

Xenia City Council is preparing to put a new 3 to 4 mill operating levy on November’s ballot. They're trying to avoid a $1 million deficit.

The City of Trotwood is hiring full-time firefighters for the first time in years. The city is one of many in the Dayton-area now facing a shortage.

 

There's more snow in today's forecast, and that's causing several school delays in the Miami Valley. 

Right now, Beavercreek City Schools, Bellbrook-Sugarcreek Schools, Eaton Community Schools, Fairborn City Schools, Huber Heights Schools, Lebanon City Schools, and Preble Shawnee Local Schools are all on a two-hour delay.

You can check for updates here.

 

The state of Ohio recently allotted $9.1 million to fund mental health services for kids kindergarten age and younger. It’s all part of a larger effort to prevent these kids from getting expelled or suspended from school.

More snow is in the forecast today, and as a result several schools in the area are closed or on delays this morning.

The City of Dayton has appointed a new city manager. Shelley Dickstein has been acting as interim city manager since Warren Price stepped down last September.

 

City of Dayton officials have approved preliminary plans by development companies Cross Street Partners and Miller-Valentine to turn part of Dayton Arcade into affordable housing units geared towards Dayton’s creative community.

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