Emily McCord

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is going ahead with a planned stop in the Dayton area, but the campaign says the focus will be on helping victims of Superstorm Sandy. The Tuesday event at Fairmont High School in Kettering is scheduled to start at 11 a.m. A Romney spokeswoman said the event will be "a disaster relief event where Gov. Romney may make brief remarks." Another Romney event in Lima Tuesday has been canceled. Romney and President Obama had canceled campaign stops Monday as Sandy bore down on the U.S. coast.

The first day of class begins today at Antioch College in Yellow Springs. After closing in 2008 because of financial problems, it opens to 35 new students. This inaugural class gets free tuition, and plays an important role building on the traditions of Antioch. But as Emily McCord of member station WYSO reports, the students also feel a responsibility to resurrect the school for a community eager to see a thriving college again. Desiree Nickells stands in her kitchen in Yellow Springs, preparing a pesto made from her garden and an organic salad.

The payday lending industry is threatening to pull out of Ohio after passage of tough new regulations covering short term loans.

Now, at least two dozen credit unions are preparing to fill in the gap by offering an alternative they call "stretch pay."

Members have access to $250 line of credit for an annual fee of $35 and lower interest rates than those of payday lenders.