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Following in Cincinnati's trail, Dayton is getting a bike share program.

City Commissioners Wednesday approved the final piece of a financial agreement to support the program.

The Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority will operate and maintain the system. Plans call for about 225 bikes and 22 stations located within a two-mile radius of downtown. The bikes will be "RTA-green."

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley is appointing a task force to consider the future of a Gem City landmark.

Dayton's Arcade is listed on the National Register of Historic Places but has been empty since the 1990's. The once glittering building has fallen into disrepair following years of neglect.

In a release, Whaley's office says the task force will review and assess the Arcade for redevelopment along with nine surrounding buildings.

Teachers deliver alarming allegations against charter school

Jul 16, 2014
Andy Chow / Ohio Public Radio

The state board of education is launching an investigation into at least one charter school after hearing disturbing testimony from a group of former teachers.

Sexual misconduct, racism, teacher intimidation, questionable testing policies, and mishandling of complaints about those claims were among the allegations the teachers brought to the state board of education meeting.

The teachers were all former employees of the Horizon Science Academy Dayton High School, a charter school managed by the Chicago-based Concept Schools.

Mound Business Park

The Dayton Development Coalition has been busy lining up businesses to move into a region that in less than a decade was hit hard by the loss of NCR, GM and DHL.

Just this month there have been three major announcements:

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The Dayton Flyers' Men's NCAA basketball tournament run brought in more than just good press for the University of Dayton.

A study commissioned by two Dayton City Commissioners finds the team's unexpected success generated increased publicity for the city as well.

UPDATE:

Dayton Police Chief Richard Biehl says the suspect is 59-year-old Neil Moore, a former VA housekeeping employee. The victim is 61-year-old Paul Burnside. He is a VA employee. The shooting took place in a basement break room at the VAMC as Burnside struggled with Moore. It is uncertain if the two knew each other.

A gun, described as a revolver by the FBI, has been found in the suspect's vehicle and is believed to be the weapon in question.

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Dayton has a new fire chief. Jeff Payne is assuming the position full-time.

He has been interim Fire Chief since July 1, 2013.

Payne is a 25-year veteran of the Dayton Fire Department. He'll oversee more than 350 firefighters, paramedics, EMTs and support staff and a budget of about $36 million.

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Dayton's new mayor officially takes office Monday morning at a 10 o'clock ceremony.

Mayor-elect Nan Whaley becomes the city's second female mayor. The first was Rhine McLin who served two terms from 2002 to 2010.

Commissioner Joey Williams and Commissioner-elect Jeffrey Mims Jr are also being sworn in to 4-year terms. This is Williams fourth term and Mims' first.

The ceremony will take place at the Dayton Convention Center.

Cityfolk

The board of the Dayton arts organization Cityfolk has voted to dissolve the group. The unanimous vote comes five months after Cityfolk canceled its 2013-2014 season and the annual summer music festival.

In a release, the board says Cityfolk's assets will be transferred to the University of Dayton. Its records and files are being donated to Wright State's Special Collections and Archives.

Our decision was a difficult one, but the right one," says Cityfolk President Matt Dunn.

The group was founded in 1980 to present ethnic and traditional folk arts.

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