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  Dayton, the sixth largest city in Ohio, has seen its industrial base decline dramatically over the decades. But the city has enacted new programs and policies to adapt to the new economy. Dayton also elected its new mayor last month, current City Commissioner Nan Whaley, who takes office in January. She joins us to talk about what she sees in the city’s future.

The Bond Hill non-profit organization People Working Cooperatively is expanding into Dayton. The agency says it will begin offer services in Greene, Montgomery and Preble counties in 2014.

Dayton, OH has a deep musical tradition that includes R&B/Funk bands like Slave, Zapp and The Ohio Players.  They also lay claim to a rich and storied history that includes notable acts such as Guided by Voices, Brainiac and The Breeders, featuring the Deal sisters Kim & Kelly.  But now singer-songwriter sisters Adelee & Gentry Gates have added to the Gem City’s music legacy with the album Nice to Meet You….

Brian O’Donnell talks with Ron Kaplan from the National Aviation Hall of Fame about the recently announced class of famed aviators and astronauts and the October 4 induction ceremony. The Hall of Fame is located at the National Museum of the Air Force just up the road in Dayton, Ohio.

City of Dayton, Ohio

Dayton-based Standard Register is purchasing another Dayton company, WorkflowOne, in a deal worth $218 million.

Standard Register says it expects to achieve $1 billion in annual revenue and $40 million in annual savings thanks to the deal. A release says WorkFlowOne will initially operate as a subsidiary with its CEO staying on in an advisory role.

The combined company has 4000 employees, including more than 900 in Dayton.

Cityfolk

One of Dayton's biggest arts organizations is canceling its upcoming season. Cityfolk says several years of financial challenges led to the decision to forgo the 2013-2014 season and the 2014 festival.

The organization says low attendance at this year's festival, and declining ticket sales and sponsorships were also factors. Cityfolk is pulling out of a partnership deal with the Dayton Art Institute as well.

Three Dayton-area newspapers are ceasing publication.

North Carolina-based Civitas Media says it is shutting down the Springboro Sun, the Kettering-Oakwood Times, and the Centerville-Washington Township Times.

The company's CEO Michael Bush says Civitas is focused on serving rural communities and these three papers don't fit that business model. It's also shutting down five papers in North Carolina.

A news release says affected employees are being offered positions elsewhere in the company.

Federal officials investigating Saturday’s plane crash at the Dayton Air Show say it may take up to a year before the cause of the crash can be determined.

An initial coroner’s report say that 44-year-old wing-walker Jane Wicker and the plane’s pilot, 64-year-old Charlie Schwenker, died of blunt force trauma.

The National Transportation Safety Board expects to release an initial report later this week. The NTSB is also requesting anyone with video or pictures of the crash to submit them to air show officials to help with the investigation.

Wright-Patt considering major cuts

Feb 8, 2013
Michelle Gigante / U.S. Air Force photo

Officials at Wright Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton say that under guidance from the Department of Defense, they have begun planning for a potential 15 percent of their operating budget reduction as a result of sequestration. 

Col. Cassie Barlow says a furlough of civilian employees isn’t out of the question but it would be a last resort.

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