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Reporter Zac Pitts is leaving WCPO-TV to return to Dayton’s WDTN-TV, the hometown station where he started his career as a teleprompter operator.

Pitts has been a Channel 9 daytime general assignment reporter for 18 months.

Starting Oct. 21, he will appear on Channel 2's “Living Dayton” noon-1 p.m. weekday lifestyle show with co-hosts Katie Kenney and Sallie Taylor, according to TVNewsCheck.

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Cenntro Motors, a Nevada-based company that develops all-electric commercial vehicles, has donated two electric trucks to the University of Dayton.

The two vehicles, unveiled Friday morning, will be plugged into service later this month to deliver mail and to be part of the university's parking services fleet.

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The University of Dayton is formally introducing Eric Spina as its next president. Spina will be the Catholic university's 19th leader, but  just the the second lay leader in UD's 165-year existence.

The University of Dayton established the nation’'s first undergraduate human rights studies program in 1998. The program is intended to produce intellectually adept students who can perform rigorous research and conduct high-quality analysis of critical questions in the area of human rights studies.

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The University of Dayton's new Mumma Radar Laboratory opened, not with bangs, but with lots of blips.

The state-of-the-art facility, in Kettering Laboratories, contains perhaps the most precise radars in the world, accurate to 1/10th of a micron or within a fraction of a human hair. They also don't take a lot of power. Lab Director Dr. Michael Wicks says they only need the power equivalent to 1/100th of a Christmas tree bulb.

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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.


Each day people from Lima to Cincinnati get their drinking water from an underground river known as the Great Miami Buried Valley Aquifer. It encompasses about 136 square miles and contains 1.5 trillion gallons of water

In fact, 1.6 million people rely on water from the Great Miami Aquifer, including companies like Procter and Gamble and the region's growing number of breweries.

Richard Dube is Vice President of Brewing and Quality for Christian Moerlein and he knows a thing or two about needing water.

Local artists Kelly and Kyle Phelps

Aug 2, 2013
Joel DeGrand for American Craft magazine

From their blue collar upbringing in New Castle, Indiana to their sculptural art work to their academic careers, Kelly Phelps (associate professor and acting chair of the department of Art at Xavier University), and his identical twin, Kyle Phelps (associate professor of Art at the University of Dayton), are featured in the June/July 2013 edition of internationally respected American Craft magazine and they are with our Jane Durrell to talk about their lives and their work.

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GE's electrical power systems business, with an eye toward the increasing need for power on airplanes, is about to open the first of its kind research facility on the campus of the University of Dayton. The EPISCENTER (Electrical Power Integrated Systems Center) will provide the floor space and infrastructure needed to test four complete electrical systems.

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Newts have the amazing distinction of being able to regenerate almost any body part. University of Dayton Biology Professor Panagiotis Tsonis does not know exactly why they do it or how they do it, only that they can do it. He wonders if the human body, where regeneration genes have apparently been silenced, can be turned back on. Tsonis thinks studying the newt's eye lens is the key and is involved in a research project now to learn more. Ann Thompson reports in "Focus on Technology."