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.

photo of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
JESS MADOR / WYSO

Officials at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Fairborn are investigating what led to Thursday’s false report of an active shooter situation on the base. The incident caused an hours-long lockdown and prompted response from multiple local agencies.

There’s new information about the fatal police shooting of John Crawford III, a black man who was killed by white police officer Sean Williams in a Dayton area Walmart in 2014.

In a deposition related to a federal wrongful death lawsuit, officer Sean Williams said he did not see Crawford point a gun at anyone at the Walmart store.

The employment status of two high-ranking Dayton Public Schools administrators is now up in the air.

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.

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.

 

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