Homelessness in Montgomery County is on the rise. The two biggest shelters reported a 12 percent increase in need last year. But some people aren't in the shelters at all. They're living on the streets. For a pastor in Dayton the homeless problem has become personal. Ryan Riddel spent the month of January living in a van in downtown Dayton. As Emily McCord reports, Riddell chose to live this way to understand the lives of the homeless better. Also available here.
Juliet Fromholt gives a preview of WYSO's upcoming Silent Auction and Wine, Chocolate & Cheese Tasting, February 12th at the Nutter Center. Click here to purchase tickets.
In this week's PoliticsOhio, Emily McCord speaks with Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler about the criticism facing Kasich on the lack of minorites in his cabinet. Also, the plan to privatize Ohio's Department of Development comes closer to reality. Finally, they discuss new attempts to opt out of the federal health care mandate. Also available here.