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Accused I-75 wrong-way driver has previous intoxication, wrong-way cases
 A man accused of being under the influence and causing a wrong-way crash on Interstate 75 in Dayton on Saturday had an open court case for public intoxication and was cited in 2016 for driving the wrong-way on a one-way street, according to court records.  Glenn Ellis, 47, of Dayton, was suspected to be under the influence of drugs or...

Posted: 16 hours ago

A man accused of being under the influence and causing a wrong-way crash on Interstate 75 in Dayton on Saturday had an open court case for public intoxication and was cited in 2016 for driving the wrong-way on a one-way street, according to court records.  Glenn Ellis, 47, of Dayton, was suspected to be under the influence of drugs or...
Defying odds: 3 men survive Dayton wrong-way interstate crash
 The odds of dying in a wrong-way crash on an Ohio interstate are about 100 times greater than in other collisions. Three Dayton men beat those odds early Saturday and survived. Anthony Revels, 59, and his passenger Michael Jackson, 53, were traveling southbound on Interstate 75 through downtown Dayton when Glenn Ellis Jr., 47, a driver police...

Posted: 19 hours ago

The odds of dying in a wrong-way crash on an Ohio interstate are about 100 times greater than in other collisions. Three Dayton men beat those odds early Saturday and survived. Anthony Revels, 59, and his passenger Michael Jackson, 53, were traveling southbound on Interstate 75 through downtown Dayton when Glenn Ellis Jr., 47, a driver police...
Beerman Thanksgiving: the early feasts
Siblings from Huber Heights, Keegan Clay, 4, and Madison Clay, 2, go through the line at the second annual "A Feast of Giving" on Thursday, Nov. 25 at the Dayton Convention Center. The event, which began in 2009 as a replacement for the Beerman Thanksgiving Day Dinner that had been a Dayton tradition for 40 years.

Posted: 22 hours ago

Siblings from Huber Heights, Keegan Clay, 4, and Madison Clay, 2, go through the line at the second annual "A Feast of Giving" on Thursday, Nov. 25 at the Dayton Convention Center. The event, which began in 2009 as a replacement for the Beerman Thanksgiving Day Dinner that had been a Dayton tradition for 40 years.
East Dayton neighborhood copes with the loss of its only grocery store
 Soon after a Nov. 9 fire destroyed the Food For Less store at 3129 E. Third St., Hearth Community Place, where Gilbert works, provided food to more than 100 new families. The group already helps provide food for 500 families. Residents near the Food For Less are just starting to feel the loss of the store. Some parts of the city have been...

Posted: 22 hours ago

Soon after a Nov. 9 fire destroyed the Food For Less store at 3129 E. Third St., Hearth Community Place, where Gilbert works, provided food to more than 100 new families. The group already helps provide food for 500 families. Residents near the Food For Less are just starting to feel the loss of the store. Some parts of the city have been...
A devastating fire cost this Dayton neighborhood its only grocery store, and services are struggling to keep up
 When fire destroyed an East Dayton grocery store this month, food advocates say it revealed how fragile access to healthy food is for many Dayton residents with low incomes and poor options for transportation. “The needs aren’t always in other countries,” said Carol Gilbert, the director of a food pantry in East Dayton....

Posted: 23 hours ago

When fire destroyed an East Dayton grocery store this month, food advocates say it revealed how fragile access to healthy food is for many Dayton residents with low incomes and poor options for transportation. “The needs aren’t always in other countries,” said Carol Gilbert, the director of a food pantry in East Dayton....
Dayton grocery fire: Kroger, others offer help to neighborhood
 In response to the recent fire that destroyed the Food For Less on East Third Street in Dayton, another grocer is sponsoring five food distributions for families impacted through The Foodbank’s Mobile Food Pantry. The first distribution will be Tuesday at The FoodBank, followed by four weekly distributions through Dec. 21 at Laborers&rsquo...

Posted: 3 days ago

In response to the recent fire that destroyed the Food For Less on East Third Street in Dayton, another grocer is sponsoring five food distributions for families impacted through The Foodbank’s Mobile Food Pantry. The first distribution will be Tuesday at The FoodBank, followed by four weekly distributions through Dec. 21 at Laborers&rsquo...
Democrats name new Montgomery County clerk of courts
 Russ Joseph, a longtime Dayton Municipal Court chief deputy clerk and brother of Dayton City Commissioner Matt Joseph, was selected by county Democrats on Thursday to permanently succeed Greg Brush as Montgomery County clerk of courts. RELATED: Longtime county court clerk Greg Brush to retire Russ Joseph, 40, replaces Brush, who retired Oct...

Posted: 4 days ago

Russ Joseph, a longtime Dayton Municipal Court chief deputy clerk and brother of Dayton City Commissioner Matt Joseph, was selected by county Democrats on Thursday to permanently succeed Greg Brush as Montgomery County clerk of courts. RELATED: Longtime county court clerk Greg Brush to retire Russ Joseph, 40, replaces Brush, who retired Oct...
Montgomery County Democrats name new clerk of courts
 Russ Joseph, a longtime Dayton Municipal Court chief deputy clerk and brother of Dayton City Commissioner Matt Joseph, was selected by county Democrats on Thursday to permanently succeed Greg Brush as Montgomery County clerk of courts. Russ Joseph replaces Brush, who retired Oct. 31 to take a job as chief administrator for the Hamilton County...

Posted: 4 days ago

Russ Joseph, a longtime Dayton Municipal Court chief deputy clerk and brother of Dayton City Commissioner Matt Joseph, was selected by county Democrats on Thursday to permanently succeed Greg Brush as Montgomery County clerk of courts. Russ Joseph replaces Brush, who retired Oct. 31 to take a job as chief administrator for the Hamilton County...
County spending on jail lawsuits tops $1M
 The amount of taxpayer money spent defending and settling a spate of lawsuits against the Montgomery County Jail soared above a million dollars Tuesday when county commissioners approved a $380,000 payout to Emily Evans. Evans, then 27, was brought to the jail in 2014 on a drunk driving charge. The lawsuit claimed Evans was was threatened...

Posted: 6 days ago

The amount of taxpayer money spent defending and settling a spate of lawsuits against the Montgomery County Jail soared above a million dollars Tuesday when county commissioners approved a $380,000 payout to Emily Evans. Evans, then 27, was brought to the jail in 2014 on a drunk driving charge. The lawsuit claimed Evans was was threatened...
Kettering residents hear plan for 14% water rate increase

Posted: 6 days ago

About a quarter of all customers receiving water and sewer service from Montgomery County are in Kettering where on Tuesday county officials gave the first of 10 public meetings scheduled to discuss a 14-percent rate increase planned for 2018. Joe Tuss, Montgomery County administrator, told about 80 people at a regularly scheduled Kettering...
Jail captain charged with assault for pepper-spraying inmate
 The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office captain whose pepper-spraying of a restrained inmate — and disappearance of records of the incident — spurred a federal probe and civil lawsuit pleaded not guilty today to a misdemeanor assault charge. Capt. Judith Sealey was charged in Dayton Municipal Court on Nov. 8 for pepper spraying...

Posted: 6 days ago

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office captain whose pepper-spraying of a restrained inmate — and disappearance of records of the incident — spurred a federal probe and civil lawsuit pleaded not guilty today to a misdemeanor assault charge. Capt. Judith Sealey was charged in Dayton Municipal Court on Nov. 8 for pepper spraying...