Josh Sweigart

Josh Sweigart investigates government waste, fraud and abuse as a member of the I-Team. His stories focus on government spending in southwest Ohio, as well as the statehouse and U.S. Capitol. Sweigart has won several awards for investigative reporting from the Associated Press Society of Ohio. He has worked for Cox Media Group since 2007, and in addition to writing for the Dayton Daily News has covered Clark County government for the Springfield News-Sun and Butler County government for the Hamilton JournalNews and Middletown Journal. He also collaborates on I-Team stories with WHIO-TV. Sweigart is a graduate of Wright State University and Wayne High School in Huber Heights.  Find @ITeamOhio on Twitter Find I-Team on Facebook

Latest from Josh Sweigart

More public officials dinged for ethics violations
 The Greene County developmental disabilities superintendent, a Harveysburg village council member and two state government administrators were among 26 public officials the Ohio Ethics Commission entered into settlement agreements with last year to resolve alleged ethics violations. This is an increase from 2016, when the state agency reprimanded...

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The Greene County developmental disabilities superintendent, a Harveysburg village council member and two state government administrators were among 26 public officials the Ohio Ethics Commission entered into settlement agreements with last year to resolve alleged ethics violations. This is an increase from 2016, when the state agency reprimanded...
Charter school failure could be largest in state history
 Parents of more than 1,000 students across the region are scrambling to find new schools for their children just days away from what could be the largest charter school failure in state history. The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, an online school, notified parents this week they could suspend operations Jan. 19 as they work out issues...

Posted: 4 days ago

Parents of more than 1,000 students across the region are scrambling to find new schools for their children just days away from what could be the largest charter school failure in state history. The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, an online school, notified parents this week they could suspend operations Jan. 19 as they work out issues...
Shoveling your sidewalk is the law in many local cities
 Many local cities have ordinances requiring homeowners or building occupants to clear their sidewalks of ice and snow, though some rules are rarely enforced. A Dayton city law passed in 2014 says, “It shall be the duty of the owner or of the occupant of each and every parcel of real estate in the city abutting upon any sidewalk...

Posted: 4 days ago

Many local cities have ordinances requiring homeowners or building occupants to clear their sidewalks of ice and snow, though some rules are rarely enforced. A Dayton city law passed in 2014 says, “It shall be the duty of the owner or of the occupant of each and every parcel of real estate in the city abutting upon any sidewalk...
President Trump taps Kettering vice mayor Rob Scott for SBA post
 Kettering Vice Mayor Rob Scott started a new full-time job this week as regional administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration for the Great Lakes Region, which covers six-states including Ohio. The post was appointed by President Donald Trump. Scott was an early Trump supporter, served as Trump’s deputy campaign manager in...

Posted: 5 days ago

Kettering Vice Mayor Rob Scott started a new full-time job this week as regional administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration for the Great Lakes Region, which covers six-states including Ohio. The post was appointed by President Donald Trump. Scott was an early Trump supporter, served as Trump’s deputy campaign manager in...
What does Huber Heights medical pot ban mean for planned growing site there?
 A vote by Huber Heights city council this week to ban medical marijuana in the city will end a proposed small-scale growing facility on Executive Boulevard that got a license from the state of Ohio to open after initially getting a green light from the city. City law director Gerald McDonald shied council members away from discussing whether...

Posted: 6 days ago

A vote by Huber Heights city council this week to ban medical marijuana in the city will end a proposed small-scale growing facility on Executive Boulevard that got a license from the state of Ohio to open after initially getting a green light from the city. City law director Gerald McDonald shied council members away from discussing whether...
Appeals court upholds judge’s order in Dayton ‘racial profiling’ case
 An appeals court upheld a Montgomery County judge’s ruling that a gun and drugs Dayton police found in a traffic stop should be thrown out as evidence because officers had no justification for pulling over the driver. The Second District Court of Appeals’ Dec. 29 ruling did not go into Montgomery County Common Pleas Court Judge...

Posted: 7 days ago

An appeals court upheld a Montgomery County judge’s ruling that a gun and drugs Dayton police found in a traffic stop should be thrown out as evidence because officers had no justification for pulling over the driver. The Second District Court of Appeals’ Dec. 29 ruling did not go into Montgomery County Common Pleas Court Judge...
11 Dayton Daily News investigations that shaped 2017
 From conditions at county jails to child brides to abuse of power and government waste, fraud and failure, our I-Team and other reporters at the Dayton Daily News delivered in 2017 investigative journalism that shed a spotlight on community issues and led to change.  This in-depth reporting is made possible by your subscription and readership...

Posted: 18 days ago

From conditions at county jails to child brides to abuse of power and government waste, fraud and failure, our I-Team and other reporters at the Dayton Daily News delivered in 2017 investigative journalism that shed a spotlight on community issues and led to change.  This in-depth reporting is made possible by your subscription and readership...
Children’s staff won’t be charged, but prosecutor critical of failure to report
 A judge on Thursday sentenced former Dayton Children’s Hospital doctor Arun Aggarwal to spend six more months behind bars then return to India for improperly touching the breasts of two teenage female patients. Aggarwal’s sentence from Montgomery County Common Pleas Judge Mary Wiseman was for 10 months, but he was given credit...

Posted: 19 days ago

A judge on Thursday sentenced former Dayton Children’s Hospital doctor Arun Aggarwal to spend six more months behind bars then return to India for improperly touching the breasts of two teenage female patients. Aggarwal’s sentence from Montgomery County Common Pleas Judge Mary Wiseman was for 10 months, but he was given credit...
Ex-doctor at Dayton Children’s sentenced for sex offenses
 Former Dayton Children’s Hospital Dr. Arun Aggarwal was sentenced Thursday to 10 months in prison and ordered to return to India upon his release after pleading guilty last week to four counts of gross sexual imposition stemming from allegations that the pediatric gastroenterologist inappropriately touched the breasts of two teenage...

Posted: 19 days ago

Former Dayton Children’s Hospital Dr. Arun Aggarwal was sentenced Thursday to 10 months in prison and ordered to return to India upon his release after pleading guilty last week to four counts of gross sexual imposition stemming from allegations that the pediatric gastroenterologist inappropriately touched the breasts of two teenage...
RTA union calls off New Year’s Day bus strike
 Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority buses will keep running through the new year after the union representing RTA drivers and mechanics pushed back a threatened strike, according to the incoming union president. Gerald Duncan, who will take over as president of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1385 after an election last weekend...

Posted: 20 days ago

Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority buses will keep running through the new year after the union representing RTA drivers and mechanics pushed back a threatened strike, according to the incoming union president. Gerald Duncan, who will take over as president of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1385 after an election last weekend...
With strike looming, RTA union changes leadership
 The union representing Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority drivers and mechanics has voted in a new president as they inch toward a potential strike set for New Year’s Day. Glenn Salyer, president of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1385, confirmed Saturday that union members voted for union financial secretary Gerald Duncan...

Posted: 24 days ago

The union representing Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority drivers and mechanics has voted in a new president as they inch toward a potential strike set for New Year’s Day. Glenn Salyer, president of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1385, confirmed Saturday that union members voted for union financial secretary Gerald Duncan...