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

Ban on using federal money for medical pot prosecutions expires Friday
 The only legal obstacle preventing federal prosecutors from cracking down on Ohio’s medical marijuana program is a budget provision that is set to expire Friday. The provision prohibits the U.S. Department of Justice from using federal funds to crack down on medical marijuana in states where it is legal. In Ohio, the medical pot program...

Posted: a day ago

The only legal obstacle preventing federal prosecutors from cracking down on Ohio’s medical marijuana program is a budget provision that is set to expire Friday. The provision prohibits the U.S. Department of Justice from using federal funds to crack down on medical marijuana in states where it is legal. In Ohio, the medical pot program...
‘Bad news’ for the city: 7 reactions to Good Samaritan Hospital’s closure
 Premier Health announced Wednesday that Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton will close by the end of the year, shocking employees and community members in the Miami Valley. Good Samaritan Hospital will close by the end of 2018, impacting about 1,600 employees. The news came as a surprise to city officials, hospital employees and patients...

Posted: 2 days ago

Premier Health announced Wednesday that Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton will close by the end of the year, shocking employees and community members in the Miami Valley. Good Samaritan Hospital will close by the end of 2018, impacting about 1,600 employees. The news came as a surprise to city officials, hospital employees and patients...
Community leaders ‘shocked’ over hospital closure
 Good Samaritan Hospital looms large over northwest Dayton, and news of its planned closure this year sent shockwaves Wednesday through the community and halls of government. The city, which only learned hours before Wednesday’s announcement about the hospital’s closure, is concerned about possible disinvestment in the area when...

Posted: 2 days ago

Good Samaritan Hospital looms large over northwest Dayton, and news of its planned closure this year sent shockwaves Wednesday through the community and halls of government. The city, which only learned hours before Wednesday’s announcement about the hospital’s closure, is concerned about possible disinvestment in the area when...
Good Samaritan Hospital: Leaders saddened, concerned by closure
 Good Samaritan Hospital looms large over northwest Dayton, and news of its planned closure this year sent shockwaves Wednesday through the community and halls of government. The city, which only learned hours before Wednesday’s announcement about the hospital’s closure, is concerned about possible disinvestment in the area when...

Posted: 2 days ago

Good Samaritan Hospital looms large over northwest Dayton, and news of its planned closure this year sent shockwaves Wednesday through the community and halls of government. The city, which only learned hours before Wednesday’s announcement about the hospital’s closure, is concerned about possible disinvestment in the area when...
Premier Health to close Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton 
 A city that has had its share of economic body blows took another one Wednesday with the news that Good Samaritan Hospital will close its doors by the end of the year and move 1,600 jobs out of the northwest Dayton neighborhood where it has served as an anchor for nearly a century. The shocking news, announced Wednesday morning by Dayton-based...

Posted: 3 days ago

A city that has had its share of economic body blows took another one Wednesday with the news that Good Samaritan Hospital will close its doors by the end of the year and move 1,600 jobs out of the northwest Dayton neighborhood where it has served as an anchor for nearly a century. The shocking news, announced Wednesday morning by Dayton-based...
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...

Posted: 5 days ago

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: 7 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: 8 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: 8 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: 10 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: 10 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...