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

The I-Team asks: Are firefighters getting paid to sleep?
 As several area cities update their fire stations, some proudly tout improved spaces for their firefighters to sleep at the station. Trenton Fire Chief Darrell Yater said in an interview this week that a new $2.5 million fire station there will feature actual beds instead of break room recliners and couches. The city of Kettering’s...

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As several area cities update their fire stations, some proudly tout improved spaces for their firefighters to sleep at the station. Trenton Fire Chief Darrell Yater said in an interview this week that a new $2.5 million fire station there will feature actual beds instead of break room recliners and couches. The city of Kettering’s...
Ex-Dayton Children’s doctor sex crimes trial date set
 The sex assault case of a former Dayton Children’s doctor will head to trial in 2018, according to court records. Arun Aggarwal, 40, faces four counts of gross sexual imposition for allegedly touching two female teenage patients’ breasts. He pleaded not guilty to the charges. His trial date is set for Jan. 22 after a final pre-trial...

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The sex assault case of a former Dayton Children’s doctor will head to trial in 2018, according to court records. Arun Aggarwal, 40, faces four counts of gross sexual imposition for allegedly touching two female teenage patients’ breasts. He pleaded not guilty to the charges. His trial date is set for Jan. 22 after a final pre-trial...
State prison inspection agency in ‘limbo,’ not posting findings online
 The Ohio agency responsible for inspecting Ohio’s prisons and identifying wasteful practices and prisoner mistreatment is still without a director and hasn’t posted a report in more than a year. Correctional Institution Inspection Committee officials say they are still inspecting state prisons — Dayton Correctional Institution...

Posted: 8 days ago

The Ohio agency responsible for inspecting Ohio’s prisons and identifying wasteful practices and prisoner mistreatment is still without a director and hasn’t posted a report in more than a year. Correctional Institution Inspection Committee officials say they are still inspecting state prisons — Dayton Correctional Institution...
Ohio college confident feds won’t block pot testing lab
 A spokesman for Hocking College in Athens County says school officials are optimistic the federal government won’t intervene in the Ohio school’s plans to host the the state’s first medical marijuana testing laboratory. “It seems in our estimation that the current administration is very much concerned about states...

Posted: 15 days ago

A spokesman for Hocking College in Athens County says school officials are optimistic the federal government won’t intervene in the Ohio school’s plans to host the the state’s first medical marijuana testing laboratory. “It seems in our estimation that the current administration is very much concerned about states...
Englewood mom not alone as more locals face deportation, attorney says
 An attorney for an Englewood mother facing deportation after being in the U.S. for more than two decades said she has numerous clients facing similar situations since the change of presidential administrations. “Under the Obama administration… someone like her was not a priority for removal,” said attorney Shahrzad P. Allen...

Posted: 16 days ago

An attorney for an Englewood mother facing deportation after being in the U.S. for more than two decades said she has numerous clients facing similar situations since the change of presidential administrations. “Under the Obama administration… someone like her was not a priority for removal,” said attorney Shahrzad P. Allen...
Kettering officer who shot man pulled weapon twice while working at UD
 The Kettering police officer who fatally shot a man during a traffic stop twice pointed his weapon at people — and was exonerated both times — while working for the University of Dayton, according to personnel records obtained by this news organization. Officer Jonathon McCoy, 27, shot and killed Jason Hoops, who was a passenger...

Posted: 16 days ago

The Kettering police officer who fatally shot a man during a traffic stop twice pointed his weapon at people — and was exonerated both times — while working for the University of Dayton, according to personnel records obtained by this news organization. Officer Jonathon McCoy, 27, shot and killed Jason Hoops, who was a passenger...
Family of man shot by Kettering police hires attorney, demands review
 The family of a man shot and killed by Kettering police have hired an attorney and are demanding a more thorough review of the man’s death. Michael Hoops, the father of Jason Hoops, announced today that he hired area attorney Konrad Kircher “to represent the family concerning the circumstances of Jason’s death.” RELATED...

Posted: 17 days ago

The family of a man shot and killed by Kettering police have hired an attorney and are demanding a more thorough review of the man’s death. Michael Hoops, the father of Jason Hoops, announced today that he hired area attorney Konrad Kircher “to represent the family concerning the circumstances of Jason’s death.” RELATED...
Harvey-like deluge would overwhelm Miami Valley’s flood system
 The Miami Valley’s flood control systems would never be able to withstand the deluge that left Houston under water. But, scientifically speaking, it shouldn’t have to. Parts of Texas saw more than 50 inches of rainfall from Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath — as much as two feet of rain in 24 hours. While this is unprecedented...

Posted: 19 days ago

The Miami Valley’s flood control systems would never be able to withstand the deluge that left Houston under water. But, scientifically speaking, it shouldn’t have to. Parts of Texas saw more than 50 inches of rainfall from Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath — as much as two feet of rain in 24 hours. While this is unprecedented...
Killed 16-year-old’s actions mean no aid for family
 Editors’s note: A months-long I-Team investigation of Ohio’s Crime Victim Compensation Program found the amount of assistance paid through the program has been steadily declining for a decade. Last year the program denied more people than it approved, and now spends almost as much on staff salaries and overhead as it gives in...

Posted: 19 days ago

Editors’s note: A months-long I-Team investigation of Ohio’s Crime Victim Compensation Program found the amount of assistance paid through the program has been steadily declining for a decade. Last year the program denied more people than it approved, and now spends almost as much on staff salaries and overhead as it gives in...
Lost mail may have led Ohio to deny aid to an assault victim
 *** A woman applied for aid from the Ohio Victims Compensation Program after her boyfriend allegedly assaulted her in April 2016. The state denied the claim saying she refused to honor a subpoena to appear in court and testify against her assailant, despite multiple attempts to reach her. “The facts in this claim have been thoroughly...

Posted: 20 days ago

*** A woman applied for aid from the Ohio Victims Compensation Program after her boyfriend allegedly assaulted her in April 2016. The state denied the claim saying she refused to honor a subpoena to appear in court and testify against her assailant, despite multiple attempts to reach her. “The facts in this claim have been thoroughly...