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Treasury Dpt. slams Cordray plan on class action suits

The Treasury Department Monday assailed a new rule adopted by a federal agency headed by former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray, charging it would lead to thousands of new class-action lawsuits and cost businesses $500 million in legal fees during the next five years. The report, which is expected to add fuel to Senate Republican efforts to scrap the rule as early as this week, claims Cordray&rsquo...
Son of man who died after jail stay sues Huber Heights police, county

Son of man who died after jail stay sues Huber Heights police, county

The death of a Huber Heights man while in custody in 2015 has led his family to sue the Montgomery County jail, the county sheriff, Huber Heights police and others alleging that he did not get needed medical attention while in jail. RELATED: County blames healthcare provider for jail inmate’s injuries In 2015, Robert Linkous, 49, died of heart failure after he was incarcerated for a day in the...
Moraine police shooting: What we know now about deadly encounter

Moraine police shooting: What we know now about deadly encounter

A 23-year-old Dayton man was killed Friday by Moraine police after an early morning standoff that began as officers were investigating a report of a suspicious vehicle on Pinnacle Park Drive. Police said they shot Jamarco McShann after he pointed a loaded semi-automatic pistol at two officers and failed to heed their warnings. The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation has taken over the case at the...
Murder trial starts in death of Lebanon man shot in Dayton

Murder trial starts in death of Lebanon man shot in Dayton

Four months after a possession of cocaine conviction in juvenile court, then 17-year-old Quentin L. Brown allegedly shot and killed Benjamin Werner, according to Montgomery County prosecutors. RELATED: Teenage homicide suspect indicted Brown, 18, is on trial starting today in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court for murder and other counts related to the death of Werner, 32, of Lebanon. Werner&rsquo...
8 Ohio cities rated more LGBTQ friendly than national average

8 Ohio cities rated more LGBTQ friendly than national average

Eight Ohio cities have been rated better for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people than the national average for U.S. cities. The Human Rights Campaign in partnership with the Equality Federation Institute, released the sixth annual Municipal Equality Index, which shows how LGBTQ friendly cities are. Legal protections for LGBTQ Americans vary widely, based on location and states and...
Senator Brown calls for greater scrutiny into foreign investments

Senator Brown calls for greater scrutiny into foreign investments

On Thursday, Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown, along with Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, introduced legislation to review foreign investments in the United States to determine whether they are in the best interests of the nation over the long term. The United States Foreign Investment Review Act would require a review of proposed foreign investments for their impact on the U.S. economy and jobs, give Congress...
Here’s who’s interested in running for Pat Tiberi’s congressional seat

Here’s who’s interested in running for Pat Tiberi’s congressional seat

News of Columbus-area U.S. Rep. Pat Tiberi’s plans to resign only came out late Wednesday night, but on Thursday morning there already were a number of lawmakers interested in filling his seat. Republican state Sens. Kevin Bacon of suburban Columbus and Jay Hottinger of Newark each told cleveland.com that they’re interested in taking over Ohio’s 12th Congressional District after...
Election 2017: Sinclair asks voters to renew $28-million levy

Election 2017: Sinclair asks voters to renew $28-million levy

Sinclair Community College is asking Montgomery County voters to continue providing 20 percent of the school’s funding. Sinclair is seeking the renewal of an operating levy on the November ballot, meaning if Issue 4 passes, it would not raise taxes. The school has never had a levy fail and hopes voters renew the 10-year, 3.2 mill levy that generates around $28 million annually for the college...
Hippo-ray! #TeamFiona fan proposes

Hippo-ray! #TeamFiona fan proposes

Fiona, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s beloved baby hippopotamus, helped celebrate the engagement of #TeamFiona fans. The couple were in line to snap a picture on their one-year anniversary earlier this month when Nick Kelble surprised Hayley Roll when he got down on one knee and proposed while Fiona photo-bombed the special moment at the zoo’s Hippo Cove. Kelble, a University...
NEW DETAILS: Police used GPS data to find Dayton man’s body in creek

NEW DETAILS: Police used GPS data to find Dayton man’s body in creek

GPS data was received during the 911 call Charles Romine made Sept. 18 when he was confused about where he was, but dispatchers “are trained that the primary source of location information comes from the caller,” according to a statement sent out Friday afternoon by Dayton police. Romine, 71, was found dead two days later — Sept. 20 — at least three miles northwest of the downtown...
FBI raids property; owner has sued local, federal government

FBI raids property; owner has sued local, federal government

The Spring Valley man whose home was raided by law enforcement for the second time in two years is a former Wright-Patterson Air Force Base employee who twice sued the federal government and has a pending appeal against Greene County for malicious prosecution, according to court documents. The 2302 Schnebly Road home of Joel Montgomery, 48, was raided Thursday morning by FBI, ATF and other law enforcement...
Some of U.S.’s most secretive work will be done in new NASIC building

Some of U.S.’s most secretive work will be done in new NASIC building

Tucked away off the main airfield and near a remote area of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, researchers will conduct some of the most secretive work of the spying agency in a new 58,000-square-foot building. The massive $29.5 million National Air and Space Intelligence Center expansion was dedicated Friday, giving analysts a more technically advanced and much larger area to dissect adversaries weapons...
Things to know about ‘Dirty John’s’ time in the Miami Valley

Things to know about ‘Dirty John’s’ time in the Miami Valley

“Dirty John” Meehan, the man profiled in a popular Los Angeles Times series, came under scrutiny from local authorities in September 2000. The investigation prompted more than two years of stories in the Dayton Daily News and other Cox newspapers. It started when Springboro Detective Tim Parker was given a wooden box and white basket containing vials and other containers including...
Ohio jobless rate ticks down in September

Ohio jobless rate ticks down in September

The Ohio unemployment rate slightly dipped September to 5.3 percent, down from 5.4 percent the previous month, according to the latest job report released today. Ohio’s non-agricultural wage and salary employment increased 10,500 over the month, from a revised 5,546,500 in August to 5,557,000 in September 2017, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services said Friday morning. Some industries...
Miami Valley veterans chosen for Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame

Miami Valley veterans chosen for Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame

Three Miami Valley veterans are among 20 statewide chosen as the newest inductees into the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame. The two Air Force veterans and a former Marine include: * Blanche Aviles Casey, 73, of Beavercreek, a veteran of both the Vietnam War and Persian Gulf War era who became a federal servant after serving 30 years in the Air Force. Casey is a member of the Greene County Veterans Service...
Cedarville University students use fall break to aide Hurricane Harvey victims

Cedarville University students use fall break to aide Hurricane Harvey victims

Thirty Cedarville University students are in Houston to provide relief for those devastated by Hurricane Harvey. Using their fall break to give back, the students are in Houston for one week, in which they left their campus on Oct. 14 and will return on Oct. 21. The students have partnered with Northeast Houston Baptist Church at Farrington Mission in repairing damages caused by flooding, as well...
3 new manatees arrive at Cincinnati Zoo

3 new manatees arrive at Cincinnati Zoo

Three orphaned male manatees in need of rehabilitation arrived Wednesday at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. This is part of a collaborative effort by participants of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Manatee Rescue and Rehabilitation Partnership, a program designed to rescue and treat sick, injured and orphaned manatees and release them back into the wild. “We are extremely proud...
New Dayton Air Show chairman takes the controls

New Dayton Air Show chairman takes the controls

Scott Buchanan started attending the Dayton Air Show in the 1970s. Now, the 49-year-old who grew up in Dayton and lives in Vandalia has the controls of the flying spectacle as chairman of the U.S. Air and Trade Show, the group that runs the event at Dayton International Airport. “I’m still pinching myself,” the Ohio Air National Guard veteran said at a Thursday press conference inside...
Ohio residents among least likely to have identity stolen

Ohio residents among least likely to have identity stolen

Ohioans are among the least vulnerable to identity theft and fraud, a new report has found. WalletHub has ranked Ohio the 10th least vulnerable state to identity fraud. Personal finance website Wallethub conducted a study on ID theft vulnerability in light of the recent Equifax data breach, according to WalletHub’s website. While Ohio was ranked one of the least vulnerable states for identity...
County to pay $75,000 in most recent jail lawsuit settlement

County to pay $75,000 in most recent jail lawsuit settlement

The 60-year-old woman who sued Montgomery County after being “violently swung” down to the floor by a corrections officer in 2015 will be paid $75,000, this news organization has learned. Marsha Pate-Strickland agreed to a settlement earlier this month, but terms were not announced. A mediation document, signed by Pate-Strickland and county representatives, and obtained by this news outlet...
Ohio upgrading its drug tracking database system

Ohio upgrading its drug tracking database system

Ohio is rolling out the next generation of a powerful prescription drug monitoring system to help fight the opiate addiction crisis, the Ohio Board of Pharmacy announced. Started in 2006, the Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System tracks controlled substances prescribed by doctors, provided by pharmacies and taken by patients. The upgraded version will calculate a patient’s risk for addiction or...
Wright State faculty contract negotiations stalled

Wright State faculty contract negotiations stalled

Contract negotiations between Wright State University and its faculty have stalled and union leaders said they are being asked to make big concessions for talks to continue. Wright State president Cheryl Schrader has declined to comment on ongoing talks between the administration and the WSU chapter of American Association of University professors. But, recently the chairman of Wright State&rsquo...
Drug agents in budget crunch as high-dollar busts dwindle

Drug agents in budget crunch as high-dollar busts dwindle

The Warren County Drug Task Force is running out of money. The organization, funded through a combination of state and federal grants, local funding, in-kind contributions and forfeiture proceeds, wants the Warren County Board of Commissioners to practically double its funding contribution from $141,000 to $263,000. One source of coming budget deficits projected for the organization, which operates...
Ohio congressman leaving office

Ohio congressman leaving office

Congressman Rep. Pat Tiberi announced Thursday that he will be leaving Congress by the end of next January, capping 16 years representing his central Ohio congressional district. In a statement released at 10 a.m., Tiberi said he would not be seeking re-election. Instead, he’ll serve as president of the Ohio Business Roundtable. “It has been the most remarkable honor of my life to serve...
Senate News: Ben Sasse spills Dr. Pepper on Ted Cruz; epic Twitter war follows

Senate News: Ben Sasse spills Dr. Pepper on Ted Cruz; epic Twitter war follows

Texas Senator Ted Cruz has honed his comedic skills on Twitter over the last year; on Wednesday he showed his prowess while dueling on social media dueling with Senator Ben Sasse. According to TheHill.com, Sasse accidentally spilled Dr. Pepper on Cruz during a heated exchange between U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Minnesota Senator Al Franken. After the argument, Sasse announced he had spilled...
Defense forum targets ways to collaborate for jobs, bases in Ohio

Defense forum targets ways to collaborate for jobs, bases in Ohio

The defense industry, universites and government agencies need to work more collaboratively in Ohio to compete against other states vying to keep and grow defense-related jobs, lawmakers say. A two-day Ohio Defense Forum in Columbus on Tuesday and Wednesday — the second year of the event — brought more than 200 people to explore issues confronting Ohio military and federal installations...
Dayton man wants to withdraw guilty plea in kidnapping, rape case

Dayton man wants to withdraw guilty plea in kidnapping, rape case

A Dayton man who had pleaded guilty to rape, kidnapping and assault and who was to be sentenced Wednesday wants to withdraw his plea and replace his attorney. James Cargle, 30, had agreed to a plea deal with Montgomery County prosecutors and was to be sentenced from 10 to 15 years by Montgomery County Common Pleas Court Judge Richard Skelton. The charges stemmed from a November 2016 incident in which...
Public pension board votes to lower cost of living allowances

Public pension board votes to lower cost of living allowances

In a move designed to shore up its long-term finances, Ohio’s largest public retirement system is calling for reducing the cost of living allowance promised to its 1 million retirees and members. The Ohio Public Employees Retirement System board of trustees on Wednesday voted 7-2 to set the COLA at 2.25 percent or inflation, whichever is lower. Currently, retirees receive a 3 percent uncompounded...
I-675 wrong way double fatality: What we know now of Centerville wreck

I-675 wrong way double fatality: What we know now of Centerville wreck

Centerville police continue to investigate Monday night’s wrong-way double fatality on Interstate 675 that killed a 69-year-old Beavercreek man and a 2017 Miamisburg High School graduate. As authorities seek answers as to why they say Melvin Bonie Jr. drove northbound into southbound highway traffic - causing the wreck that killed himself and 18-year-old Kalip Grimm of Miami Twp. - here are...
Graffiti targeting minorities, women, Muslims, Jews found at Wright State

Graffiti targeting minorities, women, Muslims, Jews found at Wright State

Restroom graffiti targeting blacks, women, gay men and women and people of the Jewish and Muslim faith was discovered at Wright State University twice in the last two weeks. The graffiti was scrawled on stalls in campus restrooms and was promptly removed, WSU chief diversity officer Matt Boaz said in an email to campus on Tuesday night. The graffiti contained racial slurs and anti-gay slurs along...
Ohio State to decide on white supremacist’s speaking request this week

Ohio State to decide on white supremacist’s speaking request this week

Ohio State University is set to make a final decision this week on whether it will allow a prominent white supremacist to speak on campus. In September, Richard Spencer, president of the white supremacist think tank the National Policy Institute, was denied space to speak on campus this fall, the university said. But, after an attorney for Spencer threatened to file a lawsuit, Ohio State officials...
42 percent of high school seniors not at graduation bar yet

42 percent of high school seniors not at graduation bar yet

About 58 percent of current Ohio high school seniors have already met or exceeded new test score requirements for graduation, according to a presentation at Tuesday’s state school board meeting. That means 42 percent of seniors either need to score well on those tests in the next six months, or take advantage of a wide swath of new pathways to graduation — workforce readiness with a job...
Ohio needs statewide strategy to protect defense bases, leaders say

Ohio needs statewide strategy to protect defense bases, leaders say

With Pentagon leaders and some congressional lawmakers pushing for a new round of military base closures, Ohio’s spending to support military and federal installations lags behind other states, state and congressional lawmakers say. Texas and Massachusetts spend millions more dollars than Ohio, which has launched a state task force to explore how to protect installations like Wright-Patterson...
Ohio senators to undergo sexual harassment training

Ohio senators to undergo sexual harassment training

Ohio Senate President Larry Obhof said the same day he learned of allegations against Findlay Republican Cliff Hite, he strongly suggested that the long-time legislator resign from office. While he doesn’t believe a problem exists in the Ohio Senate, he said, sexual harassment training will be mandatory for senators and staff in the near future. “I think the message should be a pretty...
Convicted murderer sentenced to 27 years to life

Convicted murderer sentenced to 27 years to life

Rev. Dwight Tyree told Deandre Dixon that Dixon took his son’s life but not his presence. “You stole his body,” Tyree told Dixon on Tuesday during Dixon’s sentencing of 27 years to life for the murder of Gregory Moses. “You did not steal from us the spirit of Gregory. His life continues to reign within us, within our family.” A jury found Dixon, 27, guilty on all...
JCPenney to hire 1,600 Ohio workers for holiday jobs on the spot today

JCPenney to hire 1,600 Ohio workers for holiday jobs on the spot today

JCPenney is hosting its first-ever national hiring day today and will hire people on the spot for holiday jobs. The company is looking to fill around 1,600 seasonal jobs today, according to the company’s website. Managers will be holding in-person interviews and making employment offers to job candidates immediately from 2 to 8 p.m today. The national hiring day for the department store is part...
School board looks to pick architect to explore new building plan

School board looks to pick architect to explore new building plan

The selection of an architect to provide planning services for potential new schools is set to be considered by the West Carrollton City Schools Board of Education this week. West Carrollton Superintendent Andrea Townsend is recommending the board select a Minster firm for the “pre-bond” phase as the district moves forward in process to participate in the Ohio School Facilities Commission...
Montgomery County settling jail lawsuit brought by 60-year-old woman

Montgomery County settling jail lawsuit brought by 60-year-old woman

Montgomery County officials have reached terms for a settlement with a 60-year-old woman who was taken down to the floor in the county jail after asking a corrections officer for milk instead of juice while eating breakfast in the women’s waiting area. Marsha Pate-Strickland reached a financial settlement with the county, her attorney and county officials confirmed. County officials haven&rsquo...
Ohio income tax collection change ‘a solution in search of a problem’

Ohio income tax collection change ‘a solution in search of a problem’

A state change would weaken local oversight in collecting business taxes and, according to Miamisburg’s city manager, is a “solution in search of a problem.” Miamisburg is looking to join other cities and villages across Ohio in challenging the constitutionality of a change that would allow the state to collect local taxes as means of streamlining the process. The Miamisburg City...
Lebanon lawyer denies mishandling veteran’s estate

Lebanon lawyer denies mishandling veteran’s estate

A long-time Lebanon lawyer denied allegations of professional misconduct in his representation of the family of an Army veteran who committed suicide after the attack on soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas, in 2009. A response filed on Oct. 9 by George Jonson, the attorney representing lawyer David Ernst, denied the allegations brought in a complaint filed on Sept. 14 on behalf of Howard Berry, father of...
State officials ask area leaders for advice in fighting opioid crisis

State officials ask area leaders for advice in fighting opioid crisis

The Ohio House Speaker’s task force on heroin, opioids, prevention, education and safety heard from Dayton area leaders and experts on Monday at Wright State University’s Nutter Center. The task force wanted to host a meeting at the university because Dayton is sort of “the epicenter” of the opioid epidemic in Ohio, said State Rep. Robert Sprague, R-Findlay. Sprague, who is...
What’s at stake? State’s largest pension system considers benefit cuts

What’s at stake? State’s largest pension system considers benefit cuts

Ohio’s largest public pension system this week will consider cutting the cost of living allowance given to hundreds of thousands of retirees as a way to shore up finances. Here’s a look at what is being considered: Ohio Public Employees Retirement System told its 1-million members that they are weighing whether to cap the COLA at 1.5 percent to 2.5 percent. The current cost...
UD Marriott drops lawsuit against Wright State for canceled rooms

UD Marriott drops lawsuit against Wright State for canceled rooms

A local hotel has dropped its lawsuit against Wright State University for rooms that were canceled when the school lost the first presidential debate of the 2016 election. Attorneys representing Concord Hospitality Enterprises Co., the management company that runs and is partial owner of the Marriott at the University of Dayton, dropped its lawsuit in September. RELATED: UD Marriot says it’s...
Services set for worker killed at Bethany Village; OSHA probe ongoing

Services set for worker killed at Bethany Village; OSHA probe ongoing

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will have up to six months to complete an investigation into the falling death of a worker at the Bethany Village campus in Centerville, an OSHA spokesman said. Mark A. French, 54, of Dayton, died Wednesday after falling from the tower at 6445 Bethany Lutheran Drive, Centerville police said. He was employed by P&R Communications. PREVIOUS: OSHA investigates...
Teens may see major changes to driving laws in Ohio

Teens may see major changes to driving laws in Ohio

Teens getting their first driver’s license may face more training requirements, delays and driving restrictions, if a new bill pending in the Ohio House becomes law. The legislation, which is supported by police, insurance and public health groups, contains elements that are sure to be popular with parents but other parts may be seen as a hassle for parents and teens alike. Here is what House...
Trotwood ‘active shooter’ faces several felonies, $1.5 million bond

Trotwood ‘active shooter’ faces several felonies, $1.5 million bond

The man accused of shooting at police in Trotwood on Friday faces several felony charges and had his bond set at $1.5 million, according to jail and court records. William D. Gibson, 42, had been suicidal, according to law enforcement. Gibson tried to plead guilty Monday during his arraignment, but a magistrate judge in Montgomery County Municipal Court’s Western Division referred Gibson to...
Kroger planning big changes for hundreds of stores

Kroger planning big changes for hundreds of stores

Kroger is planning to revamp at least 20 to 30 percent of its 2,793 stores, the Cincinnati-based company recently announced. The grocery store chain recently announced its “Restock Kroger” campaign, which will seek to change the customer experience at 558 to 838 stores, according to the company. Kroger will spend $9 billion in capital investments on the Restock Kroger plan over the next...
Ohio may deny benefits to undocumented workers hurt on the job

Ohio may deny benefits to undocumented workers hurt on the job

Undocumented workers injured on the job should be denied medical coverage and lost wages under Ohio’s worker compensation program, according to some Republican lawmakers. State Reps. Larry Householder and Bill Seitz introduced a bill this month to bar undocumented workers from receiving benefits though the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation system. A similar provision was removed from the...
Police: Man steals ambulance with medic, patient inside

Police: Man steals ambulance with medic, patient inside

A 44-year-old Dayton man is accused of stealing an ambulance with a medic and patient in back. Within an hour of driving off Friday evening with the Dayton Fire Department life squad, the suspect — identified by police as Jeffrey Lamar Brown — was behind bars. The ambulance was taken around 6:30 p.m. after medics responded to a call in the 400 block of Salem Avenue. The keys were in the...
Here’s how you can give the gift of Fiona for the holidays

Here’s how you can give the gift of Fiona for the holidays

Fiona, the sassy hippo who overcame great odds to be a prime star at the Cincinnati Zoo, can help you celebrate the holidays.  Rookwood Pottery has collaborated with the zoo to create a Fiona ornament, so you can dress up your tree, mantle or just about anything with her likeness. The Cincinnati-based store has started selling Fiona ornaments online at shop.rookwoodpottery.com and in...
40-plus employers expected at Xenia Job Fair

40-plus employers expected at Xenia Job Fair

More than 40 companies and organizations will be at the 2017 Xenia Job Fair, the city announced today. The event is set to happen from 2 to 5 p.m. Oct. 24 at Xenia High School, 303 Kinsey Road. Entry level to highly skilled and professional positions are up for grabs. Companies that will have exhibits include Airborne Maintenance and Engineering Services; NTB Trucking; Pepsi Beverage Company...
$5M impact expected this weekend from ‘haunted’ soccer tourney

$5M impact expected this weekend from ‘haunted’ soccer tourney

Thousands of soccer fans are expected to converge on the Dayton area this weekend for what's being billed as the largest two-day soccer tournament in the nation. The Ninth Annual Haunted Classic Soccer Tournament happens Saturday and Sunday at three local outdoor sports venues: Ankeney Fields, 505 S. Orchard Lane, Beavercreek; Hobson Freedom Park, 2910 Trebein Road, Beavercreek; and the Oakwood Athletic...
The Ohio Chinese Lantern Festival is returning to Columbus in 2017

The Ohio Chinese Lantern Festival is returning to Columbus in 2017

In 2017, our eyes are in for a treat. The Ohio Chinese Lantern Festival will return to the Ohio Expo Center and State Fairgrounds with brand new light sculptures, more exciting performances and more cultural experiences.  The display will be held from Nov. 17, 2017 to Jan. 7, 2018 within the Natural Resources Park at the Ohio State Expo Center and Fairgrounds, located at 717 E. 17th Ave...
Second trial to begin Monday for man accused of murdering father

Second trial to begin Monday for man accused of murdering father

A Lebanon man charged with murdering his father in December is to stand trial for the second time next week. Today Warren County prosecutors dropped two of four charges pending against Freddie Green, 42, of Lebanon in the case stemming from the shooting death of Sidney Green, 64, on Dec. 2. Taking the stand on July 25, Green admitted he drove to Dayton for heroin during four hours he waited before...
Kasich criticizes President Trump actions on health care as ‘outrageous’

Kasich criticizes President Trump actions on health care as ‘outrageous’

Ohio Gov. John Kasich said it is “outrageous” President Donald Trump and lawmakers from both parties have not forged a compromise aimed at both stabilizing the 2010 health law and continuing federal dollars to help middle-income Americans afford their federally subsidized policies.   During an appearance Sunday on NBC’ Meet the Press Kasich assailed Trump’s decision last...
6 years after bears and tigers were set loose in Ohio: what’s changed?

6 years after bears and tigers were set loose in Ohio: what’s changed?

On Oct. 18, 2011, Ohio gained world attention when sheriff’s deputies put down 49 wild animals that had been set free by a distraught man who then committed suicide. Among the animals killed that day: 18 tigers, 17 lions, eight bears, three mountain lions, one baboon and two wolves. Almost immediately, Ohio lawmakers enacted strict rules on the ownership of exotic animals. Here are three things...
What Ohio lawmakers are saying about the Iran nuclear deal

What Ohio lawmakers are saying about the Iran nuclear deal

Ohio lawmakers split down party lines Thursday not only on whether President Donald Trump should have refused to certify the Iran nuclear agreement but whether the Obama administration should have backed the deal in the first place. Rep. Tim Ryan, D–Niles, acknowledged that the pact is not “perfect,” but said it “remains our best chance for lasting peace and nuclear nonproliferation...
2 fast-casual restaurants that started in Ohio make BuzzFeed's ‘most underrated’ list

2 fast-casual restaurants that started in Ohio make BuzzFeed's ‘most underrated’ list

The fast-casual restaurant trend is one that’s shown no signs of stopping.  >> Why you should try these two new fast-casual concepts  It’s considered a step above fast food for many in terms of quality, but still has the convenience of quick service and extremely customizable options. Two Ohio-based chains were included in BuzzFeed’s “28 Of The Most...
Ohio may allow you to set off fireworks any time of day

Ohio may allow you to set off fireworks any time of day

Despite push back from safety advocates, the Ohio House voted 77-12 on Wednesday in favor a bill to let consumers set off fireworks such as firecrackers, bottle rockets and Roman candles on their own property 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Supporters of the bill note that it includes some guardrails: no one would be allowed to use fireworks while drinking or on drugs; dealers would be required...
Missing K-9 with gunshot wound reunited with handler

Missing K-9 with gunshot wound reunited with handler

An Indiana State Police K-9 was found today after an extensive 12-hour search. A veterinarian determined K-9 Apache suffered a gunshot wound to the neck, but he is expected to fully recover, according to police. Apache was wounded during a gunfire exchange between a suspect and the dog’s handler, Trooper Walter Butt. The suspect, identified as 26-year-old Cortez Lavine Boxley of Indianapolis...
School leaders, lawmaker seek to reduce state mandates

School leaders, lawmaker seek to reduce state mandates

School leaders in the area are pushing for more flexibility to reduce costly and cumbersome state mandates. They cover everything from testing to truancy. The drive to make changes is starting now with the help of a state lawmaker. “What we’re trying to do is returning the management of the schools to the local level,” said State Sen. Matt Huffman, R-Lima, whose district includes...
Election 2017: Ads lead to confusion over Issue 2

Election 2017: Ads lead to confusion over Issue 2

We’ve been hearing a lot from readers about State Issue 2. TVs in Ohio have been flooded with ads for the issue on the November ballot and viewers are confused. Both sides in the ads have said that they will lower drug costs. Who is right? The answer to this question really depends on where in the supply chain you are looking at the “cost” of drugs. Issue 2, if passed, would only...
Republicans running for Ohio governor talk guns, religion, and Kasich

Republicans running for Ohio governor talk guns, religion, and Kasich

Nationally known pollster and political commentator Frank Luntz sat down with each of the four GOP contender for Ohio governor on Sunday at Genoa Baptist Church, asking them about religion, guns, opiate addiction, John Kasich, Donald Trump and more. The four candidates – Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor, Attorney General Mike DeWine, Secretary of State Jon Husted and U.S. Congressman Jim Renacci &ndash...
Tuesday is deadline to register to vote.

Tuesday is deadline to register to vote.

The deadline to register to vote in the November election is Oct. 10 . Early voting begins Oct. 11. Voters may go to MyOhioVote.com/VoterRegistration to register online or update an existing registration. Voter registration forms can also be printed from MyOhioVote.com or obtained from a local library or board of elections office. Voter registration online in Ohio just started earlier this year. State...
DoD: Springboro soldier killed in Niger in attack by Islamic extremists

DoD: Springboro soldier killed in Niger in attack by Islamic extremists

UPDATE @ 5:45 p.m. (Oct. 11): Staff Sgt. Jeremiah Johnson of Springboro and the other U.S. soldiers killed in Niger were victims of an attack by Islamic extremists, the Department of Defense tells the Associated Press. Family and friends of 39-year-old Staff Sgt. Jeremiah W. Johnson remember the Springboro soldier after he was killed in a terrorist ambush in Niger.  Staff Sgt. Johnson was killed...
Letter accuses Issue 2 supporters of lying in campaign ad

Letter accuses Issue 2 supporters of lying in campaign ad

Opponents of State Issue 2 — the proposed Ohio Drug Price Relief Act — have sent letters to TV stations accusing supporters of lying in a campaign ad that claims the proposed ballot issue would result in a $400 million tax cut. Issue 2 would require the state of Ohio to pay the same or less for prescription drugs as the Department of Veteran Affairs currently pays. The ad in question says...
Man admits guilt in his role of Middletown pharmacy robbery

Man admits guilt in his role of Middletown pharmacy robbery

An Indianapolis man has admitted guilt in a Middletown pharmacy robbery.  Eric Lamont Bates, 20, pleaded guilty this week to one count of aiding and abetting the robbery of a pharmacy in Middletown, and possessing with the intent to distribute morphine and oxycodone, according to a media release. Bates is one of 11 total defendants in three current federal pharmacy robbery indictments in Dayton...
Warrant issued for teen in connection to fatal shooting

Warrant issued for teen in connection to fatal shooting

Police are searching for a Dayton teenager in connection to a murder, and he’s considered armed and dangerous, officials said Thursday. The Montgomery County Juvenile Court issued a warrant for for 17-year-old Keith Patrick Reid, Jr.  He is wanted for delinquency murder and felonious assault in connection to the Sept. 30 shooting death of Davion McGhee at the Summit Square Apartment Complex...
Cleveland Clinic demands retraction from Yes on Issue 2 campaign

Cleveland Clinic demands retraction from Yes on Issue 2 campaign

The Cleveland Clinic has sent a cease and desist letter to the PAC supporting Ohio Issue 2 claiming the campaign illegally used its CEO’s image on mailers, making it look like he was supporting the ballot issue. The flyer, which was mailed to a large number of Ohio households, used Dr. Toby Cosgrove’s photo and the name of the Cleveland Clinic, “to infer that they support Issue 2...
Kucinich throws support behind Issue 2

Kucinich throws support behind Issue 2

Former Congressman and mayor of Cleveland Dennis Kucinich has thrown his support behind Issue 2 — The Ohio Drug Price Relief Act. “If health care is going to be affordable, we have to make prescription drugs affordable. To me its a basic economic principle,” Kucinich said in an interview with the Dayton Daily News Wednesday. Passing Issue 2 might not give any immediate relief to...
Wright State: 2 ID’d, charged in gunpoint dorm robbery

Wright State: 2 ID’d, charged in gunpoint dorm robbery

Wright State University police identified two suspects — one considered “armed and dangerous” — in a Wednesday night robbery at a Hawthorn Hall dorm room. Joshua D. Hardy, 19, of Kettering, is not a WSU student and is an acquaintance of the second identified suspect, Sean L. Walker, 20, of West Carrollton. Walker is a WSU student, police said. The Greene County Prosecutor&rsquo...
Man sentenced to prison for fatally shooting friend

Man sentenced to prison for fatally shooting friend

A Dayton man convicted of murdering another man on Paul Laurence Dunbar Street in December 2016 was sentence to prison Wednesday.  Joshua Verdell will spent 18 years to life in prison for murdering Stephan Shyne, 27. The case was scheduled for trial. But Verdell, 28, pleaded no contested to murder and other charges in September and was found guilty.  His attorney, Jay Carter, said at the...
‘Active shooter’ fires at police, hit by gunfire in northern Ohio

‘Active shooter’ fires at police, hit by gunfire in northern Ohio

The suspect in what police called an “active shooter” situation was identified tonight as 41-year-old David Michael Havrilek of Akron. Havrilek shot at officers and was hit in the exchange of gunfire, police in Norton said. No officers were injured, and Havrilek was taken to Akron General Hospital after he was found behind a unit at Barber Road Storage, 3318 Barber Road in Newton, a city...
President Trump says Puerto Rico has thrown U.S. budget ‘a little out of whack’

President Trump says Puerto Rico has thrown U.S. budget ‘a little out of whack’

The Latest on President Donald Trump and Puerto Rico (all times local): 1:50 p.m. President Donald Trump says Puerto Rico suffered a relatively low death toll from Hurricane Maria compared with "a real catastrophe like Katrina," which killed more than a thousand people in 2005. Trump spoke as he toured the island Tuesday. He pledged an all-out effort to help Puerto Rico. The president said...
Winners of the 2017 Dayton Literary Peace Prize announced

Winners of the 2017 Dayton Literary Peace Prize announced

Winners for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize -- one of the world’s most prestigious literary prizes -- have been announced.  The Veins of the Ocean by Patricia Engel and What Have We Done by David Wood, two books exploring how the warped morality of political conflict trickles down to impact individual lives, today were named the winners of the 2017 Dayton Literary Peace Prize for fiction...
Live tonight: Get your questions answered on Issue 2

Live tonight: Get your questions answered on Issue 2

Are you confused about State Issue 2? If so, you’re not alone. We’ve heard from many voters saying they don’t understand the prescription drug issue on the November ballot. The Dayton Daily News, WHIO TV, WHIO Radio, The League of Women Voters and Sinclair Community College are teaming up for an event to inform you on this important issue before Ohio votes this fall. Online: At 7...
Kasich says he might not ‘be able to support’ Republican Party

Kasich says he might not ‘be able to support’ Republican Party

Declaring that he might not “be able to support” the Republican Party “if the party can’t be fixed,” Ohio Gov. John Kasich dropped the broadest hint yet he might run as an independent candidate in the future. During an interview Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Kasich declined to say whether he would run for president in 2020 as an independent....
Ohio again had fewer abortions in 2016, continuing steady decline

Ohio again had fewer abortions in 2016, continuing steady decline

The number of abortions performed in Ohio declined again in 2016, according to data released Friday by the Ohio Department of Health, continuing a trend of steady decline since the late 1990s. But Ohio’s abortion rate and ratio to live births were both unchanged from 2015. That means that while the number of abortions went down, so too did the number of women of reproductive age in the state...
Police could release new Wayne HS homecoming dance information Wednesday

Police could release new Wayne HS homecoming dance information Wednesday

Huber Heights police said they hope to have additional information to release Wednesday in connection to the incident at Wayne High School’s Homecoming Dance this past weekend. We’ll update this story as the information is released. The juvenile male who police said started the altercation that caused a false alarm of a shooting Saturday night at Wayne High School’s Homecoming Dance...
Deputy crashes cruiser into house in Columbus

Deputy crashes cruiser into house in Columbus

A Franklin County Sheriff’s deputy crashed into a house Tuesday while responding to a call for an officer in trouble. The deputy slammed into the west Columbus house just before noon, according to Columbus police, our media partner 10TV.com WBNS in Columbus reported. The crash happened when the deputy was trying to go around a car, which then turned left in front of the deputy. The cruiser had...
Deadline coming soon to register to vote for November election

Deadline coming soon to register to vote for November election

While presidential election years may get all of the attention, voters in the region this year will decide on hundreds of tax issues, local mayor, city and school races as well as State Issue 2. The deadline to register to vote is Oct. 10 and Secretary of State Jon Husted announced this week an effort to get more Ohioans to vote in local elections. “Let’s remember that there are no &lsquo...
Hurricane Maria brought high pressure and high heat to Miami Valley

Hurricane Maria brought high pressure and high heat to Miami Valley

Hurricane Maria is currently moving slowly northward about 300 miles off the eastern seaboard of the United States, as of Monday evening. This massive storm, while much weaker than it was when it moved through the Caribbean and Puerto Rico, has been able to hold a ridge of high pressure over the eastern United States, according to StormCenter7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell.  This ridge has...
Parents of Dayton Children’s patient speak out against health bill

Parents of Dayton Children’s patient speak out against health bill

Local parents of a baby with a chronic illness said the safety net that Medicaid provides for their son is in jeopardy because of the latest effort in Congress to repeal major parts of the Affordable Care Act. The parents and Dayton Children’s Hospital CEO Deborah Feldman spoke out Monday against the latest effort led by Congressional Republicans Lindsay Graham and Bill Cassidy to repeal the...
Ohio college grad accused of killing 4 told officers: ‘I freed them’

Ohio college grad accused of killing 4 told officers: ‘I freed them’

A recent college graduate charged with fatally beating his mother, grandparents and their caretaker with a baseball bat told authorities he “freed them,” according to police reports released Friday. Orion Krause, 22, was naked and covered in mud and cuts when officers found him at a neighbor’s house, according to the documents. He told officers: “I murdered four people.&rdquo...
Ohio considers ban on abortions when Down syndrome diagnosed

Ohio considers ban on abortions when Down syndrome diagnosed

Kelly Kuhns rejected Down syndrome testing the first three times she got pregnant; the 36-year-old nurse from central Ohio always knew she’d never terminate a pregnancy. But after her third pregnancy ended in miscarriage, she decided with the fourth to take the test. Her hope was to help doctors guide her to a healthy outcome. What she got was a positive result for Down syndrome — and...
Miami U. police investigate 2 on-campus sexual assaults

Miami U. police investigate 2 on-campus sexual assaults

Miami University officials are reporting two, separate sexual assaults on its Oxford campus. The two assaults both involve female students being attacked during the early morning hours of Friday, and campus police are asking for help to identify and find the suspects, said Claire Wagner, spokeswoman for the university. According to police reports released by university officials: “A female student...
Indiana Task Force 1 departs WPAFB for Hurricane Maria deployment

Indiana Task Force 1 departs WPAFB for Hurricane Maria deployment

Indiana Task Force 1 departed today from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and arrived in Dover, Delaware, their last stop before Puerto Rico. Nearly 30 members of IN-TF1 are headed to the island after it was ravaged by Hurricane Maria. Authorities said Puerto Rico will be without power for weeks following the devastation. Nearly 30 members of Indiana Task Force 1 staying tonight at a Beavercreek hotel...
Silicon Valley fighting Portman’s efforts to end sex trafficking

Silicon Valley fighting Portman’s efforts to end sex trafficking

Sen. Rob Portman’s fight to keep websites from selling children and women online for sex is being met with resistance by Silicon Valley. Portman, R–Ohio, who along with a small group of senators has waged a years-long battle against Backpage, a classified site infamous for being the leading online market to purchase children for sex, is trying to amend a 1996 law in order to make it harder...
Ohio Supreme Court to decide on new abortion laws

Ohio Supreme Court to decide on new abortion laws

By all accounts, abortion opponents have been racking up win after win in the Ohio Statehouse over the last six years, making it more difficult for women to terminate unwanted pregnancies. Now the Ohio Supreme Court could cement or unravel those wins, depending on how it decides two pending legal challenges. The high court heard arguments on Capital Care Network of Toledo versus the Ohio Department...
What questions do you have about Issue 2?

What questions do you have about Issue 2?

You’ve probably seen commercials from both sides of Ohio’s prescription drug ballot issue. This campaign could be the most expensive in state history with millions spent on both sides already. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: Making sense of Issue 2 We’re committed to helping voters understand Issue 2 before early voting begins in October and we’re taking your questions. Any questions...
Cincinnati Zoo has new silverback at Gorilla World habitat

Cincinnati Zoo has new silverback at Gorilla World habitat

A new silverback gorilla is now at the Gorilla World habitat at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. Mshindi, a 29-year-old western lowland silverback gorilla, came from the Louisville Zoo. He is the first male gorilla to join the zoo since Harambe, who was killed two summers ago. “Mshindi has settled in nicely,” Ron Evans, Cincinnati Zoo’s curator of primates said, our media...
More than $20 million in ads to hit Ohio airwaves on drug prices ballot issue

More than $20 million in ads to hit Ohio airwaves on drug prices ballot issue

Get ready to see more ads from both the supporters and opponents of state Issue 2, the prescription drug price ballot initiative. The campaigns have already been saturating Ohio airwaves with ads urging voters to adopt or reject the measure, and spending on media is expanding starting this week. The “Ohio Drug Price Relief Act,” which voters will see on the Nov. 7 ballot, would require...
Lawmakers pushing for Columbus to get national veterans museum

Lawmakers pushing for Columbus to get national veterans museum

To hear Reps. Joyce Beatty and Steve Stivers tell it, Columbus is an ideal place to host the National Veterans Memorial and Museum. The state, they said hosts the 6th largest veterans population in the U.S. If that’s not enough, it’s within an eight–hour car ride of almost half of the nation’s veterans. Speaking before a House panel Wednesday, Stivers and Beatty argued that...
Tour de Donut bicycle race, Rock the Bike festival this weekend in Troy

Tour de Donut bicycle race, Rock the Bike festival this weekend in Troy

The sweetest ride in Ohio, the Tour de Donut Bicycle Challenge, comes to Troy, Ohio this weekend. Riders from more than 30 states will begin to ascend on Troy on Friday, which is the start of the Rock the Bike Music Festival that continues through the day and evening on Saturday. Great entertainment, kid’s activities, farmers market, sidewalk sales, food trucks and great locally owned...
Investigation: Why did a Dayton racehorse nearly end up in a slaughterhouse?

Investigation: Why did a Dayton racehorse nearly end up in a slaughterhouse?

This news organization is investigating how a local racehorse -- whose owner said it was humanely euthanized -- ended up in Louisiana. The animal was allegedly hours from being shipped to a slaughterhouse out of the country to be killed for its meat. The case has sparked outrage across the country. Records from the U.S. Trotting Association records show the horse, named Killean Cut Kid, often raced...
Democratic Ohio governor candidates to debate Tuesday

Democratic Ohio governor candidates to debate Tuesday

Democrats hoping to replace Gov. John Kasich will meet for their first debate on Tuesday. Both parties have crowded fields for the May primary election, and it could get even more crowded before Election Day. The debate is at 7 p.m. at Martins Ferry High School in Martins Ferry, a small city near the West Virginia border. The location may seem remote to most people, but there’s a strategy to...
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