Katie Wedell

Katie Wedell is a data journalist investigating government waste, fraud and abuse as a member of the I-Team. She's won several awards for investigative reporting from the Associated Press Media Editors of Ohio. Katie has worked for Cox Media Group since 2007, writing for the Dayton Daily News and Springfield News-Sun, as well as working on the cross-platform breaking news team and digital team. She's a graduate of Miami University and grew up in the Chicago area.

Latest from Katie Wedell

UD students make opioids subject of documentary
 University of Dayton students sometimes report a disconnect from issues facing the greater Dayton community, but the opioid epidemic is one problem that has permeated the campus bubble. The crisis has touched so many students personally — both those from Ohio and out-of-state — and has come to define Dayton to the outside world...

Posted: 16 days ago

University of Dayton students sometimes report a disconnect from issues facing the greater Dayton community, but the opioid epidemic is one problem that has permeated the campus bubble. The crisis has touched so many students personally — both those from Ohio and out-of-state — and has come to define Dayton to the outside world...
Few upsets in local statehouse races
 In the end, few of the Ohio statehouse races were close on Tuesday, though some were extremely hard fought in a year when Republicans will try to preserve their heavy majority in the Ohio House and Senate. Winners in some of the more high profile local races included State Rep. Rick Perales, R-Beavercreek, who turned back a challenge from...

Posted: 17 days ago

In the end, few of the Ohio statehouse races were close on Tuesday, though some were extremely hard fought in a year when Republicans will try to preserve their heavy majority in the Ohio House and Senate. Winners in some of the more high profile local races included State Rep. Rick Perales, R-Beavercreek, who turned back a challenge from...
Highlights from Tuesday’s election
 Tuesday’s ballot was packed with races and issues. There were some big surprises, close races and a lot to keep up with. Here’s a look at 10 highlights from the election: Democrat Richard Cordray and Republican Mike DeWine each fended off challengers from within their political parties on Tuesday and will now face each other in...

Posted: 17 days ago

Tuesday’s ballot was packed with races and issues. There were some big surprises, close races and a lot to keep up with. Here’s a look at 10 highlights from the election: Democrat Richard Cordray and Republican Mike DeWine each fended off challengers from within their political parties on Tuesday and will now face each other in...
Powell wins packed GOP race in Ohio 80th House district
 Jena Powell of Arcanum, a first-time political candidate, beat out three other Republicans in one of Ohio’s most expensive statehouse primary races on Tuesday.  Powell, 24, won 49.5 percent of the 14,584 votes cast in the race.  John W. “Bud” O’Brien of Troy came in second with 21 percent of votes. J.D. Winteregg...

Posted: 18 days ago

Jena Powell of Arcanum, a first-time political candidate, beat out three other Republicans in one of Ohio’s most expensive statehouse primary races on Tuesday.  Powell, 24, won 49.5 percent of the 14,584 votes cast in the race.  John W. “Bud” O’Brien of Troy came in second with 21 percent of votes. J.D. Winteregg...
Scott Lipps wins GOP primary in Warren County House race
 State Rep. Scott Lipps, R-Franklin, held off challenger Daniel Kroger of Springboro to win the Republican nomination for the 62nd Ohio House District.  Lipps received 61 percent of the vote according to final, unofficial results.  There were 13,629 votes cast in the race. Lipps unofficially got 8,282 and Kroger 5...

Posted: 18 days ago

State Rep. Scott Lipps, R-Franklin, held off challenger Daniel Kroger of Springboro to win the Republican nomination for the 62nd Ohio House District.  Lipps received 61 percent of the vote according to final, unofficial results.  There were 13,629 votes cast in the race. Lipps unofficially got 8,282 and Kroger 5...
Smith wins 43rd House primary
 Jeffrey Todd Smith of Germantown won the Republican primary for Ohio’s 43rd House District, beating Clayton Councilman Kenneth Henning. Smith received 53 percent of the vote to Henning’s 47 percent, according to final, unofficial results.  The district includes all of Preble County, which Smith won with 57 percent of the...

Posted: 18 days ago

Jeffrey Todd Smith of Germantown won the Republican primary for Ohio’s 43rd House District, beating Clayton Councilman Kenneth Henning. Smith received 53 percent of the vote to Henning’s 47 percent, according to final, unofficial results.  The district includes all of Preble County, which Smith won with 57 percent of the...
5 things to know about the NFL’s first one-handed player
 The Seattle Seahawks’ selection of Central Florida linebacker Shaquem Griffin in the fifth round of the draft on Saturday is one of those feel-good sports stories that gets everyone cheering. Here’s what you need to know about Griffin, who became the first one-handed player of the modern era.  Griffin was born with amniotic...

Posted: 28 days ago

The Seattle Seahawks’ selection of Central Florida linebacker Shaquem Griffin in the fifth round of the draft on Saturday is one of those feel-good sports stories that gets everyone cheering. Here’s what you need to know about Griffin, who became the first one-handed player of the modern era.  Griffin was born with amniotic...
Police: Man caught hiding in convenience store says the door was open
 Two men were found hiding behind the counter of a Dayton convenience store early Thursday morning and arrested for allegedly breaking in to steal cigarettes. According to a Dayton Police incident report, dispatch received a call that several people were breaking into the Convenient Food Mart at 405 Xenia Avenue.  When police arrived...

Posted: 28 days ago

Two men were found hiding behind the counter of a Dayton convenience store early Thursday morning and arrested for allegedly breaking in to steal cigarettes. According to a Dayton Police incident report, dispatch received a call that several people were breaking into the Convenient Food Mart at 405 Xenia Avenue.  When police arrived...
Drug Take Back Day is Saturday: Where will drop-off locations be?
 Moraine officials had collected a large amount of pills Saturday morning, turned in for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The city is holding its collection in the lobby of the municipal building until 2 p.m. To find all the locations hosting drug drop-offs, search here: takebackday.dea.gov Pill bottles that are turned in will...

Posted: 29 days ago

Moraine officials had collected a large amount of pills Saturday morning, turned in for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The city is holding its collection in the lobby of the municipal building until 2 p.m. To find all the locations hosting drug drop-offs, search here: takebackday.dea.gov Pill bottles that are turned in will...