Josh Sweigart

Josh Sweigart is an investigative reporter at the Dayton Daily News.  His stories have focused on government waste, fraud, abuse and accountability in southwest Ohio, as well as the statehouse and U.S. Capitol. Sweigart has won several awards for investigative reporting, including an Emmy Award and numerous awards from the Associated Press Society of Ohio and Society of Professional Journalists.   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. Sweigart is a graduate of Wright State University and Wayne High School in Huber Heights.  Follow Josh on Twitter: @JoshSweigart Follow the Dayton Daily News investigative team on Twitter: @DDNInvestigates on Twitter Follow the Dayton Daily News investigative team on Facebook: @DDNInvestigates

Latest from Josh Sweigart

Judge sanctions prosecutors for attempt to depose jail suit lawyer
 Attorneys with the Montgomery County Prosecutors Office acted unprofessionally when they filed motions accusing a lawyer suing the county of involvement in a criminal conspiracy in an effort to depose him, according to a June 1 order from federal court Magistrate Judge Sharon Ovington. Ovington ordered the prosecutor’s office to pay...

Posted: 17 days ago

Attorneys with the Montgomery County Prosecutors Office acted unprofessionally when they filed motions accusing a lawyer suing the county of involvement in a criminal conspiracy in an effort to depose him, according to a June 1 order from federal court Magistrate Judge Sharon Ovington. Ovington ordered the prosecutor’s office to pay...
Dayton teachers union: Project Veritas sting video is ‘gross misrepresentation’
 Project Veritas, a conservative political organization focused on undercover “sting” operations, released a series of videos Tuesday in which employees ask Ohio teachers union leaders for help dealing with fictitious teacher-student incidents. One of the videos shows a crying woman asking Dayton teachers union President David...

Posted: 30 days ago

Project Veritas, a conservative political organization focused on undercover “sting” operations, released a series of videos Tuesday in which employees ask Ohio teachers union leaders for help dealing with fictitious teacher-student incidents. One of the videos shows a crying woman asking Dayton teachers union President David...
5 Dayton police officers accused of lying, fired
 Dayton Police Sgt. Tonina Lamanna is suing to get her job back after she was fired last year for allegedly lying when questioned by supervisors about accessing the police chief’s personnel records. Lamanna’s case was featured in a recent Dayton Daily News investigation about police officers who have lost their jobs after being...

7:12 PM Friday, May. 18, 2018

Dayton Police Sgt. Tonina Lamanna is suing to get her job back after she was fired last year for allegedly lying when questioned by supervisors about accessing the police chief’s personnel records. Lamanna’s case was featured in a recent Dayton Daily News investigation about police officers who have lost their jobs after being...
Teacher pay varies widely across region; search teacher salaries
 The median salary for teachers in Dayton Public Schools is $25,000 less than average teacher pay in the neighboring Oakwood City School District, according to Ohio Department of Education data on teacher compensation in the 2016-2017 school year. The data, analyzed by the Dayton Daily News, shows a wide disparity in how much educators are...

5:31 PM Thursday, May. 17, 2018

The median salary for teachers in Dayton Public Schools is $25,000 less than average teacher pay in the neighboring Oakwood City School District, according to Ohio Department of Education data on teacher compensation in the 2016-2017 school year. The data, analyzed by the Dayton Daily News, shows a wide disparity in how much educators are...
Springboro’s highest-paid employees in 2017: I-Team Payroll Project
 Editor’s note: The Dayton Daily News I-Team is gathering payroll data for local governments across our region, as well as state government and higher education, as part of our Payroll Project. You can search Payroll Project data here. We are gathering payroll data for 2017 and will add it to the database as it is collected...

10:00 AM Tuesday, May. 15, 2018

Editor’s note: The Dayton Daily News I-Team is gathering payroll data for local governments across our region, as well as state government and higher education, as part of our Payroll Project. You can search Payroll Project data here. We are gathering payroll data for 2017 and will add it to the database as it is collected...
Fairborn’s highest-paid employees in 2017: I-Team Payroll Project
 Editor’s note: The Dayton Daily News I-Team is gathering payroll data for local governments across our region, as well as state government and higher education, as part of our Payroll Project. You can search Payroll Project data here. We are gathering payroll data for 2017 and will add it to the database as it is collected...

2:01 PM Friday, May. 11, 2018

Editor’s note: The Dayton Daily News I-Team is gathering payroll data for local governments across our region, as well as state government and higher education, as part of our Payroll Project. You can search Payroll Project data here. We are gathering payroll data for 2017 and will add it to the database as it is collected...
Englewood’s highest-paid employees in 2017: I-Team Payroll Project
 Editor’s note: The Dayton Daily News I-Team is gathering payroll data for local governments across our region, as well as state government and higher education, as part of our Payroll Project. You can search Payroll Project data here. We are gathering payroll data for 2017 and will add it to the database as it is collected...

10:00 AM Thursday, May. 10, 2018

Editor’s note: The Dayton Daily News I-Team is gathering payroll data for local governments across our region, as well as state government and higher education, as part of our Payroll Project. You can search Payroll Project data here. We are gathering payroll data for 2017 and will add it to the database as it is collected...
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...

9:25 PM Wednesday, May. 09, 2018

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...
Jail healthcare provider sued for bowel obstruction death of inmate
 Sasha Garvin, a sufferer of Crohn’s and inflammatory bowel disease, repeatedly told NaphCare medical personnel in the Montgomery County Jail that she had severe abdominal pain and needed to go to a hospital, according to a lawsuit brought by Garvin’s mother. The medical negligence/wrongful death lawsuit filed in Montgomery County...

8:11 PM Wednesday, May. 09, 2018

Sasha Garvin, a sufferer of Crohn’s and inflammatory bowel disease, repeatedly told NaphCare medical personnel in the Montgomery County Jail that she had severe abdominal pain and needed to go to a hospital, according to a lawsuit brought by Garvin’s mother. The medical negligence/wrongful death lawsuit filed in Montgomery County...
Incumbent gets GOP nod to hold on to Champaign County state Sen. seat
 Incumbent State Rep. Nino Vitale, R-Urbana, won the Republican primary race for his 85th House district seat, according to early election results released by the Ohio Secretary of State. The 85th district includes all of Champaign County and most of Logan County as well as southeastern Shelby County. Vitale outpaced a crowded field of Republicans...

2:02 AM Wednesday, May. 09, 2018

Incumbent State Rep. Nino Vitale, R-Urbana, won the Republican primary race for his 85th House district seat, according to early election results released by the Ohio Secretary of State. The 85th district includes all of Champaign County and most of Logan County as well as southeastern Shelby County. Vitale outpaced a crowded field of Republicans...
WSU lecturer to take on sheriff for state House seat
 Wright State University lecturer Ryan Taylor will face off against Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer in November for Ohio’s 40th House District.  Taylor won the Democratic nomination Tuesday over Albert Griggs Jr., according to election results from the Ohio Secretary of State.  Taylor received 2,771 votes, or 69 percent...

12:54 AM Wednesday, May. 09, 2018

Wright State University lecturer Ryan Taylor will face off against Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer in November for Ohio’s 40th House District.  Taylor won the Democratic nomination Tuesday over Albert Griggs Jr., according to election results from the Ohio Secretary of State.  Taylor received 2,771 votes, or 69 percent...