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Chris Stewart is a reporter for Cox Media Group Ohio.

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Montgomery County sales tax increase proposal draws ire, support
 During the first of two required public hearings, Montgomery County commissioners heard Tuesday from citizens both for and against a proposed retail sales tax increase projected to generate an additional $19.1 million a year. With a $9 million budget shortfall looming for Montgomery County in 2019 — and more expected in years beyond...

Posted: 9 hours ago

During the first of two required public hearings, Montgomery County commissioners heard Tuesday from citizens both for and against a proposed retail sales tax increase projected to generate an additional $19.1 million a year. With a $9 million budget shortfall looming for Montgomery County in 2019 — and more expected in years beyond...
Chemicals found in Dayton water prompt new letters to customers
 A potentially dangerous substance once used as a firefighting foam at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base that infiltrated groundwater and prompted the shutdown of several Dayton water wells has now been detected in drinking water bound for customers. The system operators, however, say the level of polyfluoralkyl substances (PFAS) is well below...

Posted: 13 hours ago

A potentially dangerous substance once used as a firefighting foam at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base that infiltrated groundwater and prompted the shutdown of several Dayton water wells has now been detected in drinking water bound for customers. The system operators, however, say the level of polyfluoralkyl substances (PFAS) is well below...
Forest Park vision includes relocated Harrison Twp. government center
 A new town square anchored by a relocated Harrison Twp. government center is the centerpiece of a consensus redevelopment plan for the Forest Park area, officials and planners announced Tuesday. The redevelopment area includes a 54-acre tract in Harrison Twp. that was once the location of a thriving amusement park and later a shopping center...

Posted: a day ago

A new town square anchored by a relocated Harrison Twp. government center is the centerpiece of a consensus redevelopment plan for the Forest Park area, officials and planners announced Tuesday. The redevelopment area includes a 54-acre tract in Harrison Twp. that was once the location of a thriving amusement park and later a shopping center...
Medical marijuana: Is your doctor state-certified to recommend pot? Find out.
 Only doctors with a special certification will be allowed to recommend marijuana to patients when the drug becomes available in Ohio for medical use later this year.  The State Medical Board of Ohio has so far cleared 139 physicians to recommend treatment with marijuana, including doctors in Beavercreek Twp., Centerville, Dayton, Enon...

Posted: a day ago

Only doctors with a special certification will be allowed to recommend marijuana to patients when the drug becomes available in Ohio for medical use later this year.  The State Medical Board of Ohio has so far cleared 139 physicians to recommend treatment with marijuana, including doctors in Beavercreek Twp., Centerville, Dayton, Enon...
Medical marijuana: If Ohio won’t let you burn it, how do you use it?
 Some say medical marijuana is a misnomer, including some local officials and the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration.   “People keep saying ‘medical marijuana’ and there’s no such thing,” said Helen Jones-Kelley, executive director, Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health Services board of Montgomery...

Posted: a day ago

Some say medical marijuana is a misnomer, including some local officials and the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration.   “People keep saying ‘medical marijuana’ and there’s no such thing,” said Helen Jones-Kelley, executive director, Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health Services board of Montgomery...
Public feedback sought for Montgomery County sales tax increase
 Montgomery County commissioners are considering a retail sales tax increase that could add $19.1 million a year to the budget, but first they need to have public hearings. The first is in a rare 6 p.m. Tuesday hearing on the 10th floor of the County Administration Building, where commissioners will take comments on the proposed 0.25-percent...

Posted: 2 days ago

Montgomery County commissioners are considering a retail sales tax increase that could add $19.1 million a year to the budget, but first they need to have public hearings. The first is in a rare 6 p.m. Tuesday hearing on the 10th floor of the County Administration Building, where commissioners will take comments on the proposed 0.25-percent...
These major changes could be coming soon to Ohio’s child support system
 Ohio’s child support system, plagued with an outdated formula used to calculate payments, $100 million a year in unpaid support and non-custodial parents who slip into the underground economy to avoid wage garnishments, may soon get its most sweeping reform in decades. The impact of newly-passed legislation on families will vary based...

Posted: 2 days ago

Ohio’s child support system, plagued with an outdated formula used to calculate payments, $100 million a year in unpaid support and non-custodial parents who slip into the underground economy to avoid wage garnishments, may soon get its most sweeping reform in decades. The impact of newly-passed legislation on families will vary based...
Plagued by problems, Ohio’s child support system is set for sweeping reforms. Here’s what would change.
 Ohio’s child support system, plagued with an outdated formula used to calculate payments, $100 million a year in unpaid support and non-custodial parents who slip into the underground economy to avoid wage garnishments, may soon get its most sweeping reform in decades. The impact of newly-passed legislation on families will vary based...

Posted: 2 days ago

Ohio’s child support system, plagued with an outdated formula used to calculate payments, $100 million a year in unpaid support and non-custodial parents who slip into the underground economy to avoid wage garnishments, may soon get its most sweeping reform in decades. The impact of newly-passed legislation on families will vary based...
Ohio set to make major changes to child support system
 Ohio’s child support system, plagued with an outdated formula used to calculate payments, $100 million a year in unpaid support and non-custodial parents who slip into the underground economy to avoid wage garnishments, may soon get its most sweeping reform in decades. The impact of newly-passed legislation on families will vary based...

Posted: 4 days ago

Ohio’s child support system, plagued with an outdated formula used to calculate payments, $100 million a year in unpaid support and non-custodial parents who slip into the underground economy to avoid wage garnishments, may soon get its most sweeping reform in decades. The impact of newly-passed legislation on families will vary based...
Bridges have been at this local spot about 180 years. A new $21M one is coming.
 A bridge has spanned the Great Miami River at Third Street in Dayton for about 180 years, according to local accounts. And come 2020, Montgomery County is set to begin constructing the newest version, coming in at a cost of $21.6 million. The original wood-covered bridge was built about 1840 and had limestone piers.  In about 1904, a...

Posted: 8 days ago

A bridge has spanned the Great Miami River at Third Street in Dayton for about 180 years, according to local accounts. And come 2020, Montgomery County is set to begin constructing the newest version, coming in at a cost of $21.6 million. The original wood-covered bridge was built about 1840 and had limestone piers.  In about 1904, a...