Chris Stewart

Chris Stewart is a reporter for Cox Media Group Ohio.

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Dan Foley reflects on successes, shortfalls and unfinished business
 Dan Foley will cast his final votes as a Montgomery County commissioner this afternoon. The Democrat announced in 2017 he would wouldn’t run again for the commission seat and instead set his sights on the Statehouse — a bid that fell 137 votes short in November. Foley has spent almost 25 years in county government. He served as...

Posted: 6 hours ago

Dan Foley will cast his final votes as a Montgomery County commissioner this afternoon. The Democrat announced in 2017 he would wouldn’t run again for the commission seat and instead set his sights on the Statehouse — a bid that fell 137 votes short in November. Foley has spent almost 25 years in county government. He served as...
Officeholder ousted in November interested in treasurer’s job
 A Montgomery County officeholder without a job come January said he will pursue the treasurer’s position, soon to be open when another Democrat, Carolyn Rice, is sworn into the county commission seat she won in November. For the past 11 years, tax payments have been collected by Rice, who will step down as treasurer Dec. 31. Russ Joseph...

Posted: 8 hours ago

A Montgomery County officeholder without a job come January said he will pursue the treasurer’s position, soon to be open when another Democrat, Carolyn Rice, is sworn into the county commission seat she won in November. For the past 11 years, tax payments have been collected by Rice, who will step down as treasurer Dec. 31. Russ Joseph...
County commissioners officially fire animal shelter director
 Montgomery County Commissioners voted Thursday to terminate longtime Animal Resources Center Director Mark Kumpf’s employment with the county. Kumpf was terminated involuntarily, according to records obtained by the Dayton Daily News. Kumpf’s removal eases the way for 2019 “to be a transformative year” for the facility...

Posted: 4 days ago

Montgomery County Commissioners voted Thursday to terminate longtime Animal Resources Center Director Mark Kumpf’s employment with the county. Kumpf was terminated involuntarily, according to records obtained by the Dayton Daily News. Kumpf’s removal eases the way for 2019 “to be a transformative year” for the facility...
First Ohio medical marijuana store gets OK to open
 The first medical marijuana dispensary in Ohio has been approved to open, but it may be a while before customers walk in. CY+, located in the village of Wintersville, near Steubenville is the first of 56 state-licensed medical marijuana outlets to receive a certificate of operation. Wintersville is located about three hours east of Dayton...

Posted: 5 days ago

The first medical marijuana dispensary in Ohio has been approved to open, but it may be a while before customers walk in. CY+, located in the village of Wintersville, near Steubenville is the first of 56 state-licensed medical marijuana outlets to receive a certificate of operation. Wintersville is located about three hours east of Dayton...
Montgomery County home sales hit all-time high
 Montgomery County has already recorded more real estate sales during 2018 than any year on record, the county auditor told more than 70 local government officials Thursday morning at an annual update. Valid residential home sales in 2018 just through November soared to 8,462, shooting 19 percent higher than 2016’s total 7,125 and above...

Posted: 5 days ago

Montgomery County has already recorded more real estate sales during 2018 than any year on record, the county auditor told more than 70 local government officials Thursday morning at an annual update. Valid residential home sales in 2018 just through November soared to 8,462, shooting 19 percent higher than 2016’s total 7,125 and above...
Great Miami River’s low dam’s removal will boost safety, aquatic life, expert says
 A Great Miami River low dam that “could drown people” is gone now, and in its place is a new stretch of riffling waterway designed for bugs and fish to thrive, said Sarah Hippensteel Hall, the Miami Conservancy District’s manager of watershed partnerships. “We’re creating habitat for things that didn’t...

Posted: 5 days ago

A Great Miami River low dam that “could drown people” is gone now, and in its place is a new stretch of riffling waterway designed for bugs and fish to thrive, said Sarah Hippensteel Hall, the Miami Conservancy District’s manager of watershed partnerships. “We’re creating habitat for things that didn’t...
More marijuana doctors approved for region. Who are they? 
 Since June, another 18 doctors in the region have received certificates to recommend marijuana including seven in Dayton, two in Beavercreek, and one each in Bellbrook, Brookville, Enon, Fairborn, Kettering, New Carlisle, Washington Twp., Waynesville and Yellow Springs.  The number of physicians now certified in Ohio grew to 336 through...

Posted: 6 days ago

Since June, another 18 doctors in the region have received certificates to recommend marijuana including seven in Dayton, two in Beavercreek, and one each in Bellbrook, Brookville, Enon, Fairborn, Kettering, New Carlisle, Washington Twp., Waynesville and Yellow Springs.  The number of physicians now certified in Ohio grew to 336 through...
County looks ahead after embattled animal shelter director’s job ends
 Montgomery County’s parting with longtime Animal Resources Center Director Mark Kumpf will put the beleaguered facility on a new trajectory to improve the outcome of animals in its care, both county officials and animal welfare advocates said Tuesday.  “We feel that 2019 is going to be a transformative year for our Animal...

Posted: 7 days ago

Montgomery County’s parting with longtime Animal Resources Center Director Mark Kumpf will put the beleaguered facility on a new trajectory to improve the outcome of animals in its care, both county officials and animal welfare advocates said Tuesday.  “We feel that 2019 is going to be a transformative year for our Animal...
Longtime director out at embattled animal shelter
 Mark Kumpf, the director of the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center, will no longer be employed by the county effective Dec. 14, according to a letter sent by County Administrator Michael Colbert to employees Monday afternoon. “The Board of County Commissioners and the County Administrator desire to move forward with new leadership...

Posted: 8 days ago

Mark Kumpf, the director of the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center, will no longer be employed by the county effective Dec. 14, according to a letter sent by County Administrator Michael Colbert to employees Monday afternoon. “The Board of County Commissioners and the County Administrator desire to move forward with new leadership...
Ohio activates first 1,000 medical marijuana cards
 More than 2,000 Ohioans entered into the state’s medical marijuana patient and caregiver registry within the first week of its operation with more than half already paying fees to activate their cards, according to the State Board of Pharmacy. Rollout of the registry last week allowed qualified physicians to begin adding the names of...

Posted: 8 days ago

More than 2,000 Ohioans entered into the state’s medical marijuana patient and caregiver registry within the first week of its operation with more than half already paying fees to activate their cards, according to the State Board of Pharmacy. Rollout of the registry last week allowed qualified physicians to begin adding the names of...
Boil advisory continues for Jefferson Regional Water Authority customers in Montgomery County
 Though water pressure has been restored following a main break, customers of the Jefferson Regional Water Authority in portions of Montgomery County should continue to boil water for drinking and cooking as a precaution through Tuesday afternoon, according to officials.  A water main break Sunday on Soldier’s Home Miamisburg Road...

Posted: 9 days ago

Though water pressure has been restored following a main break, customers of the Jefferson Regional Water Authority in portions of Montgomery County should continue to boil water for drinking and cooking as a precaution through Tuesday afternoon, according to officials.  A water main break Sunday on Soldier’s Home Miamisburg Road...