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Critics target Montgomery Co. Animal Resource Center for animal deaths
 The Montgomery County Animal Resource Center is under fire for putting to death animals too quickly — in some cases while their owners are still looking for them. “From my point of view, it is not a shelter, it’s a death row,” said former Dayton Mayor Paul Leonard, who is also an attorney representing a couple suing...

Posted: 14 days ago

The Montgomery County Animal Resource Center is under fire for putting to death animals too quickly — in some cases while their owners are still looking for them. “From my point of view, it is not a shelter, it’s a death row,” said former Dayton Mayor Paul Leonard, who is also an attorney representing a couple suing...
Lawyer on Dayton water safety suit: ‘The damages are significant here’
 The city of Dayton filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday to get the makers of firefighting foam to shoulder the cost of cleaning up chemicals contaminating the city’s water supply.  “These guys knew what they were creating was harmful to the community and harmful to the water supply. For 40 years they did nothing,” said...

Posted: 17 days ago

The city of Dayton filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday to get the makers of firefighting foam to shoulder the cost of cleaning up chemicals contaminating the city’s water supply.  “These guys knew what they were creating was harmful to the community and harmful to the water supply. For 40 years they did nothing,” said...
Dayton suing firefighting foam makers after water safety worries
 The city of Dayton will sue the makers of firefighting foam in the wake of chemicals found in the water systems here and in other cities around the country. City officials announced the lawsuit today in an afternoon press conference. “It is our duty to protect the public health, safety and welfare and environment of our residents and...

Posted: 18 days ago

The city of Dayton will sue the makers of firefighting foam in the wake of chemicals found in the water systems here and in other cities around the country. City officials announced the lawsuit today in an afternoon press conference. “It is our duty to protect the public health, safety and welfare and environment of our residents and...
This isn’t space junk: Neil Armstrong’s personal artifacts go to auction
Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, is pictured Friday, June 1, 2012, following a graveside service for Wilbur Wright on the 100th anniversary of the burial of the powered flight pioneer. Wright died at age 45 of typhoid fever on May 30, 1912. Wilbur Wright's grave is near his brother Orville's in the Wright family plot at Woodland...

Posted: 19 days ago

Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, is pictured Friday, June 1, 2012, following a graveside service for Wilbur Wright on the 100th anniversary of the burial of the powered flight pioneer. Wright died at age 45 of typhoid fever on May 30, 1912. Wilbur Wright's grave is near his brother Orville's in the Wright family plot at Woodland...
Keowee Street bridge work enters important phase
 A key phase of the new $12 million Keowee Street bridge will begin within 10 days — work that will be important for the rest of the construction schedule, Montgomery County Engineer Paul Gruner said. It is one of three area bridge projects drawing attention. Both abutments and all Keowee Street bridge piers are complete, and workers...

Posted: 20 days ago

A key phase of the new $12 million Keowee Street bridge will begin within 10 days — work that will be important for the rest of the construction schedule, Montgomery County Engineer Paul Gruner said. It is one of three area bridge projects drawing attention. Both abutments and all Keowee Street bridge piers are complete, and workers...
This isn’t space junk: Neil Armstrong’s personal artifacts go to auction
 Bidding will begin next week on a collection of Neil Armstrong’s personal memorabilia and artifacts — including fragments of the Wright brothers’ 1903 flyer taken to the moon and back by the first man to set foot there. More than 2,000 items are being sold at auction by the family of Armstrong, a favorite Ohio son from Wapakoneta...

Posted: 20 days ago

Bidding will begin next week on a collection of Neil Armstrong’s personal memorabilia and artifacts — including fragments of the Wright brothers’ 1903 flyer taken to the moon and back by the first man to set foot there. More than 2,000 items are being sold at auction by the family of Armstrong, a favorite Ohio son from Wapakoneta...
Montgomery County sales tax increase: What do these residents think?
 Montgomery County’s overall sales tax rate climbed from 7.25 percent to 7.5 percent beginning today. The extra quarter-percent tax figures to add an average of $36 a year, or about a dime more a day, for every man, woman and child in Montgomery County, according to county officials.  Some people say the higher sales tax rate will...

Posted: 21 days ago

Montgomery County’s overall sales tax rate climbed from 7.25 percent to 7.5 percent beginning today. The extra quarter-percent tax figures to add an average of $36 a year, or about a dime more a day, for every man, woman and child in Montgomery County, according to county officials.  Some people say the higher sales tax rate will...
Montgomery County sales tax goes up Monday; How does it compare to other counties?
 Montgomery County’s sales tax rate will jump into the state's third-highest spot when it rises a quarter percent on Monday, joining Franklin County and portions of Delaware and Union counties at 7.5 percent. Cuyahoga County is alone with the state’s highest sales tax rate at 8 percent, which includes 1 percent that goes to mass...

Posted: 22 days ago

Montgomery County’s sales tax rate will jump into the state's third-highest spot when it rises a quarter percent on Monday, joining Franklin County and portions of Delaware and Union counties at 7.5 percent. Cuyahoga County is alone with the state’s highest sales tax rate at 8 percent, which includes 1 percent that goes to mass...
County sales tax increase: What it means for shoppers, local programs
 You might spend a few bucks less if you buy your big-ticket item in Montgomery County today. Come tomorrow, a new quarter-percent retail sales tax increase kicks in. The increase is expected to generate an additional $19.1 million a year to keep certain county programs afloat and expand others. Some people said it will hardly be noticed by...

Posted: 22 days ago

You might spend a few bucks less if you buy your big-ticket item in Montgomery County today. Come tomorrow, a new quarter-percent retail sales tax increase kicks in. The increase is expected to generate an additional $19.1 million a year to keep certain county programs afloat and expand others. Some people said it will hardly be noticed by...