Josh Sweigart

Josh Sweigart investigates government waste, fraud and abuse as a member of the I-Team. His stories focus on government spending in southwest Ohio, as well as the statehouse and U.S. Capitol. Sweigart has won several awards for investigative reporting from the Associated Press Society of Ohio. 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. He also collaborates on I-Team stories with WHIO-TV. Sweigart is a graduate of Wright State University and Wayne High School in Huber Heights.  Find @ITeamOhio on Twitter Find I-Team on Facebook

Latest from Josh Sweigart

Defense contractor sentenced for veteran-owned business fraud
 The former owner of a now-dissolved Beavercreek defense firm was sentenced this morning to three years’ probation and a $100,000 fine for her role in fraudulently getting contracts with NASA and the Air Force using a set-aside meant for service-disabled veterans. Minda Moore, 39, pleaded guilty in January to conspiracy, a federal misdemeanor...

Posted: 8 hours ago

The former owner of a now-dissolved Beavercreek defense firm was sentenced this morning to three years’ probation and a $100,000 fine for her role in fraudulently getting contracts with NASA and the Air Force using a set-aside meant for service-disabled veterans. Minda Moore, 39, pleaded guilty in January to conspiracy, a federal misdemeanor...
Butler County’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...

Posted: 18 hours ago

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...
Clayton’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...

Posted: a day ago

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...
Miami U’s highest-paid employees in 2017: I-Team Payroll Project
 Miami University President Gregory Crawford was the university’s highest-paid employee in 2017. He was paid more than $100,000 over what his predecessor earned in prior years, according to the I-Team Payroll Project searchable database of public employees. Crawford was hired in February 2016 to replace former president David Hodge...

Posted: 2 days ago

Miami University President Gregory Crawford was the university’s highest-paid employee in 2017. He was paid more than $100,000 over what his predecessor earned in prior years, according to the I-Team Payroll Project searchable database of public employees. Crawford was hired in February 2016 to replace former president David Hodge...
Dayton says new efforts stemming crime in neighborhood where women’s bodies found
 Dayton police say stepped-up patrols have led to fewer gun crimes and more drug and prostitution arrests in the North Main Street corridor where residents have long complained of rampant crime and where several women have been found dead in yards and alleys since June. Dayton police on Friday announced that on Dec. 4, 2017 the West Patrol...

Posted: 4 days ago

Dayton police say stepped-up patrols have led to fewer gun crimes and more drug and prostitution arrests in the North Main Street corridor where residents have long complained of rampant crime and where several women have been found dead in yards and alleys since June. Dayton police on Friday announced that on Dec. 4, 2017 the West Patrol...
Amish buggy crashes like Friday’s fatal incident not uncommon in Ohio, data show
 Friday night’s fatal crash in which a pickup truck hit a horse-drawn buggy shares similarities with other automobile-buggy accidents in the state, according to Ohio Department of Transportation data. An ODOT study of Amish buggy crashes in Oho involving a motor vehicle from 2007 to 2016 identified 1,412 crashes leading to 25 fatalities...

Posted: 4 days ago

Friday night’s fatal crash in which a pickup truck hit a horse-drawn buggy shares similarities with other automobile-buggy accidents in the state, according to Ohio Department of Transportation data. An ODOT study of Amish buggy crashes in Oho involving a motor vehicle from 2007 to 2016 identified 1,412 crashes leading to 25 fatalities...
I-Team Payroll Project: With 2 jobs, engineer tops Miami County’s payroll
 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...

Posted: 4 days ago

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...
Police: Records from mishandled child abuse case ‘could not be located’
 Dayton police cannot find records related to the botched investigation of the alleged abuse of Brayden Ferguson by Ryan “Luke” St. John more than a year before St. John beat the 2-year-old to death. Go here to read the full story on what records are missing and how city leaders are reacting. A Dayton Daily News investigation into...

Posted: 7 days ago

Dayton police cannot find records related to the botched investigation of the alleged abuse of Brayden Ferguson by Ryan “Luke” St. John more than a year before St. John beat the 2-year-old to death. Go here to read the full story on what records are missing and how city leaders are reacting. A Dayton Daily News investigation into...
Police say records from mishandled child abuse case may be missing
 Dayton police cannot find records related to the botched investigation of the alleged abuse of Brayden Ferguson by Ryan “Luke” St. John more than a year before St. John beat the 2-year-old to death. St. John was convicted on April 6 of murder in connection with Brayden’s death and will be sentenced May 1. St. John, the boyfriend...

Posted: 7 days ago

Dayton police cannot find records related to the botched investigation of the alleged abuse of Brayden Ferguson by Ryan “Luke” St. John more than a year before St. John beat the 2-year-old to death. St. John was convicted on April 6 of murder in connection with Brayden’s death and will be sentenced May 1. St. John, the boyfriend...
Wright State’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...

Posted: 8 days ago

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...
Timeline: Toddler’s death followed police, children services involvement
 A Dayton Daily News investigation found that 2-year-old Brayden Ferguson’s February 2017 death at the hands of his mother’s boyfriend, Ryan “Luke” St. John, followed a Dayton police and Children Services intervention when St. John was suspected of abusing Brayden in 2015.  Our investigation into Brayden&rsquo...

Posted: 9 days ago

A Dayton Daily News investigation found that 2-year-old Brayden Ferguson’s February 2017 death at the hands of his mother’s boyfriend, Ryan “Luke” St. John, followed a Dayton police and Children Services intervention when St. John was suspected of abusing Brayden in 2015.  Our investigation into Brayden&rsquo...