Cornelius Frolik

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Greater Dayton RTA buses could be rid of cash fares by 2020
 The Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority hopes to modernize its payment system and get rid of cash fares by 2020, officials said Wednesday. More than half of RTA riders have migrated to passes, including monthly and weekly passes, said Mark Donaghy, CEO of the agency.  The agency will work to become the first major transit authority...

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The Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority hopes to modernize its payment system and get rid of cash fares by 2020, officials said Wednesday. More than half of RTA riders have migrated to passes, including monthly and weekly passes, said Mark Donaghy, CEO of the agency.  The agency will work to become the first major transit authority...
Community leaders ‘shocked’ over hospital closure
 Good Samaritan Hospital looms large over northwest Dayton, and news of its planned closure this year sent shockwaves Wednesday through the community and halls of government. The city, which only learned hours before Wednesday’s announcement about the hospital’s closure, is concerned about possible disinvestment in the area when...

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Good Samaritan Hospital looms large over northwest Dayton, and news of its planned closure this year sent shockwaves Wednesday through the community and halls of government. The city, which only learned hours before Wednesday’s announcement about the hospital’s closure, is concerned about possible disinvestment in the area when...
Good Samaritan Hospital: Leaders saddened, concerned by closure
 Good Samaritan Hospital looms large over northwest Dayton, and news of its planned closure this year sent shockwaves Wednesday through the community and halls of government. The city, which only learned hours before Wednesday’s announcement about the hospital’s closure, is concerned about possible disinvestment in the area when...

Posted: 7 hours ago

Good Samaritan Hospital looms large over northwest Dayton, and news of its planned closure this year sent shockwaves Wednesday through the community and halls of government. The city, which only learned hours before Wednesday’s announcement about the hospital’s closure, is concerned about possible disinvestment in the area when...
Residents won’t have to vacate downtown Dayton apartments
 A Montgomery County Common Pleas judge has granted a temporary restraining order that blocks the city of Dayton from forcing some tenants to move out of a downtown apartment building that has a malfunctioning heating system. RELATED: Dayton issues vacate order for downtown apartment building Last week, city of Dayton housing inspection officials...

Posted: a day ago

A Montgomery County Common Pleas judge has granted a temporary restraining order that blocks the city of Dayton from forcing some tenants to move out of a downtown apartment building that has a malfunctioning heating system. RELATED: Dayton issues vacate order for downtown apartment building Last week, city of Dayton housing inspection officials...
Dayton apartment residents able to stay after judge issues order
 Judge Richard Skelton has issued a temporary restraining order that blocks the city of Dayton’s emergency vacate order for the Newcom building.   Skelton said the building owner must purchase infrared heaters today for the remaining 18 tenants in the building.  He ordered that the building be available for inspection...

Posted: a day ago

Judge Richard Skelton has issued a temporary restraining order that blocks the city of Dayton’s emergency vacate order for the Newcom building.   Skelton said the building owner must purchase infrared heaters today for the remaining 18 tenants in the building.  He ordered that the building be available for inspection...
Car thieves in Dayton rely on drivers’ poor choices
 Auto theft often is a crime of opportunity, and now that winter is here, thieves in Dayton will be given some golden opportunities by drivers who make bad decisions. Since Oct. 1, there have been 88 grand theft auto reports in the West Patrol Operations Division, and 41 of the incidents involved a vehicle that was left running with the keys...

Posted: a day ago

Auto theft often is a crime of opportunity, and now that winter is here, thieves in Dayton will be given some golden opportunities by drivers who make bad decisions. Since Oct. 1, there have been 88 grand theft auto reports in the West Patrol Operations Division, and 41 of the incidents involved a vehicle that was left running with the keys...
Drugs seen as catalyst for Dayton’s high burglary rate
 Dayton had one of the highest burglary rates among major U.S. cities in 2016, according to FBI data, and drug use appears to be a key factor. “Burglaries will keep getting worse until something is done about the opioid problem, because they are stealing everything they can get their hands on to get their fix,” said Lodia Furnas...

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Dayton had one of the highest burglary rates among major U.S. cities in 2016, according to FBI data, and drug use appears to be a key factor. “Burglaries will keep getting worse until something is done about the opioid problem, because they are stealing everything they can get their hands on to get their fix,” said Lodia Furnas...
Snow remnants, temperature drops expected through the day
 Winter Weather Advisory cancelled for: Auglaize, Butler, Champaign, Clark, Darke, Green, Logan, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, Shelby, Warren Roads in the Miami Valley region continue to be slick after being blanketed by snow Friday evening, following hours of rain and sleet earlier in the day. However, snow will slowly taper off from west to...

Posted: 5 days ago

Winter Weather Advisory cancelled for: Auglaize, Butler, Champaign, Clark, Darke, Green, Logan, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, Shelby, Warren Roads in the Miami Valley region continue to be slick after being blanketed by snow Friday evening, following hours of rain and sleet earlier in the day. However, snow will slowly taper off from west to...
Dayton issues vacate order for downtown apartment building
 The city of Dayton has issued an order to vacate a downtown apartment building containing almost 50 residents after its owners failed to fix a malfunctioning heating system, making the building unsafe to live in, city officials said. Officials say they will board up the Newcom Building at 255 N. Main St. on Tuesday unless the heating system...

Posted: 5 days ago

The city of Dayton has issued an order to vacate a downtown apartment building containing almost 50 residents after its owners failed to fix a malfunctioning heating system, making the building unsafe to live in, city officials said. Officials say they will board up the Newcom Building at 255 N. Main St. on Tuesday unless the heating system...
Walmart, McDonald’s tops in Ohio for employees on food stamps
 Walmart, one of Ohio’s largest employers, announced Thursday it is raising the starting wages of all hourly U.S. employees to $11 an hour. The company will offer a $2-per-hour wage increase, but that may not quiet critics who claim that the company does not pay a living wage. In Ohio, about 11,560 Walmart employees and their family...

Posted: 5 days ago

Walmart, one of Ohio’s largest employers, announced Thursday it is raising the starting wages of all hourly U.S. employees to $11 an hour. The company will offer a $2-per-hour wage increase, but that may not quiet critics who claim that the company does not pay a living wage. In Ohio, about 11,560 Walmart employees and their family...
Have a Dayton utility bill to pay? CVS, Family Dollar are new options
 The city of Dayton is expanding its payment options to allow water customers to pay their bills at CVS Pharmacy and Family Dollar stores, which officials hope will save some people a trip to City Hall. Many Dayton residents and property owners pay their water bills in person in cash at the city’s treasury window at 101 W. Third St....

Posted: 7 days ago

The city of Dayton is expanding its payment options to allow water customers to pay their bills at CVS Pharmacy and Family Dollar stores, which officials hope will save some people a trip to City Hall. Many Dayton residents and property owners pay their water bills in person in cash at the city’s treasury window at 101 W. Third St....