Katie Wedell

Katie Wedell is a data journalist investigating government waste, fraud and abuse as a member of the I-Team. She's won several awards for investigative reporting from the Associated Press Media Editors of Ohio. Katie has worked for Cox Media Group since 2007, writing for the Dayton Daily News and Springfield News-Sun, as well as working on the cross-platform breaking news team and digital team. She's a graduate of Miami University and grew up in the Chicago area.

Latest from Katie Wedell

Charter school failure could be largest in state history
 Parents of more than 1,000 students across the region are scrambling to find new schools for their children just days away from what could be the largest charter school failure in state history. The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, an online school, notified parents this week they could suspend operations Jan. 19 as they work out issues...

Posted: 3 days ago

Parents of more than 1,000 students across the region are scrambling to find new schools for their children just days away from what could be the largest charter school failure in state history. The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, an online school, notified parents this week they could suspend operations Jan. 19 as they work out issues...
Ice cream bars recalled over listeria sold at Aldi, Kroger and Meijer
 Ice cream bars sold at Ohio Kroger and Meijer stores, among others, are being recalled for possible listeria contamination. Fieldbrook Foods Corp. first announced a limited recall of products last week, including Purple Cow Orange Cream Bars sold at Meijer stores that had a “best by” date of Nov. 20, 2018. On Tuesday, the company ...

Posted: 5 days ago

Ice cream bars sold at Ohio Kroger and Meijer stores, among others, are being recalled for possible listeria contamination. Fieldbrook Foods Corp. first announced a limited recall of products last week, including Purple Cow Orange Cream Bars sold at Meijer stores that had a “best by” date of Nov. 20, 2018. On Tuesday, the company ...
Ice cream bars recalled for Listeria sold at Kroger and Meijer
 Ice cream bars sold at Ohio Kroger and Meijer stores, among others, are being recalled for possible Listeria contamination. Fieldbrook Foods Corporation first announced a limited recall of products last week, including Purple Cow Orange Cream Bars sold at Meijer stores that had a “best by” date of Nov. 20, 2018. Yesterday the...

Posted: 5 days ago

Ice cream bars sold at Ohio Kroger and Meijer stores, among others, are being recalled for possible Listeria contamination. Fieldbrook Foods Corporation first announced a limited recall of products last week, including Purple Cow Orange Cream Bars sold at Meijer stores that had a “best by” date of Nov. 20, 2018. Yesterday the...
Library hosting free Narcan training
 Project DAWN, a community-based overdose education and naloxone distribution program, is offering free one-hour training sessions at three Dayton Metro Library locations in January and February. Naloxone is the generic name for Narcan, a drug that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.  Each session will include training on recognizing...

Posted: 7 days ago

Project DAWN, a community-based overdose education and naloxone distribution program, is offering free one-hour training sessions at three Dayton Metro Library locations in January and February. Naloxone is the generic name for Narcan, a drug that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.  Each session will include training on recognizing...
10 Ohio professions that require licensing: Are they needed?
 It takes nearly a year of training to become a licensed barber in Ohio, but one can become an advanced emergency medical technician — with the ability to administer narcotics — in less than six weeks. Ohio is the only state in the U.S. to license social work assistants, who are not able to do actual counseling but perform tasks...

Posted: 8 days ago

It takes nearly a year of training to become a licensed barber in Ohio, but one can become an advanced emergency medical technician — with the ability to administer narcotics — in less than six weeks. Ohio is the only state in the U.S. to license social work assistants, who are not able to do actual counseling but perform tasks...
Are Ohio’s licensing rules out of whack?
 It takes nearly a year of training to become a licensed barber in Ohio, but one can become an advanced emergency medical technician — with the ability to administer narcotics — in less than six weeks. Ohio is the only state in the U.S. to license social work assistants, who are not able to do actual counseling but perform tasks...

Posted: 9 days ago

It takes nearly a year of training to become a licensed barber in Ohio, but one can become an advanced emergency medical technician — with the ability to administer narcotics — in less than six weeks. Ohio is the only state in the U.S. to license social work assistants, who are not able to do actual counseling but perform tasks...
Feds want to add citizenship question to U.S. Census
 The Department of Justice has requested that a citizenship question be added to the 2020 U.S. Census questionnaire — a move critics say could keep immigrant populations from participating and supporters say is needed to enforce Voting Rights Act. The decennial census is a key government function that aims to count everyone living in...

Posted: 11 days ago

The Department of Justice has requested that a citizenship question be added to the 2020 U.S. Census questionnaire — a move critics say could keep immigrant populations from participating and supporters say is needed to enforce Voting Rights Act. The decennial census is a key government function that aims to count everyone living in...
11 Dayton Daily News investigations that shaped 2017
 From conditions at county jails to child brides to abuse of power and government waste, fraud and failure, our I-Team and other reporters at the Dayton Daily News delivered in 2017 investigative journalism that shed a spotlight on community issues and led to change.  This in-depth reporting is made possible by your subscription and readership...

Posted: 17 days ago

From conditions at county jails to child brides to abuse of power and government waste, fraud and failure, our I-Team and other reporters at the Dayton Daily News delivered in 2017 investigative journalism that shed a spotlight on community issues and led to change.  This in-depth reporting is made possible by your subscription and readership...
Census: Ohio gained more people in 2017 than other Midwest states
 The big states got even bigger for the most part in 2017, but the news wasn’t all bad for slow-growing Ohio, according to the latest figures from the U.S. Census. Ohio grew by 36,055 people from July 1, 2016 to July 1, 2017, which may pale next to California, Texas and Florida, but was greater than the growth in Pennsylvania, Michigan...

Posted: 26 days ago

The big states got even bigger for the most part in 2017, but the news wasn’t all bad for slow-growing Ohio, according to the latest figures from the U.S. Census. Ohio grew by 36,055 people from July 1, 2016 to July 1, 2017, which may pale next to California, Texas and Florida, but was greater than the growth in Pennsylvania, Michigan...
Airbnb hosts caught secretly filming guests: How to check for cameras
 Many travelers have ditched traditional hotels for the convenience and savings of renting a room or house through Airbnb or other home sharing apps — and hundreds of Ohioans are making extra income by renting out their properties. But some consumer watchdogs are alerting travelers to watch out for hidden cameras or other privacy violations...

Posted: 26 days ago

Many travelers have ditched traditional hotels for the convenience and savings of renting a room or house through Airbnb or other home sharing apps — and hundreds of Ohioans are making extra income by renting out their properties. But some consumer watchdogs are alerting travelers to watch out for hidden cameras or other privacy violations...
Concerns raised over 2020 census accuracy, funding
 As the U.S. Census Bureau makes preparations to count every American using a mostly online system for the first time in 2020, experts and politicians on both sides of the aisle are raising red flags. At issue is whether the bureau has the resources it needs to roll out the new technology and ensure an accurate and complete enumeration. And...

Posted: 30 days ago

As the U.S. Census Bureau makes preparations to count every American using a mostly online system for the first time in 2020, experts and politicians on both sides of the aisle are raising red flags. At issue is whether the bureau has the resources it needs to roll out the new technology and ensure an accurate and complete enumeration. And...