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Chris Stewart

Chris Stewart is a reporter for Cox Media Group Ohio.

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RTA changes: Will your route be eliminated or timetable altered?
 In about a month, some bus routes will be eliminated or times altered and fares for riders who pay cash will increase under a plan members of the Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority board recently approved. RTA leaders said the changes were needed because of a $4.6 million loss of sales tax revenue the agency will no longer receive...

Posted: a day ago

In about a month, some bus routes will be eliminated or times altered and fares for riders who pay cash will increase under a plan members of the Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority board recently approved. RTA leaders said the changes were needed because of a $4.6 million loss of sales tax revenue the agency will no longer receive...
HUD awards $9.5M within county to fight homelessness
 Local agencies battling homelessness are set to receive almost $9.5 million in federal grant awards, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced. The annual HUD grants to the Dayton-Kettering-Montgomery County Continuum of Care (CoC) are the largest single funding source for local projects designed to move people from homelessness...

Posted: 2 days ago

Local agencies battling homelessness are set to receive almost $9.5 million in federal grant awards, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced. The annual HUD grants to the Dayton-Kettering-Montgomery County Continuum of Care (CoC) are the largest single funding source for local projects designed to move people from homelessness...
Ohio fighter jet unit heads to Baltic region
F-16 crews from the Ohio Air National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing flew training missions out of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in August 2013 as their home runway at Toledo Express Airport was repaved. CHRIS STEWART / STAFF FILE PHOTO

Posted: 2 days ago

F-16 crews from the Ohio Air National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing flew training missions out of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in August 2013 as their home runway at Toledo Express Airport was repaved. CHRIS STEWART / STAFF FILE PHOTO
Like your dog, law requires police K9s to have annual license
 Like every other dog in the state, Daphne, Gunner, Jax, Nash and Recon are required to have a license. But those five animals and four other local police dogs received their licenses free Friday from the Montgomery County Auditor’s Office due to the community service they provide. The office used a Friday event to remind residents of...

Posted: 6 days ago

Like every other dog in the state, Daphne, Gunner, Jax, Nash and Recon are required to have a license. But those five animals and four other local police dogs received their licenses free Friday from the Montgomery County Auditor’s Office due to the community service they provide. The office used a Friday event to remind residents of...
Popular sledding hills you should visit
Yvette Dalton, top, takes video of a ride down the hill with friend and co-worker Macarena Rose. Both now live in Belize and Rose said it was the first time she's sledded in 30 years. The sledders enjoyed the hill conditions at Community Golf Course in Kettering on Wednesday, Dec. 29. Wednesday was likely last day to enjoy this past round...

Posted: 6 days ago

Yvette Dalton, top, takes video of a ride down the hill with friend and co-worker Macarena Rose. Both now live in Belize and Rose said it was the first time she's sledded in 30 years. The sledders enjoyed the hill conditions at Community Golf Course in Kettering on Wednesday, Dec. 29. Wednesday was likely last day to enjoy this past round...
Today’s ice, snow ‘going to be a big monster to deal with’
 This week’s record-setting high temperatures will give way to a potentially treacherous coating of ice and layer of snow that could snap power lines and make driving hazardous Friday and through the weekend. “The challenge here will be the three layers — the freezing rain, then the ice, and the snow on top of that,&rdquo...

Posted: 7 days ago

This week’s record-setting high temperatures will give way to a potentially treacherous coating of ice and layer of snow that could snap power lines and make driving hazardous Friday and through the weekend. “The challenge here will be the three layers — the freezing rain, then the ice, and the snow on top of that,&rdquo...
Another Asian pest takes aim at Ohio trees
 An invasive pest from Asia that threatens the health of another native tree can now be found from the southern tip of Ohio to its northern shore.  Infestations of hemlock woolly adelgid, a small, aphid-like insect, have now been discovered in Athens, Geauga and Lake counties, the Ohio Department of Agriculture and Ohio Department of...

Posted: 7 days ago

An invasive pest from Asia that threatens the health of another native tree can now be found from the southern tip of Ohio to its northern shore.  Infestations of hemlock woolly adelgid, a small, aphid-like insect, have now been discovered in Athens, Geauga and Lake counties, the Ohio Department of Agriculture and Ohio Department of...
Friday snowstorm could be biggest in years
 Forecasts show the region may get walloped Friday and Saturday with one of the biggest snowfalls in two years, said Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell. One predictive model earlier in the week showed up to a foot of snow headed to southwest Ohio, but those models dialed back the snow totals somewhat on Wednesday afternoon. The...

Posted: 8 days ago

Forecasts show the region may get walloped Friday and Saturday with one of the biggest snowfalls in two years, said Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell. One predictive model earlier in the week showed up to a foot of snow headed to southwest Ohio, but those models dialed back the snow totals somewhat on Wednesday afternoon. The...
Brace yourselves: Winter storm may wallop region Friday
 Don’t get too comfy with the warmer weather. Friday appears to be an about face.  Long-range forecasts show the region may get walloped  in one of the biggest winter storms  in a number of years, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini.  “As cold air cuts in with this system on Friday, road conditions will...

Posted: 8 days ago

Don’t get too comfy with the warmer weather. Friday appears to be an about face.  Long-range forecasts show the region may get walloped in one of the biggest winter storms in a number of years, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini.  “As cold air cuts in with this system on Friday, road conditions will...
Building home to Dayton’s oldest gay bar goes to sheriff’s sale Friday
 The building housing what’s believed to be Dayton’s oldest gay bar is headed to a sheriff’s foreclosure sale Friday. The Stage Door building at 42-44 N. Jefferson Street is on the auction block for a minimum bid of $132,000. The three-story, 4,800-square-foot building was built in 1900, according to Montgomery County property...

Posted: 8 days ago

The building housing what’s believed to be Dayton’s oldest gay bar is headed to a sheriff’s foreclosure sale Friday. The Stage Door building at 42-44 N. Jefferson Street is on the auction block for a minimum bid of $132,000. The three-story, 4,800-square-foot building was built in 1900, according to Montgomery County property...