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Chris Stewart

Chris Stewart is a reporter for Cox Media Group Ohio.

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Investigators recover evidence connected to missing woman’s cold case
 Officers recovered small pieces of evidence connected to the case involving Nikki Lyn Forrest, but continue to look for the woman. Investigators finished digging in the rear of a property on Croydon Road in Troy and planned to send the evidence to a crime lab. Police said they do not believe Forrest’s body was on the property where...

Posted: 5 hours ago

Officers recovered small pieces of evidence connected to the case involving Nikki Lyn Forrest, but continue to look for the woman. Investigators finished digging in the rear of a property on Croydon Road in Troy and planned to send the evidence to a crime lab. Police said they do not believe Forrest’s body was on the property where...
Hear that chirping? Yup, cicadas are back early.
 A loud brood of cicadas is due to arrive this year in southwest Ohio, four years ahead of a predicted 2021 return. And rain this past weekend is pushing the emergence along even faster, according to researchers at a Cincinnati university. Citing a Mount Saint Joseph University study, some of the offspring of Brood X, the batch of cicadas...

Posted: 19 hours ago

A loud brood of cicadas is due to arrive this year in southwest Ohio, four years ahead of a predicted 2021 return. And rain this past weekend is pushing the emergence along even faster, according to researchers at a Cincinnati university. Citing a Mount Saint Joseph University study, some of the offspring of Brood X, the batch of cicadas...
The Guardian
ARCHIVED PHOTO:Don Bruce, right, a Wright State University graduate student and opinions editor of the Guardian, looks over the student newspaper with Josh Sweigart, left, news editor, and Alf Butler, the editor-in-chief. Bruce sees himself leaving Ohio to pursue a career.

Posted: a day ago

ARCHIVED PHOTO:Don Bruce, right, a Wright State University graduate student and opinions editor of the Guardian, looks over the student newspaper with Josh Sweigart, left, news editor, and Alf Butler, the editor-in-chief. Bruce sees himself leaving Ohio to pursue a career.
Growing older in Dayton is better than in most big cities
 The Dayton metro area is among the better places in the country to age successfully, but the city has plenty of room to improve, according to a new ranking out by the Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging. Dayton ranks No. 29 out of the 100 best large cities based on whether life for those older than 65 is connected...

Posted: a day ago

The Dayton metro area is among the better places in the country to age successfully, but the city has plenty of room to improve, according to a new ranking out by the Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging. Dayton ranks No. 29 out of the 100 best large cities based on whether life for those older than 65 is connected...
Would you call your kid this? Top 2016 baby names include a Star Wars-inspired jump
 When it came to naming babies in 2016, most U.S. parents chose Noah and Emma, according to the Social Security Administration’s 2016  list of baby names. The biggest jump in boys names, Kylo, can be credited to Star Wars. Emma and Noah are the most popular American baby names for the third straight year. Elijah is the only new...

Posted: a day ago

When it came to naming babies in 2016, most U.S. parents chose Noah and Emma, according to the Social Security Administration’s 2016 list of baby names. The biggest jump in boys names, Kylo, can be credited to Star Wars. Emma and Noah are the most popular American baby names for the third straight year. Elijah is the only new...
Dayton children shot in head die: What’s next for the accused mother?
 Two Dayton children shot in the head last week have  died. Eight-year-old Khmorra Helton and her  brother Kaiden Helton, 6, had been in critical condition at Dayton Children’s Hospital since the shooting Thursday morning, according to the hospital. The Dayton mother who allegedly shot her children  is scheduled to...

Posted: 4 days ago

Two Dayton children shot in the head last week have died. Eight-year-old Khmorra Helton and her brother Kaiden Helton, 6, had been in critical condition at Dayton Children’s Hospital since the shooting Thursday morning, according to the hospital. The Dayton mother who allegedly shot her children is scheduled to...
6 recent times children have been gunshot victims
 Dayton Police responding to a 911 call this morning found the most recent residents to suffer gunshot wounds – two children under the age of 10.  A third child was physically unharmed. The condition of the children is unknown at this time, police said.  It was the latest case of many in which children become gunshot victims...

Posted: 5 days ago

Dayton Police responding to a 911 call this morning found the most recent residents to suffer gunshot wounds – two children under the age of 10.  A third child was physically unharmed. The condition of the children is unknown at this time, police said.  It was the latest case of many in which children become gunshot victims...
Confederate monuments in Ohio? Yes, surprisingly. Here are a few.
 New Orleans is removing public monuments and statues once erected to honor a Confederate heritage that many – including a majority of its city council – now reject as emblems that perpetuate racism and discrimination. The Confederate memorial debate is flaring in other states as well, including Maryland, Texas and Virginia...

Posted: 5 days ago

New Orleans is removing public monuments and statues once erected to honor a Confederate heritage that many – including a majority of its city council – now reject as emblems that perpetuate racism and discrimination. The Confederate memorial debate is flaring in other states as well, including Maryland, Texas and Virginia...
Properties of crime lab director’s son searched: What we know today
 Here’s what we know today about a police investigation involving the son of the Miami Valley Crime Lab director: Search of properties: On Monday, members of an area law enforcement task force  raided four properties — two in Dayton, one in Harrison Twp. and one in Springboro. Drugs alleged: The investigation involves...

Posted: 7 days ago

Here’s what we know today about a police investigation involving the son of the Miami Valley Crime Lab director: Search of properties: On Monday, members of an area law enforcement task force raided four properties — two in Dayton, one in Harrison Twp. and one in Springboro. Drugs alleged: The investigation involves...