Chris Stewart

Chris Stewart is a reporter for Cox Media Group Ohio.

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‘Death on one side and investigations on the other’

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Ken Betz has retired from the Miami Valley Regional Crime Laboratory where he spent nearly all his 46-year career serving as director. He began with the lab when it was an obscure office at the Dayton Police Department and saw it grow through his tenure to serve law enforcement investigations across the region while employing the latest in...
Look it up: How much have property values changed in your community?
 With the exception of one jurisdiction, residential property values in each of Montgomery County’s 28 municipalities and townships climbed over the last three years, Montgomery County Auditor Karl Keith said during a presentation at Sinclair Community College.  Properties in just four of Dayton’s southern suburbs accounted...

Posted: 2 days ago

With the exception of one jurisdiction, residential property values in each of Montgomery County’s 28 municipalities and townships climbed over the last three years, Montgomery County Auditor Karl Keith said during a presentation at Sinclair Community College.  Properties in just four of Dayton’s southern suburbs accounted...
Property values: Dayton home values up after years of decline
 Following double-digit losses, housing values in the city of Dayton have rebounded and made gains since the last update of values, according to the county auditor.  The numbers are preliminary, but Montgomery County Auditor Karl Keith said the nearly 1 percent rise in Dayton’s residential values is good news for the entire area...

Posted: 2 days ago

Following double-digit losses, housing values in the city of Dayton have rebounded and made gains since the last update of values, according to the county auditor.  The numbers are preliminary, but Montgomery County Auditor Karl Keith said the nearly 1 percent rise in Dayton’s residential values is good news for the entire area...
Home values have risen in all Montgomery County communities but one
 Home and commercial property values have risen in nearly all areas of Montgomery County over the past three years, the county auditor reported Thursday. A revaluation of property values in the county found higher home values in all but one jurisdiction in the county. That will likely lead to slightly higher property taxes for local residents...

Posted: 2 days ago

Home and commercial property values have risen in nearly all areas of Montgomery County over the past three years, the county auditor reported Thursday. A revaluation of property values in the county found higher home values in all but one jurisdiction in the county. That will likely lead to slightly higher property taxes for local residents...
Human services levy renewal headed to Montgomery County ballot
 Montgomery County Commissioners on Tuesday approved putting a renewal levy on the November ballot that raises nearly $56 million annually for health, human and social services. Voters will be asked to renew the 8-year, 6.03 mill human services levy, which would leave the tax at the current level. RELATED: Montgomery County expected to seek...

Posted: 4 days ago

Montgomery County Commissioners on Tuesday approved putting a renewal levy on the November ballot that raises nearly $56 million annually for health, human and social services. Voters will be asked to renew the 8-year, 6.03 mill human services levy, which would leave the tax at the current level. RELATED: Montgomery County expected to seek...
Full-body scanner purchased for Montgomery County Jail
 Montgomery County Commissioners on Tuesday approved the purchase of a full-body scanning system to keep contraband out of the county jail — including dangerous opioids that have caused a number of overdoses and at least one death inside the bars. RELATED: Counties struggle to keep drugs out of their jails The scanner — able to...

Posted: 4 days ago

Montgomery County Commissioners on Tuesday approved the purchase of a full-body scanning system to keep contraband out of the county jail — including dangerous opioids that have caused a number of overdoses and at least one death inside the bars. RELATED: Counties struggle to keep drugs out of their jails The scanner — able to...
Montgomery County juvenile judge becomes president of national group
 An opioid crisis tearing apart families across the country and a diminishing respect shown judges – from those even at the highest level of government – have made working in the judiciary vastly more complicated. They are two challenges that Judge Anthony Capizzi said will be at the forefront of his efforts as the new president...

Posted: 5 days ago

An opioid crisis tearing apart families across the country and a diminishing respect shown judges – from those even at the highest level of government – have made working in the judiciary vastly more complicated. They are two challenges that Judge Anthony Capizzi said will be at the forefront of his efforts as the new president...
Employers receive more than $1B in state rebates
 Businesses and public employers in area counties are getting back tens of millions in Ohio worker’s compensation premiums as part of an almost $1.1 billion statewide rebate made possible by better-than-expected returns on an approximately $24.6 billion fund. “It’s not often the government says to business, here, have some...

Posted: 5 days ago

Businesses and public employers in area counties are getting back tens of millions in Ohio worker’s compensation premiums as part of an almost $1.1 billion statewide rebate made possible by better-than-expected returns on an approximately $24.6 billion fund. “It’s not often the government says to business, here, have some...
Montgomery County property tax reappraisal: What’s next for homeowners?
Due to a revived housing market, tentative tax values will rise on more than 60 percent of Montgomery County residential properties. Sales of new downtown Dayton housing like Brownstones at 2nd helped residential values increase 6.3 percent from three years ago. CHRIS STEWART / STAFF

Posted: 8 days ago

Due to a revived housing market, tentative tax values will rise on more than 60 percent of Montgomery County residential properties. Sales of new downtown Dayton housing like Brownstones at 2nd helped residential values increase 6.3 percent from three years ago. CHRIS STEWART / STAFF
Montgomery County property tax reappraisal: What’s next for homeowners? 
 More than 60 percent of Montgomery County’s residential properties are worth more than three years ago, the largest gain in values since the Great Depression, said Karl Keith, Montgomery County auditor.  The 6.3 percent rise in residential value and 4.5 percent overall growth represent “a significant turnaround for the county...

Posted: 8 days ago

More than 60 percent of Montgomery County’s residential properties are worth more than three years ago, the largest gain in values since the Great Depression, said Karl Keith, Montgomery County auditor.  The 6.3 percent rise in residential value and 4.5 percent overall growth represent “a significant turnaround for the county...
Montgomery County property values rebound from historic drop
 Montgomery County residential property values are rebounding from the worst declines since the Great Depression because of a revived local housing market.  More than 60 percent of county residential properties are valued higher than three years ago, representing “a significant turnaround for the county,” said Karl Keith,...

Posted: 9 days ago

Montgomery County residential property values are rebounding from the worst declines since the Great Depression because of a revived local housing market.  More than 60 percent of county residential properties are valued higher than three years ago, representing “a significant turnaround for the county,” said Karl Keith,...