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Jail review group picks company to help after inmate deaths, lawsuits
 A group formed to examine claims of prisoner mistreatment in the Montgomery County Jail — where two inmates died in the past month — selected a consulting firm Tuesday to study operations there. Immediately after that, though, the committee approved an additional consultant to help the first one. RELATED: 5 firms want to study...

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A group formed to examine claims of prisoner mistreatment in the Montgomery County Jail — where two inmates died in the past month — selected a consulting firm Tuesday to study operations there. Immediately after that, though, the committee approved an additional consultant to help the first one. RELATED: 5 firms want to study...
Ohio Air Guard F-16 fighter jets will fly at night this week
F-16 crews from the Ohio Air National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing flew training missions out of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in 2013, as their home runway at Toledo Express Airport is repaved. CHRIS STEWART / STAFF FILE PHOTO

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F-16 crews from the Ohio Air National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing flew training missions out of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in 2013, as their home runway at Toledo Express Airport is repaved. CHRIS STEWART / STAFF FILE PHOTO
Willis Blackshear dies: Longtime county official worked to save people’s homes, ‘not afraid to speak up’
 Longtime Montgomery County Recorder Willis E. Blackshear, a Montgomery County Democratic Party stalwart who friends say worked to increase black voter participation and protect citizens from predatory lenders, died Monday. He was 57.  “He had the largest impact getting people to recognize the value of diversity and to make sure...

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Longtime Montgomery County Recorder Willis E. Blackshear, a Montgomery County Democratic Party stalwart who friends say worked to increase black voter participation and protect citizens from predatory lenders, died Monday. He was 57.  “He had the largest impact getting people to recognize the value of diversity and to make sure...
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Montgomery County Recorder Willis Blackshear tells Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Hillary Clinton about the issue of local housing foreclosures as she brought her campaign to the Miami Valley in 2008, meeting with local people caught in the crisis. Staff photo by Chris Stewart

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Montgomery County Recorder Willis Blackshear tells Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Hillary Clinton about the issue of local housing foreclosures as she brought her campaign to the Miami Valley in 2008, meeting with local people caught in the crisis. Staff photo by Chris Stewart
Montgomery County Recorder Willis Blackshear dies
 Willis E. Blackshear, longtime Montgomery County recorder and Montgomery County Democratic Party stalwart, has died, Dayton and county officials confirmed today. He was 57. “He was always passionate about public service and really passionate about how people can make a difference in their communities if they got involved in politics...

Posted: a day ago

Willis E. Blackshear, longtime Montgomery County recorder and Montgomery County Democratic Party stalwart, has died, Dayton and county officials confirmed today. He was 57. “He was always passionate about public service and really passionate about how people can make a difference in their communities if they got involved in politics...
Ohio flu update: ‘One of the worst strains’ in a decade or more
 More than 10,000 Ohioans have now landed in the hospital because of the flu this season, according to new state data released Friday. And there a couple months to go before the illness typically subsides for the season.  Also, the number of people reporting flu-like-illnesses to doctors continues to rise, trending up three weeks in a...

Posted: 4 days ago

More than 10,000 Ohioans have now landed in the hospital because of the flu this season, according to new state data released Friday. And there a couple months to go before the illness typically subsides for the season.  Also, the number of people reporting flu-like-illnesses to doctors continues to rise, trending up three weeks in a...
Flu hospitalizations hit 10,000 in Ohio, more than 230 in Clark County
 More than 10,000 Ohioans have now landed in the hospital because of the flu this season, according to Ohio Department of Health data released Friday. That includes 232 people in Clark County. Also, the number of people reporting flu-like-illnesses to doctors continues to rise, trending up three weeks in a row and climbing more than 18 percent...

Posted: 4 days ago

More than 10,000 Ohioans have now landed in the hospital because of the flu this season, according to Ohio Department of Health data released Friday. That includes 232 people in Clark County. Also, the number of people reporting flu-like-illnesses to doctors continues to rise, trending up three weeks in a row and climbing more than 18 percent...
NEW DETAILS: Ohio flu hospitalizations soar above 10,000
 More than 10,000 Ohioans have now landed in the hospital because of the flu this season, according to Ohio Department of Health (ODH) data released Friday. Also, the number of people reporting flu-like-illnesses to doctors continues to rise, trending up three weeks in a row and climbing more than 18 percent during the reporting week. MORE...

Posted: 4 days ago

More than 10,000 Ohioans have now landed in the hospital because of the flu this season, according to Ohio Department of Health (ODH) data released Friday. Also, the number of people reporting flu-like-illnesses to doctors continues to rise, trending up three weeks in a row and climbing more than 18 percent during the reporting week. MORE...
Kettering superintendent: Students, parents need to stay alert, report strange behavior
 Wednesday’s deadly school shooting in Florida is a “stark reminder of the issues facing our country and our schools,” wrote Kettering City Schools Superintendent Scott Inskeep in an email to parents and students Thursday. Inskeep stressed the importance for students and parents to remain both observant for strange behavior...

Posted: 5 days ago

Wednesday’s deadly school shooting in Florida is a “stark reminder of the issues facing our country and our schools,” wrote Kettering City Schools Superintendent Scott Inskeep in an email to parents and students Thursday. Inskeep stressed the importance for students and parents to remain both observant for strange behavior...
Schools have hardened against threat of attacks
 Access to schools now bears faint resemblance to when Chad Wyen first became an educator.   “We were able to have the doors open in the summertime. There was no fear of somebody coming into the building to do harm,” said Wyen, the Mad River Local Schools superintendent. “Really, the security of the building itself was...

Posted: 5 days ago

Access to schools now bears faint resemblance to when Chad Wyen first became an educator.   “We were able to have the doors open in the summertime. There was no fear of somebody coming into the building to do harm,” said Wyen, the Mad River Local Schools superintendent. “Really, the security of the building itself was...
Local superintendent after mass shooting: ‘The kids are scared’
 At about the time a gunman began killing 17 people at a Florida school Wednesday, nearly 1,100 miles away, a Dayton middle schooler was caught with a loaded gun that prompted students to dive to the floor. That came one day after a Montgomery County kindergarten student carried a loaded gun into school. And Thursday, a Butler County 14-year-old...

Posted: 5 days ago

At about the time a gunman began killing 17 people at a Florida school Wednesday, nearly 1,100 miles away, a Dayton middle schooler was caught with a loaded gun that prompted students to dive to the floor. That came one day after a Montgomery County kindergarten student carried a loaded gun into school. And Thursday, a Butler County 14-year-old...