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Chris Stewart

Chris Stewart is a reporter for Cox Media Group Ohio.

Latest from Chris Stewart

Stark numbers show heroin’s local grip
 An average of seven Montgomery County residents a day were treated for drug overdoses by emergency departments in 2016, and one person alone made eight trips to the ER. Eleven people were treated twice in the same day for overdoses. The stark figures — amassed largely due to a devastating heroin epidemic — are found in a new Public...

Posted: 2 days ago

An average of seven Montgomery County residents a day were treated for drug overdoses by emergency departments in 2016, and one person alone made eight trips to the ER. Eleven people were treated twice in the same day for overdoses. The stark figures — amassed largely due to a devastating heroin epidemic — are found in a new Public...
Bus strike poses threat to some drug treatment efforts
 The RTA bus strike is causing some people to miss appointments for drug treatment. As many as half the people in some area drug treatment programs rely on the Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority for rides to counseling and to get medication that staves off the craving for opioids. Treatment providers Tuesday confirmed the strike, which...

Posted: 5 days ago

The RTA bus strike is causing some people to miss appointments for drug treatment. As many as half the people in some area drug treatment programs rely on the Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority for rides to counseling and to get medication that staves off the craving for opioids. Treatment providers Tuesday confirmed the strike, which...
Dayton students forced to find alternate modes of transportation
 No new plan will be in place this morning to bus high school students affected by the RTA union strike, but Dayton Public Schools Superintendent Rhonda Corr said a “gap plan” using vans and buses operated by faith-based groups and community organizations could be rolling later this week. Corr said high school student attendance...

Posted: 6 days ago

No new plan will be in place this morning to bus high school students affected by the RTA union strike, but Dayton Public Schools Superintendent Rhonda Corr said a “gap plan” using vans and buses operated by faith-based groups and community organizations could be rolling later this week. Corr said high school student attendance...
Dayton RTA strike would leave riders scrambling
 Sticking points between the Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority (RTA) and its drivers and mechanics union have been pay, insurance costs and how to settle negotiations. But come Monday morning, the issue for the public could be how to get to work, school and critical medical appointments. As many as 30,000 bus riders will need to find...

Posted: 8 days ago

Sticking points between the Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority (RTA) and its drivers and mechanics union have been pay, insurance costs and how to settle negotiations. But come Monday morning, the issue for the public could be how to get to work, school and critical medical appointments. As many as 30,000 bus riders will need to find...
Crown Equipment CEO impressed with Trump cabinet picks
 Like many companies in this region with worldwide locations, Auglaize County-based Crown Equipment Corp. has a lot at stake in what decisions are made by Donald Trump’s administration when it takes office next month. James Dicke II, chairman and CEO of Crown Equipment, recently spoke to the Dayton Daily News about his thoughts on the...

Posted: 23 days ago

Like many companies in this region with worldwide locations, Auglaize County-based Crown Equipment Corp. has a lot at stake in what decisions are made by Donald Trump’s administration when it takes office next month. James Dicke II, chairman and CEO of Crown Equipment, recently spoke to the Dayton Daily News about his thoughts on the...
Ash borer

Posted: 24 days ago

Invasive beetle could put olive trees at risk
 An invasive beetle responsible for wiping out huge tracts of the nation’s ash population also has a taste for olive trees, researchers at Wright State University have learned. Though the emerald ash borer is not an immediate threat to domestic orchards or groves overseas where most olives are grown, the study yields that the killer...

Posted: 25 days ago

An invasive beetle responsible for wiping out huge tracts of the nation’s ash population also has a taste for olive trees, researchers at Wright State University have learned. Though the emerald ash borer is not an immediate threat to domestic orchards or groves overseas where most olives are grown, the study yields that the killer...
Local Electoral College voters asked to change votes
 Constitutionally, Donald Trump has yet to be elected president. The drama leading up to today’s Electoral College vote — the act making it official — has been as feverish and divisive as the General Election campaign. Protests, social media drives and masses of mail both electronic and on paper have stoked a last-ditch effort...

Posted: 28 days ago

Constitutionally, Donald Trump has yet to be elected president. The drama leading up to today’s Electoral College vote — the act making it official — has been as feverish and divisive as the General Election campaign. Protests, social media drives and masses of mail both electronic and on paper have stoked a last-ditch effort...
Former Dayton Daily News reporter dies
 Bob Batz, a retired Dayton Daily News reporter, longtime journalism educator and dedicated volunteer firefighter, died Friday. He was 77. Batz met his future wife Sally Smalley in Flint, Mich., his boyhood home. They had four children and settled during the mid-1970s into a 150-year-old home in Brookville. It was there Batz spent his final...

Posted: 30 days ago

Bob Batz, a retired Dayton Daily News reporter, longtime journalism educator and dedicated volunteer firefighter, died Friday. He was 77. Batz met his future wife Sally Smalley in Flint, Mich., his boyhood home. They had four children and settled during the mid-1970s into a 150-year-old home in Brookville. It was there Batz spent his final...