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Chris Stewart

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Dayton grocery fire: Kroger, others offer help to neighborhood
 In response to the recent fire that destroyed the Food For Less on East Third Street in Dayton, another grocer is sponsoring five food distributions for families impacted through The Foodbank’s Mobile Food Pantry. The first distribution will be Tuesday at The FoodBank, followed by four weekly distributions through Dec. 21 at Laborers&rsquo...

Posted: 2 days ago

In response to the recent fire that destroyed the Food For Less on East Third Street in Dayton, another grocer is sponsoring five food distributions for families impacted through The Foodbank’s Mobile Food Pantry. The first distribution will be Tuesday at The FoodBank, followed by four weekly distributions through Dec. 21 at Laborers&rsquo...
Democrats name new Montgomery County clerk of courts
 Russ Joseph, a longtime Dayton Municipal Court chief deputy clerk and brother of Dayton City Commissioner Matt Joseph, was selected by county Democrats on Thursday to permanently succeed Greg Brush as Montgomery County clerk of courts. RELATED: Longtime county court clerk Greg Brush to retire Russ Joseph, 40, replaces Brush, who retired Oct...

Posted: 3 days ago

Russ Joseph, a longtime Dayton Municipal Court chief deputy clerk and brother of Dayton City Commissioner Matt Joseph, was selected by county Democrats on Thursday to permanently succeed Greg Brush as Montgomery County clerk of courts. RELATED: Longtime county court clerk Greg Brush to retire Russ Joseph, 40, replaces Brush, who retired Oct...
Montgomery County Democrats name new clerk of courts
 Russ Joseph, a longtime Dayton Municipal Court chief deputy clerk and brother of Dayton City Commissioner Matt Joseph, was selected by county Democrats on Thursday to permanently succeed Greg Brush as Montgomery County clerk of courts. Russ Joseph replaces Brush, who retired Oct. 31 to take a job as chief administrator for the Hamilton County...

Posted: 3 days ago

Russ Joseph, a longtime Dayton Municipal Court chief deputy clerk and brother of Dayton City Commissioner Matt Joseph, was selected by county Democrats on Thursday to permanently succeed Greg Brush as Montgomery County clerk of courts. Russ Joseph replaces Brush, who retired Oct. 31 to take a job as chief administrator for the Hamilton County...
County spending on jail lawsuits tops $1M
 The amount of taxpayer money spent defending and settling a spate of lawsuits against the Montgomery County Jail soared above a million dollars Tuesday when county commissioners approved a $380,000 payout to Emily Evans. Evans, then 27, was brought to the jail in 2014 on a drunk driving charge. The lawsuit claimed Evans was was threatened...

Posted: 4 days ago

The amount of taxpayer money spent defending and settling a spate of lawsuits against the Montgomery County Jail soared above a million dollars Tuesday when county commissioners approved a $380,000 payout to Emily Evans. Evans, then 27, was brought to the jail in 2014 on a drunk driving charge. The lawsuit claimed Evans was was threatened...
Kettering residents hear plan for 14% water rate increase

Posted: 5 days ago

About a quarter of all customers receiving water and sewer service from Montgomery County are in Kettering where on Tuesday county officials gave the first of 10 public meetings scheduled to discuss a 14-percent rate increase planned for 2018. Joe Tuss, Montgomery County administrator, told about 80 people at a regularly scheduled Kettering...
Jail captain charged with assault for pepper-spraying inmate
 The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office captain whose pepper-spraying of a restrained inmate — and disappearance of records of the incident — spurred a federal probe and civil lawsuit pleaded not guilty today to a misdemeanor assault charge. Capt. Judith Sealey was charged in Dayton Municipal Court on Nov. 8 for pepper spraying...

Posted: 5 days ago

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office captain whose pepper-spraying of a restrained inmate — and disappearance of records of the incident — spurred a federal probe and civil lawsuit pleaded not guilty today to a misdemeanor assault charge. Capt. Judith Sealey was charged in Dayton Municipal Court on Nov. 8 for pepper spraying...
County to vote on $380,000 payment for woman ‘slammed’ into jail floor
 The Montgomery County Board of Commissioners will vote Tuesday on a proposed $380,000 settlement of a federal civil lawsuit brought by a former inmate who accused jail personnel of slamming her into a concrete floor. If approved, that amount would be paid to Emily Evans and her attorneys. Commissioners are scheduled to vote on that settlement...

Posted: 6 days ago

The Montgomery County Board of Commissioners will vote Tuesday on a proposed $380,000 settlement of a federal civil lawsuit brought by a former inmate who accused jail personnel of slamming her into a concrete floor. If approved, that amount would be paid to Emily Evans and her attorneys. Commissioners are scheduled to vote on that settlement...
More downtown Great Miami River access coming for kayakers
 Workers on Monday began reshaping a downtown levee in a project that will include a new ramp down the west bank of the Great Miami River. The effort is the latest in a chain of construction designed to reconnect residents with the river. The new ramp will allow pedestrians and bicyclists easier access to the Great Miami River Trail and provide...

Posted: 6 days ago

Workers on Monday began reshaping a downtown levee in a project that will include a new ramp down the west bank of the Great Miami River. The effort is the latest in a chain of construction designed to reconnect residents with the river. The new ramp will allow pedestrians and bicyclists easier access to the Great Miami River Trail and provide...
Kettering is site of county’s first public presentation on water rate hike
 About a quarter of all customers receiving water and sewer service from Montgomery County are in Kettering where on Tuesday officials will hold the first of 10 public presentations to discuss a 14-percent rate increase planned for 2018. About 81,000 customers in all will see their combined water and sewer rate also go up an additional 5.6...

Posted: 6 days ago

About a quarter of all customers receiving water and sewer service from Montgomery County are in Kettering where on Tuesday officials will hold the first of 10 public presentations to discuss a 14-percent rate increase planned for 2018. About 81,000 customers in all will see their combined water and sewer rate also go up an additional 5.6...
Will RTA raise fares, eliminate routes after revenue loss?
 A pair of public meetings Tuesday will allow the public to chime in on steps the Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority will take next year to absorb a $4.5 million loss of Medicaid managed care sales tax. Higher fares, fewer weekend services and the elimination of some routes are possible ways to make up for the lost revenue, according...

Posted: 8 days ago

A pair of public meetings Tuesday will allow the public to chime in on steps the Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority will take next year to absorb a $4.5 million loss of Medicaid managed care sales tax. Higher fares, fewer weekend services and the elimination of some routes are possible ways to make up for the lost revenue, according...