Josh Sweigart

Josh Sweigart investigates government waste, fraud and abuse as a member of the I-Team. His stories focus on government spending in southwest Ohio, as well as the statehouse and U.S. Capitol. Sweigart has won several awards for investigative reporting from the Associated Press Society of Ohio. He has worked for Cox Media Group since 2007, and in addition to writing for the Dayton Daily News has covered Clark County government for the Springfield News-Sun and Butler County government for the Hamilton JournalNews and Middletown Journal. He also collaborates on I-Team stories with WHIO-TV. Sweigart is a graduate of Wright State University and Wayne High School in Huber Heights.  Find @ITeamOhio on Twitter Find I-Team on Facebook

Latest from Josh Sweigart

Township bans all but one company from growing medical pot
 A proposed medical marijuana cultivation facility in Montgomery County’s German Twp. would be the only one allowed in the township after a resolution passed by trustees this month. Township trustees voted unanimously this month to “prohibit cultivators, processors and retail dispensaries of medical marijuana.” But the resolution...

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A proposed medical marijuana cultivation facility in Montgomery County’s German Twp. would be the only one allowed in the township after a resolution passed by trustees this month. Township trustees voted unanimously this month to “prohibit cultivators, processors and retail dispensaries of medical marijuana.” But the resolution...
What will new downtown library do about vagrants?
 As the Dayton Metro Library prepares to unveil its new, $64 million flagship downtown building, officials know the old library had a perception problem: people not comfortable going there for fear of vagrants and panhandlers. “It keeps coming up,” said library director Timothy Kambitsch in a recent interview. He said security...

Posted: a day ago

As the Dayton Metro Library prepares to unveil its new, $64 million flagship downtown building, officials know the old library had a perception problem: people not comfortable going there for fear of vagrants and panhandlers. “It keeps coming up,” said library director Timothy Kambitsch in a recent interview. He said security...
A sneak peek at Dayton’s $64M downtown library
 When downtown Dayton’s main library branch opens to the public Aug. 5, the sparkling $64 million building will represent the centerpiece of a nearly $200 million voter-approved initiative to renovate libraries across the region. The main branch is opening nearly nine months behind its original schedule and fell behind minority contracting...

Posted: 2 days ago

When downtown Dayton’s main library branch opens to the public Aug. 5, the sparkling $64 million building will represent the centerpiece of a nearly $200 million voter-approved initiative to renovate libraries across the region. The main branch is opening nearly nine months behind its original schedule and fell behind minority contracting...
Amid panhandlng problem, group is on front lines fighting homelessness
 Beneath the train tracks along North Keowee Street just south of the Mad River is a village for the destitute. Scattered mattresses are surrounded by a carpet of broken glass, clothing strips, beer cans, potato chip bags and water bottles. “Home is where the heart is,” is spray-painted on a cement post. It’s called &ldquo...

Posted: 9 days ago

Beneath the train tracks along North Keowee Street just south of the Mad River is a village for the destitute. Scattered mattresses are surrounded by a carpet of broken glass, clothing strips, beer cans, potato chip bags and water bottles. “Home is where the heart is,” is spray-painted on a cement post. It’s called &ldquo...
Medical marijuana grow site in Clark County on state application list
 A company is hoping to turn a warehouse facility between Dayton and Springfield into a growing site for medical marijuana, according to Clark County records. Pure Ohio Wellness LLC has applied for a state license to become a Level 1 medical marijuana cultivation facility, meaning it could initially cultivate up to 25,000 square feet. RELATED...

Posted: 10 days ago

A company is hoping to turn a warehouse facility between Dayton and Springfield into a growing site for medical marijuana, according to Clark County records. Pure Ohio Wellness LLC has applied for a state license to become a Level 1 medical marijuana cultivation facility, meaning it could initially cultivate up to 25,000 square feet. RELATED...
Group home operator risks losing license over forgery conviction
 A mental health residential home in Dayton is at risk of losing its license to operate after its owner pleaded guilty to forging checks — and now faces additional theft charges. Clark’s Boarding Home, 915 W. Grand Ave., currently houses 14 clients, according to an employee of the home who asked not to be named. RELATED: Hundreds...

Posted: 11 days ago

A mental health residential home in Dayton is at risk of losing its license to operate after its owner pleaded guilty to forging checks — and now faces additional theft charges. Clark’s Boarding Home, 915 W. Grand Ave., currently houses 14 clients, according to an employee of the home who asked not to be named. RELATED: Hundreds...
Dayton group home owner could lose license over forgery conviction
 A mental health residential home in Dayton is at risk of losing its license to operate after its owner pleaded guilty to forging checks — and now faces additional theft charges. Clark’s Boarding Home, 915 W. Grand Ave., currently houses 14 clients, according to an employee of the home who wouldn’t give her name. State records...

Posted: 11 days ago

A mental health residential home in Dayton is at risk of losing its license to operate after its owner pleaded guilty to forging checks — and now faces additional theft charges. Clark’s Boarding Home, 915 W. Grand Ave., currently houses 14 clients, according to an employee of the home who wouldn’t give her name. State records...
Feds won’t charge Beavercreek officer in Walmart shooting
 Nearly 3 years after a Beavercreek police officer shot and killed John Crawford III in Walmart, federal investigators said Tuesday afternoon they would not seek federal charges against the officer.  Officer Sean Williams — one of two officers who entered Walmart after a 911 caller reported seeing a man with a gun in the store &mdash...

Posted: 11 days ago

Nearly 3 years after a Beavercreek police officer shot and killed John Crawford III in Walmart, federal investigators said Tuesday afternoon they would not seek federal charges against the officer.  Officer Sean Williams — one of two officers who entered Walmart after a 911 caller reported seeing a man with a gun in the store &mdash...
4 companies looking to grow medical pot on Monroe locations
 Four of the companies that applied to the state for medical marijuana cultivation licenses have expressed an interest in locating a facility in Monroe, according to city records. The state released a list this week of 185 applicants for Level 1 or Level 2 medical marijuana cultivation licenses. The state will only approve a dozen of each...

Posted: 15 days ago

Four of the companies that applied to the state for medical marijuana cultivation licenses have expressed an interest in locating a facility in Monroe, according to city records. The state released a list this week of 185 applicants for Level 1 or Level 2 medical marijuana cultivation licenses. The state will only approve a dozen of each...
Ohio executions resume; DDN reporter witnessed last lethal injection
 Ohio is preparing this month to carry out its first execution since the controversial January 2014 lethal injection of Dennis McGuire, of Preble County. McGuire’s death received international attention after he took 26 minutes to die. The incident sparked legal challenges to Ohio’s lethal injection protocols and the drugs...

Posted: 15 days ago

Ohio is preparing this month to carry out its first execution since the controversial January 2014 lethal injection of Dennis McGuire, of Preble County. McGuire’s death received international attention after he took 26 minutes to die. The incident sparked legal challenges to Ohio’s lethal injection protocols and the drugs...
Riverside delays vote on land sale for growing medical marijuana
 Riverside city council delayed a vote Thursday night on whether to sell 7 acres of city-owned land for a proposed marijuana cultivation site seeking approval from the state. If approved, the measure would allow the city manager to enter into an agreement to sell the land, the so-called Center of Flight site off of Springfield Street near...

Posted: 16 days ago

Riverside city council delayed a vote Thursday night on whether to sell 7 acres of city-owned land for a proposed marijuana cultivation site seeking approval from the state. If approved, the measure would allow the city manager to enter into an agreement to sell the land, the so-called Center of Flight site off of Springfield Street near...