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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

Anatomy of a scam: How a crime-fighting office became a crime victim
 For more than four years, David Bruns was regularly stealing from his employer, funneling money into a house-flipping business and spending the rest on guns, hunting gear, a TV set and frequent lunches. He hid it from other employees in the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s office where he worked, and even from his wife Julie, who is an...

Posted: 2 days ago

For more than four years, David Bruns was regularly stealing from his employer, funneling money into a house-flipping business and spending the rest on guns, hunting gear, a TV set and frequent lunches. He hid it from other employees in the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s office where he worked, and even from his wife Julie, who is an...
WSU leaders: Fire long-suspended workers, release secret audit
 The Wright State University administrators who have been on paid leave for almost two years amid an ongoing federal investigation into possible violations of immigration law should be terminated, the vice chairman of the WSU board said today. Doug Fecher told the Dayton Daily News that he and board chairman Michael Bridges agree that...

Posted: 3 days ago

The Wright State University administrators who have been on paid leave for almost two years amid an ongoing federal investigation into possible violations of immigration law should be terminated, the vice chairman of the WSU board said today. Doug Fecher told the Dayton Daily News that he and board chairman Michael Bridges agree that...
Montgomery County Prosecutor’s office investigated own employee’s theft
 Montgomery County Prosecutor Mat Heck’s office conducted the investigation into one of his own employees stealing nearly $90,000 from the county, according to investigative records obtained by the I-Team. That employee, David Bruns, is currently serving four months in Montgomery County jail after pleading guilty to theft and tampering...

Posted: 5 days ago

Montgomery County Prosecutor Mat Heck’s office conducted the investigation into one of his own employees stealing nearly $90,000 from the county, according to investigative records obtained by the I-Team. That employee, David Bruns, is currently serving four months in Montgomery County jail after pleading guilty to theft and tampering...
WSU cuts down layoff notice period for 1,000 as cuts loom
 Wright State University officials are slashing the notice they have to give unclassified staff who are laid off as they prepare for staff cuts. A change to university policy effective April 3 requires the university to give one week of notice to each unclassified laid off employee for each year of service, with a minimum of four weeks and...

Posted: 6 days ago

Wright State University officials are slashing the notice they have to give unclassified staff who are laid off as they prepare for staff cuts. A change to university policy effective April 3 requires the university to give one week of notice to each unclassified laid off employee for each year of service, with a minimum of four weeks and...
Fair board paid former clerk amount of ‘illegal’ expense as consultant
 After state auditors ordered former Montgomery County Agricultural Society clerk Debbie Long to repay $1,150 for improper payouts she received upon leaving, the agency’s board agreed to pay Long $1,150 for assisting with the state audit, according to records obtained by the I-Team. Now, that decision will be reviewed in another audit...

Posted: 7 days ago

After state auditors ordered former Montgomery County Agricultural Society clerk Debbie Long to repay $1,150 for improper payouts she received upon leaving, the agency’s board agreed to pay Long $1,150 for assisting with the state audit, according to records obtained by the I-Team. Now, that decision will be reviewed in another audit...
Sheriff: Missing Swink video isolated case
 The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office says it reviewed a year’s worth of records and added new oversight procedures after a video of a Montgomery County corrections officer pepper-spraying a restrained inmate disappeared from county records. The incident has led to accusations of theft and cover-up that are part of a lawsuit...

Posted: 8 days ago

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office says it reviewed a year’s worth of records and added new oversight procedures after a video of a Montgomery County corrections officer pepper-spraying a restrained inmate disappeared from county records. The incident has led to accusations of theft and cover-up that are part of a lawsuit...
Local group, Turner at odds over ‘fraud’ claim
 Local groups have fired back against U.S. Rep. Mike Turner, R-Dayton, saying he falsely claimed that a local activist was parading as a deceased civil rights icon in possible violation of federal law. Turner made the claim Thursday in a press release distributed to local media organizations. In it he said a woman named Christie Lamb was using...

Posted: 10 days ago

Local groups have fired back against U.S. Rep. Mike Turner, R-Dayton, saying he falsely claimed that a local activist was parading as a deceased civil rights icon in possible violation of federal law. Turner made the claim Thursday in a press release distributed to local media organizations. In it he said a woman named Christie Lamb was using...
11 investigations that show why public records are so important
 This is National Sunshine Week, which puts a spotlight on the importance of the public having access to records and information illustrating how critical policy decisions are made at all levels of government. We also think it is a good time to showcase the various ways our reporters keep you informed about the issues you care about. As a...

Posted: 11 days ago

This is National Sunshine Week, which puts a spotlight on the importance of the public having access to records and information illustrating how critical policy decisions are made at all levels of government. We also think it is a good time to showcase the various ways our reporters keep you informed about the issues you care about. As a...
No charges in case involving doctor accused of touching girls’ breasts
 A Dayton police detective recommended criminally charging a pediatric gastroenterologist for touching the breasts of two teenage patients at Dayton Children’s Hospital, but prosecutors did not present the case to a grand jury after one of the girls declined to cooperate, the Dayton Daily News has learned. Police launched an investigation...

Posted: 13 days ago

A Dayton police detective recommended criminally charging a pediatric gastroenterologist for touching the breasts of two teenage patients at Dayton Children’s Hospital, but prosecutors did not present the case to a grand jury after one of the girls declined to cooperate, the Dayton Daily News has learned. Police launched an investigation...
Local doctor accused of touching teens’ breasts won’t be charged
 A Dayton police detective recommended criminally charging a pediatric gastroenterologist for touching the breasts of two teenage patients at Dayton Children’s Hospital, but prosecutors did not present the case to a grand jury after one of the girls declined to cooperate, the Dayton Daily News has learned. Police launched an investigation...

Posted: 13 days ago

A Dayton police detective recommended criminally charging a pediatric gastroenterologist for touching the breasts of two teenage patients at Dayton Children’s Hospital, but prosecutors did not present the case to a grand jury after one of the girls declined to cooperate, the Dayton Daily News has learned. Police launched an investigation...
Dozens of area public agencies cited for open records violations
 Thirty-two area public agencies were among 357 across the state issued citations last year for not fully complying with Ohio’s public records laws, according to the state auditor’s office. Some had up to four citations, including the Springfield Academy of Excellence, which was shut down by the state in 2015 for other issues....

Posted: 15 days ago

Thirty-two area public agencies were among 357 across the state issued citations last year for not fully complying with Ohio’s public records laws, according to the state auditor’s office. Some had up to four citations, including the Springfield Academy of Excellence, which was shut down by the state in 2015 for other issues....