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Media to hold forums on Miami Valley drug crisis, examine solutions
 Local journalists who have spent years covering the escalating death toll and costly side effects of the drug crisis are looking to work together with the community to identify solutions. Your Voice Ohio is a media collaborative of more than 30 Ohio news organizations, including the Dayton Daily News, will sponsor community meetings next...

Posted: a day ago

Local journalists who have spent years covering the escalating death toll and costly side effects of the drug crisis are looking to work together with the community to identify solutions. Your Voice Ohio is a media collaborative of more than 30 Ohio news organizations, including the Dayton Daily News, will sponsor community meetings next...
Charter school failure could be largest in state history
 Parents of more than 1,000 students across the region are scrambling to find new schools for their children just days away from what could be the largest charter school failure in state history. The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, an online school, notified parents this week they could suspend operations Jan. 19 as they work out issues...

Posted: 5 days ago

Parents of more than 1,000 students across the region are scrambling to find new schools for their children just days away from what could be the largest charter school failure in state history. The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, an online school, notified parents this week they could suspend operations Jan. 19 as they work out issues...
Ice cream bars recalled over listeria sold at Aldi, Kroger and Meijer
 Ice cream bars sold at Ohio Kroger and Meijer stores, among others, are being recalled for possible listeria contamination. Fieldbrook Foods Corp. first announced a limited recall of products last week, including Purple Cow Orange Cream Bars sold at Meijer stores that had a “best by” date of Nov. 20, 2018. On Tuesday, the company ...

Posted: 7 days ago

Ice cream bars sold at Ohio Kroger and Meijer stores, among others, are being recalled for possible listeria contamination. Fieldbrook Foods Corp. first announced a limited recall of products last week, including Purple Cow Orange Cream Bars sold at Meijer stores that had a “best by” date of Nov. 20, 2018. On Tuesday, the company ...
Ice cream bars recalled for Listeria sold at Kroger and Meijer
 Ice cream bars sold at Ohio Kroger and Meijer stores, among others, are being recalled for possible Listeria contamination. Fieldbrook Foods Corporation first announced a limited recall of products last week, including Purple Cow Orange Cream Bars sold at Meijer stores that had a “best by” date of Nov. 20, 2018. Yesterday the...

Posted: 7 days ago

Ice cream bars sold at Ohio Kroger and Meijer stores, among others, are being recalled for possible Listeria contamination. Fieldbrook Foods Corporation first announced a limited recall of products last week, including Purple Cow Orange Cream Bars sold at Meijer stores that had a “best by” date of Nov. 20, 2018. Yesterday the...
Library hosting free Narcan training
 Project DAWN, a community-based overdose education and naloxone distribution program, is offering free one-hour training sessions at three Dayton Metro Library locations in January and February. Naloxone is the generic name for Narcan, a drug that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.  Each session will include training on recognizing...

Posted: 9 days ago

Project DAWN, a community-based overdose education and naloxone distribution program, is offering free one-hour training sessions at three Dayton Metro Library locations in January and February. Naloxone is the generic name for Narcan, a drug that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.  Each session will include training on recognizing...
10 Ohio professions that require licensing: Are they needed?
 It takes nearly a year of training to become a licensed barber in Ohio, but one can become an advanced emergency medical technician — with the ability to administer narcotics — in less than six weeks. Ohio is the only state in the U.S. to license social work assistants, who are not able to do actual counseling but perform tasks...

Posted: 10 days ago

It takes nearly a year of training to become a licensed barber in Ohio, but one can become an advanced emergency medical technician — with the ability to administer narcotics — in less than six weeks. Ohio is the only state in the U.S. to license social work assistants, who are not able to do actual counseling but perform tasks...
Are Ohio’s licensing rules out of whack?
 It takes nearly a year of training to become a licensed barber in Ohio, but one can become an advanced emergency medical technician — with the ability to administer narcotics — in less than six weeks. Ohio is the only state in the U.S. to license social work assistants, who are not able to do actual counseling but perform tasks...

Posted: 12 days ago

It takes nearly a year of training to become a licensed barber in Ohio, but one can become an advanced emergency medical technician — with the ability to administer narcotics — in less than six weeks. Ohio is the only state in the U.S. to license social work assistants, who are not able to do actual counseling but perform tasks...
Feds want to add citizenship question to U.S. Census
 The Department of Justice has requested that a citizenship question be added to the 2020 U.S. Census questionnaire — a move critics say could keep immigrant populations from participating and supporters say is needed to enforce Voting Rights Act. The decennial census is a key government function that aims to count everyone living in...

Posted: 13 days ago

The Department of Justice has requested that a citizenship question be added to the 2020 U.S. Census questionnaire — a move critics say could keep immigrant populations from participating and supporters say is needed to enforce Voting Rights Act. The decennial census is a key government function that aims to count everyone living in...
11 Dayton Daily News investigations that shaped 2017
 From conditions at county jails to child brides to abuse of power and government waste, fraud and failure, our I-Team and other reporters at the Dayton Daily News delivered in 2017 investigative journalism that shed a spotlight on community issues and led to change.  This in-depth reporting is made possible by your subscription and readership...

Posted: 20 days ago

From conditions at county jails to child brides to abuse of power and government waste, fraud and failure, our I-Team and other reporters at the Dayton Daily News delivered in 2017 investigative journalism that shed a spotlight on community issues and led to change.  This in-depth reporting is made possible by your subscription and readership...
Census: Ohio gained more people in 2017 than other Midwest states
 The big states got even bigger for the most part in 2017, but the news wasn’t all bad for slow-growing Ohio, according to the latest figures from the U.S. Census. Ohio grew by 36,055 people from July 1, 2016 to July 1, 2017, which may pale next to California, Texas and Florida, but was greater than the growth in Pennsylvania, Michigan...

Posted: 28 days ago

The big states got even bigger for the most part in 2017, but the news wasn’t all bad for slow-growing Ohio, according to the latest figures from the U.S. Census. Ohio grew by 36,055 people from July 1, 2016 to July 1, 2017, which may pale next to California, Texas and Florida, but was greater than the growth in Pennsylvania, Michigan...
Airbnb hosts caught secretly filming guests: How to check for cameras
 Many travelers have ditched traditional hotels for the convenience and savings of renting a room or house through Airbnb or other home sharing apps — and hundreds of Ohioans are making extra income by renting out their properties. But some consumer watchdogs are alerting travelers to watch out for hidden cameras or other privacy violations...

Posted: 28 days ago

Many travelers have ditched traditional hotels for the convenience and savings of renting a room or house through Airbnb or other home sharing apps — and hundreds of Ohioans are making extra income by renting out their properties. But some consumer watchdogs are alerting travelers to watch out for hidden cameras or other privacy violations...
Concerns raised over 2020 census accuracy, funding
 As the U.S. Census Bureau makes preparations to count every American using a mostly online system for the first time in 2020, experts and politicians on both sides of the aisle are raising red flags. At issue is whether the bureau has the resources it needs to roll out the new technology and ensure an accurate and complete enumeration. And...

12:00 AM Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017

As the U.S. Census Bureau makes preparations to count every American using a mostly online system for the first time in 2020, experts and politicians on both sides of the aisle are raising red flags. At issue is whether the bureau has the resources it needs to roll out the new technology and ensure an accurate and complete enumeration. And...
It’s official: Ohio Issue 2 most expensive state campaign ever
 The two sides of this November’s Issue 2 spent a total of more than $74 million, according to final post-election campaign finance reports submitted today. The ballot issue on prescription drug prices shattered previous records for campaign money raised, with most of the spending coming from opponents who were backed by pharmaceutical...

10:14 PM Friday, Dec. 15, 2017

The two sides of this November’s Issue 2 spent a total of more than $74 million, according to final post-election campaign finance reports submitted today. The ballot issue on prescription drug prices shattered previous records for campaign money raised, with most of the spending coming from opponents who were backed by pharmaceutical...
Local names, addresses used in phony public comments on net neutrality
 Millions of comments have been submitted to the Federal Communications Commission’s public portal in advance of a vote today to roll back net neutrality rules — which say that internet service providers must treat all web traffic equally. The high volume of comments and the fact that many statements in opposition to net neutrality...

2:27 PM Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017

Millions of comments have been submitted to the Federal Communications Commission’s public portal in advance of a vote today to roll back net neutrality rules — which say that internet service providers must treat all web traffic equally. The high volume of comments and the fact that many statements in opposition to net neutrality...
Event to thank first responders for life-saving work this year
 Local firefighters, EMTs and police officers who have been on the front lines of the opioid epidemic throughout a challenging year will get a special thank you this holiday season via some free family time at Scene75 Entertainment. The entertainment complex off Interstate 75 is partnering with Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental...

7:13 PM Monday, Dec. 11, 2017

Local firefighters, EMTs and police officers who have been on the front lines of the opioid epidemic throughout a challenging year will get a special thank you this holiday season via some free family time at Scene75 Entertainment. The entertainment complex off Interstate 75 is partnering with Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental...
Northwestern investigating allegations against superintendent
 The Northwestern Local Schools board of education is investigating allegations against its superintendent of unprofessional conduct, according to a statement from the board’s attorney. “The superintendent is aware of the investigation and is not reporting to work to allow for a thorough and expeditious investigation,” the...

8:40 PM Saturday, Dec. 09, 2017

The Northwestern Local Schools board of education is investigating allegations against its superintendent of unprofessional conduct, according to a statement from the board’s attorney. “The superintendent is aware of the investigation and is not reporting to work to allow for a thorough and expeditious investigation,” the...
Some local support for Jerusalem step, but violence feared
 President Donald Trump’s move to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move the U.S. Embassy there was not completely unexpected but will likely fuel more violence in the region, local residents whose loyalties lie on both sides of the Israel/Palestine conflict said Wednesday. “It’s a cosmetic decision...

11:19 PM Wednesday, Dec. 06, 2017

President Donald Trump’s move to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move the U.S. Embassy there was not completely unexpected but will likely fuel more violence in the region, local residents whose loyalties lie on both sides of the Israel/Palestine conflict said Wednesday. “It’s a cosmetic decision...
Why workers in some professions are more prone to OD deaths
 Charles Rollins of Springfield doesn’t have to tell the workers in his tree-trimming business that the profession is at high risk for drug overdoses. The workers – like Rollins himself – are all in recovery. New data from the Ohio Department of Health ranks the job classification that includes tree-trimming third among all...

11:00 AM Friday, Dec. 01, 2017

Charles Rollins of Springfield doesn’t have to tell the workers in his tree-trimming business that the profession is at high risk for drug overdoses. The workers – like Rollins himself – are all in recovery. New data from the Ohio Department of Health ranks the job classification that includes tree-trimming third among all...
Construction workers, laborers among most likely to die from drug ODs
 Not everyone who dies from opioid overdose has a long history of battling addiction. Emily Stokesbury’s brother, Bradley was a hard worker who hadn’t yet found his dream career. The 20-year-old went to work every day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Ratliff Metal Spinning, where he worked in shipping and receiving. He lived at home...

11:00 AM Friday, Dec. 01, 2017

Not everyone who dies from opioid overdose has a long history of battling addiction. Emily Stokesbury’s brother, Bradley was a hard worker who hadn’t yet found his dream career. The 20-year-old went to work every day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Ratliff Metal Spinning, where he worked in shipping and receiving. He lived at home...
Your house is sick; here’s a present to put on your Christmas list
 If you’re looking for a holiday gift idea this season, an allergen-reducing air filter might be on the top of some lists. A new allergy study by the National Institutes of Health, the largest ever conducted, reports over 90 percent of U.S. homes had three or more detectable allergens present, and 73 percent of homes had at least one...

8:29 PM Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017

If you’re looking for a holiday gift idea this season, an allergen-reducing air filter might be on the top of some lists. A new allergy study by the National Institutes of Health, the largest ever conducted, reports over 90 percent of U.S. homes had three or more detectable allergens present, and 73 percent of homes had at least one...
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