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What the country’s last names tell us about our changing population
 The five most frequent American surnames remained the same from 2000 to 2010, according to Census data, but more Hispanic last names have joined the list of the top 10 most frequent surnames.  The top 5 were and are:  All five of those names are mostly reported by people who identify as white or black, according to a Census Bureau...

Posted: 3 days ago

The five most frequent American surnames remained the same from 2000 to 2010, according to Census data, but more Hispanic last names have joined the list of the top 10 most frequent surnames.  The top 5 were and are:  All five of those names are mostly reported by people who identify as white or black, according to a Census Bureau...
Debate rekindled over transgender bathroom use
 The debate over whether transgender students at public schools can use the restroom aligning with their gender identity was rekindled Wednesday following a report the Trump administration is considering reversing last year’s federal guidance issued by the Obama administration. Ohio schools have grappled with implementation of the transgender...

Posted: 4 days ago

The debate over whether transgender students at public schools can use the restroom aligning with their gender identity was rekindled Wednesday following a report the Trump administration is considering reversing last year’s federal guidance issued by the Obama administration. Ohio schools have grappled with implementation of the transgender...
Bills would streamline prescription process for Ohio patients
 Ohio lawmakers are seeking greater transparency and a streamlined process for patients whose medications require step therapy — a process imposed by insurers that requires patients to try multiple approved drugs before they can access one prescribed by their doctor. The step therapy process is intended to save insurers and patients...

Posted: 4 days ago

Ohio lawmakers are seeking greater transparency and a streamlined process for patients whose medications require step therapy — a process imposed by insurers that requires patients to try multiple approved drugs before they can access one prescribed by their doctor. The step therapy process is intended to save insurers and patients...
Local mom of transgender student reacts to Trump’s policy reversal
 The mother of a Clark County transgender student said she’s disappointed that the Trump administration plans to reverse federal guidance regarding transgender student use of bathrooms. Katie Frank’s daughter Elizabeth currently uses a staff bathroom at Rolling Hills Elementary School, but it’s always been Frank’s hope...

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The mother of a Clark County transgender student said she’s disappointed that the Trump administration plans to reverse federal guidance regarding transgender student use of bathrooms. Katie Frank’s daughter Elizabeth currently uses a staff bathroom at Rolling Hills Elementary School, but it’s always been Frank’s hope...
BREAKING: Zika vaccine being tested in U.S.
 The National Institutes of Health has begun studying a vaccine that would provide broad protection against diseases transmitted by mosquitoes — including Zika, malaria, West Nile and dengue fever — by triggering an immune response to mosquito saliva. The study is being conducted at the NIH Clinical Center in Maryland and is an...

Posted: 4 days ago

The National Institutes of Health has begun studying a vaccine that would provide broad protection against diseases transmitted by mosquitoes — including Zika, malaria, West Nile and dengue fever — by triggering an immune response to mosquito saliva. The study is being conducted at the NIH Clinical Center in Maryland and is an...
Overdose death review committees created to fight opioid epidemic
 Governor John Kasich’s biennium budget calls for the creation of county overdose fatality review boards, a move aimed at giving local communities more tools to tackle the rising number of heroin and fentanyl overdose deaths. “It will help us get a greater insight into what may be causing the overdoses,” said Dan Suffoletto...

Posted: 9 days ago

Governor John Kasich’s biennium budget calls for the creation of county overdose fatality review boards, a move aimed at giving local communities more tools to tackle the rising number of heroin and fentanyl overdose deaths. “It will help us get a greater insight into what may be causing the overdoses,” said Dan Suffoletto...
Million-dollar drug keeps local woman alive
 A rare blood disorder means Lisa Gose of Middletown will have to take a drug called Soliris for the rest of her life. “Without question it saved her life,” her husband Don says. Now the Goses have to figure out how to pay for it. Soliris is one of the most expensive drugs on the planet. Lisa Gose’s condition may be rare...

Posted: 9 days ago

A rare blood disorder means Lisa Gose of Middletown will have to take a drug called Soliris for the rest of her life. “Without question it saved her life,” her husband Don says. Now the Goses have to figure out how to pay for it. Soliris is one of the most expensive drugs on the planet. Lisa Gose’s condition may be rare...
Million-dollar drug keeps local woman alive
 After she was told to prepare for the worst, a Middletown woman was given new life by medicine that is so rare — and expensive — interns aren’t allowed to handle it. Now, Lisa Gose and her husband, Don, have a new challenge: how to pay for it. In 2015, a mystery blood disorder put Lisa near death as multiple organs began...

Posted: 10 days ago

After she was told to prepare for the worst, a Middletown woman was given new life by medicine that is so rare — and expensive — interns aren’t allowed to handle it. Now, Lisa Gose and her husband, Don, have a new challenge: how to pay for it. In 2015, a mystery blood disorder put Lisa near death as multiple organs began...
Ex-pharmacy benefit manager CEO pleads guilty to paying kickbacks
 The former chief executive of a Nebraska pharmaceutical benefits manager company has pleaded guilty to making illegal kickback payments in order to obtain business from employer health plans. Douglas Pick, 57, pleaded guilty in federal court in Tyler, Texas, on Monday to making unlawful kickback payments, and his former company, Pharmaceutical...

Posted: 11 days ago

The former chief executive of a Nebraska pharmaceutical benefits manager company has pleaded guilty to making illegal kickback payments in order to obtain business from employer health plans. Douglas Pick, 57, pleaded guilty in federal court in Tyler, Texas, on Monday to making unlawful kickback payments, and his former company, Pharmaceutical...
Nearly 20K Ohioans from ‘banned’ countries
 Nearly 20,000 Ohioans were born in the seven countries that are part of President Donald Trump’s travel ban, including more than 1,600 residents of the nine-county area surrounding Dayton, according to an I-Team analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data. Catholic Social Services, which administers federal refugee resettlement locally, helped...

Posted: 16 days ago

Nearly 20,000 Ohioans were born in the seven countries that are part of President Donald Trump’s travel ban, including more than 1,600 residents of the nine-county area surrounding Dayton, according to an I-Team analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data. Catholic Social Services, which administers federal refugee resettlement locally, helped...
States look for solutions to growing number of aging sex offenders
 As states like Ohio deal with a growing number of aging registered sex offenders, another state is examining what to do with elderly sex offenders when they are in need of nursing home care. In Iowa, lawmakers are studying whether to establish a separate facility for sex offenders to keep them away from other nursing home residents. A Dayton...

Posted: 18 days ago

As states like Ohio deal with a growing number of aging registered sex offenders, another state is examining what to do with elderly sex offenders when they are in need of nursing home care. In Iowa, lawmakers are studying whether to establish a separate facility for sex offenders to keep them away from other nursing home residents. A Dayton...
Local police-involved shootings: What you need to know
 Twice in less than a week, local police officers have been involved in shootings that left one man dead and a teenager injured. On Thursday, a Centerville officer shot a 15-year-old boy after the teen reportedly pointed what turned out to be a “replica” handgun at officers and refused repeated warnings to drop the weapon. READ...

Posted: 20 days ago

Twice in less than a week, local police officers have been involved in shootings that left one man dead and a teenager injured. On Thursday, a Centerville officer shot a 15-year-old boy after the teen reportedly pointed what turned out to be a “replica” handgun at officers and refused repeated warnings to drop the weapon. READ...
Kettering diabetic on insulin prices: ‘I’m getting gouged’
 Tim Rau, 56, of Kettering, has been a diabetic for 15 years and insulin dependent for a decade, but he’s still baffled as to why his Lantus prescription costs so much, can change in price so quickly, and costs a different amount at every pharmacy. He’s one of millions of Americans trying to navigate the world of rising drug prices...

Posted: 20 days ago

Tim Rau, 56, of Kettering, has been a diabetic for 15 years and insulin dependent for a decade, but he’s still baffled as to why his Lantus prescription costs so much, can change in price so quickly, and costs a different amount at every pharmacy. He’s one of millions of Americans trying to navigate the world of rising drug prices...
Consumer beware: Drug discounts may contain catch
 Coupons, patient assistance programs and other drug discount offers have become a big part of the prescription market as consumers struggle to deal with rising costs for their medications. But some in the health care industry question the overall impact of these programs, which critics say mask rising prices while employers and insurance...

Posted: 23 days ago

Coupons, patient assistance programs and other drug discount offers have become a big part of the prescription market as consumers struggle to deal with rising costs for their medications. But some in the health care industry question the overall impact of these programs, which critics say mask rising prices while employers and insurance...
Underage drinking charges against 18 UD students filed in court
 Formal misdemeanor charges of underage sale of alcohol were filed in Dayton Municipal Court this week against 11 University of Dayton students from the undercover stings held Feb. 2-3 on Brown Street.An additional seven University of Dayton students were also charged this week with the same misdemeanors, but for instances on South Main, Brown...

Posted: 23 days ago

Formal misdemeanor charges of underage sale of alcohol were filed in Dayton Municipal Court this week against 11 University of Dayton students from the undercover stings held Feb. 2-3 on Brown Street.An additional seven University of Dayton students were also charged this week with the same misdemeanors, but for instances on South Main, Brown...
By the numbers: 40 Dayton Public Schools bus accidents this year
 The Dayton Public Schools bus crash Thursday morning will be among the dozens across Ohio this school year. Our I-Team is working to learn more about school bus accidents and the hard numbers behind the incidents, which often involve children. Here are four fast facts this newsroom knows about Dayton Public Schools bus accidents from...

Posted: 24 days ago

The Dayton Public Schools bus crash Thursday morning will be among the dozens across Ohio this school year. Our I-Team is working to learn more about school bus accidents and the hard numbers behind the incidents, which often involve children. Here are four fast facts this newsroom knows about Dayton Public Schools bus accidents from...
Patients suing insulin makers over rising prices
 The three largest manufacturers of insulin are accused of conspiring in a price-fixing scheme, driving up the cost of lifesaving drugs for millions of patients, according to a lawsuit filed Monday. IN-DEPTH REPORT:
            Our ongoing investigation into rising prescription drug prices The federal suit filed in Massachusetts accuses drug...

Posted: 26 days ago

The three largest manufacturers of insulin are accused of conspiring in a price-fixing scheme, driving up the cost of lifesaving drugs for millions of patients, according to a lawsuit filed Monday. IN-DEPTH REPORT: Our ongoing investigation into rising prescription drug prices The federal suit filed in Massachusetts accuses drug...
Insulin makers accused of price-fixing scheme
 The three largest manufacturers of insulin are accused of conspiring in a price-fixing scheme, driving up the cost of lifesaving drugs for millions of patients, according to a lawsuit filed Monday. IN-DEPTH REPORT:
            Our ongoing investigation into rising prescription drug prices The federal suit filed in Massachusetts accuses drug...

Posted: 26 days ago

The three largest manufacturers of insulin are accused of conspiring in a price-fixing scheme, driving up the cost of lifesaving drugs for millions of patients, according to a lawsuit filed Monday. IN-DEPTH REPORT: Our ongoing investigation into rising prescription drug prices The federal suit filed in Massachusetts accuses drug...
Miami U’s handling of sexual assault faces federal review
 Miami University has joined a ballooning list of universities in Ohio and across the nation facing U.S. Department of Education investigations into the schools’ handling of sexual assault allegations. The DOE received a complaint on Aug. 1, 2016, that Miami didn’t properly respond to reports of sexual violence, and as a result...

Posted: 27 days ago

Miami University has joined a ballooning list of universities in Ohio and across the nation facing U.S. Department of Education investigations into the schools’ handling of sexual assault allegations. The DOE received a complaint on Aug. 1, 2016, that Miami didn’t properly respond to reports of sexual violence, and as a result...
Wittenberg still on federal sexual assault investigation list
 The latest list of colleges and universities under investigation by the federal government for their handling of sexual violence complaints includes two Wittenberg University cases that have been open for years. RELATED:
            Wittenberg among Ohio colleges with open complaints for handling of sexual assaults The U.S. Department of...

Posted: 27 days ago

The latest list of colleges and universities under investigation by the federal government for their handling of sexual violence complaints includes two Wittenberg University cases that have been open for years. RELATED: Wittenberg among Ohio colleges with open complaints for handling of sexual assaults The U.S. Department of...
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