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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...

10:40 PM Wednesday, Mar. 15, 2017

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...
One year ago today, John Kasich won Ohio primary: A look back
 It was one year ago today, March 15, 2016, that Ohio Gov. John Kasich won the Ohio primary. It was the first and only state he won in the Republican presidential race. Kasich defeated Donald Trump, 47 percent to 35.9 percent. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz was third with 13.3 percent. Kasich won 56 counties, but lost all of the counties in eastern Ohio...

5:54 PM Wednesday, Mar. 15, 2017

It was one year ago today, March 15, 2016, that Ohio Gov. John Kasich won the Ohio primary. It was the first and only state he won in the Republican presidential race. Kasich defeated Donald Trump, 47 percent to 35.9 percent. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz was third with 13.3 percent. Kasich won 56 counties, but lost all of the counties in eastern Ohio...
Reward offered for arrest of identity fraud suspect
 A reward of $2,500 is being offered for information leading to charges or the arrest of a woman suspected of identity fraud. Dayton police released a photo of the unknown suspect in hopes the public can help identify and locate her. Police tell us the woman in the photo received a $6,000 loan from Universal 1 Credit union by using another...

7:46 PM Tuesday, Mar. 14, 2017

A reward of $2,500 is being offered for information leading to charges or the arrest of a woman suspected of identity fraud. Dayton police released a photo of the unknown suspect in hopes the public can help identify and locate her. Police tell us the woman in the photo received a $6,000 loan from Universal 1 Credit union by using another...
UD warns students about behavior on St. Patrick’s Day
 University of Dayton officials are cracking down to make sure the combination of St. Patrick’s Day and the Dayton Flyers NCAA basketball tournament game on Friday won’t lead to violence or other problems in the campus area. On Monday, Police Chief Rodney Chatman said police will be very visible in the neighborhoods around the...

10:19 PM Monday, Mar. 13, 2017

University of Dayton officials are cracking down to make sure the combination of St. Patrick’s Day and the Dayton Flyers NCAA basketball tournament game on Friday won’t lead to violence or other problems in the campus area. On Monday, Police Chief Rodney Chatman said police will be very visible in the neighborhoods around the...
Advice to avoid violence at work: Avoid ‘perp walk’
 While it is impossible to know for sure if someone is carrying a hidden gun, or is intent on committing mayhem with it at work, employment experts say there are things employers can do to minimize the danger from disgruntled employees. For starters, employers should always do a risk assessment when facing the task of disciplining or firing...

12:00 AM Sunday, Mar. 12, 2017

While it is impossible to know for sure if someone is carrying a hidden gun, or is intent on committing mayhem with it at work, employment experts say there are things employers can do to minimize the danger from disgruntled employees. For starters, employers should always do a risk assessment when facing the task of disciplining or firing...
Ohio gun law that takes effect today continues state loosening of gun restrictions
 The state of Ohio’s newest gun law takes effect Tuesday, March 21.  Known as Senate Bill 199, the law overrules private business owners’ ability to ban guns on their property as long as person is a CCW license holder and locks the weapon — handguns only in this case — in his or her personal vehicle. The law does...

1:00 PM Saturday, Mar. 11, 2017

The state of Ohio’s newest gun law takes effect Tuesday, March 21.  Known as Senate Bill 199, the law overrules private business owners’ ability to ban guns on their property as long as person is a CCW license holder and locks the weapon — handguns only in this case — in his or her personal vehicle. The law does...
Highlights of President Trump’s first 50 days in office
 Jan. 20: Inauguration Day. Donald Trump sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. “We are not merely transferring power from one administration to another or from one party to another, but we are transferring power from Washington, D.C., and giving it back to you, the people.” Also on this day the Senate confirms retired...

7:22 PM Friday, Mar. 10, 2017

Jan. 20: Inauguration Day. Donald Trump sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. “We are not merely transferring power from one administration to another or from one party to another, but we are transferring power from Washington, D.C., and giving it back to you, the people.” Also on this day the Senate confirms retired...
9 workplace shooting incidents in Ohio and the U.S.
 News accounts of workplace shootings by disgruntled employees are fodder for both gun rights advocates and gun control proponents to make their cases. Ohio’s newly expanded Concealed Carry Weapons (CCW) law allows license-holders to bring their handguns onto company property beginning on March 21.  The law overturns gun-free...

12:06 AM Friday, Mar. 10, 2017

News accounts of workplace shootings by disgruntled employees are fodder for both gun rights advocates and gun control proponents to make their cases. Ohio’s newly expanded Concealed Carry Weapons (CCW) law allows license-holders to bring their handguns onto company property beginning on March 21.  The law overturns gun-free...
Hundreds killed by guns in workplace
 Firearms were the cause of about one-tenth of workplace fatalities in 2015, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The shootings run the gamut from robberies and other crimes, to police officers and security forces killed in the line of duty, to suicides, to disgruntled employees or spouses coming in and killing people. The...

11:00 AM Friday, Mar. 10, 2017

Firearms were the cause of about one-tenth of workplace fatalities in 2015, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The shootings run the gamut from robberies and other crimes, to police officers and security forces killed in the line of duty, to suicides, to disgruntled employees or spouses coming in and killing people. The...
Wright-Patt employees can't bring handguns to work 
 Workers at the states’s largest single-site employer, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, won’t be allowed to bring their handguns to work even though a new state law says employees with concealed-carry permits can keep their guns in locked cars on company property. “Wright-Patterson AFB is an exclusive federal jurisdiction...

8:00 PM Thursday, Mar. 09, 2017

Workers at the states’s largest single-site employer, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, won’t be allowed to bring their handguns to work even though a new state law says employees with concealed-carry permits can keep their guns in locked cars on company property. “Wright-Patterson AFB is an exclusive federal jurisdiction...
5 things to know about Ohio’s CCW law
 Every state and the District of Columbia have some form of concealed-carry (CCW) permits for handguns. Here are 5 things to know about Ohio’s law. 1) It was passed in 2004 and has been modified repeatedly since then. 2) A record-breaking 158,982 new concealed carry licenses and renewals were issued in 2016. 3) Thirty-six states recognize...

11:00 AM Thursday, Mar. 09, 2017

Every state and the District of Columbia have some form of concealed-carry (CCW) permits for handguns. Here are 5 things to know about Ohio’s law. 1) It was passed in 2004 and has been modified repeatedly since then. 2) A record-breaking 158,982 new concealed carry licenses and renewals were issued in 2016. 3) Thirty-six states recognize...
Do concealed-carry laws make us safer?
 Concealed-carry advocates say laws allowing permit-holders to keep guns close at hand serve as a crime deterrent. Opponents say just the opposite. So which side is right? While there are strong opinions on both sides on that question, definitive data is lacking to prove either point. “The numbers are pretty low in how many of (CCW holders)...

11:00 AM Thursday, Mar. 09, 2017

Concealed-carry advocates say laws allowing permit-holders to keep guns close at hand serve as a crime deterrent. Opponents say just the opposite. So which side is right? While there are strong opinions on both sides on that question, definitive data is lacking to prove either point. “The numbers are pretty low in how many of (CCW holders)...
Starting Tuesday: New law allows handguns on workplace property
 Update 5 a.m.: Beginning March 21, companies in Ohio will no longer be allowed to ban handguns from company property, meaning those who have a state permit to carry a concealed weapon (CCW) can bring their handguns to work as long as the gun is kept locked in their personal car. The law also expands CCW rights in school zones, colleges and...

11:00 AM Wednesday, Mar. 08, 2017

Update 5 a.m.: Beginning March 21, companies in Ohio will no longer be allowed to ban handguns from company property, meaning those who have a state permit to carry a concealed weapon (CCW) can bring their handguns to work as long as the gun is kept locked in their personal car. The law also expands CCW rights in school zones, colleges and...
5 things local leaders are doing to battle heroin and opioid addiction
 The battle against heroin and opioid addiction in Montgomery County includes a $3.5 million infusion to expand services using Montgomery County Human Services Levy funds. Those efforts include: 1. A new 10-day ambulatory withdrawal management program that serves more than 1,000 people annually through Samaritan Behavioral Health Inc. 2. Expanding...

4:04 PM Tuesday, Mar. 07, 2017

The battle against heroin and opioid addiction in Montgomery County includes a $3.5 million infusion to expand services using Montgomery County Human Services Levy funds. Those efforts include: 1. A new 10-day ambulatory withdrawal management program that serves more than 1,000 people annually through Samaritan Behavioral Health Inc. 2. Expanding...
Franklin man indicted for ID fraud after trying to use plane ticket in relative’s name
 A Franklin man was indicted today for receiving stolen property and identity fraud, according to a Montgomery County grand jury report. Joshua Tuck, 25, is ordered to appear for arraignment April 13 in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court. A Franklin man is being held at the Montgomery County jail after authorities determined he used his...

3:49 PM Monday, Mar. 06, 2017

A Franklin man was indicted today for receiving stolen property and identity fraud, according to a Montgomery County grand jury report. Joshua Tuck, 25, is ordered to appear for arraignment April 13 in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court. A Franklin man is being held at the Montgomery County jail after authorities determined he used his...
Dayton Art Institute exterior Leo the Lion
Updates are planned for the European, Asian and American galleries at the Dayton Art Institute if the state provides $1 million in proposed state capital funding for the art institute. LYNN HULSEY/STAFF

8:12 PM Monday, Feb. 27, 2017

Updates are planned for the European, Asian and American galleries at the Dayton Art Institute if the state provides $1 million in proposed state capital funding for the art institute. LYNN HULSEY/STAFF
Ohio step closer to raising license plate, driver’s license fees
 The Ohio House voted 83-13 Wednesday on a transportation budget that includes increases in fees paid for vehicle plates and driver’s licenses. If approved by the Senate, it would increase the total base cost of a passenger car plate to $39.50 and a motorcycle plate to $33.50. However, local jurisdictions already can add permissive local...

8:12 PM Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017

The Ohio House voted 83-13 Wednesday on a transportation budget that includes increases in fees paid for vehicle plates and driver’s licenses. If approved by the Senate, it would increase the total base cost of a passenger car plate to $39.50 and a motorcycle plate to $33.50. However, local jurisdictions already can add permissive local...
Fox News commentator Alan Colmes has died
 Fox News commentator and host Alan Colmes has died, according to a report from Fox News. According to Fox News, Colmes was 66-years-old. Holmes was the best-know liberal commentator on Fox News for years and was a co-host with conservative Sean Hannity on the show ‘Hannity and Colmes.’ That was one of the first shows launched...

2:28 PM Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017

Fox News commentator and host Alan Colmes has died, according to a report from Fox News. According to Fox News, Colmes was 66-years-old. Holmes was the best-know liberal commentator on Fox News for years and was a co-host with conservative Sean Hannity on the show ‘Hannity and Colmes.’ That was one of the first shows launched...
Proposed license plate fee increase targets road and bridge improvements
   Montgomery County Engineer Paul Gruner said the license plate fee counties use to fix roads and bridges hasn’t kept up with inflation. He said the fee increase the House Finance Committee added on Tuesday to the proposed transportation budget would be the first increase 30 years. The committee proposed allowing counties to add...

5:35 PM Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017

  Montgomery County Engineer Paul Gruner said the license plate fee counties use to fix roads and bridges hasn’t kept up with inflation. He said the fee increase the House Finance Committee added on Tuesday to the proposed transportation budget would be the first increase 30 years. The committee proposed allowing counties to add...
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