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Big money, political muscle on display in payday lending clash

Payday lending stores dot the landscape of Ohio’s small towns, suburban strip malls and inner-city thoroughfares. To hear one side tell it, they give their customers — many with bad credit — much-needed access to quick money for emergencies and everyday expenses. To hear the other side tell it, they take advantage of the poor by charging the highest interest rates in the country...
Brown takes shot at Renacci in negative ad

Brown takes shot at Renacci in negative ad

THE AD: A 30-second television commercial for Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio. WHERE TO SEE IT: State broadcast television and here  VIDEO: Unflattering images of Renacci. Then it concludes with Sherrod Brown chatting with industrial workers. SCRIPT: Voice of a narrator: The U.S. Congress. There’s 68 teachers, 15 farmers, four pilots, but only one lobbyist. That’s right. Jim Renacci&rsquo...
AF museum attendance soars on first day of Memphis Belle opening

AF museum attendance soars on first day of Memphis Belle opening

Attendance at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force soared Thursday nearly four times above the average for the same date in recent years with the debut of the Memphis Belle exhibit, figures show. The museum counted 11,066 people in attendance for the unveiling of the reborn icon, compared to an average of 2,421 on May 17 between 2015 through 2017, spokesman Rob Bardua said. “We are anticipating...
Did you see the president’s plane? Why it was here.

Did you see the president’s plane? Why it was here.

Spectators of World War II bombers and fighters landing at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force got an extra bonus Thursday. The plane commonly referred to as Air Force One, a Boeing 747 designated VC-25 in the Air Force, practiced touch-and-go landings on Wright-Patterson’s main runway. The jumbo jet is Air Force One only when the president is aboard. Two B-17 bombers, a P-51 fighter and...
Should people work for Medicaid? Here’s how to weigh in.

Should people work for Medicaid? Here’s how to weigh in.

The clock has started for the next round of public comment on Ohio’s proposal to create the state’s first ever work requirements associated with Medicaid. The new rules would add requirements to work or go to school at least 20 hours per week to remain eligible for benefits under the health insurance program for low-income Ohioans, which is jointly funded by the state and federal government...
Recreational marijuana closer to Ohio ballot — but lots of work ahead

Recreational marijuana closer to Ohio ballot — but lots of work ahead

Legalized recreational marijuana is one small step closer to appearing on Ohio ballots in 2019. The Ohio Ballot Board certified a proposed constitutional amendment Thursday, according to Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted’s office. The amendment was previously certified earlier this month by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine. Ohio Families for Change is behind the effort to bring the matter...
‘She’s gorgeous’: Thousands see Memphis Belle exhibit at AF museum

‘She’s gorgeous’: Thousands see Memphis Belle exhibit at AF museum

Alison and Chris Hoglan traveled to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force from St. Louis to see a legend reborn Thursday. The mother and son were in a crowd of hundreds who watched a ribbon-cutting to the new B-17 Memphis Belle exhibit, showcasing the historic bomber’s 25 missions over Europe in World War II and the role of strategic bombing in the U.S. victory. “She’s gorgeous...
‘It took my breath away’: Memphis Belle unveiled at AF museum

‘It took my breath away’: Memphis Belle unveiled at AF museum

The reborn Memphis Belle was unveiled Wednesday night before hundreds including the families of crewmen who flew the famed Army Air Forces bomber into history. Under theatrical lighting and uplifted above the ground by three metal poles, the Memphis Belle was surrounded by a strategic bombing exhibit with cases filled with artifacts, many personal items of the crewmen who flew aboard the four-engine...
Fight over House speaker holding up bill votes

Fight over House speaker holding up bill votes

A raging internal fight over control of the Ohio House interrupted plans to pass a controversial payday lending reform bill on Wednesday. House Republicans, who failed to pick a new speaker, cannot hold a legislative session until they decide who will fill out the remainder of Cliff Rosenberger’s term. House Finance Chairman Ryan Smith, R-Bidwell, is seeking to be the new speaker for the rest...
Ohio Medicaid overhauling how it pays for addiction, mental health care

Ohio Medicaid overhauling how it pays for addiction, mental health care

Ohio is overhauling the way Medicaid pays addiction treatment and mental health care and a state group says the new system could put some cash-strapped organizations out of business. Ohio Medicaid has historically directly paid behavioral health providers, but starting July 1 the providers will negotiate with private companies like CareSource, which manage Medicaid plans on behalf of the state. RELATED...
State board, proposed law both seek changes to school report card

State board, proposed law both seek changes to school report card

The state school board on Tuesday asked the state legislature not to use an overall letter grade to define Ohio schools on the fall 2018 state report card. Later in the day, legislators in the Ohio House Education Committee held a first hearing on House Bill 591, which would take away the overall letter grade, among other moves. RELATED: Senator: Ohio’s softer graduation rules not likely to...
Turner urges EPA administrator to release chemical pollution study

Turner urges EPA administrator to release chemical pollution study

A Dayton congressman has urged the U.S. EPA’s top administrator to publicly release a toxicology study that could recommend lower threshold advisories for exposure to chemicals found in groundwater at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and at military installations across the country. Politico reported Monday the White House and the EPA sought to block the public release of the Health and Human...
Former Ohio House speaker received $43K in free travel in 2017

Former Ohio House speaker received $43K in free travel in 2017

Republican Cliff Rosenberger, who abruptly resigned as Ohio House speaker, disclosed on Tuesday that he received more than $43,000 in free travel and got free meals and drinks from half a dozen sources last year. Rosenberger filed his mandatory annual financial disclosure statement with the Joint Legislative Ethics Committee — a body he used to lead as speaker. He also noted that in 2017 he...
Senator: Ohio’s softer graduation rules not likely to be extended

Senator: Ohio’s softer graduation rules not likely to be extended

A key state senator said Tuesday that Ohio is not likely to extend softer, non-test-based graduation pathways to the Class of 2019, despite a state school board recommendation to do so. The current rules for the Class of 2019 and beyond say that in addition to earning 20 course credits, students have to meet one of three test-based standards — at least 18 of 35 points on state exams, remediation-free...
Kasich to legal immigrants: Come to Ohio

Kasich to legal immigrants: Come to Ohio

Gov. John Kasich signed an executive order Tuesday to set up a state office dedicated to helping legal immigrants settle in Ohio and find jobs. “We want them to come to Ohio. We want them to bring their skills. We want them to bring their families. And we want them to bring their hearts because they are such an important part of the energy here in the Buckeye state. So, we are trying to make...
Poor weather conditions cancel landing of B-17s, P-51s

Poor weather conditions cancel landing of B-17s, P-51s

Poor weather conditions will prevent a dozen World War II planes from landing at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Wednesday.  The arrivals were first delayed by two hours Wednesday morning, but were cancelled just before 10 a.m. The planes however will conduct flyovers during the day as weather permits, according to officials.  Additional details were not immediately available. ...
‘Vulnerable’ man’s death a homicide, Ohio agency investigating local group home

‘Vulnerable’ man’s death a homicide, Ohio agency investigating local group home

An Ohio watchdog agency is investigating a West Carrollton group home that caters to a “vulnerable population” that included a resident whose death has been ruled a homicide. Disability Rights Ohio has an open investigation into the ResCare Red Bluff facility that housed Jerrold Duskey, according to its executive director. The March 5 death of the 65-year-old with an intellectual developmental...
Painting Michelle Obama brought Amy Sherald fame. Here is what’s next for the Georgia-born artist

Painting Michelle Obama brought Amy Sherald fame. Here is what’s next for the Georgia-born artist

ST. LOUIS — On Thursday evening, the crowd at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis overflowed the room in which Amy Sherald was speaking, so late arrivals watched the artist talk on monitors in the atrium. It's been a little over three months since Sherald, the artist who painted Michelle Obama's official portrait for the National Portrait Gallery, became a public figure, admired and reviled...
Lost history: How four kids from Dayton ended pay toilets in America

Lost history: How four kids from Dayton ended pay toilets in America

The next time you step into a public restroom, say a quiet thank you to Dayton natives Michael and Ira Gessel, Steve Froikin and Natalie Precker. After all, it was their efforts nearly 50 years ago that allowed Americans to pee for free. The high school students founded the Committee to End Pay Toilets in America in late 1968 and launched what would be a tenacious, cheeky national campaign to get...
To hell and back: Legendary WWII bomber brought to life again in Dayton

To hell and back: Legendary WWII bomber brought to life again in Dayton

James Verinis’s children never met their grandfather, Jim Verinis, a co-pilot on the iconic World War II B-17 Memphis Belle. But this week, they will connect with an important part of family and American history as thousands from around the world visit the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force for the roll out of the restored historic four-engine Boeing bomber. “It really is going to bring...
Ten years ago, Ohio had its own attorney general scandal

Ten years ago, Ohio had its own attorney general scandal

Ten years ago today, Democrat Marc Dann stood before a bank of TV cameras and announced he was resigning as Ohio attorney general. His brief statement in the Statehouse Cabinet room barely touched on the controversies that brought about his downfall: an extra-marital affair with his 28-year-old scheduler, hiring friends into his administration who proved to be problematic, a sexual harassment complaint...
Dayton area veterans job and resource fair growing, organizer says

Dayton area veterans job and resource fair growing, organizer says

Veterans Moving Forward, a yearly event for veterans, will stage its first job fair coupled with a returning resource fair at Wright State University on May 23, an organizer says. The event at WSU’s Student Union has some space left for organizations and employers to register, said Cassie Barlow, chairwoman of the Greater Miami Valley myVeterans Community and a former base commander at Wright-Patterson...
Springfield counseling center offers aid after traumatic events

Springfield counseling center offers aid after traumatic events

Ohio has created a network for treating crime victims to help them deal with the aftermath of traumatic events. Attorney General Mike DeWine awarded “$2.6 million in grants to create five Trauma Recovery Centers in Ohio that will provide crisis intervention to hospitalized traumatic violent crime victims,” according to a news release. RELATED : Springfield man sentenced in double murder...
Queen of Hearts card game legal in Ohio — for now

Queen of Hearts card game legal in Ohio — for now

The Queen of Hearts card game popular at some bars is legal under certain circumstances, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said in a legal opinion. Still, DeWine encouraged state legislators to review the games “in light of the lack of protection for consumers.” Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael O’Malley asked DeWine to determine the legality of the Grayton Road Tavern’s Queen...
FBI investigation, Trump, may factor into Ohio governor’s race

FBI investigation, Trump, may factor into Ohio governor’s race

Democrats often accuse Republicans of living in the past, but in this year’s election in Ohio it’s the Democrats who want to look backward: to 2006. That’s the year a controversial president and an investment and ethics scandal rocked state government, leading voters to send Republicans packing. Democrats were installed into four top offices, including governor. Back then, Democrats...
Suspect who was killed in Columbus shooting and injured deputy identified

Suspect who was killed in Columbus shooting and injured deputy identified

The Franklin County Sheriff's Office has identified the suspect who was killed in Saturday’s officer involved shooting as 55-year-old Darrell J. Bruffy of Orient, Ohio.  The deputy who was shot and injured has been identified as 29-year-old Jacob Heaberlin, a seven year veteran. According to the Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Heaberlin is doing well and is in good spirits as he recovers...
Endangered missing Columbus area man found safe

Endangered missing Columbus area man found safe

The Missing Adult Alert has been canceled. Herman Digiannantoni was located and found safe, according to Gahanna Police Department. An endangered missing adult alert has been issued for a 91-year-old man who suffers from dementia who has not returned home this evening. Herman Digiannantoni stands 5 feet, 3 inches tall, weighs 135 pounds and has white hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a...
Alert canceled after missing Toledo man returns home

Alert canceled after missing Toledo man returns home

The missing endangered man has returned home on his own, according to a press release. A statewide Endangered Missing Adult Alert was issued for Frost about 7:30 p.m. Friday by the Toledo Police Department after he failed to return home. A statewide Endangered Missing Adult Alert has been issued for a 72-year-old northern Ohio man who was last seen leaving his residence about 7:30 p.m. Friday and...
Springfield man representing self in trial sentenced to prison

Springfield man representing self in trial sentenced to prison

Ramon Boyce was sentenced to 70 years in prison during his sentencing Tuesday morning. UPDATE @ 9:15 p.m. (May 11): Ramon Boyce has been convicted on all charges that could send him to prison for 67 years.  A Clark County Common Pleas jury returned its verdict before 8:30 p.m. Friday. The panel had been deliberating since about 2 p.m.  The indictment, on multiple counts of burglary, receiving...
Goodbye ECOT: School auction begins today; key computers not included

Goodbye ECOT: School auction begins today; key computers not included

The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow (ECOT) is auctioning its corporate headquarters building and most furnishings and business equipment beginning at 4 p.m. today, according to a news release from the auction firm Gryphon USA. The auction includes everything from flat-screen TVs, tools and furniture to first-aid kits and pencils, according to Richard Kruse, president of Gryphon Auction Group and...
‘Throw the bums out’ mantra didn’t apply to Tuesday’s election

‘Throw the bums out’ mantra didn’t apply to Tuesday’s election

The public likes to rail against incumbents, but just one sitting legislator — State Rep. Wes Retherford, R-Hamilton — was defeated in Tuesday’s Ohio primary, and most of them won big. “There’s a lot of people who talk about voting the bums out, but the ‘bums’ live in other districts,” said Christopher Devine, assistant professor of political science...
Judge to decide if Ohio’s medical marijuana program should be delayed

Judge to decide if Ohio’s medical marijuana program should be delayed

A judge could soon decide whether Ohio’s embattled program for licensing medical marijuana growers should be put on hold. Ohio Releaf LLC, a marijuana grower passed over for a cultivator license, is suing the Ohio Department of Commerce, saying the state hasn’t provided it the administrative appeal process to which it was entitled. RELATED: Legalizing recreational marijuana may be back...
Iconic Memphis Belle’s debut in Dayton: Everything you need to know 

Iconic Memphis Belle’s debut in Dayton: Everything you need to know 

Seventy-five years to the day the B-17 Memphis Belle finished its final mission over Europe, the iconic World War II bomber that starred in two Hollywood films will be rolled out to the public Thursday at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. The Memphis Belle gained fame as the first U.S. heavy bomber to fly 25 perilous missions over Europe and return to the United States in World War II. &ldquo...
OSP seizes heroin, meth worth $3.7M

OSP seizes heroin, meth worth $3.7M

Troopers seized more than 110 pounds of heroin and methamphetamine Wednesday during a traffic stop on Interstate 70. The Ohio State Highway Patrol filed felony drug charges against 27-year-old Ashley N. Tramonte of Marion, N.C., the driver of a rented Penske truck. Troopers stopped the truck around 10:30 a.m. for following too close near milepost 173 on I-70. The highway patrol reported observing...
Legalizing recreational marijuana may be back before Ohio voters

Legalizing recreational marijuana may be back before Ohio voters

Advocates for full legalization of marijuana cleared a major hurdle Thursday when Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine certified the petition wording for a statewide vote on the matter. The proposed constitutional amendment still needs approval from the Ohio Ballot Board before advocates can begin collecting the required valid voter signatures to qualify for the statewide ballot. Organizers are aiming...
Massive NASIC project could be one of largest in Wright Patt history

Massive NASIC project could be one of largest in Wright Patt history

A massive $182 million expansion of the National Air and Space Intelligence Center will be one of the largest in Wright-Patterson history and could be sped up in a pending defense authorization bill, a legislative analyst says. The new building would be funded at one time instead of broken into two stages. The Air Force had initially asked for $116 million with another $66 million to be requested...
Air Force Marathon names new leader

Air Force Marathon names new leader

The Air Force Marathon, which draws thousands around the globe to the Miami Valley, has a new director. Brandon Hough, a former Air Force officer once assigned to Wright-Patterson and who started his own running company, will lead the event that brings thousands of runners to the area every September. The series of races — a 5K, 10K, half- and full-marathon, have in recent years attracted 15...
Auditor on ECOT school case: ‘I believe this may rise to a criminal act’

Auditor on ECOT school case: ‘I believe this may rise to a criminal act’

A state audit released Thursday says the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow purposely inflated the amount of time it claimed its students were engaged in learning, leading the now-closed online school to receive more money than it deserved from the state. Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office said they have referred their audit to the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Franklin County Prosecutor&rsquo...
WATCH: 11-year-old girl jumps from moving vehicle to escape carjacking 

WATCH: 11-year-old girl jumps from moving vehicle to escape carjacking 

Surveillance video from a gas station shows an 11-year-old girl jump out of a moving vehicle that had been carjacked in suburban Chicago. The girl was inside the vehicle at the time it was carjacked in a gas station parking lot and is seen jumping out of the car's rear door and rolling on the ground as the car drives away. The video also shows the girl's father jumping onto the roof of an accomplice's...
West Carrollton man, a captive of N. Korea in 2014, reacts to release of detainees

West Carrollton man, a captive of N. Korea in 2014, reacts to release of detainees

West Carrollton resident Jeffrey Fowle, held prisoner in North Korea for six months in 2014, reacted to news today that three more American detainees have been set free. “These guys have been detained at least a year, maybe two years in one guy’s case. They’re, I’m sure, they’re ready to come home,” he said. Fowle was arrested in May 2014, accused of deliberately...
GOP relieved at outcome in central Ohio congressional race

GOP relieved at outcome in central Ohio congressional race

Experts say Republican Troy Balderson’s narrow primary victory over arch-conservative Melanie Leneghan on Tuesday gives the GOP its best shot at holding onto a central Ohio congressional district seat this year. A special election for the 12th Ohio congressional district seat will be held in August and a second election in November. Balderson, currently a state senator, will run in August against...
What’s next?: DeWine vs. Cordray fight for Ohio

What’s next?: DeWine vs. Cordray fight for Ohio

Despite personal attacks and millions spent in the primaries for governor, Ohio voters picked two establishment candidates who have lengthy political resumes, proven fundraising abilities and reputations for being, well, kind of boring. Republican Mike DeWine handily won over Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor, 59.8 percent to 40.2 percent. Democrat Richard Cordray steamrolled former Congressman Dennis Kucinich...
State Issue 1 won easily: 3 things to know about the confusing proposal

State Issue 1 won easily: 3 things to know about the confusing proposal

Issue 1, which will make major changes to how Ohio draws district lines for members of Congress, easily passed in Tuesday’s election. The issue, put on the ballot by the General Assembly by a bi-partisan vote of 83-10 in the House and a unanimous vote in the Senate, is supposed to create a fairer process. Here is what you need to understand about the impact of State Issue 1: Currently, the General...
Who is Jim Renacci? What you need to know about Ohio Senate hopeful.

Who is Jim Renacci? What you need to know about Ohio Senate hopeful.

Jim Renacci, an Akron-area Republican congressman won his party’s primary and will attempt to unseat incumbent Democrat Sen. Sherrod Brown in November. But who is Renacci? Here’s what you need to know: Renacci, a Pennsylvania native, began his business career shortly after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania in 1980. According to his website, he moved to Wadsworth in 1983 and...
Air Force orders safety review as deadly crashes rise

Air Force orders safety review as deadly crashes rise

The Air Force’s top general has ordered a one-day safety stand down for flying and maintenance units after a sharp rise in accidents in recent months. The Air Force Reserve’s 445th Airlift Wing at Wright-Patterson, which flies nine C-17 Globemaster III troop and cargo jets on missions around the world, will review safety issues June 2, said Lt. Col. Cynthia Harris, a wing spokeswoman....
WOW air’s first discount flights from Cincinnati to Europe, Iceland launch this week

WOW air’s first discount flights from Cincinnati to Europe, Iceland launch this week

Discount airliner WOW is celebrating the launch of its first flights in and out of Cincinnati. WOW’s first flight will arrive at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) tonight at 11:50 p.m. “with a water canon salute.” The first departing flight from the airport will be an hour later at 12:50 a.m., according to the airline. WOW is launching flight service from...
Longaberger Co. shutting down: How much will your baskets sell for now?

Longaberger Co. shutting down: How much will your baskets sell for now?

Iconic basket maker Longaberger Co. has gone out of business but their products are still fetching a high price online. The company, which until about two years ago was headquarted in a basket-shaped building in Newark, announced this week that it is going out of business. The company’s closing could affect the price of Longaberger’s baskets. There were more than 18,100 Longaberger Co...
Wright State University graduate wins U.S. Congressional primary

Wright State University graduate wins U.S. Congressional primary

Franklin County Recorder Danny O’Connor — a Wright State University graduate — is the Democratic nominee in Ohio Congressional District 12, according to the Associated Press. O’Connor’s Republican opponent in November is not yet known. The GOP primary to replace Rep. Pat Tiberi has become a squeaker, with state Sen. Troy Balderson of Zanesville holding a narrow lead over...
Warren Davidson’s Democratic challenger will be Butler County’s Vanessa Enoch

Warren Davidson’s Democratic challenger will be Butler County’s Vanessa Enoch

A Butler County business owner will face U.S. Rep. Warren Davidson, R-Troy, for the 8th Congressional District seat in November. ELECTION RESULTS: Find out who won and who lost in Southwest Ohio and the Miami Valley Vanessa Enoch, of West Chester Twp., won Tuesday’s democratic primary with nearly 58 percent of the vote, according to final, unofficial election results. She bested Ted Jones, of...
Incumbent gets GOP nod to hold on to Champaign County state Sen. seat

Incumbent gets GOP nod to hold on to Champaign County state Sen. seat

Incumbent State Rep. Nino Vitale, R-Urbana, won the Republican primary race for his 85th House district seat, according to early election results released by the Ohio Secretary of State. The 85th district includes all of Champaign County and most of Logan County as well as southeastern Shelby County. Vitale outpaced a crowded field of Republicans, including Justin G. Griffis and Joseph Ratermann,...
Who is Ohio governor candidate Richard Cordray? A five-time Jeopardy! champion

Who is Ohio governor candidate Richard Cordray? A five-time Jeopardy! champion

Former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray will fight to win the Ohio governor’s race, but did you know he’s already a Jeopardy! champion? Cordray is a five-time Jeopardy! champion, who originally competed on the show in 1987. The last time he competed on Jeopardy! was in February 2014 for the Battle of the Decades show. His competitors at the time included a freelance copy editor, archaeologist...
Jordan cruises to nomination, will face Democrat Garrett this fall; Chabot wins

Jordan cruises to nomination, will face Democrat Garrett this fall; Chabot wins

Congressman Jim Jordan has won the Republican nomination for Ohio U.S. House District 4, according to the Associated Press. Jordan will face Democrat Janet Garrett in the fall. Republican Congressman Steve Chabot has also won his primary election for Ohio’s District 1. He will face Democrat Aftab Pureval in November.
Powell wins packed GOP race in Ohio 80th House district

Powell wins packed GOP race in Ohio 80th House district

Jena Powell of Arcanum, a first-time political candidate, beat out three other Republicans in one of Ohio’s most expensive statehouse primary races on Tuesday.  Powell, 24, won 49.5 percent of the 14,584 votes cast in the race.  John W. “Bud” O’Brien of Troy came in second with 21 percent of votes. J.D. Winteregg of Troy, who previously ran for Congress, was third...
Election 2018: Democrat Theresa Gasper will take on Congressman Mike Turner this fall

Election 2018: Democrat Theresa Gasper will take on Congressman Mike Turner this fall

U.S. Rep. Mike Turner, R-Dayton, will face Bevaercreek businesswoman Theresa Gasper in November’s General Election, according to the results of Tuesday’s primary. Turner, who is seeking his ninth term, won 79 percent of the votes among Republicans. John Mitchel and John Anderson split the remaining vote. “I appreciate voters’ support in the 10th Congressional District...
Perales prevails over Smith in bizarre Greene County statehouse race

Perales prevails over Smith in bizarre Greene County statehouse race

State Rep. Rick Perales, R-Beavercreek, overcame salacious allegations in his Republican primary race against Jocelyn Smith of Fairborn, soundly defeating her in the Republican primary for the Ohio 73rd district seat. Perales took 80 percent of the vote to Smith’s to 20 percent, according to final, unofficial results posted on the Ohio Secretary of State website. Perales received 8,287 votes...
State Issue 1 wins easily; will change how Ohio draws Congressional lines

State Issue 1 wins easily; will change how Ohio draws Congressional lines

Issue 1, which would make major changes to how Ohio draws district lines for members of Congress easily passed in Tuesday’s election. The issue, put on the ballot by the General Assembly by a bi-partisan vote of 83-10 in the House and a unanimous vote in the Senate, is supposed to create a fairer process. After every census, Ohio lawmakers change the state’s congressional lines based on...
Ohio U.S. Senate race: Jim Renacci wins GOP primary, will face Sherrod Brown this fall

Ohio U.S. Senate race: Jim Renacci wins GOP primary, will face Sherrod Brown this fall

President Trump’s hand-picked U.S. Senate candidate Congressman Jim Renacci will take on U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown this fall after defeating Cleveland businessman Mike Gibbons and several other challengers in Tuesday’s GOP primary. Renacci, a former car dealer who has served in the U.S. House since 2011, was easily the best known of the Republican candidates. Brown is unopposed on the Democratic...
Mike DeWine easily defeats Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor in GOP governor race

Mike DeWine easily defeats Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor in GOP governor race

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, a staple of local politics for more than 40 years, defeated Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor in the Republican primary for governor Tuesday, according to projections from the Associated Press. Although he was better funded and had the state party endorsement, DeWine took nothing for granted in the bitter, personal campaign against Taylor. He answered attacks with attacks, calling...
Richard Cordray wins Democratic governor primary over Kucinich

Richard Cordray wins Democratic governor primary over Kucinich

Former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray held off a primary challenge from former Congressman and Cleveland Mayor Dennis Kucinich on Tuesday, according to projections from the Associated Press. The match-up was closely watched across the nation as the two well-known liberal Democrats fought it out in a bellwether state. Cordray, the former head of the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau...
From priceless to worthless: Longaberger baskets may be latest collectors item to fall by wayside

From priceless to worthless: Longaberger baskets may be latest collectors item to fall by wayside

Basket maker Longaberger Co. is going out of business, ending a decades-long run for one of the biggest collectibles. The Newark-based company moved out of its iconic basket-shaped building two years ago and just this week announced it will cease operations. Though news of the company’s closure came just in the last few days, its downfall has been a long time coming, according to Kovels, an...
How did Election Day unfold: From beginning to end

How did Election Day unfold: From beginning to end

Tuesday was Election Day and we had all the results for you throughout the day. Check here for continuous updates. Here’s a look at how the day developed: 10:55 p.m.: JUST IN: Antani and Dickerson come out on top for the 42nd district Ohio House Primaries.  10:44 p.m.: BREAKING: Darryl Fairchild beats endorsed Democrat in Dayton City Commission race. Learn more about Fairchild...
Iconic restaurant near Ohio State closing after nearly 80 years 

Iconic restaurant near Ohio State closing after nearly 80 years 

One of the state’s most well-known hangouts announced it is closing its doors permanently.  The Blue Danube Restaurant, a tavern opened 78 years ago at 2439 N. High St. near Ohio State University, announced on Facebook that its last day in business will be Father’s Day, June 17.  The establishment, known as the Dube, posted the following on Facebook on Monday:  According...
Firm leading downtown Dayton project to redevelop Longaberger basket building

Firm leading downtown Dayton project to redevelop Longaberger basket building

A development firm that has done work throughout the Dayton area will be re-purposing the iconic basket-shaped Longaberger Co. building. Coon Restoration and Sealant Inc., based in Louisville near Canton, purchased the basket building located in Newark late last year. Longaberger Co. moved out of its famed building two years ago and just this week it was revealed that the company was ceasing operations...
Cordray, Kucinich make final pitches on Election Day

Cordray, Kucinich make final pitches on Election Day

Former Consumer Financial Protection Bureau chief Richard Cordray and former U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich made last-minute pitches this morning on AM 1290 and News 95.7 WHIO in their Ohio Democratic primary race for governor in November. The race is widely watched nationwide, especially after the 2016 presidential election, in which Donald Trump painted Ohio red. Today, of course, is Election Day...
Body found in pond at an Ohio community college

Body found in pond at an Ohio community college

At one of Ohio’s college campuses Monday, a dead woman was discovered in a car that had been submerged in a pond. Police in Findlay —about an hour south of Toledo —pulled a car from a pond a branch campus of Owens Community College on Monday, The Courier reports. The campus is located on the north side of Findlay. RELATED: Area university to open ‘teaching pharmacy’ to...
Residents upset after Md. deputy shoots groundhog blocking traffic 

Residents upset after Md. deputy shoots groundhog blocking traffic 

Some Maryland residents are upset after video posted to social media showed a deputy shoot a groundhog that was blocking traffic. According to WBAL-TV, a Carroll County sheriff’s deputy confronted a groundhog that he said was creating a hazard by blocking traffic in both directions due to being in the roadway.  The video, which quickly went viral on Facebook, showed the woodchuck running...
Today is Election day: Where do you vote? What’s on the ballot?

Today is Election day: Where do you vote? What’s on the ballot?

Today is Election Day and there’s a lot on the ballot. From the Republican and Democratic primaries for governor, the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate to State Issue 1, there are more than 80 races and issues on the ballot across the Dayton-Springfield-Middletown region. Here’s some basic info you need for Election Day: You will need to vote at your assigned voting precinct today...
Governor candidates make last-minute push for primary votes

Governor candidates make last-minute push for primary votes

Candidates for governor in the GOP and Democratic primaries are making the final push, holding get-out-the-vote rallies, campaigning with allies, and crisscrossing the state. Ohio Republican Party-endorsed Mike DeWine and his running mate Jon Husted are continuing their “Rock Solid Conservative” tour with stops at a beer distributor in West Chester and Young’s Jersey Dairy just outside...
Ohio Army National Guardsmen to return home after defense mission

Ohio Army National Guardsmen to return home after defense mission

Ohio Army National Guard soldiers will return home after a nearly year-long deployment as part of the Columbus-based 174th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, the service branch says. Thirty-five soldiers will have a public homecoming ceremony at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 8 at the Reynoldsburg United Methodist Church, 1636 Graham Road in Reynoldsburg. The unit deployed to the Washington, D.C., region as part...
Ohio has long list of Mega Millions lottery jackpot winners

Ohio has long list of Mega Millions lottery jackpot winners

A Moraine store sold a Mega Millions ticket worth $143 million in a drawing this past weekend. We had a crew live on scene Monday morning where this ticket was sold: The ticket sold by a cashier at Fat Daddy’s RoadDog is among the many winners sold in the Mega Millions contest in Ohio. Here, according to the Mega Millions website, are jackpot winners from Ohio: •Nov. 13, 2015 - $202 million...
‘Fender-bender’ forces Cedar Point’s newest hybrid roller coaster to close on its first day

‘Fender-bender’ forces Cedar Point’s newest hybrid roller coaster to close on its first day

A “fender-bender” forced the newest roller coaster to close on its very first day open. Steel Vengeance is the new hybrid steel-on-wood coaster at Cedar Point Amusement Park. Early Saturday afternoon, a train car that was returning from the ride “lightly bumped” into another train parked at the loading station. Medical personnel evaluated four riders, but they weren’t...
Governor candidates hit southwest Ohio ahead of Election Day

Governor candidates hit southwest Ohio ahead of Election Day

Ohio’s wild — and at times, nasty — races for governor come to a close Tuesday as Democrats and Republicans make their picks at the polls. And once again southwest Ohio is in the middle of all of it. Richard Cordray, the Democratic front-runner, made one of his last campaign stops of the race in Dayton Sunday afternoon. Republican frontrunner Mike DeWine was in Dayton Friday and...
Election 2018: An in-depth look at State Issue 1

Election 2018: An in-depth look at State Issue 1

More than 71 percent of Ohioans in 2015 voted to reduce hyperpartisan influence in the drawing of legislative district maps. On Tuesday, the state’s voters can try to rein in congressional gerrymandering. As the 2020 Census nears, redistricting issues are populating state ballots across the country. Seven states, including Ohio, have proposed ballot issues reforming redistricting, and reformers...
With ‘regrets,’ Queen Elizabeth will miss Memphis Belle unveiling in Dayton

With ‘regrets,’ Queen Elizabeth will miss Memphis Belle unveiling in Dayton

The rumor is only partly true. Queen Elizabeth II was invited to see the unveiling of the iconic B-17 Memphis Belle at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, but she’ll attend a royal wedding in the United Kingdom instead. An unnamed British citizen invited the queen to Dayton, but Buckingham Palace sent its regrets the royal family won’t be able to attend the May 17 unveiling of the...
Indiana police officer shot, killed in line of duty; police confirm suspect also dead

Indiana police officer shot, killed in line of duty; police confirm suspect also dead

UPDATE @ 11:18 p.m.: The suspect in the shooting that left a Terre Haute police officer dead has now died, a Terre Haute TV station and the Associated Press are reporting. Police, during a news conference tonight, confirmed the suspect's death in a shootout with police at the apartment complex. The suspect in the deadly shooting of a Terra Haute, Ind., police officer has been injured and...
Ohio Senate race: Gibbons sues Renacci for defamation over ads

Ohio Senate race: Gibbons sues Renacci for defamation over ads

And on the fourth day before the May 8 primary, there were lawsuits. Republican Senate candidate Mike Gibbons Friday sued fellow Republican Jim Renacci for defamation, saying Renacci has “repeatedly advertised lies and falsehoods about Gibbons and his position on the issues.” The suit was filed in the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas. The main points of contention appear to be that...
Head of ethics group accuses Rep. Jim Jordan of helping ‘thwart’ Mueller probe

Head of ethics group accuses Rep. Jim Jordan of helping ‘thwart’ Mueller probe

The head of a government ethics organization accused House Republican Jim Jordan of Urbana of helping President Donald Trump “thwart” Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into whether Trump aides in 2016 colluded with Russian officials to damage the presidential campaign of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. Fred Wertheimer, president of Democracy 21 in Washington...
Salacious allegations have dominated local statehouse race

Salacious allegations have dominated local statehouse race

The Republican primary for the 73rd House district is the region’s most contentious race, with explosive allegations and an extortion complaint overshadowing the candidates’ positions on the issues. State Rep. Rick Perales, R-Beavercreek, and challenger Jocelyn Smith of Fairborn face off in the May 8 primary; the winner will run in November against Democrat Kim McCarthy of Sugarcreek Twp...
Pentagon halts sales of two Chinese companies cellphones on bases

Pentagon halts sales of two Chinese companies cellphones on bases

The Pentagon has directed military exchanges at bases like Wright-Patterson to stop selling smart phones from two Chinese-companies because of security concerns. Military exchanges have ceased sales of Huawei Technologies Corp. and ZTE Corp. cell phones, personal mobile internet modems and related electronic products from the two companies, according to Maj. David Eastburn, a Pentagon spokesman. &ldquo...
One-of-a-kind flying hospital to land at Dayton Air Show

One-of-a-kind flying hospital to land at Dayton Air Show

A one-of-a-kind flying hospital will make a rare appearance at the Vectren Dayton Air Show next month. The Orbis International MD-10 Flying Eye Hospital will fly to Dayton from Barbados and spectators will be able to tour the airplane, which has an operating, recovery room and a classroom, organizers said. It’s the first trip the organization has flown to Dayton in about 15 years, according...
AFRL reaches first-ever tech pact with Coast Guard

AFRL reaches first-ever tech pact with Coast Guard

The Air Force Research Laboratory has reached a first-ever agreement with the Coast Guard to work on a wide range of technologies, from future development of drones to artificial intelligence, officials said. The nine-year memorandum of understanding was signed at Wright-Patterson between the leaders of AFRL and the Coast Guard Research and Development Center in New London, Conn. The agreement opens...
Ohio sets new requirements for chronic pain patients to get opiates

Ohio sets new requirements for chronic pain patients to get opiates

Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Wednesday announced new prescribing rules for patients suffering pain for more than six weeks, hoping that the move will prevent opiate addiction and accidental overdoses. Prescribers will be required to: * talk with patients and consider non-medication treatment * assess the function of the patient, * look for signs of abuse, * consult with specialists, * offer a naloxone...
‘Memphis Belle’ will rumble over real-life version in Dayton

‘Memphis Belle’ will rumble over real-life version in Dayton

A movie version of the World War II B-17 Memphis Belle bomber will roar through the skies above Dayton this month when the real-life Memphis Belle is unveiled after years of restoration. The movie version of the aircraft will be one of three of the World War II-era bombers, six P-51 Mustangs and three training aircraft scheduled to land between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 16 at the National Museum...
Ohio closer to work requirements for Medicaid: What’s really going on

Ohio closer to work requirements for Medicaid: What’s really going on

Ohio is a step closer to forcing some Medicaid recipients to get jobs if they receive the government assistance. The Ohio Department of Medicaid on Monday said it had officially submitted its request to create the work requirements for those covered through the expansion of Medicaid, the state-federal health insurance program that covers residents with low incomes or disabilities. Medicaid was expanded...
400 drivers rejected for Ohio vanity plates that went too far

400 drivers rejected for Ohio vanity plates that went too far

Based on hundreds of requests for vanity plates, it’s easy to conclude that some motorists on the road have their minds in the gutter. The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles rejected more than 400 plate requests because they were deemed obscene, scatological or offensive. Among the rejects from last month: Cat Pee, Itchy, 4Boobz, CzyBtch, P1mpn, Shagr and a bunch more we don’t want to get into...
Report: Bail reforms could save Ohio taxpayers $67 million a year

Report: Bail reforms could save Ohio taxpayers $67 million a year

A new report from the Buckeye Institute says Ohio could save $67 million a year in jail costs by changing the bail system used by courts. “Ohio’s cash bail system is broken and the reforms pending in the General Assembly could save hard-earned taxpayer dollars while keeping our communities safe,” said Buckeye Institute legal fellow Daniel Dew in a written statement. Reforms are justified...
Sexual assault legal loophole prevents victim military transfers, lawmaker says

Sexual assault legal loophole prevents victim military transfers, lawmaker says

A Dayton congressman has introduced legislation to overturn a loophole that has prevented victims of sexual assault in domestic violence cases from an expedited base transfer in the military. U.S. Rep. Mike Turner, R-Dayton, said legislation passed nearly a decade ago wasn’t meant to allow the loophole, but the Pentagon has diverted domestic violence cases to an office that determined it did...
Ohio may ban free international travel for lawmakers

Ohio may ban free international travel for lawmakers

In the wake of Republican Cliff Rosenberger’s abrupt resignation as Ohio House speaker, state Rep. Niraj Antani is proposing reforms to state ethics laws when it comes to gifts, meals and travel for legislators. Antani, R-Miamisburg, is sponsoring a bill that would mandate more disclosure by lawmakers who accept meals, gifts and travel and bar third parties from paying for international travel...
NEW DETAILS: Pentagon not responding fast enough to aviation mishaps, local lawmaker says

NEW DETAILS: Pentagon not responding fast enough to aviation mishaps, local lawmaker says

A Dayton congressman says the Pentagon has not responded quickly enough to identify the cause of physiological incidents and military training crashes and has called on lawmakers to press the Defense Department for answers. U.S. Rep. Mike Turner, R-Dayton and chairman of the House Tactical Air and Land Forces subcommittee and ranking member U.S. Rep. Nikki Tsongas, D-Mass., sent a letter to colleagues...
Clark State is changing how Springfield’s police officers are trained in a new partnership

Clark State is changing how Springfield’s police officers are trained in a new partnership

A Clark County school has a new partnership with Springfield police to train future officers in the area. Clark State Community College and the Springfield police entered into a memorandum of understanding recently to make the school the primary training ground for the department’s officers. The agreement will also allow the school to grow its police academy by more closely coordinating with...
Police shoot, kill suspect after deadly stabbings at Columbus apartment complex

Police shoot, kill suspect after deadly stabbings at Columbus apartment complex

Columbus police shot and killed a suspect after he reportedly stabbed four people, leaving three dead and one injured at a Columbus apartment complex Monday morning.  According to our partners at 10tv, officers responded to the complex on Walford Street on a reported stabbing just after 9 a.m. and found three women stabbed inside the apartment. Two women were transported to Riverside Methodist...
Democrats file complaint against Senate candidate Jim Renacci for misuse of political office

Democrats file complaint against Senate candidate Jim Renacci for misuse of political office

The Ohio Democratic Party has filed a complaint against GOP U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci, accusing him of misusing his congressional office for political purposes. In a five-page complaint to the Office of Congressional Ethics, state Democratic Chairman David Pepper accuses Renacci, who is running for the seat now held by Democrat U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, of using his congressional website to promote his...
Ohio Medicaid submits request for first ever work requirements

Ohio Medicaid submits request for first ever work requirements

The Ohio Department of Medicaid today officially submitted its request to create the first ever work requirements in the state. Medicaid — the state-federal health insurance program for the poor — covers about 3 million people, including about 710,000 through Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act. The new work requirements, if approved by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid...
Election: Complaint filed against Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor over $3M loan

Election: Complaint filed against Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor over $3M loan

An Ohio state lawmaker has filed an elections complaint against Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor, her gubernatorial campaign and her husband alleging the mishandling of a $3 million loan. Rep. Mike Duffey, a fellow Republican, filed his complaint Monday with the Ohio Elections Commission. It questions a $3 million loan repayment check from Taylor’s campaign to Taylor’s husband, Donzell Taylor, an...
President Trump coming to Ohio Saturday

President Trump coming to Ohio Saturday

A White House official says President Donald Trump is set to promote the Republican tax law this weekend in Cleveland. The official says the president will highlight the law’s benefits to small businesses on Saturday. The official was not authorized to speak publicly about the trip and spoke to The Associated Press on Monday on condition of anonymity. The Republican Party is putting its midterm...
May election: 6 candidates for Ohio governor show their tax returns

May election: 6 candidates for Ohio governor show their tax returns

Four Democrats and two Republicans running in the May 8 primary for governor allowed reporters a look at all or part of their recent federal tax returns, giving a glimpse of their income, assets and charitable giving. Releasing tax returns is not mandated by law but by and large, candidates for governor have done so voluntarily in the interest of transparency and accountability. Here is what we learned...
May election: Democrats and Republicans line up to take on Congressman Jim Jordan

May election: Democrats and Republicans line up to take on Congressman Jim Jordan

Local Congressman Jim Jordan has become one of the most prominant faces for conservatives in America. Jordan’s name has also been floated as a long-shot possibility for House speaker. He said, “If and when there is a race for speaker, I’ve had colleagues urge me to consider that.” Before he gets to the next session of Congress, he has to fend off some Republican and Democratic...
Ohio Republican U.S. Senate candidates fight for Trump voters

Ohio Republican U.S. Senate candidates fight for Trump voters

Of the five Ohio Republicans vying for the chance to unseat Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown this fall, only one has the endorsement of President Donald Trump. The question is, how much of a factor is that anymore? Some of Trump’s endorsements have fallen flat. In Alabama, he endorsed Luther Strange in the GOP primary and Roy Moore in the special election. Both lost. That hasn’t stopped...
Area cities make list of ‘best’ to start businesses

Area cities make list of ‘best’ to start businesses

Popular finance web site WalletHub examined what it calls the “best” and “worst” large and small cities to open a business nationwide — and Dayton failed to make either list. Small and large cites are ranked across separate lists. A host of Dayton-area and Ohio cities are one or the other list, however. Middletown is ranked at 780 among what the web site calls the 1,261...
Former Ohio House speaker’s travels attract scrutiny

Former Ohio House speaker’s travels attract scrutiny

In a four-month span last year, then Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger visited British Parliament, stood on Omaha Beach in Normandy, checked out Iceland, met a renown presidential historian and toasted a good friend at a wedding in Italy. But that’s not all. Earlier in the year, the Republican flew in a helicopter along the U.S.-Mexico border, twice visited the Civil War battlefields of Gettysburg...
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