Chris Stewart

Chris Stewart is a reporter for Cox Media Group Ohio.

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Don’t fall for high-priced scams: Here’s where to get your property records for free
 Some firms are all-too-willing to sell you property records — for a high price  — that are already  available for free.  Despite a new state law, property owners locally and across the state continue to receive official-looking solicitations in the mail from companies charging $79 or more for records that can be found on...

Posted: a day ago

Some firms are all-too-willing to sell you property records — for a high price — that are already available for free.  Despite a new state law, property owners locally and across the state continue to receive official-looking solicitations in the mail from companies charging $79 or more for records that can be found on...
Sales tax repeal effort mounted after public hearings, passage
 The Republican candidate for Montgomery County commissioner is now leading a referendum effort, that if successful, would place the repeal of a recent county sales tax increase on the same ballot with his name in November. But Doug Barry’s opponent, Democrat Carolyn Rice, questions why her challenger didn’t register complaints...

Posted: 3 days ago

The Republican candidate for Montgomery County commissioner is now leading a referendum effort, that if successful, would place the repeal of a recent county sales tax increase on the same ballot with his name in November. But Doug Barry’s opponent, Democrat Carolyn Rice, questions why her challenger didn’t register complaints...
Montgomery County sales tax repeal petition deadline questioned
 A rare effort to overturn a retail sales tax increase at the polls created confusion Wednesday among Montgomery County officials who worked to determine the date the committee is required to turn in thousands of signatures. The Secretary of State’s elections calendar doesn’t address what some here believe would be a first-ever...

Posted: 4 days ago

A rare effort to overturn a retail sales tax increase at the polls created confusion Wednesday among Montgomery County officials who worked to determine the date the committee is required to turn in thousands of signatures. The Secretary of State’s elections calendar doesn’t address what some here believe would be a first-ever...
Group wants to overturn Montgomery County sales tax increase at ballot box
 Two former chairmen of the Montgomery County Republican Party are spearheading an effort to overturn a Montgomery County retail sales tax increase approved last month by county commissioners, all Democrats. Both Greg Gantt and Rob Scott say the tax increase vote by the three commissioners took many in the business community by surprise. &ldquo...

Posted: 5 days ago

Two former chairmen of the Montgomery County Republican Party are spearheading an effort to overturn a Montgomery County retail sales tax increase approved last month by county commissioners, all Democrats. Both Greg Gantt and Rob Scott say the tax increase vote by the three commissioners took many in the business community by surprise. &ldquo...
Mystery manufacturer eyes Vandalia site, others for 300-job plant
 An unnamed manufacturing facility is looking to relocate and bring hundreds of jobs to Vandalia or another municipality, according to Vandalia officials. “We really don’t know a whole lot about the company at this point or what they do outside of the fact that it is a manufacturing business and there’s a potential for 300...

Posted: 5 days ago

An unnamed manufacturing facility is looking to relocate and bring hundreds of jobs to Vandalia or another municipality, according to Vandalia officials. “We really don’t know a whole lot about the company at this point or what they do outside of the fact that it is a manufacturing business and there’s a potential for 300...
‘Obvious to me they are trying to deceive’ property owners, recorder says
 Property owners locally and across the state continue to receive official-looking solicitations through the mail from firms offering to provide property records – for a pricey sum – that are usually available free online. The solicitations come despite a new state law that went into effect in May. And it appears would-be scammers...

Posted: 5 days ago

Property owners locally and across the state continue to receive official-looking solicitations through the mail from firms offering to provide property records – for a pricey sum – that are usually available free online. The solicitations come despite a new state law that went into effect in May. And it appears would-be scammers...
Sen. Sherrod Brown wants EPA to hold town hall over Dayton water concerns
 U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown wants the Environmental Protection Agency to hold a town hall meeting in Dayton to address concerns about toxic chemicals and the safety of the city’s water. The EPA announced it will hold meetings in communities impacted by pollution from toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), but Dayton was not on...

Posted: 6 days ago

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown wants the Environmental Protection Agency to hold a town hall meeting in Dayton to address concerns about toxic chemicals and the safety of the city’s water. The EPA announced it will hold meetings in communities impacted by pollution from toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), but Dayton was not on...
Did you get the postcard? EPA faults Montgomery County on water tests.
 For the second time in a month, Montgomery County notified water customers of concerns raised about the testing of drinking water, most recently about Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules violations. About 80,000 water customers received postcards from Montgomery County Environmental Services admitting it didn’t correctly...

Posted: 9 days ago

For the second time in a month, Montgomery County notified water customers of concerns raised about the testing of drinking water, most recently about Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules violations. About 80,000 water customers received postcards from Montgomery County Environmental Services admitting it didn’t correctly...
Medical marijuana in Ohio: 8 key questions answered as the program nears
 Medical marijuana was supposed to be in Ohio patients’ hands by Sept. 8, but officials say there’s no way that deadline will be met. Despite delays, regulators working through the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program continue to chip away at selecting and certifying the hundreds of entities involved in state’s medical...

Posted: 9 days ago

Medical marijuana was supposed to be in Ohio patients’ hands by Sept. 8, but officials say there’s no way that deadline will be met. Despite delays, regulators working through the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program continue to chip away at selecting and certifying the hundreds of entities involved in state’s medical...
Photos: Congressman Jim Jordan throughout the years
Sheriff Phil Plummer, left, the new chairman of the Montgomery County Republican Party, meets with U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Urbana, before the Montgomery County Republican Party's annual Lincoln Day Dinner. Jordan gave the keynote address to about 520 in attendance Thursday, Feb. 20, at the Mandalay Banquet Center in Moraine. CHRIS STEWART...

Posted: 11 days ago

Sheriff Phil Plummer, left, the new chairman of the Montgomery County Republican Party, meets with U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Urbana, before the Montgomery County Republican Party's annual Lincoln Day Dinner. Jordan gave the keynote address to about 520 in attendance Thursday, Feb. 20, at the Mandalay Banquet Center in Moraine. CHRIS STEWART...