Chris Stewart

Chris Stewart is a reporter for Cox Media Group Ohio.

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5 new electric buses will be coming to Dayton with $5.7M federal grant
 A $5.7 million federal Department of Transportation grant will help the Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority add five new “NexGen” buses to its fleet. The award announced Friday assists RTA in fulfilling a plan to replace 20-year-old technology with newer, more efficient models expected to last another 20 years, according...

Posted: 4 days ago

A $5.7 million federal Department of Transportation grant will help the Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority add five new “NexGen” buses to its fleet. The award announced Friday assists RTA in fulfilling a plan to replace 20-year-old technology with newer, more efficient models expected to last another 20 years, according...
Montgomery County will pay cash for old tires Sunday
 . If you have old, bald tires junking up your place, then Montgomery County has a deal for you Sunday. The county will pay $2 each for up to 10 scrap or used passenger car tires a resident turns in at its sixth annual Tire Buyback from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. MORE: Ohio spends millions to dispose of dumped tires In addition to polluting waterways...

Posted: 4 days ago

. If you have old, bald tires junking up your place, then Montgomery County has a deal for you Sunday. The county will pay $2 each for up to 10 scrap or used passenger car tires a resident turns in at its sixth annual Tire Buyback from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. MORE: Ohio spends millions to dispose of dumped tires In addition to polluting waterways...
Montgomery County again trying to keep a road from crumbling into a waterway
 For the second time in months, Montgomery County is taking emergency measures to keep a road from crumbling into a waterway.  County commissioners voted to fast-track a bid process on an $800,000 fix to divert Little Twin Creek before it does irreparable damage to Manning Road.   “Back early this spring … we lost...

Posted: 4 days ago

For the second time in months, Montgomery County is taking emergency measures to keep a road from crumbling into a waterway.  County commissioners voted to fast-track a bid process on an $800,000 fix to divert Little Twin Creek before it does irreparable damage to Manning Road.   “Back early this spring … we lost...
Montgomery County to realign creek to save threatened road
 Montgomery County is set to spend more than $800,000 in an emergency to realign and stabilize Little Twin Creek so it doesn’t wash away part of Manning Road. The work is necessary because erosion — increasing due to large rain events — left a 30-foot drop off just off the shoulder, compromising the integrity of the roadway...

Posted: 5 days ago

Montgomery County is set to spend more than $800,000 in an emergency to realign and stabilize Little Twin Creek so it doesn’t wash away part of Manning Road. The work is necessary because erosion — increasing due to large rain events — left a 30-foot drop off just off the shoulder, compromising the integrity of the roadway...
How people are reacting to the first governor debate on Twitter
 The governor debate in Dayton Wednesday night was a hot topic on Twitter. At one point, #OHgovdebate was trending nationally. Here’s a look at what some had to say about the testy debate between Republican Mike DeWine and Democrat Richard Cordray:

Posted: 6 days ago

The governor debate in Dayton Wednesday night was a hot topic on Twitter. At one point, #OHgovdebate was trending nationally. Here’s a look at what some had to say about the testy debate between Republican Mike DeWine and Democrat Richard Cordray:
Green Party candidate spends debate on Dayton sidewalk
 As Democrat Richard Cordray and Republican Mike DeWine prepared to debate face-to-face Wednesday, people protesting the policies of both candidates for Ohio governor also showed up divided on the issues, including who’s even allowed to debate.. Constance Gadell-Newton, the Green Party candidate for governor, was only to be seen or heard...

Posted: 6 days ago

As Democrat Richard Cordray and Republican Mike DeWine prepared to debate face-to-face Wednesday, people protesting the policies of both candidates for Ohio governor also showed up divided on the issues, including who’s even allowed to debate.. Constance Gadell-Newton, the Green Party candidate for governor, was only to be seen or heard...
Watch: DeWine, Cordray trade fiery jabs in first debate in Dayton
 The two men seeking to become Ohio’s next governor engaged in a feisty debate Wednesday night, drawing contrasts between each other on key issues facing the state’s 11.7 million residents.  Democrat Richard Cordray and Republican Mike DeWine debated for one hour at the University of Dayton, exchanging barbs — about...

Posted: 7 days ago

The two men seeking to become Ohio’s next governor engaged in a feisty debate Wednesday night, drawing contrasts between each other on key issues facing the state’s 11.7 million residents.  Democrat Richard Cordray and Republican Mike DeWine debated for one hour at the University of Dayton, exchanging barbs — about...
Lawsuit makes claims against Montgomery County in dog-mauling death
 Documents filed in a civil lawsuit from a 2014 dog-mauling death allege the destruction of potential key evidence and include as a claim by the defendants, Montgomery County dog warden Mark Kumpf and the agency he heads, that Klonda Richey’s fatal injuries were the result of her teasing or tormenting the two dogs that attacked her....

Posted: 6 days ago

Documents filed in a civil lawsuit from a 2014 dog-mauling death allege the destruction of potential key evidence and include as a claim by the defendants, Montgomery County dog warden Mark Kumpf and the agency he heads, that Klonda Richey’s fatal injuries were the result of her teasing or tormenting the two dogs that attacked her....
Dog-mauling lawsuit: County accused of destroying records
 Documents filed in a civil lawsuit from a 2014 dog-mauling death allege the destruction of potential key evidence and include as a claim by the defendants, Montgomery County dog warden Mark Kumpf and the agency he heads, that Klonda Richey’s fatal injuries were the result of her teasing or tormenting the two dogs that attacked her....

Posted: 6 days ago

Documents filed in a civil lawsuit from a 2014 dog-mauling death allege the destruction of potential key evidence and include as a claim by the defendants, Montgomery County dog warden Mark Kumpf and the agency he heads, that Klonda Richey’s fatal injuries were the result of her teasing or tormenting the two dogs that attacked her....
These machines could change Montgomery County voting for years to come, so they got a test drive today
 Montgomery County held a mock election Tuesday during which residents tested voting machines that could be in place as soon as next May and serve the county for 15 years or more. Whichever system is selected to replace more than 2,000 voting machines will be a new experience for voters, said Jan Kelly, Montgomery County Board of Elections...

Posted: 7 days ago

Montgomery County held a mock election Tuesday during which residents tested voting machines that could be in place as soon as next May and serve the county for 15 years or more. Whichever system is selected to replace more than 2,000 voting machines will be a new experience for voters, said Jan Kelly, Montgomery County Board of Elections...
Marijuana operator gets go-ahead for Yellow Springs grow site
 Cresco Labs got the go-ahead Friday from state officials to begin growing medical marijuana at its facility in Yellow Springs, the company said. The Ohio Department of Commerce signed off on the certificate of operations for the large-scale cultivation facility. Cresco plans to grow more than 30 strains of cannabis for medical marijuana patients...

Posted: 11 days ago

Cresco Labs got the go-ahead Friday from state officials to begin growing medical marijuana at its facility in Yellow Springs, the company said. The Ohio Department of Commerce signed off on the certificate of operations for the large-scale cultivation facility. Cresco plans to grow more than 30 strains of cannabis for medical marijuana patients...