Chris Stewart

Chris Stewart is a reporter for Cox Media Group Ohio.

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Smith/Foley battle for Ohio’s 43rd district seat remains undecided
 The Ohio House race between Republican incumbent J. Todd Smith and Democrat Dan Foley is still undecided more than a week after Election Day. The final outcome of the 43rd District seat — and other squeakers — is still in the balance with thousands of provisional and overseas military and civilian mail-in ballots left to be opened...

Posted: a day ago

The Ohio House race between Republican incumbent J. Todd Smith and Democrat Dan Foley is still undecided more than a week after Election Day. The final outcome of the 43rd District seat — and other squeakers — is still in the balance with thousands of provisional and overseas military and civilian mail-in ballots left to be opened...
‘Stand your ground’ gun bill passes Ohio House
 A controversial “stand your ground” bill passed the Ohio House on Wednesday. But the far-reaching bill — subject to dozens of amendments over multiple sessions — moves to the Senate under an uncertain timeline and veto cloud. Gov. John Kasich has promised to keep his name off any such bill. The House-approved &ldquo...

Posted: 2 days ago

A controversial “stand your ground” bill passed the Ohio House on Wednesday. But the far-reaching bill — subject to dozens of amendments over multiple sessions — moves to the Senate under an uncertain timeline and veto cloud. Gov. John Kasich has promised to keep his name off any such bill. The House-approved &ldquo...
Montgomery County will fund a new truck for The Foodbank to battle local hunger
 On the eve of the Montgomery County Food Summit, county commissioners approved spending more than $170,000 to help fight food insecurity locally. The money will purchase a truck for The Foodbank to pick up and distribute an unplanned flood of food resulting from a government bailout over the summer of farmers hit with trade tariffs. &ldquo...

Posted: 3 days ago

On the eve of the Montgomery County Food Summit, county commissioners approved spending more than $170,000 to help fight food insecurity locally. The money will purchase a truck for The Foodbank to pick up and distribute an unplanned flood of food resulting from a government bailout over the summer of farmers hit with trade tariffs. &ldquo...
Montgomery County will target local food struggles with $170K in new funding
 On the eve of the Montgomery County Food Summit, county commissioners are expected to approve spending more than $170,000 to help fight food insecurity locally.  The money will help The Foodbank operate a mobile distribution program in Montgomery County through 2021 to assist those without reliable access to affordable, nutritious food...

Posted: 3 days ago

On the eve of the Montgomery County Food Summit, county commissioners are expected to approve spending more than $170,000 to help fight food insecurity locally.  The money will help The Foodbank operate a mobile distribution program in Montgomery County through 2021 to assist those without reliable access to affordable, nutritious food...
Food Summit
Local growing and food distribution is the focus of the 8th Annual Montgomery County Food Summit . CHRIS STEWART / STAFF

Posted: 4 days ago

Local growing and food distribution is the focus of the 8th Annual Montgomery County Food Summit . CHRIS STEWART / STAFF
Youth in Ohio foster care face more placements, barriers to adulthood
 Youth age 14 and older in Ohio’s child wefare system experience more foster placements — which can be disruptive and traumatic — than those in other states, a new report shows. Compared to a nationwide average, those in Ohio are 8 percent more likely to be moved more frequently, according to the Annie E. Casey Foundation...

Posted: 4 days ago

Youth age 14 and older in Ohio’s child wefare system experience more foster placements — which can be disruptive and traumatic — than those in other states, a new report shows. Compared to a nationwide average, those in Ohio are 8 percent more likely to be moved more frequently, according to the Annie E. Casey Foundation...
Petitions seek to expand list of conditions approved for medical marijuana in Ohio
 Even before medical marijuana is available to treat the 21 conditions already approved by the state, Ohioans are asking for more ailments to be added to the list. One of the first to file when the state started accepting petitions Nov. 1 was Kenneth Cardwell of Troy. He wants the State Medical Board of Ohio to expand the list to include neuropathy...

Posted: 5 days ago

Even before medical marijuana is available to treat the 21 conditions already approved by the state, Ohioans are asking for more ailments to be added to the list. One of the first to file when the state started accepting petitions Nov. 1 was Kenneth Cardwell of Troy. He wants the State Medical Board of Ohio to expand the list to include neuropathy...
Neil Armstrong auction: Wright brothers flyer, lunar landing items sell for $5.2 million
 The first auction of former Lebanon-area resident Neil Armstrong’s personal memorabilia and artifacts — including fragments of the Wright brothers’ 1903 flyer the famous astronaut took to the moon and back — brought in more than $5.2 million. >> Read more trending news  Fetching the highest price &mdash...

Posted: 5 days ago

The first auction of former Lebanon-area resident Neil Armstrong’s personal memorabilia and artifacts — including fragments of the Wright brothers’ 1903 flyer the famous astronaut took to the moon and back — brought in more than $5.2 million. >> Read more trending news  Fetching the highest price &mdash...
What are pieces of the Wright brothers’ famous Flyer worth? An auction found out.
 The first auction of former Lebanon-area resident Neil Armstrong’s personal memorabilia and artifacts — including fragments of the Wright brothers’ 1903 flyer the famous astronaut took to the moon and back — brought in more than $5.2 million. Fetching the highest price — $468,500 — was an identification...

Posted: 7 days ago

The first auction of former Lebanon-area resident Neil Armstrong’s personal memorabilia and artifacts — including fragments of the Wright brothers’ 1903 flyer the famous astronaut took to the moon and back — brought in more than $5.2 million. Fetching the highest price — $468,500 — was an identification...
All women to take over Montgomery County board of commissioners
 Montgomery County will get an all-female, all-Democratic board of commissioners beginning next year. Democrat Carolyn Rice won with 53 percent of the vote over Republican Doug Barry to set up an all-female, all-Democratic commission beginning next year when she joins Judy Dodge and Debbie Lieberman on the county board. “I’m really...

Posted: 10 days ago

Montgomery County will get an all-female, all-Democratic board of commissioners beginning next year. Democrat Carolyn Rice won with 53 percent of the vote over Republican Doug Barry to set up an all-female, all-Democratic commission beginning next year when she joins Judy Dodge and Debbie Lieberman on the county board. “I’m really...