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Xenia pastor at White House today to discuss opioid crisis
 A Xenia pastor will be among those at the White House today to discuss the nation’s opioid epidemic. Pastor Greg Delaney will be among a group of about 200 people from around the country who have dealt with the crisis. He’ll attend a panel with First Lady Melania Trump, White House senior counselor Kellyanne Conway and Health...

1:55 PM Thursday, Mar. 01, 2018

A Xenia pastor will be among those at the White House today to discuss the nation’s opioid epidemic. Pastor Greg Delaney will be among a group of about 200 people from around the country who have dealt with the crisis. He’ll attend a panel with First Lady Melania Trump, White House senior counselor Kellyanne Conway and Health...
Both Ohio senators to serve on pension rescue panel
 Sen. Rob Portman has joined Sen. Sherrod Brown on a joint committee tasked with solving a pension crisis that has endangered the pensions of 60,000 Ohio workers and retirees. The 16-member House-Senate committee was created at the insistence of Brown, D-Ohio, who will serve as co-chair. Portman, R-Ohio, is the only other Ohioan on the panel...

4:56 PM Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018

Sen. Rob Portman has joined Sen. Sherrod Brown on a joint committee tasked with solving a pension crisis that has endangered the pensions of 60,000 Ohio workers and retirees. The 16-member House-Senate committee was created at the insistence of Brown, D-Ohio, who will serve as co-chair. Portman, R-Ohio, is the only other Ohioan on the panel...
Ohio Senator Brown to co-chair panel on pension crisis
 Sen. Sherrod Brown will co–chair a bipartisan commission tasked with solving a pension crisis that put more than 60,000 Ohioans and 1.5 million workers and retirees’ pensions at risk. Brown, D–Ohio, fought for the creation of the commission as part of a budget agreement reached earlier this month. Brown joins Democratic...

7:22 PM Monday, Feb. 26, 2018

Sen. Sherrod Brown will co–chair a bipartisan commission tasked with solving a pension crisis that put more than 60,000 Ohioans and 1.5 million workers and retirees’ pensions at risk. Brown, D–Ohio, fought for the creation of the commission as part of a budget agreement reached earlier this month. Brown joins Democratic...
Ohio members of Congress react to Democratic memo on FBI
 Dayton-area Congressman Mike Turner said the Democratic memo released last weekend aimed at rebutting GOP claims that the FBI abused their power in order to help Democrat Hillary Clinton in 2016 “does not disprove” any of those claims. Turner, a member of the House Intelligence Committee from Dayton, said the memo did not disprove...

7:06 PM Monday, Feb. 26, 2018

Dayton-area Congressman Mike Turner said the Democratic memo released last weekend aimed at rebutting GOP claims that the FBI abused their power in order to help Democrat Hillary Clinton in 2016 “does not disprove” any of those claims. Turner, a member of the House Intelligence Committee from Dayton, said the memo did not disprove...
East Coast nuclear defense site could be in Ohio
 Nuclear missiles headed for the United States could be shot down from Ohio if the state’s congressional delegation has its way. Ohio’s members of Congress are in the midst of what one congressman calls a “full court press” to land an East Coast Missile Defense site in Ravenna, Ohio — a site that would, along...

4:36 PM Monday, Feb. 26, 2018

Nuclear missiles headed for the United States could be shot down from Ohio if the state’s congressional delegation has its way. Ohio’s members of Congress are in the midst of what one congressman calls a “full court press” to land an East Coast Missile Defense site in Ravenna, Ohio — a site that would, along...
Gov. John Kasich wants group to act on gun issues by next week
 Ohio Gov. John Kasich said he is hoping that a group he’s convened to find solutions to gun violence in the state will be able to deliver something by the end of business next week to the Ohio General Assembly. Kasich, in Washington, D.C. for a meeting of the National Governors Association, declined to lay out what the group is considering...

7:15 PM Friday, Feb. 23, 2018

Ohio Gov. John Kasich said he is hoping that a group he’s convened to find solutions to gun violence in the state will be able to deliver something by the end of business next week to the Ohio General Assembly. Kasich, in Washington, D.C. for a meeting of the National Governors Association, declined to lay out what the group is considering...
Kasich, other governors announce health care reform plan
 The national conversation may be centered on guns and immigration, but on Friday, a bipartisan group of governors that includes Ohio Gov. John Kasich tried to focus the nation’s attention, once again, on health care. The group, which also includes Democrat Gov. John Hickenlooper of Colorado and independent Bill Walker of Alaska, in...

5:06 PM Friday, Feb. 23, 2018

The national conversation may be centered on guns and immigration, but on Friday, a bipartisan group of governors that includes Ohio Gov. John Kasich tried to focus the nation’s attention, once again, on health care. The group, which also includes Democrat Gov. John Hickenlooper of Colorado and independent Bill Walker of Alaska, in...
NRA spent millions to keep Ohio Sen. Portman in office
 During the 2016 election, the National Rifle Association and its donors gave Sen. Rob Portman’s campaign $9,900 — a drop in the bucket of the $25 million Portman raised and an argument against the notion that the gun rights group had “bought” the support of the state’s junior senator. But three other numbers...

7:48 PM Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018

During the 2016 election, the National Rifle Association and its donors gave Sen. Rob Portman’s campaign $9,900 — a drop in the bucket of the $25 million Portman raised and an argument against the notion that the gun rights group had “bought” the support of the state’s junior senator. But three other numbers...
Turner divorce case takes ugly turn
 Rep. Darrell Issa was in the U.S. Capitol last week when Rep. Mike Turner approached him and did something rarely done in Congress: He handed him a letter requesting that Issa testify in his divorce proceedings. It was the latest chapter in what has become an increasingly rancorous divorce between Turner, a Dayton Republican who has served...

7:37 PM Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018

Rep. Darrell Issa was in the U.S. Capitol last week when Rep. Mike Turner approached him and did something rarely done in Congress: He handed him a letter requesting that Issa testify in his divorce proceedings. It was the latest chapter in what has become an increasingly rancorous divorce between Turner, a Dayton Republican who has served...
Trump budget would cut $226K from Dayton Aviation national park
 For the second straight year, President Donald Trump’s budget would cut funds to the Dayton Aviation National Historical Park, this time by $226,000. Congress restored the cuts last year. RELATED: Deep in the fine print of the two-year budget deal in Congress The park received a little more than $2 million for this fiscal year; the...

11:55 PM Monday, Feb. 12, 2018

For the second straight year, President Donald Trump’s budget would cut funds to the Dayton Aviation National Historical Park, this time by $226,000. Congress restored the cuts last year. RELATED: Deep in the fine print of the two-year budget deal in Congress The park received a little more than $2 million for this fiscal year; the...
Trump looks to boost spending on military, opioid fight, border wall
 President Donald Trump proposed a $4.4 trillion federal budget Monday that would beef up spending for the military, slash spending on non-military federal programs and — most controversially, for budget hawks — not balance the budget within the next decade. The budget is Trump’s blueprint for how he’s likely to spend...

7:18 PM Monday, Feb. 12, 2018

President Donald Trump proposed a $4.4 trillion federal budget Monday that would beef up spending for the military, slash spending on non-military federal programs and — most controversially, for budget hawks — not balance the budget within the next decade. The budget is Trump’s blueprint for how he’s likely to spend...
Employers may be able to keep workers’ tips under proposed labor rule
 The five Democrats in the state’s congressional delegation are irate about a proposed Department of Labor rule that they say could allow employers to steal employees’ tips. The outcry centers on the Trump Administration’s December 2017 decision to undo a 2011 rule that codified the idea that workers’ tips were their...

2:25 PM Monday, Feb. 12, 2018

The five Democrats in the state’s congressional delegation are irate about a proposed Department of Labor rule that they say could allow employers to steal employees’ tips. The outcry centers on the Trump Administration’s December 2017 decision to undo a 2011 rule that codified the idea that workers’ tips were their...
Thousands fight to restore pensions: ‘It’s like we’re invisible’
 Butch Lewis was one year into retirement when he got a letter that may have marked the beginning of the end of his life. The multi-employer plan that held his pension, Central States, had run into trouble, and was desperately short of money. It presented a plan to the U.S. Treasury that would slash benefits. Lewis’ were to be cut from...

11:00 AM Monday, Feb. 12, 2018

Butch Lewis was one year into retirement when he got a letter that may have marked the beginning of the end of his life. The multi-employer plan that held his pension, Central States, had run into trouble, and was desperately short of money. It presented a plan to the U.S. Treasury that would slash benefits. Lewis’ were to be cut from...
Incumbents hold big funding edge in Ohio’s congressional races
 A Democrat who was president of an international relief organization and a Republican former NFL wide receiver are leading all other challengers in fundraising as they work to win seats in the U.S. House of Representatives in November. Ken Harbaugh, a Democrat who wants to unseat Rep. Bob Gibbs of Lakeville, raised $272,058 between Oct. 1...

7:46 PM Thursday, Feb. 01, 2018

A Democrat who was president of an international relief organization and a Republican former NFL wide receiver are leading all other challengers in fundraising as they work to win seats in the U.S. House of Representatives in November. Ken Harbaugh, a Democrat who wants to unseat Rep. Bob Gibbs of Lakeville, raised $272,058 between Oct. 1...
Troy fire chief attends State of the Union address
 Rep. Warren Davidson, R–Troy, invited Troy Fire Chief Matt Simmons to attend President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address with him. Simmons has been on the forefront of his city’s response to the opioid epidemic and has been part of a partnership involving first responders, the sheriff, the jail, addiction services...

1:22 AM Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018

Rep. Warren Davidson, R–Troy, invited Troy Fire Chief Matt Simmons to attend President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address with him. Simmons has been on the forefront of his city’s response to the opioid epidemic and has been part of a partnership involving first responders, the sheriff, the jail, addiction services...
Trump mentions 3 local residents during State of the Union
 Their presence is a tradition dating back to the Reagan era: Tucked next to the lady of the United States at the State of the Union Address each year are a handful of people hand–picked by the administration to represent the nation and the issues it faces. This year, three of those picks are from the Dayton region. Steve Staub and Sandy...

7:06 PM Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018

Their presence is a tradition dating back to the Reagan era: Tucked next to the lady of the United States at the State of the Union Address each year are a handful of people hand–picked by the administration to represent the nation and the issues it faces. This year, three of those picks are from the Dayton region. Steve Staub and Sandy...
Immigration, tax plan highlights of President Trump’s State of the Union
 President Donald Trump vowed during his first State of the Union Address that he would spend his next year in office attempting to unite the country around issues of infrastructure, immigration and national security. Trump, a president unlike any other — one who fights with foes on Twitter and one whose behavior is often unpredictable...

5:07 PM Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018

President Donald Trump vowed during his first State of the Union Address that he would spend his next year in office attempting to unite the country around issues of infrastructure, immigration and national security. Trump, a president unlike any other — one who fights with foes on Twitter and one whose behavior is often unpredictable...
Portman backs Renacci in Ohio U.S. Senate race
 President Donald Trump spreads a lot of news via Twitter and this morning Ohio GOP Sen. Rob Portman followed suit, offering a 29-word tweeted endorsement of Rep. Jim Renacci for the U.S. Senate seat held by Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown. Tweeted Portman: “@JimRenacci has a track record of success as a job creator and battle-tested conservative...

4:09 PM Monday, Jan. 29, 2018

President Donald Trump spreads a lot of news via Twitter and this morning Ohio GOP Sen. Rob Portman followed suit, offering a 29-word tweeted endorsement of Rep. Jim Renacci for the U.S. Senate seat held by Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown. Tweeted Portman: “@JimRenacci has a track record of success as a job creator and battle-tested conservative...
Congressional races take shape as Democrats push to retake House
 A spate of congressional retirements, an historic tendency for the president’s party to lose congressional seats and low poll numbers for President Donald Trump have Republican House members skittish and Democrats more bullish than they’ve been in years. But while analysts say seats will be up for grabs in more liberal states...

4:13 PM Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018

A spate of congressional retirements, an historic tendency for the president’s party to lose congressional seats and low poll numbers for President Donald Trump have Republican House members skittish and Democrats more bullish than they’ve been in years. But while analysts say seats will be up for grabs in more liberal states...
Ohio Democrat, Republican team up to bring civility to Congress
 Their friendship started as a disagreement: then–state Rep. Joyce Beatty was outraged that an Ohio bank was charging check-cashing fees for child support checks, so she demanded a meeting with a banker at the bank. Steve Stivers, the banker, was aghast when she explained the problem. “We had screwed something up,” he said...

7:16 PM Friday, Jan. 26, 2018

Their friendship started as a disagreement: then–state Rep. Joyce Beatty was outraged that an Ohio bank was charging check-cashing fees for child support checks, so she demanded a meeting with a banker at the bank. Steve Stivers, the banker, was aghast when she explained the problem. “We had screwed something up,” he said...
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