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New rules in Ohio could close some child care businesses
 More than two-thirds of the providers in southwest Ohio who serve families with publicly funded child care are at risk of losing the ability to accept state funds when new rules go into effect in 18 months, a Dayton Daily News investigation found. The new rules and rating system were aimed at exposing more children to enrichment programs...

Posted: 22 hours ago

More than two-thirds of the providers in southwest Ohio who serve families with publicly funded child care are at risk of losing the ability to accept state funds when new rules go into effect in 18 months, a Dayton Daily News investigation found. The new rules and rating system were aimed at exposing more children to enrichment programs...
Here’s your chance to weigh in on future of Dayton schools
 Dayton Public Schools will hold three more public town hall meetings this school year to open up dialogue with the community about how the district can improve. The events are scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 13, at Kiser Elementary; March 21 at Thurgood Marshall High School; and May 16 at Wright Brothers Elementary. All three events are scheduled...

Posted: 6 days ago

Dayton Public Schools will hold three more public town hall meetings this school year to open up dialogue with the community about how the district can improve. The events are scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 13, at Kiser Elementary; March 21 at Thurgood Marshall High School; and May 16 at Wright Brothers Elementary. All three events are scheduled...
Father charged in Pike County murders had past brushes with law
 When Billy Wagner is arraigned Tuesday in Pike County Common Pleas Court on charges he and his immediate family executed the most complex murders in Ohio history, it won’t be the first time the 47-year-old father has faced a judge. But the specter of the death penalty, if convicted, makes it the most serious. Billy Wagner and his wife...

Posted: 14 days ago

When Billy Wagner is arraigned Tuesday in Pike County Common Pleas Court on charges he and his immediate family executed the most complex murders in Ohio history, it won’t be the first time the 47-year-old father has faced a judge. But the specter of the death penalty, if convicted, makes it the most serious. Billy Wagner and his wife...
George H.W. Bush represented era of ‘decency and character’ in politics
 When George H.W. Bush died Friday at the age of 94, the country lost a former president, lawmaker, CIA director, UN ambassador and war hero – as well as a good and decent man, according to colleagues and former opponents from across the political spectrum. “At the close of this truly great American life, let us honor his legacy...

Posted: 15 days ago

When George H.W. Bush died Friday at the age of 94, the country lost a former president, lawmaker, CIA director, UN ambassador and war hero – as well as a good and decent man, according to colleagues and former opponents from across the political spectrum. “At the close of this truly great American life, let us honor his legacy...
Rauch was ordered repeatedly to clean up unauthorized waste
 Montgomery County health officials accused Steve Rauch of improperly disposing of trash in a licensed landfill and cattle farm he owns in 2016 — two years before he was charged this week with felony counts of illegal dumping, a Dayton Daily News investigation found. A large pile of industrial safety glass from Fuyao Glass America was...

Posted: 15 days ago

Montgomery County health officials accused Steve Rauch of improperly disposing of trash in a licensed landfill and cattle farm he owns in 2016 — two years before he was charged this week with felony counts of illegal dumping, a Dayton Daily News investigation found. A large pile of industrial safety glass from Fuyao Glass America was...
Dayton again delays schools headquarters move; current building will be ‘shuttered’
 Dayton Public Schools’ plan to move its central offices to a different DPS-owned complex across Ludlow Street continues to see delays, with the move now expected to occur this spring. “This could change, but we anticipate that we’ll start moving some areas in March,” Superintendent Elizabeth Lolli said. “It will...

Posted: 17 days ago

Dayton Public Schools’ plan to move its central offices to a different DPS-owned complex across Ludlow Street continues to see delays, with the move now expected to occur this spring. “This could change, but we anticipate that we’ll start moving some areas in March,” Superintendent Elizabeth Lolli said. “It will...
String of felony charges await businessman who changed Dayton’s skyline
 Prominent local businessman and philanthropist Steve Rauch is scheduled to appear in court Dec. 13 to face illegal dumping charges that carry the potential for years in prison and tens of thousands of dollars in fines. West Carrollton officials said if Rauch is found guilty, they also hope to recoup costs from Rauch and his companies. That...

Posted: 19 days ago

Prominent local businessman and philanthropist Steve Rauch is scheduled to appear in court Dec. 13 to face illegal dumping charges that carry the potential for years in prison and tens of thousands of dollars in fines. West Carrollton officials said if Rauch is found guilty, they also hope to recoup costs from Rauch and his companies. That...
Who is Steve Rauch, the Dayton area businessman facing illegal dumping charges?
 A series of indictments have been handed down that allege illegal dumping involving a prominent Dayton-area businessman. Steve R. Rauch Inc. President Steve R. Rauch is being charged in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court with a number of felonies. One of his managers and two of his businesses are also charged in the indictments. The indictment...

Posted: 19 days ago

A series of indictments have been handed down that allege illegal dumping involving a prominent Dayton-area businessman. Steve R. Rauch Inc. President Steve R. Rauch is being charged in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court with a number of felonies. One of his managers and two of his businesses are also charged in the indictments. The indictment...
What you told us: Teachers should be top priority for Dayton schools
 Teachers should be the number one priority of the Dayton Board of Education as it works on the turnaround of the Dayton Public Schools, according to an analysis of public feedback at a recent town hall meeting sponsored by the Dayton Daily News. As part of the newspaper’s Path Forward project seeking solutions to some of the community&rsquo...

Posted: 20 days ago

Teachers should be the number one priority of the Dayton Board of Education as it works on the turnaround of the Dayton Public Schools, according to an analysis of public feedback at a recent town hall meeting sponsored by the Dayton Daily News. As part of the newspaper’s Path Forward project seeking solutions to some of the community&rsquo...
Credit union confirms plans to do business with marijuana companies
 Wright-Patt Credit Union confirmed Monday that the company will offer what it called “limited banking services” to legally licensed medical marijuana businesses. The Dayton Daily News first reported in January 2018 that the credit union was offering to do business with state-approved growers in the emerging industry. REPORTED...

Posted: 20 days ago

Wright-Patt Credit Union confirmed Monday that the company will offer what it called “limited banking services” to legally licensed medical marijuana businesses. The Dayton Daily News first reported in January 2018 that the credit union was offering to do business with state-approved growers in the emerging industry. REPORTED...
Bill would give schools 2 hours to tell parents if kids didn’t show up
 A bill pending in the Ohio House would require schools to notify parents within 120 minutes of the start of the school day if their child doesn’t show up for school. Dubbed “Alianna’s law,” the legislation is named after 14-year-old Alianna Defreeze of Cleveland, who was abducted at her bus stop in January 2017, taken...

Posted: 20 days ago

A bill pending in the Ohio House would require schools to notify parents within 120 minutes of the start of the school day if their child doesn’t show up for school. Dubbed “Alianna’s law,” the legislation is named after 14-year-old Alianna Defreeze of Cleveland, who was abducted at her bus stop in January 2017, taken...
WSU may face more scrutiny despite deal on federal visa investigation
 A $1 million settlement ended a three-year federal investigation into visa fraud at Wright State University, but the school and its leaders will continue to face strict scrutiny from the Department of Justice, a Dayton Daily News examination of the deal shows. Under the agreement signed by president Cheryl Schrader and board chairman Doug...

Posted: 20 days ago

A $1 million settlement ended a three-year federal investigation into visa fraud at Wright State University, but the school and its leaders will continue to face strict scrutiny from the Department of Justice, a Dayton Daily News examination of the deal shows. Under the agreement signed by president Cheryl Schrader and board chairman Doug...
What makes a good teacher? We visit a Dayton classroom led by two ‘rock stars’
 The roughly 25 seventh-graders at Edwin Joel Brown Middle School were broken into five groups. One worked on a computer math program, another on written problems. One watched a video, while another played a Jenga-like math game. Special education teacher Jamie Vieson coached the fifth group. Math teacher Erica Denham rotated among the groups...

Posted: 21 days ago

The roughly 25 seventh-graders at Edwin Joel Brown Middle School were broken into five groups. One worked on a computer math program, another on written problems. One watched a video, while another played a Jenga-like math game. Special education teacher Jamie Vieson coached the fifth group. Math teacher Erica Denham rotated among the groups...
Do Dayton teachers stack up? How the district is trying to put ‘high quality teaching’ in every classroom
 Changing the way many of the roughly 1,000 Dayton Public Schools teachers teach is key to the district avoiding a state takeover, a Dayton Daily News investigation found. The issue is so critical Superintendent Elizabeth Lolli took what she called an unprecedented step to shut down schools for mandated training for all of their teachers....

Posted: 22 days ago

Changing the way many of the roughly 1,000 Dayton Public Schools teachers teach is key to the district avoiding a state takeover, a Dayton Daily News investigation found. The issue is so critical Superintendent Elizabeth Lolli took what she called an unprecedented step to shut down schools for mandated training for all of their teachers....
Pike County murders: Court dates set for Wagners accused in killings
 The family accused of killing eight of their friends in Pike County will face their first court appearances beginning next week. Arraignment hearings for the four Wagner family members will be held at the Pike County Common Pleas Court in Waverly, where each faces eight counts of murder with death penalty specifications, and other felony...

Posted: 25 days ago

The family accused of killing eight of their friends in Pike County will face their first court appearances beginning next week. Arraignment hearings for the four Wagner family members will be held at the Pike County Common Pleas Court in Waverly, where each faces eight counts of murder with death penalty specifications, and other felony...
Pike County murders: Court docs reveal custody battle at heart of killings
 Sophia Wagner was just 2 when prosecutors say her father was part of the group who killed her mother and seven more family members. Little Sophia was not at any of the crime scenes when the execution-style murders happened. Comparing her father’s indictment and custody documents he filed a week after the killings provide new insight...

10:28 PM Friday, Nov. 16, 2018

Sophia Wagner was just 2 when prosecutors say her father was part of the group who killed her mother and seven more family members. Little Sophia was not at any of the crime scenes when the execution-style murders happened. Comparing her father’s indictment and custody documents he filed a week after the killings provide new insight...
TIMELINE: Federal investigation into Wright State visa ending
 A federal investigation into happenings at Wright State University may be coming to an end after more than three years. Today, the Wright State board of trustees unanimously agreed to a non-prosecution agreement over possible immigration-related wrongdoing with the U.S. Attorney’s Office and will pay $1 million. The federal government...

8:55 PM Friday, Nov. 16, 2018

A federal investigation into happenings at Wright State University may be coming to an end after more than three years. Today, the Wright State board of trustees unanimously agreed to a non-prosecution agreement over possible immigration-related wrongdoing with the U.S. Attorney’s Office and will pay $1 million. The federal government...
How big was the Pike County murders investigation? 
 More than four dozen law enforcement agencies helped investigators nab the family suspected of murdering eight of their friends in Pike County.  Arrested Tuesday were George “Billy” Wagner III, 47; his wife, Angela Wagner, 48; and their sons, George Wagner IV and Edward “Jake” Wagner, 27 and 26.  Rita Newcomb...

5:00 AM Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018

More than four dozen law enforcement agencies helped investigators nab the family suspected of murdering eight of their friends in Pike County.  Arrested Tuesday were George “Billy” Wagner III, 47; his wife, Angela Wagner, 48; and their sons, George Wagner IV and Edward “Jake” Wagner, 27 and 26.  Rita Newcomb...
Homemade silencer last piece of evidence in arrest of 4 family members in 8 murders
 After tens of thousands of hours of investigative work over 2-and-a-half years, the final clue in the investigation of the murder of eight people in Pike County came a week ago, according to law enforcement officials. >> Read more trending news  That’s when authorities confirmed the existence of a homemade silencer they...

2:58 AM Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018

After tens of thousands of hours of investigative work over 2-and-a-half years, the final clue in the investigation of the murder of eight people in Pike County came a week ago, according to law enforcement officials. >> Read more trending news  That’s when authorities confirmed the existence of a homemade silencer they...
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