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Montgomery County gets $3.2M in funding to combat infant mortality
 As part of a statewide effort to help more Ohio babies reach their first birthdays, the Ohio Department of Medicaid has awarded $3.2 million to community initiatives in Montgomery County aimed at reducing infant mortality. More than 1,000 infants in Ohio died before their first birthday in 2016, according to data released by the Ohio Department...

8:37 PM Monday, Feb. 05, 2018

As part of a statewide effort to help more Ohio babies reach their first birthdays, the Ohio Department of Medicaid has awarded $3.2 million to community initiatives in Montgomery County aimed at reducing infant mortality. More than 1,000 infants in Ohio died before their first birthday in 2016, according to data released by the Ohio Department...
DACA recipients fear American dream will turn into nightmare
 A recent nursing graduate, a new mom working two jobs, the head of a department at Southview Medical Center and a small business owner. These are some of the hundreds of local people who are living in limbo while politicians in Washington argue over immigration reform. They are Dreamers, the name commonly given to those with deferred deportation...

10:28 PM Friday, Feb. 02, 2018

A recent nursing graduate, a new mom working two jobs, the head of a department at Southview Medical Center and a small business owner. These are some of the hundreds of local people who are living in limbo while politicians in Washington argue over immigration reform. They are Dreamers, the name commonly given to those with deferred deportation...
State’s new anti-fraud devices have the disabled worried about snooping
 New technology used by the state to cut down on Medicaid fraud has disabled Ohioans complaining about a violation of their privacy. Ohio Medicaid’s Electronic Visit Verification system was launched Jan. 8 as the state’s answer to a new federal provision in the 21st Century Cures Act. The law requires each state to implement...

10:16 PM Friday, Feb. 02, 2018

New technology used by the state to cut down on Medicaid fraud has disabled Ohioans complaining about a violation of their privacy. Ohio Medicaid’s Electronic Visit Verification system was launched Jan. 8 as the state’s answer to a new federal provision in the 21st Century Cures Act. The law requires each state to implement...
Dayton-area Dreamers share their stories
Fernando Valdez founded his own trucking company, Valdez Brothers, after DACA status paved the way for him to get a CDL license. That meant he could embark on a real career for the first time in his life.
“I always wanted to be someone,” he said. “DACA made me become someone.”

9:09 PM Friday, Feb. 02, 2018

Fernando Valdez founded his own trucking company, Valdez Brothers, after DACA status paved the way for him to get a CDL license. That meant he could embark on a real career for the first time in his life. “I always wanted to be someone,” he said. “DACA made me become someone.”
Dayton-area Dreamers share their stories
DACA gave Adriana Lopez, 21, an opportunity she thought she’d never have when her family came from Mexico when she was 6 years old.
“We were hiding,” she said. “People are afraid to go to the doctor.”
She grew up in New Carlisle but dropped out of Tecumseh High School during her freshman year. She said she didn&rsquo...

9:09 PM Friday, Feb. 02, 2018

DACA gave Adriana Lopez, 21, an opportunity she thought she’d never have when her family came from Mexico when she was 6 years old. “We were hiding,” she said. “People are afraid to go to the doctor.” She grew up in New Carlisle but dropped out of Tecumseh High School during her freshman year. She said she didn&rsquo...
Local Dreamers tell their stories
For Jazmina Mamani of Kettering, coming to the U.S. was literally a matter of life and death. Severely burned on her chest, neck and face from a kerosene lamp accident at age 6 in her native Bolivia, missionaries from Ohio arranged for her to get needed surgeries in Cincinnati and later brought her to live with them in the Dayton area.
Now...

9:09 PM Friday, Feb. 02, 2018

For Jazmina Mamani of Kettering, coming to the U.S. was literally a matter of life and death. Severely burned on her chest, neck and face from a kerosene lamp accident at age 6 in her native Bolivia, missionaries from Ohio arranged for her to get needed surgeries in Cincinnati and later brought her to live with them in the Dayton area. Now...
New bill calls for more transparency in drug prices
 A consumer protection bill introduced in the Ohio House of Representatives this week aims to increase transparency in prescription drug pricing. “Action is needed to address the rising prescription drug prices to protect Ohio consumers,” said state Rep. Scott Lipps, R-Franklin, one of the sponsors of House Bill 479. “Prescription...

11:00 AM Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018

A consumer protection bill introduced in the Ohio House of Representatives this week aims to increase transparency in prescription drug pricing. “Action is needed to address the rising prescription drug prices to protect Ohio consumers,” said state Rep. Scott Lipps, R-Franklin, one of the sponsors of House Bill 479. “Prescription...
Study seeks to address burnout, turnover among child welfare workers
 Ohio has been selected to participate in a national research project aimed at decreasing workforce turnover at child welfare agencies. The research will take place over the next four years in Montgomery, Clark, Champaign, Hamilton, Knox, Summit, Trumbull and Wayne counties. It’s being conducted by the Quality Improvement Center for...

7:52 PM Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018

Ohio has been selected to participate in a national research project aimed at decreasing workforce turnover at child welfare agencies. The research will take place over the next four years in Montgomery, Clark, Champaign, Hamilton, Knox, Summit, Trumbull and Wayne counties. It’s being conducted by the Quality Improvement Center for...
What should prisoners read? Not Cosmo, Ohio says
 Inmates in Ohio prisons have been denied reading materials — from the Men’s Fitness Exercise Bible to computer programming textbooks and a World War II memoir — under rules meant to ban any publications that pose a threat to safety and security. In addition to prison libraries and books available to prisoners through education...

4:06 PM Monday, Jan. 22, 2018

Inmates in Ohio prisons have been denied reading materials — from the Men’s Fitness Exercise Bible to computer programming textbooks and a World War II memoir — under rules meant to ban any publications that pose a threat to safety and security. In addition to prison libraries and books available to prisoners through education...
Drug crisis in Ohio: What solutions are making a difference?
 During a year of record deaths from drug overdoses in the Miami Valley and across Ohio, glimmers of hope also exist as organizations and local governments have begun to find solutions that might make a difference. More than 30 news organizations statewide have partnered to share those solutions and help communities think about which ones...

11:00 AM Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018

During a year of record deaths from drug overdoses in the Miami Valley and across Ohio, glimmers of hope also exist as organizations and local governments have begun to find solutions that might make a difference. More than 30 news organizations statewide have partnered to share those solutions and help communities think about which ones...
What happens to veterans if the government shuts down?
 Vital services for veterans will not be threatened if the government shuts down this weekend.  The Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities, including the Dayton VA Medical Center, would remain open. After previous partial shutdowns caused headaches for the VA, the department lobbied Congress to fund the VA  on a two-year budget...

11:36 PM Friday, Jan. 19, 2018

Vital services for veterans will not be threatened if the government shuts down this weekend.  The Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities, including the Dayton VA Medical Center, would remain open. After previous partial shutdowns caused headaches for the VA, the department lobbied Congress to fund the VA on a two-year budget...
Will a government shutdown delay my tax refund?
 One way this potential government shutdown would be different than in the past -- there’s never been a federal shutdown during tax filing season.  Nor has the government been shut down amid the implementation of a massive tax code overhaul. The Internal Revenue Service would lose an estimated 56 percent of its workforce to furloughs...

10:57 PM Friday, Jan. 19, 2018

One way this potential government shutdown would be different than in the past -- there’s never been a federal shutdown during tax filing season.  Nor has the government been shut down amid the implementation of a massive tax code overhaul. The Internal Revenue Service would lose an estimated 56 percent of its workforce to furloughs...
Government shutdown: Will I still get my mail?
 Hundreds of thousands of federal employees could be barred from working if Congress can’t agree to a  budget plan and avoid a shutdown. But the country’s more than 500,000 postal service workers won’t be among them.  Mail service will continue uninterrupted, even during a government shutdown.  That’s because...

10:33 PM Friday, Jan. 19, 2018

Hundreds of thousands of federal employees could be barred from working if Congress can’t agree to a budget plan and avoid a shutdown. But the country’s more than 500,000 postal service workers won’t be among them.  Mail service will continue uninterrupted, even during a government shutdown.  That’s because...
Could your travel plans be impacted by a government shutdown?
 The U.S. government could be headed for a shutdown after midnight on Friday if Congress does not pass a temporary spending bill.  What would a shutdown mean for those planning domestic or international travel in the coming days or weeks? First, employees deemed “essential” would remain on the job and that includes  Transportation...

9:46 PM Friday, Jan. 19, 2018

The U.S. government could be headed for a shutdown after midnight on Friday if Congress does not pass a temporary spending bill.  What would a shutdown mean for those planning domestic or international travel in the coming days or weeks? First, employees deemed “essential” would remain on the job and that includes  Transportation...
Media to hold forums on Miami Valley drug crisis, examine solutions
 Local journalists who have spent years covering the escalating death toll and costly side effects of the drug crisis are looking to work together with the community to identify solutions. Your Voice Ohio is a media collaborative of more than 30 Ohio news organizations, including the Dayton Daily News, will sponsor community meetings next...

3:38 PM Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018

Local journalists who have spent years covering the escalating death toll and costly side effects of the drug crisis are looking to work together with the community to identify solutions. Your Voice Ohio is a media collaborative of more than 30 Ohio news organizations, including the Dayton Daily News, will sponsor community meetings next...
Charter school failure could be largest in state history
 Parents of more than 1,000 students across the region are scrambling to find new schools for their children just days away from what could be the largest charter school failure in state history. The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, an online school, notified parents this week they could suspend operations Jan. 19 as they work out issues...

8:27 PM Friday, Jan. 12, 2018

Parents of more than 1,000 students across the region are scrambling to find new schools for their children just days away from what could be the largest charter school failure in state history. The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, an online school, notified parents this week they could suspend operations Jan. 19 as they work out issues...
Ice cream bars recalled over listeria sold at Aldi, Kroger and Meijer
 Ice cream bars sold at Ohio Kroger and Meijer stores, among others, are being recalled for possible listeria contamination. Fieldbrook Foods Corp. first announced a limited recall of products last week, including Purple Cow Orange Cream Bars sold at Meijer stores that had a “best by” date of Nov. 20, 2018. On Tuesday, the company ...

12:45 AM Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018

Ice cream bars sold at Ohio Kroger and Meijer stores, among others, are being recalled for possible listeria contamination. Fieldbrook Foods Corp. first announced a limited recall of products last week, including Purple Cow Orange Cream Bars sold at Meijer stores that had a “best by” date of Nov. 20, 2018. On Tuesday, the company ...
Ice cream bars recalled for Listeria sold at Kroger and Meijer
 Ice cream bars sold at Ohio Kroger and Meijer stores, among others, are being recalled for possible Listeria contamination. Fieldbrook Foods Corporation first announced a limited recall of products last week, including Purple Cow Orange Cream Bars sold at Meijer stores that had a “best by” date of Nov. 20, 2018. Yesterday the...

5:14 PM Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018

Ice cream bars sold at Ohio Kroger and Meijer stores, among others, are being recalled for possible Listeria contamination. Fieldbrook Foods Corporation first announced a limited recall of products last week, including Purple Cow Orange Cream Bars sold at Meijer stores that had a “best by” date of Nov. 20, 2018. Yesterday the...
Library hosting free Narcan training
 Project DAWN, a community-based overdose education and naloxone distribution program, is offering free one-hour training sessions at three Dayton Metro Library locations in January and February. Naloxone is the generic name for Narcan, a drug that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.  Each session will include training on recognizing...

5:51 PM Monday, Jan. 08, 2018

Project DAWN, a community-based overdose education and naloxone distribution program, is offering free one-hour training sessions at three Dayton Metro Library locations in January and February. Naloxone is the generic name for Narcan, a drug that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.  Each session will include training on recognizing...
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