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Furloughed federal employees get unemployment pay from Ohio but will need to repay it
 Ohio has granted unemployment compensation to 310 furloughed federal workers and they will have to re-pay those benefits now that the shutdown has ended. More than 750 federal employees statewide applied for jobless benefits and more than 40 percent of them have been approved. Most of the others are still pending, according to Bret Crow,...

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Ohio has granted unemployment compensation to 310 furloughed federal workers and they will have to re-pay those benefits now that the shutdown has ended. More than 750 federal employees statewide applied for jobless benefits and more than 40 percent of them have been approved. Most of the others are still pending, according to Bret Crow,...
5 reasons officials believe the Dayton region could handle another recession
 Five things to know about the Dayton region’s resilience if another recession comes. 1. Local officials say the region’s economy has become far more diverse and less dependent on the auto industry. 2. A downtown Dayton development boom is bringing housing and commercial development to the city’s core. 3. Unemployment in...

11:00 AM Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019

Five things to know about the Dayton region’s resilience if another recession comes. 1. Local officials say the region’s economy has become far more diverse and less dependent on the auto industry. 2. A downtown Dayton development boom is bringing housing and commercial development to the city’s core. 3. Unemployment in...
See where millions have been spent to improve downtown Dayton
 Development is booming in Dayton downtown as buildings left vacant after the loss of multiple major companies are being bought up by investors and put to new uses. The Downtown Dayton Partnership lists $564.25 million in estimated investment for 33 significant projects that have been completed, are under construction or have some funding...

11:00 AM Monday, Jan. 14, 2019

Development is booming in Dayton downtown as buildings left vacant after the loss of multiple major companies are being bought up by investors and put to new uses. The Downtown Dayton Partnership lists $564.25 million in estimated investment for 33 significant projects that have been completed, are under construction or have some funding...
How the next recession could affect Dayton
 Recessions are inevitable, but when the next one will come and how hard it would hit the Dayton region remain big questions. Even if a slowdown comes this year, our region is better prepared to weather it than when the Great Recession hit more than a decade ago, local government and development officials said. The local economy is now more...

11:00 AM Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019

Recessions are inevitable, but when the next one will come and how hard it would hit the Dayton region remain big questions. Even if a slowdown comes this year, our region is better prepared to weather it than when the Great Recession hit more than a decade ago, local government and development officials said. The local economy is now more...
5 things to know about those big rigs
 Those big rig trucks barreling down the highway are a key part of how America moves its goods. But the industry faces some challenges as it continues recovering from a downturn during the Great Recession. Here are five things to know about the U.S. trucking industry: 1. Finding qualified workers remains a huge challenge for trucking companies...

11:00 AM Wednesday, Jan. 02, 2019

Those big rig trucks barreling down the highway are a key part of how America moves its goods. But the industry faces some challenges as it continues recovering from a downturn during the Great Recession. Here are five things to know about the U.S. trucking industry: 1. Finding qualified workers remains a huge challenge for trucking companies...
As large truck traffic increases on US roadways, is safety taking a hit? 
 While tractor-trailer truck traffic has been on the rise in recent years, trucks were involved in fewer fatal crashes than in 2007, according to federal data through 2016.  Large trucks traveled nearly 288 million vehicle miles in 2016, according to data from the Federal  Highway Administration. That’s less than the pre-recession...

11:00 AM Monday, Dec. 31, 2018

While tractor-trailer truck traffic has been on the rise in recent years, trucks were involved in fewer fatal crashes than in 2007, according to federal data through 2016.  Large trucks traveled nearly 288 million vehicle miles in 2016, according to data from the Federal  Highway Administration. That’s less than the pre-recession...
Trucking industry must overcome challenges to continue growth
 Trucking — a critical industry in the Miami Valley — has expanded as demand has soared, but it faces significant hurdles to continue its growth. These challenges impact the Dayton area, which has a big stake in the logistics industry in a region long dubbed the “Crossroads of America” because of the two major cross-country...

11:00 AM Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018

Trucking — a critical industry in the Miami Valley — has expanded as demand has soared, but it faces significant hurdles to continue its growth. These challenges impact the Dayton area, which has a big stake in the logistics industry in a region long dubbed the “Crossroads of America” because of the two major cross-country...
Best of 2018: 5 investigations that made a difference this year
 Our reporters in 2018 exposed wrongdoing at the highest level of our institutions, from the legislature to the Catholic Church, and also showed the harm caused to our community and our citizens by individuals who violated our trust. What emerges from reading through the list below is how many of these situations could have been prevented...

5:00 AM Monday, Dec. 24, 2018

Our reporters in 2018 exposed wrongdoing at the highest level of our institutions, from the legislature to the Catholic Church, and also showed the harm caused to our community and our citizens by individuals who violated our trust. What emerges from reading through the list below is how many of these situations could have been prevented...
The Dayton Daily News’ best investigative reporting of 2018
 Our reporters in 2018 exposed wrongdoing at the highest level of our institutions, from the legislature to the Catholic Church, and also showed the harm caused to our community and our citizens by individuals who violated our trust. What emerges from reading through the list below is how many of these situations could have been prevented...

10:59 PM Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018

Our reporters in 2018 exposed wrongdoing at the highest level of our institutions, from the legislature to the Catholic Church, and also showed the harm caused to our community and our citizens by individuals who violated our trust. What emerges from reading through the list below is how many of these situations could have been prevented...
3 reasons Wright-Patterson is top choice for F-35 program
 The process of bringing the F-35 Lightning II Hybrid Product Support Integrator organization to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base will likely start within months, a senator told the Dayton Daily News. Sen. Rob Portman, R- Ohio, said the consolidation of the current F-35 program could start within the next few months. The current F-35 HPSI organization...

1:12 PM Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018

The process of bringing the F-35 Lightning II Hybrid Product Support Integrator organization to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base will likely start within months, a senator told the Dayton Daily News. Sen. Rob Portman, R- Ohio, said the consolidation of the current F-35 program could start within the next few months. The current F-35 HPSI organization...
Lawmakers put partisan differences aside in recent series of area announcements
 Despite all the partisan rancor in Columbus and Washington, a recent spate of announcements by area lawmakers shows the two parties can at times carve out some middle ground. “Not all issues are really partisan in nature. Not every issue is ideological,” said Mark Caleb Smith, director of the Center for Political Studies at Cedarville...

12:00 AM Monday, Dec. 10, 2018

Despite all the partisan rancor in Columbus and Washington, a recent spate of announcements by area lawmakers shows the two parties can at times carve out some middle ground. “Not all issues are really partisan in nature. Not every issue is ideological,” said Mark Caleb Smith, director of the Center for Political Studies at Cedarville...
Rob Portman says Trump pick for Attorney General is a ‘smart guy,’ will likely get confirmed
 Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, told the Dayton Daily News Friday that he believes the Senate will confirm William Barr as attorney general, replacing Jeff Sessions who was fired last month by President Donald Trump. Portman met with reporters for the paper a short time after Trump announced that he would appoint Barr to replace Sessions. The announcement...

10:35 PM Friday, Dec. 07, 2018

Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, told the Dayton Daily News Friday that he believes the Senate will confirm William Barr as attorney general, replacing Jeff Sessions who was fired last month by President Donald Trump. Portman met with reporters for the paper a short time after Trump announced that he would appoint Barr to replace Sessions. The announcement...
Ohio’s fee amnesty for suspended drivers has started but only lasts six months
 More than a third of the 1.1 million Ohioans who have suspended driver licenses will have the chance to get behind the wheel again under a new reinstatement fee amnesty program that seeks to remove a hurdle for some to go to work or school. The six-month program, which begins Jan. 31, isn’t available to people whose offense involved...

11:00 AM Wednesday, Dec. 05, 2018

More than a third of the 1.1 million Ohioans who have suspended driver licenses will have the chance to get behind the wheel again under a new reinstatement fee amnesty program that seeks to remove a hurdle for some to go to work or school. The six-month program, which begins Jan. 31, isn’t available to people whose offense involved...
Dog Licenses
Montgomery County kicked off its 2017 dog licensing effort Dec. 4, 2016, with a news conference in the county building. Two dogs available for adoption were on hand. Pictured are Jessie Sullivan of SICSA holding Royal, a pitbull terrier mix, county Animal Resource Center Director Mark Kumpf, and ARC employee Estelle Johnson holding a Yorkshire...

1:11 AM Saturday, Dec. 01, 2018

Montgomery County kicked off its 2017 dog licensing effort Dec. 4, 2016, with a news conference in the county building. Two dogs available for adoption were on hand. Pictured are Jessie Sullivan of SICSA holding Royal, a pitbull terrier mix, county Animal Resource Center Director Mark Kumpf, and ARC employee Estelle Johnson holding a Yorkshire...
5 ways manufacturing is on the upswing in Dayton again
 The manufacturing sector in the Miami Valley is recovering after a long decline, but this isn’t your father’s factory. Automation and technology have displaced some workers while boosting overall productivity. More highly skilled workers are needed to operate, manage and maintain the high-tech equipment that is used in today&rsquo...

6:53 PM Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018

The manufacturing sector in the Miami Valley is recovering after a long decline, but this isn’t your father’s factory. Automation and technology have displaced some workers while boosting overall productivity. More highly skilled workers are needed to operate, manage and maintain the high-tech equipment that is used in today&rsquo...
What industries dominate Dayton’s economy? 3 sectors take the lead 
 Manufacturing companies remain a strong component in the Dayton region economy, making up $16.4 billion — nearly one-quarter — of the $76 billion Gross Regional Product, according to data from Emsi, a labor market analytics company, provided by the Dayton Development Coalition. But development officials have also worked to diversify...

11:00 AM Monday, Nov. 12, 2018

Manufacturing companies remain a strong component in the Dayton region economy, making up $16.4 billion — nearly one-quarter — of the $76 billion Gross Regional Product, according to data from Emsi, a labor market analytics company, provided by the Dayton Development Coalition. But development officials have also worked to diversify...
These top 5 companies drive Dayton-area economy. Are they ready for the future?
 The Dayton region’s five largest companies are in a strong position financially but all face challenges unique to their industries, as well as a common dilemma: finding workers with the right skills. Together the five private businesses employ more than 33,000 workers locally, and encompass industries that are among the most vital to...

11:00 AM Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018

The Dayton region’s five largest companies are in a strong position financially but all face challenges unique to their industries, as well as a common dilemma: finding workers with the right skills. Together the five private businesses employ more than 33,000 workers locally, and encompass industries that are among the most vital to...
Plummer, Butler, Antani, Perales, Smith among winners in local Ohio House races
 Republicans won all contested Dayton region Ohio House seats in Tuesday election. In the Dayton region Republican Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer won the House 40th District and newcomer Jena Powell won the 80th, according to the Ohio Secretary of State’s website. State Reps. Niraj Antani, R-Miamisburg, Rick Perales, R-Beavercreek...

11:00 PM Tuesday, Nov. 06, 2018

Republicans won all contested Dayton region Ohio House seats in Tuesday election. In the Dayton region Republican Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer won the House 40th District and newcomer Jena Powell won the 80th, according to the Ohio Secretary of State’s website. State Reps. Niraj Antani, R-Miamisburg, Rick Perales, R-Beavercreek...
Election highlights: DeWine wins, some familiar names lose, Dayton OKs marijuana issue and more
 Ohio voters picked a new governor, backed the full slate of Republicans to statewide non-judicial offices and killed Issue 1. Local voters backed the Five Rivers MetroParks levy and Dayton voters OK’d effort to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana. It also was a night where some familiar faces lost their seats locally...

11:00 AM Tuesday, Nov. 06, 2018

Ohio voters picked a new governor, backed the full slate of Republicans to statewide non-judicial offices and killed Issue 1. Local voters backed the Five Rivers MetroParks levy and Dayton voters OK’d effort to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana. It also was a night where some familiar faces lost their seats locally...
Unofficial results: Republican Smith beats Foley in tight 43rd Ohio House District race; Foley says he won’t yet concede
 Democrat Dan Foley is not conceding the 43rd District seat in the Ohio House race against Republican State Rep. J. Todd Smith. The unofficial results show Smith, of Jackson Twp., narrowly defeated Foley with 50.53 percent, while Foley garnered 49.47 percent of the vote.  “We'll be doing our due diligence checking on...

5:00 AM Tuesday, Nov. 06, 2018

Democrat Dan Foley is not conceding the 43rd District seat in the Ohio House race against Republican State Rep. J. Todd Smith. The unofficial results show Smith, of Jackson Twp., narrowly defeated Foley with 50.53 percent, while Foley garnered 49.47 percent of the vote.  “We'll be doing our due diligence checking on...
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