Dayton Daily News

An Ohio county will pay $165,000 to settle a lawsuit over a body mix-up at a morgue that led to one man being incorrectly cremated and another entombed in his place.

The Dayton Daily News reports Montgomery County commissioners this week approved the payment in the lawsuit filed by the family of 55-year-old Frank Granato, of Carmel, Indiana. Granato and pilot Arthur Potter, of Greenwood, Indiana, were killed in a plane crash in March 2010 in Union County.

Potter's family had Granato's body cremated. Granato's family had Potter's body entombed in a mausoleum.

SPRINGBORO, Ohio (AP) — A Springboro school board has planned a vote to raze a former school building where more than 5,000 people vote.


The Dayton Daily News reports the board is expected to decide Tuesday evening on the former Jonathan Wright School building, which now houses the Living Waters Lutheran Church and Springboro Community Action Center.


If the building is demolished, the election on Nov. 3 would be the last time voters from seven precincts could cast their ballots at the former school.

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A newspaper analysis has found that payroll for the 14 Ohio public universities grew by nearly $1.4 billion over the past decade.


The Dayton Daily News reports pay for vice presidents, deans and lower-level administrators has swelled during that time, which experts say has contributed to inflated tuition and taxpayer expense.

The largest spike came in institutional support, or administrative jobs, which grew 25 percent with inflation. Instructional payroll and benefits also increased.

Former Dayton City Manager Warren Price will receive nearly $47,000 as part of a severance package. It was approved by the city commission during its meeting Wednesday night.


Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley announced the hire of Warren Price as Dayton's new city manager. His first day is Jan. 12.
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The city of Dayton has officially announced that City Manager Warren Price has resigned. At a press conference Tuesday afternoon, Mayor Nan Whaley would only say that Price was stepping down for personal reasons, but that his resignation on Monday was unexpected.

"Our job is to accept that decision and move forward and move the organization forward, which is what we’re committed to doing,” she told reporters.

Price was hired in January for the city’s top job. He replaced former manager Tim Riordan, who resigned after leading the city for five years.

Dayton police are asking for the public to comment on the department’s decision to purchase body cameras for its officers.

The Dayton Daily News reports an online survey went live this week and will be open for Dayton residents until July 31. Questions ask about people’s feelings about police, interactions with the community, ways they think body cameras would help officers and when and where they should be used.

The Ohio Supreme Court is considering the role of the school bus driver for student safety.

Bus drivers for Dayton Public Schools could go on strike later this month. Members of the drivers’ union rejected the district’s latest contract offer Thursday night and agreed to file a 10-day strike notice.

The Dayton Daily News reports the 160 school bus drivers transport more than 11,000 students daily. That includes DPS students as well as kids from parochial, charter and private schools.

The girlfriend of John Crawford III has reportedly been killed in a car crash in Dayton.

Several news outlets are reporting two victims of a high-speed crash on New Year’s day turned out to be Tasha Thomas, age 26, and Frederick Bailey, age 30.

The Beavercreek Police Chief will not be retiring next month. According to a written statement from Dennis Evers, he says he will continue to lead the department for the “forseeable future.”

Authorities say University of Dayton student neighborhoods toned down their St. Patrick's Day partying this year.

School officials said in a statement Monday night that students celebrated responsibly overall. Three people were arrested Monday afternoon in a gathering after classes ended, and police said there were at least 10 citations for violations of city open container laws.

It wasn't known immediately whether the people arrested were UD students.