Associated Press


7:33 am
Tue February 7, 2012

Dayton VA Medical Center Says Dental Clinic Care Now Safer

The director of a local VA medical center rocked last year by allegations of improper dental-clinic hygiene says any lingering patient-care concerns have been addressed and improvements made.

The director says Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center received a "clean slate" on issues identified by the VA's inspector general's office. An inspector general's spokeswoman would not comment Monday.

An investigation found a clinic dentist wasn't regularly changing latex gloves or properly sterilizing equipment. The dentist denies the allegations.

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7:05 am
Tue February 7, 2012

Gingrich Campaigning in Dayton, Columbus Today

Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is campaigning in Ohio in hopes of appealing to Republicans who will vote well ahead of the state's March 6 primary.

Gingrich says he suffered in Florida because Mitt Romney captured many early voters with TV ads that beat his rivals to the punch.

Ohio also allows early voting. The former House speaker says he does not want to repeat the mistake he made in Florida.

Republicans will vote Tuesday in caucuses in Colorado and Minnesota. But Gingrich plans to spend the day campaigning in Cincinnati, Dayton and Columbus, Ohio.

4:04 pm
Mon February 6, 2012

Campaign Funds to Help Pay Ohio Gov.'s Speech Costs

Barred from using tax dollars, some Ohio lawmakers expect to use campaign cash for travel expenses related to this year's new site for the governor's State of the State address.

State law allows elected officials to pay for meals and mileage related to public duties with campaign funds.

The provision keeps taxpayers from picking up certain tab, but it raises concerns from at least one state government watchdog who says it could extend donors' influence beyond elections.

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10:49 am
Sat February 4, 2012

Nevada Primary Results

Results from the Nevada Primaries on February 4, 2011, updated throughout the day.

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Around the Miami Valley
11:42 am
Fri February 3, 2012

Kings Island in Ohio Seeks to Hire 4,000

Joe Dunckley

The Kings Island amusement and waterpark outside Cincinnati says it plans to hire 4,000 workers to fill seasonal positions.  The park says it is accepting applications online for the 2012 season that starts April 28.

Open positions are in various areas, including admissions, entertainment, food and beverage, lifeguards, rides and security. 

Applications are open to those 15 and older.  The park is owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Co.