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Montgomery County Jail
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A ninth civil lawsuit has been levied against the Montgomery County Jail, this time by a former inmate.

 

The case is the latest in a series of complaints against the facility for inmate mistreatment. This most recent lawsuit alleges a corrections officer attacked the inmate inside a cell.

 

In this interview, Dayton Daily News Investigative Reporter Josh Sweigart tells us the officer involved in the alleged incident has since been let go, but for reasons the officer has contested were racially motivated.

Wright State University
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Wright State University recently released the long-awaited results from a 2015 audit into the school’s finances and potential conflicts of interest. School officials commissioned the audit following the opening of an ongoing federal investigation into Wright State’s alleged mishandling of international work visas.

The Ohio Supreme Court is considering the role of the school bus driver for student safety.
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The Dayton Public School district is in the middle of a few major transitions: the district is facing failing grades from the state, and the possibility of a takeover if the district doesn’t improve test scores over three years.

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.

Jerry Kenney

A forum in Yellow Springs Thursday evening about marijuana legalization drew a vocal crowd of about 75. Participants asked panelists about Issue 3, which would amend the constitution to legalize marijuana possession and sales, and give growing rights to a limited number of landowners. Many questioners were pro-legalization.

 

Jeff Hoagland, CEO of the Dayton Development Coalition,
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This week on Under Construction we’re talking accountability: how are public funds for economic development spent and how are they tracked? Dayton Daily News investigative reporter Lynn Hulsey recently found the Dayton Development Coalition isn’t forthcoming with that information. The coalition, which is a nonprofit, funnels millions in government funds to local development projects.

Washington Gridlock Rooted In Gerrymandering

Dec 20, 2013
Dayton Daily News

The way states draw congressional districts may be a contributing factor to the dysfunction of today's political climate, according to an investigation by the Dayton Daily News published earlier this week. While gerrymandering is nothing new, it's now much easier.

In this weeks PoliticsOhio, Wayne Baker speaks with Dayton Daily News investigative reporter Laura Bischoff, who discussed the paper's story regarding Springfield Republican Sen. Chris Widener. Bischoff's story alleges that Widener may have violated Ohio ethics law when he personally appeared before a state board to appeal a building code ruling on a fire hall he designed as part of his private business.

A 200-apartment student housing complex is being planned for downtown Dayton, one of the city's largest downtown residential projects in recent years.

The $18 million project will be on the site of the former Dayton Daily News building and adjoining property.

The Dayton Daily News reported Thursday that Cox Media Group plans to sell the property to the nonprofit United Housing and Community Services Corporation of California.

The paper says that company would partner with Missouri-based Student Suites to build the 350-bed facility near  Sinclair Community College.

AV8PIX Christopher Ebdon

A new fleet of cargo planes at a U.S. Air Force base in Ohio allows reservists who fly overseas to transport
wounded troops to medical treatment centers.

The Dayton Daily News reports Sunday that nine C-17 Globemaster III cargo planes replace the C-5A Galaxy planes flown by the Air Force Reserve 445th Airlift Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Unlike the C-5As, the new planes allow for aeromedical missions.

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