A report out Sunday says the labor market in Ohio is tough—and not improving as fast as the rest of the country. But some Dayton-area officials have a brighter outlook.
The report, from left-leaning organization Policy Matters Ohio, says jobs, especially well-paying ones, are slow to return to the state. Unemployment has leveled out around 7 percent, but many people continue to leave the labor force completely.
According to reports, more than 200 people showed up last night at the Miami Township Board of Trustees meeting in Montgomery County. At issue is the fate of the Miami Twp. Police Department.
The local fraternal order of Police say they were told the township was considering contracting out Police Services to Montgomery County. At last night’s meeting, it appears the Trustees put those fears to rest, saying they never pursued contracting with Montgomery County, and they were focused on securing funding for existing police force.
The race for three Clark County Commission seats produced two clear winners Tuesday night and one race that looks like it will be heading for a recount. In Montgomery County, two hotly-contested commission races went to Democrats. WYSO's Wayne Baker reports.
In Clark County, Republican Ross McGregor defeated Democratic challenger David Herier 55 percent to 44 percent.
Republican incumbent John Detrick took 56 percent of the vote to turn back his opponent, Democratic Douglas Geyer.