Montgomery County

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.

Authorities in Dayton are more concerned about large-capacity magazines than assault weapons that are the subject of debate in Washington.

Last year there were 27 homicides in Dayton, with handguns the preferred weapon and just one case involving an assault rifle. Most of the handguns had large-capacity magazines.

The sheriff in Montgomery County says it has investigated more homicides involving frying pans in the past three years than assault weapons.

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.

Montgomery County Results

Nov 7, 2012

Election results for Montgomery County, Ohio with 100% of precincts reporting.

President/Vice - President

Johnson/Gray 0.95%

Obama/Biden 50.65%

Romney/Ryan 47.59%

Stein/Honkala 0.29%


U. S. Senator

Sherrod Brown 51.18%

Josh Mandel 45.17%

Scott A. Rupert 3.65%


10th Dist US Representative

David A. Harlow 2.70%

Sharen S. Neuhardt 39.13%

Mike Turner 58.16%


6th Dist State Senator

A federal judge is hearing arguments today in a lawsuit involving two Montgomery County Democratic elections officials who claim they were unjustly fired by Ohio's secretary of state.

Republican Jon Husted fired the two members of the Montgomery County Board of Elections late last month. He said they violated his order that set uniform early voting hours in the state.

Ex-board members Dennis Lieberman and Thomas Ritchie Sr. are suing Husted, saying he wrongfully terminated them after they voted to allow early voting on weekends.

Ohio's elections chief given the green light for  replacements for two Montgomer county elections officials fired in a dispute over extended voting hours.

Yesterday,  Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted has named former Dayton Mayor Rhine McLin and attorney John Doll to serve on the Montgomery County Elections Board.

County Democrats nominated McLin and Doll on Monday to complete the terms of former members Dennis Lieberman and Thomas Ritchie Sr.

Democrats in Montgomery County chose Fred Strahorn to replace Rep. Clayton Luckie, who withdrew from running for re-election.

The Dayton Daily News reports that the county party's central committee voted 41 to 1 replace Luckie on the November ballot.  Luckie dropped out Friday, a day after the Franklin County prosecutor said Luckie was under investigation. The prosecutor has said little other than that the probe doesn't involve bribery.

Luckie remains in office. He hasn't commented on his withdrawal or the prosecutor's statement.

Montgomery County Proposes Funding For Area Projects

May 31, 2012

Montgomery County is recommending nine area projects for funding, totaling nearly $1.5 million. The Ohio Economic Development Government Equity Advisory Committee, or EDGE, is spearheading the request.

One proposed project is a $100,000  investment to create corporate headquarters for the medical manufacturing group, Midmark.  The money would be used to renovate an existing facility at Tech Town. According to a press release from the county, the project would bring 57 jobs to the area.

Do you have tunes for Rosemary Clooney like Come On-A My House and Mambo Italiano?

I heard both of those and many others at the Victoria a couple of nights ago. The Human Race has a new musical that captures Rosemary Clooney’s career. It’s all about the challenges she faced as wife, mother and performer and these are related with her nervous breakdown, depression and drug addiction.

Results for levies in Montgomery County:

Centerville Library (3 Mill Replacement and Increase)
YES: 61% (12,948 votes)
NO: 39% (8,435 votes)

Englewood (1.65 Mill Renewal Operating Expenses)
YES: 66% (3,147 votes)
NO: 34% (1,640 votes)

German Twp. Senior Citizens Levy (1 Mill Renewal)
YES: 59% (1,654 votes)
NO: 41% (1,172 votes)

Huber Heights School Levy (8 Mill Additional)
NO: 73% (8,777 votes)
YES: 27% (3,290 votes)