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Six Montgomery County school districts have new tax levies on the ballot this November, some for the third, fourth or fifth time. But many homeowners oppose any new taxes, citing losses in property values and the overall post-recession fiscal squeeze among reasons to vote against new levies.

(WYSO/Lewis Wallace)

 

 Montgomery County voted on Tuesday to put $50,000 towards a Great Miami River master plan. More than a dozen cities and towns along the river are also pitching in to match funds provided by a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for a program that helps states plan waterfront development.

The local partnership with the Corps is headed off by the Miami Conservancy District, and participants hope it will help turn the river into a regional cash cow.

Statewide Report on Jobs Stresses Stagnancy

Sep 3, 2013

 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.

Montgomery County has recommended funding for seven projects totaling nearly 7 million dollars. The grants are expected to bring in over 400 jobs to the area.

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.

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