Josh Sweigart, Dayton Daily News

Josh Sweigart

Dayton Daily News

Dayton, OH, United States

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Recent articles by Josh:

Tickets to President Trump event in Dayton already gone

President Trump is visiting Dayton on Monday. The local Republican Party was given 1,200 tickets to the event. → Read More

President Trump to stop in Dayton, Toledo on Monday

President Donald Trump will hold events at the Dayton International Airport and at the Toledo Express Airport on Monday, multiple media sources reported Thursday. → Read More

Flood of absentee ballot requests creating board of elections backlog

Greene County Board of Elections Director Llyn McCoy said they are about a week and a half behind on processing absentee ballot request forms and have received about 3,000 to 5,000 requests that aren’t yet in their system. → Read More

Here’s how much postage you need to mail your ballot back in area counties

Voters casting their ballots by mail in this year’s general election will need to use more than one 55-cent Forever Stamp in some area counties. → Read More

Here’s how much postage you need to mail your ballot back in area counties

Voters casting their ballots by mail in this year’s general election will need to use more than one 55-cent Forever Stamp in some area counties. → Read More

Lawmakers won’t allow state to pre-pay postage for ballots

The Ohio Controlling Board on Monday rejected a request by Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose to spend up to $3 million from his agency’s budget to pre-pay postage for Ohioans voting by mail. → Read More

Six months of coronavirus. Where are we now?

Six months ago, Ohio came to a halt. Only 36 coronavirus cases were confirmed in the state and no deaths were reported. But Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, seeing the ravages of COVID-19 elsewhere, shut down schools and businesses statewide. → Read More

We tested the post office. Here’s what we found

An unprecedented number of Ohioans are expected to vote by mail in this year’s presidential election because of coronavirus fears, and a Dayton Daily News investigation found mixed results by the U.S. Postal Service on whether envelopes mailed locally will arrive in time to be counted. → Read More

Local leaders debate whether racism is a public health crisis

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s task force on addressing the disparate impact of coronavirus on minority communities released a report Aug. 19 listing as its first recommendation state and local governments “acknowledge racism as a public health crisis and commit to swift action to dismantle racism.” → Read More

Concerned about mail-in or in-person voting? Take our survey

An unprecedented number of Ohio voters are expected to cast an absentee ballot this year because of concerns about voting in-person amid the coronavirus pandemic. At the same time, President Donald Trump and others have raised concerns about the security of voting by mail. And cost-cutting measures at the U.S. Postal Service had raised concerns about the ability of the USPS to process the… → Read More

Attorney general: Federal changes needed to keep victims compensation fund solvent

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost signed a joint letter Monday from attorneys general across the U.S. urging Congress to make changes to protect the solvency of state victims compensation funds. → Read More

Attorney general: Federal changes needed to keep victims compensation fund solvent

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost signed a joint letter Monday from attorneys general across the U.S. urging Congress to make changes to protect the solvency of state victims compensation funds. → Read More

Oregon District shooting survivors, family denied state aid for crime victims

The son of a man killed in the Oregon District mass shooting and a woman shot in the leg were among several survivors of the tragedy denied assistance from a state program created to help victims of violent crime, a Dayton Daily News investigation found. → Read More

Half of Ohioans on unemployment may not qualify for $300/week increase

More than 503,000 Ohioans have received assistance through the PUA program, with payouts totaling more than $4.9 billion. Traditional unemployment covered 404,434 Ohioans at the end of July, according to the most recent info from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Federal funds also pay for other unemployment programs such as the extension for people who used their full 26 weeks of… → Read More

Half of Ohioans on unemployment may not qualify for $300/week increase

More than 503,000 Ohioans have received assistance through the PUA program, with payouts totaling more than $4.9 billion. Traditional unemployment covered 404,434 Ohioans at the end of July, according to the most recent info from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Federal funds also pay for other unemployment programs such as the extension for people who used their full 26 weeks of… → Read More

Report: Man shot by Secret Service outside White House has Dayton connection

The man shot by a Secret Service officer Monday near the White House has ties to Dayton, according to reports. → Read More

Ohio coronavirus cases top 100K: ‘This is with us for the long haul'

“This is with us for the long haul, so we really do have to understand that each of the actions we take individually will have this continuous impact,” Hackenbracht said. Montgomery County has likewise seen a decline recently in new cases and hospitalizations, but the spread of the disease remains high, according to state data shared last week. Montgomery County remains on a level 3 alert. “The… → Read More

Ohio coronavirus cases top 100K: ‘This is with us for the long haul'

“This is with us for the long haul, so we really do have to understand that each of the actions we take individually will have this continuous impact,” Hackenbracht said. Montgomery County has likewise seen a decline recently in new cases and hospitalizations, but the spread of the disease remains high, according to state data shared last week. Montgomery County remains on a level 3 alert. “The… → Read More

DeWine unsure if Ohio can afford match to extend $400 weekly unemployment benefit increase

Ohioans filed 25,952 initial jobless claims the week ending Aug. 1, according to the most recent data from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Ohioans filed 404,434 continued jobless claims that week, which was 371,868 fewer than the peak earlier this year. DeWine noted in the CNN interview that the extra $600 not only helped unemployed Ohioans make ends meet, it also buoyed the… → Read More

DeWine unsure if Ohio can afford match to extend $400 weekly unemployment benefit increase

Ohioans filed 25,952 initial jobless claims the week ending Aug. 1, according to the most recent data from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Ohioans filed 404,434 continued jobless claims that week, which was 371,868 fewer than the peak earlier this year. DeWine noted in the CNN interview that the extra $600 not only helped unemployed Ohioans make ends meet, it also buoyed the… → Read More