Josh Sweigart, Dayton Daily News

Josh Sweigart

Dayton Daily News

Dayton, OH, United States

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Recent articles by Josh:

Audit: Montgomery County properly handled $93M in CARES Act funds; FBI probe continues

Montgomery County received a clean audit from the Ohio Auditor of State for 2020, a year that included nearly $93 million in federal CARES Act spending. → Read More

Oh, Christmas tree! Increasing demand, decreased supply of live trees driving up costs, may leave some in the cold

Area residents pining for a live Christmas tree to gather ‘round this Yuletide should act early and expect to pay more because demand is up while supply is down. → Read More

Oh, Christmas tree! Increasing demand, decreased supply of live trees driving up costs, may leave some in the cold

Area residents pining for a live Christmas tree to gather ‘round this Yuletide should act early and expect to pay more because demand is up while supply is down. → Read More

With $3B in unclaimed funds on hand, why doesn’t Ohio reach out to those owed money directly?

Someone in the Southwest Ohio area has $411,000 sitting, waiting for them to come get it from a state bank account. → Read More

Ohio reports 3,797 new COVID-19 cases

Ohio reported 3,797 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday. → Read More

Deadline is today to register for first Vax-2-School drawing for scholarships worth up to $100K

Today is the deadline for Ohioans to enter the first round of drawings to win $2 million in prizes from the Vax-2-School program encouraging young people to get their COVID-19 vaccine. → Read More

Deadline is today to register for first Vax-2-School drawing for scholarships worth up to $100K

Today is the deadline for Ohioans to enter the first round of drawings to win $2 million in prizes from the Vax-2-School program encouraging young people to get their COVID-19 vaccine. → Read More

Woman’s passion is enriching the lives of Dayton children

The impact Dormetria Thompson’s work has on Dayton children can be seen both before and after classes at Fairview Elementary School. → Read More

Ohio adds unemployment security feature; says previously denied PUA claims may now be eligible

Ohio unemployment officials are implementing new security features to their claims process this week as they notify thousands of previously denied applicants that they may qualify for expanded unemployment. → Read More

Ohio adds unemployment security feature; says previously denied PUA claims may now be eligible

Ohio unemployment officials are implementing new security features to their claims process this week as they notify thousands of previously denied applicants that they may qualify for expanded unemployment. → Read More

After bumpy start, agency officials say use of $40M rent, utility aid increasing

The local agency tasked with distributing $40 million for rental and utility assistance has gotten less than 10 percent of that aid to people who need it. → Read More

Ohio House approves victims compensation program reforms

Legislation to reform Ohio’s victim compensation program has passed the Ohio House of Representatives with amendments added at the request of Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost. → Read More

Community Gem: Phillip Neumann just trying to make life more fun for his South Park neighbors

DAYTON — Phillip Neumann is building community in Dayton’s South Park neighborhood one volleyball net and water gun fight at a time. → Read More

Audit: Payouts to prisoners, dead people among $3.8B in improper unemployment payments

More than a quarter of all the unemployment benefits paid last fiscal year were potentially overpayments or fraud, including hundreds of thousands of payments to apparent prisoners or recently deceased people, according to a report released Thursday by Ohio Auditor of State Keith Faber. → Read More

Records shed light on traffic-stop-video officers, driver

When two Dayton police officers dragged a paraplegic Dayton man from his car last month during a traffic stop, the images caught on video brought about days of protests and both criticism and praise for the police officers’ actions. → Read More

Restitution in local court cases was first stolen, then misplaced by the court, our investigation finds

A Dayton Daily News investigation found lax oversight of the handling of restitution payments at two Montgomery County courts, allowing a probation officer to steal money meant for victims and then his repayment check to be lost for more than year. → Read More

Ohio launches new unemployment fraud reporting measures; processing overpayment waivers

The state of Ohio launched new fraud reporting tools for unemployment claims and waivers for overpayments. → Read More

USAF spent $549M on planes for Afghan Air Force that were sold for scrap

The U.S. Air Force spent $549 million on aircraft for the Afghan Air Force, most of which were junked a few years later at a scrap value of $40,257 — a project that involved officials at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. → Read More

Federal vaccine mandates would impact employers, workers across region

Local business groups and unions expressed concern Friday about sweeping new federal vaccine mandates, though a local expert says some employers may be quietly appreciative. → Read More

Federal vaccine mandates would impact employers, workers across region

Local business groups and unions expressed concern Friday about sweeping new federal vaccine mandates, though a local expert says some employers may be quietly appreciative. → Read More