breaking news

Riverside murder suspect nabbed in South Carolina
Our political team covers the goings on from the White House to the Statehouse.
Blog

Today in 1860: Lincoln wins GOP nomination

1:15 pm May. 18, 2017

On this date in 1860, the Republican Party nominated Abraham Lincoln for president.

He was nominated at the Republican National Convention in Chicago.

Lincoln came to Dayton in 1859 and spoke at the Montgomery County Courthouse downtown.

The Illinois lawyer, who was traveling from Columbus to Cincinnati, accepted an invitation from the Dayton Republicans.

Our reporter Lisa Powell last year took a look back at Lincoln’s visit to Dayton. Read more about it

Ohio governor candidate wants to use ‘rainy day’ fund to fight heroin crisis

10:22 am May. 18, 2017

Ohio Sen. Joe Schiavoni, who is running for governor in 2018, pitched an idea Wednesday to use the state’s “rainy day fund” to fight the opioid crisis.

Schiavoni, a Youngstown-area Democrat, and state Sen. Kenny Yuko, D-Richmond Heights, introduced a bill to use $200 million to fund more treatment options and education efforts.

Jackie Borchardt at Cleveland.com  has more on their plans.

More coverage of Ohio’s opioid crisis:

Heroin epidemic pushing up

Rep. Jordan: Congress needs ‘to get to the bottom’ of allegations against Trump

4:05 pm May. 17, 2017

Former FBI Director James Comey has been asked to testify before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Wednesday and one local congressman could have a front-row seat.

U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Urbana, sits on the committee. Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, said that he may subpoena a memo reportedly written by Comey allegedly giving details of President Donald Trump’s request to end an investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael

Top Air Force general says budget is main concern

11:18 am Apr. 19, 2017

Our military affairs reporter Barrie Barber had a 1-on-1 interview with the top general of the Air Force Gen. David Goldfein on Tuesday.

Goldfein said plainly that his top concern is the federal budget.

“For a service chief, the most important thing for me in terms of trying to really deliver for the nation is predictable funding because without it you just can’t plan,” he said. “If you’re going from year to

Should Ohio students have to pass tests to graduate?

4:29 pm Apr. 11, 2017

The State School Board took steps toward making it to where Ohio students don’t have to pass tests to graduate.

Our education reporter Jeremy Kelley reports that: “The resolution used recommendations from the state’s graduation workgroup, allowing current high school juniors who don’t meet existing rules to earn a diploma via a mix of senior-year items like 93 percent attendance, a 2.5 GPA, 120 hours of work/community service or a “capstone

Ohio Senate OKs transportation budget.

9:33 am Mar. 23, 2017

By Laura Bischoff

The Ohio Senate on Wednesday voted 33-0 in favor of a $7.86 billion transportation budget bill that includes $5.6 billion for highway construction and maintenance projects.

This leaves the state gas tax at 28-cents per gallon — unchanged since July 2005. But fees Ohioans pay for license plates are likely to increase. The legislation allows counties to ask for local voter approval for an additional $5 plate fee to