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Hillary Clinton stops at Union Terminal

Crowds gather for Democratic presumptive presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Sen. Elizabeth Warren at a presidential campaign stop in Cincinnati today. GREG LYNCH/STAFF

Professor: Warren’s visit ‘will feed speculation’ as possible VP pick

The appearance of Democratic presumptive presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Sen. Elizabeth Warren at a presidential campaign stop in Cincinnati today “will just feed the speculation about her as a possible vice presidential pick,” said Miami University Hamilton political science professor John Forren.“That may be intentional here,” he said. “After ...

Clinton, Warren meet for Cincinnati campaign stop

In December, thirteen of the 14 Democratic women serving in the U.S. Senate hosted a fundraiser for their favorite primary candidate: Hillary Clinton. The one who didn't show? Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Six months later, there's little distance between two of the most powerful women in the Democratic Party. With ...

Most Ohioans believe nation ‘on wrong track’

In this divisive election year, Ohioans agree on two things: They are not happy. And they doubt the presidential candidates will change that. Some 63 percent believe the nation is on the wrong track, according to a poll conducted for Ohio media outlets by the Ray C. Bliss Institute of ...

Citizens for a Better Kettering is again working to amend the city charter. WILL GARBE / STAFF

Kettering group pushes more charter amendments

The political action committee that won overwhelming support of Kettering citizens on two charter amendments in 2012 hopes to take its frustrations to the ballot box again.The group, Citizens for a Better Kettering, is already blanketing Kettering mailboxes with yellow direct-mail fliers with an urgent request for signatures.But city officials ...

The Clark County Humane Society

Humane Society looks to fill vacant jobs soon

The Clark County Humane Society’s will soon fill vacant leadership roles in the organization after volunteers raised concerns about staff shortages, the board president said. Most recently the organization’s shelter coordinator resigned, as well as the shelter office manager. Two other shelter workers were also dismissed from their jobs, the ...

Karis (CQ) Russell (right) a clinical nurse at Miami Valley Hospital’s Family Beginnings Birthing Center, demonstrates safe sleep techniques for Laura Craig of Jeffersonville who delivered her son Malachi Monday night. LISA POWELL / STAFF

$1.7M to help fight Montgomery County infant mortality

Nine Montgomery County projects aimed at reducing infant mortality will receive more than $1.7 million combined from the Ohio Department of Medicaid. The community initiatives, which range from housing counseling to support groups for boyfriends and husbands, will deal with high-risk women who are pregnant in the county, where the ...

A crew works on resurfacing a taxi way at the Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport Wednesday as a plane lands in the background. A $400k federal grant will be used to complete a master plan at the Springfield Airport. The master plan hasn’t been updated since 2000.Bill Lackey/Staff

Springfield airport master plan to be updated

About $400,000 in grant money will be spent to complete a new master plan at the Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport — its first update in 16 years.City Commissioners approved the application of a $400,000 grant from the Federal Aviation Administration at last week’s meeting for master planning services at the 1,800-acre ...

Developers modify plans for luxury apartments

Developers have modified the plans for a $21 million luxury apartment development in Sugarcreek Twp. to address neighbors fears that their neighborhood would become overcrowded.Some of the modifications include changing the direction that some of the units face, adding a buffer behind some of the homes and redirecting traffic away ...

Dayton Public Schools

Levy proposal for Dayton schools pushed forward

Under the threat of a state takeover, Dayton Public Schools Board of Education members agreed during a work session Saturday to draft a resolution of necessity, the first step toward placing a levy before Dayton voters in November.The levy plan being forwarded is a temporary five-year, five mills levy targeted ...

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