Katie Wedell

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Katie Wedell is a reporter on the Cox Media Group Ohio Breaking News Team. She covers breaking and spot news for the Dayton Daily News, WHIO-TV and WHIO News Talk Radio.

She grew up in suburban Chicago and is a 2007 graduate of Miami University. She worked for Cox Media Group as an online content producer for two years before becoming a reporter in January 2010. She lives in Dayton.

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Westcott House plans future development with grant money

The Westcott House Foundation will use two recent grant awards to move forward with the development of open green space on its East High Street campus. A $75,000 award by the National Endowment for the Arts and more than $14,000 from the Ohio Arts Council will allow the new Westcott ...

Catawba council members fight over comments

At a special meeting on Thursday, the village of Catawba council voted to add a disclaimer to the minutes of their May 13 meeting in order to appease a former council member who says defamatory comments about him were voted into the minutes.The council declined to second a motion by ...

Tri-County Jail inmate death case handed to prosecutor

More than three months after the death of an inmate who was reportedly beaten at the Tri-County Jail, the Champaign County Prosecutor’s office has been handed the case for review of possible criminal charges.Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Talebi said his office will now do one of three things: decide more investigation ...

Mike Skavaril, principal of Springfield High School's Health and Human Services Academy. Photo from Springfield City School District website.

Springfield principal suspended over threat response

A principal at Springfield High School will be suspended for 10 days without pay for failing to follow district procedure when a student threatened to shoot and kill a classmate in May. Mike Skavaril, principal of the school’s Health and Human Services Academy, will likely serve that suspension later this ...

Fiscal officer fails to pay bills, costs Catawba thousands

The village of Catawba has been saddled with about $3,100 in late fees and other charges after the fiscal officer it hired last year failed to pay bills for about six months.Amanda Warner, who is the wife of Village Council President Matt Warner, was hired as fiscal officer in July ...

Clark State plans to create food science program

Clark State Community College is in the early stages of developing a new degree program that will focus on the in-demand food science industry.The school will use $1 million in funding appropriated from the state capital budget bill to renovate part of South High School for laboratory space. That space ...

Meth found in Clark County state park

A duffel bag containing the ingredients to make methamphetamine was removed from Buck Creek State Park over the weekend, the first time a meth operation has been found inside the park, authorities said.A hazardous materials crew and specialists from the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation were called to the reservoir ...

Fred Maine talks about how much money it cost last winter to heat the Champion Center with the large inefficient heaters like the one behind him Friday as he answers questions about the management of the Center. Bill Lackey/Staff

Expo center further behind on bills

Weather-related cancellations and high natural gas bills put the Champions Center further into a financial hole this winter as the expo center continues to pay down a hefty property tax bill.The center hasn’t made any payments on a taxpayer-funded loan from the Port Authority of Springfield in almost a year, ...

GovWatch: State response can be slower than gestation

Let’s say you were planning a same-day surgery at a Lasik center, plastic surgeon or women’s center and wanted to know about the cleanliness of the clinics. Have a seat. And maybe start contemplating baby names. You could be waiting awhile. The I-Team submitted records requests for all inspection reports ...

Former congressman Dave Hobson (R-Oh.) had a big hand in the building of the $7 million D-Day museum in France. Staff Photo by Barbara J. Perenic

Hobson had big hand in France’s D-Day museum

Ohio visitors to the American Cemetery in Normandy may notice a familiar name among the more than 10,000 dead or missing GIs honored there.Under an apple tree, passed while moving from the visitors center into the cemetery itself, a small plaque thanks three U.S. lawmakers who secured funding for the ...

 
 

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