Steven Matthews

Reporter

Steven Matthews covers the cities of Huber Heights, Fairborn and Riverside. H grew up in West Milton, OH, and graduated from Wittenberg University in Springfield, where he freelanced for the News-Sun. Matthews began writing for the Pulse Journal in May of 2003, and has covered Lakota East, Lakota West, Mason, Kings, Little Miami and Fairfield high school athletics. He covered these areas until August of 2011.

He  covered education for the Pulse and Middletown Journal until Feb. 2012 when he joined the Dayton Daily News staff.

Latest from Steven Matthews

Huber schools to restore $2.5M if levy passes

The Huber Heights school district plans to restore more than $2.5 million in programs and services if voters approve the five-year, 6.95-mill operating levy in November. If the levy is approved, it would generate more than $4.4 million per year and cost a homeowner of a $100,000 house an additional ...

Skyway Plaza focus of Fairborn’s redevelopment plan

The city of Fairborn continues to make progress in its push to redevelop Skyway Plaza on Kauffman Avenue, which could then lead to the relocation of the municipal court closer to the Government Center.The city is on the verge of finalizing an agreement with Market Metrics to “help us manage ...

Huber Heights is in the early stages of looking to revitalize the south part of town. The former Big Lots building on Brandt Pike is the target at this point. The City Council is expected to vote Monday night on authorizing $50,000 to be spent to begin working on the project.LISA POWELL / STAFF

Huber Heights seeks to establish plan to revitalize center of city

Huber Heights officials are in the early stages of looking to revitalize the center of town that city leaders say points to a commitment to the entire community and not just the growth north of Interstate 70. The first step in what the city is calling the “Central Revitalization Plan” ...

Workers install architectural metal panels Friday on the exterior of the new music center under construction in Huber Heights. LISA POWELL / STAFF

Huber council to vote on upgrades to $18M music center

The city of Huber Heights is close to adding more than $1.25 million in VIP area and concession stand upgrades to the city’s $18 million music center.City Council is expected to vote at Monday night’s meeting on three pieces of legislation — $400,000 for the VIP area, $99,000 for VIP ...

A construction trailer sits alone on the land owned by GoodSports on Executive Blvd. in Huber Heights. There has been no activity since April on the site where GoodSports Enterprises’ $22 million fieldhouse/hotel project is being planned. LISA POWELL / STAFF

GoodSports not ready to get Huber land, city says

The city of Huber Heights is not in a position to give GoodSports Enterprises six acres of land because the company has not done enough in its quest to build a $22 million fieldhouse/hotel, according to the city attorney.Huber Heights city attorney Alan Schaeffer said the city is waiting for ...

Tom McMasters, Huber Heights Mayor. Contributed photo

Group trying recall of mayor

A group of Huber Heights residents are continuing their push to recall Mayor Tom McMasters, but it’s unclear how many signatures have been collected and when, if at all, the issue will be presented to voters.Louise Osborne, chair of Citizens For Honest Government, initiated a recall drive when she submitted ...

Police investigate at the house on Monday where a 7-month-old baby boy was killed when his step-grandmother’s dog attacked him Sunday.

Baby's dog-mauling death in Ohio ruled an accident

The death of 7-month-old Indianapolis boy who was mauled by a dog in Ohio on Sunday was ruled an accident even as family and investigators searched for answers Monday. Johnathan Quarles Jr. died from multiple blunt force injuries, according to preliminary autopsy findings from the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office, which ...

Johnathan Quarles Jr. Photo Courtesy of WTHR.

Infant’s dog-mauling death ruled accident

The death of 7-month-old Indianapolis boy who was mauled by a dog in Dayton on Sunday was ruled an accident even as family and investigators searched for answers Monday. Johnathan Quarles Jr. died from multiple blunt force injuries, according to preliminary autopsy findings from the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office, which ...

City confident $22M GoodSports venue still coming

A lack of activity at the site where GoodSports Enterprises’ $22 million fieldhouse/hotel project is being planned has some Huber Heights leaders concerned, although the company has only one more component to fulfill in its development agreement, a city official said. GoodSports — a Florida company aiming to specialize in ...

Huber Heights schools to place levy on November ballot

Huber Heights voters will be asked in November to approve a five-year, 6.95-mill levy that would generate new operating funds for the school district. The school board voted 3-1 Thursday night to place a levy on the November ballot that if passed, would generate more than $4.4 million per year ...

 
 

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