WATCH: Local experts answer questions about inflation and what it costs you in Community Conversation

Gas prices hit record levels. Monthly electric bills are soaring. The cost of essentials like food and housing keeps going up as the local economy gets squeezed. Find out what historic inflation means for your family.


In the first quarter of this year, the Dayton metro area saw year-over-year price increases in three-fourths of the products and services that were surveyed by the Cost of Living Index, which is published by the Council for Community and Economic Research.

For June’s Community Conversation, Wednesday, June 29, we discussed how high inflation, supply chain issues and more are affecting our region.

You can watch the Community Conversation on the Dayton Daily News Facebook page. The discussion will be co-hosted by Community Impact Editor Nick Hrkman and Reporter Lynn Hulsey includes expert panelists from around our area.

  • Chris Ferruso, Legislative Director for National Federation of Independent Business in Ohio
  • Jeff Haymond, dean of the school of business at Cedarville University
  • Pat Keely, Director, C&I Sales for IGS Energy
  • Doug Kinsey, co-founder of Artifex Financial
  • Michael Shields, researcher at Policy Matters Ohio

Community Conversations is a Dayton Daily News series of moderated panel discussions on topics important to the Dayton region. You can watch March’s Community Conversation about how the pandemic has affect child development, January’s that focused on the region’s economic outlook for 2022 and December’s Community Conversation about Wright-Patt Air Force Base.

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