Josh Sweigart

Josh Sweigart is an investigative reporter at the Dayton Daily News.  His stories have focused on government waste, fraud, abuse and accountability in southwest Ohio, as well as the statehouse and U.S. Capitol. Sweigart has won several awards for investigative reporting, including an Emmy Award and numerous awards from the Associated Press Society of Ohio and Society of Professional Journalists.   He has worked for Cox Media Group since 2007, and in addition to writing for the Dayton Daily News has covered Clark County government for the Springfield News-Sun and Butler County government for the Hamilton JournalNews and Middletown Journal. Sweigart is a graduate of Wright State University and Wayne High School in Huber Heights.  Follow Josh on Twitter: @JoshSweigart Follow the Dayton Daily News investigative team on Twitter: @DDNInvestigates on Twitter Follow the Dayton Daily News investigative team on Facebook: @DDNInvestigates

Latest from Josh Sweigart

50-plus ways you can help 6 Dayton schools, thousands of students
 Dayton Public Schools has six neighborhood school centers designed to serve as resources for students and their community with additional educational and social support. The services they offer are predominantly supported by volunteers, business and nonprofits. The goal of these centers is to close the achievement gap experienced by low-income...

Posted: 5 days ago

Dayton Public Schools has six neighborhood school centers designed to serve as resources for students and their community with additional educational and social support. The services they offer are predominantly supported by volunteers, business and nonprofits. The goal of these centers is to close the achievement gap experienced by low-income...
‘Turning the corner’ for Dayton schools: Expand this after-school program
 Ruskin Elementary School is in a neighborhood devastated by the opioid crisis where nearly three-quarters of the children live in poverty — and is one of the top performing buildings in Dayton Public Schools. The Dayton Daily News Path Forward project wanted to know what contributes to that success and if it could be replicated across...

Posted: 6 days ago

Ruskin Elementary School is in a neighborhood devastated by the opioid crisis where nearly three-quarters of the children live in poverty — and is one of the top performing buildings in Dayton Public Schools. The Dayton Daily News Path Forward project wanted to know what contributes to that success and if it could be replicated across...
County prosecutor: How many ‘have to die’ to end house arrest in violent crimes?
 Montgomery County courts have strengthened their response to people who violate house arrest after recent high-profile suspects cut their ankle monitors, but the prosecutor says the program should be scrapped for alleged violent crimes because it puts the public at risk. In two recent examples, a soccer coach accused of sex crimes escaped...

Posted: 11 days ago

Montgomery County courts have strengthened their response to people who violate house arrest after recent high-profile suspects cut their ankle monitors, but the prosecutor says the program should be scrapped for alleged violent crimes because it puts the public at risk. In two recent examples, a soccer coach accused of sex crimes escaped...
WSU-aligned spy school closing
 A former intelligence school previously supported by Wright State University is dissolving, a board member for the closing school confirmed to the Dayton Daily News. The Advanced Technical Intelligence Center (ATIC) for Human Capital Development — a spy school in Beavercreek created a decade ago with heavy government investment &mdash...

Posted: 11 days ago

A former intelligence school previously supported by Wright State University is dissolving, a board member for the closing school confirmed to the Dayton Daily News. The Advanced Technical Intelligence Center (ATIC) for Human Capital Development — a spy school in Beavercreek created a decade ago with heavy government investment &mdash...
NEW DETAILS: Wright State-aligned spy school closing, building sold
 A former intelligence school previously supported by Wright State University is dissolving, a board member for the closing school confirmed Tuesday to the Dayton Daily News. The Advanced Technical Intelligence Center (ATIC) for Human Capital Development — a spy school in Beavercreek created a decade ago with heavy government investment...

Posted: 16 days ago

A former intelligence school previously supported by Wright State University is dissolving, a board member for the closing school confirmed Tuesday to the Dayton Daily News. The Advanced Technical Intelligence Center (ATIC) for Human Capital Development — a spy school in Beavercreek created a decade ago with heavy government investment...
Sergeant who saved jail pepper-spray video gets $225,000 after firing
 The January 2018 firing of a Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office sergeant who was responsible for making public a video of the November 2015 pepper-spraying of a restrained jail inmate was “arbitrary and discriminatory,” according to an an arbitrator ruling obtained by the Dayton Daily News. Sgt. Ransley Creech was reinstated...

Posted: 25 days ago

The January 2018 firing of a Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office sergeant who was responsible for making public a video of the November 2015 pepper-spraying of a restrained jail inmate was “arbitrary and discriminatory,” according to an an arbitrator ruling obtained by the Dayton Daily News. Sgt. Ransley Creech was reinstated...
Springboro police help kids with trauma. Is that a model for Dayton?
 A kid who falls asleep in class might not be disrespectful or tired from playing video games all night — they could be feeling the effects of problems at home. A new initiative in Springboro aims to let teachers and school officials know when that’s the case. As part of the Blue Line program, Springboro police notify the school...

Posted: 28 days ago

A kid who falls asleep in class might not be disrespectful or tired from playing video games all night — they could be feeling the effects of problems at home. A new initiative in Springboro aims to let teachers and school officials know when that’s the case. As part of the Blue Line program, Springboro police notify the school...
Springboro school board member reprimanded for ethics violation 
 *** Springboro School Board Member David Stuckey was reprimanded by the Ohio Ethics Commission in August 2018 for voting on matters affecting the district’s athletic department while serving as a volunteer football coach, according to an ethics settlement obtained by the Dayton Daily News.  Stuckey was a teacher and coach in the...

Posted: 29 days ago

*** Springboro School Board Member David Stuckey was reprimanded by the Ohio Ethics Commission in August 2018 for voting on matters affecting the district’s athletic department while serving as a volunteer football coach, according to an ethics settlement obtained by the Dayton Daily News.  Stuckey was a teacher and coach in the...
Ethics probe: Township trustee had improper interest in a public contract
 *** A township trustee with Butler Twp. in Darke County accepted a reprimand from the Ohio Ethics Commission last year for having an interest in the township’s zoning inspection contract, according to a settlement agreement obtained by the Dayton Daily News.  Curtis Yount has been township trustee since 2016 and had employed as...

Posted: 30 days ago

*** A township trustee with Butler Twp. in Darke County accepted a reprimand from the Ohio Ethics Commission last year for having an interest in the township’s zoning inspection contract, according to a settlement agreement obtained by the Dayton Daily News.  Curtis Yount has been township trustee since 2016 and had employed as...
RTA executive violated ethics law with rental home, commission rules
 *** The chief operations officer at the Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority accepted a reprimand from the Ohio Ethics Commission in January 2018 for renting a home to a subordinate at the RTA. According to the settlement agreement, James Napier in 2014 began renting out a home that he owns in Moraine to Barbara Brookshire, RTA&rsquo...

11:00 AM Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019

*** The chief operations officer at the Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority accepted a reprimand from the Ohio Ethics Commission in January 2018 for renting a home to a subordinate at the RTA. According to the settlement agreement, James Napier in 2014 began renting out a home that he owns in Moraine to Barbara Brookshire, RTA&rsquo...
Ethics probe: Charter school leader wanted to hire family members
 *** Crystal Gilbert-Mosley, superintendent of City Day Community School, reimbursed the Dayton charter school last year for money paid to her daughter. The payment was part of a settlement agreement between Gilbert-Mosley and the Ohio Ethics Commission obtained by the Dayton Daily News.  In the October settlement agreement, Gilbert-Mosley...

11:00 AM Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019

*** Crystal Gilbert-Mosley, superintendent of City Day Community School, reimbursed the Dayton charter school last year for money paid to her daughter. The payment was part of a settlement agreement between Gilbert-Mosley and the Ohio Ethics Commission obtained by the Dayton Daily News.  In the October settlement agreement, Gilbert-Mosley...