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Published: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 @ 2:51 PM
After a piece of legislation that would have strengthened state law governing dangerous dogs failed to pass the Ohio House last year, a local lawmaker vows to reintroduce the bill.
“Ohio’s laws could probably stand some improvement to help prevent some of these [dog attacks],” state Sen. Bill Beagle, R-Tipp City, said following this morning’s fatal dog attack on Middle Street in Dayton.
“This is just the latest in a long series of events that were probably preventable in a lot of ways, and yet here we are again continuing to talk about it,” Beagle said at the statehouse Tuesday.
Beagle was the primary sponsor of the Klonda Richey Act, which unanimously passed the Ohio Senate in December, but was not taken up by the Ohio House before the last legislative day of 2016.
Tuesday Beagle said he plans to reintroduce the legislation at the statehouse, but not before some revisions are made to the bill.
“It's in the process of being redrafted after we had some success in the senate last year,” Beagle said. “We had some folks that wanted to see some changes."
Just over three years ago, Richey, 57, was mauled to death by two mixed-mastiff dogs outside her home at 31 E. Bruce Ave.
Her body lay outside in subfreezing temperatures until a passerby reported seeing a naked body in the snow around 8:15 a.m.
When police responded, the dogs charged them and were shot and killed. The dogs owners — Andrew Nason and Julie Custer — pleaded no contest to misdemeanor counts of failure to control dogs.
Published: Thursday, March 22, 2018 @ 12:49 PM
UPDATE @ 1:32 p.m. (March 22):
The vice president for the company constructing the new CareSource building in downtown Dayton said all employees and construction workers are accounted for and there were no injuries in the fire this afternoon.
“We had an incident on the roof of the building,” said Troy Erbes, Vice President with Danis. “Some roof insulation caught on fire.”
Erbes said they are still working to determine what caused the fire to start.
“Now we’re in the investigation state,” Erbes said.
CareSource planned to open its new downtown Dayton campus in the spring of 2019.
The company had started construction last year on what is to be the first newly constructed office tower in downtown Dayton in a decade.
The six-story CareSource Center City is the first newly constructed downtown office project underway since the nonprofit - a fast growing Medicaid managed care company - broke ground on its Main Street headquarters.
The building, with construction led by Danis, will be at the site of the former Patterson Co-op High School on the 100 block of East First Street.
It will have the space to house 800 employees from CareSource, have a similar design to its headquarters and is intended create a walkable, campus like environment for its employees.
CareSource, which now has about 2,000 employees in downtown Dayton, has been rapidly growing in recent years into a nonprofit with more than $7 billion in revenue and members in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia and now Georgia, which it just expanded into this year.
The insurer has become a major employer in Dayton, anchoring downtown with its employment base. It struck a deal with the Ohio Tax Credit Authority late last year to increase its job-creation commitment to 1,920 jobs by 2019 — including current positions being filled and the new jobs promised — raising the company’s annual payroll in Dayton to more than $129 million.
Along with its 230 N. Main St. headquarters, CareSource bought a building it had been leasing called Ballpark Village, across from Fifth Third Field.
Published: Thursday, March 22, 2018 @ 1:14 PM
DAYTON — A fire at a construction site for a new CareSource building on North Jefferson Street is believed to involving roofing materials, according to the Dayton Fire Department.
According to Dayton fire officials, everyone has been able to get out of the building and the only people believed to have been inside at the time the fire started were construction workers.
“All of the occupants are out of the building,” said Bryan Adams, spokesman for the fire department. “There’s lots of material up there.”
Published: Friday, March 02, 2018 @ 2:52 AM
Updated: Thursday, March 22, 2018 @ 12:50 PM
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Published: Thursday, March 22, 2018 @ 11:52 AM
TROY – Two finalists for superintendent have been selected by the Troy City Schools Board of Education.
Jeremy Miller, current district assistant superintendent, and Christopher Piper, superintendent of the Triad Local Schools, were selected from among 16 applicants and eight semi-finalists.
District staff and stakeholders were notified about the selections on Thursday by Jeff Price, the district’s treasurer and chief financial officer.
The public will have the opportunity to meet the finalists on April 10 for Miller and April 11 for Piper at 4:15 p.m. at the Troy Junior High School Library. The board of education will meet both days at 6:30 p.m. in a closed executive session to interview the candidates.
District Superintendent Eric Herman announced earlier this year he would retire at the end of July.