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Former Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger
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Social media posts show ex-Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger has traveled widely as a federal investigation into his travel and spending practices in public office remains open.

Update 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11: The Dayton Daily News newsroom will remain in the Cox Media Group building at 1611 S. Main St. in Dayton with WHIO-TV and WHIO-AM. But the newspaper staff will move to a different floor of the building, according to the Dayton Daily News.

Sandy Schwartz, president of Atlanta-based Cox Automotive, a division of Cox Enterprises Inc., said Monday while visiting the Dayton newspaper that there are no plans to eliminate local jobs, the paper reported.

Original post 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10: Family-owned Cox Enterprises is keeping Cox's three Ohio daily newspapers in the family.

The Federal Communications Commission has granted the Dayton Daily News’ owner more time to find a new buyer. The extension could keep the newspaper operating seven days per week.

The future of the paper has been in question since last year when a private equity firm bought Cox Media Group’s Ohio newspaper, radio and TV stations.

Soon after the Cox Media Group purchase, Apollo Global Management said it would cut publication of the Dayton Daily News to three days per week.

The announcement sparked an immediate outcry from many Daytonians.

The Dayton Daily News media center in Dayton, Ohio.
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Big changes are coming to Ohio’s longtime newspapers.

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley is criticizing a recent Federal Communications Commission decision approving the more than $3 billion acquisition of Cox Media by a private equity firm.

In an editorial in USA Today Thursday, Whaley and Michael Copps, a former FCC commissioner, say the deal paves the way for Dayton to lose its daily newspaper, a move proposed by the company Apollo Global Management last fall.

The announcement of Cox Media Group’s expected sale to private equity firm Apollo Global Management and it’s holding company, Terrier Communications, has some local lawmakers, community advocates and media analysts concerned about a decline in local and regional journalism.

The Dayton Daily News media center in Dayton, Ohio.
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Cox Media Group’s prospective owner Apollo Global Management has announced plans to publish the Dayton Daily News, the Springfield News-Sun and the Journal-News publications just three days a week.

Statehouse News Panel Roundtable

Sep 6, 2011

Join us this hour on All Sides as we discuss news in the statehouse, and around the state. Guests:

  • Julie Carr Smyth, AP Statehouse Correspondent
  • Bill Cohen, Correspondent, Ohio Public Radio Statehouse News Bureau
  • William Hershey, Columbus Bureau Correspondent, Dayton Daily News

Who Writes Ohio's Legislation?

Jul 27, 2011

The old saying, laws are like sausages, it’s better not to watch them being made is one thing. Yet, in a democracy, should we know who is writing our laws? Leaked documents from the secretive American Legislative Exchange Council - a private issues club for corporations and lawmakers, included model bills written by the corporations for statehouses around the country.

At 7:56 p.m. last Thursday, Gov. John Kasich’s signature put Ohio’s new two-year budget into effect. This $55.8 billion dollar spending plan, that passed without a single Democratic vote, is considered a “game changer,â€? for Ohio. Some agree with Kasich’s final budget product, and commend his ability to close the deficit without raising taxes. Others strongly oppose his move to cut funding from various entities, such as local governments and schools.

Challenges of Life after Prison

Jan 26, 2010

Challenges faced by ex-offenders and programs to help them successfully re-enter society; and stories about ex-offenders who were granted pardons by the Governor, with Ohio Access Network president/CEO Reginald Wilkinson, Alvis House vice president for agency programs Lois Hochstetler and Dayton Daily news staff writer Laura Bischoff.

Ohio Politics

Nov 17, 2009

Ohio politics in the news, with Columbus Dispatch Public Affairs Reporter Mark Niquette, Dayton Daily News Statehouse Reporter Laura Bischoff, and Ohio Public Radio Statehouse News Bureau Chief Karen Kasler.