Columbus has appointed its first woman to serve as police chief. City officials announced Thursday their appointment of Deputy Chief Kimberly Jacobs as the city's 32nd chief of police. She replaces an interim leader who has served since the city's police chief retired.
A report focusing on single-family home and condo sales indicates Dayton Home prices grew rapidly in the last four months. According to Clear Capital’s quarterly Home Data Index, local home prices rose by 6.3 percent. Only Phoenix Arizona saw a higher climb in home prices.
Montgomery County Children Services says Abuse and neglect referrals are down. The 4 percent drop in 2011 was included in new statistics released Monday. The number of referrals dropped from 3,903 in 2010 to 3,757 in 2011.
But in a report from the Dayton Daily News, officials are say cases of severe abuse and cases involving multiple victims or perpetrators are evident.