Dayton's city manager announced Monday he will be stepping down on January 31st. Tim Riordan has held the job since 2009.
"It has been an honor and a privilege to serve the City of Dayton for these five years,” Riordan said in a printed statement. “I want to thank the city commission for their support and courage during these tough economic times. I believe it is time for another individual to bring unique talents and skills to move our city forward. For me, I look forward to something new and different."
Following in Cincinnati's trail, Dayton is getting a bike share program.
City Commissioners Wednesday approved the final piece of a financial agreement to support the program.
The Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority will operate and maintain the system. Plans call for about 225 bikes and 22 stations located within a two-mile radius of downtown. The bikes will be "RTA-green."
The state board of education is launching an investigation into at least one charter school after hearing disturbing testimony from a group of former teachers.
Sexual misconduct, racism, teacher intimidation, questionable testing policies, and mishandling of complaints about those claims were among the allegations the teachers brought to the state board of education meeting.
The teachers were all former employees of the Horizon Science Academy Dayton High School, a charter school managed by the Chicago-based Concept Schools.