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House hunters, here are 5 secrets to getting the best home loan

Getting a home mortgage loan is one of the most important financial commitments most people will ever make, since the terms of your loan can affect your finances in a big way for years to come. Start shopping for a loan before you actually begin looking at homes, since this lets you know where you stand and gives you greater negotiating power with sellers. Your credit score has a great effect on how...
New Dayton Air Show chairman takes the controls

New Dayton Air Show chairman takes the controls

Scott Buchanan started attending the Dayton Air Show in the 1970s. Now, the 49-year-old who grew up in Dayton and lives in Vandalia has the controls of the flying spectacle as chairman of the U.S. Air and Trade Show, the group that runs the event at Dayton International Airport. “I’m still pinching myself,” the Ohio Air National Guard veteran said at a Thursday press conference inside...
White Castle workers get tuition discount at an area college

White Castle workers get tuition discount at an area college

Employees of the fast food chain White Castle can now get a discount on their degree from an area college. Indiana Wesleyan University is offering White Castle employees a 10 percent tuition discount. The discount will be offered to all full-time and part-time employees of the national restaurant chain. RELATED: 5 big changes Kroger is bringing to area stores IWU has a location on Springboro West...
Ohio residents among least likely to have identity stolen

Ohio residents among least likely to have identity stolen

Ohioans are among the least vulnerable to identity theft and fraud, a new report has found. WalletHub has ranked Ohio the 10th least vulnerable state to identity fraud. Personal finance website Wallethub conducted a study on ID theft vulnerability in light of the recent Equifax data breach, according to WalletHub’s website. While Ohio was ranked one of the least vulnerable states for identity...
BREAKING: Salvation Army to add $4.3M expansion to Kroc Center land

BREAKING: Salvation Army to add $4.3M expansion to Kroc Center land

Just seven years after building the $40 million Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in North Dayton, the Salvation Army plans to expand across the street with an amphitheater and soccer field to fill the growing needs of children in the neighborhood. The Salvation Army wants to begin construction in the spring on the $4.3 million expansion and open the field in 2019, with the 1000 N. Keowee St...
Downtown Springfield business owner sells after 15 years of growth

Downtown Springfield business owner sells after 15 years of growth

Pat Frock was skeptical at first when a friend encouraged her to buy Springfield Health and Fitness, a 250-square-foot space that was part of a cardiac rehab center in the Bushnell Building downtown. Frock, a regional vice president for Burger King at the time, originally planned to buy it just to sell off the gym equipment for a quick profit. Instead, she spent more than a decade building it into...
5 key things you should know about car insurance

5 key things you should know about car insurance

Car insurance isn't something you probably think about often, but it's an important tool in protecting your assets. It pays to learn about your policy before you need it so you can take advantage of its benefits and avoid any unpleasant surprises. Whether you're shopping for a new policy or are wondering about the specifics of your current coverage, you may be surprised by what you find. If your car...
4 ways lower your winter energy bills

4 ways lower your winter energy bills

Get ready to bundle up out there this winter. Fortunately, there are a few ways you can consider lowering your winter energy bill. ››RELATED: How to pay off credit card debt Shop your rate Shopping around for the best natural gas and electricity rates in the state just makes sense. because their energy markets have been deregulated. Just look online at the Public Utilities...
Wright State faculty contract negotiations stalled

Wright State faculty contract negotiations stalled

Contract negotiations between Wright State University and its faculty have stalled and union leaders said they are being asked to make big concessions for talks to continue. Wright State president Cheryl Schrader has declined to comment on ongoing talks between the administration and the WSU chapter of American Association of University professors. But, recently the chairman of Wright State&rsquo...
Want to go to a movie? New service available in Springfield

Want to go to a movie? New service available in Springfield

For many moviegoers, easy access to the hottest films is worth the often two-month wait for them to show up on streaming services. But for those who don’t want to wait — including in the Springfield area — they might have a subscription-based alternative now in MoviePass. RELATED: Upper Valley Mall movie theater closes after decades The company, which features both a website and...
“Women Grow” launches Ohio branch for women in marijuana industry

“Women Grow” launches Ohio branch for women in marijuana industry

An industry group that supports female marijuana growers is launching an Ohio branch as the state prepares to grant the first licenses for medical marijuana cultivators and dispensaries. “Women Grow,” a for-profit based in Denver, is holding a ticketed launch event today at 6 p.m. in Columbus. The company says its goal is to educate and empower women in the cannabis industry with...
Wal-Mart wants to create ‘web mall’ to fend off Amazon online

Wal-Mart wants to create ‘web mall’ to fend off Amazon online

Stores have long tried to figure out a way to do battle with Amazon and Wal-Mart may have found a solution. Wal-Mart, the world’s largest retailer, is in the final stages of creating a partnership with a department store. Wal-Mart is looking to complete an online deal with department store Lord & Taylor, The Wall Street Journal reports. The deal between Wal-Mart and Lord & Taylor would...
New business to open Friday at Upper Valley Mall

New business to open Friday at Upper Valley Mall

A new business scheduled to open at the Upper Valley Mall this week will allow customers to step inside inflatable balls and play games like human pool and foosball. Bill McConaha will open Knockerball Plus in a former bingo hall across from Spencer’s Gifts on Friday, Oct. 20. The business will also host a soft opening for mall employees a day earlier. Knockerball allows customers to strap themselves...
Area farmers struggle with harvest following strange weather

Area farmers struggle with harvest following strange weather

The weather in recent weeks has been strange and difficult for area farmers. Brisk September days. Warm, humid October nights. Drought — then almost constant rain. The temperature last Sunday afternoon dropped some seven degrees in just one hour. “Harvest has slowed down significantly in the last 10 days,” said Sam Custer, educator for the Ohio State University Extension in Darke...
From sewing machines to bikes, Huffy has adapted to changing times

From sewing machines to bikes, Huffy has adapted to changing times

Huffy Corp.’s CEO says the company’s success has been its ability to adapt, evolving from a sewing machine company to a modern bike brand changing to fit an e-commerce world. Bill Smith, the chief executive of the locally-based bike brand, said only an estimated 15 percent of companies in 2020 will have been in business for 50 years or more, which makes Huffy on pace to be a rarity. &ldquo...
Ford recalls 1.3 million trucks for door latch issue

Ford recalls 1.3 million trucks for door latch issue

Ford Motor Co. is recalling approximately 1.3 million 2015-2017 F-150 and 2017 Super Duty vehicles in North America. In a Wednesday news release, the company said a water shield needs to be added to door latches. Without the shield, the latches could freeze and cause the door to not close or open correctly.  “Should a customer be able to open and close the door with these conditions...
Amazon HQ2 bonanza includes Cincy/Dayton submission, other Ohio cities

Amazon HQ2 bonanza includes Cincy/Dayton submission, other Ohio cities

Dayton and Cincinnati’s combined bid for Amazon’s second headquarters will be met with fierce competition around Ohio and across the U.S. The e-commerce giant sparked a bidding war when it asked for proposals on where in North America to invest $5 billion in its second headquarters, which it said will employ up to 50,000 people and rival its current headquarters in Seattle. Submissions...
Springfield trucking firm to add up to 100 jobs, $5.2M investment

Springfield trucking firm to add up to 100 jobs, $5.2M investment

The Navistar-GM partnership in Springfield has lead a Michigan trucking company to open a new terminal in Springfield, a move that could lead to a $5.2 million investment and more than 100 jobs over three years. Wheeler Trucking, based in Flushing, Mich., recently opened its newest location at a long-vacant Ford dealership at 5600 Urbana Road next to Navistar’s manufacturing facility in Moorefield...
Amazon now offering hands-on smart home in Kohl’s stores

Amazon now offering hands-on smart home in Kohl’s stores

Kohl’s has launched new “Amazon Smart Home” experiences in 10 of its stores. The new smart home space is a “first-of-its-kind” area where customers can purchase Amazon devices, accessories and smart home devices directly from Amazon but in a Kohl’s store, according to the department store. The smart homes are 1,000 square feet each and provide a hands-on and interactive...
6 legit money-saving hacks for apartment renters

6 legit money-saving hacks for apartment renters

From the moment you start searching for an apartment until your last goodbye to the landlord, there are numerous fees, utility costs and more than can make having your own place a little more expensive than you planned. There are several money-saving hacks to trim some of those added costs, according to frugal bloggers, lifestyle pro's and real estate experts. While November through February offer...
Help finding the perfect Halloween treats

Help finding the perfect Halloween treats

Did you know Halloween is the second largest shopping season of the year? It places only behind Christmas, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF). ››RELATED/CONSUMER NEWS: Judging offers to work from home The average American will spend over $75 on Halloween items (decorations, costumes and other merchandise) and that number is going up. In 2016 the NRF predicted...
Massive new local greenhouse to deliver produce to Dayton groceries

Massive new local greenhouse to deliver produce to Dayton groceries

Construction on a massive greenhouse that will grow produce for delivery to area groceries is starting this week. BrightFarms, Inc. is breaking ground in Wilmington this week for construction of its first greenhouse farm in Ohio, the company said Wednesday. The 120,000-square-foot farm will provide locally grown salad greens and herbs to supermarkets in the Dayton, Cincinnati and Columbus metro areas...
5 big changes Kroger is bringing to area stores

5 big changes Kroger is bringing to area stores

Cincinnati-based Kroger recently announced plans to revamp around 20 to 30 percent of its 2,793 stores. As part of the “Restock Kroger” campaign, the grocery chain will try to change the customer experience at as many as 838 stores, according to the company. As a major local grocer, Kroger employs more than 8,100 associates in the Miami Valley. Kroger plans to invest $9 billion over the...
Area firms hiring customer service reps at upcoming job fair

Area firms hiring customer service reps at upcoming job fair

Some of the region’s largest employers are hiring at an upcoming job fair in Dayton. CareSource, based in Dayton; Assurant, with a Springfield location; Spectrum, which has a Kettering center; Synchrony Financial, also with a Kettering location; and Teleperformance, with a Fairborn call center, are among firms hiring for customer service positions at the event. RELATED: JCPenney to hire 1,600...
Off-duty Uber driver kidnapped woman, touched her inappropriately, police say

Off-duty Uber driver kidnapped woman, touched her inappropriately, police say

An off-duty Uber driver is accused of kidnapping a passenger in Pennsylvania. The woman was standing at Seventh and Penn Avenue in downtown Pittsburgh on Saturday night, waiting for an Uber she had requested. A car pulled up with an Uber sticker on it so she got in, but not with the driver she was expecting. Police in West View say Soumana Dao picked her up even though he wasn't on-duty...
Ohio needs statewide strategy to protect defense bases, leaders say

Ohio needs statewide strategy to protect defense bases, leaders say

With Pentagon leaders and some congressional lawmakers pushing for a new round of military base closures, Ohio’s spending to support military and federal installations lags behind other states, state and congressional lawmakers say. Texas and Massachusetts spend millions more dollars than Ohio, which has launched a state task force to explore how to protect installations like Wright-Patterson...
Springfield-based EF Hutton settles lawsuit over pay dispute

Springfield-based EF Hutton settles lawsuit over pay dispute

EF Hutton has settled a lawsuit filed by a former board member, ending a year-long dispute after the man claimed the company failed to pay him for his work and violated an agreement to make him president. Terms of the agreement between Dennis White and EF Hutton weren’t disclosed. Records from U.S. District Court in Pennsylvania show the case has been dismissed. The Springfield-based financial...
Amazon plans new warehouse near airport

Amazon plans new warehouse near airport

Amazon is continuing to expand its footprint in the region with plans for an additional location near the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. The e-commerce giant, which has been rapidly expanding its footprint around Ohio and across the country, confirmed today it leased a 264,000-square-foot building building in Hebron at the LogistiCenter industrial park, “The facility will...
Loud booms heard from Wright Patt Air Force Base: What we know now

Loud booms heard from Wright Patt Air Force Base: What we know now

If you are hearing loud noises coming from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base today, you aren’t the only one. Airmen from the Explosives Ordnance Disposal, also sometimes referred to as the “bomb squad,” are conducting activities on the base today, a spokesman from the WPAFB told this news organization. There is an explosives testing field on the base that EOD personnel were scheduled...
Amazon filling thousands of Ohio holiday jobs; could become permanent

Amazon filling thousands of Ohio holiday jobs; could become permanent

Online shopping giant Amazon will hire people to fill more than 120,000 jobs nationwide this holiday season. Around 3,000 of those season jobs will be filled at locations in Ohio. Jobs available include positions in fulfillment centers, sortation centers and customer service sites, according to Amazon. RELATED: Dayton, Cincy team up to lure Amazon’s $5-billion headquarters Like last year, Amazon...
ONLINE SHOPPING: Trend to bring in billions for retail stores

ONLINE SHOPPING: Trend to bring in billions for retail stores

With the 2017 U.S. holiday season approaching, Americans are expected to spend even more shopping online. Shopping online is now more popular than shopping at brick and mortar stores, mostly thanks to recent growth in what analysts refer to as “eCommerce.” U.S. holiday retail sales are expected to surpass $658.3 billion this year, according to a recent report from Reuters. RELATED: JCPenney...
5 cheap purchases that cost you more in the long run

5 cheap purchases that cost you more in the long run

Saving money often involves finding a way to pay less for something that you want or need. But sometimes the old adage about being "penny wise, pound foolish" applies, as the cheaper way out can end up costing you. For certain purchases, spending more money up front can help you save in the long run. Trying to save a few dollars per lightbulb doesn't pay off, according to The Simple...
Fuyao labor relations board hearing set for possible UAW vote

Fuyao labor relations board hearing set for possible UAW vote

The National Labor Relations Board’s Cincinnati office is starting the process of looking at whether to schedule a vote for about 1,500 Fuyao Glass America workers on whether to join the United Auto Workers (UAW). The union isn’t saying how many signatures of Fuyao workers petitioning for a union representation election have been sent to the NLRB. Matthew Denholm, assistant director...
JCPenney to hire 1,600 Ohio workers for holiday jobs on the spot today

JCPenney to hire 1,600 Ohio workers for holiday jobs on the spot today

JCPenney is hosting its first-ever national hiring day today and will hire people on the spot for holiday jobs. The company is looking to fill around 1,600 seasonal jobs today, according to the company’s website. Managers will be holding in-person interviews and making employment offers to job candidates immediately from 2 to 8 p.m today. The national hiring day for the department store is part...
Best of Springfield winners: Who’s best local restaurant, pizza, more

Best of Springfield winners: Who’s best local restaurant, pizza, more

A ceremony this week will honor numerous small and local businesses who provide services to area residents ranging from fine dining to landscaping. The Chamber of Greater Springfield’s annual Best of Springfield event is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 19, at the Hollenbeck Bayley Creative Arts and Conference Center in downtown. The event, now in its third year, will recognize businesses in more...
75 percent of workplace harassment victims who complain face retaliation, study finds

75 percent of workplace harassment victims who complain face retaliation, study finds

A comprehensive study conducted in 2016  by the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission uncovered some troubling truths about harassment in the workplace. In a preface to the report, EEOC co-chairs wrote the number of harassment complaints the team receives every year is still striking 30 years after the U.S. Supreme Court recognized sexual harassment as a form...
REPORT: Springboro drug distributor benefited from weakened drug enforcement

REPORT: Springboro drug distributor benefited from weakened drug enforcement

A Springboro pharmaceutical distributor benefited from an industry campaign to get Congress to weaken drug distribution enforcement, according to a new media investigation. Miami-Luken was named in a Washington Post and 60 Minutes investigation into how the pharmaceutical drug industry lobbied Congress to weaken the Drug Enforcement Administration’s ability to freeze suspicious narcotic...
Fuyao workers seek union election: What we know now

Fuyao workers seek union election: What we know now

Employees at Fuyao Glass America today filed a request with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) for a representation election at Fuyao’s Moraine plant, the United Auto Worker said in a statement. RELATED: Growing pains at Fuyao as workers consider union “Fuyao employees, whose worries about workplace safety have led to complaints and fines against Fuyao by the Occupational Safety...
Save money, stop fraud: 4 things to watch on your credit card statement

Save money, stop fraud: 4 things to watch on your credit card statement

With credit cards, what you don't know can cost you.  Luckily, most of what you need to know is right at your fingertips − your credit card statement. Review it with a critical eye, and you'll save money, correct errors and even stop fraud.  Your transactions: Credit card companies do make errors. Review your statement every month to catch these errors early and correct them,...
10 ways to keep your spirits up during a job search

10 ways to keep your spirits up during a job search

Job hunting can be a tenuous, frustrating process. Endless rounds of leads and interviews that never go anywhere are exhausting. >> Read more trending news How do you keep going when you’re feeling constantly rejected? Here are 10 tips for job seekers: How bad can it get? If you think it over, in nearly all cases, this outcome is not as bad as you initially thought. Think out a plan to...
Portman pushes tax reform with Springfield business leaders

Portman pushes tax reform with Springfield business leaders

Federal tax reform being pushed by Republicans would create jobs and boost wages, U.S. Sen. Rob Portman told a group of Springfield business owners during a private roundtable discussion Monday. The meeting was one of several similar discussions Portman has also hosted in Columbus, Dayton and Cleveland. The discussion wasn’t open to the public. But Portman argued afterward the framework being...
Kettering Health withdraws Middletown rezoning requests

Kettering Health withdraws Middletown rezoning requests

Kettering Health Network has formally withdrawn a pair of rezoning requests for its $30 million outpatient facility now under construction in Middletown. The rezoning requests for two parcels were being sought so the facility would be able to have overnight patient stays. MORE: Health systems at odds over new hospital proposed in Middletown The facility is located off Ohio 122 at Union Road, about...
Ruby Tuesday to be acquired by equity firm, fate of locations unknown

Ruby Tuesday to be acquired by equity firm, fate of locations unknown

A private equity firm has agreed to acquire Ruby Tuesday Inc. and is taking the company private as the restaurant chain struggles with declining sales as casual dining choices change in the restaurant industry. NRD Capital Management is buying the casual-dining chain for about $146 million, or $2.40 a share, according to a release from the company. “The Board of Directors and our advisors have...
Dayton manufacturing trade show to showcase robots, newest tech

Dayton manufacturing trade show to showcase robots, newest tech

The Dayton Region Manufacturing Association’s annual trade show — dubbed the “Advanced Manufacturing Technology Show” — begins Wednesday at the Dayton Convention Center downtown. It’s the annual chance for manufacturers in a 14-county area around Dayton to rub elbows with customers, suppliers and partners in the manufacturing arena. Hundreds of participants behind...
Kroger planning big changes for hundreds of stores

Kroger planning big changes for hundreds of stores

Kroger is planning to revamp at least 20 to 30 percent of its 2,793 stores, the Cincinnati-based company recently announced. The grocery store chain recently announced its “Restock Kroger” campaign, which will seek to change the customer experience at 558 to 838 stores, according to the company. Kroger will spend $9 billion in capital investments on the Restock Kroger plan over the next...
New chairman to lead Vectren Dayton Air Show

New chairman to lead Vectren Dayton Air Show

A new chairman will take the controls of the Vectren Dayton Air Show. Scott Buchanan, CEO of the Ohio Masonic Home in Springfield, was chosen as chairman of the U.S. Air and Trade Show, which operates the airshow. He replaces Michael Emoff, who was Dayton Air Show chairman between 2005 to 2017. VIDEO: Highlights from the 2017 Vectren Dayton Air Show Buchanan has been on the air show’s governing...
BLACK FRIDAY REPORT: Macy’s will open at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day

BLACK FRIDAY REPORT: Macy’s will open at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day

Macy’s will open at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23, according to a web site that follows — and tries to predict — the Black Friday plans of national department stores. BestBlackFriday.com said Macy’s opened at 5 p.m. last year on Thanksgiving, and the store opened at 6 p.m. that day in 2015 and 2014. Macy’s has locations at the Dayton Mall in Miami Twp. and the Mall...
Health systems at odds over new hospitals proposed in Troy, Middletown

Health systems at odds over new hospitals proposed in Troy, Middletown

Kettering Health Network is planning to add more doctors, two more hospitals in Troy and Middletown and has plans for adding services on a half-dozen other sites in the region. Kettering Health, a network of hospitals, emergency rooms and doctors practices with annual revenue of $1.58 billion, said its goal is to improve community health and get closer to patients who are already driving to other...
Weird weather: How farmers are handling it

Weird weather: How farmers are handling it

So the weather in recent weeks has been strange. Brisk September days. Warm, humid October nights. Drought — then almost constant rain. The temperature today is predicted to drop several degrees just this afternoon. How are farmers handling this weird weather at harvest time? MORE: NFL-boycotting restaurant owner says business is booming “Harvest has slowed down significantly in the...
Reports of exploding sunroofs on the rise

Reports of exploding sunroofs on the rise

Sunroofs are shattering above people as they drive down roads. A new Consumer Reports investigation says the problem is more common than first thought. The group says the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration received at least 859 complaints over the last two decades, and most complaints are from the last few years. They say part of the problem could be the type of glass in sunroofs...
Springfield decides against going after Amazon HQ project

Springfield decides against going after Amazon HQ project

Clark County economic development leaders decided against going after a proposed $5 billion Amazon headquarters because they said it could disrupt the local economy and it would have been futile. It might have been tempting to throw Clark County’s hat in the ring for the online retailer’s second U.S. headquarters, said Horton Hobbs, vice president of economic development for the Community...
CLOSER LOOK: Kroger may sell off more than 700 convenience stores

CLOSER LOOK: Kroger may sell off more than 700 convenience stores

Cincinnati-based Kroger may sell off its convenience store business amid changes in the grocery market, the company said in a statement. The Kroger Co. said its convenience store business is growing, but is “potentially of more value outside of the company than as part of Kroger.” The company intends to “explore strategic alternatives for its convenience store business, including...
The newest frontier for hackers: your car

The newest frontier for hackers: your car

Imagine driving down the road minding your own business when suddenly your car brakes sharply on its own. Or your steering wheel veers wildly toward the ditch. Or your accelerator pedal inexplicably gets pressed to the floor. As computer technology increasingly controls critical vehicle safety features and more cars are connected to the internet, the danger of a hacker taking control of vehicles is...
Urbana manufacturing firms see $80M in investment

Urbana manufacturing firms see $80M in investment

Champaign County manufacturing firms invested more than $80 million and added slightly more than 100 new jobs through expansions this year, economic development officials said last week. The number of workers employed in the industry in Champaign County has fluctuated in recent years, according to information from the Champaign Economic Partnership. But local economic development officials said there...
70th anniversary today for historical supersonic Yeager flight

70th anniversary today for historical supersonic Yeager flight

When the bullet-shaped Bell X-1 broke the sound barrier for the first time Oct. 14, 1947 high above the Southern California desert, much of the technological know-how that powered it – and even the pilot who flew it — were tied to Wright Field in Dayton. Today marks the 70th anniversary of the historic flight, when World War II ace pilot Chuck Yeager climbed into the cockpit of the rocket-powered...
Lawn company repairs for free destroyed Bethel Twp. football field

Lawn company repairs for free destroyed Bethel Twp. football field

A lawn company started repairs Friday to a Bethel Twp. park football field for free after it was vandalized earlier this week. Multiple tire tracks were found on the Wee Arrows home field at Raynor Park on Sunday morning. The team was forced to play its last home game on another field. RELATED:Bethel Twp. looks to improve security after park vandalism Randy Creech is the owner of Lawn Plus. He was...
Medicare open enrollment starts next week: What you need to know

Medicare open enrollment starts next week: What you need to know

It’s almost time for local residents who are 65 and older to choose which Medicare plan they want in the coming year. Medicare open enrollment starts Sunday and runs until Dec. 7, and state officials are encouraging the nearly 2.3 million Medicare recipients in Ohio to carefully review their plans before making a decision for next year. On an average day in the Dayton region, about 53 percent...
Sexual harassment in the workplace: What is it, how to report it and more you should know

Sexual harassment in the workplace: What is it, how to report it and more you should know

A New York Times investigation last week revealed decades of sexual misconduct allegations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. Since the report, more than 20 more women, including actresses Rose McGowan, Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow, have been vocal about Weinstein’s inappropriate advances. >> Read more trending news  In a tweet directed at Amazon exec Jeff Bezos...
Is Obamacare finally dead? What’s really going on

Is Obamacare finally dead? What’s really going on

With a Republican-controlled Congress unable to repeal Obamacare, President Donald Trump is moving forward on a series of steps that he hopes will unravel the Affordable Care Act. The latest came at 10:30 Thursday night, when Trump announced that he would end the $7 billion in cost-sharing reduction payments to insurance companies under the law. The subsidies help insurance companies pay the costs...
Warped Wing to release 'Flyer Red Lager' -- and it may be poured at UD Arena this year

Warped Wing to release 'Flyer Red Lager' -- and it may be poured at UD Arena this year

Warped Wing Brewing Company is gearing up to release a new beer next week that might just be a hit with a certain segment of the community that calls itself the Flyer Faithful. The popularity of Flyer Red American Lager — a red lager with 4.5 percent alcohol by volume — won’t be limited to University of Dayton basketball fans. But its name and packaging certainly won’t hurt...
Huffy bike maker growing: Dayton CEO shares future e-commerce plans

Huffy bike maker growing: Dayton CEO shares future e-commerce plans

Huffy Corp.’s CEO says the company is evolving to stay ahead in an e-commerce world, whether that’s starting to sell on Ebay or launching a self-assemble bike that can be ordered online. The key to Huffy’s success has been its willingness to adapt to change, whether its the decline of the sewing machine or the rise of e-commerce, said Bill Smith, the chief executive of the locally-based...
Equifax says no breach: 5 things to protect yourself this weekend

Equifax says no breach: 5 things to protect yourself this weekend

Equifax said its systems were not breached Thursday and blamed a third party vendor for running malicious code. The company has been in the spotlight for admitting last month that it suffered a “cyber-security incident” that affected tens of millions of American consumers. Last week, Equifax said that a completed review of the summer cyber-breach determined that about 2.5 million additional...
5 ways you can make bank with your wheels

5 ways you can make bank with your wheels

If you live in an urban area, you probably own a car. And even though you're undoubtedly spending a fair amount of time behind the wheel, your car spends most of its time parked in a driveway, garage or lot. Why not put your wheels to work and pick up a side gig that can help offset your car payment or insurance and put some extra money in your pocket? Companies like Turo – which bills...
Wright State again planning to cut swimming and diving teams after this season

Wright State again planning to cut swimming and diving teams after this season

Wright State University has announced it will end its men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs after the current season even after the teams just narrowly survived recent budget cuts. Scheduled to be a part of the university’s $30.8 million in budget cuts, the swimming and diving program met the June 30 deadline to raise $85,000 to keep the men’s and women’s teams...
United Way sets goal to raise $1.2M in Clark County

United Way sets goal to raise $1.2M in Clark County

A goal of $1.61 million for the three-county region has been set for the United Way of Clark, Champaign and Madison Counties fundraising campaign. This year the United Way hopes to raise $1.2 million in Clark County, $255,000 in Champaign County and $155,000 in Madison County, Director Kerry Pedraza said. Last year the organization raised about $1.54 million from its campaign in all three counties...
Downtown Springfield venue launches grand re-opening, new menu items

Downtown Springfield venue launches grand re-opening, new menu items

The downtown Springfield bar scene is about to get a little more lively. The Voodoo Moon House of Blues and Brews, located at 42 N. Fountain Ave. in Springfield, will celebrate its grand re-opening on Friday, Oct. 13. Doors will open to the public starting at 5 p.m. READ MORE: Check out where to find one-of-a-kind Halloween costume in Springfield The venue, formerly known as the Champion City Sports...
$60M housing project approved at Rollandia golf course site

$60M housing project approved at Rollandia golf course site

An “upscale” apartment complex will be built at the Rollandia golf course property. Sugarcreek Twp. Zoning Commission approved the multi-family portion of a $60 million residential project earlier this month. Rollandia Greene, the apartment complex, will be built on 23 of the nearly 50 acres on what is now the Rollandia Golf Center. The address is 4990 Wilmington Pike. » RELATED...
Another Equifax hacking possible as web page taken down

Another Equifax hacking possible as web page taken down

In what could be yet another incident of hacking, Equifax has taken down a web page because of suspicion that it had been manipulated. The site, one of the embattled company’s customer service offerings, was delivering fraudulent updates for Adobe Flash, which – when clicked – would infect a visitor’s computer with unwanted software, according to a security analyst and the ...
Director of Springfield funeral home convicted: 4 things to know

Director of Springfield funeral home convicted: 4 things to know

The director of a well-known Springfield funeral home, Robert C. Henry II, was convicted in federal court for the theft of more than $180,000 in Social Security benefits. Henry, one of the owners of the Robert C. Henry Funeral Home, pleaded guilty to the charge of public theft in September 2016 in a southwestern Ohio court. Here’s four things to know about Henry, how he was convicted on the...
Equifax hacked again

Equifax hacked again

It’s the hacking of Equifax, the sequel. The credit reporting and monitoring bureau said Thursday it has taken one of its customer help website pages down as its security managers looked into a potential malware attack at the company. RELATED: Equifax steps back from ‘forced arbitration’ “For several hours on Wednesday, and again early Thursday morning, the site was maliciously...
Gucci bans fur: Company CEO says it’s outdated, not modern

Gucci bans fur: Company CEO says it’s outdated, not modern

Luxury retailer Gucci will no longer create clothes, shoes and accessories with real  animal fur, starting next year. The ban includes the use of fur of minks, coyotes, raccoon dogs, foxes, rabbits and other animals, according to PETA. >> Read more trending news  Gucci president and chief executive Marco Bizzarri told Business of Fashion the use of fur is not &ldquo...
Honda plant celebrates 25 million engines

Honda plant celebrates 25 million engines

Honda’s Anna, Ohio engine plant, about an hour’s drive north of Dayton, is celebrating a big milestone. The largest Honda engine plant in the world is marking the 25 millionth engine produced since Honda of America Manufacturing Inc. opened the facility in 1985. “Honda recently invested $47 million in the Anna engine plant for the introduction of the new engine lineup for 2018 Honda...
Local hospital recruiting for Springboro, Dayton positions

Local hospital recruiting for Springboro, Dayton positions

Dayton Children’s Hospital is hosting a job fair next week to recruit for its main campus and Springboro campus. The pediatrics hospital will host the recruitment event from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Marriott at the University of Dayton. Positions include staff nurses, clinical support, clerical support, respiratory therapists, physical therapists, environmental services, patient access, pharmacy...
Services today for Springboro soldier killed in West Africa

Services today for Springboro soldier killed in West Africa

A memorial service for a soldier formerly from the Springboro area and three others killed in an ambush in Niger in West Africa is set for Nov. 7 at Fort Bragg, N.C., according to an Army spokesman. Staff Sgt. Jeremiah W. Johnson, 39, and formerly of the Springboro area, was among those killed in the Oct. 4 incident, the Defense Department has said. A date for a funeral service was pending Thursday...
Check out where to find one-of-a-kind Halloween costume in Springfield

Check out where to find one-of-a-kind Halloween costume in Springfield

Springfield residents aiming to get some ghoulish gear for Halloween need look no further than the Springfield Arts Council’s Costume Shop, located at their office in the Heritage Center. Boasting costumes amassed over decades from performances the council has hosted and donations from the public, the shop at 117 S. Fountain Ave. has been helping send a chill up the spine of local trick-or-treaters...
Check ego at the door: 5 questions with leadership expert Cy Wakeman

Check ego at the door: 5 questions with leadership expert Cy Wakeman

In a push to cultivate leadership talent and bring more people downtown, major Dayton players including the Victoria Theatre Association and the University of Dayton Center for Leadership have partnered to create a new speaker series that will bring well-known national business leaders to the region. The series is a partnership between the UD Center for Leadership, the Dayton Development Coalition...
A THIRD Dayton-area food truck to move to the next level: a restaurant

A THIRD Dayton-area food truck to move to the next level: a restaurant

A 20-year-old college student and local food-truck owner is looking for a suitable location in the area around the Mall at Fairfield Commons to open his first bricks-and-mortar restaurant. The new Flyby BBQ restaurant will share the same name as the food truck, according to founder and owner David Butcher, a Yellow Springs High School graduate and Ohio State University marketing student who operates...
Luxury retailer Coach introduces new name: Tapestry

Luxury retailer Coach introduces new name: Tapestry

Luxury purse, accessories and clothing retailer Coach (Coach Inc.) no longer wishes to go by its long-familiar name.  Coach, which purchased luxury shoe retailer Stuart Weitzman in 2015 and Kate Spade earlier this year, will re-image itself under the name Tapestry (Tapestry Inc.) in an effort to unify the three brands under one umbrella.  >> Read more trending news  According...
Don't phone it in: 5 hacks for getting the best mobile phone plan

Don't phone it in: 5 hacks for getting the best mobile phone plan

Cellphones have almost become a necessity, but figuring out the best plan to get can be a challenge.  The price of a phone and plan can be substantial, and the amount of information available about carriers and plans is often overwhelming. Many people simply make a choice and stick with the same provider for years, which may not necessarily be best for your budget or your needs. Whether you're...
Historic Springfield funeral home owner convicted of theft

Historic Springfield funeral home owner convicted of theft

The owner of a well-known Springfield funeral home was convicted in federal court of collecting Social Security money on a woman who had died and his license is under review by the state. Robert C. Henry II, one of the owners of the Robert C. Henry Funeral Home, pleaded guilty to a charge of theft of public money in September 2016 in the Southern District of Ohio Western Division, according to court...
Your website, your business: Maintain it well

Your website, your business: Maintain it well

A web presence is a fundamental part of business. It’s a virtual brick and mortar that provides customers and potential clients essential information for doing business with your company. By having this information available online, phone calls are cut down and employee time can be used for other projects. A good website with proper maintenance can only benefit your business. ›&rsaquo...
P&G war: What happens now?

P&G war: What happens now?

What happens when history’s biggest corporate boardroom battle ends with one side declaring victory and the other side saying, “Not so fast”? We’ll find out. After Tuesday’s shareholders meeting and vote, David Taylor, chief executive of P&G, said shareholders voted to reject hedge fund boss’ Nelson Peltz’s bid for a seat on the Cincinnati company’s...
Sears Canada to close all stores

Sears Canada to close all stores

Sears Canada Inc. announced it will close all stores. The company announced that it will be applying to the Ontario Superior Court of Justice for approval to liquidate all of its remaining stores and assets. The court is expected to hear the motion later this week. Pending approval of the court, liquidation sales at retail locations would start no earlier than Oct. 19 and continue for 10 to 14 weeks...
Ohio’s first LEGOLAND Discovery Center coming in 2018

Ohio’s first LEGOLAND Discovery Center coming in 2018

The first LEGOLAND Discovery Center will open in Ohio next fall. The Discovery Center is an indoor attraction centered around the famous LEGO brick. Construction on the new $10 million facility at the Easton Town Center in Columbus will begin next summer and an opening will be scheduled for some time in 2018, according to Easton’s website. RELATED: 10 retail stores file for bankruptcy in 2017...
Major Wright Patt gateway to close for weeks starting today

Major Wright Patt gateway to close for weeks starting today

For the second time in less than three years, a major Wright-Patterson gateway used daily by thousands of commuters will close for three weeks, according to base officials. Gate 12A, near the Air Force Materiel Command headquarters and off Ohio 444 in Fairborn, is scheduled to close today through Nov. 10. Crews will repave the road into the gate entrance and exit, shutting traffic in both directions...
Skyline Chili adds new menu item

Skyline Chili adds new menu item

Skyline Chili has added a new, spicy dish to its menu. The Cincinnati-based restaurant chain, which has locations in the Miami Valley, has partnered with Queen City Sausage to create the Andouille Sausage Coney now available for a limited time. The Andouille Sausage Coney “adds a savory, southern accent to Skyline’s famous cheese Coney,” the restaurant chain said. “We love...
Emerson files $13M in building permits for Sidney location

Emerson files $13M in building permits for Sidney location

Emerson Climate Technologies has filed building permit applications for work valued at more than $13 million, according to Shelby County property records. One permit whose estimated value is put at $12.1 million is for “office and building infrastructure” work, records indicated. The address for that project is 1675 W. Campbell Road, the location of the company’s main Sidney offices...
What is Lidl? 5 things to know about the Germany grocery chain

What is Lidl? 5 things to know about the Germany grocery chain

German grocery retailer Lidl will open a store in Beavercreek, one of the first locations in Ohio. Planning officials confirmed with this news organization that the German chain grocery store Lidl has submitted a land development application to build a grocery store on a lot on the southwest corner of N. Fairfield Road and Lakeview Drive. The grocery chain has expressed interest in expanding across...
Survey: Most businesses committed to sustainability and conservation

Survey: Most businesses committed to sustainability and conservation

Cox Conserves has released the results of its national sustainability survey which shows that small- and medium-sized business owners are optimistic about sustainability in the U.S. Many fear that sustainable practices in the country are in jeopardy, but they are hopeful because of improvements they’ve made within their respective organizations, the survey shows. The survey found that 72 percent...
UPDATE: Bob Evans breaks silence about fate of local restaurants

UPDATE: Bob Evans breaks silence about fate of local restaurants

More than 10 days after abruptly shutting down its Moraine location, Bob Evans Restaurants said today that “tough decisions” such as the closure of that West Dorothy Lane restaurant are necessary to guarantee a bright future for the popular chain. But a spokeswoman for Bob Evans restaurants reassured customers in the Miami Valley that their local restaurants are safe for now. “No...
EPA move draws industry, activist response

EPA move draws industry, activist response

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is beginning the process of stepping away from the previous presidential administration’s caps on carbon emissions from U.S. power plants. U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt Tuesday issued a “notice of proposed rulemaking” to repeal the Obama Administration’s “Clean Power Plan.” The EPA said the plan exceeded the agency&rsquo...
Target testing Drive Up service at some stores

Target testing Drive Up service at some stores

Target has begun testing a new service for its popular Target runs -- that is, quick trips to the store to pick up a few items. According to an Oct. 2 news release, the retailer is testing out Drive Up, a service that allows customers to order something from Target and have it brought to their car by an employee. To access the feature, users place an order on the free Target app and select the Drive...
Clark County 2nd in Ohio to join job skills program

Clark County 2nd in Ohio to join job skills program

Clark County has a new tool to evaluate the region’s workforce and potentially lure more employers to the region. The county will roll out an ACT Work Ready program that helps communities identify skill gaps and look for ways to improve the local workforce, said Amy Donahoe, director of hiring and employer services for the Chamber of Greater Springfield. Several area agencies, including the...
This is the salary you need to move to these 5 hot job cities

This is the salary you need to move to these 5 hot job cities

If you're looking for work or a step up on the career ladder, there is no shortage of top-ranking picks for job seekers, according to recent Indeed.com ranking of the top cities for job seekers.  Before you dash off to Orlando (Indeed's No. 2 pick) or pack for Atlanta (No. 14), check out another set of numbers. Eye each new city's cost of living with the help of a nifty calculator...
JOB LOSS: Local plastics manufacturer to lay off 57 workers

JOB LOSS: Local plastics manufacturer to lay off 57 workers

A plastics manufacturing facility in Darke County will lay off 57 employees. Spartech LLC, located at 1050 Landsdowne Ave. in Greenville, will lay off 57 of its 130 positions at the facility, according to a WARN notice sent to the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services. The business is located in Darke County. Approximately 51 positions will be eliminated on Dec. 6, and another six jobs will...
Jolie, Paltrow join women who publicly accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct

Jolie, Paltrow join women who publicly accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct

More and more women are saying that movie mogul Harvey Weinstein sexually harassed or assaulted them. The New Yorker's Ronan Farrow on Tuesday published the result of a 10-month investigation that included several women going on the record to allege that Weinstein, a Hollywood power player who could make-or-break careers, made unwanted advances, and in some cases, raped them. Soon after, the New York...
Southwest Airlines offering sale on domestic flights for as low as $49

Southwest Airlines offering sale on domestic flights for as low as $49

Southwest Airlines will offer a special three-day sale on domestic flights, offering tickets as low as $49. The airline offering low domestic fares starting at $49, $79, $99, and $129 one-way to select destinations Tuesday through Oct. 12, 11:59 p.m. Customers may also book flights to international destinations with some of Southwest’s low international fares starting at $99 one-way to select...
Astronaut to speak in Beavercreek about life aboard Space Station

Astronaut to speak in Beavercreek about life aboard Space Station

A NASA astronaut who peered down at Earth from the International Space Station and documented what he saw through thousands of photos is set to appear in Beavercreek. Terry W. Virts, a retired Air Force colonel and former fighter pilot, is scheduled to appear at Books & Co. at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, at The Greene, organizers say. RELATED: Astronauts go space walking to grease robot arm’s...
5 ways to stop killing your back with bad posture at work

5 ways to stop killing your back with bad posture at work

"Sit up straight!" may sound like nagging straight out of the 1950s, but it's spot on advice for the 21st century workplace.  Constant shifting around to get comfortable at your work computer, and hunched over a smart phone at home, wreaks havoc on your back, neck and shoulders. Regular computer users perform 50,000 to 200,000 keystrokes each day, according to the nonprofit website...
Springfield oddities find a home on Craigslist

Springfield oddities find a home on Craigslist

Do you need four fixer-upper hot tubs? What about a new pet turkey to keep you company? All of those and more can be found in Springfield on Craigslist. Just in time for Halloween, you can find a pair of mannequins bearing the likenesses of former President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ready for decorating and posing for some spooky photos (don’t ask to split them up,...
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