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Kil-Kare vote expected tonight

Xenia Twp. trustees are expected to vote later today on a request for new zoning on land near Kil-Kare Speedway and Drag Strip in Greene County. Trustees heard public comments on the idea two weeks ago before closing a public hearing. The racetrack complex seeks a zoning change for nearly 23 acres of land to build a storage facility. But it’s a change which opponents say could lead to a &ldquo...
It’s hay fever season in Southwest Ohio: 5 things you need to know

It’s hay fever season in Southwest Ohio: 5 things you need to know

The end of spring doesn’t mean your allergy struggles are over. Southwest Ohio is gearing up for another season of high pollen. Ragweed allergen levels will be high, starting this week and could continue to be a problem for allergy sufferers until mid-October, according to local allergy experts. Pollen counts in the Miami Valley will be higher this week, and top allergens include ragweed, grasses...
New store opens at The Greene in Beavercreek

New store opens at The Greene in Beavercreek

A new puzzle shop has opened at The Greene Town Center in Beavercreek. Puzzle Plus, a family-owned puzzle store, sells jigsaws, brain teasers, puzzle books and games. The store carries games and puzzles for all ages and skill levels. The puzzle store opened in 1995 in Beavercreek, but just moved to a new location at The Greene at 4465 Glengarry Drive. That’s next to Tilly’s and across...
Clark County commissioners approve store rezoning despite objections

Clark County commissioners approve store rezoning despite objections

Clark County commissioners approved Wednesday a rezoning for a proposed retail store in Bethel Twp., despite multiple objections from upset residents who live nearby — including some who asked voters to remember the decision at the polls. The rezoning for a proposed two-acre Dollar General store at 5550 W. National Road was approved by a 2-1 vote after a contentious two-hour meeting Wednesday...
Chick-fil-A to shut down for 2 weeks for expansion, renovation

Chick-fil-A to shut down for 2 weeks for expansion, renovation

Chick-fil-A fans who live or work in the Beavercreek area are facing a disruption in their routines next month. The Atlanta-based fried chicken chain’s restaurant at 2360 N. Fairfield Road south of the Mall at Fairfield Commons is scheduled to shut down after the close of business on Sept. 23 so that workers can launch a kitchen expansion and renovation project that is estimated to last two...
Springfield VA clinic outgrows location, plans $1M expansion project

Springfield VA clinic outgrows location, plans $1M expansion project

The Dayton VA Medical Center plans a nearly $1 million expansion for its Springfield outpatient clinic in order to offer more services. The health-care system announced Wednesday that it has outgrown its current space on Burnett Road. The Veterans Affairs office has solicited offers for a proposed new location. The project has health and economic benefits that will help the Springfield region, said...
Itchy eyes? You’re not alone. It’s hay fever season in Southwest Ohio

Itchy eyes? You’re not alone. It’s hay fever season in Southwest Ohio

Itchy eyes? You’re not alone. Southwest Ohio is gearing up for another season of high pollen. Ragweed allergen levels will be high, starting this week and could continue to be a problem for allergy sufferers until mid-October, according to local allergy experts. According to pollen.com, pollen counts in the Miami Valley will be higher this week, and top allergens include ragweed, grasses...
Target discontinues popular brands, but sees increase in sales

Target discontinues popular brands, but sees increase in sales

Target Corp. has announced several changes including store redesigns and discontinuing some of its popular clothing brands, and the changes seem to be working in the retailer’s favor. The chain store increased its comparable sales and traffic growth, according to its second quarter earnings report. Second quarter comparable sales increased about 1.3 percent, driven by traffic growth of 2.1 percent...
RECALL: Cookie Mix recalled in Ohio

RECALL: Cookie Mix recalled in Ohio

Madhava Natural Sweeteners is recalling their MMM…Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix, distributed in Ohio. The 13.8 oz. boxes or MMM…Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix may contain milk, which is not declared on its label. People who have allergies to milk or cannot consume it may face an adverse reaction if they consume this product. »RELATED: RECALL: Beef ravioli products recalled in Ohio, other...
3 reasons Facebook chose to build its $750M data center in Ohio

3 reasons Facebook chose to build its $750M data center in Ohio

Facebook plans to develop a $750 million data center in New Albany near Columbus, the social media giant announced on Tuesday. Ohio Gov. John Kasich and the social media company announced Facebook will build its 10th data center in New Albany, which is just northeast of Columbus. Kasich said the announcement is “further proof that Ohio is earning the reputation as the place to be.” Here&rsquo...
College grads on what it’s like to owe thousands in student debt

College grads on what it’s like to owe thousands in student debt

When it comes to student loan debt, Ohio is one of the most indebted states in the country. Ohio is the third most indebted state in the United States, a new report from Wallethub found. The state’s high ranking is just the latest development in the student loan crisis. This news organization asked former students to share their stories of paying off student loan debt and how it has affected...
In their words: Local college grads share student loan horror stories

In their words: Local college grads share student loan horror stories

When it comes to student loan debt, Ohio is one of the most indebted states in the country. Ohio is the third most indebted state in the United States, a new report from Wallethub found. The state’s high ranking is just the latest development in the student loan crisis. This news organization asked former students to share their stories of paying off student loan debt and how it has affected...
Trump attacks Amazon on Twitter again. Here’s why.

Trump attacks Amazon on Twitter again. Here’s why.

U.S. President Donald Trump criticized online retail giant Amazon.com on Twitter again, saying the company is “doing great damage to tax paying retailers.” Trump often criticixes the company and CEO Jeff Bezos, who owns The Washington Post. Trump tweeted that “towns, cities and states throughout the U.S. are being hurt - many jobs being lost!” According to its website, Amazon...
3 more executives leave Trump's manufacturing council in aftermath of Charlottesville

3 more executives leave Trump's manufacturing council in aftermath of Charlottesville

President Donald Trump on Tuesday told reporters that the CEOs who have resigned from the White House manufacturing council in the days since the president blamed “many sides” for violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, have done so “out of embarrassment” on the same day that a pair of executives announced their exits from the group. “They’re not taking their job...
JUST IN: Dayton Beer Company closes its original taproom in Kettering

JUST IN: Dayton Beer Company closes its original taproom in Kettering

The Dayton Beer Company has shut down its original taproom at 912 E. Dorothy Lane in Kettering and will consolidate brewing operations at its larger and newer downtown Dayton facility, the brewery’s founder announced today, Aug. 15. DBC’s Kettering location opened in May 2012, the first in a wave of nearly a dozen Dayton-area breweries that would open over the next couple of years...
FigLeaf brewery in Middletown confirms it is going statewide

FigLeaf brewery in Middletown confirms it is going statewide

FigLeaf Brewing Co. wants to share its beers with all of Ohio. FigLeaf, in Middletown, has signed an agreement with Cincinnati-based craft beer distributor Cavalier Distributing to distribute several of its brews throughout the Buckeye state. The brews would be offered in draft form — the brewery has not started bottling or canning for retail distribution yet. “Beginning Monday, Aug...
WSU professor wins national award for advancing disability issues

WSU professor wins national award for advancing disability issues

Wright State University professor Julie Williams has won a prestigious national award for advancing disability issues in psychology and beyond. Williams received the Distinguished Contributions to the Advancement of Disability Issues Award from the American Psychological Association during the organization’s convention in August. The award recognizes association members who have had significant...
Air Force testing light-attack plane

Air Force testing light-attack plane

Four planes are in a dogfight of sorts over the skies of the New Mexico desert this month in the hope that one company will land a future lucrative Air Force contract for a light-attack plane. Air Force officials say the flights are part of a $6 million experiment and not a competition. The Air Force Strategic Development Planning and Experimentation Office at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is managing...
Is this the future of air travel? Pilotless planes to be ready by 2025

Is this the future of air travel? Pilotless planes to be ready by 2025

Pilotless planes could be ready for commercial use by 2025, but a study found that more than half of travelers would refuse to board an automated aircraft. Pilotless planes would save airlines more than $35 billion every year and could lead to cheaper airfare, according to new research from the investment bank UBS. Pilots cost the industry about $31 billion every year and another $3 billion in training...
Here's why you might want to stop using smiley faces in emails

Here's why you might want to stop using smiley faces in emails

Think you’re being nice when you add a smiley face to the end of your email? According to one study, you could be conveying something else.  >> Read more trending news  The new study, titled the “The Dark Side of a Smiley,” examines the “effects of smiling emoticons on virtual first impressions.” Researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the...
Disruptive force: Three things to know about Aldi

Disruptive force: Three things to know about Aldi

Blink and you’ll miss the latest developments in the fast-moving (and cutthroat) grocery arena. Here’s what’s happening now: Discount grocer Aldi is partnering with online delivery scheduler Instacart to enter the home grocery delivery business in three big cities. “From their unique assortment of goods to their low price commitment and high standards, the Aldi and Instacart...
UD to expand business partnerships, invest more in research

UD to expand business partnerships, invest more in research

The University of Dayton has launched a new website focusing on president Eric Spina’s “strategic vision” for the school. The website, called “For The Common Good” outlines overarching theme’s of Spina’s goals for UD. The website’s themes were drawn from Spina’s formal inauguration in April, according to the university. “Our vision for the...
Aldi launches grocery home deliveries

Aldi launches grocery home deliveries

Aldi is joining Meijer, Kroger, Amazon Prime and others in the burgeoning business of delivering groceries to customers’ doors in select cities. Aldi on Monday announced a partnership with Instacart, the on-demand grocery delivery service. Starting later this month, Aldi will launch the service in Atlanta, Dallas and Los Angeles, with “potential for future expansion,” the company...
Clark County commission to vote on controversial Dollar General plan

Clark County commission to vote on controversial Dollar General plan

Clark County commissioners will likely vote this week on the future of a controversial Dollar General proposed at the site of a long-vacant former business site in Bethel Twp. Commissioners held a public hearing on a request to rezone two acres at 5550 W. National Road earlier this month for the planned retail store. The commission voted unanimously to table the issue because residents said they didn&rsquo...
Bahamian rhapsody: Central State has largest class since 2011

Bahamian rhapsody: Central State has largest class since 2011

Central State University will welcome nearly 840 new students this fall, the school’s largest group of new students since 2011. New first-time freshmen, transfer students and re-admits are expected to help the university surpass last year’s total enrollment of 1,804. according to a state enrollment report. The university will announce its total enrollment at the end of the month. A group...
Drone summit shortens days, expands future events to draw more people

Drone summit shortens days, expands future events to draw more people

An unmanned aerial systems conference that brought hundreds of attendees to Dayton has shortened the number of days and added drone-related events this year in a change in format, organizers say. Midwest UAS will be a half-day conference at the Dayton Marriott hotel on Wednesday. The format is a switch compared to prior years when the event was two days and the location was the Dayton Convention Center...
Local expert: Charlottesville attack a ‘stain on the shimmer’ of U.S.

Local expert: Charlottesville attack a ‘stain on the shimmer’ of U.S.

The violence that unfolded in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend could “further motivate” white nationalists, a local expert warned. One woman was killed in Charlottesville on Saturday when a car driven by an Ohio man drove into a crowd of people at a rally of white nationalists. The woman was in Charlottesville to counter-protest the rally. The man who drove the car, James Alex Fields...
Former WSU president David Hopkins will not return to teach this fall

Former WSU president David Hopkins will not return to teach this fall

Wright State University’s former president, David Hopkins, will not return to campus to teach this fall. Hopkins had planned to return to a faculty position this fall to teach but instead he will take medical leave during fall semester for an operation, spokesman Seth Bauguess said via email. Hopkins will be using his accrued sick time to take leave during fall semester, Bauguess said. Hopkins...
Retailers personalize holiday shopping for millennials, baby boomers

Retailers personalize holiday shopping for millennials, baby boomers

Stores are already gearing up for the busy holiday retail reason, when retailers bring in more than 40 percent of their revenue for the year. Brands have already started preparing for the impact that the changing industry landscape will have on the holiday season — focusing on convenience and speed to make holiday shopping a good experience for consumers. About 76 percent of U.S. consumers expect...
Vandalia company’s jobs commitment shrinks

Vandalia company’s jobs commitment shrinks

A Vandalia manufacturer has revised a commitment to create local jobs first made in 2015. International manufacturer Johnson Electric/Saia-Burgess LLC said in January 2015 it planned to create 100 new jobs at its 801 Scholz Drive facility in what was then said to be an $8.2 million, 30,000-square-foot expansion. At the time, an eight-year tax credit had been approved by the Ohio Tax Credit Authority...
TELL US YOUR STORY: 1 in 5 workers find workplace hostile, threatening

TELL US YOUR STORY: 1 in 5 workers find workplace hostile, threatening

Nearly one in five workers in the U.S. find the workplace stressful, hostile or even abusive, according to a new study. Nearly 55 percent of workers say they’ve faced “unpleasant or potentially hazardous” conditions at work, according to a new study by the Rand Corp., Harvard Medical School and the University of California, Los Angeles. The study of more than 3,000 workers in the...
Merck CEO quits Trump manufacturing council after Charlottesville response

Merck CEO quits Trump manufacturing council after Charlottesville response

The chairman and CEO of American pharmaceutical giant Merck announced Monday that he was resigning from President Donald Trump’s American Manufacturing Council “as a matter of personal conscience” in the wake of a deadly car attack on protesters in Virginia over the weekend. Kenneth C. Frazier, who is African American, announced his decision Monday morning, writing in a statement...
$3.5M investment remakes state’s first Infiniti dealership

$3.5M investment remakes state’s first Infiniti dealership

Jim Evans has invested about $3.5 million into the Infiniti auto dealership and service department he purchased on Loop Road in 2015 — and he’s inviting you to check it out. The self-described “dealer for the people” — now known as the “dealer for you” — has eight auto franchises in three locations, at 7124 Poe Ave., 924 Shiloh Springs Road and 299 Loop...
Middletown Holiday Inn to become Best Western

Middletown Holiday Inn to become Best Western

The Holiday Inn Express in Middletown has been purchased by a real estate investment trust (REIT), an advisor for the trust said Monday. Hunter Hotel Advisors said its Phoenix office represented a New York REIT in the sale of the Holiday Inn Express Middletown, at 6575 Terhune Drive. The sale price was not disclosed. MORE: Solar panel maker has Dayton region in its sights The property will be...
Pilotless planes could exist soon, and will make airfare cheaper

Pilotless planes could exist soon, and will make airfare cheaper

Pilotless planes could be ready for commercial use by 2025, but a study found that more than half of travelers would refuse to board an automated aircraft. Pilotless planes would save airlines more than $35 billion every year and could lead to cheaper airfare, according to new research from the investment bank UBS. Pilots cost the industry about $31 billion every year and another $3 billion in training...
Central State to welcome biggest group of new students in 7 years

Central State to welcome biggest group of new students in 7 years

Central State University will welcome nearly 840 new students this fall, the largest group of new students since 2011. New first-time freshmen, transfer students and readmits are expected to help the university surpass last year’s total enrollment, CSU announced. The university’s original new student target was 800 this year. Total enrollment numbers will be confirmed at the end of the...
New restaurant opens in downtown Springfield today

New restaurant opens in downtown Springfield today

A new Wendy’s location opens this morning in downtown Springfield. The Chamber of Greater Springfield along with the Chamber Ambassadors hosted a ribbon-cutting for the new location of Wendy’s Restaurant at 9:30 a.m. today at 305 W. Columbia St. in downtown Springfield. The restaurant will officially open its doors for the first time at 10 a.m. The $1 million restaurant, including construction...
Amazon issues refunds for potentially fake solar eclipse glasses

Amazon issues refunds for potentially fake solar eclipse glasses

Having second thoughts about the safety of those cheap solar eclipse glasses you bought from Amazon? You're in luck: The company reportedly has given full refunds to some customers who bought possible fakes. "Safety is among our highest priorities," Amazon said in a statement, KGW reported Saturday. "Out of an abundance of caution, we have proactively reached out to customers and...
Yellow Springs Brewery is releasing a new beer this Friday

Yellow Springs Brewery is releasing a new beer this Friday

Yellow Springs Brewery will host a special release of the most recent addition to its core beer offerings at 3 p.m Friday, Aug. 18 at the brewery’s taproom. Boat Show IPA will be making its package debut and will be available in six-packs. It will be distributed to restaurants, bars and retailers starting the week of Aug. 21. Six-packs will retail for $9.99.  YSB’s founders say their ...
Springfield assisted living facility to expand next year

Springfield assisted living facility to expand next year

An assisted living facility on the city’s north side is expanding next year due to an increased demand for senior housing. MORE LOCAL NEWS: State alleges Union Club used bingo money for non-charity purposes Springfield Assisted Living, 2981 Vester Ave., is building a new wing to increase its capacity from 76 to 96 units, owner Eamon Burgess said. The City Planning Board unanimously recommended...
Springfield woman opens new photo studio downtown

Springfield woman opens new photo studio downtown

A Springfield woman has opened a new photography studio in the Bushnell Building in downtown Springfield. Brittany Jones opened the business, called Make Our Photos Shine, on the second floor of the Bushnell Building after seeing steady growth over the past several years. The business focuses on weddings, high school graduations and similar events. DETAILS: Downtown Springfield business doubles after...
Worker at major Springfield employer to appear on Weather Channel

Worker at major Springfield employer to appear on Weather Channel

A Springfield meteorologist specializing in predicting how catastrophic storms will affect insurance clients will appear on a national Weather Channel show on Sunday. Bryan Wood started his career at Assurant’s Global Housing Division as a call center representative but worked his way into an unusual job predicting how weather patterns might impact the company’s clients. Now Wood is scheduled...
Groups clash over Wright-Patt invitation to ‘faith-based’ event

Groups clash over Wright-Patt invitation to ‘faith-based’ event

An advocacy group led by a high-profile lawyer has offered to back Wright-Patterson Air Force Base after a complaint was filed by the Military Religious Freedom Foundation over a base-wide email inviting employees to a simulcast of a “faith-based” leadership summit this week. The American Center for Law & Justice, a Washington, D.C.-based group led by Jay Alan Sekulow, a private attorney...
You can live in this refurbished, historic church in Oregon District

You can live in this refurbished, historic church in Oregon District

A historic church has been turned into a stylish two-bedroom condo in the Oregon District, and now it’s for sale for just $309,000. This 1,920-square-foot condo, located at 107 Clay St., blends 19th century church architecture with appropriate and modern stylish. Judy Seubert of Sibcy Cline, Inc. said, “Tim Patterson, whose grandfather was owner of NCR, did the refurbishing of the church...
5 things you need to know about the rare solar eclipse

5 things you need to know about the rare solar eclipse

The first total solar eclipse in nearly 100 years will cross the continental United States Aug. 21 from coast to coast — a rare spectacle caused by the sun, moon and planet Earth perfectly aligning. While this region will only see a partial solar eclipse, local residents are traveling to some of the best areas in the U.S. to view the total solar eclipse, and the rare astrological event could...
Salary, job perks revealed for new Wright State VP of finance

Salary, job perks revealed for new Wright State VP of finance

Wright State University’s new vice president of finance and operations and chief business officer will make $305,000 per year, according to his contract obtained by this news organization. Walter Branson’s salary ranks in the top 15 at the university, according to 2016 payroll data compiled by the I-Team. The university announced on Thursday it hired Branson for the newly created position...
9 recent changes that are revolutionizing the local retail industry

9 recent changes that are revolutionizing the local retail industry

1. Whole Foods, Amazon merger: What’s next for the two giants? Amazon announced earlier this year that it would acquire grocery retail giant Whole Foods for nearly $14 billion. Amazon’s pending purchase of Whole Foods has waged a full-out war between grocers — signifying an upcoming transformation of the grocery shopping game in major markets across the U.S., including Southwest...
Facebook to build $750 million data center near Columbus

Facebook to build $750 million data center near Columbus

Social media giant Facebook has plans to develop a $750 million data center in New Albany near Columbus, according to The Columbus Dispatch. The California-based company is expected to announce plans for the project next week, The Columbus Dispatch reported. A company identified as Sidecat received approval for state tax incentives in late July for the project, and the data center is expected to open...
Donald Trump's childhood home in NYC listed on Airbnb

Donald Trump's childhood home in NYC listed on Airbnb

President Trump’s childhood home, located in Queens, New York, has been listed on home rental website Airbnb. The house is in the Jamaica Estates neighborhood. >> Read more trending news The listing provides a short history of the house, which was built by Trump’s father, Fred: The house is conveniently located for those who wish to visit the city during the day and retreat...
Solar panel maker has Dayton in its sights

Solar panel maker has Dayton in its sights

The maker of special solar panels designed for roads, driveways and sidewalks is leaning toward building his company’s first large-scale factory in the Dayton area. Scott Brusaw, a University of Dayton and Sinclair Community College graduate, as well as co-founder of Sandpoint, Idaho-based Solar Roadways, is meeting with Montgomery County economic development officials Friday at E-Mek Technologies...
Ohio State to build new $20M airport terminal

Ohio State to build new $20M airport terminal

Ohio State University will start construction next week on a new $20-million executive airport terminal. The new terminal, called the Austin E. Knowlton Executive Terminal and Aviation Learning Center, will be located at the OSU Airport at Don Scott Field in Columbus. OSU president Michael Drake and college of engineering dean David Williams will break ground at a ceremony Aug. 19 at the airport....
That inflatable chicken that looks like Trump can be yours

That inflatable chicken that looks like Trump can be yours

Giant inflatable chickens with a striking resemblance to President Trump can be yours, no matter how you feel about the commander in chief.  Turns out eBay has plenty for sale, ranging in price from about $500 to $650. All of them come in white with a golden beak, feet, legs, eyebrows and, of course, Trump's signature coif of hair. Once inflated, the chicken spreads its wings and points...
Sick of Tinder? Dayton startup launches new kind of dating app

Sick of Tinder? Dayton startup launches new kind of dating app

It’s love at first sight, not at first text. Andrew Bowman wants millennials to stop swiping on Tinder — and to start dating in real life. Bowman, a Dayton resident and pilot in the U.S. Air Force Reserve Command, is working with other entrepreneurs to launch a new dating app called Venue. The app, which launches in Dayton on Aug. 24, encourages single people to stop simply talking to...
Homeowner told to remove honeybees, wants Springfield rule changed

Homeowner told to remove honeybees, wants Springfield rule changed

A Springfield man wants a city ordinance to be changed after he was ordered to remove beehives from his property. Stephen Chirico lives in the 700 block of South Fountain Avenue. He recently received a notice from the city that he needed to remove within 30 days his two bee hives that hold about 60,000 bees each. Livestock aren’t allowed within the city on properties that are less than three...
New Carlisle to keep downtown parking spots after businesses protest

New Carlisle to keep downtown parking spots after businesses protest

A plan to add a turning lane and eliminating more than 30 parking spots in downtown New Carlisle has been turned down. The Ohio Department of Transportation and the city of New Carlisle had proposed adding new traffic signals on Main Street at the intersections of Lake Avenue and Jefferson Street. The plan also included adding turn lanes that would have caused many street parking spots to go away...
Here’s cash if you live to 85

Here’s cash if you live to 85

Worried about living a life of poverty during your golden years? Here’s an insurance policy that could prevent that! The number of people living past their 100th birthday is growing. So when you stop working, the great anxiety inherent in retirement planning is not knowing how much to save for later in life vs. how much you can afford to live on and spend in the early years of your retirement...
Applebee’s, IHOP to close up to 160 restaurants

Applebee’s, IHOP to close up to 160 restaurants

DineEquity Inc., the parent company of Applebee’s and IHOP, is planning to close up to 160 of the restaurants. According to a Thursday news release from Dine Equity, 105-135 Applebee’s locations and 20-25 IHOP restaurants will close Previously, the company said it expected to close 40-60 Applebee’s restaurants and 18 IHOP restaurants. “We are investing in the empowerment...
Clark County business, agency team up for job training

Clark County business, agency team up for job training

A program developed this year between a Clark County business is providing area teenagers with developmental disabilities an opportunity to learn job skills, and potentially provide a pool of applicants for area manufacturers seeking help. MORE BUSINESS NEWS: Enon-based Speedway hits near record earnings of $239M Tech II, a Clark County manufacturing firm that produces plastic containers for the food...
PHOTOS reveal Russian spy plane spotted at Wright Patt

PHOTOS reveal Russian spy plane spotted at Wright Patt

A Russian surveillance Tu-154 jet that landed at Wright-Patterson on Wednesday remains at the Air Force base today. The jet is expected to fly missions over the United States through Friday, a base spokesman said. The unarmed observation missions are permitted under the Open Skies treaty which allows the United States and Russia to fly surveillance flights over each other’s territory to monitor...
Kettering College to change name to include ‘university’

Kettering College to change name to include ‘university’

Leaders of Kettering Health Network have voted to change the name of Kettering College — the hospital’s health care and medical sciences educational institution — to include the word “university.” The 50-year-old college has more than 700 students today. Elizabeth Long, a spokeswoman for the network, said last week that the change was being weighed. An internal email...
New Wright State president hires executive from her previous college

New Wright State president hires executive from her previous college

Wright State University has created a new executive job to oversee budgeting, planning, internal audits and human resources. The university has hired Walter Branson to be its vice president for finance and operations and chief business officer. Branson starts at WSU on Sept. 11 and comes from the Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, Missouri. While there he served as vice chancellor...
Russia spy plane flying out of Wright-Patt

Russia spy plane flying out of Wright-Patt

A Russian surveillance jet that landed at Wright-Patterson on Wednesday and reportedly created a buzz when the plane flew over Washington, D.C., will be at the Miami Valley base today as it flies missions over the United States, authorities say. The flights are perfectly legal under the Open Skies treaty and coordinated with U.S. authorities who were aboard the Russian Tu-154, which resembles an airliner...
Fuyao plans party at Fifth Third Field

Fuyao plans party at Fifth Third Field

Employees of Fuyao Glass America will be invited to take over Fifth Third Field one Saturday evening next month for a night of family fun. The plan is to broadcast the Ohio State Buckeyes-Army Black Knights game at the baseball field on the evening of Sept. 16. A kids movie will also be shown, a food buffet will be offered and other activities are scheduled. “It’s just an employee appreciation...
Starbucks debuts horchata-inspired Frappuccino made with almond milk

Starbucks debuts horchata-inspired Frappuccino made with almond milk

Move over, Unicorn, Dragon and Mermaid Frappuccinos. Starbucks debuted its latest icy concoction, the Horchata Almondmilk Frappuccino, on Tuesday at stores across the U.S. and Canada. The drink, which takes its inspiration from the horchata drinks popular across Spain and Latin America, is made with almond milk, cinnamon dolce syrup, coffee and ice. Baristas top the mix with whipped cream, caramel...
Dunkin’ Donuts could be changing its name. Here’s why.

Dunkin’ Donuts could be changing its name. Here’s why.

Dunkin’ Donuts is thinking about dropping the “Donuts” from its name for good. The coffee and doughnut chain could be distancing itself from its sugary start — veering away from marketing its stores as doughnut shops. The chain opened a new location in Pasadena, California, and simply called it Dunkin’, according to CBS News. A few other stores will get the name change...
New state liquor-store agency up for grabs in the Dayton area

New state liquor-store agency up for grabs in the Dayton area

Ohio will add five new state liquor-store agencies statewide in the coming months — and one of them will be in the Dayton area. The Ohio Department of Commerce Division of Liquor Control has identified Fairborn as an under-served area and is inviting prospective operators of a state liquor store to apply for the license to operate a retail liquor store. The store would have to be located...
Walmart apologizes after viral photo appears to show guns under back-to-school sign

Walmart apologizes after viral photo appears to show guns under back-to-school sign

Walmart has apologized after a viral photo seemed to show guns displayed under a back-to-school sign at a store. According to KFSM, several Twitter users Wednesday shared a photo of a gun display that appeared to be under a banner that read, "Own the school year like a hero." The image quickly went viral and sparked criticism on social media. CNN reported that Walmart spokesman Charles Crowson...
Rapid Fired Pizza adds Cincinnati-area location

Rapid Fired Pizza adds Cincinnati-area location

Kettering-based Rapid Fired Pizza will open its 19th restaurant at 720 Eastgate South Drive in Cincinnati on Tuesday, Aug. 15, the restaurant chain’s spokeswoman said this morning. The 2,300-square-foot restaurant near the Eastgate Jungle Jim’s International Market will seat up to 66, and will be owned and operated by franchisees Zach and Becky Renfrow, Rapid Fired officials...
Springfield’s biggest employer changing its name

Springfield’s biggest employer changing its name

Community Mercy Health Partners has changed its name to Mercy Health as part of a lengthy transition designed to boost recognition and communication for Ohio’s largest health care system and Springfield’s biggest employer. Company leaders unveiled a new sign outside the downtown Springfield Regional Medical Center on Wednesday afternoon, symbolically kicking off a campaign that will re-brand...
Defense experts divided on how to handle North Korea

Defense experts divided on how to handle North Korea

President Donald Trump has warned North Korea could face “fire and fury like the world has never seen” because of concerns the rogue nation may have the ability to launch nuclear-tipped missiles at the United States, but experts are divided on how best to deal with potential threat. Some argue additional economic sanctions and collective diplomatic pressure are needed to pressure the rogue...
Federal Trade Commission probes Reynolds, CDK

Federal Trade Commission probes Reynolds, CDK

The Federal Trade Commission has asked for documents related to possible “agreements” between Reynolds and Reynolds, a major Kettering employer, and another company. The FTC request for documents was discussed in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Tuesday by CDK Global Inc., an Illinois company being sued along with Reynolds by Authenticom Inc., which has accused...
Popular Springfield food truck rally returns with new food, beer

Popular Springfield food truck rally returns with new food, beer

If there’s ever been a prime time for choice in Springfield, it’s this Saturday in Veteran’s Park. That’s when the Springfield Rotary Gourmet Food Truck Competition offers up 38 trucks worth of everything from Maryland crab balls to pierogies to hot dogs and pizza. RELATED: Wet weather doesn’t dampen hunger for Springfield Rotary Food Truck Competition For this fourth...
Clark County neighbors on alert from man knocking on doors at night

Clark County neighbors on alert from man knocking on doors at night

Moorefield Twp. neighbors are on alert after reports of a man knocking on their door at night. Residents have reported seeing this man for the past month, including on a community page on Facebook called Springfield, Ohio Crime Monitor. RELATED: Northridge cited as one of healthiest housing in Ohio, U.S. The post on the crime monitor page describes a man attempting to open a woman’s storm door...
P&G, Charter to have job fairs this week

P&G, Charter to have job fairs this week

Looking for a job? There are two area job fairs coming up this week. First, Charter Communications, Inc. is hiring for 30 open customer service representative positions in Kettering. The company will have a job fair at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at 1505 E. David Road. The customer service positions “offer a competitive compensation structure and an extensive benefits package...
8 tips to help you purchase fine jewelry

8 tips to help you purchase fine jewelry

In spring 2016 the number of people who bought fine jewelry within the last 12 months in the U.S. amounted to 29.84 million, according to Statista. Picking out the right piece of jewelry can be stressful, with so many options available. ››RELATED: Back-to-school shopping ideas If you understand the terms that jewelers use and the types of jewelry available, you’ll better...
Whole Foods, Amazon merger: What’s next for the two giants?

Whole Foods, Amazon merger: What’s next for the two giants?

Amazon announced earlier this year that it would acquire grocery retail giant Whole Foods for nearly $14 billion. Amazon’s pending purchase of Whole Foods has waged a full-out war between grocers — signifying an upcoming transformation of the grocery shopping game in major markets across the U.S., including Southwest Ohio. With Amazon.com’s pending $13.7 billion purchase of Austin-based...
Wright State’s finances: What’s really going on now?

Wright State’s finances: What’s really going on now?

Wright State University’s budget cuts appear to be already paying off. After implementing $30.8 million in budget cuts this year and austerity measures such as cancelling overnight travel and catering, the school has begun to rebound quicker than initially expected. EXCLUSIVE: WSU president talks plans for first school year on campus Wright State administrators announced the developments during...
Wine bar, giveaways, homemade pizza: 5 things to expect at new Kroger

Wine bar, giveaways, homemade pizza: 5 things to expect at new Kroger

The newest Kroger in the Dayton area will feature everything from a wine tasting bar to a bistro with fresh chicken and hot pizza right out of the oven. The new Kroger marketplace, located at 1161 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Road in Fairborn, opens today and is a 134,000-square-foot facility — the largest Kroger in the Dayton region, said Mike Gebhart, Fairborn’s assistant city manager...
Centerville dry cleaner changes locations

Centerville dry cleaner changes locations

Fox Cleaners is celebrating 70 years of business and moving to a new location in Centerville. The locally operated business, owned by John and Amy Roberts, is moving its Centerville location to the Washington Square Shopping Center at 6805 Far Hills Ave. The new location opened this week, and has two designated parking spots for customers. “Higher visibility in the front of the shopping center...
World War II warbirds rumble over the region

World War II warbirds rumble over the region

Four legendary World War II-era warbirds — three bombers and a fighter plane — landed at Dayton Wright Brothers Airport this afternoon in a return to another time. A B-17 Flying Fortress, B-24 Liberator, B-25 Mitchell and a two-seat P-51 Mustang, part of the “Wings of Freedom Tour,” will be flying in the area today through Friday, organizers say. Visitors can pay to fly in...
UD star Chris Wright adds ‘doughnut entrepreneur’ to his resumé

UD star Chris Wright adds ‘doughnut entrepreneur’ to his resumé

Chris Wright knows that most folks think of him only as a basketball player. And that’s understandable. The 6-foot-8 Trotwood native is one of the University of Dayton’s all-time greats, has played multiple seasons in the NBA, and at 28, is gearing up to play professionally again this year for his 7th season, either in the U.S. or overseas. But there’s more to Chris Wright than...
Wright State saved more money than expected last year

Wright State saved more money than expected last year

Wright State University’s finances look better than projected, but the school has already fell behind its goal of boosting reserves in the upcoming year despite more than $30 million in cuts. Wright State ended fiscal year 2017 with about $41 million in reserves when administrators projected the total would only be $31 million. The unexpected increase is mostly due to austerity measures that...
Air Force pressing Northrop over damaged radar, extra fees

Air Force pressing Northrop over damaged radar, extra fees

Tony Capaccio Bloomberg The U.S. Air Force is actively pursuing the recovery of funds from Northrop Grumman Corp. in a dispute over upkeep of its Joint Stars surveillance aircraft, including damage to a radar during maintenance, according to a service spokesman. While the amounts are small by Defense Department standards — totaling less than $15 million — it’s a rare public admission...
WWII Warbirds will rumble over Dayton: You can fly in one

WWII Warbirds will rumble over Dayton: You can fly in one

Three rumbling World War II-era bombers and a classic fighter plane on Wednesday will soar over the Miami Valley. A B-17 Flying Fortress, B-24 Liberator, B-25 Mitchell and a two-seat P-51 Mustang, part of the “Wings of Freedom Tour,” are scheduled to land at Dayton-Wright Brothers Airport in Miami Twp. between 1:30 and 2 p.m. Wednesday, an organizer said. Visitors can pay to fly in each...
Navistar to lay off 170 workers

Navistar to lay off 170 workers

Navistar has announced plans to lay off 170 workers at a facility in Melrose Park, Ill., as it ceases all engine production at that facility by the second quarter of 2018. “Ending production anywhere is a difficult decision because it affects employees,” said Persio Lisboa, chief operating officer for Navistar, in a statement. “We continue to be committed to investing in our Melrose...
Future of local malls? Breweries, Amazon lockers, art galleries

Future of local malls? Breweries, Amazon lockers, art galleries

The owner of local malls is introducing new innovative methods to lure shoppers back to traditional retail — and the future of the shopping centers could include breweries, outdoor seating, Amazon lockers and art galleries. Washington Prime Group, which owns and operates the Dayton Mall and the Mall at Fairfield Commons, announced the company is trying several methods to attract shoppers at...
Ohio college agrees to run medical marijuana lab, company says

Ohio college agrees to run medical marijuana lab, company says

At least one Ohio public college is willing to test medical marijuana for quality purposes, a company recently announced in an effort to snuff concerns that a lack of labs could delay the entire program. CCV Research would not name the college, but announced that it meets the requirements in the state program that a public college or university host a laboratory to monitor the quality of plants and...
Wright State trustees to set goals for new president

Wright State trustees to set goals for new president

Wright State University’s board of trustees will meet today to begin developing goals for new president Cheryl Schrader. The board will use the meeting to start setting goals for its new president and to address some issues at the school, said chairman Doug Fecher. The goals for Schrader will focus on financial sustainability and continuing to fix other ongoing issues at Wright State, Fecher...
Ohio State rakes in more than $532M, setting new fundraising record

Ohio State rakes in more than $532M, setting new fundraising record

Donors helped set a new fundraising record in fiscal year 2017 at Ohio State University, with more than 267,000 people giving over $532 million, including $403 million in cash, to the university. The new record includes $105 million from more than 78,000 alumni and $5 million from current students and parents, according to Ohio State. RELATED: Wealthy alumni, megadonors pour money into OSU Around...
New area Kroger Marketplace opens this week

New area Kroger Marketplace opens this week

A $20 million Kroger marketplace in Fairborn is scheduled to open on Thursday. Kroger is opening the new 124,000-square-foot store in Fairborn next Thursday, according to a company spokeswoman. Oberer Realty Services announced in 2016 that the grocery retailer would anchor The Shoppes at Valley Greene development near East Dayton Yellow Springs Road in Fairborn. Starbucks will also open a 2,774-square-feet...
Area hospitals ranked among best in Ohio

Area hospitals ranked among best in Ohio

Several Dayton-area hospitals rank among the best in Ohio, according to a report by U.S. News & World Report released today. Miami Valley Hospital ranked fourth among Ohio’s hospitals in the latest annual rankings, up four spots from last year, Premier Health said. “The hospital achieved the highest ranking in not only Dayton, but Southwest Ohio,” Premier said in a release. Another...
UPDATE: Judge issues ruling in mom-vs.-son restaurant lawsuit

UPDATE: Judge issues ruling in mom-vs.-son restaurant lawsuit

The Tipp City restaurant lawsuit that pits mother against son isn’t going away anytime soon, a judge has ruled. Nicholas Hoover, the current owner of Coldwater Cafe in Tipp City, had sought to throw out the lawsuit filed by the restaurant’s founder — and his own mother — Betty Peachey before it advanced to the trial stage. But a Miami County Common Pleas judge issued a ruling...
Springfield Police investigate business burglaries

Springfield Police investigate business burglaries

Springfield Police are investigating several break-ins at local businesses. Four of which happened on Wednesday, July 26. “In one of those cases we arrested two individuals,” Captain Mike Varner, with the Springfield Police Division, said. Police were called to Home Road Self Storage on East Home Road for a commercial alarm according to a police report. They found two people - Jason Robert...
Plain City research center testing future of auto manufacturing

Plain City research center testing future of auto manufacturing

Researchers at KTH’s R&D Technical Center in central Ohio are playing a critical role in trying to ensure the Champaign County manufacturing firm is ahead of the curve in a rapidly changing auto industry. KTH is an auto parts maker for Honda that specializes in metal stamping and welding operations. The company is one of the region’s largest employers and invested more than $3.7 million...
Ohio racinos enjoy another year of revenue growth helped by expansion

Ohio racinos enjoy another year of revenue growth helped by expansion

Ohio’s racinos had a record year in fiscal year 2017, increasing revenue for the seven gambling and race track combination venues by $57.7 million over the previous year. Ohio’s racinos brought in more than $926.6 million last year, their most profitable year so far, fiscal year-end reports released by the Ohio Lottery show. That’s up more than 459 percent from $165.5 million in...
Miami Valley Gaming spending $5M on new gaming patio

Miami Valley Gaming spending $5M on new gaming patio

Miami Valley Gaming is expanding with a $5 million outdoor gaming and smoking patio. The Lebanon-based racino is aiming to open the patio sometime in late fall, said Jerry Abner, marketing director for Miami Valley Gaming. The racino is also in the midst of renovating its high-limit betting area, Abner said. Miami Valley Gaming opened in 2014 and just closed out its most profitable year fiscal year...
Want to see the solar eclipse? Head to these 10 cities for best views

Want to see the solar eclipse? Head to these 10 cities for best views

Ohioans are heading out of state to Kentucky and Tennessee to catch the “awe-inspiring” total solar eclipse on Aug. 21. All of North America will experience a total eclipse of the sun, and anyone within the path of totality can see the event. The path, where the moon will completely cover the sun and the corona or halo can be seen, will stretch from Oregon to South Carolina. » RELATED...
Tell us your student loan debt horror stories

Tell us your student loan debt horror stories

When it comes to student loan debt, Ohio is one of the most indebted states in the country. Ohio is the third most indebted state in the United States, a new report from Wallethub found. The state’s high ranking is just the latest development in the student loan crisis. Recently, news broke that billions of dollars in privately held student loans may be forgiven because paperwork has gone missing...
WATCH: Here’s how Amazon delivers your packages so quickly

WATCH: Here’s how Amazon delivers your packages so quickly

Ever wonder how your packages from Amazon are delivered so quickly to your door? Amazon’s intricate network of fulfillment and distribution facilities across the world make it possible for products to be sorted, packed and shipped within minutes. In Ohio, Amazon has launched operations at two different fulfillment centers in Etna and Obetz, and also has Prime Now sites in Columbus and Valley...
Graeter’s introduces new ice cream, expands Chunky Chunk Hippo flavor

Graeter’s introduces new ice cream, expands Chunky Chunk Hippo flavor

Graeter’s Ice Cream is offering a new flavor of ice cream and is also expanding the distribution of its popular Fiona-inspired ice cream. The Cincinnati-based ice cream chain is expanding the distribution of its newly popular Chunky Chunk Hippo flavor, named after the Cincinnati Zoo’s baby hippo Fiona. The hippo-inspired ice cream will be available again in Cincinnati and Dayton, and is...
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