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Downtown Springfield building added to National Register

A downtown Springfield building has been added to National Register of Historic Places by the U.S. Department of the Interior. The 1921 Edward Wren Co. Building, also known as McAdams Building, is located at 31 E. High St. and owned by a real estate arm of the Turner Foundation. RELATED: $4.8M raised for downtown Springfield redevelopment “It gives it a level of respect in the community. It...
Clark County to buy old armory, possible site for new hotel

Clark County to buy old armory, possible site for new hotel

Clark County’s deal to purchase the Ohio National Guard Armory site for $125,000 site is expected to be finalized in the next two to three months — which could lead to new development near one of the county’s largest tourism generators. Ohio Department of Administrative Services officials verbally approved the deal last year for the property at 4440 Laybourne Road. It then was formally...
Jessica Alba's Honest Co. recalls organic baby powder over infection risk

Jessica Alba's Honest Co. recalls organic baby powder over infection risk

"We've decided to voluntarily recall this product out of an abundance of caution," Gavigan said last week in a YouTube video.

CAT tax ruling levels field for online sales

In November, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled 5-2 that Ohio can impose its commercial activities tax — sometimes called “CAT tax” — against online or mail-order businesses that have no physical presence in the state. It’s too soon to say whether the ruling will help fill government coffers, state taxation officials said. But the fairly complex ruling did cause a bit of confusion...
Clark, Champaign counties to kick off wage and benefit study this year

Clark, Champaign counties to kick off wage and benefit study this year

Clark and Champaign counties will conduct a study later this year to provide businesses with a picture of whether they are offering competitive pay and benefits to their employees. Champaign, Clark, Logan, Madison and Union Counties will take part in the study, which will be led by Wendy Gradwohl, an associate professor and chair of the Department of Business at Wittenberg University. The study will...
Springfield brewery receives national recognition

Springfield brewery receives national recognition

Springfield’s only brewery is getting recognition after a national publication named the business one of the 34 best new breweries in the U.S. Beer Advocate, a website and magazine that focuses on the brewing industry, named Mother Stewart’s Brewing Co. one of the top breweries in the U.S. that opened last year. The magazine picked Mother Stewart’s as one of the 34 best new breweries...
Some worry over impact from health care law repeal

Some worry over impact from health care law repeal

The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday joined the U.S. Senate in passing a budget reconciliation measure that would allow Congress to de-fund key elements of the Affordable Care Act, including tax credit subsidies and federal funding for Medicaid expansion in states like Ohio. While some are rejoicing over the move, replacing President Obama’s controversial law could mean tens of thousands...
Will Obamacare repeal leave people in the lurch?

Will Obamacare repeal leave people in the lurch?

As Congress moves forward on a resolution to repeal the Affordable Care Act, experts have warned such a measure could crash the law’s commercial insurance program, jeopardizing coverage for 11.5 million Americans, including more than 230,000 Ohioans. But local industry leaders remain hopeful that congressional Republicans — who are leading the charge to repeal the health insurance law...
Holiday retail sales up, but some stores suffering

Holiday retail sales up, but some stores suffering

Retail sales hit about $658 billion for the holiday season, but several chain retailers still announced the closures of hundreds of unprofitable brick-and-mortar stores in January — including several stores locally. “These numbers show that the nation’s slow-but-steady economic recovery is picking up speed and that consumers feel good about the future,” said Matthew Shay, NRF...
Hospitals on standby as Obamacare repeal moves forward

Hospitals on standby as Obamacare repeal moves forward

Local hospital executives are waiting to react after the U.S. House of Representatives took another step toward repealing the Affordable Care Act, voting Friday to pass a budget resolution already passed by the Senate a day earlier that would allow Congress to change portions of the law. President-elect Donald Trump, who takes office on Jan. 20, has promised President Barack Obama’s signature...
TV journalist Dan Rather to speak at free event at Wright State

TV journalist Dan Rather to speak at free event at Wright State

Dan Rather, an award-winning television news anchor and longtime journalist, will speak at 7 p.m. Jan. 31 at Wright State’s Nutter Center. Rather’s visit, which is part of the WSU’s honors institute and presidential lecture series, is free and open to the public, and no tickets are required to attend, according to the university. CAMPUS NOTES: Wright...
Barbecue restaurant to partner with Springfield business

Barbecue restaurant to partner with Springfield business

Al’s Smokehouse, a Springfield barbecue restaurant, is teaming up with a downtown business to offer another food option and draw more foot traffic downtown. The restaurant, with locations in Dayton and on Yellow Springs Street in Springfield, will begin serving food at the Champion City Sports Bar, 42 N. Fountain Ave. in Springfield. It will also continue to operate its existing locations, said...
Employers track medication use to combat abuse

Employers track medication use to combat abuse

Prescription drug abuse is at the forefront of human resources issues for many employers in Ohio — the epicenter of a national heroin and prescription drug epidemic that resulted in more overdose deaths last year than fatal car wrecks in the state. To address the problem, an increasing number of employers are examining the medications their employees take to determine how often and how many...
Navistar reaches deal with Ohio-based parts manufacturer

Navistar reaches deal with Ohio-based parts manufacturer

Dana Corp. announced a multi-year agreement this week to provide driveline components for a variety of Navistar vehicles. Dana, a Maumee, Ohio-based auto parts supplier, said it will provide parts for Navistar’s on-highway, city-delivery, bus and vocational vehicles. The deal means Dana will remain the standard-position driveshaft supplier across all Navistar truck models, according to a news...
Airline offers daily flights from US to Europe for less than $70

Airline offers daily flights from US to Europe for less than $70

A low-cost airline is offering daily flights from the United States to Europe for less than $70. For a limited time, Iceland-based air carrier WOW air will offer $69.99 tickets from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and San Francisco International Airport to Stockholm, Copenhagen, Bristol and Edinburgh. » RELATED: Low cost airline adds flights at Dayton airport Fares went on sale this...
Starbucks debuts first new latte of 2017

Starbucks debuts first new latte of 2017

Starbucks has introduced its first new drink of the year, and it features flavors from the coffee cherry fruit. The coffee chain’s newest drink is the Cascara Latte, which combines espresso with steamed milk, cascara syrup and foam. “Cascara is Spanish for ‘husk,’ and we are taking the fruit of the coffee cherry to give our latte a subtle, lightly sweet flavor,” said...
Amazon to create 100,000 full-time jobs

Amazon to create 100,000 full-time jobs

Online retail giant Amazon will create more than 100,000 new positions by the middle of 2018. The company, which already employs 180,000 employees, announced it plans to create an additional 100,000 full-time jobs with benefits in the next 18 months. The company grew from just 30,000 employees back in 2011. » RELATED: Amazon seeks to add alcohol delivery services in Ohio “We plan to add...
Taco Bell to offer new taco shell made of chicken

Taco Bell to offer new taco shell made of chicken

Taco Bell announced its newest menu option this week — a taco shell made entirely of chicken. The Naked Chicken Chalupa will be released at all Taco Bell locations on Jan. 26. The shell is made with all-white chicken with Mexican spices and seasoning. The inside of the taco is filled with lettuce, tomatoes, cheddar cheese and avocado ranch. » SOCIAL MEDIA: FOLLOW REPORTER KARA...
Beef O’Brady’s seeking to add up to 5 more Dayton-area locations

Beef O’Brady’s seeking to add up to 5 more Dayton-area locations

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s, which operates a sports pub on Seajay Drive in Beavercreek, is looking to expand its Dayton-area footprint by adding as many as five new locations in the next three to five years, a spokeswoman for the chain said. Beef ‘O’Brady’s describes itself as a “family friendly sports pub” that offers a wide range of menu items including pizza...
Clark County’s $178M budget includes raises, repair projects

Clark County’s $178M budget includes raises, repair projects

Clark County’s proposed $178 million budget for this year include raises, as well nearly $425,000 in cuts as it faces a loss of about $1 million in sales taxes due to changes from the federal government. Personnel cuts could be examined in 2018 as the county prepares for a total annual loss of about $3 million in sales tax. The county expects to bring in about $39.4 million in its general fund...
Clark County housing center gets new leader, looks to retool in 2017

Clark County housing center gets new leader, looks to retool in 2017

Mark and Lori Senter went into the 2016 Christmas season without much cheer. The closer it came to the holidays, the nearer they were to eviction from their rented home. The Clark County Fuller Center for Housing’s intervention provided its own version of a Christmas miracle. The Christian-based nonprofit helped the Senters, who also care for their 8-year-old grandson, with a lease-to-own deal...
Ohio water systems to map where lead pipes are located

Ohio water systems to map where lead pipes are located

A new Ohio law is tightening the notification and reporting processes for when elevated levels of lead are found in drinking water, and city officials are now mapping where lead pipes are located at in the public water systems. Ohio House Bill 512 went into effect in early September after Gov. John Kasich signed the legislation. The amendments and new law required the Ohio Environmental Protection...
Cedarville, UD have lowest student loan default rates of area schools

Cedarville, UD have lowest student loan default rates of area schools

Cedarville University and the University of Dayton students have the lowest student loan default rates of any area college, according to a new database of default rates from the Student Loan Report, a student loan news website. RELATED: Local college students carry more debt than state average The database ranks colleges based on their average default rate. Cedarville students fared better than anyone...
13 ways to choose a reliable auto body repair shop

13 ways to choose a reliable auto body repair shop

John North is president of the Dayton Better Business Bureau. The winter weather can really create challenges and make driving difficult. Your vehicle’s mechanical abilities and your driving skills are tested by the frigid weather and sometimes misfortunate accidents can happen. Better Business Bureau offers some advice the next time your searching for a trustworthy body shop. Over the past...
Allegiant adds new flights to Destin from Ohio airports

Allegiant adds new flights to Destin from Ohio airports

Low-cost airline Allegiant will add 17 new routes at hubs nationwide, including two airports in Ohio. The airline is also adding new base operations and service from Louisville, Ky. Cleveland and Columbus airports will have a new seasonal nonstop service to Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport starting in May. » RELATED: After Southwest departure, what’s next for Dayton airport? To celebrate...
Ohio lawmaker pay sixth highest in U.S.: See how they compare

Ohio lawmaker pay sixth highest in U.S.: See how they compare

Editor’s note: Our I-Team is gathering payroll data for local governments across our region, as well as state government and higher education, as part of our Payroll Project. You can search Payroll Project data here. We are gathering payroll data for 2016 and will add it to the database as it is collected. If you have a suggestion for our Payroll Project, email I-Team reporter...
Best 100 jobs in 2017 dominated by healthcare industry

Best 100 jobs in 2017 dominated by healthcare industry

Job seekers should look to the healthcare industry for the best jobs in 2017, according to a new report. U.S. News & World Report has named the 100 best jobs in 2017, and 52 out of the 100 were in the healthcare field. The report is measured by indicators like salary, growth potential and work-life balance. » RELATED: The Limited to close all brick-and-mortar stores “Health care jobs often...

Construction jobs expected to increase in 2017

Development projects in the region added 1,100 more construction jobs in 2016 than were created the previous year and industry expectations for 2017 are higher as the Trump administration takes office this month, according to a recent survey. More than 1,300 construction firms surveyed by the Arlington, Va.-based Associated General Contractors of America expect the economy to keep growing and hope...
Foundation invests $3.4M to expand Clark County manufacturer

Foundation invests $3.4M to expand Clark County manufacturer

The Turner Foundation has invested about $3.4 million dollar in a niche manufacturing firm that was on the brink of bankruptcy a few years ago and now is expanding. The Springfield non-profit has run United Fiberglass of America for the past several years, a small manufacturing business that specializes in producing fiberglass pipe, conduit and bridge drainage infrastructure systems. Turner recently...
Spotify offers President Obama a job post-White House

Spotify offers President Obama a job post-White House

After he leaves the White House, President Obama plans to work with the National Democratic Redistricting Committee and to write a book. But during a recent conversation with former Swedish ambassador Mark Brzezinski at the White House, Obama said, "I'm still waiting for my job at Spotify … 'Cause I know y'all loved my playlist," according to Brzezinski's wife.  After hearing...
Hostess recalls Twinkies for possible Salmonella contamination

Hostess recalls Twinkies for possible Salmonella contamination

Hostess Brands has voluntarily recalled a limited edition product of Twinkies. The company is recalling its Holiday White Peppermint Hostess Twinkies because of a recall by Blommer Chocolate Company. The confectionery sugar coating used on the Twinkies contained milk powder ingredients recalled by Valley Milk Products due to a concern of Salmonella contamination. » RELATED: The Limited to close...
No driving necessary. App makes it easier to donate to Goodwill

No driving necessary. App makes it easier to donate to Goodwill

Trying to donate your old clothes and home goods? There’s an app for that. A new partnership between Goodwill and Roadie Inc. is making it easier for people to donate clothes and furniture to sporting goods and old toys. App-based community Roadie will pick up unwanted items and take them to the nearest donation center through Feb. 28. Roadie is an app that connects people with drivers...
Retailers import more than expected during holidays

Retailers import more than expected during holidays

Retailers imported more products than initially expected during the holiday season. Imports at the major retail container ports saw an unexpected increase, according to the monthly global port tracker report release by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. » RELATED: Imports rates increase as retailers stock up for holiday season The report found ports handled approximately...
Navistar stock jumps nearly 400 percent, VW deal cited as key

Navistar stock jumps nearly 400 percent, VW deal cited as key

Shares of Navistar have rebounded sharply over the past year as analysts said the company’s finances have stabilized and the truckmaker got a major boost from a new partnership with Volkswagen. The company’s shares fell as low as nearly $6.50 in mid-January last year. But the shares have steadily risen and reached as high as nearly $32 per share earlier this month — a nearly 400...
Ford Bronco, Ranger making a U.S. comeback in Detroit

Ford Bronco, Ranger making a U.S. comeback in Detroit

Two classic cars are being revived by Ford in the United States. USA Today reported that Ford CEO Mark Fields announced the company would be making the Ford Bronco sport utility vehicle and Ford Ranger mid-size pickup truck at its Wayne, Michigan, assembly plant. The two vehicles will replace that of the Ford Focus sedan, which is moving manufacturing to a Mexico plant. The announcement will be made...
EF Hutton America gets more time to respond to unpaid exec claims

EF Hutton America gets more time to respond to unpaid exec claims

A federal judge has granted EF Hutton America more time to respond in court to allegations that it hasn’t paid a former executive for his work. Dennis White sued the financial firm in federal court in October, alleging the Springfield-based EF Hutton America failed to compensate him for his work as president for at least two years. But the company’s leaders claimed in a statement to the...
Woman sues Chipotle for $2.2 billion, claims the chain illegally used her photo

Woman sues Chipotle for $2.2 billion, claims the chain illegally used her photo

A California woman is suing Chipotle for more than $2.2 billion because she claims the chain used photographs of her for promotional purposes without her permission. >> Read more trending stories   In a lawsuit filed Dec. 20, Leah Caldwell says that in 2006, a photographer took pictures of her and a friend eating at a Chipotle restaurant near the University of Denver. According...
New president named at Atrium Medical Center

New president named at Atrium Medical Center

The second-largest employer in Middletown starts 2017 with new leadership. As Atrium Medical Center marks 100 years, Carol Turner, its president and CEO is stepping down after six years in the role and more than 36 years with the Middletown hospital once known as Middletown Regional Hospital. Replacing her is Mike Uhl, who has served as part of the Premier Health facility’s executive leadership...
Aeropostale reopens 500 locations, including local stores

Aeropostale reopens 500 locations, including local stores

Teen clothing store retailer Aeropostale has reopened 500 or more locations, including local stores. The company announced through social media on Friday that it had reopened hundreds of stores across the U.S., and offered $10 off of a purchase of $40 or more. The Dayton Mall also posted that its Aeropostale Factory location had reopened after temporarily closing. The Mall at Fairfield Commons also...
The Limited closes all retail stores

The Limited closes all retail stores

The Limited has closed all stores in the country as it struggles with accumulating debt and falling sales, the Wall Street Journal reported. The company made the announcement of the closures Saturday but said the demise of the retailer's physical presence "isn't goodbye."  >> Read more trending stories   In total, the company, which once operated ...
Beware of 2017, investment experts advise

Beware of 2017, investment experts advise

Investors who kept their money in stocks over the past year have been on a roller-coaster ride, starting with a stomach-churning sell-off to begin 2016 tied to concerns over the Chinese economy, followed by a sharp rebound, then a dramatic dip after Britain’s surprise vote to leave the European Union rattled investors in July. Stocks have been in rally mode since the November elections, sending...
Automaker Fiat Chrysler to create 2,000 new jobs in US

Automaker Fiat Chrysler to create 2,000 new jobs in US

Fiat Chrysler announced it will invest $1 billion in two U.S. factories and will create 2,000 new jobs. The Italian American automaker said Sunday it will also add three new Jeeps to its automotive lineup. SOCIAL MEDIA: FOLLOW REPORTER KARA DRISCOLL ON TWITTER The automaker will use the investment to modernize a factory in Warren, Mich., to make the new Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer SUVs. A factory...
Wind farms stall, solar grows as energy debate continues in Ohio

Wind farms stall, solar grows as energy debate continues in Ohio

Alternative energy advocates cheered a recent decision by Ohio Gov. John Kasich to veto a recent bill that would have weakened the state’s clean energy standards, arguing the move will lead to more investment and jobs in the industry statewide. But opponents, including residents engaged in a long legal battle over a proposed Champaign County wind farm, said they have seen laws repeatedly shift...
Trucking firm to hold job fair in Springfield

Trucking firm to hold job fair in Springfield

A Versailles trucking company is looking for drivers with at least two years experience, and will host a job fair in Springfield later this month. Classic Carriers, a family-owned refrigerated trucking company, delivers products throughout 48 states in the U.S., said Brian Buchanan, social media manager for the company. This will be the company’s first hiring event in Springfield. RELATED: Big...
Springfield Salvation Army meets goal thanks to last minute donation

Springfield Salvation Army meets goal thanks to last minute donation

The Salvation Army Springfield Ohio Corps had fallen $6,500 behind in its 2016 Red Kettle Campaign near the end of the annual fundraiser in December, but a last-minute $10,000 donation vaulted Springfield over its goal. “It was pretty amazing,” Capt. Justin Caldwell said. The Springfield Corps has struggled over the past few years to meet its goals, revealing a downward trend in Red Kettle...
Honda, major Clark, Champaign County employer, sees record sales

Honda, major Clark, Champaign County employer, sees record sales

Honda hit an all-time sales record last year, part of an industry-wide trend in which automakers hit a record 17.5 million vehicles sold. Experts said the recently released sales figures show a shift toward trucks and sport utility vehicles, a trend that was also seen at Honda, which set new all-time monthly and annual records for sales of its CR-V. Honda also saw sales of trucks spike 6.7 percent...
WHAT TO KNOW: Transporting firearms and ammunition on planes

WHAT TO KNOW: Transporting firearms and ammunition on planes

A shooting at the Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Friday afternoon has left at least five dead and multiple people injured. The suspect, identified as 26-year-old Estaban Santiago, was a passenger on a Canadian flight with a checked gun. He claimed his bag and took the gun from the baggage claim area and went into the bathroom to load the gun. He then carried out the shooting, according...
7 things to know about Ft. Lauderdale airport

7 things to know about Ft. Lauderdale airport

1. LARGE AIRPORT Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is ranked 21st in the United States and serves more than 24 million passengers annually. RELATED: Videos from the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport shooting 2. MANY FLIGHTS TO ISLANDS There are more than 325 departure and 325 arrival flights daily. The airport offers nonstop service to more than 125 U.S. cities and flights to Canada...
Dayton airport under normal security following Ft. Lauderdale shooting

Dayton airport under normal security following Ft. Lauderdale shooting

Dayton International Airport officials said security measures will not change following a shooting at Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport in Florida today. Linda Hughes, spokeswoman for the airport, said the airport is currently using its normal security protocol. In pre-security areas, the airport is monitored by cameras and police patrol in and outside of the airport. At least five people have died...
BREAKING: The Limited to close all brick-and-mortar stores

BREAKING: The Limited to close all brick-and-mortar stores

The Limited will close all brick-and-mortar stores at the end of the weekend. The women’s clothing retailer announced it will close all locations after Jan. 8, and will only operate online. The company had already closed three of its local stores. RELATED: Kmart, Sears stores to close in Ohio In late December, The Limited closed locations at The Greene in Beavercreek, The Liberty Center and...
5 retailers closing Ohio stores in 2017

5 retailers closing Ohio stores in 2017

1. The Limited The Limited has closed locations across the U.S., including at least three in the local area. Store locations closed in late December at The Greene Town Center in Beavercreek, The Liberty Center and Tri-County Mall in Cincinnati. READ WHY HERE. 2. Ann Taylor Ann Taylor also closed its location at The Greene Town Center in Beavercreek in early January. The company also closed locations...
Is your job on the list? 10 jobs most likely to disappear

Is your job on the list? 10 jobs most likely to disappear

Consumer habits and technology are changing the job market and forcing cuts in certain industries. An annual report for CareerCast.com ranks the most endangered jobs for the year, and forecasts unfavorable hiring in the coming years. The top 10 most endangered jobs include: 1. Mail Carrier — Median Annual Income: $56,790 2. Typist/Word Processor — Median Annual Income: $37,610 3. Meter...
New cybersecurity center at UD to explore protecting health info

New cybersecurity center at UD to explore protecting health info

Health information is now one of the most sought-after online records pursued in cyber attacks and that’s one of the reasons behind a partnership to create the Center for Cybersecurity & Data Intelligence at the University of Dayton. Premier Health, the operator of Miami Valley Hospital and the region’s largest health system, announced Thursday it was making a sizable donation to UD to...

Which Sears, Kmart stores will be closing? Here's a list

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Wright-Patt directorate expects ‘spike’ in sales after big drop in 2016

Wright-Patt directorate expects ‘spike’ in sales after big drop in 2016

The Air Force Security Assistance and Cooperation Directorate handled $8.1 billion in foreign military sales in fiscal year 2016, a drop of more than half from the prior year. AFSAC Director Brig. Gen. Gregory M. Gutterman expects the Wright-Patterson headquartered agency with more than 600 employees who handle deals with 108 countries to see a ”spike” in future sales with the roll out...