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Used car deals best in long time

This year is going to be the best year to buy a used car in a generation. There are a couple factors contributing to the perfect storm that’s benefiting used car buyers right now. First, automakers overextended themselves in 2014 with subsidized leases. All those cars are coming off-lease now and are back on the dealer lots. The supply is extreme and they’re overstocked to the max. Second...
Medical pot business applications flower across area

Medical pot business applications flower across area

Ohio is taking applications from would-be medical marijuana cultivators for state business licenses, and the application period for large-scale growers ends Friday, June 30. The Dayton area is attracting its share of them. The city of Dayton has six applicants who meet city and state zoning rules, said Keith Klein, senior development specialist for Dayton. A seventh applicant is pending. Most Dayton...
JC Penney to hire 600 people in Ohio

JC Penney to hire 600 people in Ohio

JC Penney is gearing up to hire 600 employees throughout Ohio. The retailer announced it needs associates for a variety of customer service and support positions, including: cashier, replenishment specialist, SEPHORA inside JCPenney beauty consultant and more. JCPenney salons in Ohio are also seeking experienced salon stylists to be part of the company’s salon program. » RELATED: 5 things...
Pizza may soon be delivered by robot in Ohio

Pizza may soon be delivered by robot in Ohio

If things pan out the pizza dude bringing you your hot slices could be a compact little robot that looks pretty much like a cooler on wheels. The Ohio Senate version of the state budget authorizes the use of a “personal delivery device” that is electrically powered and “intended to transport property on sidewalks and crosswalks.” Known as a PDD, the device cannot weigh more...
Urbana gourmet food business Rothschild Farm sold to Chicago firm

Urbana gourmet food business Rothschild Farm sold to Chicago firm

Glencoe Capital Management has acquired Robert Rothschild Farm, a nationally known business and major local employer just outside Urbana known for its gourmet sauces, dips and other food products. Details of the agreement weren’t disclosed, but information from the Champaign County Auditor’s Office shows Rothschild’s property at 3143 E. U.S. 36 was recently acquired by the Cincinnati...
Chicago-based pizzeria Giordano’s opens first Ohio location

Chicago-based pizzeria Giordano’s opens first Ohio location

Giordano’s, a Chicago-based pizzeria, opened a location in Columbus near Polaris Fashion Place mall. The restaurant, located at 2137 Polaris Parkway, marks the business’ first location in Ohio. »RELATED: New pizza restaurant coming to historic neighborhood in downtown Dayton Opened in Chicago in 1974, the pizzeria has become an acclaimed establishment. Giordano’s has been named...
Ohio startups chosen to pitch products for Walmart distribution

Ohio startups chosen to pitch products for Walmart distribution

Several startups in Ohio, including one based in Fairfield, have been invited to pitch their products to be distributed in Walmart stores across the country. Walmart has invited more than 500 businesses from across the nation, including some from Ohio, to present their “Made in the USA” products at Walmart’s Open Call event on June 28 in Arkansas. The event is a way for Walmart to...
Recall issued for hummus sold at Walmart

Recall issued for hummus sold at Walmart

Multiple brands of hummus sold at Walmart and other stores have been recalled because of potential contamination. An announcement from the Knoxville, Tennessee, based company House of Thaller says it is recalling packages of Hummus with Pine Nut Topping “because an ingredient supplier notified us that their ingredient has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes...
Coalition seeks to help Springfield businesses with drug epidemic

Coalition seeks to help Springfield businesses with drug epidemic

A local coalition created to fight the drug epidemic in Clark County spoke with business leaders Wednesday about its role in the public health crisis. The Clark County Substance Abuse Prevention, Treatment and Support Coalition held a forum to make business leaders aware of ongoing efforts in the community to create drug free workforce policies for local companies, as well as other policies to help...
Air show to pump millions into local economy

Air show to pump millions into local economy

Vectren Dayton Air Show attendees will pump an estimated $2.6 million in direct spending this week into the region’s economy as thousands of visitors pour into restaurants, hotels and businesses, according to the Dayton Convention & Visitors Bureau. The Air Force Thunderbirds jet demonstration team and the first public flight of the F-35 Lighting II at the air show were among the headline acts...
Denver restaurant charging customers 'livable wage' surcharge

Denver restaurant charging customers 'livable wage' surcharge

Customers at Duo Restaurant in Denver have mainly been supportive of the new surcharge appearing on their bills. Restaurant owner Keith Arnold told Denver7 that the surcharge is designed to address the wage gap between the servers and the kitchen staff. Servers can make 50 to 100 percent more than kitchen staff, Arnold said. The 2 percent surcharge is applied to all bills, and 100 percent of the proceeds...
How to avoid a debt collection scam

How to avoid a debt collection scam

Debt collection scams are one of the most common types of scams. However, scammers are putting new spins on the old classic. For instance, you may receive a call seeking payment on a debt or for a loan you do not recognize or the caller will claim to be collecting on a cash advance. The caller can be threatening, claiming you must pay now to avoid arrest, garnished wages or a lawsuit. He or she will...
F-16 crashed in Texas similar to Thunderbirds at Dayton Air Show

F-16 crashed in Texas similar to Thunderbirds at Dayton Air Show

A pilot ejected from an F-16 that crashed on take-off during a training flight at a Texas airfield, according to the North American Aerospace Defense Command. The crash caused the evacuation of Ellington Airport, where the Fighting Falcon jet was taking off, a nearby construction site and a golf course after the crash KHOU.com in Houston, Texas reported. RELATED: F-16 makes emergency landing at Wright-Patterson...
Miami Valley winery to make high-powered moonshine with local twist

Miami Valley winery to make high-powered moonshine with local twist

Kennedy Vineyard — the Darke County winery that is poised to open its new Big Rack craft brewery this weekend — has now applied for a distillery license, its founder confirmed this morning, June 21. Your guide to wineries in Dayton “I’m pretty sure that we’ll be the only winery in the state with all three” operations, making wine, beer and spirits, owner John Kennedy...
Elder-Beerman company hiring at all stores this week

Elder-Beerman company hiring at all stores this week

Elder-Beerman’s parent company will hire at all stores during a summer hiring event later this week. The Bon-Ton Stores Inc., which owns and operates Bon-Ton, Boston Store, Bergner’s, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s and Younkers stores, will host a summer hiring event on Friday and Saturday. The hiring event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Human Resource representatives...
Ohio couple leaves $100K at Goodwill, then takes it back

Ohio couple leaves $100K at Goodwill, then takes it back

A couple in Ohio accidentally donated a duffel bag of nearly $100,000 at a Goodwilll in Zanesville, and scrambled to take it back when they realized their mistake. Employees at a Goodwill in Zanesville, Ohio found a duffel bag of cash amounting to $97,004, a marriage certificate and a living will. “It was so much cash they figured it was fake at first and then thought, ‘Well no, maybe...
Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick resigns as CEO, report says

Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick resigns as CEO, report says

The co-founder of ride-sharing company Uber has reportedly resigned as CEO. According to The New York Times, Travis Kalanick is stepping down “after a shareholder revolt made it untenable for him to stay on at the company.”
WSU students push for health care improvements on Capitol Hill

WSU students push for health care improvements on Capitol Hill

Two Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine students are pushing for improvements to health care in the nation’s capitol. The students spoke with Ohio legislators on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., in May as part of the American College of Physicians Leadership Day. Third-year medical student Casey Smiley and fourth-year medical student Nick Christian represented the Boonshoft...
Delta using facial recognition tech for checking baggage

Delta using facial recognition tech for checking baggage

Delta Air Lines has started using facial recognition technology at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport to speed the process of checking baggage. Four self-serve kiosks for checking bags have facial recognition technology to match travelers with their passport photos, Delta announced Tuesday. The new kiosks, the first in the nation, are only for checking bags and don’t replace security...
WINE SALE: Ohio lawmakers may allow 10% off a HALF case

WINE SALE: Ohio lawmakers may allow 10% off a HALF case

UPDATE: John Fortney, spokesman for the Ohio Senate Majority Caucus, provided some clarification this afternoon, Thursday June 22, on the issue of discounts: “The 10 percent discount is available for any number of cases if the retailer wants to offer it,” Fortney told reporter Lynn Hulsey in an email. “It just requires that the case be between 6 to 12 bottles. So you could have a...
Unemployment rates up slightly in Clark, Champaign counties

Unemployment rates up slightly in Clark, Champaign counties

Unemployment rates crept up slightly in Clark and Champaign counties last month, but economists noted joblessness remained relatively stable compared to the same time last year. Clark County’s unemployment rate rose from 4.1 percent in April to 4.3 percent last month, according to information from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services released Tuesday. The unemployment rate was 4.4...
UD to break its research record with anticipated $130M funding

UD to break its research record with anticipated $130M funding

The University of Dayton expects to break a record this year with annual sponsored research projected to total nearly $130 million. The new record reflects a growth of 10 percent from fiscal year 2017, the university reports. To highlight the impact of research achievements by faculty, staff and students, UD has launched a new website called “Momentum.” The website boasts UD’s rankings...
New health care act could cost this region billions, study shows

New health care act could cost this region billions, study shows

The current version of health care reform Congress is considering would cost the 11-county region served by the Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association billions, according to a new study. The bill as it stands would mean nearly $2 billion less in Medicaid spending in the region over the next decade and close to $300 million in uninsured costs for 29 area hospitals, according to a joint study by GDAHA...
Carlisle rescinds part of marijuana ban, sells land to cultivator

Carlisle rescinds part of marijuana ban, sells land to cultivator

Carlisle has rescinded a portion of its medical marijuana moratorium to allow a cultivation facility as well as selling them 10 acres to build in the village’s business park. After an executive session that lasted more than an hour where representatives of Ohio Craft Cultivators, LLC answered questions from council members during a special meeting, the Village Council Monday unanimously amended...
Wright-Patterson named ‘Bee City USA’ site

Wright-Patterson named ‘Bee City USA’ site

Planes aren’t the only things with wings buzzing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The base was the first military installation to earn the “Bee City USA” designation: The number of pollinator honey bees swarming around hives has flourished five fold in two years as the bees indulge in abundant food, water and nesting sites, officials say. RELATED: Wright-Patt reaches 100 years...
Sinclair hikes tuition and gives employee raises

Sinclair hikes tuition and gives employee raises

Sinclair Community College remains one of the most affordable area schools, despite a tuition increase approved by trustees on Monday. Sinclair’s board on Monday voted to approve the school’s $136.2 million budget for next year which included the first tuition hike since the summer of 2014. Tuition will increase by $10 per credit hour, but that increase will be waived for people taking...
Chick-fil-A introduces new gluten-free bun

Chick-fil-A introduces new gluten-free bun

In response to customer requests, Chick-fil-A announced the addition of a new gluten-free bun option to its menu, making it one of the first fast food restaurants to offer the item. >> Read more trending news  The 150-calorie bun, made with premium ingredients like quinoa and amaranth and lightly sweetened with molasses and raisins, is now available in restaurants nationwide, according...
New food truck now serving up delicious tacos

New food truck now serving up delicious tacos

The Dayton area has a new food truck serving up some rather amazing tacos. For now, you’ll have to go to Yellow Springs to sample Miguel’s Tacos. Launched by Miguel Espinoza of Yellow Springs, Miguel’s Tacos sets up at 11 a.m. Thursdays through Sundays behind Ye Olde Trail Tavern and Asanda Imports (228-230 Xenia St.), and serves through the afternoon until it runs out of taco supplies...
Backers want Ohio Aviation Hall of Fame at future monument site

Backers want Ohio Aviation Hall of Fame at future monument site

Ohio may be the birthplace of aviation, but it doesn’t have what California, Kansas, North Carolina and New Jersey all have: a state-oriented aviation hall of fame. A number of aviation enthusiasts in the area want to change that, but money remains a big hurdle. Backers envision an Ohio Aviation Hall of Fame as part of a proposed $21 million Triumph of Flight monument on eight acres at the southwest...
Ohio to play key role in driverless cars, transportation research

Ohio to play key role in driverless cars, transportation research

The Transportation Research Center just outside East Liberty wants to expand rapidly and attract new customers as state leaders and analysts say the region has quickly become known as an emerging center for high-tech automotive research. The center has served for decades as a 4,500-acre playground where manufacturers and engineers could test prototypes of the newest sports cars, motorcycles and trucks...
Springfield Airport tapped to test new drone technology

Springfield Airport tapped to test new drone technology

The Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport now has new mobile radar equipment to research unmanned aircraft as part of $5 million state and federal grants. The equipment and grant will be used to test beyond line of sight operation, said Art Huber, deputy director of operations with the Air Force Research Laboratory. Currently drones can only be flown in the line of sight of the pilot but the research...
GARAGE SALES: How to avoid a ‘sale fail’

GARAGE SALES: How to avoid a ‘sale fail’

Garage and yard sale season is heating up but not all sales are successful. “I’ve come across garage sales where the items were very dirty, they are not priced, they are not laid out, so you can’t see them,” said Mark Moots of Sugarcreek Twp. The day, the time, and how you display your unwanted stuff can turn a decluttering, money making opportunity into a “sale fail...
Air Force museum sees big climb in visitors

Air Force museum sees big climb in visitors

A new $40.8 million hangar with Air Force One presidential jets and exotic, record-setting research aircraft boosted the number of visitors over 24 percent in the year since the long-anticipated expansion opened at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, figures show. The Miami Valley’s top tourist attraction counted 938,691 visitors from opening in June 2016 to the end of May 2017. That...
Temporary medical marijuana business ban expires soon in Springfield

Temporary medical marijuana business ban expires soon in Springfield

A moratorium on medical marijuana businesses in Springfield will expire soon and city commissioners must decide whether to let it lapse or continue to ban them. Commissioners placed a six-month moratorium on new medical marijuana-related businesses in August 2016. That came after Gov. John Kasich signed a bill making cannabis legal for medical use under state law last year. RELATED: Springfield...
Mechanicsburg leaders say new partnership will cut vacant buildings

Mechanicsburg leaders say new partnership will cut vacant buildings

Mechanicsburg leaders say a new agreement with the Champaign County Economic Partnership will cut down on the number of vacant properties downtown. The village has taken multiple steps to get new businesses in town in the past two years, Administrator April Huggins-Davis said, including designating a portion of downtown as a historic district and passing a maintenance enforcement program for vacant...
Springfield center gets national recognition for patient care

Springfield center gets national recognition for patient care

A Springfield medical center recently received national recognition for its work promoting endoscopy, a procedure used to evaluate a patient’s digestive system. The Springfield Regional Outpatient Center, 2610 N. Limestone St., is the only site in Springfield or Dayton to have earned the recognition from the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy as of January this year, according to...
Repairs going slowly after tornado damage in Park Layne

Repairs going slowly after tornado damage in Park Layne

Businesses in Park Layne are recovering from the damage left by a tornado that hit the area about three weeks ago, but owners say it’s taking much longer than they anticipated. The Mel-O-Dee restaurant, a Park Layne mainstay on Ohio 235, had air conditioning units ripped off the building and suffered electrical damage when the building was hit by an EF-1 tornado on May 24. It was one of six...
Want to try throwing axes? New West Chester business has you covered

Want to try throwing axes? New West Chester business has you covered

A non-traditional sport made popular in Canada is hurtling into Butler County. Cincinnati Axe Throwing opens at 8 p.m. June 16 at 4814 Peter Place in West Chester Twp., just off Ohio 747 and south of Muhlhauser Road. Participants may play solo or with a group and learn how to throw from an expert. OTHER: 11 things you need to see at West Chester’s new sleek Topgolf facility Sessions start with...
Central State works on $20 million in campus projects

Central State works on $20 million in campus projects

Central State University is in the middle of completing more than 10 campus projects totalling more than $20 million. This summer CSU is repairing roads and sidewalks to the tune of $1.8 million while updating residence halls and Williamson Hall. The residence hall updates, which will cost $750,000 will address general maintenance needs, while $750,000 in renovations to Williamson Hall includes complete...
This Ohio chef was named 1 of the best in the world for veggies -- and her restaurant’s a short drive away

This Ohio chef was named 1 of the best in the world for veggies -- and her restaurant’s a short drive away

An Ohio restaurant and its chef have scored a coveted spot on a global list of the top 50 restaurants in the world for their excellence in preparing and serving vegetables. Cara Mangini — cookbook author and owner/founding executive chef of Little Eater, a vegetable-centric restaurant and grocery inside the North Market in downtown Columbus — made the “Plant Forward Global 50&rdquo...
Old Northridge Pool site could soon be turned into condos

Old Northridge Pool site could soon be turned into condos

The old Northridge Swim Club could soon be turned into condominiums as a developer seeks to build on the land. Clark County commissioners unanimously approved a zoning change this week for the property that will allow the space to be used as a multi-family residence. The property where the new buildings could be built is 4530 Ridgewood Road West, just behind Northridge School. Developer Mark Overholser...
Nonprofit seeks to help military veterans

Nonprofit seeks to help military veterans

An Oakwood nonprofit has started a charity to cover the expense of veterans’ medical costs for certain surgical procedures, its founder says. The Soldiers Surgeon Inc. wants to aid veterans with “under treated and under diagnosed” injuries or who face delays in treatment with certain surgical needs, such as muscular skeletal problems and orthopaedic procedures, according to Alison...
Sprint offers switchers a free year

Sprint offers switchers a free year

Sprint is throwing down the gauntlet to all other wireless carriers with a limited-time promotion that offers a free year of unlimited service if you switch this month. Get a free year of unlimited service Customers who take advantage of this unprecedented promo offer and switch from AT&T, T-Mobile or Verizon will get unlimited talk, text and data on up to five lines. But you must bring your own handsets...
INSIDE LOOK: Springfield area high-end farm house on sale for $1.9M

INSIDE LOOK: Springfield area high-end farm house on sale for $1.9M

A high-end home in Springfield modeled after a sprawling Kentucky horse farm is up for grabs for anyone willing to pay $1.3 million. The 6,600 square foot home is located on nearly 23 acres of land at 3101 Urbana Road. The house features an open concept floor plan, cathedral ceilings, hardwood floors, French doors, a whirlpool tub, walk-in closets, oversized windows, crown molding, tray ceilings,...
UD launches program to boost quality of life in Dayton

UD launches program to boost quality of life in Dayton

The University of Dayton is partnering with the City of Dayton and Dayton Metro Libraries on a $385,000 initiative aimed at improving the quality of life throughout the city. The three entities are launching Dayton Corps, a special community-building team that will employ 60 AmeriCorps members who will work to improve local neighborhoods, education and opportunities, according to UD. The program will...
Dollar General hiring for management positions at local stores

Dollar General hiring for management positions at local stores

Dollar General plans to host hiring events throughout Ohio in the next week, specifically aimed at recruiting potential store management candidates. The company is hiring at local stores, and will also host hiring events: • SPRINGFIELD: 1660 MOOREFIELD ROAD (June 20, noon - 4 p.m.) • TROY: 2525 W MAIN ST. (June 20, noon - 6 p.m.) • TROTWOOD: 5118 SALEM AVE. (June 20, noon - 4 p.m.)...
Springfield NAACP kicks off new fundraising event

Springfield NAACP kicks off new fundraising event

Springfield’s local NAACP chapter is preparing for its first Corporate Sponsorship Dinner on June 21. The dinner will feature the president of the Dayton NAACP chapter, Derrick Foward, as the keynote speaker. The history of the NAACP and its significance, along with the importance of obtaining sponsorship and how the raised funds will be allocated will be discussed at the dinner. RELATED: Denise...
CONSUMER ADVICE: Kroger expands nationwide nuts recall

CONSUMER ADVICE: Kroger expands nationwide nuts recall

Cincinnati-based Kroger Co. has expanded the recall of its 12-ounce packages of Simple Truth Dry Roasted Macadamia Nuts. The product was recalled due to a potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Kroger has expanded this recall to include all stores nationwide including: Kroger, Ralphs, Food 4 Less, Foods Co., Fred Meyer, Fry’s, King Soopers, City Market, Smith’s, Dillons, Baker&rsquo...
Cedarville launches health care administration MBA track

Cedarville launches health care administration MBA track

Cedarville University is launching an online, 12-class health care administration track within its masters of business administration (MBA) program, university leaders said Thursday at Soin Medical Center. The course will be offered seven weeks at a time, two or four courses per semester, year-round. The university expects many if not most of the students interested in the track will be health care...
Ohio’s craft beer boom: $2 billion increase in 2 years

Ohio’s craft beer boom: $2 billion increase in 2 years

The craft beer boom shows no signs of fizzing out. Instead, it’s pouring its efforts into new ventures across Ohio and Butler County and contributing to the economic growth of both. A new biennial economic impact study commissioned by the National Beer Wholesalers Association and the Beer Institute shows that industry growth exploded in recent years, contributing more than $13.2 billion to Ohio&rsquo...
JOB CREATION: Manufacturer north of Dayton lands new deal with Walmart

JOB CREATION: Manufacturer north of Dayton lands new deal with Walmart

A local manufacturer in Lima just landed a new deal with Walmart that will bring jobs back to the U.S. 50 strong, a manufacturer based in Lima, announced it was awarded a deal with Walmart to manufacture 5 million bottles in Lima, which had previously been done by a Chinese competitor. The move will result in the creation of approximately 20 new local jobs. “Revitalizing U.S. manufacturing and...
Want to sell your product at Elder-Beerman stores? Now is your chance

Want to sell your product at Elder-Beerman stores? Now is your chance

The parent company of Elder-Beerman continues to expand its “Close to Home” shops, which feature products from local makers and artists. The retailer’s first “Online Sourcing Fair” received more than 1,250 product submissions from artisans, makers, designers and entrepreneurs. The number received far exceeded expectations and nearly a third are now under final consideration...
UD professor awarded more than $364K to study grasshoppers

UD professor awarded more than $364K to study grasshoppers

A University of Dayton insect ecologist has received a research grant of $364,500 from the National Science Foundation. Chelse Prather, an assistant professor of biology at UD, studying how certain minerals may play in controlling grasshopper and other insect populations, according to UD. Prather is working with four students this summer to manipulate soil nutrients in a coastal tall grass prairie...
RECALL: Company recalls granola product at stores nationwide

RECALL: Company recalls granola product at stores nationwide

A company has recalled granola products across the country. Wildway LLC is voluntarily recalling certain grain-free granola products because the company was notified by an ingredient supplier that an ingredient used in these products could be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria can cause symptoms like high fever, severe headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. No illnesses...
Kettering company hiring 40 new employees today

Kettering company hiring 40 new employees today

Kettering-based Charter Communications is hiring 40 people for open positions. The company is hiring for customer service representatives during a job fair on Thursday. The job fair will go from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 1505 E. David Road in Kettering. Customer service representatives provide basic customer support related to Charter services, including handling billing inquiries...
Springfield pastor leads vigil to support payday lending reform

Springfield pastor leads vigil to support payday lending reform

A faith-based coalition led by a Springfield pastor held a prayer vigil Wednesday at the Ohio Statehouse to bring attention to their payday lending reform bill in the midst of legislators finalizing the state budget. More than 100 religious leaders joined the the Faith Coalition: A Movement for Lending and Reform Central Church Rev. Carl Ruby of Springfield at the rally. “The need for this bill...
Dayton contractor lands $49M deal with AF Nuclear Weapons Center

Dayton contractor lands $49M deal with AF Nuclear Weapons Center

The Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center has awarded a $49 million, five-year contract to a Dayton defense contractor, according to the Department of Defense. MacAulay-Brown Inc. of Dayton was one of six contractors to bid on the deal that ends in June 2022, according to the Defense Department. RELATED: Small business contracts way up at Wright-Patterson MacAulay-Brown will provide engineering and technical...
Stay cool finding an air conditioning contractor

Stay cool finding an air conditioning contractor

Summer is here and staying cool is a high priority for most people. For home owners, it can be a heavy task to find just the right business to help with your air conditioning needs and letting someone come into your home to work on your air conditioner can be worrisome. Better Business Bureau offers advice for finding the right contractor. RELATED » 4 ways to get a good mechanic The ideal time...
UD launches certificate program to teach students business skills

UD launches certificate program to teach students business skills

The University of Dayton is launching a new program this summer to teach students studying liberal arts, engineering, education or health sciences, the business skills companies look for in new hires. UD is calling the program “Biz Ready.” It will consist of a two-week course for non-business majors and will run from Aug. 10 through Aug. 19. It costs $25 to apply for the course and the...
FLINT WATER CRISIS: Health chief charged with involuntary manslaughter

FLINT WATER CRISIS: Health chief charged with involuntary manslaughter

The chief official of the Michigan health department was charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with the Flint water crisis probe. Nick Lyon is accused of failing to tell the public about an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in the Flint area, which has been linked by some experts to poor water quality in 2014 to 2015. Lyon is the highest-ranking official in Rick Snyder’s...
Sinclair, Omega Corp. partner to revitalize neighborhood with Hope Center

Sinclair, Omega Corp. partner to revitalize neighborhood with Hope Center

Sinclair Community College is partnering with the Omega Development Corp. to establish the Hope Center for Families. The Hope Center will be a multipurpose facility to provide services that help revitalize nearby neighborhoods with income stability, health and safety and student readiness, according to Sinclair. The new center will be located at the former United Theological Seminary at 1800 Harvard...
RECALL: Beef ravioli products recalled in Ohio, other states

RECALL: Beef ravioli products recalled in Ohio, other states

A New York-base company is recalling nearly 115,000 pounds of beef ravioli products in several states including Ohio. Joseph Seviroli Foods is recalling the products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. The products contain milk, a known allergen which is not declared on the products labels. »...
Springfield law office broken into over the weekend

Springfield law office broken into over the weekend

A Springfield law office on North Limestone Street was broken into over the weekend and an attorney is thankful his business wasn’t badly damaged. Charles Ricketts is a criminal defense attorney in the city of Springfield. He has been practicing law for the past 49 years. RELATED : Mom shoots, kills intruder who broke into apartment, police say His previous office was on Plum...
Top Air Force leader to visit Wright-Patt

Top Air Force leader to visit Wright-Patt

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson will travel to Wright-Patterson later this month, the military branch has confirmed. Wilson, a former New Mexico congresswoman and a prior Air Force officer, received Senate confirmation for the top civilian post in the service branch in May. An exact date for her arrival was not released. RELATED: Thousands remember Doolittle Raiders in ceremony “The...
Demolition work starts on future KHN medical office site

Demolition work starts on future KHN medical office site

Cleanup has started on land Kettering Health Network plans for a medical office building in West Carrollton. Crews this week started the work to remove tanks from a former car wash on 3.84 acres at 744 E. Dixie Drive in the first phase of a demolition project. RELATED: KHN announces plans for West Carrollton medical office Tearing down the former Sonny’s Car Wash is part of a three-way deal...
Business leaders want more Dayton airport flights, destinations

Business leaders want more Dayton airport flights, destinations

A lack of direct flights or even the number of flights from the Dayton International Airport costs area companies thousands in extra expenses annually, business leaders said. A group of about a dozen local business leaders have formed a committee — dubbed the “Corporate Airport Advisory Group” — in an effort to attract more flights to the Dayton airport for business travelers...
Sixteen Ohio newspapers sold

Sixteen Ohio newspapers sold

AIM Media Midwest LLC said Tuesday it has purchased newspapers in Troy, Fairborn, Xenia and Piqua as well as newspapers published in 12 other Ohio cities. AIM Media’s purchase includes Ohio newspapers previously owned by Civitas Media. This includes daily newspapers in Greenville, Wilmington, Sidney, Urbana, Hillsboro, Washington Courthouse and elsewhere. In all, the purchase includes 17 daily...
A Navy admiral and Dayton native charts course for sealift ships

A Navy admiral and Dayton native charts course for sealift ships

The Navy is reviewing how to increase the readiness of supply ships called on if war breaks out, an admiral says. Rear Adm. John A. Schommer, 51, a Dayton native who serves as Navy Reserve deputy commander of the Norfolk, Va. -headquartered Military Sealift Command, returned to his hometown this week to tell the Navy’s message and the challenges the nation’s crucial sea lift forces confront...
Bill’s Donut Shop named 1 of the 2 ‘Best in America’

Bill’s Donut Shop named 1 of the 2 ‘Best in America’

Bill’s Donut Shop in Centerville has made the list of “The 15 Best Donut Shops in America” as compiled by BusinessInsider.com. In fact, the web site ranked it #2 in the nation, behind only to Dough in New York City. Business Insider collaborated with city-guide app Foursquare to rank the nation’s top-rated doughnut shops across America based on the number...
JUST IN: Ohio Sauerkraut Festival to go on as dispute settled

JUST IN: Ohio Sauerkraut Festival to go on as dispute settled

A settlement has apparently been reached in the dispute threatening the 48th annual Ohio Sauerkraut Festival. “Please advise by noon Tuesday, June 13, 2017, whether the Village is willing to renounce their previous demands. If not, or if I do not hear from you by the designated time, the Chamber will have to seriously consider canceling the Festival,” Martin Hubbell, lawyer for the Waynesville...
Gourmet Bay Tilapia products recalled in Ohio, other states

Gourmet Bay Tilapia products recalled in Ohio, other states

Several fish products have been recalled in Ohio and other states because the products contain an undeclared allergen. Boston-based Slade Gorton is recalling the products because they may contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk could be at risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume the products. » RECALL: Ohio company recalls...
STORE CLOSINGS: Company to buy bankrupt women’s clothing brand

STORE CLOSINGS: Company to buy bankrupt women’s clothing brand

BCBG Max Azria Group announced its reached an agreement on its restructuring plan and is set to sell its assets to another company. BCBG Max Azria Group, the parent company of women’s clothing brand BCBGMAXAZRIA, said it is contemplating the “sale of substantially all the assets of the company through a Chapter 11 plan to Marquee Brand LLC and Global Bramds Group Holding Limited.&rdquo...
Parent company of Ann Taylor, Lane Bryant to close 667 locations

Parent company of Ann Taylor, Lane Bryant to close 667 locations

The parent company of clothing retailers Ann Taylor and Lane Bryant will close up to 667 locations in the next two years. Acena Retail Group Inc., which operates Ann Taylor, Lane Bryant, Loft, Dressbarn, Catherines and Justice, announced it will close the locations due to a shift in consumer habits. As of late April, the company has approximately 4,850 locations. Ann Taylor closed its location at...
Wright State asked for budget suggestions: What people said in response

Wright State asked for budget suggestions: What people said in response

Before approving budget cuts last week, Wright State University sought comments and suggestions from the campus community. Some comments were positive and praised officials for getting WSU’s finances in order while others criticized trustees and administrators for not keeping the university out of financial trouble in the first place. Athletics was one of the most mentioned topics, a Dayton...
Farmers Market in West Dayton starts today at Dayton VA campus

Farmers Market in West Dayton starts today at Dayton VA campus

The Dayton VA will launch a Farmers Market today on the grounds of the sprawling campus in West Dayton. At least 15 vendors will be at the market, open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the pavilion on the corner of Massachusetts Boulevard and Iowa Avenue, organizers say. Customers will see the Farmers Market regularly this summer, organizers say. The new marketplace is set to be open every Tuesday through Sept...

Springfield native’s take on escape room games takes off

Summer is popular for escapes – to beaches, amusement parks and movies. Springfield native Chris Barnes is promoting escapism that doesn’t require leaving the room or a picking up a joystick. For the second consecutive year, Barnes will bring back his version of the popular escape rooms to Ridgewood School, where students in grades 5-9 can have fun and learn. He’s also popularized...
Children's retailer Gymboree files for bankruptcy, will close 375 stores

Children's retailer Gymboree files for bankruptcy, will close 375 stores

Children’s retailer Gymboree filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Sunday and will close more than 375 stores, according to Fortune. >> Read more trending news The retailer said it could close up to 450 of its 1,281 stores as the company reorganizes. The San Francisco-based company says it is seeking to reduce its debt by $900 million. It expects to operate its business and majority of its stores...
Children’s retailer files for bankruptcy

Children’s retailer files for bankruptcy

Children’s clothing retailer Gymboree Corp. is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, the latest sign of traditional retailers’ struggles as shoppers shun stores and buy online. The retailer has locations at the Dayton Mall, Cincinnati Premium Outlets and The Greene Town Center. » RELATED: 3 new local retailers to open at Beavercreek mall The San Francisco-based company says...
GE Aviation acquires robotics maker

GE Aviation acquires robotics maker

GE Aviation has acquired a United Kingdom-based manufacturer that builds snake-arm robots for work in confined and hazardous areas. Terms of the deal to acquire OC Robotics were not disclosed. The robots are typically used in hazardous and hard-to-get to confined areas for inspections, repairs and cleaning in the aerospace, construction, nuclear, petrochemical and security industries, GE said in a...
Ohio ranked in the bottom half for working dads

Ohio ranked in the bottom half for working dads

A father’s duty at home has taken a slight change in the past few decades. In the past, the man was the breadwinner for the family. In 2017, research found that two-thirds of family households now depend on two incomes, according to WalletHub. Ohio ranks 27th in the U.S. for working dads with children aged 0 to 17. The rankings include stats involving lowest child-care costs, lowest number of...
General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt stepping down

General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt stepping down

Jeff Immelt, who led General Electric for 16 years, is stepping down from his role as chairman and CEO, the company said Monday. John Flannery, president and CEO of the conglomerate’s health care unit, will take over the post in August. During Immelt’s 16 years as CEO, he succeeded in repositioning the company as Ohio’s largest manufacturing employer and producer of large industrial...
Taco Bell to offer free tacos today

Taco Bell to offer free tacos today

Taco Bell is offering one free taco to anyone from 2 to 6 p.m. today, while supplies last. The give away of one Doritos Locos Taco to every customer is part of a promotion with the National Basketball Association. The promise was if a visiting team beat the home team in the NBA finals, everyone would win a taco. »RELATED: Taco Bell to introduce first chips made entirely...
Gas prices ‘stable and cheap’ this year

Gas prices ‘stable and cheap’ this year

DAYTON — Average retail gasoline prices in Dayton have fallen 13.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.21 per gallon on Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 391 gas outlets in Dayton. This compares with the national average that has fallen 4.0 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.33 per gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.  RELATED: ...
United Pet Group recalls 5 brands of rawhide dog chews

United Pet Group recalls 5 brands of rawhide dog chews

United Pet Group has issued a voluntary recall for multiple brands of rawhide dog chew products that were distributed to retail outlets and sold online in the U.S.  The recall – which covers the brands American Beefhide, Digest-eeze, Healthy Hide, Healthy Hide Good-n-Fun and Healthy Hide Good-n-Fit – was issued after United Pet Group identified that certain rawhide chew manufacturing...
Eye to the sky:Wright-Patt weather watchers alert for twisters, storms

Eye to the sky:Wright-Patt weather watchers alert for twisters, storms

They never stop watching the sky at Wright-Patterson. Seven days a week, every day of the year, and around the clock someone is watching the weather in a windowless room with a wall of screens filled with radar and satellite images of what’s around the airfield and the world. While storms swirled around the Miami Valley region last month, base forecasters issued a tornado warning. Gates closed...
Wright State enrollment to hit lowest point in more than 10 years

Wright State enrollment to hit lowest point in more than 10 years

Wright State University’s enrollment is expected to hit its lowest point in more than a decade this coming academic year. The number of full-time students at Wright State is projected to drop from 14,651 students last school year to 13,861 this academic year, according to a budget proposal approved by trustees on Thursday. The anticipated drop, which amounts to a decline of nearly 5.4 percent...
National group raising money to help save Wright State swimming and diving teams

National group raising money to help save Wright State swimming and diving teams

A national coaches organization is trying to raise money to help save Wright State University’s swimming and diving teams from budget cuts at the school. The College Swimming Coaches Association of America is trying to raise $85,000 to help save WSU’s swimming and diving teams. Donors can contribute money through the associations website using a credit card. More than $15,000 had...
Ohio State increases budget for redesign of Mirror Lake

Ohio State increases budget for redesign of Mirror Lake

Ohio State University is moving ahead with its plans to redesign Mirror Lake on campus. OSU’s board of trustees on Friday increased the budget for the project by $2.5 million, according to the university. The additional funding will come from donations and is for overlooks at Oval Drive and Neil Avenue, among other changes. The project’s total cost is $8.4 million and will be paid by the...
Popular Springfield restaurant to close for extensive makeover

Popular Springfield restaurant to close for extensive makeover

A popular Springfield restaurant will close temporarily Sunday night for an extensive interior makeover. The Buffalo Wild Wings location at 1960 N. Bechtle Ave. will close at the end of business Sunday and reopen about a week later with a redesigned interior. “We’re transitioning into what’s called the new Stadia look,” said Rick Small, director of marketing for Grube Inc....
Ohio State changes employee health care plans to reflect same-sex marriage legalization

Ohio State changes employee health care plans to reflect same-sex marriage legalization

Ohio State University has changed its health care offerings for same-sex couples because of the 2015 U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage. Ohio State began offering health care coverage for same-sex domestic partners in 2004 since marriage was not an option for them, according to OSU. Ohio State’s board of trustees voted on Friday to amend that benefits provision since same-sex...
Young’s Dairy launches food truck

Young’s Dairy launches food truck

Young’s Jersey Dairy near Yellow Springs is now selling cheese curds, ice cream and panini-style grilled cheese sandwiches from its very own food truck aptly named Young’s on the Moove. “We wanted to help get our product on the road and enjoy some of the festivals,” said Ben Young, one of the owners of the dairy. RELATED: Burger restaurant to open at Upper Valley Mall in Clark...
Ohio leads for salmonella cases linked to backyard chickens

Ohio leads for salmonella cases linked to backyard chickens

Government officials are warning people to be wary of handling backyard chickens, but not everyone in Ohio is listening. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is tracking eight salmonella outbreakd in the United States — and all of the cases are related to pet poultry, or backyard chickens. Approximately 372 people in 47 states have been infected, and Ohio leads the way for most cases...
Clark County Fairgrounds to host major national powerboat championship

Clark County Fairgrounds to host major national powerboat championship

Springfield will host a major powerboat race in August that will be broadcast worldwide, a big win for the efforts to make it a hub for powerboating. The NGK Formula One Powerboat Championship will be held at the 125-acre lake at Clark County Fairgrounds from Aug. 25 to 27, according to Dana Potts with B2B Motorsports. The name of the race may change. The race was previously held in Detroit for decades...
Major gate at Wright-Patt reopens for thousands of commuters

Major gate at Wright-Patt reopens for thousands of commuters

A major gateway closed for weeks to thousands of Wright-Patterson commuters during a $1.3 million security upgrade has reopened in Area B at Wright-Patterson, authorities say. Base Gate 19B, off National Road, which typically averages about 11,000 vehicles a day, will return to 24-hour operations at midnight Monday, according to Wright-Patterson spokeswoman Marie Vanover. “We’re finalizing...
Company recalls chicken salad product in Ohio

Company recalls chicken salad product in Ohio

Aldon Food Corporation is recalling thousands of pounds of chicken salad, some of which were distributed in Ohio. Due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, approximately 18,570 pounds of chicken salad have been recalled. The unmarked allergen was milk, and was not mentioned on the product label, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety. » RELATED: 3 recalls to know...
State could approve millions for 3 area colleges

State could approve millions for 3 area colleges

The State Controlling Board is set to vote Monday on millions in appropriations toward three area colleges. Miami University is seeking money to renovate a hall, Central State could get millions for network upgrades and Wright State could get more than $1 million for a research center project that is in its seventh year. Below are the items set for a vote: Miami University could get around $23.6 million...
JUST IN: Dayton’s most highly acclaimed restaurant to shut down in July

JUST IN: Dayton’s most highly acclaimed restaurant to shut down in July

The nationally acclaimed chef/co-owner of Bar Dumaine (formerly Rue Dumaine) in Washington Twp. announced this morning that the restaurant will shut down after serving its final meals on July 2. “Sadly, due to circumstances beyond our control, Bar Dumaine, Rue Dumaine and Anne Kearney will serve our last meals at 1061 Miamisburg-Centerville Road on July 2, 2017,” Kearney wrote in an email...
Saks Fifth Avenue owner to cut 2,000 jobs in North America

Saks Fifth Avenue owner to cut 2,000 jobs in North America

The owner of Saks Fifth Avenue announced it will cut about 2,000 positions in the United States and Canada, as part of a restructuring effort. Hudson’s Bay Company, a department store operator based out of Canada, said the decision would save the company approximately $259 million every year. Hudson’s owns companies like Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor. “We know we can do better...
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