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Springfield holiday party brings joy to 200 students with disabilities

Close to 200 children from across Clark County celebrated an early Christmas on Monday during an annual party that is nearing a century of serving local families. Springfield’s Rotary Club hosted its annual Christmas Party at Wittenberg University’s HPER Center, providing games, activities and a chance to meet Santa for 190 area children with disabilities. The event is now in its 95th...
Retaliatory culture has not changed in military, ex-prosecutor says

Retaliatory culture has not changed in military, ex-prosecutor says

Former female Air Force Academy cadets who withdrew after they said they faced retaliation when they reported they were sexually assaulted shows a need for a culture change throughout the military, a former prosecutor said. “What it says about the climate is that despite all the military’s promise that they are taking this seriously and they are there to support survivors, the reality...
10 stories that illuminated the crazy holiday shopping season

10 stories that illuminated the crazy holiday shopping season

Consumers started early this year on holiday shopping, crowding local malls and shopping centers. Holiday spending in Ohio is expected to grow 2 percent this year compared to 2016, bringing in an estimated $24.1 billion statewide — and people in the Dayton region are expected to spend more than last year. NRF projects that holiday retail sales in November and December this year will be up between...
5 ways to merrily avoid mall parking mayhem this holiday season

5 ways to merrily avoid mall parking mayhem this holiday season

While hilarious television host Ellen might be able to make the perils of holiday mall parking funny ("New Year's Eve, you finally get that space"), the rest of us find little humor in the waiting and anxiety involved in parking at the mall to shop for presents. Ellen can make the executive decision to skip ever purchasing her mom items from the mall’s Victoria’s Secret...
Former Air Force Academy cadets talk about sexual assaults; reports rise at Wright Patt

Former Air Force Academy cadets talk about sexual assaults; reports rise at Wright Patt

More than a dozen current and former United States Air Force Academy cadets in Colorado Springs told CBS News they reported sexual assaults only to experience retaliation by their peers and their commanders. “CBS This Morning” traveled to the Air Force Academy during a six-month investigation into sexual assault in the military. The academy is where America’s best and brightest...
A return of flying sergeants? Air Force says no despite too few pilots

A return of flying sergeants? Air Force says no despite too few pilots

The Air Force will launch a high-tech training experiment testing both officers and enlisted airmen to prepare pilots for the cockpit faster. But, despite a growing shortage of aviators, it won’t be a return to the wartime days of flying sergeants – at least for now, according to the Air Force. The six-month initiative at a military reserve center in Austin, Texas will reportedly include...
Drone strikes could cause more damage to planes than birds, study says

Drone strikes could cause more damage to planes than birds, study says

A Federal Aviation Administration study found small drones could potentially cause more damage to an aircraft than a bird strike, researchers say. The FAA’s Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence – also known as ASSURE— worked with researchers across the country on the study. The research found heavier, stiffer components, such as a drone motor, battery or...
Air Force Marathon chooses drone as ‘official’ aircraft of 2018 races

Air Force Marathon chooses drone as ‘official’ aircraft of 2018 races

The MQ-9 Reaper drone has been chosen as the “official” aircraft of the 2018 Air Force Marathon, a series of races that draw thousands of runners across the nation and other countries to the Miami Valley. This marks the second time the Air Force has chosen an unmanned aerial vehicle as the aircraft for the contest. RELATED: Hypersonic research could lead to future spy drone In 2009, the...

Flu cases increase, first case admitted at Dayton Children’s

The flu season appears to be coming early this year to the region, with children among those at high risk from the virus. The Ohio Department of Health said the state is above the five-year average for the number of cases reported this time of year and “significantly higher” than the same time last year. There have been 92 flu-associated hospitalizations reported in Ohio for the week ending...
Yellow Springs lodging tax to cost Airbnb renters, local hotel guests

Yellow Springs lodging tax to cost Airbnb renters, local hotel guests

If you want to rent a room to travelers in Yellow Springs — a practice that residents say has a long tradition in the village — starting next year you might need a permit and have to tack a lodging tax onto the guests’ bills. STAY CONNECTED: Greene County News on Facebook Village officials are implementing a 3 percent lodging tax effective Jan. 1, a move that will not only affect...
Springfield businesses broken into; bricks, rocks found at scene

Springfield businesses broken into; bricks, rocks found at scene

Springfield Police are investigating several break-ins at local businesses. Five businesses on the city’s west side were broken into overnight Thursday into Friday, according to police. The businesses included two hair salons, an automotive business, a drive-thru, and a pub. RELATED : Springfield man indicted on trafficking, possession charges Manhattan Styling Salon, 1329 W. First St....
Parents suing after daughter burned to death in Jeep during crash

Parents suing after daughter burned to death in Jeep during crash

Mary “Erica” Scannavino rescued dogs, knit blankets for soldiers and created costumes during her 32 years of life. The Kennesaw, Georgia, woman managed to do all that before she died, trapped in her 1996 Jeep Cherokee engulfed in flames, stopped at a Cobb County intersection in July. Her family is suing Chrysler, along with the manufacturer of an after-market hitch on the Jeep and the...
Amazon Prime: What holiday shoppers need to know

Amazon Prime: What holiday shoppers need to know

While Amazon is not doing drone deliveries as part of the package just yet, Amazon Prime is an alluring online service for shoppers. It's tough to compare it to other companies, because who else offers a single package that includes free shipping, videos, music, Kindle reading and photo storage?Still, the multitude of features and perks doesn't mean the yearly outlay will pay off for...
5 easy ways to support local military families during holiday season

5 easy ways to support local military families during holiday season

This holiday season, there are a few simple ways to give back to military families and veterans who are in need of support in their communities. In Dayton, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base has more 7,000 active duty military service members and 13,000 civilians working on base. There are also approximately 90,000 retirees within a 100-mile radius who also use services at the base, according to the...
Air Force continues to address shortage of aircraft maintainers

Air Force continues to address shortage of aircraft maintainers

A massive shortfall of Air Force aircraft maintainers that caused “severe turbulence” in manning has dropped from thousands to hundreds, the service branch said. The Air Force has a shortage of about 400 maintainers on active duty, a significant drop from a gap of 3,400 a year ago and 4,000 in 2015, a spokeswoman said. Despite the gains, getting seasoned maintainers to repair the oldest...
2017 year of record-growing stock market: What you need to know

2017 year of record-growing stock market: What you need to know

When the stock market closing bell sounded on the afternoon of Nov. 8, 2016, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 18,332.74, up 73.14 — a good day for investors. Hours later, Donald Trump was elected president of the United States and further sparked a bull run in the stock market that has not stopped. On Thursday, the Dow Jones hovered above 24,200 — growth of nearly 6,000 points...
Congress passes stopgap spending bill to avert weekend shutdown

Congress passes stopgap spending bill to avert weekend shutdown

The House and Senate on Thursday passed a stopgap spending bill to prevent a government shutdown this weekend and buy time for challenging talks on a wide range of unfinished business on Capitol Hill. The measure passed on a vote of 235-193 in the House and 81-14 in the Senate, and would keep the government running through Dec. 22. The resolution was set to be sent to President Donald Trump for his...
Here's what your astrological sign says about your career path

Here's what your astrological sign says about your career path

Whether you're thriving in your career or constantly struggling to come to terms with your workplace situation, maybe you were born this way. Just like Meyer's Brigg personality tests or any number of other workplace prognosticators, your zodiac sign may influence your career values and motivations. Horoscope astrology is based on the idea that our identities and the events that shape our lives...
Feeling crafty this holiday season? 5 artsy ideas that can bring in cash

Feeling crafty this holiday season? 5 artsy ideas that can bring in cash

The most wonderful time of the year could be a wonderful time for your wallet as well.  If you're a pro at arts and crafts, the Christmas season opens up opportunities to showcase your talents and develop a lucrative holiday business. "Christmas is one of the busiest times for me as a graphic designer," said Tonya Wright, an award-winning, Georgia-based creative consultant and owner...
Let it snow: 4 things you might not know about Mad River Mountain

Let it snow: 4 things you might not know about Mad River Mountain

Snow lovers, rejoice. Colder temperatures have finally settled into the Miami Valley for the season and the folks at Mad River Mountain are already firing up their snow cannons to make the perfect conditions for lots of winter fun. But do you know the history behind the local winter hot spot? Here are four things you might not know about Ohio’s largest ski resort. Mad River Mountain opened...
KeyBank makes large donation to YWCA Dayton renovations

KeyBank makes large donation to YWCA Dayton renovations

KeyBank will donate a grant in support of the YWCA Dayton’s upcoming building renovation. KeyBank Dayton Market and the KeyBank Foundation announced it will give the YWCA Dayton a $250,000 grant for its housing renovation. The renovation project, funded by $17 million in grants and donations, will feature 65 updated permanent supportive housing apartments along with a fully-renovated domestic...
5 ways to survive chaotic mall parking this holiday season

5 ways to survive chaotic mall parking this holiday season

Local malls are packed with shoppers buying gifts for the holidays. Holiday spending in Ohio is expected to grow 2 percent this year compared to 2016, bringing in an estimated $24.1 billion statewide — and people in the Dayton region are expected to spend more than last year. NRF projects that holiday retail sales in November and December this year will be up between 3.6 percent and 4 percent...
Movie theaters launch subscription service to compete with Netflix

Movie theaters launch subscription service to compete with Netflix

Move over, Netflix. A movie theater company is now launching a membership service that will allow consumers to enjoy movies for cheaper prices. Cinemark Holdings Inc. launched its Movie Club, a monthly movie membership program that gives members discounts on tickets and concession foods along with other benefits. Consumers can join for $8.99 per month and manage their accounts through the Cinemark...
Melania Trump, Karen Pence stop at Whataburger, treat press to french fries

Melania Trump, Karen Pence stop at Whataburger, treat press to french fries

First lady Melania Trump, along with second lady Karen Pence, traveled to Texas on Wednesday to visit with first responders and check on Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. And if there’s anything politicians (or in this case, politicians’ spouses) love to do when they’re on a visit, it’s make a stop at a purveyor of local cuisine. Trump and Pence flew through Corpus Christi...
Does birth order affect you in the workplace?

Does birth order affect you in the workplace?

Want a better relationship with your boss, or at least a better understanding? Quit trying to figure out her favorite latte and start evaluating her birth order. There really is some science behind birth order's affect on all manner of relationships, according to Real Simple, and workplace success and interaction is one of the areas susceptible to birth order's influence. In a lot of cases, notes...
Higher education’s annual impact in southwest Ohio: $7.3 billion

Higher education’s annual impact in southwest Ohio: $7.3 billion

Southwest Ohio’s colleges had a nearly $7.3 billion impact on the region in 2016, even as some have struggled to stay afloat in the hyper competitive industry of higher education. The Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education has released its economic impact study which analyzes the spending of the group’s 22 members, including Wright State University, the University of Dayton, Sinclair...
7 temp holiday jobs to flip into full-time fun

7 temp holiday jobs to flip into full-time fun

Some holiday gigs require treating naughty shoppers nice. Others demand that you bring joy to the world in the midst of melancholy weather. If you're up for the challenge of fast-paced, unpredictable seasonal work with a good attitude and work ethic, you might set yourself up for a potentially permanent position. Package handlers: Across the nation this time of year, UPS hires a barrage of part-time ...
Utility scams run rampant; what you can do

Utility scams run rampant; what you can do

Year after year, scammers target business owners and unsuspecting homeowners by posing as representatives with utility, electric or natural gas companies. These scammers call, e-mail or knock on doors saying you must pay an unpaid bill or buy equipment immediately or your service will be shut off. Their goal is to get victims’ money and/or personal information. They use scare tactics, targeting...
As sales shift online, Walmart legally changes name

As sales shift online, Walmart legally changes name

Walmart is legally changing its name to reflect its growing focus on online sales. Walmart announced plans to change its name from Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. to Walmart Inc. — dropping “Stores” out of its official namesake. The change demonstrates the company’s “growing emphasis on serving customers seamlessly however they want to shop: in stores, online, on their mobile device...
Local Kroger store to undergo $4M renovation

Local Kroger store to undergo $4M renovation

A local Kroger store in Huber Heights will undergo a $4.3 million renovation, and will now offer services including ClickList. The Kroger store, located at 7747 Old Troy Pike, is currently under renovation. It is expected to be completed by spring 2018. The remodel includes new décor and updates and new equipment in all departments – Meat/Seafood, Deli/Bakery, Produce and Floral and Front-End...
New convenience store to sell wine, beer at The Greene

New convenience store to sell wine, beer at The Greene

A new convenience store has opened at The Greene Town Center in Beavercreek. Take A Break has opened on Glengarry Drive across form Tilly’s. The store carries energy drinks, snacks, lottery tickets, over-the-counter medications and personal hygiene products. The store will also sell beer and wine in the future. Several new stores have opened at The Greene within the past year. Fuzzy’s...
Kroger closing two-year-old concept store

Kroger closing two-year-old concept store

Kroger is closing a store testing a new fresh and local food concept a little under two years after opening. The Cincinnati-based grocery giant told Supermarket News that in January it will be shutting down its Main & Vine test store, located in Gig Harbor, Wash. Kroger’s Head of Corporate Communications and Media Relations Kristal Howard told the trade publication in an email that corporation...
Dayton, Cincinnati populations merging closer together

Dayton, Cincinnati populations merging closer together

When Seattle-based digital commerce company SMITH chose to move its firm to Austin Landing, the company’s owner said the location between Cincinnati and Dayton was good fit for employee recruiting. Business leaders in Southwest Ohio said they are hearing this more often as Dayton and Cincinnati continue to grow closer to becoming one metropolitan area as more companies locate between the two...
Moody’s downgrades financial outlook for colleges to ‘negative’

Moody’s downgrades financial outlook for colleges to ‘negative’

Moody’s Investors Service has downgraded its financial outlook for the higher education industry from stable to negative. The altered outlook was made as Moody’s expects operating revenues at four-year colleges and universities will be unable to keep pace with expenses in 2018. Aggregate operating revenue at four-year schools is expected to increase next year by 3.5 percent, but expenses...
Report: Air Force has microwave energy weapon to zap NK’s missiles

Report: Air Force has microwave energy weapon to zap NK’s missiles

The Air Force Research Laboratory has developed a cruise missile that could use microwave energy to potentially disable North Korean missiles on the launch pad, according to NBC News. The technology, which the Dayton Daily News has reported on previously, zaps microwave energy at a target to disable electronics, such as computers inside a building or a weapon’s circuitry. RELATED: Hypersonic...
5 unique side gigs you’ll probably enjoy more than your day job

5 unique side gigs you’ll probably enjoy more than your day job

Whether you're looking to make some extra money or want to pursue another career, side gigs can help you reach your goals. They can help you broaden your skills and experience while giving your budget a nice infusion of cash. Ideally, a side gig won't feel like drudgery but will instead be something you'll look forward to doing. If you're in an unfamiliar city, you probably don't know your way...
Charter Communication seeks 40 new workers

Charter Communication seeks 40 new workers

Broadband and cable company Charter Communications Inc. is looking for 40 call center support representatives for open positions in Kettering. If you’re interested, there will be interviews from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., then 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at 1505 E. David Road in Kettering. RELATED: Top 2017 job announcements: What’s really going on These are positions that will “support all...
Dental office rehabbing historic Urbana office space

Dental office rehabbing historic Urbana office space

An Urbana dental business is planning to spend thousands of dollars rehabbing a historic building in downtown Urbana for their new offices, with plans to open as early as next Spring. Urbana Dental Smiles, whose office is now located at 314 Patrick Ave. in Urbana, purchased the site at 1052 S. Main St. just south of downtown Urbana for about $230,000 earlier this year, according to information from...
Kroger recalls bottled water for babies after mold complaints

Kroger recalls bottled water for babies after mold complaints

The Kroger Co. is recalling bottled water for infants after customers complained they found mold in the product. According to a news release on the Food and Drug Administration website, the recall is for 1-gallon bottles of Comforts FOR BABY Purified Water With Fluoride Added with sell-by dates from April 26, 2018, to Oct. 10, 2018. The bottles are labeled with UPC code 0 41260 37597 2, plant code...
Urbana, Champaign County receiving part of $24M statewide grant

Urbana, Champaign County receiving part of $24M statewide grant

The city of Urbana and Champaign County are among 30 communities sharing a $24 million state grant to improve housing quality and homeownership throughout the state. Urbana and Champaign County will receive $800,000 to “rehabilitate 10 owner-occupied homes, repair 22 owner-occupied homes, and help Habitat for Humanity build two homes” according to a press release from the Ohio Development...
Beware: Australian outbreak hints at bad Ohio flu season

Beware: Australian outbreak hints at bad Ohio flu season

The flu season is just getting underway in Ohio, but if Australia’s experience with influenza is any guide, Ohioans should be prepared to feel aches and pains in the coming months. Australia and other parts of the southern hemisphere, which has an earlier flu season than the U.S., saw record high rates of flu cases and hospitalizations. “We don’t know what’s going to happen...
JobsOhio awards DMAX $200K grant in $58M project

JobsOhio awards DMAX $200K grant in $58M project

JobsOhio is noting an October 2017 $200,000 workforce grant for the DMAX engine plant in Moraine. The project retains 524 existing jobs and creates 150 new ones in a fixed-asset investment of $58.1 million, according to a monthly metrics report from JobsOhio, the state’s private development corporation. RELATED: New engine to help keep jobs at DMAX plant A General Motors spokeswoman said...
5 Christmas gifts for the little one who already has too much stuff

5 Christmas gifts for the little one who already has too much stuff

If the preschooler on your gift list already has the big ticket items that most kids twice their age only dream of − iPhones, luxury two-seater ride-on cars or even a big screen TV −  take heart. There are wonderful alternatives for the toddler who already has too much stuff. They emphasize creativity and bonding rather than money spent, and each is designed to keep the...
First 250 customers to get freebies at Centerville Cabela’s on Saturday

First 250 customers to get freebies at Centerville Cabela’s on Saturday

Cabela’s in Centerville is celebrating the holidays early this year by offering in-store giveaways to customers this weekend. The first 250 customers over the age of 18 on Saturday morning will receive a mystery envelope containing information about their free gift. The envelopes will be distributed randomly and could include outdoor products, Cabela’s gift cards and more, according to...
What happened when North Carolina cut taxes like the GOP plans to for the country

What happened when North Carolina cut taxes like the GOP plans to for the country

BURLINGTON, NC — For a peek into a world after a massive tax cut, visit North Carolina and ride along with factory owner Eric Henry. Conservative groups have hailed North Carolina as a model of a tax overhaul since it began slashing state corporate and individual tax rates four years ago. And one of the effort's main architects, Thom Tillis, is now in the U.S. Senate, where early Saturday...
Wright State faculty union: Cutting jobs not the ‘fix WSU needs’

Wright State faculty union: Cutting jobs not the ‘fix WSU needs’

A majority of the employees represented by Wright State University’s faculty union have signed a pledge rejecting any contract that penalizes them “for the gross mismanagement of the university.” Contract negotiations between Wright State’s faculty union and the administration have been stalled since March. The union created a strike plan in November, said president Martin...
Gender wage gap in Ohio: ‘We have to do better’

Gender wage gap in Ohio: ‘We have to do better’

Women: Don’t expect a paycheck equal to your male colleagues if you work in Ohio. While women are achieving parity in many fields and are receiving more college degrees than men, a new report found that women are still paid less than men across Ohio and the United States. In the last decade, women’s wage gap in Ohio and the U.S. has hovered around 77 cents for every dollar men make, according...
CVS to buy Aetna: What it means to you

CVS to buy Aetna: What it means to you

CVS confirmed that it’s buying Aetna for $69 billion in a deal that will help the drugstore chain reach deeper into customer health care and protect a key client. CVS Health Corp. released a statement Sunday saying it will pay cash and stock for Aetna Inc. Here’s what it could mean for the average consumer: 1. LOCATIONS: The mammoth acquisition pairs a company that runs more than 9,700...
5 traffic tips for navigating Austin Landing this holiday season

5 traffic tips for navigating Austin Landing this holiday season

Planning a trip to Austin Landing for some holiday shopping or maybe dinner, a movie or other entertainment? Here are five traffic tips that will make getting to and around the area easier:  If you’re coming from I-75. When driving east toward Austin Landing, there are two left turn lanes on Austin Boulevard that take you north into the complex. Choose them wisely. Upon turning onto Austin...
New Springfield bakery opens and looks for a permanent home

New Springfield bakery opens and looks for a permanent home

A Springfield bakery has opened a in temporary location on Fountain Avenue this month, but its owners are looking for a permanent home downtown. Le Torte Dolci opened its doors last week at 36C N. Fountain Ave., selling fresh-baked bread along with homemade English muffins, whoopie pies and cream horns. The store will be open through December, when another tenant is scheduled to rent the space. In...
Home away: Most college leaders live off campus on taxpayer dime

Home away: Most college leaders live off campus on taxpayer dime

Having a home on campus has become less common for the leaders of Ohio’s public universities but their employers are still helping to pay their mortgages. In Ohio, university presidents are the highest paid public employees living in government subsidized housing. In recent years, area universities have shifted from offering their presidents a pad on campus to helping them pay for a home of...
Foreign military sales more than triple at Wright Patt agency

Foreign military sales more than triple at Wright Patt agency

Foreign military sales through the Air Force Security Assistance and Cooperation Directorate more than tripled in the past year, soaring to $27.5 billion. The biggest deal was a $13.4 billion sale to Qatar, which purchased 36 F-15QAs and weapons to arm the jets for future delivery, according to the Wright-Patterson headquartered directorate. That sale of the front-line combat jets to the Persian Gulf...
CVS agrees to buy insurance giant Aetna

CVS agrees to buy insurance giant Aetna

CVS has agreed to buy Aetna in a $69 billion deal, The New York Times reported. The deal would combine the drugstore chain with one of the United States’ largest health insurers. Under the terms of the deal, CVS will pay about $207 a share, the Times reported, quoting an anonymous source. Roughly $145 a share of that would be in cash, with the remainder in newly issued CVS stock. An announcement...
New veterans ID card could be shown to retailers, VA says

New veterans ID card could be shown to retailers, VA says

In a push to make it easier for veterans to identify themselves to retailers and others, the Department of Veterans Affairs has rolled out a new Veterans Identification Card. The card, part of a 2015 federal mandate, was an “overdue promise,” the VA said in a statement. The new ID will allow veterans to more easily identify themselves without carrying around discharge paperwork to retailers...
10 local businesses take top spots in Best of Ohio rankings

10 local businesses take top spots in Best of Ohio rankings

The greater Springfield area got a new feather — feathers, really — in its cap. Several businesses in the area — six in Bellefontaine alone — were named among some of the best places to visit in the state, according to the 2018 Best in Ohio listing released by Ohio Magazine. Readers and visitors to the publication’s website were invited to vote on the places they thought...
Repairs to Wright Patt gate damaged in crash will take weeks

Repairs to Wright Patt gate damaged in crash will take weeks

A major gateway damaged when a car crashed into it leaving a gate unable to close will cost at least $85,000 to repair and take until later this month to fix, according to a Wright-Patterson spokesman. Gate 22B off Interstate 675, was damaged in the early morning hours of Nov. 22 in the incident, according to authorities. EVOL Ltd. & DCI JV, of Dublin, Ohio was awarded an $85,000 contract to complete...
Springfield officials want this new program to help seniors be healthy

Springfield officials want this new program to help seniors be healthy

Mercy Health and United Senior Services in downtown Springfield are partnering to offer a new program designed to encourage local seniors to more actively manage their health. MORE: $44M youth sports complex might go in at Upper Valley Mall site The Wellness Passport program, which is being offered for the first time this year, will include several screenings and other events to promote physical and...
Cedarville to declare Dec. 2 ‘Third Wave Water Day’

Cedarville to declare Dec. 2 ‘Third Wave Water Day’

Third Wave Water, a business which gained recognition after landing a deal on ABC’s “Shark Tank,” will have their own official day of celebration named for them in the village of Cedarville. » READ MORE: Cedarville business lands $100k deal on ‘Shark Tank’ The honor will be bestowed at Cedarville’s annual tree-lighting ceremony, which will take place at 5...
Downtown Springfield store to close next year

Downtown Springfield store to close next year

A downtown Springfield retail store and gift shop that has offered customers a variety of fair trade gifts for several years is scheduled to close early next year. Fair Trade Winds, 36 N. Fountain Ave., said in a recent Facebook post the Springfield location will close in 2018. The store’s owners did not return calls seeking comment early this week. The family-run business also has locations...
Springfield lawmaker seeks to regulate payday lenders

Springfield lawmaker seeks to regulate payday lenders

A bill to regulate payday lenders proposed by a Springfield lawmaker is finally seeing movement in the Statehouse, months after it was introduce. Calling his plan to regulate payday lenders “common sense legislation,” Rep. Kyle Koehler, R-Springfield, presented it to an Ohio House committee last week. RELATED: Springfield pastor seeking local support for payday lending bill House Bill...
Clark County group pushing community toward worforce readiness program

Clark County group pushing community toward worforce readiness program

Members of the Community Improvement Corporation of Clark County said Thursday they plan to push local businesses and schools to take a closer look at a program designed to help communities identify skill gaps and look for ways to improve the local workforce. Several area agencies, including the Chamber of Greater Springfield, Clark State Community College and Ohio Means Jobs of Clark County, have...
New grocery store coming to Kettering

New grocery store coming to Kettering

A new grocery store is coming to a former Kroger site in Kettering. Marc’s Grocery Store says its will make $2.5 million in capital improvements to the interior and exterior of a 6.5 acre property at 2100 E. Whipp Road. A 50,000-square-foot grocery store will occupy the site, according to a city council agenda. At least 75 full-time and part-time positions will be created at the location. »...
Urbana lawyer suspended by Ohio Supreme Court for legal malpractice

Urbana lawyer suspended by Ohio Supreme Court for legal malpractice

An Urbana attorney’s license has been indefinitely suspended by the Ohio Supreme Court after he was found guilty of selling a client’s land to pay legal fees. Christopher R. Bucio pleaded to one count of unauthorized use of property, which is a fourth-degree felony. He was also sentenced to five years of community control and was ordered to pay a $5,000 fine, according to the Ohio Supreme...
ALDI closing to create even larger food desert in Dayton

ALDI closing to create even larger food desert in Dayton

A lower-cost grocer announced Friday that it plans to close one of its stores, which will put more stress on an area with few options for residents to fill their refrigerators with fresh produce and meats. ALDI announced Friday will close its store at 4303 W. Third St. in West Dayton. This comes three weeks after a fire destroyed a different grocery store on the other side of town on East Third Street...

Firm reports $3.6M loss while ramping up operations

A Springfield financial firm reported a net loss of about $3.6 million for the first nine months this year, as company officials said their focus has been on developing new products. HUTN, INC. whose subsidiaries include EF Hutton Inc. and Megga Inc., also reported approximately $269,000 in revenue for a nine-month period that ended on Sept. 30 this year, according to documents filed with the OTC...
American Airlines glitch: What’s going on with holiday flights?

American Airlines glitch: What’s going on with holiday flights?

Yikes. A scheduling glitch has hundreds to thousands of American Airlines flights without the pilots for the holiday season. American Airlines management disclosed late last week that a failure had occurred within the pilot schedule bidding system — allowing too many pilots to request off time for the holidays. As a result, thousands of flights did not have pilots assigned to fly them during...
Medical marijuana in Springfield: What you should know

Medical marijuana in Springfield: What you should know

Two business have been chosen to fill the spots for medical marijuana dispensaries allotted to serve the Clark, Champaign and Union County region. Here are four things to know about the businesses and the efforts in the greater Springfield area. » MORE COVERAGE: Springfield, Yellow Springs to get large marijuana growing operations Sites awarded to Mad River Twp., Yellow Springs According to...
Hypersonic research could lead to future spy drone

Hypersonic research could lead to future spy drone

The Air Force Research Laboratory has awarded a $9.8 million contract to the University of Dayton Research Institute to develop materials able to withstand the extremes of hypersonic flight. The Air Force could use the advanced composites in a high-flying unmanned reusable reconnaissance air vehicle by the 2030s, according to Robert Mercier, chief engineer for AFRL’s high speed systems division...
JUST IN: YS Brewery to release 15.3%-alcohol behemoth of a beer

JUST IN: YS Brewery to release 15.3%-alcohol behemoth of a beer

A strong Belgian-style ale that has been resting comfortably for nearly a year at the Yellow Springs Brewery will soon make its debut. “Carpet Nap Belgian Quad” is a collaboration brew of Yellow Springs Brewery and Cincinnati’s Fifty West Brewing Company. It weighs in at a robust 15.3 percent alcohol by volume, and it will be released only at the Yellow Springs Brewery taproom at...
Local company 3-D prints its way into prosthetics industry

Local company 3-D prints its way into prosthetics industry

An area company is harnessing the power of additive manufacturing to change patients’ lives for the better, while building the tools to help others do the same. Visit the home of Dayton Artificial Limb in Clayton, and you’re actually visiting three companies — the Dayton Artificial Limb clinic, Prosthetic Design, Inc. and Montgomery Motor Sports, which makes motorcycle parts. What...
Honda engineers in Shelby Co. create artificial arm for colleague

Honda engineers in Shelby Co. create artificial arm for colleague

Employees at Honda’s Anna, Ohio engine plant have made an artificial arm for a colleague recovering from a rare disease. Tony Leonard, a worker in Honda’s Anna engine plant, had his arm amputated after complications from a “rare disease” severely weakened his left elbow, CBS News reported Thursday, keying off the earlier reporting of an affiliate station in Columbus...
Local Nazi sympathizer says he’s lost his job and will move

Local Nazi sympathizer says he’s lost his job and will move

A New Carlisle resident who expressed neo-Nazi leanings in a lengthy New York Times profile published last weekend now says he has lost his job at a local restaurant and intends to move. Tony Hovater told the Washington Post that he, his wife and his wife’s brother were all released from their jobs at an area restaurant Monday. All three worked at 571 Grill & Draft House on Milton-Carlisle Road...
Kroger posts 3Q profit, results top Wall Street forecasts

Kroger posts 3Q profit, results top Wall Street forecasts

Shares in Kroger jumped after the supermarket chain reported better-than-expected third quarter earnings, driven by improved sales. Kroger said total sales increased 4.5 percent in the quarter, pushing its fiscal third-quarter earnings to $397 million, better than the $391 million for the same quarter last year. And sales in supermarkets open at least 15 months rose 1.1 percent, excluding fuel sales...
Dow Jones crosses 24K for first time

Dow Jones crosses 24K for first time

The Dow Jones industrial average crossed the 24,000 mark for the first time on Thursday as the United States Senate neared a vote on a bill to overhaul the tax code. The blue-chip index added more than 100 points immediately after the opening bell, boosted by solid gains in banking stocks like Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase and Morgan Stanley. The Dow was recently up 95.62 points, or 0.4 percent,...
Amazon sees ‘single biggest shopping day ever’ on Cyber Monday

Amazon sees ‘single biggest shopping day ever’ on Cyber Monday

Amazon announced it saw its “single biggest shopping day ever” on Cyber Monday, surpassing Prime Day for the most products ordered worldwide. Cyber Monday was the single biggest shopping day worldwide in the company’s history, and the biggest day ever for small businesses and entrepreneurs selling on Amazon. Amazon App orders on Cyber Monday 2017 increased more than 50 percent, worldwide...
Kroger, Walmart fining suppliers for late deliveries

Kroger, Walmart fining suppliers for late deliveries

Grocers like Kroger and Walmart are fining suppliers for late or incomplete deliveries, according to The Wall Street Journal. Grocers lose approximately $75 billion annually in sales due to out-of-stocks and unsaleable goods. To combat the loss in sales, Kroger is charging suppliers $500 per day for deliveries made past a two-day window, and Walmart charges fines against companies that cost about...
Toys R Us recalls popular children’s craft kit

Toys R Us recalls popular children’s craft kit

Toys“R”Us has recalled a popular craft kit that could expose children to mold. The toy retailer recalled the Totally Me! Clay Craft Kit on Wednesday, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Mold can be present in the clay, posing a risk of respiratory or other infections in individuals with compromised immune systems, damaged lungs or an allergy to mold, according to...
CareSource CEO honored with women’s leadership award

CareSource CEO honored with women’s leadership award

YWCA Dayton will honor Pamela Morris, founder and CEO of CareSource, with the 2018 Women of Influence Lifetime Achievement Award. The nonprofit announced Morris will be honored with the award after first being named a Women of Influence Honoree in 2011. YWCA Dayton will also honor seven other women during its 2018 Women of Influence awards luncheon in March. The Women of Influence Class of 2018 honorees...
UD law school’s bar passage rate among lowest in Ohio

UD law school’s bar passage rate among lowest in Ohio

Low bar exam passage among University of Dayton’s law school graduates has officials at the school looking at ways to improve what is the lowest rate among Ohio’s nine law schools. Fifty-eight percent of UD graduates who took the bar exam in July passed, according to the Ohio Supreme Court. Ohio State University had the highest rate at 87 percent passing. A Dayton Daily News analysis of...
Navistar Springfield union fights loss of state truck contract

Navistar Springfield union fights loss of state truck contract

Members of Springfield’s UAW Local 402 have started a letter-writing campaign to Ohio Gov. John Kasich and state lawmakers after Navistar lost its years-long hold on a contract to provide trucks for the Ohio Department of Transportation. Navistar, which employs more than 1,800 workers at its Springfield manufacturing plant and has thousands of retirees in the area, lost a bid to supply roughly...
North Korea claims missile launch makes it a nuclear power

North Korea claims missile launch makes it a nuclear power

The Trump administration threatened new sanctions on North Korea on Wednesday after the reclusive government shattered 2½ months of relative quiet with its most powerful weapon test yet, an intercontinental ballistic missile that some observers believe could reach Washington and the entire U.S. Eastern Seaboard. President Donald Trump tweeted that he spoke with Chinese President Xi Jinping...
Clark, Champaign residents eligible for $35K to avoid foreclosures

Clark, Champaign residents eligible for $35K to avoid foreclosures

Clark and Champaign County residents who find themselves in a tough situation with bills mounting might be eligible for mortgage help, especially after the state expanded the qualifications to get the resources. Save the Dream Ohio is a state-run program that takes settlement money paid by housing lenders after the foreclosur crisis and distributes it to Ohio residents with housing needs. It can give...
Have you had end-of-life conversations with family? Now is time

Have you had end-of-life conversations with family? Now is time

Planning for end-of-life scenarios can be an uncomfortable for families but as the largest portion of area population passes age 60, experts warn more of these tough conversations need to take place. Only 9 to 12 percent of adults in the Dayton area have their end-of-life wishes written down, according to a Wright State University survey, compared to about 1 in three people in the U.S. who have some...
REPORT: Air Force Thunderbirds leader removed from job

REPORT: Air Force Thunderbirds leader removed from job

The leader of the Air Force Thunderbirds was fired from the high-profile post after his commanding general lost confidence in the pilot, according to the Air Force. Lt. Col. Jason Heard, who commanded the team during a visit in Dayton in June, led a “highly successful show season,” but his commanding officer “lost confidence in his leadership and risk management style,” an...
Here’s what to do if you are sexually harassed at work

Here’s what to do if you are sexually harassed at work

Sexual harassment is not uncommon in the workplace. In a 2015 survey of 2,235 full-time and part-time female employees, Cosmopolitan found 1 in 3 women experienced sexual harassment at work at some point in their lives. Here’s what you should know about sexual harassment in the workplace, according to the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Department...
Ohio-made SUV honored by Motor Trend

Ohio-made SUV honored by Motor Trend

Honda’s CR-V, manufactured by workers in the company’s East Liberty site in Ohio, was named Motor Trend’s 2018 sport utility vehicle of the year. The SUV, now in its second model year, beat out 25 competitors according to information from Honda. The vehicle also won the SUV of the year award in 2015. “The Honda CR-V has earned its place as America’s most popular SUV over...
Before giving a pet as a holiday gift …

Before giving a pet as a holiday gift …

Surprising a loved one with a furry friend during the holiday season can make for the ultimate gift. However, there are some major things to consider when shopping for the perfect pet. ››RELATED: This personal trainer has four legs Before buying or rescuing your new friend, make sure you’re ready for the commitment and you’ve done your research to avoid scams...
9 secrets you should keep to yourself at work

9 secrets you should keep to yourself at work

While the Harvey Weinstein scandal (among others) may usher in the healthy policy of bringing workplace harassment into the public eye, other workplace situations are better kept secret. Even if you work in a place that feels safe, with colleagues who are friends and an "all in it together" workplace vibe, you shouldn't share certain personal information, noted management and organization...
Ohio part of birth control app launch that teenagers can use

Ohio part of birth control app launch that teenagers can use

An app for ordering birth control that’s delivered to your home is expanding to Ohio. Nurx, a San Francisco-based telemedicine startup, launched its app this week and said birth control is free or the cost of an insurance co-pay for those with insurance and for self pay it starts at $15. The app lets women order contraception without an in-person doctor visit. The three-year-old company stated...
What are Ohio’s best sports cities? Dayton, Cincinnati make the list

What are Ohio’s best sports cities? Dayton, Cincinnati make the list

Ohio is home to 14 of the country’s best sports cities, a new ranking shows. For the list, cities were broken down into three categories, including large, midsize and small. Personal finance website WalletHub then ranked cities in each category, and Cincinnati and Dayton fared the best. RELATED: 3 Ohio cities ranked among the country’s 25 ‘most sinful’ The two southwestern...
New store opens at The Greene in Beavercreek

New store opens at The Greene in Beavercreek

A small business has opened at The Greene Town Center in Beavercreek. Seabolt and Co., which offers skin care and waxing services, has open on Holly Drive near Express. The store also offers skin care that are formulated and handmade in small batches in Columbus. The store sells products like bath balms and oils. Learn more about the company here. » What’s going on at The Greene? New stores...
Movie theater chain with area locations could sell to British company

Movie theater chain with area locations could sell to British company

The nation’s second-largest movie theater owner may be in talks to sell itself to a British company. Regal Entertainment, which is based in Knoxville, Tenn., could sell to the London-based Cineworld Group, according to a report from the Los Angeles Times. RELATED: Arby’s to acquire Buffalo Wild Wings for more than $2B If a deal is struck, the British movie theater chain could buy Regal...
Lack of defense budget raising concerns at Wright-Patterson

Lack of defense budget raising concerns at Wright-Patterson

A cloud of uncertainty has risen at Wright-Patterson and within the Air Force because of a lack of a defense budget, says a top commander, who did not want to see a return to civilian employee furloughs that happened four years ago. With a deadline to reach a budget deal looming within days, Congress must either pass an appropriations bill to fund the government, including the military, or extend...
Cyber Monday hit or miss: What’s really going on?

Cyber Monday hit or miss: What’s really going on?

Cyber Monday is stealing major spending away from Thanksgiving and Black Friday — and it’s morphing into a week-long event. Brick-and-mortar sales stayed steady this year compared to Thanksgiving and Black Friday 2016, but Cyber Monday sales are expected to increase by more than 18 percent, according to Adobe Analytics. Shoppers are expected to spend $6.6 billion on Cyber Monday. Approximately...
Ohio State, Michigan presidents come out against GOP tax bill together

Ohio State, Michigan presidents come out against GOP tax bill together

Ohio State University trounced the University of Michigan last weekend in football, but that didn’t keep the leaders of both colleges from joining forces against a proposed tax overhaul. OSU president Michael Drake and UM president Mark Schlissel published a column in The Detroit News on Tuesday, voicing their opposition to Tax Reform and Jobs Act proposed by congressional Republicans. RELATED...
Local company to merge with cabinet maker

Local company to merge with cabinet maker

Locally owned Peters Cabinetry will merge with The Cabinet Merchant of Arcanum in January 2018. Peters Cabinetry, located in Brookville, has provided custom cabinetry and millwork for nearly 30 years. Along with the merger, Peters Cabinetry will also open a new full-service cabinet design center and showroom in Phillipsburg at 2 N. Slate St. The renovation and opening is expected in March 2018. »...
It’s official: Millennials won Black Friday weekend

It’s official: Millennials won Black Friday weekend

Millennials were the biggest spenders of Black Friday weekend. From Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday, more than 174 million Americans shopped in stores and online, according to the National Retail Federation. That beat the 164 million estimated shoppers expected to come during the weekend. The biggest spenders were older millennials — 25 to 34 years old — at $419.52. Average spending...
#GivingTuesday: How local people are reacting to giving day

#GivingTuesday: How local people are reacting to giving day

After a frenzy of shopping this weekend, nonprofits and organizations are asking people to give back to the places making a difference in the community. Giving Tuesday is Nov. 28. The day following Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday dates back to 2012. Here’s what local people have to say about Giving Tuesday:
Store theft on rise in past year

Store theft on rise in past year

Theft and organized retail crime is continuing to grow, as consumers crowd local malls and shopping centers during the busy holiday shopping season. Approximately 67 percent of retailers surveyed reported an increase in organized retail theft in the past year, according to a new survey from the National Retail Federation. About 96 percent of surveyed companies had experienced organized retail crime...
5 tips to protect your credit card information during shopping season

5 tips to protect your credit card information during shopping season

Shoppers will spend billions online this holiday season, potentially risking their credit information to cyber hackers. Shoppers were expected to spend $6.6 billion on Cyber Monday, and approximately 78 million people in the U.S. were expected to shop on Cyber Monday, according to the National Retail Federation, due in part to changing consumer power of generations. » RELATED: 5 ways to stay...
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