breaking news

How will you be impacted? Everything to know about the government shutdown

In brief


HOUSING

New home construction activity up in Cinci, Dayton

The Cincinnati market’s rise in new home construction activity in 2013 continued through September, with homebuilders year-to-date pulling building permits for construction of 2,249 single family home, condominium and apartment units, according to updated figures provided by the Home Builders Association of Greater Cincinnati.

The level of Cincinnati residential construction activity from January through the end of September this year is beating activity for the same period of 2012 by 29 percent. For the same January to September time period of 2012, there were 1,749 residential building permits issued in Butler, Clermont, Hamilton and Warren counties, according to figures provided by the builders trade group.

Warren County is leading new home construction activity in all of greater Cincinnati. Local governments issued homebuilders in Warren County 650 permits this year, a 50 percent increase from the same time period of 2012 when 432 permits were issued.

Dayton-area homebuilders year-to-date have pulled permits for construction of 1,312 housing units, according to Home Builders Association of Dayton. STAFF REPORT

MANAGEMENT

First Financial names new Cincinnati market president

The Cincinnati-based bank on Thursday announced the promotion of Paul Silva to Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky president.

Silva will lead the team of commercial relationship managers serving clients in the region, bank officials said.

Prior to joining First Financial in 2010, Silva was president of Merchants Bank.

Silva will continue to work at First Financial’s corporate headquarters located at 255 East Fifth St. in downtown Cincinnati.

He takes the place of Adrian Breen, who has taken a new job opportunity as president and chief executive officer of American National Bank in Omaha, according to First Financial. STAFF REPORT

CONSTRUCTION

UD approves $7.5M project

The University of Dayton will invest $7.5 million to renovate space in the College Park Center for the School of Education and Health Sciences.

The advancement division will leave the sixth floor to move to the 1700 South Patterson Building; and staff from Chaminade Hall, its annex and the Frericks Center will move in during summer 2014, according to UD.

The center already houses the doctor of physical therapy program and the Dayton Early College Academy, and a new physician assistant practice program, which will enroll its inaugural class in August 2014, will be housed on the fifth floor, according to UD.

There are no immediate re-use plans for Chaminade Hall, which will require a renovation, according to Beth Keyes, vice president for facilities management. STAFF REPORT


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Business

Spectrum reports TV streaming app service issues
Spectrum reports TV streaming app service issues

Spectrum customers are reporting service interruptions while attempting to use the Spectrum TV app, the company said on Friday afternoon. “Spectrum customers are experiencing a service interruption while attempting to use the Spectrum TV App. This is causing errors including incorrect login information. Technicians are working diligently to restore...
Amazon raises monthly Prime membership rate
Amazon raises monthly Prime membership rate

The monthly membership fee for Amazon Prime rose Friday from $10.99 to $12.99. Company officials said the annual membership will remain at $99 dollars. Monthly customers do not get access to Amazon Video, which costs $8.99 a month. The last Prime subscription hike came in 2014, when Amazon increased its yearly membership from $79 to $99. The e-commerce...
Starbucks testing out stores that do not accept cash
Starbucks testing out stores that do not accept cash

Starbucks is testing out a cashless checkout in stores nationwide. As of Tuesday, one downtown Seattle store accepts only cards or mobile payments, according to a report from KIRO-7. The coffee chain is receiving mixed reviews from customers, some who like the convenience while others worry about privacy issues. Robert Safian, editor of Fast Company...
Top tips for selling your old stuff on eBay (and actually making cash)
Top tips for selling your old stuff on eBay (and actually making cash)

Too much clutter, too little money, too many gifts you didn't like... an eBay auction is one of the simplest solutions to all three issues. If your trash might be someone else's treasure, an eBay business is simple to start and accessible to just about anyone. "It has low start-up costs and it can be started out of your home," noted the ...
Moldy comforter among latest product recalls
Moldy comforter among latest product recalls

The latest product recalls include a potentially moldy comforter, an unstable bassinette, and snow globes that could potentially cause a fire, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.    The Hudson comforters by UGG under recall were sold at Bed Bath & Beyond and may contain mold which could pose a risk of infection or respiratory...
More Stories