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Randy Tucker

Reporter for Cox Media Group Ohio covering health care

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Ohio adds 15K jobs in February
 Ohio employers posted a net gain of 15,200 jobs last month — the second-highest statewide increase in the nation — while the February unemployment rate edged up to 5.1 percent from 5 percent in January, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) reported today. The state jobs department also reported a significant...

Posted: 4 days ago

Ohio employers posted a net gain of 15,200 jobs last month — the second-highest statewide increase in the nation — while the February unemployment rate edged up to 5.1 percent from 5 percent in January, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) reported today. The state jobs department also reported a significant...
Wayne, Premier move forward with building deal
 Dayton-based Premier Health is moving ahead with its plans to invest $13 million to help build a new three-story medical facility on the campus of Wayne Healthcare hospital in Greenville after receiving final approval Thursday from the Wayne Hospital Co., a community board that oversees the Greenville hospital. The planned new building is...

Posted: 4 days ago

Dayton-based Premier Health is moving ahead with its plans to invest $13 million to help build a new three-story medical facility on the campus of Wayne Healthcare hospital in Greenville after receiving final approval Thursday from the Wayne Hospital Co., a community board that oversees the Greenville hospital. The planned new building is...
Will Trumpcare pass? Local stakeholders concerned
 President Donald Trump and GOP leaders continued their last-ditch efforts Friday morning to round up enough votes to pass the American Health Care Act (AHCA) in the House, where lawmakers are expected to vote on the bill later today. The revised bill would kick 24 million Americans off their health plans by 2026, according to the nonpartisan...

Posted: 4 days ago

President Donald Trump and GOP leaders continued their last-ditch efforts Friday morning to round up enough votes to pass the American Health Care Act (AHCA) in the House, where lawmakers are expected to vote on the bill later today. The revised bill would kick 24 million Americans off their health plans by 2026, according to the nonpartisan...
Wright State Physicians CEO stepping down
 Dr. Alan Marco is stepping down as president and CEO of Wright State Physicians, effective March 31, according to an internal email obtained by the Dayton Daily News. According to the email, Dr. Marco will be replaced as president by Dr. Jerry Yaklic — an obstetrician-gynecologist with Wright State Physicians Obstetrics & Gynecology...

Posted: 4 days ago

Dr. Alan Marco is stepping down as president and CEO of Wright State Physicians, effective March 31, according to an internal email obtained by the Dayton Daily News. According to the email, Dr. Marco will be replaced as president by Dr. Jerry Yaklic — an obstetrician-gynecologist with Wright State Physicians Obstetrics & Gynecology...
Workplace “aggression” more common, book says
 Nathan Bowling, a Wright State University psychology professor, says workplace aggression has become so commonplace that it’s damaging workers’ psyche and hurting productivity in offices and factories across America. Bowling reached that conclusion in his new book, “Research and Theory on Workplace Aggression,” which...

Posted: 5 days ago

Nathan Bowling, a Wright State University psychology professor, says workplace aggression has become so commonplace that it’s damaging workers’ psyche and hurting productivity in offices and factories across America. Bowling reached that conclusion in his new book, “Research and Theory on Workplace Aggression,” which...
Zika shades spring break romance
 Zika is perhaps the newest threat to the annual spring break right of passage that has become synonymous with heavy drinking and casual sex — one of two ways the mosquito-borne virus can be transmitted from person to person. As a result, state and federal health agencies are warning spring-breakers to pack condoms or abstain from having...

Posted: 5 days ago

Zika is perhaps the newest threat to the annual spring break right of passage that has become synonymous with heavy drinking and casual sex — one of two ways the mosquito-borne virus can be transmitted from person to person. As a result, state and federal health agencies are warning spring-breakers to pack condoms or abstain from having...
Home sales increase in Dayton area in February
 Home sales in the Dayton area increased nearly seven percent in February compared to the previous year, the Dayton Area Board of Realtors reported today. Dayton-area Realtors in February saw gains in all main statistical categories, including 855 sales, an increase from 801 of single-family and condominium sales reported in February 2016...

Posted: 6 days ago

Home sales in the Dayton area increased nearly seven percent in February compared to the previous year, the Dayton Area Board of Realtors reported today. Dayton-area Realtors in February saw gains in all main statistical categories, including 855 sales, an increase from 801 of single-family and condominium sales reported in February 2016...
Fewer of your neighbors are losing their homes: Ohio foreclosures drop
 U.S. foreclosure activity dropped to its lowest level in more than a decade in February, aided by a steady decline in foreclosure filings in Ohio at the state and local level, according to figures released recently by real-estate market tracker, ATTOM Data Solutions. Overall foreclosure activity dropped more than 16 percent in February, compared...

Posted: 6 days ago

U.S. foreclosure activity dropped to its lowest level in more than a decade in February, aided by a steady decline in foreclosure filings in Ohio at the state and local level, according to figures released recently by real-estate market tracker, ATTOM Data Solutions. Overall foreclosure activity dropped more than 16 percent in February, compared...
New Marriott hotel opens along I-75
 A new 91-room Springhill Suites by Marriott hotel has opened for business near the Miller Lane retail area, Marriott International announced Wednesday. The SpringHill Suites Dayton North, located 10 minutes from downtown at 3591 York Plaza Lane, will be operated by The Witness Group of Lewis Center, Ohio, as a Marriott franchise, according...

Posted: 6 days ago

A new 91-room Springhill Suites by Marriott hotel has opened for business near the Miller Lane retail area, Marriott International announced Wednesday. The SpringHill Suites Dayton North, located 10 minutes from downtown at 3591 York Plaza Lane, will be operated by The Witness Group of Lewis Center, Ohio, as a Marriott franchise, according...
Ohio ranks high for telecommuters
 Ohio is one of the best states in the country for workers who’d rather not schlep their laptops into an office every day and ditch nerve-racking car commutes for the relative solace of home, based on a recent survey from FlexJobs, an online resource for telecommuting jobs. The Buckeye State ranked No. 15 for the among states with the...

Posted: 6 days ago

Ohio is one of the best states in the country for workers who’d rather not schlep their laptops into an office every day and ditch nerve-racking car commutes for the relative solace of home, based on a recent survey from FlexJobs, an online resource for telecommuting jobs. The Buckeye State ranked No. 15 for the among states with the...
1-minute reads: 5 Dayton business stories to know today
 1. Rehabilitation center gets $6M expansion A $6 million investment will benefit children, adults and seniors who have disabilities in the Dayton area. The United Rehabilitation Services of Greater Dayton at the Charles D. Berry Center will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday to celebrate its “Unlocking PossAbilities” expansion...

Posted: 7 days ago

1. Rehabilitation center gets $6M expansion A $6 million investment will benefit children, adults and seniors who have disabilities in the Dayton area. The United Rehabilitation Services of Greater Dayton at the Charles D. Berry Center will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday to celebrate its “Unlocking PossAbilities” expansion...