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Spring allergy season hits hard, early
 Above average tree pollen counts portend another maddening season for allergy sufferers in the Dayton area, which perennially ranks among the nation’s “Spring Allergy Capitals” by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. The organization hasn’t released its spring 2017 rankings yet, but tree pollen levels in the...

Posted: 19 days ago

Above average tree pollen counts portend another maddening season for allergy sufferers in the Dayton area, which perennially ranks among the nation’s “Spring Allergy Capitals” by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. The organization hasn’t released its spring 2017 rankings yet, but tree pollen levels in the...
Doctor wait times relatively shorter in Dayton area
 The average wait time for a new patient to see a doctor in the Dayton area is just over three weeks, but that’s still about a week shorter than the average waiting period in many other mid-sized metro areas, according to a new study. The average wait time between scheduling a routine appointment and seeing a physician in the Dayton...

Posted: 19 days ago

The average wait time for a new patient to see a doctor in the Dayton area is just over three weeks, but that’s still about a week shorter than the average waiting period in many other mid-sized metro areas, according to a new study. The average wait time between scheduling a routine appointment and seeing a physician in the Dayton...
$1.25M home for sale in Washington Twp.
 A two-story brick house surrounded by tailored landscaping, an in-ground swimming pool and a lighted tennis court was recently put up for sale in Washington Twp. for $1.25 million. PHOTO GALLERY: Take a tour of the Washington Twp. home Listed by Sibcy Cline Realtors, the house sits on 5.46 wooded acres and has 8,390-square-feet of living...

Posted: 22 days ago

A two-story brick house surrounded by tailored landscaping, an in-ground swimming pool and a lighted tennis court was recently put up for sale in Washington Twp. for $1.25 million. PHOTO GALLERY: Take a tour of the Washington Twp. home Listed by Sibcy Cline Realtors, the house sits on 5.46 wooded acres and has 8,390-square-feet of living...
Stock markets, gas prices jittery on Syria attack, jobs report

Posted: 22 days ago

Financial markets that were initially spooked by U.S. missile strikes against Syria Thursday night and the U.S. jobs report Friday that showed payroll gains slowed in March. But the markets bounced back by mid-afternoon Friday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average trading up about 55 points to 20,718 after opening the day down 5 points....
Grandview Medical Center leader to retire April 30
 Russ Wetherell, president of Grandview Medical Center, will retire at the end of this month, according to the hospital’s parent, Dayton-based Kettering Health Network. Wetherell, a 21-year veteran at Kettering, will be replaced by Rebecca Lewis, president of Southview Medical Center, which is part of the Grandview Medical Center System...

Posted: 23 days ago

Russ Wetherell, president of Grandview Medical Center, will retire at the end of this month, according to the hospital’s parent, Dayton-based Kettering Health Network. Wetherell, a 21-year veteran at Kettering, will be replaced by Rebecca Lewis, president of Southview Medical Center, which is part of the Grandview Medical Center System...
Kmart closing second to last store in Dayton area
 The Kmart at 4480 Indian Ripple Road in Beavercreek is set to close in mid-July and will begin a liquidation sale on April 27, a spokesman for the retailer’s corporate parent, Sears Holdings Corp., confirmed Thursday. The store closing will leave just one remaining Kmart location in the Dayton area on Woodman Drive in Riverside. The...

Posted: 23 days ago

The Kmart at 4480 Indian Ripple Road in Beavercreek is set to close in mid-July and will begin a liquidation sale on April 27, a spokesman for the retailer’s corporate parent, Sears Holdings Corp., confirmed Thursday. The store closing will leave just one remaining Kmart location in the Dayton area on Woodman Drive in Riverside. The...
Property tax rates high in Ohio and Dayton
 Ohio has one of the highest property tax rates in the U.S., and Dayton’s tax rate also ranks high among the nation’s largest metro areas, according to a report released Thursday by housing market data tracker, ATTOM Data Solutions. Ohio homeowners paid an average annual property tax of $2,616 last year, or an effective tax rate...

Posted: 24 days ago

Ohio has one of the highest property tax rates in the U.S., and Dayton’s tax rate also ranks high among the nation’s largest metro areas, according to a report released Thursday by housing market data tracker, ATTOM Data Solutions. Ohio homeowners paid an average annual property tax of $2,616 last year, or an effective tax rate...
Three-week average wait time to see doctor in Dayton
 The average wait time for a new patient to see a doctor in the Dayton area is just over three weeks, but that’s still about a week shorter than the average waiting period in many other mid-sized metro areas, according to a new study. The average wait time between scheduling a routine appointment and seeing a physician in the Dayton...

Posted: 24 days ago

The average wait time for a new patient to see a doctor in the Dayton area is just over three weeks, but that’s still about a week shorter than the average waiting period in many other mid-sized metro areas, according to a new study. The average wait time between scheduling a routine appointment and seeing a physician in the Dayton...
CareSource set to provide Medicaid in Georgia
 CareSource, a downtown Dayton-based nonprofit health insurer, on July 1 will begin serving about 200,000 Medicaid customers in Georgia under a contract with the Georgia Department of Community Health secured in 2015, the company announced Tuesday. CareSource — which has established a Southern Regional Headquarters in Atlanta, where...

Posted: 25 days ago

CareSource, a downtown Dayton-based nonprofit health insurer, on July 1 will begin serving about 200,000 Medicaid customers in Georgia under a contract with the Georgia Department of Community Health secured in 2015, the company announced Tuesday. CareSource — which has established a Southern Regional Headquarters in Atlanta, where...
Premier Health offers virtual doctor service
 Dayton-based Premier Health continues to expand its presence in the realm of so-called telehealth, recently launching an Internet-based service for virtual doctor visits called Premier Virtual Care. The virtual clinic, which can be found at PremierVirtualCare.com, uses a video platform to allow customers to interact with doctors and other...

Posted: 26 days ago

Dayton-based Premier Health continues to expand its presence in the realm of so-called telehealth, recently launching an Internet-based service for virtual doctor visits called Premier Virtual Care. The virtual clinic, which can be found at PremierVirtualCare.com, uses a video platform to allow customers to interact with doctors and other...
CareSource must pay millions to Kettering Health, court rules
 An appeals court has ruled that Dayton-based health insurer, CareSource, must abide by an arbitrator’s decision that it pay Kettering Health Network millions of dollars in back payments for 588 outpatient surgeries performed on CareSource members between 2001 and 2011. A three-judge panel of the Second District Court of Appeals in Dayton...

Posted: 26 days ago

An appeals court has ruled that Dayton-based health insurer, CareSource, must abide by an arbitrator’s decision that it pay Kettering Health Network millions of dollars in back payments for 588 outpatient surgeries performed on CareSource members between 2001 and 2011. A three-judge panel of the Second District Court of Appeals in Dayton...
Ohioans’ personal income grows to nearly $45K: How do you compare?
 Most Ohioans saw their personal incomes grow last year, but the value of all income received in the state still lagged the national average, according to the latest government report. Personal income totaled $521.2 billion in Ohio in 2016, up 3 percent from $506 billion in 2015, according to data released earlier this week by the U.S. Bureau...

Posted: 29 days ago

Most Ohioans saw their personal incomes grow last year, but the value of all income received in the state still lagged the national average, according to the latest government report. Personal income totaled $521.2 billion in Ohio in 2016, up 3 percent from $506 billion in 2015, according to data released earlier this week by the U.S. Bureau...
Premier Health, UnitedHealthcare at odds over health plans
 UnitedHealthcare, one of the largest group health insurers in the area, has reached an impasse in new contract negotiations with Dayton-based hospital network, Premier Health — potentially jeopardizing the health plans of up to 70,000 local residents, the Minnesota-based health insurance giant said Thursday. The health insurer&rsquo...

Posted: 30 days ago

UnitedHealthcare, one of the largest group health insurers in the area, has reached an impasse in new contract negotiations with Dayton-based hospital network, Premier Health — potentially jeopardizing the health plans of up to 70,000 local residents, the Minnesota-based health insurance giant said Thursday. The health insurer&rsquo...
Contract talks threaten 70K UnitedHealthcare members at Premier
 UnitedHealthcare, one of the largest group health insurers in the local area, has hit an impasse in new contract negotiations with Dayton-based hospital system, Premier Health — potentially jeopardizing the health plans of up to 70,000 local residents, the Minnesota-based health insurance giant said Thursday. The health insurer&rsquo...

Posted: 30 days ago

UnitedHealthcare, one of the largest group health insurers in the local area, has hit an impasse in new contract negotiations with Dayton-based hospital system, Premier Health — potentially jeopardizing the health plans of up to 70,000 local residents, the Minnesota-based health insurance giant said Thursday. The health insurer&rsquo...
1-minute reads: 3 things to know about retail today
 1. Home Depot hiring 130 during local job fair The Home Depot will host job fairs from 1 to 8 p.m. Thursday at each of its Dayton-area stores as part of a nationwide effort to hire 80,000 associates to gear up for spring, the company said in a statement. 
               READ MORE 2. Bargain Hunt opens today in Miami Twp. Discount retailer...

9:02 PM Wednesday, Mar. 29, 2017

1. Home Depot hiring 130 during local job fair The Home Depot will host job fairs from 1 to 8 p.m. Thursday at each of its Dayton-area stores as part of a nationwide effort to hire 80,000 associates to gear up for spring, the company said in a statement. READ MORE 2. Bargain Hunt opens today in Miami Twp. Discount retailer...
Home Depot hiring 130 during local job fair
 The Home Depot will host job fairs from 1 to 8 p.m. Thursday at each of its Dayton-area stores as part of a nationwide effort to hire 80,000 associates to gear up for spring, the company said in a statement. RELATED:
            CareSource to co-host job fair Friday The home improvement retailer said it needs to fill 130 openings in the Dayton...

5:49 PM Wednesday, Mar. 29, 2017

The Home Depot will host job fairs from 1 to 8 p.m. Thursday at each of its Dayton-area stores as part of a nationwide effort to hire 80,000 associates to gear up for spring, the company said in a statement. RELATED: CareSource to co-host job fair Friday The home improvement retailer said it needs to fill 130 openings in the Dayton...
Job fair planned downtown on Friday
 CareSource’s Life Services division will partner with the Life Enrichment Center to host a job fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the center’s location in downtown Dayton at 425 N. Findlay St. At least 20 employers, representing a wide range of industries, are scheduled to participate in the hiring event, which is free and...

3:28 PM Wednesday, Mar. 29, 2017

CareSource’s Life Services division will partner with the Life Enrichment Center to host a job fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the center’s location in downtown Dayton at 425 N. Findlay St. At least 20 employers, representing a wide range of industries, are scheduled to participate in the hiring event, which is free and...
Today is 18th anniversary of Dow crossing 10K: What you need to know
 On the 18th anniversary of the Dow Jones Industrial Average closing above 10,000 for the first time, the blue-chip stock index was struggling to return to its most recent milestone set earlier this year when the Dow closed above 21,000 for the first time on March 1. The Dow was trading at 20,649 in mid-morning trading Wednesday, more than...

2:35 PM Wednesday, Mar. 29, 2017

On the 18th anniversary of the Dow Jones Industrial Average closing above 10,000 for the first time, the blue-chip stock index was struggling to return to its most recent milestone set earlier this year when the Dow closed above 21,000 for the first time on March 1. The Dow was trading at 20,649 in mid-morning trading Wednesday, more than...
Doctor shortage could hurt Ohio rural areas
 President Donald Trump’s travel ban could exacerbate a looming shortage of primary care doctors in the United States, which may hit the Dayton area harder than other regions because of its high concentration of medically under-served areas that have historically attracted foreign-born doctors. One in 10 Dayton-area residents lives in...

1:32 PM Wednesday, Mar. 29, 2017

President Donald Trump’s travel ban could exacerbate a looming shortage of primary care doctors in the United States, which may hit the Dayton area harder than other regions because of its high concentration of medically under-served areas that have historically attracted foreign-born doctors. One in 10 Dayton-area residents lives in...
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