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Ohio investors want to accelerate ‘fintech’ start-ups
 With the backing of some Ohio blue-chip companies, a business accelerator is being launched with an eye on bringing forward promising start-ups in the financial technology sector. KeyBank, Progressive, Kroger Co., Grange Insurance, Huntington, FifthThird, First Federal Lakewood, Root Insurance, and Safelite are among the companies behind...

Posted: 4 days ago

With the backing of some Ohio blue-chip companies, a business accelerator is being launched with an eye on bringing forward promising start-ups in the financial technology sector. KeyBank, Progressive, Kroger Co., Grange Insurance, Huntington, FifthThird, First Federal Lakewood, Root Insurance, and Safelite are among the companies behind...
Talks between area’s largest health system and insurer go down to wire

Posted: 5 days ago

Contract negotiations between the region’s largest health system and insurer UnitedHealthcare remain at an impasse as a deadline approaches that could jeopardize the health plans of up to 70,000 local residents. Premier Health and UnitedHealthcare, the area’s largest insurer, have been at an impasse in talks to renew their health...
Protecting your data
 When President Donald Trump this month signed legislation that repealed Federal Communication Commission privacy protections for Internet users, the principals behind Dayton-based ‘Net services firm DataYard had a simple message: DataYard will not sell customer information. Period. As much as they opposed the legislation, DataYard principals...

Posted: 7 days ago

When President Donald Trump this month signed legislation that repealed Federal Communication Commission privacy protections for Internet users, the principals behind Dayton-based ‘Net services firm DataYard had a simple message: DataYard will not sell customer information. Period. As much as they opposed the legislation, DataYard principals...
SNEAK PEAK: Maker of STP operating distribution center near airport
 When Ken Burns, vice president, operations for Spectrum Brands started searching for sites to build a new global auto care distribution center more than a year ago, he zeroed in on his company’s center of customer gravity: Cincinnati and Southwestern Ohio. That’s when he got an unexpected call from Montgomery County’s development...

Posted: 8 days ago

When Ken Burns, vice president, operations for Spectrum Brands started searching for sites to build a new global auto care distribution center more than a year ago, he zeroed in on his company’s center of customer gravity: Cincinnati and Southwestern Ohio. That’s when he got an unexpected call from Montgomery County’s development...
Fuyao to raise workers’ pay

Posted: 9 days ago

Fuyao Glass America’s manufacturing plant is giving all hourly associates a $2-an-hour raise, the company said Thursday. The success at the company’s Moraine plant is becoming more apparent as just two weeks ago Fuyao’s president said he expects the manufacturer to break even this year. On Thursday, the company’s billionaire...
Fifth Street brewpub founder moves into coffee
 Brian Young, president and co-founder of Dayton’s Fifth Street Brewpub, has been working on a new coffee product that has boosted manufacturing locally and is being launched nationally. The product is flavored latte foam. It’s basically a bottle of barista-style latte foam that anyone can put in their coffee at home. Young lives...

Posted: 9 days ago

Brian Young, president and co-founder of Dayton’s Fifth Street Brewpub, has been working on a new coffee product that has boosted manufacturing locally and is being launched nationally. The product is flavored latte foam. It’s basically a bottle of barista-style latte foam that anyone can put in their coffee at home. Young lives...
SpaceX among growing defense firms’ customers
 Dayton-area firms Cornerstone Research Group and Spintech have long been tied by investors, history and cutting-edge technology. These days they’re tied by something else: Steady growth. Defense contractor Cornerstone Research Group has been based in Beavercreek for two decades but is now eyeing a move to Miamisburg. And Elon Musk&rsquo...

Posted: 10 days ago

Dayton-area firms Cornerstone Research Group and Spintech have long been tied by investors, history and cutting-edge technology. These days they’re tied by something else: Steady growth. Defense contractor Cornerstone Research Group has been based in Beavercreek for two decades but is now eyeing a move to Miamisburg. And Elon Musk&rsquo...
Canadian manufacturer OK’ed for $4.3M in bonds
 The Dayton-Montgomery County Port Authority board voted Monday to issue $4.3 million in bonds to finance the building of a 106,000-square-foot manufacturing site in Englewood. Local leaders hope the site south of Interstate 70 adjacent to Hoke Road will be the American headquarters and home of a Canadian auto parts manufacturer, Hematite...

Posted: 12 days ago

The Dayton-Montgomery County Port Authority board voted Monday to issue $4.3 million in bonds to finance the building of a 106,000-square-foot manufacturing site in Englewood. Local leaders hope the site south of Interstate 70 adjacent to Hoke Road will be the American headquarters and home of a Canadian auto parts manufacturer, Hematite...
Tax day is here: What you should know?
 If you waited until the last minute to face your federal and state taxes, take heed: Tuesday is the filing deadline. You may be in a tough spot, but you’re in good company. The IRS expects more than 13 million taxpayers to request a filing extension, giving them six more months to complete and file their returns. Here’s what you...

Posted: 12 days ago

If you waited until the last minute to face your federal and state taxes, take heed: Tuesday is the filing deadline. You may be in a tough spot, but you’re in good company. The IRS expects more than 13 million taxpayers to request a filing extension, giving them six more months to complete and file their returns. Here’s what you...
Fly the not-so-friendly skies

Posted: 15 days ago

It took two days for the chief executive of United Airlines to say “This can never happen again.” Two days too long, right? You know the story, and you’ve seen the images — a booked United flight customer already on board and seated was dragged screaming from the plane last Sunday. Bad move — made worse by the...
Land Bank pumping millions into restoring local distressed properties
 When quiet but important real estate deals need to happen, the Montgomery County Land Bank is often there. Fueled by $18 million in federal funds, the bank is best known as being a vehicle for arranging the transfer of vacant, distressed homes, making demolition of “zombie properties” possible. “Distressed real estate is...

Posted: 16 days ago

When quiet but important real estate deals need to happen, the Montgomery County Land Bank is often there. Fueled by $18 million in federal funds, the bank is best known as being a vehicle for arranging the transfer of vacant, distressed homes, making demolition of “zombie properties” possible. “Distressed real estate is...
Report: Ohio among top states in venture-capital
 When it comes to attracting venture capital deals and dollars, Ohio finds itself ranked in the top 20 states — and sometimes the top 15, a new report says. Last year, Ohio saw $256.6 million in venture-capital deals, down from $400.3 million deals in 2015, according to a new report from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) and CB Insights...

Posted: 18 days ago

When it comes to attracting venture capital deals and dollars, Ohio finds itself ranked in the top 20 states — and sometimes the top 15, a new report says. Last year, Ohio saw $256.6 million in venture-capital deals, down from $400.3 million deals in 2015, according to a new report from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) and CB Insights...
Fuyao showing the way
 As I write this, President Donald Trump is meeting Chinese President Xi Jinping at Trump’s Palm Beach estate. No doubt, they’ll talk about North Korea and 101 other things. But for an object lesson on mutually beneficial American-Chinese cooperation, perhaps the two men could turn their attention to Moraine, Ohio for just a moment...

Posted: 19 days ago

As I write this, President Donald Trump is meeting Chinese President Xi Jinping at Trump’s Palm Beach estate. No doubt, they’ll talk about North Korea and 101 other things. But for an object lesson on mutually beneficial American-Chinese cooperation, perhaps the two men could turn their attention to Moraine, Ohio for just a moment...
Kodak to keep business in Kettering
 Eastman Kodak is retaining its Prosper inkjet business, which means the business unit and its 400 jobs will remain in Kettering, the company said Friday. “There are no plans to move the business from Kettering,” a spokesman for the Rochester, N.Y.-based company said. The company said the unit performed well enough in 2016 to justify...

Posted: 22 days ago

Eastman Kodak is retaining its Prosper inkjet business, which means the business unit and its 400 jobs will remain in Kettering, the company said Friday. “There are no plans to move the business from Kettering,” a spokesman for the Rochester, N.Y.-based company said. The company said the unit performed well enough in 2016 to justify...
Customer growth driving Fuyao toward break-even year
 Fuyao Glass America, the world’s largest auto glass plant, is poised to break even this year, ending two years of financial losses, while addressing employee communication and safety concerns, company leaders said Wednesday. Launching a sprawling auto safety glass manufacturing complex from scratch has been challenging, leaders acknowledged...

Posted: 24 days ago

Fuyao Glass America, the world’s largest auto glass plant, is poised to break even this year, ending two years of financial losses, while addressing employee communication and safety concerns, company leaders said Wednesday. Launching a sprawling auto safety glass manufacturing complex from scratch has been challenging, leaders acknowledged...
Multiple agencies investigate Kettering house explosion
 The cause of an explosion that damaged a Kettering house a week ago remains under investigation and there is no definitive timeline for when it will be completed, according to Kettering Fire Service Specialist John Moore. Kettering Fire is working with the State Fire Marshal’s Office, insurance companies and several utility companies...

Posted: 26 days ago

The cause of an explosion that damaged a Kettering house a week ago remains under investigation and there is no definitive timeline for when it will be completed, according to Kettering Fire Service Specialist John Moore. Kettering Fire is working with the State Fire Marshal’s Office, insurance companies and several utility companies...
Ohio firms interested in building Trump’s wall
 Several Ohio companies — including at least one from Dayton and two from Butler County — are listed as interested vendors in the building of a barrier along the United States-Mexico border proposed by President Donald Trump. The Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection, said this month the department is looking...

Posted: 29 days ago

Several Ohio companies — including at least one from Dayton and two from Butler County — are listed as interested vendors in the building of a barrier along the United States-Mexico border proposed by President Donald Trump. The Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection, said this month the department is looking...
With a century behind it, Hobart builds future
 If you make welding products for heavy industry, construction and the mining market like Hobart Brothers, then the last few years have been challenging. But David Knoll, Hobart vice president and general manager, expects better things in 2017 and beyond. That’s good timing. The company celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. Hobart...

Posted: 29 days ago

If you make welding products for heavy industry, construction and the mining market like Hobart Brothers, then the last few years have been challenging. But David Knoll, Hobart vice president and general manager, expects better things in 2017 and beyond. That’s good timing. The company celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. Hobart...
Ruling advances environmental lawsuit against Behr, Chrysler

1:10 PM Wednesday, Mar. 29, 2017

A longstanding environmental lawsuit against Behr Dayton and other defendants is moving forward with class-action status after a recent federal court ruling. Numerous plaintiffs are suing Behr and other defendants, including Chrysler Motors LLC and Aramark Uniform and Career Apparel, seeking class-action status for the suit. They allege that...
Despite ‘Superfund’ status, life goes on in Dayton neighborhood
 Katherine Edmondson encountered an age-old problem in older industrial cities: How to navigate home buying. Edmondson, who rents a Kettering apartment, says she was close to buying a home on Herbert Street about a mile south of the MAHLE Behr auto parts plant off Webster Street in Dayton, when she learned the area around the plant is a U...

12:53 AM Tuesday, Mar. 28, 2017

Katherine Edmondson encountered an age-old problem in older industrial cities: How to navigate home buying. Edmondson, who rents a Kettering apartment, says she was close to buying a home on Herbert Street about a mile south of the MAHLE Behr auto parts plant off Webster Street in Dayton, when she learned the area around the plant is a U...
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