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UD building new office building on south campus property

The University of Dayton plans to build a new facility on South Main Street that will become the home of the Dayton Development Coalition, the Dayton Foundation and the college’s Fitz Center for Leadership. The new building at 1401 S. Main St. will be located between Emerson’s Helix Innovation Center and Universal 1 Credit Union. It will be 38,000 square feet and will include offices for...
Stagnant population, lower wages a drag on area home building

Stagnant population, lower wages a drag on area home building

Dayton-area home-builders are building fewer homes, exacerbating an already chronic crunch in inventory. Builders identify several problems at work: Last winter was a relatively rough one — and more troubling — the Dayton area isn’t experiencing the growth in jobs, wages and population that other parts of the nation are seeing. “If Dayton is not seeing either of those two things...
AF museum attendance soars on first day of Memphis Belle opening

AF museum attendance soars on first day of Memphis Belle opening

Attendance at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force soared Thursday nearly four times above the average for the same date in recent years with the debut of the Memphis Belle exhibit, figures show. The museum counted 11,066 people in attendance for the unveiling of the reborn icon, compared to an average of 2,421 on May 17 between 2015 through 2017, spokesman Rob Bardua said. “We are anticipating...
Did you see the president’s plane? Why it was here.

Did you see the president’s plane? Why it was here.

Spectators of World War II bombers and fighters landing at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force got an extra bonus Thursday. The plane commonly referred to as Air Force One, a Boeing 747 designated VC-25 in the Air Force, practiced touch-and-go landings on Wright-Patterson’s main runway. The jumbo jet is Air Force One only when the president is aboard. Two B-17 bombers, a P-51 fighter and...
Should people work for Medicaid? Here’s how to weigh in.

Should people work for Medicaid? Here’s how to weigh in.

The clock has started for the next round of public comment on Ohio’s proposal to create the state’s first ever work requirements associated with Medicaid. The new rules would add requirements to work or go to school at least 20 hours per week to remain eligible for benefits under the health insurance program for low-income Ohioans, which is jointly funded by the state and federal government...
Meadow View Growers sells, expects seamless transition for customers

Meadow View Growers sells, expects seamless transition for customers

The Robinson family spent more than 30 years building Meadow View Growers into one of Clark County’s best-known businesses, and are passing the nursery on to a new owner who plans to ensure the business continues to grow. Jeff Pack, a doctor of plant medicine, recently purchased the business and said his goal is to ensure customers continue to get the same service they’ve received at Meadow...
State board grants extension to build two phases of wind farm

State board grants extension to build two phases of wind farm

A state board granted an extension to two phases of a proposed wind farm in Champaign County Thursday, allowing the projects until May next year to begin construction. The Ohio Power Siting Board sided with the developer, who argued the extensions were needed because years of litigation by opponents had delayed the project. The OPSB also ruled against a group of Champaign County residents who had...
Angry ‘Fortnite’ fans hounding local comic book store

Angry ‘Fortnite’ fans hounding local comic book store

Players of “Fortnite” don’t like some of the changes developers have made to the popular video game and for the past few months have mistakenly taken their anger out on a Centeville store. Epic Loot Games, a Centerville comic book and game store, has been hounded with hundreds of calls from confused players accross the United States attempting to contact the game’s developer...
7 tips for males who manage or mentor females

7 tips for males who manage or mentor females

It's a sensitive time in this #MeToo era. As Peter J. Strauss described it in Forbes, "Over the past few months, there has been an important and long overdue national conversation surrounding the topics of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior in the workplace."  And while the movement has generated massive positive change, "some of the fallout from the ongoing discussion...
Target next-day delivery may be coming

Target next-day delivery may be coming

A next-day delivery service from Target isn’t available in Dayton yet -- but “stay tuned,” Target is saying. The retail company announced that it is offering “Target Restock,” a next-day delivery service of household goods, available “coast to coast,” the company said. But a cursory search on the Target Restock web site showed that the service isn’t...
J.C. Penney falls short of expectations

J.C. Penney falls short of expectations

J.C. Penney fell short of analysts expectations, reporting this morning that sales were slow for the first three months of this year. The department store chain has locations serving as anchors at the Dayton Mall, Fairfield Commons, Bridge Water Falls Shopping Center and the Miami Valley Mall. Sales fell 4 percent in the first quarter, missing estimates. CNN Money said the retailer, like Sears, is...
‘She’s gorgeous’: Thousands see Memphis Belle exhibit at AF museum

‘She’s gorgeous’: Thousands see Memphis Belle exhibit at AF museum

Alison and Chris Hoglan traveled to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force from St. Louis to see a legend reborn Thursday. The mother and son were in a crowd of hundreds who watched a ribbon-cutting to the new B-17 Memphis Belle exhibit, showcasing the historic bomber’s 25 missions over Europe in World War II and the role of strategic bombing in the U.S. victory. “She’s gorgeous...
Kroger plans automated warehouses through new deal

Kroger plans automated warehouses through new deal

Kroger could open up to 20 automated warehouses in three years as part of a new deal with a grocery technology company. The Cincinnati-based grocery giant has an agreement to buy a stake in Ocado, an online grocer based in the U.K., and license technology to be used for automated warehouses and delivering food to customers doors, according to Bloomberg. MORE: Kroger CEO talks grocery industry, Target...
Avoid the biggest mistake in estate planning 

Avoid the biggest mistake in estate planning 

When it comes to finalizing your plans for what happens to your assets after you die, there is one simple mistake many people make - which could put your plans in jeopardy, according to a Centerville C.P.A. A will is the key first step, but only about half of adults between the ages of 50 and 64 have one, according to Mark Bradstreet, C.P.A. with Bradstreet and Co.  For those that do have their...
Supreme Court rejects Navistar’s appeal in $27M tax case

Supreme Court rejects Navistar’s appeal in $27M tax case

The Ohio Supreme Court sided with the state in a legal fight with Navistar over how tax credits are applied to manufacturers throughout Ohio. The truck maker had appealed a previous decision by the state tax commissioner and the Board of Tax Appeals that Navistar was ineligible to receive about $27 million in commercial activity tax credits. The justices ruled 5 to 2, affirming a decision by the Board...
‘It took my breath away’: Memphis Belle unveiled at AF museum

‘It took my breath away’: Memphis Belle unveiled at AF museum

The reborn Memphis Belle was unveiled Wednesday night before hundreds including the families of crewmen who flew the famed Army Air Forces bomber into history. Under theatrical lighting and uplifted above the ground by three metal poles, the Memphis Belle was surrounded by a strategic bombing exhibit with cases filled with artifacts, many personal items of the crewmen who flew aboard the four-engine...
This app may stop robocalls for good 

This app may stop robocalls for good 

At home, at work, on your smartphone- robocalls are targeting people at all hours of the day and night. Michael McCann is fed up with all the robocalls especially the sneaky ones with “spoofed” phone numbers.  “The local ones make you feel like it’s somebody you know within the area,” said McCann in an interview with our sister station WPXI.  Now, there&rsquo...
Ohio Medicaid overhauling how it pays for addiction, mental health care

Ohio Medicaid overhauling how it pays for addiction, mental health care

Ohio is overhauling the way Medicaid pays addiction treatment and mental health care and a state group says the new system could put some cash-strapped organizations out of business. Ohio Medicaid has historically directly paid behavioral health providers, but starting July 1 the providers will negotiate with private companies like CareSource, which manage Medicaid plans on behalf of the state. RELATED...
Macy’s beats expectations for first quarter

Macy’s beats expectations for first quarter

Macy’s Inc. sales beat expectations for the start of the year. The Cincinnati-based retailer reported this morning that sales were up 4.2 percent in the first quarter, surprised some analysts. The news is good for the Dayton Mall and Fairfield Commons, both of which count the department store as an anchor tenant. Macy’s improved sales is also a positive development in light of the recent...
11 of the biggest scandals in sports gambling history

11 of the biggest scandals in sports gambling history

With the Supreme Court ending a federal ban on sports betting, the floodgates have opened for some, or all, of the 50 states to legalize wagers on athletic events. With this brave new world of gaming, we'll see extra focus on players, officials, spreads, lines and money, all as leagues, law enforcement and sports books try to ensure that sports gambling stays incorruptible...
This nearby Ohio city is one of the top 20 summer travel destinations

This nearby Ohio city is one of the top 20 summer travel destinations

The Queen City made the list of top travel destinations of the summer. To help travelers plan the perfect summer getaway, WalletHub compared 100 metro areas across 40 key indicators of budget- and fun-friendliness. The data set ranges from cost of the cheapest flight to number of attractions to average price of a two-person meal. Florida and Texas are home to the top summer destinations...
Sinclair’s summer class enrollment hits five-year high

Sinclair’s summer class enrollment hits five-year high

Summer classes are underway at Sinclair Community College and the school is reporting its highest summer enrollment in half a decade. More than 10,000 students are enrolled in the current summer session, which started Monday and ends on Aug. 5. The number of students enrolled this summer represents an 18 percent increase from last year and a five-year high, according to Sinclair. RELATED: Area college...
Area college trustee under fire for telling woman to stay in abusive marriage

Area college trustee under fire for telling woman to stay in abusive marriage

A member of the board of trustees at a Dayton-area college who has received national criticism for comments he made about women about 18 years ago has apologized. Paige Patterson is president of the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, and serves as a trustee at Cedarville University, about 35 minutes northeast of Dayton. Patterson has come under fire for comments he made...
Honda begins production of latest RDX in East Liberty

Honda begins production of latest RDX in East Liberty

Honda hosted an event Tuesday to celebrate the start of mass production for the 2019 Acura RDX sport utility vehicle, including a roughly $54 million investment at the company’s manufacturing site in East Liberty, Ohio. Acura is the company’s luxury brand, and the SUV has sold more than 375,000 units since it was first introduced in 2006. The company has manufactured the vehicle in the...
State board to decide whether to extend wind project deadlines

State board to decide whether to extend wind project deadlines

Champaign County officials and a handful of townships are opposing a proposal to extend deadlines to begin construction on a controversial Buckeye Wind farm before a possible decision expected later this week. Members of the Ohio Power Siting Board could decide as early as Thursday whether to extend certificates needed to build the project. The Champaign County commissioners, along with trustees from...
JOBS: Annual Clark County employment fair draws 60 local companies

JOBS: Annual Clark County employment fair draws 60 local companies

Dozens of job seekers filed into the Hollenbeck-Bayley Conference Center in downtown Springfield Tuesday afternoon looking for better opportunities at the eighth annual Clark County Career Fair. About 60 area employers were on hand representing industries that included manufacturing, education, health care and distribution. Tuesday’s job fair opened to the general public at 2 p.m., but before...
Turner urges EPA administrator to release chemical pollution study

Turner urges EPA administrator to release chemical pollution study

A Dayton congressman has urged the U.S. EPA’s top administrator to publicly release a toxicology study that could recommend lower threshold advisories for exposure to chemicals found in groundwater at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and at military installations across the country. Politico reported Monday the White House and the EPA sought to block the public release of the Health and Human...
Former Ohio House speaker received $43K in free travel in 2017

Former Ohio House speaker received $43K in free travel in 2017

Republican Cliff Rosenberger, who abruptly resigned as Ohio House speaker, disclosed on Tuesday that he received more than $43,000 in free travel and got free meals and drinks from half a dozen sources last year. Rosenberger filed his mandatory annual financial disclosure statement with the Joint Legislative Ethics Committee — a body he used to lead as speaker. He also noted that in 2017 he...
UD hires new Human Rights Center director from United Nations

UD hires new Human Rights Center director from United Nations

The University of Dayton has named a new executive director who will bring 15 years of United Nations’ human rights experience to the UD Human Rights Center. Shelley Inglis, who currently serves as a regional cluster leader in the U.N. Development Programme in Istanbul, will start work at UD Aug. 16., according to the university. RELATED: Area college to build new residence halls, liberal arts...
Area college to build new residence halls, liberal arts center

Area college to build new residence halls, liberal arts center

An area college is planning a number of big construction projects as part of its renewed 10-year master plan. Cedarville University’s board of trustees approved a master plan earlier this month that calls for a newly constructed liberal arts center, a multipurpose facility that would house a welcome center, banquet center and the school of business administration, and a new center for cyber...
A barista refused to serve a man for 'being really racist' to a Muslim. Her bosses backed her.

A barista refused to serve a man for 'being really racist' to a Muslim. Her bosses backed her.

Kathleen "Amina" Deady stood in front of a pastry counter in Riverside, California, holding a key fob and wearing a veil across her face. Only her eyes peeked through the veil. In Islam, it is called a niqab, though the man standing in front of Deady at the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf on Friday had other words for it. » Muslims in America, by the numbers "Is this Halloween or something?"...
Poor weather conditions cancel landing of B-17s, P-51s

Poor weather conditions cancel landing of B-17s, P-51s

Poor weather conditions will prevent a dozen World War II planes from landing at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Wednesday.  The arrivals were first delayed by two hours Wednesday morning, but were cancelled just before 10 a.m. The planes however will conduct flyovers during the day as weather permits, according to officials.  Additional details were not immediately available. ...
Ohio lawmakers weigh sports betting possibilities

Ohio lawmakers weigh sports betting possibilities

It’s a better-than-safe bet that sports betting will become an issue for Ohio lawmakers at some point. But they will most likely take up the issue at their own pace. After Monday’s U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling allowing states to make laws allowing sports betting, Southwest Ohio legislators don’t think Ohio will take any action quickly. Sports betting today is illegal in Ohio...
Toys ‘R’ Us selling mascot and sex toy domain names

Toys ‘R’ Us selling mascot and sex toy domain names

Toys “R” Us is putting its famous mascot, Geoffrey the Giraffe, and several websites, including sex-toys-r-us, on the auction block. The adult-oriented domain name is one of hundreds of website addresses that the bankrupt toy-store chain is looking to find a buyer for as it winds down its business and shutters 735 U.S. stores, including several in the Dayton area, Bloomberg reported. Other...
7 deadly air show accidents that stunned spectators

7 deadly air show accidents that stunned spectators

The United States Air Force Thunderbirds are returning to air show performances for the first time since a deadly crash in April. The Thunderbirds announced over social media of their upcoming performances May 18-20 at AirPower over Hampton Roads at Join Base Langley Eustis in Virginia. This will be the first public performance since Maj. Stephen Del Bagno’s death April 4. Bagno flew Thunderbirds...
Area pool, recreation company adds a city block to its flagship store

Area pool, recreation company adds a city block to its flagship store

Watson’s is more than doubling the size of its flagship store in Evendale south of Dayton. The Cincinnati-based company, which has two locations in the Dayton area in Huber Heights and Sugarcreek Twp., has added more than 100,000 square feet to the store. The renovated space will feature spas, outdoor furniture, home recreational products and pools. The new addition will be home to an expanded...
Uber ends controversial policy: How it makes riding safer for you

Uber ends controversial policy: How it makes riding safer for you

Uber announced it is changing a policy that will impact how the company handles sexual assault and harassment cases. The ride-hailing company announced it is ending the practice of mandatory arbitration starting Tuesday. Previously, the company required accusers to mediate their claims in secret, CBS reported this morning. Now those who agree to settlements will not be required to sign confidentiality...
Amazon expands again in Ohio: What we know about the 1,500 new jobs

Amazon expands again in Ohio: What we know about the 1,500 new jobs

Amazon continues to rapidly expand across Ohio. The company announced Monday it will build its latest facility, a fulfillment center, in central Ohio and more facilities are on the way, including a facility in southwest Ohio. MORE: Amazon’s newest expansion to bring 1,500 jobs to Ohio Here’s what we know about the internet retail giant’s expansion plans: 1. The expansion will bring...
Amazon’s newest expansion to bring 1,500 jobs to Ohio

Amazon’s newest expansion to bring 1,500 jobs to Ohio

Amazon.com Inc. will expand its footprint in Ohio next year and bring another 1,500 jobs to the state by the end of 2019, the company announced Monday. The internet retail giant will build a distribution operation — its sixth in Ohio — in West Jefferson, a village located on Interstate 70 between Springfield and Columbus. Employees at the 855,000-square-foot facility will pack and ship...
Wright State summer tuition revenue dip is latest blow to budget realignment

Wright State summer tuition revenue dip is latest blow to budget realignment

Wright State University’s summer tuition revenue is down by around $1 million this year, possibly sinking one of the school’s last best hopes at avoiding state fiscal watch. Summer classes started at Wright State on May 7 and although about two-thirds of tuition from those classes will be applied to this year’s budget, it was not what administrators hoped for, said chief business...
Honda to invest $30M in Ohio facilities

Honda to invest $30M in Ohio facilities

Honda announced plans Monday to invest more than $30 million at three facilities in Ohio as part of a plan to boost production of the company’s electric vehicles. The auto maker announced the start of mass production of its new 2019 Honda Insight hybrid model at the company’s facility in Greensburg, Ind. As part of that decision, Honda said it will spend about $29 million at the Honda...
Troubled Sears may sell its legendary brand

Troubled Sears may sell its legendary brand

Troubled Sears may be selling the storied Kenmore brand. Sears Holdings Corp. Monday announced that a special committee of its board of directors will explore the sale of its Kenmore brand and related assets, the Sears Home Improvement Products business of the Sears Home Services division and the Parts Direct business of the Sears Home Services division. MORE: Dayton home builders are pulling fewer...
What’s killing local dairy farms? The bad taste of skim milk, farmer says

What’s killing local dairy farms? The bad taste of skim milk, farmer says

Low milk prices are increasingly forcing small Ohio dairy farmers out of business and third- or fourth-generation family farms are in danger of closing down. Prolonged low prices for milk have left farmers in the region and around the country feeling squeezed. In the past decade, there has been a 33 percent decrease in Ohio dairy farms. And in the past year, the number of farms have dropped from 2...
Salmonella outbreak: 5 times food-borne illnesses wreaked havoc in Ohio

Salmonella outbreak: 5 times food-borne illnesses wreaked havoc in Ohio

More people are becoming sick from a salmonella outbreak that caused a massive egg product recall in several states including Ohio. Salmonella accounts for more than 1 million illnesses and 450 deaths in the United States annually. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the infection routinely appears as the cause of recalls of food each year and is more common in the summer...
To hell and back: Legendary WWII bomber brought to life again in Dayton

To hell and back: Legendary WWII bomber brought to life again in Dayton

James Verinis’s children never met their grandfather, Jim Verinis, a co-pilot on the iconic World War II B-17 Memphis Belle. But this week, they will connect with an important part of family and American history as thousands from around the world visit the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force for the roll out of the restored historic four-engine Boeing bomber. “It really is going to bring...
With harsh hurricane season expected, how are storms named?

With harsh hurricane season expected, how are storms named?

A tropical or subtropical system may be developing in the eastern Gulf of Mexico over the coming days, according to The National Weather Service. Forecasters in the New Orleans and Baton Rouge area said there is a “medium chance” the system will develop, according to The Times-Picayune. As of Sunday afternoon, forecasters said there is about a 40 percent chance the storm will develop...
Gas prices jump again: Expect to pay $3 a gallon soon

Gas prices jump again: Expect to pay $3 a gallon soon

Travelers planning a road trip for vacation this summer better prepare to pay more at the pump. Gas prices in this region are already the highest they’ve been in four years and they are expected to go above $3 a gallon by the Fourth of July. The cheapest gas in the region was at the United Dairy Farmers on Harshman Road on Monday at $2.67 a gallon. According to GasBuddy.com, that’s up...
Dayton area veterans job and resource fair growing, organizer says

Dayton area veterans job and resource fair growing, organizer says

Veterans Moving Forward, a yearly event for veterans, will stage its first job fair coupled with a returning resource fair at Wright State University on May 23, an organizer says. The event at WSU’s Student Union has some space left for organizations and employers to register, said Cassie Barlow, chairwoman of the Greater Miami Valley myVeterans Community and a former base commander at Wright-Patterson...
Springfield counseling center offers aid after traumatic events

Springfield counseling center offers aid after traumatic events

Ohio has created a network for treating crime victims to help them deal with the aftermath of traumatic events. Attorney General Mike DeWine awarded “$2.6 million in grants to create five Trauma Recovery Centers in Ohio that will provide crisis intervention to hospitalized traumatic violent crime victims,” according to a news release. RELATED : Springfield man sentenced in double murder...
Hungry for Chipotle? This service can deliver burritos within minutes

Hungry for Chipotle? This service can deliver burritos within minutes

The results are in and Chipotle’s biggest foray into delivery to date appears to have been a big success. The fast-casual Mexican grill earlier this year launched a partnership with delivery service DoorDash, which was founded by college students in 2013. The deal with DoorDash made delivery available from more than 1,500 restaraunts, according to Chipotle. PHOTOS: Victorian farmhouse with wine...
Dayton couple enriches lives of others: How Mimi and Stuart Rose do it

Dayton couple enriches lives of others: How Mimi and Stuart Rose do it

For Mimi and Stuart Rose, it’s all about bringing entertainment to our community and motivating others to remain in the Miami Valley. “Everyone knows the people in Dayton are nice,” Stuart says. “We hope they’ll say Dayton not only has great people but has great entertainment, too.” Over the years, the Springboro couple has done a lot to ensure that’s the...
On The Brink: Low milk prices closing a lot of local dairy farms

On The Brink: Low milk prices closing a lot of local dairy farms

Low milk prices are increasingly forcing small Ohio dairy farmers out of business and third- or fourth-generation family farms are in danger of closing down. Times are tough for dairy farmers to turn a profit, said Steve Buschur, who runs Buschur Dairy Farms in northern Darke County with three other brothers. Prolonged low prices for milk have left farmers in the region and around the country feeling...
Urbana University was once on the verge of collapse, but now its leaders are optimistic. Here’s why.

Urbana University was once on the verge of collapse, but now its leaders are optimistic. Here’s why.

As the school year wound toward its end this month, Christopher Washington cruised across Urbana University’s 128-acre campus pointing out improvements like a concrete foundation for a new wrestling facility and new turf laid down on the Blue Knights’ football field. It’s been a little more than three years since Franklin University stepped in at the last minute and acquired Urbana...
These 10 local businesses earned top spots in the Best of Ohio rankings

These 10 local businesses earned top spots in the 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...
Clark County’s big annual job fair will include 60 employers, many opportunities

Clark County’s big annual job fair will include 60 employers, many opportunities

An annual job fair in Clark County will draw about 60 area employers next week at a time when unemployment rates are at a 17-year low. The eighth annual Clark County Career Fair will take place from 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Hollenbeck-Bayley Conference Center in downtown Springfield. The job fair will include businesses in various industries, including manufacturing, healthcare, distribution and...
Moving can be challenging and stressful

Moving can be challenging and stressful

Last year, 35.1 million Americans moved. Around half of all moves take place in the summer between the beginning of May and Labor Day. Movers are one of the top categories of companies searched on the Better Business Bureau website, bbb.org, which has BBB Business Profiles on more than 20,000 moving-related companies. Moving can be a challenging task, but moving companies can help. However, BBB warns...
Mercy Health to pay $14M settlement related to allegations of improper payments

Mercy Health to pay $14M settlement related to allegations of improper payments

Mercy Health, a nonprofit healthcare provider that serves Springfield and Urbana, agreed this week to pay a $14.25 million settlement to the federal government to settle allegations related to compensation paid to six physicians. Information from the U.S. Department of Justice shows the company, headquartered in Cincinnati, settled allegations it violated the False Claims Act “by engaging in...
You can help a 133-year-old area organization celebrate with a SPECIAL pizza and ice cream

You can help a 133-year-old area organization celebrate with a SPECIAL pizza and ice cream

The Salvation Army of Springfield is gearing up for an annual celebration with a helping hand from several local businesses. The non-profit organization will be hosting National Salvation Army Week in the city starting on Monday. The weeklong celebration was created to honor the organization for 75 years of service by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1954. Development Director Ryan Ray said the week...
Iconic Memphis Belle’s debut in Dayton: Everything you need to know 

Iconic Memphis Belle’s debut in Dayton: Everything you need to know 

Seventy-five years to the day the B-17 Memphis Belle finished its final mission over Europe, the iconic World War II bomber that starred in two Hollywood films will be rolled out to the public Thursday at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. The Memphis Belle gained fame as the first U.S. heavy bomber to fly 25 perilous missions over Europe and return to the United States in World War II. &ldquo...
5 recent times Waffle House got attention for all the wrong reasons

5 recent times Waffle House got attention for all the wrong reasons

Bernice King, the youngest daughter of Martin Luther King Jr. tweeted Thursday to “Stay out of Waffle House until the corporate office commits” to a discussion on racism and employee training. The restaurant chain has been at the center of several recent controversies. A video surfaced this week of a North Carolina man being choked and slammed by a police officer outside of a Waffle...
Massive NASIC project could be one of largest in Wright Patt history

Massive NASIC project could be one of largest in Wright Patt history

A massive $182 million expansion of the National Air and Space Intelligence Center will be one of the largest in Wright-Patterson history and could be sped up in a pending defense authorization bill, a legislative analyst says. The new building would be funded at one time instead of broken into two stages. The Air Force had initially asked for $116 million with another $66 million to be requested...
Air Force Marathon names new leader

Air Force Marathon names new leader

The Air Force Marathon, which draws thousands around the globe to the Miami Valley, has a new director. Brandon Hough, a former Air Force officer once assigned to Wright-Patterson and who started his own running company, will lead the event that brings thousands of runners to the area every September. The series of races — a 5K, 10K, half- and full-marathon, have in recent years attracted 15...
Wright State’s new No. 2 to earn $305K per year

Wright State’s new No. 2 to earn $305K per year

Wright State University’s next provost will be Susan Edwards, an administrator at Appalachian State University. Edwards will join WSU on July 30, succeeding Tom Sudkamp who has been provost since 2015, according to the university. The provost position is considered the top academic job at most colleges and often is thought to be the No. 2 spot to a school’s presidency. As provost, Edwards...
Millennials bypass starter homes, new studies show

Millennials bypass starter homes, new studies show

A growing trend among millennials is expected to have a wider impact on the real estate market. Studies and stats show that millennials are putting off buying a home. In fact, many are skipping a starter house altogether and saving up for a home they will live in into retirement, according to USA Today.   Seventy-five percent of first-time home buyers would rather skip a starter home...
Honda has a huge impact on Clark and Champaign counties. Here’s how huge.

Honda has a huge impact on Clark and Champaign counties. Here’s how huge.

Honda spent a record $32.4 billion for parts and materials from U.S. suppliers for its North America operations last year, including firms in Clark and Champaign Counties. That’s about $1.5 billion more than 2016, when the company spent just shy of $31 billion on those products and services, according to information from the company. Honda also recognized a few local companies as top suppliers...
Rosé lovers rejoice: ALDI selling award-winning bottle of wine for $8 all summer

Rosé lovers rejoice: ALDI selling award-winning bottle of wine for $8 all summer

Discount supermarket chain ALDI is bringing back one of its most beloved products: a cheap bottle of wine. ALDI is again selling its critically acclaimed Exquisite Collection Côtes de Provence Rosé, which sells for just $8. The 2016 wine is regularly sold in the United Kingdom and was deemed the “best value Rosé” by the International Wine Challenge two years in a row...
Want a cheap weekend trip? Avoid this popular Ohio city 

Want a cheap weekend trip? Avoid this popular Ohio city 

Cincinnati is the most expensive destination in the Midwest, according to the latest survey conducted by ChicagoHotels.org. The survey compared 30 Midwestern cities based on the cost of lodging during May 2018. Most Midwestern cities see their highest visitor numbers during the spring, and hotel rates reach their peak during this time. In Cincinnati, travelers will have to spend $186 per night, on...
Local farmers like him are finally back in the fields. The looming concern? China.

Local farmers like him are finally back in the fields. The looming concern? China.

Better weather has allowed Ohio farmers to get back into the fields after a slow start to the season, but concerns about China loom as work continues. China has threatened tariffs on various exported U.S. products following the Trump administration’s decision to add tariffs to Chinese steel and aluminum imported into the country. RELATED : ‘I sit here a little worried’: Clark County...
If you got a telemarketing call from Dish Network, you may be able to get $1,200

If you got a telemarketing call from Dish Network, you may be able to get $1,200

If you received a call from Dish Network from 2010 to 2011, you may be able to get $1,200 per call. CBS News reported that thousands of people who have received calls from the company are owed a portion of the $61 million class-action lawsuit. >> Read more trending news  In January 2017, a verdict was reached in the case in which Thomas Krakauer sued Dish Network in North Carolina...
Cox sells former Franklin printing plant

Cox sells former Franklin printing plant

Cox Media Group has reached an agreement to sell the building that previously housed print operations for its Ohio publications, the company announced Wednesday. The sale to Capital Environmental Risk Transfer Alliance LLC, is expected to close May 25. CMG Ohio closed the Franklin printing plant in 2017, after securing an agreement with Gannett Newspapers to print its three daily newspapers &mdash...
Amazon, Sears to partner on another online deal

Amazon, Sears to partner on another online deal

Sears and Amazon have announced a deal for customers who buy tires online. Drivers who purchased their tires from Amazon can now have them installed and balanced at their local Sears Auto Center, the companies announced today. The service, which will allow customers to have their tires shipped directly to an auto center, will be rolled out over the next few weeks. RELATED: Hungry for Chipotle? This...
Walmart buys online retailer Flipkart for $16 billion

Walmart buys online retailer Flipkart for $16 billion

Walmart has agreed to buy a controlling stake in India’s largest online retailer for $16 billion. After signing an agreement on Wednesday, Walmart will buy a 77 percent stake in Flipkart, according to the company. The acquisition surpasses Walmart’s $10.8 billion deal to buy United Kingdom’s Asda back in 1999 and dwarfs its more recent acquisition of Jet.com for $3 billion, according...
Air Force orders safety review as deadly crashes rise

Air Force orders safety review as deadly crashes rise

The Air Force’s top general has ordered a one-day safety stand down for flying and maintenance units after a sharp rise in accidents in recent months. The Air Force Reserve’s 445th Airlift Wing at Wright-Patterson, which flies nine C-17 Globemaster III troop and cargo jets on missions around the world, will review safety issues June 2, said Lt. Col. Cynthia Harris, a wing spokeswoman....
Company hired to sell all Elder-Beerman/Bon-Ton real estate

Company hired to sell all Elder-Beerman/Bon-Ton real estate

Elder-Beerman appears to be entering the final stages of its winding-down process. Since early February, Bon-Ton Stores, Inc., the Elder-Beerman stores parent company, has been mired in Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Melville, N.Y.-based A&G Realty Partners has been retained to dispose of all of Bon-Ton’s real estate’s assets on behalf of a joint venture between Great American Group, Tiger Capital...
WOW air’s first discount flights from Cincinnati to Europe, Iceland launch this week

WOW air’s first discount flights from Cincinnati to Europe, Iceland launch this week

Discount airliner WOW is celebrating the launch of its first flights in and out of Cincinnati. WOW’s first flight will arrive at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) tonight at 11:50 p.m. “with a water canon salute.” The first departing flight from the airport will be an hour later at 12:50 a.m., according to the airline. WOW is launching flight service from...
Longaberger Co. shutting down: How much will your baskets sell for now?

Longaberger Co. shutting down: How much will your baskets sell for now?

Iconic basket maker Longaberger Co. has gone out of business but their products are still fetching a high price online. The company, which until about two years ago was headquarted in a basket-shaped building in Newark, announced this week that it is going out of business. The company’s closing could affect the price of Longaberger’s baskets. There were more than 18,100 Longaberger Co...
Sinclair ranked on Forbes 500 best mid-size employers list

Sinclair ranked on Forbes 500 best mid-size employers list

Forbes has released its list of “America’s Best Employers of 2018” and a Dayton area college made the cut. Sinclair Community College was ranked No. 93 on the Forbes list of the 500 best mid-size American employers, according to the school. Sinclair was the only college from Ohio to make the list and the only community college in the country to be ranked. RELATED: Record number of...
What should workers be paid Clark County? A study is asking that and other questions

What should workers be paid Clark County? A study is asking that and other questions

The University of Cincinnati Economics Center is conducting a survey over the next several weeks to learn more about how much of Clark County’s workforce lives in Clark County and what portion lives across county lines. The project is being led by the Community Improvement Corp. and Chamber and is funded through a contract with the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. MORE: ...
Who is Ohio governor candidate Richard Cordray? A five-time Jeopardy! champion

Who is Ohio governor candidate Richard Cordray? A five-time Jeopardy! champion

Former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray will fight to win the Ohio governor’s race, but did you know he’s already a Jeopardy! champion? Cordray is a five-time Jeopardy! champion, who originally competed on the show in 1987. The last time he competed on Jeopardy! was in February 2014 for the Battle of the Decades show. His competitors at the time included a freelance copy editor, archaeologist...
Clark County juvenile judge: Lancaster unseats opponent

Clark County juvenile judge: Lancaster unseats opponent

Katrine Lancaster will be the new juvenile court judge in Clark County Common Pleas Court after unseating her opponent Tuesday night. Lancaster, who currently serves as a magistrate, took 55 percent of the vote compared to 45 percent for Robert Vaughn, according to unofficial election results from the Clark County Board of Elections. Lancaster said while she wanted the job, it’s important to...
Did drug distributors contribute to opioid crisis? Yes, says local exec.

Did drug distributors contribute to opioid crisis? Yes, says local exec.

Five leaders of pharmaceutical distributors were asked by a Congressional committee Tuesday to answer whether they thought actions distributors took contributed to the opioid crisis. “Yes,” said Dr. Joseph Mastandrea, chairman of Springboro-based Miami-Luken. The four other executives said no. MORE ON MIAMI-LUKEN • Congress continues investigation into Springboro pharmacy distributor...
From priceless to worthless: Longaberger baskets may be latest collectors item to fall by wayside

From priceless to worthless: Longaberger baskets may be latest collectors item to fall by wayside

Basket maker Longaberger Co. is going out of business, ending a decades-long run for one of the biggest collectibles. The Newark-based company moved out of its iconic basket-shaped building two years ago and just this week announced it will cease operations. Though news of the company’s closure came just in the last few days, its downfall has been a long time coming, according to Kovels, an...
New grant will help Clark and Champaign foundation boost breast cancer screenings

New grant will help Clark and Champaign foundation boost breast cancer screenings

The Mercy Health Foundation of Clark and Champaign Counties recently received a $39,000 grant from the Susan G. Komen Foundation in Columbus to support breast cancer screenings and diagnostics. This is the fourth year the foundation has received the grant to provide mammograms for those in the community who might not be able to afford the tests. HEALTH: New tool in Springfield is easier way to test...
Iconic restaurant near Ohio State closing after nearly 80 years 

Iconic restaurant near Ohio State closing after nearly 80 years 

One of the state’s most well-known hangouts announced it is closing its doors permanently.  The Blue Danube Restaurant, a tavern opened 78 years ago at 2439 N. High St. near Ohio State University, announced on Facebook that its last day in business will be Father’s Day, June 17.  The establishment, known as the Dube, posted the following on Facebook on Monday:  According...
Firm leading downtown Dayton project to redevelop Longaberger basket building

Firm leading downtown Dayton project to redevelop Longaberger basket building

A development firm that has done work throughout the Dayton area will be re-purposing the iconic basket-shaped Longaberger Co. building. Coon Restoration and Sealant Inc., based in Louisville near Canton, purchased the basket building located in Newark late last year. Longaberger Co. moved out of its famed building two years ago and just this week it was revealed that the company was ceasing operations...
Gas prices could rise due to Trump’s withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal

Gas prices could rise due to Trump’s withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal

Gas prices could spike now that President Trump announced withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal. “It a double negative to not have the deal and also have those prices go up,” said Tom Tudar of Dayton.  Analysts say the move could remove a million barrels of oil a day from the global supply, according to News Center 7's Rachel Murray.  Right now, the lowest gas prices in the Miami...
Cordray, Kucinich make final pitches on Election Day

Cordray, Kucinich make final pitches on Election Day

Former Consumer Financial Protection Bureau chief Richard Cordray and former U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich made last-minute pitches this morning on AM 1290 and News 95.7 WHIO in their Ohio Democratic primary race for governor in November. The race is widely watched nationwide, especially after the 2016 presidential election, in which Donald Trump painted Ohio red. Today, of course, is Election Day...
OPIOID INVESTIGATION: Springboro drug wholesaler testifying in D.C. today

OPIOID INVESTIGATION: Springboro drug wholesaler testifying in D.C. today

A Springboro drug distributor will testify today before a Congressional committee that’s investigating the opioid crisis in West Virginia. The committee is investigating whether wholesalers flooded West Virginia with dangerous levels of prescription opioids, contributing to the overdose crisis. Dr. Joseph Mastandrea, chairman of the board at Miami-Luken, will join four executives at other distributors...
National Nurses Week 2018: 5 freebies and deals

National Nurses Week 2018: 5 freebies and deals

Businesses across the country are honoring nurses this week with freebies and deals for health care workers. >> Read more trending news  National Nurses Week, which kicked off with National Nurses Day on May 6, runs through May 12, the birthday of nursing pioneer Florence Nightingale. Check out some of the offers below, and just to be on the safe side, contact your local stores and franchises...
These Springfield groups are making new houses available for those who need them most

These Springfield groups are making new houses available for those who need them most

Several community groups are working together to make housing more affordable in Springfield for low-income families. The Clark County Fuller Center for Housing and the Neighborhood Housing Partnership of Greater Springfield have combined resources to make homes accessible in an urban environment, said Tina Koumoutsos, executive director of the NHP. It uses funds and land from the city because the...
A local game center is expanding toward Columbus. Here’s where you can have fun in Springfield.

A local game center is expanding toward Columbus. Here’s where you can have fun in Springfield.

A local entertainment company recently announced plans to potentially create the country’s largest indoor entertainment center northeast of Springfield. Scene75, a Dayton-based family entertainment center chain, will be taking over the space recently vacated by the Macy’s location at the Mall at Tuttle Crossing in Columbus. The acquisition of the 227,000-square-foot space may create the...
Lyme disease: 7 questions answered about tickborne infections

Lyme disease: 7 questions answered about tickborne infections

Experts are warning that a “tick explosion” will spring into action this summer — which could cause an increase in Lyme disease cases. High tick activity will be seen in most of the eastern United States, as well as the Midwest, Plains states and West Coast, according to tickencounter.org. Lyme disease is an infection spread by the bite of ticks that causes more than 300,000 illnesses...
Here’s how to prevent tick bites on people, pets

Here’s how to prevent tick bites on people, pets

As warmer weather comes to the region, experts are warning that a “tick explosion” will spring into action. High tick activity will be seen in most of the eastern United States, as well as the Midwest, Plains states and West Coast, according to tickencounter.org. Deer ticks are the most prevalent species in the Northeast and Midwest. Deer, chipmunks and rodents all carry ticks. Spraying...
Ohio Army National Guardsmen to return home after defense mission

Ohio Army National Guardsmen to return home after defense mission

Ohio Army National Guard soldiers will return home after a nearly year-long deployment as part of the Columbus-based 174th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, the service branch says. Thirty-five soldiers will have a public homecoming ceremony at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 8 at the Reynoldsburg United Methodist Church, 1636 Graham Road in Reynoldsburg. The unit deployed to the Washington, D.C., region as part...
Basket maker Longaberger Co. is closing: 5 things we learned today 

Basket maker Longaberger Co. is closing: 5 things we learned today 

Longaberger Co., famous for its baskets, has gone out of business after years of decline. The company sent a note to its sales consultants Friday saying “Longaberger, at this time, has ceased operations,” according to The Columbus Dispatch. Here are five things we know about the closure: The company sent a note to its sales consultants Friday saying “Longaberger, at this time...
Save Barnes & Noble: Is the bookstore chain the next retailer to go under? 

Save Barnes & Noble: Is the bookstore chain the next retailer to go under? 

Is Barnes & Noble the next chain to join the graveyard of failed retailers?  The phrase “Save Barnes & Noble” started trending on Twitter early Monday morning, after The New York Times published an opinion piece about the financial woes of the bookstore chain. The article cited the company's declining revenue from Nook, which has fallen more than 85 percent since 2012. ...
Growing from gas and cigarettes: How Enon-based Speedway is adapting for the future

Growing from gas and cigarettes: How Enon-based Speedway is adapting for the future

Speedway needs to be a step ahead of its competitors as the convenience store industry is undergoing rapid change, the chain’s president recently told members of Springfield’s Rotary Club. Anthony Kenney, Speedway’s president, also said more consolidation in the industry is likely. Speedway was already the second-largest company-owned convenience store chain in the U.S., but two...
Ohio has long list of Mega Millions lottery jackpot winners

Ohio has long list of Mega Millions lottery jackpot winners

A Moraine store sold a Mega Millions ticket worth $143 million in a drawing this past weekend. We had a crew live on scene Monday morning where this ticket was sold: The ticket sold by a cashier at Fat Daddy’s RoadDog is among the many winners sold in the Mega Millions contest in Ohio. Here, according to the Mega Millions website, are jackpot winners from Ohio: •Nov. 13, 2015 - $202 million...
Troy at the heart of Honda parts network

Troy at the heart of Honda parts network

The heart of Honda’s parts network lies less than an hour from downtown Dayton. Honda has made more than 25 million vehicles in the United States, with a lot of that action happening in a cluster of assembly plants in central Ohio. But a crucial part of what keeps Honda running is in Troy. Two sprawling buildings off Commerce Center Boulevard keep more than 1,300 U.S. Honda and Acura dealers...
Iconic basket maker Longaberger Co. goes out of business

Iconic basket maker Longaberger Co. goes out of business

Longaberger Co., famous for its baskets, has gone out of business after years of decline. The company sent a note to its sales consultants Friday saying “Longaberger, at this time, has ceased operations,” according to The Columbus Dispatch. The note told sales consultants to “please take action as soon as possible” in contacting credit-card companies and also advised against...
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