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Frontier adds nonstop flight to Florida location from Columbus

Frontier Airlines is adding a flight from the Columbus International Airport to popular vacation destination West Palm Beach, Florida. The new twice-weekly flight will start in November, and operate seasonally, ending in the spring, a Frontier spokesman told the Columbus Dispatch. The route could become permanent if demand calls for it. BIZ BEAT: Popular apparel store at The Greene getting a makeover...
Kettering Health to open $10M high-tech command center

Kettering Health to open $10M high-tech command center

Kettering Health Network has started construction on a 17,000-square-foot operations command center in the Kettering Business Park that aims to improve patient care in the least amount of time. The health system announced today the new $10 million center at 1050 Forrer Blvd. will open in November and create approximately 25 jobs, and could potentially house 300 employees when fully functional. »...
Local law enforcement meets with WPAFB officials following Aug. 2 scare

Local law enforcement meets with WPAFB officials following Aug. 2 scare

Col. Tom Sherman, 88th Air Base Wing and installation commander, met with area first responders and Congressman Mike Turner today to notify them of his decision to launch an Incident Review Board to examine all aspects of the Aug. 2 incident that occurred at Wright-Patterson Medical Center, according to a release from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. “Truly, this does appear to be a vulnerability...
Kroger selling products outside U.S. for first time

Kroger selling products outside U.S. for first time

Kroger is teaming up with Amazon’s biggest competition in China to sell products outside the United States for the first time. The company announcde it is entering a pilot phase with Alibaba Group’s Tmall Global platform, which will create an online Kroger store for international customers. The test will start with the popular Simple Truth products, servicing more than half a billion Chinese...
UPDATE: Pharmacy middlemen could lose billions in Ohio Medicaid contracts

UPDATE: Pharmacy middlemen could lose billions in Ohio Medicaid contracts

Ohio plans to overhaul the way it pays for prescriptions in the wake of mounting controversy over how private companies manage $2.5 billion in annual Medicaid drug spending. Ohio’s Medicaid plans are managed by private insurance companies and those insurance companies contract out pharmacy benefits to be managed by other private companies. The companies, called pharmacy benefit managers, negotiate...
Feathers in the Oregon District going strong after 40 years: ‘Every day I am amazed’

Feathers in the Oregon District going strong after 40 years: ‘Every day I am amazed’

Janet Phillips knows that times flies and the past can be treasured.  The Oregon District resident started selling treasures from days long gone at her business’ original site in April of 1978 ... or so.   “If I knew back then this stuff would be important, I would have written (the dates) down,”  the owner of  Feathers  Vintage Clothing, an Oregon...
Car wash's billboard promoting QAnon conspiracy theory sparks controversy

Car wash's billboard promoting QAnon conspiracy theory sparks controversy

A Georgia car wash has aligned its business with a group that believes a government insider is publicly uncovering a vast left-wing plot against President Donald Trump. The billboard reads “#QANON” — citing a group many have said espouse conspiracy theories — and has a logo with the name of Car Nutz Car Wash in the bottom left corner.  >> Read more trending...
Staples manager fired after accusing woman pregnant with twins of shoplifting

Staples manager fired after accusing woman pregnant with twins of shoplifting

Staples said in a statement Monday that it has fired the manager who assumed an expecting mother had shoplifted at one of its stores in North Carolina. Shirell Bates told WSOC-TV that she now regrets leaving her home on Friday for back-to-school shopping at the Pineville store. "Being pregnant is already high-risk, and having to deal with that, just additional stress that I don't need...
Trump signs bill with $182 million for NASIC project at Wright-Patt

Trump signs bill with $182 million for NASIC project at Wright-Patt

President Donald Trump signed into law a $716-billion defense bill Monday and with it, millions of dollars to pay for one of the largest projects in the history of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The bill authorizes $182 million in funding for an expansion of the National Air and Space Intelligence Center at Wright-Patt. Trump signed off on the legislation during a visit to the U.S. Army’s...
Wrangler, Lee owner plans to spin off jeans brands

Wrangler, Lee owner plans to spin off jeans brands

The VF Corporation, which owns several jeans brands including Wrangler, Lee and Rock & Republic, plans to create a tax-free spin-off to its shareholders to house its jean and outlet industry. VF Corporation will retain its other global apparel and footwear brands like Vans, Timberland, The North Face, Terra, Jansport, Altra and Dickies, according to company announcement Monday. Over the last several...
Wright-Patt creates group to investigate active shooter scare

Wright-Patt creates group to investigate active shooter scare

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is creating a formal board to review the Aug. 2 active shooter scare that occurred at the base’s hospital. Col. Tom Sherman, 88th Air Base Wing and installation commander, ordered the board to conduct a “holistic review” of the scare, the response to it and lessons that can be learned from it, base spokeswoman Marie Vanover said. William Neitzke, the...
Area congressman urges Trump to follow a ‘better way’ on trade

Area congressman urges Trump to follow a ‘better way’ on trade

A local congressman and former owner of a Troy-area manufacturers is urging President Trump and his administration to consider a “better way” in international trade. Warren Davidson, in a recent op-ed for the Washington Times, cautions the administration against alienating too many nations at once in navigating trade issues. “Many of the principles of war apply to trade...
Beavercreek contractor wins $49M photonic energy contract

Beavercreek contractor wins $49M photonic energy contract

A Beavercreek company has been awarded a contract valued at nearly $50 million for photonic energy research for the Air Force. UES Inc has been awarded a $49,057,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (ID/IQ) cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for research and development in the “flash and laser airborne protection system” (FLAPS) program, the Department of Defense said in an announcement...
Dayton region’s UAS growth gets spotlight this week

Dayton region’s UAS growth gets spotlight this week

The sixth annual Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Midwest forum opens Wednesday, offering a chance to explore emerging UAS technology in Dayton and beyond. The forum at Sinclair Community College will hear from a who’s who in the field of UAS, including Kerin Olson, of the Federal Aviation Administration Office of UAS Research; Reid Melville, the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) strategy...
5 high-speed travel ideas we could adapt in the Midwest

5 high-speed travel ideas we could adapt in the Midwest

As large companies like Amazon flirt with the idea of making major investments in the Midwest, transportation experts say the region will have to invest in a high-speed rail system or another transportation concept if states like Ohio want to remain competitive in a changing economy. Dayton, Columbus, Cincinnati and other Ohio cities have been included as potential stops for a Hyperloop route in the...
New nonprofit to raise funds for projects in Champaign County

New nonprofit to raise funds for projects in Champaign County

A Springfield nonprofit that raises funds for scholarships and endowments is developing a similar entity that has started soliciting donations in Champaign County. The Springfield Foundation was created in 1948 when a group of area business leaders decided Clark County residents needed an organization to help local entities meet philanthropic goals. The foundation collects charitable donations, makes...
Pregnant Staples shopper says she was wrongfully accused of shoplifting, hiding items under shirt

Pregnant Staples shopper says she was wrongfully accused of shoplifting, hiding items under shirt

An expecting mother said she feels humiliated after she was asked if she was trying to shoplift from a Staples store in North Carolina. Shirell Bates said she now regrets leaving her home on Friday for back-to-school shopping. "Being pregnant is already high-risk, and having to deal with that, just additional stress that I don't need,” Bates said. Bates said a police officer asked...
Beer and planes combine for a new fundraiser in Middletown

Beer and planes combine for a new fundraiser in Middletown

A new craft beer event is taking flight from a local airport. The first Hops in the Hangar will blend craft beer fans and aviation enthusiasts in a hangar at the Middletown Regional Airport as a fundraiser in support of the revitalization of downtown Middletown, said Susie Hatton, one of several event sponsors. MORE: There’s lots to LOVE when the world’s best tennis players face off in...
Springfield, Clark County group learns program is looking to boost investment of transportation tech in Ohio

Springfield, Clark County group learns program is looking to boost investment of transportation tech in Ohio

A state program tied to the Ohio Department of Transportation is looking to attract new investment and create new job opportunities throughout Ohio, the agency’s managing director said in Springfield Friday. DriveOhio was developed to serve as a hub connecting private and public entities and encourage testing of autonomous vehicles and similar technologies in the state, said Andrew Bremmer,...
Guidehouse ready to guide commercial clients

Guidehouse ready to guide commercial clients

After an acquisition and re-branding, Guidehouse is now running what had been the PricewaterhouseCoopers public-sector consulting practice at The Acropolis office park. And though the practice on Commons Boulevard today is focused on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, under new owner private equity firm Veritas Capital, the practice is able to work with a greater array of clients, said Jim Ebel, the...
Wright State reorganizes some student services, offices

Wright State reorganizes some student services, offices

Wright State University is reorganizing some of its student services and offices under one leader. By the start of fall semester on Aug. 27, six departments will report to the university’s chief diversity officer Matt Boaz, according to an email sent to campus by president Cheryl Schrader. The departments include Wright State’s Bolinga Black Cultural Resources Center, the office of Latina...
Dayton-area company is looking for 400 workers

Dayton-area company is looking for 400 workers

Another Dayton-area manufacturer is looking for the right workers. Silfex will host a career fair Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Sinclair College in building 12, at the Great Hall, 444 W. 3rd Street, Dayton. Silfex is hiring qualified CNC and 5-axis machinists to make state-of-the-art silicon components used to create high-technology devices, the Dayton Development Coalition said in an announcement...
Plan to see new products at local ALDI stores: Here’s what we know

Plan to see new products at local ALDI stores: Here’s what we know

ALDI is expanding its product offerings as part of its recent and aggressive growth plans. Shoppers can expect 20 percent of all products at their local ALDI stores to be new compared to last year, according to a company release. The nationwide roll-out will continue through early 2019. »BIZ BEAT: Elder-Beerman adds deeper discounts during liquidation At a 40 percent increase, a major focus...
Local JCPenney stores will get new baby shops

Local JCPenney stores will get new baby shops

JCPenney will start opening baby shops within 500 stores Aug. 31, looking to absorb some of the customers from recently closed Babies “R” Us. The department store already sells cribs, high chairs, strollers, car seats and other baby supplies online, but the items will make their brick-and-mortar debut with the new shops. »RELATED: Elder-Beerman adds deeper discounts during liquidation...
No plans to add lanes where recent I-70 truck rollovers have occurred

No plans to add lanes where recent I-70 truck rollovers have occurred

Three semitrailer rollover crashes in the past 15 days on Interstate 70 between the Preble County line and Interstate 75 has state safety officials concerned because of the long backups created, but they said there are no future plans to expand the busy two-lane highway. The latest of the crashes occurred around 7:45 a.m. Thursday after the driver of a semi carrying milk attempted to avoid a broken-down...
Space Force proposal could impact Wright-Patt’s NASIC

Space Force proposal could impact Wright-Patt’s NASIC

Plans for a sixth military branch dubbed the “Space Force” became a little more real on Thursday when Vice President Mike Pence announced aggressive plans to create the new command by 2020. Though most of the U.S. Air Force’s space planning and procurement is conducted at the Space and Missile Systems Center in El Segundo, Calif., the space debate could still have big implications...
Amazon may soon narrow list of cities for second HQ

Amazon may soon narrow list of cities for second HQ

Amazon is reportedly looking to carve out a shorter list of finalists for its second headquarters later this month. As communities across the country await the news, there has been widespread speculation that Amazon will soon announce a shorter list of potential sites for the coveted HQ2 , reports the New York Times. Last year Amazon announced its plans to open a second headquarters, initiating a...
New bill requires counties to get voter OK of sales tax increase

New bill requires counties to get voter OK of sales tax increase

Two area Republican state lawmakers unveiled a bill Thursday that would require voter approval of any county sales tax increase, ending the current authority of county commissioners to raise the rate, like those in Montgomery County did in June. “The bill will be to make all sales tax increases a vote of the people,” said Rep. Niraj Antani, the bill’s primary sponsor. “Townships...
Ohio pushes for info on how pharmacy middlemen spend $2.5 billion

Ohio pushes for info on how pharmacy middlemen spend $2.5 billion

Ohioans could soon be getting an unprecedented look into how $2.5 billion in annual taxpayer money gets spent on Medicaid pharmacy benefits. The money has been handled by private companies that negotiate deals on drugs and process pharmacy claims. The two companies that manage benefits for Ohio Medicaid — CVS Caremark and Optum — argued that it would expose trade secrets if they shared...
Elder-Beerman adds deeper discounts during liquidation

Elder-Beerman adds deeper discounts during liquidation

Elder-Beerman is once again adding extra discounts with just over three weeks left to liquidate stores. The department store that entered liquidation sales in April increased discounts across the store to between 60 and 80 percent at the end of July, aside from a few exclusions. Those discounts on individual items remain the same, but the store announced new overall purchase sales on Twitter Wednesday...
Marathon moves ahead with $23 billion merger

Marathon moves ahead with $23 billion merger

Marathon is moving forward with its proposed $23 billion acquisition of a rival refining firm, and recently notified its stockholders of a special meeting on Sept. 24 to vote on the proposal. Marathon, based in Findlay, is the parent company of the Speedway convenience store chain, one of the region’s largest employers. Company officials declined comment, but previously told the News-Sun the...
Police officer denied service at Verizon store; employee fired

Police officer denied service at Verizon store; employee fired

An employee at an independently owned Verizon retailer has been fired after refusing service to an on-duty, uniformed Massachusetts police officer, Boston's WFXT reports. Sources told WFXT that Waltham police Officer Dan Collins was refused service Tuesday at the Verizon store on Tower Road in Waltham. The store is independently owned and operated by Cellular Sales.  Waltham...
WATCH: Police body camera footage shows chaos at UD on St. Patrick’s Day

WATCH: Police body camera footage shows chaos at UD on St. Patrick’s Day

Body camera footage released from University of Dayton Police details the troubles officers faced in trying to break up a large gathering of people in the student neighborhood on St. Patrick’s Day. Police went out to the UD student neighborhood in riot gear on March 17, in response to students celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. In the videos, students can be seen blocking Lowes Street and...
8 jobs most likely to yield a big pay raise in 2018 

8 jobs most likely to yield a big pay raise in 2018 

Most job seekers focus on getting the highest-paying position, just like a lot of students seriously consider which careers deliver the best paychecks before deciding on a major. But scoring a great job (or high-paying first job) isn't the only path to a generous salary. Work with good potential for substantial raises is another strategy. According to a recent Finder.com analysis...
Can you get bed bugs on planes? Reports increase for some airlines

Can you get bed bugs on planes? Reports increase for some airlines

Hotels aren’t the only place you have to worry about getting bed bugs. Reports of bed bugs on some international airline are increasing. Air India has had multiple reports of bed bugs in its business-class seats, according to several news outlets including Fox5NY. Late in July, two Air India passengers posted online about being bitten by bed bugs on flights from the New York to India. »...
Wilberforce U. placed on probation for failing to meet accreditation standards

Wilberforce U. placed on probation for failing to meet accreditation standards

Financial problems and and a lack of strategic planning are putting Wilberforce University at risk of losing its accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission. In a July 9 letter to Wilberforce president Elfred Pinkard, HLC president Barbara Gellman-Danley placed the university on probation after it failed to meet all of the commission’s criteria for accreditation including failing...
Whole Foods stores begins 30-minute pickup option

Whole Foods stores begins 30-minute pickup option

If two-hour delivery isn’t quick enough for grocery shoppers, Whole Foods Market is now offering pickup in as little as 30 minutes. Customers can order through Amazon’s Prime app and choose a pickup time as short as half an hour from ordering. Whole Foods employees will load the groceries into customers’ vehicles when they arrive. For faster pickup, they can tell the app they&rsquo...
Ohio Supreme Court rules against ECOT in funding case

Ohio Supreme Court rules against ECOT in funding case

The now closed Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow suffered a legal blow Wednesday when the Ohio Supreme Court ruled 4-2 that the state can determine funding for online schools based on how much time students are logged on for learning. The decision bolsters the state’s effort to recover millions of dollars given to ECOT. ECOT suspended operations Jan. 19 after it lost support from its sponsor...
Med students, health center plan outreach around closed Good Sam

Med students, health center plan outreach around closed Good Sam

The neighborhoods surrounding Good Samaritan Hospital are being canvassed to survey residents on their health needs and to help people get connected to existing health resources following the closure of the longtime Dayton hospital. About 100 medical students with Wright State are volunteering with Five Rivers Health Centers in the effort to provide residents options for their health needs. The Premier...
P&G “restructuring” led to 2,720 employee separations last year

P&G “restructuring” led to 2,720 employee separations last year

Procter & Gamble, one of Ohio’s and the region’s biggest employers, discusses recent job cuts in its new annual report, and the company says that further “restructuring” is ongoing. The Cincinnati-based company said in its annual report filed Tuesday that it saw “employee separation” charges for 2,720 employees for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2018 and 2...
Walmart adds meal kits that cook in 15 minutes with 1 pan

Walmart adds meal kits that cook in 15 minutes with 1 pan

Walmart is partnering with a meal-kit provider to bring more variety to the table. San Francisco-based Gobble is now selling its meal kits on Walmart’s website. The pre-measured kits are one of the methods traditional grocery stores are using to keep up with the Amazon and Whole Foods merger that shook the grocery industry last year. The kits are trending across industries right now. Walmart...
New craft brewery in the works in Troy will be brewer’s 2nd location

New craft brewery in the works in Troy will be brewer’s 2nd location

A new brewery is in the works in downtown Troy — but its founders already have some strong experience under their belts. Moeller Brew Barn — which has operated a brewery and tasting room in Maria Stein, south of Celina in Mercer County, since 2015 — will open a second location at 214 W. Main St. in downtown Troy, the Troy Main Street organization announced Tuesday...
Report: Mattress Firm considers bankruptcy

Report: Mattress Firm considers bankruptcy

Mattress Firm is reportedly considering filing for bankruptcy. The retailer is looking for a way to close some stores that are losing money and get out of expensive leases, according to Reuters, who cites unnamed sources. Mattress Firm has 3,000 locations, including a dozen stores in the region. The retailer’s parent company is Steinhoff International Holdings NV, based in South Africa...
Wilberforce University hopes enrollment boost helps solve its problems

Wilberforce University hopes enrollment boost helps solve its problems

Wilberforce University has suffered a number of financial and legal woes in recent years but the school’s leader thinks new enrollment growth will allow administrators to tackle those issues more aggressively. Wilberforce — the nation’s oldest private historically black college — will this year bring in one of its largest freshmen classes in recent history. Classes started...
Woman finds squatters in backyard of home

Woman finds squatters in backyard of home

A Seattle woman said she came home to find homeless squatters setting up a tent in her backyard. The home is for sale. Lisa, the owner, who asked us not to identify her or the house so it would not interfere with her sale, said one man expressed interest in buying the house Friday. She told him to come back with an agent. When she came home Monday, she found that man and another man in her backyard...
Kroger considering sale of one of its ice cream makers

Kroger considering sale of one of its ice cream makers

Kroger is looking for strategic alternatives, including a potential sale, for its Turkey Hill business. Turkey Hill is a consumer-packaged goods food business within Kroger manufacturing, mainly known for its ice cream and beverages. »RELATED: New Kettering grocery store opens Wednesday: Here’s what you can get free, cheap “Turkey Hill’s successful and recognizable ice cream...
NASIC expansion could bring more jobs to Wright-Patt

NASIC expansion could bring more jobs to Wright-Patt

In a show of bipartisanship, Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Rep. Mike Turner, R-Dayton visited Beavercreek together Tuesday to tout their work to get funding for one of the biggest projects in the history of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. National Defense Authorization Act, which president Donald Trump is expected to sign next week, will fund a $182-million expansion of the National Air and Space...
New store to open at the The Greene Town Center

New store to open at the The Greene Town Center

Farmhouse Cottage Company will open a new store at The Greene Town Center later this week. Starting as a pop-up shop at The Greene last year, the modern farmhouse decor store’s first permanent location will open to customers at 5 p.m. Friday, said Karli Maynard, owner of Farmhouse Cottage Company. “We did really well, so we did 12 days out there during their tree lighting…and we...
Air Force investigations office responds to questions about active shooter alarm

Air Force investigations office responds to questions about active shooter alarm

No details will be released this week into the investigation by the Air Force Office of Special Investigations into an active shooter alarm last Thursday at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Explaining why it will not release details on what led to the alarm and why a gun was fired at a locked door inside the base’s Medical Center during the search for an active shooter that did not exist, a...
UPDATE: Signs of life for former TGI Fridays that shut down a year ago

UPDATE: Signs of life for former TGI Fridays that shut down a year ago

A locally owned barbecue restaurant is in the works at the former TGI Fridays in Huber Heights. Al Shamburger, founder and owner of Al’s Smokehouse Carryout & Catering in Springfield, told this news outlet he has signed a lease to open a second location at 7777 Old Troy Pike in Huber Heights. The space previously housed TGI Fridays restaurant that shut down on Labor Day in 2017. “This...
Court ruling could mean higher electric bills

Court ruling could mean higher electric bills

A recent federal bankruptcy court ruling could mean higher electric bills in Ohio, one consumers’ advocate is saying. U.S. Judge Alan Koschik last week approved a motion to allow FirstEnergy Solutions to reject a multi-company power agreement — an agreement that includes Dayton Power and Light (DP&L) — that requires the participating companies to help keep older coal plants running...
Colleges save by going green but some say ends don’t justify means

Colleges save by going green but some say ends don’t justify means

Colleges have been investing in efforts to “go green” for years but at least one college affordability expert said that money would be better spent on lowering the price of student tuition. The University of Dayton is a local leader among schools when it comes to sustainability. But, sustainability efforts often take years to save schools money, said Richard Vedder, director of the Center...
Developer reviewing options for Kroger store set to close next year

Developer reviewing options for Kroger store set to close next year

The owners of a Kroger location set to close early next year said there are several options for the property’s future, and some initial research is already underway for potential tenants. Last week, Kroger told the News-Sun it will close its location at 2300 N. Limestone St., one of the chain’s five stores located within the city of Springfield. Erin Rolfes, a spokeswoman for the grocery...
Base hospital leader: Teamwork ‘saved lives’ during shooter scare

Base hospital leader: Teamwork ‘saved lives’ during shooter scare

Authorities are continuing to investigate what exactly led to multiple 911 calls reporting an active shooter and the response to those calls at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base last week. The Air Force Office of Investigations is conducting the probe and though new information may not be released for weeks, details are still emerging about what happened in the aftermath of of the active shooter alarm...
PTSD specialist: People should recover quickly from Wright-Patt shooter scare

PTSD specialist: People should recover quickly from Wright-Patt shooter scare

The active shooter scare at Wright-Paterson Air Force Base was familiar to psychologist Kathy Platoni because she was at Fort Hood in 2009 when a man shot and killed 13 people. Platoni — who specializes in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder — works as a psychologist for Dayton SWAT and said “stark terror” is what people feel when it hits them that they may be in the middle of an...
MoviePass limits customers to 3 movies a month

MoviePass limits customers to 3 movies a month

The popular movie theater subscription service MoviePass has changed its pricing plan for the second time in one week. Last week the company announced it would change its $10 per month subscription that let customers see one movie each day, any movie at any time. To become sustainable, the cost would increase to $14.99 a month and limit the availability of blockbuster movies during their first week...
Grocery store chain to expand location north of Dayton

Grocery store chain to expand location north of Dayton

Aldi plans to invest almost $2 million to expand its Huber Heights location. The grocery chain has plans to add 3,000 square feet to the 16,000-square-foot store at 6300 Brandt Pike in Huber Heights. The total project is projected to cost between $1,950,000 band $1.4 million in building renovations and $550,000 in equipment, according to Huber Heights records. Construction is expected to start this...
Walmart testing a robot to fill online orders

Walmart testing a robot to fill online orders

Walmart is making another big move in the “grocery wars,” introducing automation to help store associates fill online grocery orders. Alphabot, a first-of-its-kind automation in partnership with Alert Innovation, is expected to fill grocery orders faster than store associates currently can, according to a Walmart release. After customers order online just as they do now, the technology...
Chipotle illnesses reach more than 700, draw additional lawsuits

Chipotle illnesses reach more than 700, draw additional lawsuits

An Ohio Chipotle that is believed to have caused more than 700 illnesses is now facing its second lawsuit as a result of the issues beginning July 26. At least 703 inquiries related to a possible food-borne illness outbreak at the 9733 Sawmill Parkway Chipotle in Powell, Ohio, have been received by the Delaware County General Health District. After 513 interviews and several stool samples, the cause...
World’s most advanced centrifuge now spinning fighting pilots at Wright-Patt

World’s most advanced centrifuge now spinning fighting pilots at Wright-Patt

Following more than five years of delays, the world’s most advanced centrifuge is now fully operational and Air Force fighter pilots will begin using it in October at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The $34.4-million centrifuge was dedicated during a ceremony on Thursday at the base, just eight weeks before it will start testing the limits of thousands of military pilots over the next three...
Grilling fanatic? Get $10K to eat barbecue as Reynolds' new 'chief grilling officer'

Grilling fanatic? Get $10K to eat barbecue as Reynolds' new 'chief grilling officer'

Hungry for a new career? Reynolds Kitchens has a mouthwatering new job opportunity. According to a post on its website, the company best known for its aluminum foil is hiring a chief grilling officer to help "identify the best grilling techniques and tips" to pass along to Reynolds' fans. "As CGO, you won't need a comfy corner office. That's because for two weeks, you'll be too...
Controversial housing development in Springfield pushes ahead

Controversial housing development in Springfield pushes ahead

A proposed Springfield housing development could be the first significant project of its kind in about two decades and provide more options for workers as new manufacturing firms have pledged to ramp up hiring. The proposed project would build homes on 37 acres of property south of the Tuttle Road Walmart along with an additional 15-acre tract to the east of the Walmart. The project could include...
Local breweries and businesses lure new customers with exclusive beers

Local breweries and businesses lure new customers with exclusive beers

Brewing has become a competitive business in the Dayton region, forcing beer makers to partner with other businesses and breweries to expand their customer bases. Dayton-area breweries have partnered with coffee roasteries, candy makers mustard companies, whiskey bars and more to expand their brands and increase revenue opportunities. Some examples in the Dayton area include: • Eudora Brewing...
Last day for tax-free weekend is today: Here’s what you need to know

Last day for tax-free weekend is today: Here’s what you need to know

Some shoppers began making tax-free purchases today as the fourth year of a holiday kicked off that helps Ohio families save on back-to-school costs. Some area students begin going back to classrooms Monday, and the tax-free holiday this weekend is intended to help families save on back-to-school needs. The sales event started today and will last through Sunday night. Based on past years, shoppers...
'N Sync's Lance Bass says he was outbid in effort to buy 'Brady Bunch' house

'N Sync's Lance Bass says he was outbid in effort to buy 'Brady Bunch' house

"Brady Bunch" fans, it's time to say "Bye Bye Bye" to your dreams of owning the iconic California home from the popular 1970s sitcom. 'N Sync singer Lance Bass tweeted Friday that he was buying the house made famous in exterior shots of the Brady home. It recently was listed for $1.885 million. "Super excited to announce they accepted my offer on the #BradyBunch house...
This massive new greenhouse is harvesting its first local crops, and you could see them in your store soon

This massive new greenhouse is harvesting its first local crops, and you could see them in your store soon

Ohioans may soon see pesticide-free greens in their local grocery store that are grown inside in just 13 days in Wilmington. BrightFarms on Friday harvested the first crop from its new 120,000-square-foot indoor greenhouse facility in Wilmington, with plans to become fully operational next week. “At this farm we will grow the freshest and most sustainable greens in the state,” said Abby...
Mercy expanding reach with plans for $14M medical campus in Enon

Mercy expanding reach with plans for $14M medical campus in Enon

Mercy Health-Springfield said Friday it will expand into Enon with a new $14 million medical center set to open late next year. The project’s centerpiece will be a freestanding 11,000 square-foot emergency department. The facility will include 10 exam rooms, a lab and imaging center as well as radiology and ultrasound services. Mercy Health said it will also offer a chest pain center to evaluate...
Congressman Turner calls for investigation of Wright-Patt active shooter response

Congressman Turner calls for investigation of Wright-Patt active shooter response

A Dayton congressman called the use of a firearm to breach a door during an active shooter scare at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base on Thursday “highly unusual and highly questionable.” U.S. Rep. Mike Turner, R-Dayton, said the use of a firearm by base security officials would “absolutely” be part of what officials would look at when scrutinizing the response to a false alarm...
Airstream starts construction on $40M expansion

Airstream starts construction on $40M expansion

Airstream Inc. has kicked off a $40 million construction project to expand its plant and consolidate assembly under one roof. The manufacturer’s plant in Jackson Center makes iconic “silver bullet” travel trailers with a loyal fanbase around the country. JobsOhio, the state’s private development arm, congratulated Airstream on the kickoff. “Another chapter in Airstream...
Over Moviepass? Here's how to cancel your membership

Over Moviepass? Here's how to cancel your membership

Over your Moviepass? The drama surrounding the world's first flat-fee subscription movie service is starting to rival the movies on the screen. Even the company admits it's "going through a rough patch," which it compared to Uber's learning curve, according to Deadline Hollywood. Those who still own a Moviepass (of the three million who signed up in less than a year) are feeling the...
Congressman Turner calls for briefing on what caused Wright-Patt shooter scare

Congressman Turner calls for briefing on what caused Wright-Patt shooter scare

U.S. Rep. Mike Turner wants to know what caused the false alarm active shooter situation that took place at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base on Thursday. Turner said he has asked Wright-Patt installation commander Col. Thomas Sherman for a briefing to learn what led to Thursday’s false alarm, an assessment of the response and what lessons can be learned from the incident, according to a release...
Employed but uninsured? In Ohio, you’re not alone

Employed but uninsured? In Ohio, you’re not alone

The number of uninsured Ohioans fell from 2015 to 2016, though thousands of full-time workers remain without health coverage. There were 644,000 uninsured Ohioans in 2016, according to the latest census data available. Census data shows the number of uninsured Ohioans is declining, down from 746,000 in 2015. MORE: NLRB attorney says Fuyao is ‘impeding’ investigation More than 60 percent...
Annual garage sale helps Clark County Special Olympics athletes

Annual garage sale helps Clark County Special Olympics athletes

Local athletes’ chances of attending the Special Olympics are threatened if enough money is not raised at an annual garage sale. The 22nd Clark County Special Olympics Garage Sale opened Thursday and runs through noon Saturday. The event raises money to pay for the entry fees, equipment and uniforms for the Clark County Special Olympic athletes. The sale includes clothes, toys, furniture, kitchen...
Recall roundup: Power supplies and fireworks

Recall roundup: Power supplies and fireworks

Potential fire and explosion hazards are among the latest recalls announced by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.  A recall involving printer power supplies has expanded and now includes over a million units.  There are 30 reports of fires and overheating in multiple models of Zebra thermal industrial printer power supplies.  The original recall in 2016 involved 166,000 units...
4 bad reasons to quit your job

4 bad reasons to quit your job

Somebody's got to win the lottery, right? And if the paycheck's high enough, you might decide to quit your job when you hit the jackpot (after scrupulous verification, of course). There are dozens of other good reasons to leave a job, too. Learning you have a better job may be the top example, followed by such happy events as becoming independently wealthy, your mate getting a great offer in another...
JUST IN: Local Mexican restaurant chain to expand into its eighth state

JUST IN: Local Mexican restaurant chain to expand into its eighth state

A locally based fast-casual Mexican restaurant chain is expanding its footprint again, this time moving into its eighth state: Massachusetts. Hot Head Burritos signed a franchise agreement to open a restaurant in Northampton, Mass., according to a Hot Head Burritos release. The new restaurant is expected to open in late 2018.   Franchisees Tom, Greg, and Wayne Yvon also operate...
Developer ‘very close’ to signing tenant for massive new airport building that could bring hundreds of jobs

Developer ‘very close’ to signing tenant for massive new airport building that could bring hundreds of jobs

The firm developing four industrial buildings at the Dayton International Airport may be weeks away from securing its tenant for a massive, fifth facility that could bring 600 to 800 new jobs, airport officials said. On Wednesday, the City of Dayton approved an agreement that grants NorthPoint Development a purchase option for 112 acres just north of the airport facility.  NorthPoint is currently...
Manufacturer expanding in Champaign County, recruiting for new jobs

Manufacturer expanding in Champaign County, recruiting for new jobs

A company specializing in manufacturing firefighting vehicles is expanding into Champaign County, where it has pledged to add more than 20 new employees. Sutphen Corp. is based in Dublin, Ohio and makes fire trucks and other firefighting equipment. The company is expanding and signed a lease to develop a new service, parts and refurbishment center in an existing facility at 49 N. Ludlow Road in Urbana...
Chipotle-related illnesses near 700, cause still unknown

Chipotle-related illnesses near 700, cause still unknown

The number of people who reported falling ill after eating at an Ohio Chipotle has reached at least 683. The cause of the illnesses that allegedly stem from the restaurant at 9733 Sawmill Parkway in Powell is still unknown, with all of the initial stool samples testing negative for Salmonella, Shigella, E.coli and Norovirus, said Delaware County Health District spokeswoman Traci Whittaker. »...
OSU policies gave Meyer five days to report charges if he knew about them

OSU policies gave Meyer five days to report charges if he knew about them

If Ohio State University football coach Urban Meyer knew of allegations that a former assistant had committed domestic violence against his then-wife, the school’s written policies required him to report those allegations within five work days, said a Columbus education law attorney. The questions OSU must try to answer now: Are the allegations against former OSU Assistant Coach Zach Smith true?...
Wright-Patt hospital: What we know about the base medical center

Wright-Patt hospital: What we know about the base medical center

An active shooter situation has been reported at the medical center on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The base’s security forces and fire department responded to the incident at 12:40 p.m., said Marie Vanover, Wright-Patt director of public affairs. The “all clear” has since been given on the base. Here is what we know about Wright-Patterson medical center on the base. 1. When...
5 things to know about Kroger’s move to close a Springfield store

5 things to know about Kroger’s move to close a Springfield store

Kroger will close one of its five Springfield grocery stores early next year, after company officials said the store was not profitable and the company is instead investing in boosting technology and renovating other locations. »EARLIER REPORT: Springfield shopper on Kroger store closing plan: ‘I was shocked’ The chain will close its location at 2300 N. Limestone St. early next year...
UPDATE: Bob Evans suspends partnership with Urban Meyer

UPDATE: Bob Evans suspends partnership with Urban Meyer

Bob Evans Restaurants has suspended its partnership with Urban Meyer. The company removed a page from it its website that promoted a partnership with Ohio State University’s suspended head football coach only days after announcing the pairing. Meyer was placed on paid administrative leave Wednesday over an investigation into his potential knowledge of repeated domestic violence allegations against...
Attorneys: OSU requires speedy reporting of domestic violence charges

Attorneys: OSU requires speedy reporting of domestic violence charges

Ohio State University’s policies require employees to report allegations of sexual misconduct — including relationship violence — within five working days of becoming aware of the allegations, said an attorney who practices in education law. Mark Weiker, a Columbus attorney who practices education law with the firm of Albeit Weiker LLP, said that when it comes to these kinds of situations...
Reddit was hacked. Here's how to learn if you were affected.

Reddit was hacked. Here's how to learn if you were affected.

Reddit announced on Wednesday that a hacker broke into its computer systems in June, gaining access to the email addresses of some of its users and a database of user names from 2007. The company did not say how many users may have been affected. But those affected will soon receive a message from Reddit alerting them of the intrusion, the company said. The 2007 database contained user names, email...
New tenant named for former Ruby Tuesday at Dayton Mall

New tenant named for former Ruby Tuesday at Dayton Mall

A breakout room will open in the old Ruby Tuesday space near JC Penney at the Dayton Mall later this year. This news organizations first reported that an All in Adventures was expected to open at the mall. Dave Duebber, general manager of the Dayton Mall, confirmed Wednesday that the breakout room company has officially signed its lease. PHOTOS: Luxury Beavercreek home for sale set on 5.2 acres The...
Is it time to rejoin the workforce? A stay-at-home mom's guide

Is it time to rejoin the workforce? A stay-at-home mom's guide

First kid or third, six-week leave or seven-year stay-at-home mom gig, there's no simple answer. The question? "When is it right to return to the workforce?" "You'd always planned to return to work, but with your restart date only weeks away, you're dreading leaving your baby," noted American Baby's Marguerite Lamb in Parents. "Should you stay home? Or maybe you've been...
Trump pulls back fuel standards, sets up fight with California

Trump pulls back fuel standards, sets up fight with California

The Trump administration has moved to ease Obama-era automotive fuel standards and to push back on stricter state of California rules. The White House proposal, released Thursday, freezes fuel economy standards at year 2020 levels and eliminates the expectation that vehicles will reach a fleet average 50 mpg by 2025. The change also sets up a potential fight with the state of California, with the...
Ohio manufacturer to expand, add more than 20 new jobs in Urbana

Ohio manufacturer to expand, add more than 20 new jobs in Urbana

Sutphen Corp. plans to open a new service, parts and refurbishment center in Urbana, and hire more than 20 new workers. The company is headquartered in Dublin, Ohio but also operates facilities at 1701 and 1653 W. County Line Road in Springfield. The company manufactures heavy-duty, custom-built firefighting vehicles. Sutphen will move into an existing location at 49 N. Ludlow Road in Urbana. Along...
Woman outraged after homeless squatters set up tent in her backyard, claim to own house

Woman outraged after homeless squatters set up tent in her backyard, claim to own house

A Seattle woman says she came home to find homeless squatters setting up a tent in her backyard. The home is for sale. Lisa, the owner, who asked KIRO-TV not to use her full name or identify the house so it would not interfere with her sale, said one man expressed interest in buying the house Friday. She told him to come back with an agent. When she came home Monday, she said she found...
Springfield zoning change paves way for new housing

Springfield zoning change paves way for new housing

Springfield City Commission members unanimously approved a re-zoning request Tuesday that will allow a proposed housing development to move forward. TRENDING: Springfield shopper on Kroger store closing plan: ‘I was shocked’ The commission’s decision will impact two tracts of land along East National Road near Walmart. It includes 37 acres of property south of the Tuttle Road Walmart...
Springfield shopper on Kroger store closing plan: ‘I was shocked’

Springfield shopper on Kroger store closing plan: ‘I was shocked’

Kroger will close one of its five Springfield grocery stores early next year, citing lagging sales at that site and the need to reinvest in other parts of its business. The chain will close its location at 2300 N. Limestone St. early next year and has decided not to renew its lease on the property, said Erin Rolfes, a spokeswoman for the Kroger Co. About 88 employees work at the store now, and she...
JUST IN: Local university sued for more than $3M for construction work

JUST IN: Local university sued for more than $3M for construction work

A Washington, D.C. development firm has filed a more than $3-million lawsuit against a Dayton-area college. JayCee Development filed a lawsuit in United States District Court in Dayton on Tuesday against Wilberforce University, claiming that the school owes it money for construction work dating back to 2015. JayCee completed some updates to campus buildings in 2015 at a cost of more than $1.1 million...
Kroger will now deliver to your door by package carrier

Kroger will now deliver to your door by package carrier

Kroger will begin delivering grocery products to customers’ homes through package carriers. Kroger Ship launched today in four markets including Cincinnati, Houston, Louisville and Nashville, with plans to roll out the new delivery method to additional markets over the next few months, according to a company release. Currently, customers can shop from a selection of 4,500 “Our Brands&rdquo...
Over 400 report illness after eating at Ohio Chipotle: What’s really going on

Over 400 report illness after eating at Ohio Chipotle: What’s really going on

An Ohio Chipotle Mexican Grill has reopened after reports of illness caused the restaurant to voluntarily shut its doors Monday. As of 8 a.m. this morning, the Delaware County Health District had received 413 inquiries from customers who believed the restaurant’s food made them sick, said the district’s public information officer Traci Whittaker. “Our staff has been fielding...
Local employers refunded by Ohio workers comp

Local employers refunded by Ohio workers comp

Employers in the Dayton region will soon receive a combined $62 million in rebate checks this month from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. For the region’s six counties, these are the combined amounts that employers doing business in those counties will receive:  • Preble County: $1,920,556 • Darke County: $3,432,768 • Miami County: $6,314,724 • Clark County...
Wraps, salads sold at Kroger, Trader Joe's recalled over possible parasite

Wraps, salads sold at Kroger, Trader Joe's recalled over possible parasite

Have you recently picked up a salad or wrap from the grocery store? It could make you sick, according to a new health alert. The Food Safety and Inspection Service said Monday that "beef, pork and poultry salad and wrap products" recently distributed by Indianapolis-based Caito Foods may be contaminated with a parasite called cyclospora. The products, produced July 15-18, have "sell...
Marathon reports $1B in second quarter earnings

Marathon reports $1B in second quarter earnings

Marathon executives touted earnings of more than a billion dollars in the second quarter this year, and said the company is making progress in a proposed merger with a Texas-based refining company. Those earnings are more than double Marathon’s reported earnings of about $483 million for the same quarter last year. The company, based in Findlay, cited strong earnings in its refining and marketing...
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