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Sears CEO looks to buy Kenmore brand

Sear’s chief executive officer is planning to buy the company’s Kenmore brand, likely an attempt to push back a bankruptcy filing. CEO Eddie Lampert and the hedge fund he runs called ESL Investments has offered $400 million in cash for the Kenmore appliance brand and another $70 million to $80 million for the Home Improvement business of the Home Services division, according to a filing...
What age should you stop breastfeeding your baby?

What age should you stop breastfeeding your baby?

It's motherhood 101: Breast is best for your new bundle of joy. However, there are few hard and fast rules on when to wean your little one from breastfeeding. August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month, so it’s the opportune time to take a look at some of the benefits for nursing mothers and their babies.  Breastfeeding comes with advantages for both moms and infants, according to...
BREAKING: Cause of Ohio Chipotle outbreak identified

BREAKING: Cause of Ohio Chipotle outbreak identified

At least 647 people that fell ill after eating at an Ohio Chipotle last month now have answers — their illnesses were caused by a foodborne disease resulting from food being stored at unsafe temperatures. After local lab tests on food and stool samples came back negative for any potential pathogens, the Delaware County Health District sent more samples to the CDC to be tested. While the...
‘Martha Stewart’ features Dayton couple’s big day at Dayton Art Institute

‘Martha Stewart’ features Dayton couple’s big day at Dayton Art Institute

A Dayton couple’s “I do’s” made Martha Stewart’s Weddings publication.  “We were so excited,” Katie Stratton  said of having her marriage to Matt Clemmer at the Dayton Art Institute featured on Martha Stewart Weddings’ website. “Its almost been a year since we got married, so they were holding on to the photos for...
Giant Centerville arts and crafts store sets opening date

Giant Centerville arts and crafts store sets opening date

The A.C. Moore store opening its first Dayton-area location in Centerville is anticipating an October opening. This news organization previously reported the store would open a location after seeing job postings listed on the company’s website. The store will create 25 to 30 jobs at the Centerville location, said spokeswoman Anastasia Barbalios. »RELATED: Popular apparel store at The Greene...
Best Buy acquires health service provider for $800M

Best Buy acquires health service provider for $800M

Best Buy recently purchased a health and personal emergency response service for $800 million. With more than 900,000 paying subscribers, GreatCall aims to help older consumers stay independent longer and reduce health-care costs, according to a Best Buy release. The company uses mobile products and connected devices tailored for aging consumers to reach agents who can connect the customer to family...
How these Dayton kids gave back and got even more in return 

How these Dayton kids gave back and got even more in return 

Dayton youth recently learned to give back in Toledo.  Eleven students in eighth-grade through college took part in Grace United Methodist Church’s GU Mission trip to Toledo.  The event was led by Sean Walton Senior, the  Harvard Boulevard church’s outreach and youth director.  “Four years ago, Sean wanted to take a mission outside of Dayton because (many...
Mom saves 2 kids moments before toy jeep bursts into flames

Mom saves 2 kids moments before toy jeep bursts into flames

A battery-powered toy jeep burst into flames just moments after kids had been playing with it, a Massachusetts mom says. Michelle Kline said she bought the SportRax Awesome XL for her 3-year-old, Quincy, and his little sister, Nellie, but never expected it to pose such a danger to her family. "Part of the reason we bought the jeep that we bought was because the weight was ... I think...
In the UAS/UAV race, China is beating the U.S.

In the UAS/UAV race, China is beating the U.S.

While the Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) market is on a strong growth track — nationally and here in Dayton — there are still concerns and challenges. One concern: China is well ahead of the United States in the production of unmanned aerial vehicles and in building a supply chain of components for those vehicles, including motors. “I think it’s a strategic challenge, actually...
Springboro couple’s hilarious ‘empty nest’ is giving parents reason to hope

Springboro couple’s hilarious ‘empty nest’ is giving parents reason to hope

There’s no bun in a Dayton realtor’s oven and no birds chirping in her nest. That, it seems, was more than enough reason for a photo shoot. Vicky Piper and her husband Jeff have grabbed attention from the Today show,  Good Morning America, Buzzfeed and other media outlets for a viral photo of them holding an empty nest with a black chalkboard reading “Empty Nest...
Here’s how to make sure your pooch is ready for the new baby 

Here’s how to make sure your pooch is ready for the new baby 

Your dog is a member of the family, right? So when that family expands to include a new little human member, your pup is one of the many "loved ones" you'll need to prepare for the arrival of a baby. Expectant parents can take heart from the multitudes of social media compilations featuring gentle dogs playing with their angelic baby companions, but don't expect to start snapping similar...
Does your McDonald’s have a new look? It’s part of a larger $6B plan

Does your McDonald’s have a new look? It’s part of a larger $6B plan

McDonald’s and its franchisees are investing $6 billion to modernize most U.S. restaurants by 2020. Beginning this year through the end of 2019, McDonald’s plans to update most traditional, stand-alone restaurants to fit the “experience of the future,” said McDonald’s spokesman Phil Saken. In Ohio specifically, McDonalds plans to invest $251 million to modernize 380 restaurants...
Most Elder-Beerman stores to close within next two weeks; deep discounts continue

Most Elder-Beerman stores to close within next two weeks; deep discounts continue

Elder-Beerman will close most of its local stores for good within the next two weeks and stores now have discounts as high as 90 percent off of merchandise. While Elder-Beerman’s parent company Bon-Ton has through Aug. 31 to liquidate all of its brands’ merchandise, most Elder-Beerman stores are expected to run out of product between Aug. 24 and 29, said Scott Carpenter, vice president...
Artists bringing the funk to downtown Dayton wall 

Artists bringing the funk to downtown Dayton wall 

A wall near the edge of downtown and the Oregon District is being covered with funk.  Dayton-based artist Morris Howard says the “Land of Funk” murals being painted on the Stone Street railroad wall is long overdue.  “I want them (Dayton’s funk musicians) to get the appreciation they have earned,” Howard said. “It seems like people from around the...
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. The command center could grow to 40,000 square feet and employ 300 when...
5 things every parent should know about immunization

5 things every parent should know about immunization

Within the first few months of your child's life, your pediatrician will likely start talking to you about immunizations. Even if your house is stocked with hand sanitizer and antibacterial soap, it's important to know what options are out there to keep your kid safe from diseases that could have harmful consequences. TheWorld Health Organization defines immunization as the process that makes a person...
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: These authors are finalists for Dayton Literary Peace Prize 

UPDATE: These authors are finalists for Dayton Literary Peace Prize 

A love story, an immigration story and a freedom story are among those in the running to be the 2018 winners of the 2018 Dayton Literary Peace Prize in fiction and nonfiction. Organizers announced this morning a dozen finalists in the two categories.  Established in 2006 as an offshoot of the Dayton Peace Prize, The Dayton Literary Peace Prize awards a $10,000 cash prize each year to one...
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...
Could your child be gifted? Here's what you need to know 

Could your child be gifted? Here's what you need to know 

Just about every parent has heard their child say something that seems advanced for his age. Or seen her show off an impressive new skill and wondered, "Is my child is gifted?" Of course, each child has special talents and interests, but giftedness is usually identified in specific ways. What does it mean to be gifted and what traits could indicate that your child falls into this category?...
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...
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...
Police investigating after sex offender allegedly got phone numbers, texted children

Police investigating after sex offender allegedly got phone numbers, texted children

Police in Michigan are warning parents after a sex offender was able to get the phone numbers of two children through unknown means. Update 2:35 p.m. EDT Aug. 13: Police initially said the phone numbers were obtained through the online game Roblox. In an update Friday, authorities said investigators were unable to determine how the numbers were obtained. In a statement, officials with Roblox said...
West Nile a rising Ohio threat: 5 things to know about virus

West Nile a rising Ohio threat: 5 things to know about virus

The West Nile virus has been detected in several area counties recently as health officials say it is at its highest levels in Ohio since 2012. Recent detection in Clark, Greene, Miami and Warren counties join those in Montgomery County, bringing to more than 30 percent of the state’s 88 counties where the virus has been detected in mosquitoes this year. Here are five things to know about this...
David Byrne gives major shout-out to Dayton institution: ‘It all leads to Dayton’  

David Byrne gives major shout-out to Dayton institution: ‘It all leads to Dayton’  

One of the Dayton area’s biggest events got a major shout-out from a Rock and Roll Hall of famer this weekend. A local charity also got a little love.   Talking Heads founder David Byrne praised Winter Guard International during his show at the Rose Music Center at The Heights Saturday.  “I was here a couple of years ago, two or three years ago, for the Winter...
Lily’s Bistro shines spotlight on YUMMY produce at Very Veggie Feast on Tuesday

Lily’s Bistro shines spotlight on YUMMY produce at Very Veggie Feast on Tuesday

This Tuesday, Lily’s Bistro will be hosting an all vegan celebration in tribute to summer produce in Ohio. It’s a rare food event in town that will work for people focused on different plant-based diets, and a great way for meat eaters to celebrate not only healthy and green dining, but Lily’s Bistro’s fifth anniversary. The six-course menu looks inspired and interesting: First...
How to deal with your picky eater

How to deal with your picky eater

Tired of dealing with kids who have demanding palates? Instead of indulging their often unhealthy demands, Atlanta-based Chef Ahki offers a few table-tested ideas to satisfy finicky eaters. "Sometimes our kids will try to see if they can get away with eating foods that they know you don't approve of," said Chef Ahki, who's also a mother of one. "They will test us with chips and...
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...
New $7.8M Greene County health center opens this week

New $7.8M Greene County health center opens this week

Greene County Public Health will move into its new $7.8 million facility this week, and the public is invited to tour the building today. During the open house from 3 to 6 p.m., residents can take self-guided tours of the new facility, which is adjacent to the old public health building at 360 Wilson Road. Construction on the project started in June 2017 and was finished earlier this summer. To pay...
Clark County drug deaths are down in 2018, but drug use likely similar

Clark County drug deaths are down in 2018, but drug use likely similar

MORE: Addicts, families share stories at Springfield recovery banquet Fewer drug-related deaths have been recorded in Clark County this year, but health officials and law enforcement warn that doesn’t mean fewer people are using drugs. Narcan and other life-saving measures have played a significant role in reducing deaths, said Wendy Doolittle, Chief Executive Director of McKinley Hall, a drug...
21 Savage provides free school supplies to over 2,500 students

21 Savage provides free school supplies to over 2,500 students

More than 2,500 people lined up in the Georgia heat last week to share in the generosity of 21 Savage. The Atlanta rapper hosted his third annual “Issa Back 2 School Drive” on Aug. 5 to benefit students from DeKalb County Schools. The event, which last year attracted about 700 people, outfitted students in grades K-12 with backpacks, shoes, uniforms and school supplies. Kids...
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...
Dayton shop saves the day for Texas singer who kicked off Levitt Pavilion’s first concert season

Dayton shop saves the day for Texas singer who kicked off Levitt Pavilion’s first concert season

Dayton provided a solution to a fashion emergency caused by an air travel misadventure.    Werk, Dayton. Werk! An airport snafu meant that Texas-based Latin singer Gina Chavez arrived in Dayton to open the brand new Levitt Pavilion at Dave Hall Plaza Thursday — sans luggage.  After the stressful travel mishap (far too many of us know what that is like), the band appeared...
$1M for Springboro park for father-daughter plane crash victims

$1M for Springboro park for father-daughter plane crash victims

A new park will be built in Springboro in honor of the victims of a 2010 plane crash. Members of the Hausfeld family are donating a total of $1 million over five years toward the park, Springboro City Manager Chris Pozzuto said in an email. Tom Hausfeld, 50, and his daughter Kacie, 21, were killed April 1, 2010, when the plane he was piloting crashed at Dayton-Wright Brothers Airport just after takeoff...
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...
6 preschool programs you should know about

6 preschool programs you should know about

Whenever you see a preschool classroom on TV or in a movie, you'll usually see kids coloring at a table or maybe sitting down for story time.  In reality, though, there are actually tons of different preschool programs that focus on anything from nature to science. Depending on the school, you might also see a difference in the way that children are exposed to these subjects. As a parent, it's...
Back-to-school selfies may spread super lice, expert says

Back-to-school selfies may spread super lice, expert says

Parents may want to add super lice remedies to the back-to-school shopping list. A 2013 study in the Journal of Medical Entomology found that in North America, most head lice has evolved into a new, more powerful strain that is immune to traditional lice treatments, hence the name “super lice.” Canada had been experiencing an alarming rise in cases, and there have been multiple outbreaks...
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...
When should my child take those much-anticipated first steps?

When should my child take those much-anticipated first steps?

Your child's first steps are a time of great anticipation and excitement, but you might also wonder if he or she is taking too long to reach this important milestone. Most babies start to take their first steps when they're between 9-12 months old, and most are walking well at around the 14- to 15-month mark, according to BabyCenter. The important part to remember is "most," since like...
Parents say airline never notified them about unaccompanied children's diverted flight

Parents say airline never notified them about unaccompanied children's diverted flight

Two parents in Orlando are upset after they say their children were stranded in Atlanta without their knowledge while the children were flying as unaccompanied minors on a Frontier Airlines flight from Iowa. They say no one contacted them after the plane carrying their children was diverted to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport due to weather and that Denver-based Frontier ...
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...
7 crave-worthy Dayton food festivals that will take you around the world 

7 crave-worthy Dayton food festivals that will take you around the world 

Schnitzel, kibbee and muffaletta , oh yum.  Cultures from around the world will be celebrated now through fall.  There will be music, culture and soooo much delicious food.  Below are some of our favorite upcoming ethnic festivals to help you prepare your tum-tum for culinary adventures right here at home.    Dayton’s Liederkranz-Turner club has all the bier, schnitzel...
Don't touch seal pups, officials say after man brings one to hotel room

Don't touch seal pups, officials say after man brings one to hotel room

They look so cute and so tempting to touch, but the harbor seal pups you see on beaches in Washington state aren’t for petting and they don’t need your help; in fact, your help can hurt or worse — even kill. “This is pretty common; we see it all the time. Every year, we get these orphaned animals in that have had some sort of human disturbance,” said Jeff Brown...
Adorning a dog in jewels

Adorning a dog in jewels

One summer afternoon when my daughter, Jordan, was 7, we went to a jewelry store to pick up a repaired bracelet. In a display case were artisan-made charms for a dog’s collar. Jordan quickly pointed to a dog bone charm encrusted with Swarovski crystals. “Mama, Lucy needs this on her collar. She would look so pretty.” Emphasis on the “so.” I peered into the case. Seventy-five...
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...
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...
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