Rich Gillette

Rich Gillette is the Business Editor for the Dayton Daily News and the Dayton B2B Magazine. Rich is a Wright State University graduate who has lived in the Miami Valley his entire life.

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‘I sit here a little worried’: Clark County farmer one of many concerned over weather, China
 Farmers in Ohio are worried about the weather and China, which have combined to make the start of the planting season a slow one. That includes Brian Harbage, who operates a family farm in the South Charleston area. China has threatened tariffs on various exported U.S. products following the Trump administration’s decision to add...

Posted: 29 days ago

Farmers in Ohio are worried about the weather and China, which have combined to make the start of the planting season a slow one. That includes Brian Harbage, who operates a family farm in the South Charleston area. China has threatened tariffs on various exported U.S. products following the Trump administration’s decision to add...
Stuck in the starting blocks: Farmers idled by bad weather
 Ohio farmers are stuck on the sidelines because of cold temperatures and wet conditions and it comes during precarious economic times that has the farming industry already on edge. Less than 1 percent of Ohio farmers have started planting crops this year and this week’s rains will delay planting for at least another week. “It&rsquo...

8:10 PM Tuesday, Apr. 24, 2018

Ohio farmers are stuck on the sidelines because of cold temperatures and wet conditions and it comes during precarious economic times that has the farming industry already on edge. Less than 1 percent of Ohio farmers have started planting crops this year and this week’s rains will delay planting for at least another week. “It&rsquo...
New boat dealership opens near Caesar Creek Lake
 A new boat dealership with a well-known family name in southwest Ohio has opened in Waynesville, just one-mile from Caesar Creek Lake. Taylor’s South Shore Marina has relocated its dealership from its location near Cowan Lake to 6850 Corwin Ave. in Waynesvlle. The dealership is housed in a new 16,000-square-foot building with ample...

4:24 PM Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018

A new boat dealership with a well-known family name in southwest Ohio has opened in Waynesville, just one-mile from Caesar Creek Lake. Taylor’s South Shore Marina has relocated its dealership from its location near Cowan Lake to 6850 Corwin Ave. in Waynesvlle. The dealership is housed in a new 16,000-square-foot building with ample...
Dayton skyline changes with tower removal
 The Dayton skyline changed a bit this week when workers removed a large microwave tower from AT&T’s 10-story downtown building. The 65-foot steel tower stood for more than a half century in downtown above the AT&T building that opened in 1930 on Second Street near the Federal Building. The odd-looking tower constructed in 1959 has always...

11:00 AM Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017

The Dayton skyline changed a bit this week when workers removed a large microwave tower from AT&T’s 10-story downtown building. The 65-foot steel tower stood for more than a half century in downtown above the AT&T building that opened in 1930 on Second Street near the Federal Building. The odd-looking tower constructed in 1959 has always...
Dayton Grand Hotel remains closed downtown
 The Dayton Grand Hotel, located downtown at Third and Ludlow streets, remains closed as it undergoes renovations, an acting general manager told this media outlet. The 184-room hotel, which is owned by investment equity firm Hotel Capital based in Indianapolis, has been closed since at least December 2016. The acting general manager could...

1:07 PM Tuesday, Aug. 08, 2017

The Dayton Grand Hotel, located downtown at Third and Ludlow streets, remains closed as it undergoes renovations, an acting general manager told this media outlet. The 184-room hotel, which is owned by investment equity firm Hotel Capital based in Indianapolis, has been closed since at least December 2016. The acting general manager could...
Scene75 continues growth, adding third Ohio location
 Jonah Sandler left the safety of a lucrative investment banking position in Chicago and risked most of his personal savings in 2012 to open the mega-entertainment complex Scene75 in Dayton. Five years later, it looks as his gamble paid off. The Cincinnati-area native will open his third entertainment location 30 miles south of Cleveland in...

3:52 PM Wednesday, Jun. 21, 2017

Jonah Sandler left the safety of a lucrative investment banking position in Chicago and risked most of his personal savings in 2012 to open the mega-entertainment complex Scene75 in Dayton. Five years later, it looks as his gamble paid off. The Cincinnati-area native will open his third entertainment location 30 miles south of Cleveland in...
Ohio tourism increases visits by 5M last year
 The number of visitors to Ohio increased by 5 million in 2016 to 212 million visits, the seventh consecutive year of tourism growth. TourismOhio today released 2016 data highlighting tourism’s importance as an economic driver for the Buckeye state. Direct visitor spending in 2016 was estimated at $34 billion, an increase of $1 billion...

6:54 PM Wednesday, May. 10, 2017

The number of visitors to Ohio increased by 5 million in 2016 to 212 million visits, the seventh consecutive year of tourism growth. TourismOhio today released 2016 data highlighting tourism’s importance as an economic driver for the Buckeye state. Direct visitor spending in 2016 was estimated at $34 billion, an increase of $1 billion...
Taylor named CEO of Cox Enterprises
 Alex Taylor, great-grandson of James M. Cox — the former Ohio governor and founder of Cox Enterprises — has been promoted to president and chief executive officer at the company. Cox Enterprises Chairman Jim Kennedy made the announcement today about Taylor, who will succeed John Dyer, president and chief executive officer, who...

8:31 PM Wednesday, Apr. 26, 2017

Alex Taylor, great-grandson of James M. Cox — the former Ohio governor and founder of Cox Enterprises — has been promoted to president and chief executive officer at the company. Cox Enterprises Chairman Jim Kennedy made the announcement today about Taylor, who will succeed John Dyer, president and chief executive officer, who...
Dayton metro jobless rate drops in March
 The Dayton metro jobless rate fell to 4.6 percent in March, keeping it behind Cincinnati and Columbus for having the lowest unemployment rate among the state’s large metro areas, according to Ohio Department of Labor data released today. The unemployment rate fell in 85 of the state’s 88 counties last month. In Montgomery County...

3:29 PM Tuesday, Apr. 25, 2017

The Dayton metro jobless rate fell to 4.6 percent in March, keeping it behind Cincinnati and Columbus for having the lowest unemployment rate among the state’s large metro areas, according to Ohio Department of Labor data released today. The unemployment rate fell in 85 of the state’s 88 counties last month. In Montgomery County...