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State changes plans for sharp Medicaid cuts, payment delay
 Hospitals and doctors have caught a break now that Ohio Medicaid has decided not to delay payments and has softened a previous plan to cut hospital payments by 5 percent. Ohio Medicaid planned the cuts and payment delay because it projected that it was not given enough money from the state legislature to pay for expenses without making cuts...

Posted: 13 days ago

Hospitals and doctors have caught a break now that Ohio Medicaid has decided not to delay payments and has softened a previous plan to cut hospital payments by 5 percent. Ohio Medicaid planned the cuts and payment delay because it projected that it was not given enough money from the state legislature to pay for expenses without making cuts...
10 years after hospital closing: ‘It’s inhumane how they are being treated — it’s not right’
 Ten years ago this month Ohio closed its inpatient psychiatric hospital in Dayton - called Twin Valley when it closed but known for years as the Dayton State Hospital. Critics of the move of all political stripes warned the decision by the state of Ohio to close the Dayton campus on Wayne Avenue would leave a huge gap in the region for people...

Posted: 13 days ago

Ten years ago this month Ohio closed its inpatient psychiatric hospital in Dayton - called Twin Valley when it closed but known for years as the Dayton State Hospital. Critics of the move of all political stripes warned the decision by the state of Ohio to close the Dayton campus on Wayne Avenue would leave a huge gap in the region for people...
Lawsuit filed against Premier Health, surgeon
 An Oakwood man and parents of a Shelby County teen have filed a lawsuit arguing they were unfairly charged high medical bills when they went to an in-network hospital for care but were unknowingly given an out-of-network plastic surgeon who did the work. The patients are seeking class action status in a suit filed May 2 in Montgomery County...

Posted: 14 days ago

An Oakwood man and parents of a Shelby County teen have filed a lawsuit arguing they were unfairly charged high medical bills when they went to an in-network hospital for care but were unknowingly given an out-of-network plastic surgeon who did the work. The patients are seeking class action status in a suit filed May 2 in Montgomery County...
In industry dominated by chains, local pharmacy grows
 In a tough environment for independent pharmacies, Hock’s Pharmacy is preparing to open its third location. Jeff Bartone, president of Hock’s, said while drug reimbursements are low, his business has been finding ways to expand its model to fit in the new environment for pharmacies. Now Hock’s Pharmacy plans to open it&rsquo...

Posted: 17 days ago

In a tough environment for independent pharmacies, Hock’s Pharmacy is preparing to open its third location. Jeff Bartone, president of Hock’s, said while drug reimbursements are low, his business has been finding ways to expand its model to fit in the new environment for pharmacies. Now Hock’s Pharmacy plans to open it&rsquo...
Chipotle moving 150 corporate jobs to Ohio: Here’s why
 Chipotle is moving about 150 positions to Ohio as part of a corporate reshuffling. The fast casual burrito chain will move most of its corporate functions to a new office in California, but will also be moving support jobs to an existing office in Columbus. Chipotle stated in a press release that the move will mean growing its current Columbus...

Posted: 19 days ago

Chipotle is moving about 150 positions to Ohio as part of a corporate reshuffling. The fast casual burrito chain will move most of its corporate functions to a new office in California, but will also be moving support jobs to an existing office in Columbus. Chipotle stated in a press release that the move will mean growing its current Columbus...
Local agencies compete for workers to support people with disabilities
 Rochelle Butler said she’s had a rewarding three years working at Choices in Community Living supporting people in the Dayton area with developmental disabilities. “I have this passion for helping people and it’s a really rewarding feeling,” Butler said. Agencies that support clients with disabilities are heavily competing...

Posted: 21 days ago

Rochelle Butler said she’s had a rewarding three years working at Choices in Community Living supporting people in the Dayton area with developmental disabilities. “I have this passion for helping people and it’s a really rewarding feeling,” Butler said. Agencies that support clients with disabilities are heavily competing...
See how Ohio ranks for senior citizen health
 How healthy are older adults in Ohio? Not great compared to other states, but slightly better than last year, according to a new report by UnitedHealth Foundation. The foundation’s 2018 America’s Health Rankings Senior Report ranked Ohio 34th among the 50 states. In 2017, Ohio ranked 35th. The report assesses of the health of...

Posted: 21 days ago

How healthy are older adults in Ohio? Not great compared to other states, but slightly better than last year, according to a new report by UnitedHealth Foundation. The foundation’s 2018 America’s Health Rankings Senior Report ranked Ohio 34th among the 50 states. In 2017, Ohio ranked 35th. The report assesses of the health of...
Locally owned pharmacy plans new location
 An locally owned pharmacy is planning to open a third location. Hock’s Pharmacy will open it’s newest pharmacy at 649 High St., Piqua. The family-owned pharmacy already has locations in Vandalia and Tipp City. The new pharmacy will employ five or six people, including a delivery driver. Jeff Bartone, president of Hock’s...

Posted: 21 days ago

An locally owned pharmacy is planning to open a third location. Hock’s Pharmacy will open it’s newest pharmacy at 649 High St., Piqua. The family-owned pharmacy already has locations in Vandalia and Tipp City. The new pharmacy will employ five or six people, including a delivery driver. Jeff Bartone, president of Hock’s...
Ohio’s flu season was the worst in 5 years. Here’s why.
 The number of influenza-related hospitalizations in Ohio this season was the highest in five years, according to the final state flu season data released Friday. The figures were prompted by an early start, early peak and long season, officials said. The 17,397 flu-related hospitalization cases reported for the 2017-18 flu season were...

Posted: 23 days ago

The number of influenza-related hospitalizations in Ohio this season was the highest in five years, according to the final state flu season data released Friday. The figures were prompted by an early start, early peak and long season, officials said. The 17,397 flu-related hospitalization cases reported for the 2017-18 flu season were...
Ohio more than doubled flu hospitalizations in 2017-18
 A nasty flu season led to 17,397 hospitalizations in Ohio this year. The final report on this year’s flu season was published today by the Ohio Department of Health, which showed high rates of flu-cases throughout the state. The 17,397 flu-related hospitalization cases reported for the 2017-18 flu season were more than double last season&rsquo...

Posted: 23 days ago

A nasty flu season led to 17,397 hospitalizations in Ohio this year. The final report on this year’s flu season was published today by the Ohio Department of Health, which showed high rates of flu-cases throughout the state. The 17,397 flu-related hospitalization cases reported for the 2017-18 flu season were more than double last season&rsquo...
Want a steak for Memorial Day grill? It’s going to cost you
 A majority of the meats you grill on the Memorial Day grill will be cheaper this year, but those who like a good T-bone steak will pay a little more compared to last year. Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of grilling season and is a major holiday that drives sales, including meat sales, at local grocery stores. Robert Bernhard...

Posted: 23 days ago

A majority of the meats you grill on the Memorial Day grill will be cheaper this year, but those who like a good T-bone steak will pay a little more compared to last year. Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of grilling season and is a major holiday that drives sales, including meat sales, at local grocery stores. Robert Bernhard...
Area home sales climb in April: Here’s why
 The housing market in the Dayton area is continuing to heat up. There were 1,415 sales recorded in April, up 7 percent from the same time last year, according to Dayton Realtors, a trade association covering Montgomery, Greene, Darke, Warren, and Preble counties. The sales volume for those homes was $228.3 million, up 10 percent from the...

Posted: 24 days ago

The housing market in the Dayton area is continuing to heat up. There were 1,415 sales recorded in April, up 7 percent from the same time last year, according to Dayton Realtors, a trade association covering Montgomery, Greene, Darke, Warren, and Preble counties. The sales volume for those homes was $228.3 million, up 10 percent from the...
SNEAK PEEK: Macy’s offers look at new concept store at Dayton Mall
 Macy’s is preparing to open a new concept at the Dayton Mall, which is part of a growing trend of bargain retail stores. Backstage will open June 2 on the second floor of the Macy’s department store. Backstage is an off-price store, meaning it sells brands at bargain prices and will compete with other retailers using similar business...

Posted: 25 days ago

Macy’s is preparing to open a new concept at the Dayton Mall, which is part of a growing trend of bargain retail stores. Backstage will open June 2 on the second floor of the Macy’s department store. Backstage is an off-price store, meaning it sells brands at bargain prices and will compete with other retailers using similar business...
Area greenhouse that supplies large grocers preparing to open, hiring 30
 A new greenhouse in the region that will sell produce in Dayton, Columbus and Cincinnati is about to start operations. BrightFarms said in a statement that the company is hiring 30 for its Wilmington greenhouse, which will grow greens, herbs and tomatoes year-round. BrightFarms produce is sold at major grocery chains like Wal-Mart and Kroger...

Posted: 25 days ago

A new greenhouse in the region that will sell produce in Dayton, Columbus and Cincinnati is about to start operations. BrightFarms said in a statement that the company is hiring 30 for its Wilmington greenhouse, which will grow greens, herbs and tomatoes year-round. BrightFarms produce is sold at major grocery chains like Wal-Mart and Kroger...
Manufacturer to open $21 million plant in Dayton, add 50 jobs
 A plastic packaging manufacturer plans to hire 50 people by April for a new plant by the Dayton International Airport. Alpla, an international manufacturer that makes plastic packaging, said in a statement this morning that it will spend $21 million on the new plant next to the airport. RELATED: Votes boost Cargill, airport building projects...

Posted: 26 days ago

A plastic packaging manufacturer plans to hire 50 people by April for a new plant by the Dayton International Airport. Alpla, an international manufacturer that makes plastic packaging, said in a statement this morning that it will spend $21 million on the new plant next to the airport. RELATED: Votes boost Cargill, airport building projects...
Do you work as a caregiver for someone with a disability? Demand high
 Local agencies that support people with disabilities are struggling to hire enough caregivers. Demand is high for these direct support workers, which play a critical role assisting people with disabilities with day-to-day tasks. But the turnover in the profession is high and the pay can be low. If you work at as a direct support professional...

Posted: 26 days ago

Local agencies that support people with disabilities are struggling to hire enough caregivers. Demand is high for these direct support workers, which play a critical role assisting people with disabilities with day-to-day tasks. But the turnover in the profession is high and the pay can be low. If you work at as a direct support professional...
Moraine company sold to international firm
 A Moraine-based gas distributor that caters to the welding industry, craft brewers and more is now owned by an international company. Airgas, which has about 18,000 employees at 1,100 locations, said in a statement that it acquired Weiler Welding Company’s assets and operations as of April 30. Weiler Welding has six locations, including...

Posted: 27 days ago

A Moraine-based gas distributor that caters to the welding industry, craft brewers and more is now owned by an international company. Airgas, which has about 18,000 employees at 1,100 locations, said in a statement that it acquired Weiler Welding Company’s assets and operations as of April 30. Weiler Welding has six locations, including...
CareSource, DPS, Fuyao recruiting at Dayton job fair
 Two dozen employers will be recruiting in Dayton this week. Job seekers can attend the career fair, hosted by CareSource Life Services, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 24 at Central State University–Dayton 840 Germantown St., Dayton. RELATED: Here’s how a Las Vegas convention leads to Dayton restaurants, retail Attendees should bring copies...

Posted: 27 days ago

Two dozen employers will be recruiting in Dayton this week. Job seekers can attend the career fair, hosted by CareSource Life Services, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 24 at Central State University–Dayton 840 Germantown St., Dayton. RELATED: Here’s how a Las Vegas convention leads to Dayton restaurants, retail Attendees should bring copies...
Ohio gets ‘scorecard’ on addiction policies: Track how it’s doing
 The opioid overdose crisis has prompted so many new programs and policy changes in recent years there has been little time to see what is working and what still needs to be done. That’s about to change. The “Ohio addiction policy inventory and scorecard” — developed by the Health Policy Institute of Ohio — examines...

Posted: 27 days ago

The opioid overdose crisis has prompted so many new programs and policy changes in recent years there has been little time to see what is working and what still needs to be done. That’s about to change. The “Ohio addiction policy inventory and scorecard” — developed by the Health Policy Institute of Ohio — examines...
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