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Dayton named one of 17 national ‘talent hubs,’ lands $350K grant

The Dayton region is one of 17 communities nationwide designated today as a Talent Hub by the Lumina Foundation for its collaborative efforts to increase college access and attainment as a way of “attracting, retaining, and cultivating talent.” Sixty-seven communities applied, and most of the winners were larger cities including New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Austin and Denver. Cincinnati...


Miami Twp. demolitions aim to protect property values, fight blight

Miami Twp. demolitions aim to protect property values, fight blight

Miami Twp. is in the process of demolishing a series of properties as part of project to limit community blight. Two homes in the Chautauqua neighborhood were initial targets and the township has identified six other sites as part of a program with the Montgomery County Land Bank. The land bank assists with tax foreclosure and demolition through the Neighborhood Initiative Program secured funding...
3 behind-the-scenes moves at mega Hamilton sports development

3 behind-the-scenes moves at mega Hamilton sports development

It may be hard to see any radical transformation outside the former paper mill along North B Street that will become a mega sports complex known as Spooky Nook Sports at Champion Mill. But the Journal-News has learned exclusively about efforts happening behind the scenes to move the project along. MORE: We traveled to Spooky Nook in Pennsylvania. Here’s what we saw “There are things happening...
Bus company’s Fairfield branch hiring Megabus drivers

Bus company’s Fairfield branch hiring Megabus drivers

A bus company with a Butler County presence is looking to expand its workforce. Lakefront Lines, which established a garage at 4991 Factory Drive in Fairfield more than 30 years ago, was founded in 1964 in Cleveland by the Goebel family. Over the years, the business grew and now includes locations in Toledo, Columbus and Cincinnati. MORE: Global distributor of high-performance metals hiring in Hamilton...
West Carrollton could lower fees to attract more food trucks

West Carrollton could lower fees to attract more food trucks

A food truck license in West Carrollton will cost you more than $1,100 a year. And, if you want to sell your food on city land, tack on another $552. Some in the business contend the cost for a mobile food vendor’s license and the rules they are bound by in West Carrollton are driving operators away. Tim Gibbs, owner of Gibbs Old Tyme Hamburgers, is among them. Gibbs thinks those guidelines...
New Family Dollar store opens today in Hamilton

New Family Dollar store opens today in Hamilton

A new Family Dollar store opens Saturday in Hamilton at 2528 Dixie Highway. As part of its grand opening event, the company will make a check presentation to Boys & Girls Club of Hamilton. MORE: What are shoppers buying this Halloween? Superhero costumes The grand opening, with a ribbon cutting at 10 a.m., will feature gift card giveaways for the first 50 customers and prizes. The newest Hamilton...
Middletown school leader talks state report card with business leaders

Middletown school leader talks state report card with business leaders

While last week’s state report card on Middletown Schools left some in the district disappointed, the school system is making significant progress in some areas, Superintendent Marlon Styles Jr. told business and community leaders. The quarterly community outreach forum was the first for Styles and is part of his proactive campaign to engage the Butler County city’s various segments as...
Building that houses Middletown homeless shelter sold

Building that houses Middletown homeless shelter sold

A South Main Street building that has two tenants — Middletown’s homeless shelter and a barber shop — was sold today, said Realtor Rachel Lewitt, who represented the seller. She didn’t disclose the name of the buyer of the properties at 32 and 34 S. Main St. or the selling price. The building first housed The US Hotel. Hope House, a homeless shelter, became a tenant in 1989...
Flu season near: Doctors recommend not playing ‘viral roulette’

Flu season near: Doctors recommend not playing ‘viral roulette’

It’s almost flu season again and local doctors are recommending annual flu shots to reduce the risk of illness, hospitalization, missed work or school or even death. Flu season begins each year as early as October and last flu season led to 8,661 hospitalizations in Ohio. Dr. F. Stuart Leeds of Wright State Physicians said the annual flu vaccine is the best way to protect from the flu, particularly...
Sports complex to mean hundreds of Hamilton jobs

Sports complex to mean hundreds of Hamilton jobs

Not only will the proposed Spooky Nook Sports at Champion Mill attract athletes from about a 3½-hour drive from Hamilton, but it also will create hundreds of jobs. The mega sports complex is being built at the former paper mill along North B Street. MORE: What Hamilton’s massive sports center could look like For an idea of how significant the number of jobs can be, the existing Spooky...
Equifax apologizes for sending people to fake company website

Equifax apologizes for sending people to fake company website

Equifax linked people to a fake online site that mimicked the link for its own site on its massive Sept. 7 security breach that affected 143 million Americans. After the breach, which involved Social Security numbers and other key identifying information, Equifax set up a site, equifaxsecurity2017.com, that directed people to information on the hacking incident and links to sign up for free credit...
Miami Valley to host open house for remodeled maternity center

Miami Valley to host open house for remodeled maternity center

Miami Valley Hospital will hold an open house for its remodeled maternity center. The Premier-affiliated hospital will hold tours of the Berry Women’s Center at its open house 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 1. RELATED: Dayton Children’s proposing new medical office This portion of the multi-phase project began in early summer and included all new furnishings, lighting, cabinetry in the maternity rooms...
Death Wish coffee recalled over botulism concerns

Death Wish coffee recalled over botulism concerns

Death Wish Coffee Company, a New York-based coffee producer that advertises itself as maker of the “world’s strongest coffee,” is recalling some of its products over concerns that it could become tainted with the deadly botulin toxin. Officials with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said in a notice issued Tuesday that 11-ounce cans of Death Wish Nitro Cold Brew were being...
Pet store that makes slow-cooked food opens new location in Miamisburg

Pet store that makes slow-cooked food opens new location in Miamisburg

Pet Wants has opened a new store in Miamisburg. The pet store, which is locally owned by Jackie and Ray Covington, has opened its new retial storefront at 38 Fiesta Lane and offers free, personal delivery to Franklin, Germantown, Miamisburg, West Carrollton, Moraine, Trotwood, Englewood, Vandalia, Clayton and the surrounding areas. The store open on Sept. 2, and will host a grand-opening celebration...
CVS Health to limit opioid access to customers

CVS Health to limit opioid access to customers

Local residents whose health benefits are overseen by one of the largest pharmacy benefit managers will soon be limited to how many opioids they can get at one time. In the face of a sweeping opioid overdose epidemic — in part blamed on over-prescription of opioids — CVS Caremark plans to limit opioid prescriptions to seven days or less for some patients. RELATED: Five things you didn&rsquo...
A Whopper of a new restaurant is under construction in Washington Twp.

A Whopper of a new restaurant is under construction in Washington Twp.

A strip of south 48 south of Centerville will add a new fast-food restaurant — and it will have plenty of company along that stretch of Dayton-Lebanon Pike. Ryan Lee, zoning manager of Washington Twp., confirmed that Burger King is developing a new restaurant at 9198 Dayton-Lebanon Pike, at a site that previously housed a car wash. The location near the Skeeter Lane intersection is virtually...
5 top local business stories this week

5 top local business stories this week

1. JOB FAIRS OFFERED NEXT WEEK There are three job fairs this week hiring local residents. CareSource Life Services said in a statement it is hosting the upcoming job fairs in Miami, Montgomery and Clark counties. At the hiring events, employers will conduct onsite interviews and CareSource Life Coaches will offer assistance with building and printing a resume, preparing for interviews or connecting...
Local health network to announce opioid-free health care tool

Local health network to announce opioid-free health care tool

Kettering Health Network said it plans to unveil a new tool in October to be used for opioid-free health care. “As you know, we are facing an opioid epidemic locally and nationally. Over the years, the number of patients who have been prescribed high doses of long-acting narcotics has escalated,” the network said in a statement about the planned Oct. 2 announcement. RELATED: High infant...
Classic Miamisburg movie theater plans gala to unveil sidewalk stars

Classic Miamisburg movie theater plans gala to unveil sidewalk stars

Miamisburg’s classic movie theater will hold its first gala fundraiser next month at the 98-year-old renovated downtown building. The Plaza Theatre’s “Celebration of Stars” event Oct. 21 will include live and silent auctions. The movie house, which closed in 1968, reopened on Christmas Day 2015 – 96 years after its original opening date – after a $350,000 renovation...
1 minute business reads from today

1 minute business reads from today

New brewery to open The region’s newest brewer, Heavier than Air Brewing Co. — located at 497 Miamisburg-Centerville Road in the Normandy Square Shopping Center — will unveil its first year-round beer Saturday and will be pouring a couple more of its own brews in addition to beers from other Dayton-area breweries. Heavier Than Air opened “softly” on Aug. 26, but waited...
Sandy Mendelson not done dealing in Dayton

Sandy Mendelson not done dealing in Dayton

Sandy Mendelson, a downtown Dayton dealer of surplus good for decades, is still in the game. He may be 74, but Mendelson says he has no plans to retire or to sell his business properties off East First Street across from Fifth Third Field despite rumors of him selling everything. Mendelson said he has no offer on the table for any of his properties, but “if someone wants to come to talk with...
BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Sandy Mendelson not ready to stop dealing

BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Sandy Mendelson not ready to stop dealing

Sandy Mendelson, a downtown Dayton dealer of surplus good for decades, is still in the game. He may be 74, but Mendelson says he has no plans to retire or to sell his business properties off East First Street across from Fifth Third Field despite rumors of him selling everything. Mendelson said he has no offer on the table for any of his properties, but “if someone wants to come to talk with...
AF Marathon participation down; race seeks answers

AF Marathon participation down; race seeks answers

Faced with fewer people running this year, Air Force Marathon organizers may consider changes to the series of races to push up numbers on the starting line in 2018. The marathon, a series of races with 5K and 10K contests and half- and full-marathons, may add a new race of a shorter distance, and increase opportunities to participate in more than one event, according to marathon director Rob Aguiar...
Favorite airports in North America? Regional hubs land on list

Favorite airports in North America? Regional hubs land on list

Despite constant construction and increased passenger traffic, passengers are more satisfied with their experiences at airports across North America than ever before. Overall passenger satisfaction with airport has reached an all-time high, and some regional airports like John Glenn Columbus International Airport and the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport have made the list of top...
4 things to know about the new restaurant coming to The Greene

4 things to know about the new restaurant coming to The Greene

We’ve learned some tasty new details about the restaurant chain that will make its debut in the Dayton area in one of The Greene Town Center’s newest and most prominent retail spaces. Olshan Properties, owner of The Greene, announced last month that Texas-based Fuzzy’s Taco Shop had signed a lease for a 3,871 square-foot space in a building that opened last year at the center&rsquo...
Hurricane response stalls central Springboro crossroads construction

Hurricane response stalls central Springboro crossroads construction

On Monday Duke Energy contractors are expected to be back at work related to a $10 million intersection project in Springboro after two weeks assisting recovery from Hurricane Irma in Florida. “Crews expect to complete the second half of utility work on the project in about two weeks,” Sally Thelen, Duke Energy spokesperson, said Friday. “We appreciate the patience of the Springboro...
Electronics retailer to open second location near Dayton Mall

Electronics retailer to open second location near Dayton Mall

An electronics retailer will open its second Dayton area location near the Dayton Mall. FixAPhone, a wireless repair center that focuses on same-day device repair services, will open a new 1,800-square-foot location in the Southland 75 Shopping Centre across from the Dayton Mall. The store will also have a conference room to host educational sessions on a series of topics. It will also have a one-on-one...
What are shoppers buying this Halloween? Superhero costumes

What are shoppers buying this Halloween? Superhero costumes

Americans are expected to spend more than $9 billion in Halloween spending this year, according to the National Retail Federation survey. Consumers are expected to spend an average $86.13, up from last year’s $82.93, with 179 million Americans planning to partake in Halloween festivities, up from 171 million in 2016. Only 12.9 percent say their spending will be impacted by the economy, down...
Ohio State named most valuable college football team, UC makes top 100

Ohio State named most valuable college football team, UC makes top 100

A new study has found that Ohio State University’s football team is the most valuable college team in the country. Ohio State’s team is valued at $1.5 billion, according to a study conducted by Ryan Brewer, an associate professor at Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus whose findings were published in The Wall Street Journal this week. RELATED: Demonstration at Wright State sparks...
Dayton-area restaurants band together to help fight hunger with these deals

Dayton-area restaurants band together to help fight hunger with these deals

Restaurants throughout the Dayton area are raising funds this month for Hunger Action Month through a special fund-raising promotion entitled “Hop the Gem.” Sponsored by Wagner Subaru, Hop the Gem invites customers of participating restaurants to help solve hunger. Here’s how it works: Each restaurant has a special deal through the month of September. Funds raised will...
More free time, less effort: 9 ways to be more productive at work

More free time, less effort: 9 ways to be more productive at work

Anyone who's ever held gainful employment at any level knows what it's like to goof off on the job. You text your best friend, skip out to get another latte or vending machine snack, veer from a meeting into a gossip session and, suddenly, where has the day gone?Not only do most of us excel at wasting time, just 17 percent of people can accurately assess how much time has passed, according to ...
One minute business reads from today

One minute business reads from today

Palermo’s up for sale Palermo’s Restaurant in Kettering and its sister restaurant in West Chester are for sale. Palermo’s owner Mefail “Meef” Demnika is looking to branch out into other business ventures — although he may decide to retain ownership of one of the two restaurants, Demnika said in a release. Demnika said the Kettering restaurant at 2667 S. Dixie Drive...
UPS hiring 95,000 workers nationwide

UPS hiring 95,000 workers nationwide

Not far ahead of the holiday season, UPS is gearing up for an increase in the number of deliveries and services associated with the busy fall and winter months.  The company announced Wednesday a plan to hire 95,000 employees across the country.  The company will offer part- and full-time seasonal jobs, primarily package handlers, drivers and driver-helpers. According to a news release...
Study: Business park best for Dayton land near airport in Miami Twp.

Study: Business park best for Dayton land near airport in Miami Twp.

A long-range study focusing on potential development of land near Dayton-Wright Brothers Airport outlines options that include a light industrial park housing at least 500,000 square feet of building space. The study commissioned by the Miami Twp.-Dayton Joint Economic Development District Board of Directors suggests three configurations for the city of Dayton-owned land – potentially more than...
Area real estate listings for homes sold

Area real estate listings for homes sold

Montgomery County Brookville 948 Hunters Run Dr;$160,000 605 Ramblewood Ct;$60,000 Butler Twp. 3577 Little York Rd;$270,000 1309 Old Country Dr;$145,000 7321 Peters Pike;$127,890 Centerville 2389 Acme Ct;$145,403 58 Blackstone Dr;$122,000 6581 Brigham Square;$69,000 1161 Charter Pl;$397,000 232 Goldengate Dr;$157,365 7710 Iver Ct;$335,900 8225 Station House Rd;$343,000 9189 Stephanie Ln;$170,000 Clay...
New distribution center marketed for Tipp City

New distribution center marketed for Tipp City

A new warehouse and distribution center is planned and marketed in Tipp City near big sites already established by Abbot Laboratories and Meijer. Commercial real estate brokers Cushman & Wakefield have been marketing a yet-to-be-built 217,250-square foot distribution center — expandable to 434,500 square feet — off County Road 25 A, north of Kerr Road. With developer HSA Commercial Real...
Death Wish Coffee Co. recalls product possibly contaminated with deadly toxin

Death Wish Coffee Co. recalls product possibly contaminated with deadly toxin

Death Wish Coffee Co. has initiated a recall one of its nitro coffee products because it could be contaminated with a deadly toxin. The Round Lake, N.Y.-based coffee producer determined that the current process could lead to the growth and production of the deadly toxin, botulin, in low acid foods commercialized in reduced oxygen packaging. Botulism, a potentially fatal form of food poisoning, can...
Meijer to sell discolored, scarred produce for reduced prices

Meijer to sell discolored, scarred produce for reduced prices

Meijer will sell packaged fresh produce that is discolored, scarred or odd-sized for discounted prices. The Misfits program rolled out at all Meijer locations earlier this month, and customers have already purchased nearly a quarter of a million pounds of fresh, perfectly-imperfect produce. The packaged fresh produce may be discolored, scarred or odd-sized, but offers the same taste, freshness and...
Middletown Visitors Bureau’s new focus: Making events better, not just ‘writing checks’

Middletown Visitors Bureau’s new focus: Making events better, not just ‘writing checks’

The Middletown Convention and Visitors Bureau has been taken “down to the studs” and rebuilt with a new focus in hopes of strengthening the city’s branding to attract visitors and events. More than six months ago, the board members of the Middletown Convention and Visitors Bureau were asked to submit their resignations after concerns were raised about various operational issues and...
Jobs deal calls for Miami Twp. firm to move to Mound Business Park

Jobs deal calls for Miami Twp. firm to move to Mound Business Park

Miamisburg is offering a Miami Twp. company a tax credit package to move to the Mound Business Park, bringing 32 jobs and a payroll of about $1 million. Advance Service Technologies LLC is being offered a 45 percent tax credit over five years to move from 2225 Lyons Road to 885 Mound Road, according to the city. RELATED: Miamisburg incentive deals adding jobs Advanced Service Technologies was founded...
High county infant death rates remain worrisome for health officials

High county infant death rates remain worrisome for health officials

The number of infants who die before their first birthday in Montgomery County remains alarmingly high, particularly for black babies, local health officials said. About 14 out of 1,000 black babies born in the county died compared to 4.5 deaths per 1,000 white babies born, according to the Ohio Department of Health using 2014 to 2015 data, which is the latest available. “The disparities between...
Kroger ranks as one of healthiest workplaces in U.S.

Kroger ranks as one of healthiest workplaces in U.S.

Kroger Co. has been named one of the healthiest companies for employees in the United States. Cincinnati-headquartered Kroger was named one of the “Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America” by the Healthiest Employers, which evaluates employers’ efforts in corporate health. Kroger has been honored twice in three years for the award. Kroger ranked 38th overall this year. » RELATED...
Troy manufacturer has a new owner

Troy manufacturer has a new owner

Investment firm Brixey & Meyer Capital has acquired 3 Sigma, a Troy manufacturer. With 80 employees, 3 Sigma Corp. has been a specialty provider of adhesive coated materials to manufacturers around the world, Brixey & Meyer said in a release this week. Tony Rowley will remain as president of 3 Sigma, the acquiring company said. RELATED: Budde family has been a manufacturing presence in Dayton...
Local mall owner sells off portion of Beavercreek restaurant property

Local mall owner sells off portion of Beavercreek restaurant property

The parent company of the Mall at Fairfield Commons has sold a restaurant outparcel near the Beavercreek shopping center. Washington Prime Group, which owns both Dayton Mall and the Mall at Fairfield Commons, announced it has signed a definitive agreement for the sale of 41 restaurant outparcels to Four Corners Property Trust Inc. for more than $67 million. » RELATED: The Greene adds new tenant...
300 DPL employees to be transfered to AES Ohio Generation

300 DPL employees to be transfered to AES Ohio Generation

Dayton Power & Light has sent out about 300 letters to union-represented power plant employees informing them that they will be employees of AES Ohio Generation as of Oct. 1. Members are concerned, said Greg Adams, president of Local 175 of the Utility Workers Union of America. The letters are being distributed in the midst of contract negotiations, according to Adams. “It’s the unknown...
Holiday sales expected to increase this season

Holiday sales expected to increase this season

Retail sales are expected to rise more than 4 percent compared to last shopping season, according to Deloitte’s annual retail holiday sales forecast. Total holiday sales — seasonally adjusted and excluding motor vehicles and gasoline — are expected to reach $1.04 to $1.05 trillion between November and January, Deloitte reported. Deloitte also forecasts an 18 to 21 percent increase...
2 golfers land hole in one at area golf outing

2 golfers land hole in one at area golf outing

Two golfers beat the odds, shooting a hole-in-one during the 25th annual Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce golf outing earlier this week at the NCR Country Club in Kettering. Two golfers shot a hole-in-one within 15 minutes of each other, a first-ever occurrence at the annual event. Hosted by the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce, the Chamber Challenge brings in 200 golfers from around the region. Fred...
CNET: Back-to-school dorm essentials

CNET: Back-to-school dorm essentials

Before your student takes on the classroom, why not equip them with some awesome tech to give them an assist? Here are four great devices to help them cram for midterms and unwind after class. ——— Amazon Echo Dot (2nd Generation) Product Review: https://www.cnet.com/products/amazon-echo-dot-2nd-generation/review/#ftag=CAD187281f CNET rating: 5.0 stars out of 5 (Spectacular) The good...
Technology is changing ‘iGen’, and not always for the better

Technology is changing ‘iGen’, and not always for the better

It’s easy to imagine some graybeard long ago weighing in on how this new generation, with all its fancy wheels, missed out on the benefits of dragging stuff from place to place. That dude would be wrong. What’s more, his arguments would be futile. Technology is inevitable. It would be just as dopey to ignore that wheels would beget roads, roads would produce crashes and millennia later...
PlayStation VR continues to mature as developers explore space

PlayStation VR continues to mature as developers explore space

PlayStation VR has made headway since it launched nearly nine months ago. The games coming out are more complete experiences and less like tech demos. Sony announced in June that it sold more than 1 million PSVR units. Meanwhile on the cultural front, Steven Spielberg debuted the trailer for “Ready Player One” at Comic-Con, and it was well received. The upcoming sci-fi flick, centered...
Wireless iFrogz earbuds setup – easy-peasy

Wireless iFrogz earbuds setup – easy-peasy

True story: I got tired of seeing my wife use her tablet with wired headphones, especially while using them on a treadmill. So I handed her a box of iFrogz Impulse Duo wireless earbuds and said: “use these.” In about 30 seconds she had the box opened, changed the ear tips to a better-fitting smaller size, paired them with her tablet (Bluetooth) and was off to the gym. Upon returning, I...
Amazon’s robots: Job destroyers or dance partners?

Amazon’s robots: Job destroyers or dance partners?

NORTH READING, Mass. — Every day is graduation day at Amazon Robotics. Here’s where the more than 100,000 orange robots that glide along the floors of various Amazon warehouses are made and taught their first steps. Here they practice their first pirouettes. And heavy lifting too, as they twirl while hauling fabric shelves filled with cinder blocks. And finally — once they&rsquo...
Please don’t fall for these online scams

Please don’t fall for these online scams

I got an email from my sister this week that simply asked, “Scam, right?” On the bottom of her message was an email that purported to be from Apple Support. The message read: Subject: News :(Notif) Suspicious activity from your ApplelD —Thank you for purchasing the following item : Xbox One — Order Number : MHDH10YMK50 Order Total : $217.99 - if you initiated this download...
3 things to know about Amazon and Kohl’s new partnership

3 things to know about Amazon and Kohl’s new partnership

Kohl’s will partner with Amazon to offer free, convenient returns for Amazon customers in stores. Here’s what you need to know: 1. The retail store announced that 82 stores across Los Angeles and Chicago will offer free returns for Amazon customers starting in October. Kohl’s will “pack and ship eligible Amazon return items for free, providing an additional service and convenience...
August home sales dip in Dayton region

August home sales dip in Dayton region

August sales of single-family homes and condominiums dipped slightly in the Dayton region compared to last year at the same time, the Dayton Area Board of Realtors reported Wednesday.. The number of homes sold in the Miami Valley dipped less than one percent — just 12 units — from August 2016 posted figures, the board reported. However, prices continued to rise in the Dayton region. August&rsquo...
8 side hustles you can start with almost no money

8 side hustles you can start with almost no money

Dreaming about starting your own business?  Don't let your hopes sink just because you're low on financial resources.There are many businesses you can start inexpensively, according to the Balance, a personal finance website. "Some can be started for nothing if you already have the equipment."Such businesses can offer a good living and the satisfaction of being your own boss. These...
New low-cost flight added at local airport

New low-cost flight added at local airport

Frontier Airlines has added another low-cost flight destination to the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport. The low-cost carrier launched nonstop service to San Jose, California — bringing the total destination served from CVG to 20, the airline announced. The new route will be served with Airbus A320 aircraft. » WOW air expands in Ohio: What’s really going on? The low-cost carrier...
Kohl’s to partner with Amazon: What you need to know

Kohl’s to partner with Amazon: What you need to know

Kohl’s will partner with Amazon to offer free, convenient returns for Amazon customers in stores. The retail store announced that 82 stores across Los Angeles and Chicago will offer free returns for Amazon customers starting in October. Kohl’s will “pack and ship eligible Amazon return items for free, providing an additional service and convenience to Amazon customers within select...
September is Mold Remediation Month: Is your home safe?

September is Mold Remediation Month: Is your home safe?

Mold is a common problem for some consumers across the U.S. Storms and flooding can cause extra moisture in the home, providing the perfect place for mold to grow. Mold poses several health risks to your family. It can produce allergens, irritants and sometimes potentially toxic substances called myotoxins. The Environmental Protection Agency states that if your home smells moldy, but you cannot see...
5 things to know about Amazon in Monroe

5 things to know about Amazon in Monroe

Amazon confirmed Monday its plans to open a fourth Ohio fulfillment center that will create more than 1,000 full-time jobs in Monroe. The one-million-square foot facility near Interstate 75 will house employees who will pick, pack and ship larger customer orders. A specific location for the facility has not been officially announced. Amazon currently operates fulfillment centers in Etna and Obetz...
Bob Evans Farms is sold: 3 things you need to know

Bob Evans Farms is sold: 3 things you need to know

Post Holdings will acquire Bob Evans Farms for $1.5 billion, adding vegetable-based side dishes and breakfast sausages to its portfolio, the companies announced Tuesday. Post Holdings and Bob Evans Farms have entered into a definitive agreement in which Post will acquire Bob Evans for $77 per share. The deal does not affect Bob Evans restaurants, which are owned by a separate company. » RELATED...
Dayton co-op grocery store gets $220,000 donation

Dayton co-op grocery store gets $220,000 donation

The effort to open a community-owned grocery store in northwest Dayton took a step forward this week with a $220,000 donation from CareSource. The CareSource Foundation announced Monday the donation to Gem City Market, which goes toward the market organizers’ overall fundraising goal of $4.2 million. Organizers have been fundraising for the cooperatively owned grocery store proposed along lower...
Uber isn't everything: 7 other lucrative part-time side gigs 

Uber isn't everything: 7 other lucrative part-time side gigs 

Uber is usually the first side hustle mentioned when talk turns to part-time jobs for people who already have full-time work.  It does offer flexible earning power, especially if you live in an area with lots of nightlife and own a car that qualifies. But Uber isn't the only option for making extra money working around your full-time commitments.  These part-time businesses are recommended...
Unemployment rates drop in August in Clark, Champaign counties

Unemployment rates drop in August in Clark, Champaign counties

Unemployment rates fell in Clark and Champaign counties in August while economists said results at the state level showed mixed results. The unemployment rate in Clark County fell to 5 percent in August, according to information from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services released Tuesday. That’s down from July’s 5.7 percent unemployment rate, but flat compared to the same time...
Walgreens acquires Rite Aid for $4.4B: What it means for consumers

Walgreens acquires Rite Aid for $4.4B: What it means for consumers

Walgreens has secured regulatory clearance to buy Rite Aid for $4.4 billion. Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. will buy 1,932 stores, three distribution centers and related inventory from Rite Aid for an all-cash purchase price of $4.375 billion on a cash-free, debt-free basis. Rite Aid will retain approximately 250 additional stores as compared to the prior agreement announced between Rite Aid and Walgreens...
Bob Evans Farms has been sold for $1.5B

Bob Evans Farms has been sold for $1.5B

Post Holdings, Inc. will acquire Bob Evans Farms, Inc. for $1.5 billion, the companies announced today. Post Holdings and Bob Evans Farms have entered into a definitive agreement in which Post will acquire Bob Evans for $77.00 per share. The deal will “significantly strengthen Post’s portfolio of brands, expand choices for customers and increase Post’s presence in higher growth categories...
Amazon confirms Monroe fulfillment site: Here’s what we know now

Amazon confirms Monroe fulfillment site: Here’s what we know now

Amazon confirmed Monday its plans to open a fourth Ohio fulfillment center that will create more than 1,000 full-time jobs in Monroe. The one-million-square foot facility near Interstate 75 will house employees who will pick, pack and ship larger customer orders. A specific location for the facility has not been officially announced. Amazon currently operates fulfillment centers in Etna and Obetz...
Toys ‘R’ Us files for bankruptcy: What’s really going on?

Toys ‘R’ Us files for bankruptcy: What’s really going on?

Toys “R” Us, Inc. has voluntarily filed for relief under Chapter 11, company officials announced Monday evening. The company’s Canadian subsidiary also intends to seek protection in parallel proceedings under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. » RELATED: 10 retailers file for bankruptcy in 2017 “Today marks the dawn...
Cincinnati makes list of ‘most fun’ cities

Cincinnati makes list of ‘most fun’ cities

Cincinnati landed on the top cities to go to have a good time. The Queen City landed in the 13th spot for the “Top 20 Most Fun Cities in America,” according to personal-finance website WalletHub. WalletHub compared the 150 largest U.S. cities across 58 key metrics, ranging from fitness clubs per capita to movie costs to average open hours of breweries. No other city in Ohio landed in the...
Springfield-based EF Hutton reports $2.1M loss

Springfield-based EF Hutton reports $2.1M loss

A Springfield financial start-up reported a net loss of $2.17 million for the first six months of this year as the firm continues to try to gain a foothold in a competitive industry. Financial documents filed with the OTC Markets Group showed EF Hutton also reported $177,930 in revenue. The company is a financial services firm based in downtown Springfield. On its website, the company says it provides...
Proposed emissions fees would cost local manufacturers, DP&L thousands

Proposed emissions fees would cost local manufacturers, DP&L thousands

Large factories and heavy pollution emitters in Montgomery County will bear the brunt of a new emissions fee proposed by the local clean air regulating agency. The proposal by Regional Air Pollution Control Agency, which operates under Public Health - Dayton & Montgomery County, said at a public meeting Monday that the new fee would mean new air pollution control fees paid by 619 companies. LOCAL...
Kettering buys 300 acres for $1.5 million

Kettering buys 300 acres for $1.5 million

The city of Kettering bought nearly 300 acres for $1.5 million that it can use for attracting new commercial development to the suburb. The land is part of the Miami Valley Research Park, which was founded in the early 1980s as a university-related research and office park, but has since fallen into financial strain and become increasingly unrelated to the missions of the three schools governing the...
Honda rolls latest model off assembly line, adds 300 jobs

Honda rolls latest model off assembly line, adds 300 jobs

Honda will invest more than $260 million and add 300 jobs to support production of the newest version of its flagship Accord model, which officially rolled off the assembly line in Marysville on Monday. Company leaders said Monday they expect the car to be a key to the automaker’s future, even as consumers increasingly favor trucks and sport utility vehicles. Honda is a major employer in the...
Port OKs $300K loan to Front Street Building

Port OKs $300K loan to Front Street Building

The Dayton-Montgomery County Port Authority Board of Trustees approved a $300,000 loan Monday to a commercial building that bills itself as “the largest community of artists and artisans in the Dayton area.” The loan will cover just over half of the projected $510,077 cost of replacing a 45-year-old heating boiler for the large former industrial building at 1001 E. Second St., Dayton....
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