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Greater Dayton RTA bus route detoured through summer

Greater Dayton RTA buses are re-routed through the summer due to a water main project on Hoover Avenue, the regional transit authority announced. The adjustments to stops on Hoover Avenue between North Gettysburg Avenue and Guenther Road in both directions began this week and will last through August 15, the authority said. MORE: Miamisburg bridge replacement will impact traffic, RTA routes Three...
Airstream finds UK partner

Airstream finds UK partner

Swift Group will be the sole distributor for Airstream in the United Kingdom, both companies said Tuesday. “This is a fabulous new opportunity for Swift Group, with significant promise in an untapped market,” James Turner, Swift Group managing director, said in a release. GROWING: Airstream needs 150 new employees by early 2017 Elkhart, Ind.-based Thor Industries makes Airstream trailers...
Cozy local cafe enchants with literary magic, Harry Potter drinks

Cozy local cafe enchants with literary magic, Harry Potter drinks

When customers walk through the doors of the Storybrooke Cafe in Englewood, they’ll sense a little hint of “storybook magic.” The bookstore cafe, which opened at 556 S. Main St. in Englewood earlier this year, sells books for all ages, specialty beverages and treats. The business is more than just a place to buy something to read, said owner Natalie Lowry. It’s a place for...
Region tries again for state money for startups

Region tries again for state money for startups

Dayton region officials are once again trying to convince the state to restore funding for entrepreneurs that was lost in 2015 after the Dayton Development Coalition was unable to resolve concerns over how effectively the money was being spent. “Unfortunately we lost this funding two years ago. I’m hopeful we can get this funding back so that we can get our startup community these necessary...
Local unemployment drops in the Miami Valley

Local unemployment drops in the Miami Valley

Regional jobless rates dropped in February and most Ohio counties, according to figures released Tuesday by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. In Montgomery County, the area’s most populous county, the unemployment rate dropped to 5.4 percent in February from 5.7 percent in January but was above last year’s 5.1 percent during the same month, according to the jobs report. RELATED...
Get a peek at new downtown Dayton outdoor music pavilion

Get a peek at new downtown Dayton outdoor music pavilion

Construction is expected to begin on a new downtown outdoor music venue this summer, with concerts beginning in mid-2018. Renderings of the state-of-the-art Levitt Pavilion Dayton were released today and show how supporters say the pavilion will remake Dave Hall Plaza into downtown’s living room. The Levitt Pavilion Dayton is $550,000 short of its $5 million fundraising goal. The music venue...
5 things to know about United Airlines leggings incident

5 things to know about United Airlines leggings incident

Two girls were barred from their United Airlines flight from Denver to Minneapolis early this week because they were wearing leggings. The incident spurred a frenzy of opinions on social media, even causing competing airlines to use the incident to promote their own flights. Here are five things to about the incident: 1. The two girls were not allowed onto a morning flight on Sunday because they...
Ruling advances environmental lawsuit against Behr, Chrysler

Ruling advances environmental lawsuit against Behr, Chrysler

A longstanding environmental lawsuit against Behr Dayton and other defendants is moving forward with class-action status after a recent federal court ruling. Numerous plaintiffs are suing Behr and other defendants, including Chrysler Motors LLC and Aramark Uniform and Career Apparel, seeking class-action status for the suit. They allege that the companies contaminated parts of the city’s groundwater...
DMAX plant rolls 2 millionth turbo-diesel engine off assembly line

DMAX plant rolls 2 millionth turbo-diesel engine off assembly line

The last connection to the General Motors era that helped grow the Dayton area for at least five decades on Monday rolled its 2 millionth turbo-diesel engine off the assembly line. Moraine-based DMAX, the last partially owned GM plant in the Miami Valley, finished the 2 millionth turbo-diesel engine, nearly 17 years after its first engine rolled off the line in July 2000. In that time, the company...
Despite ‘Superfund’ status, life goes on in Dayton neighborhood

Despite ‘Superfund’ status, life goes on in Dayton neighborhood

Katherine Edmondson encountered an age-old problem in older industrial cities: How to navigate home buying. Edmondson, who rents a Kettering apartment, says she was close to buying a home on Herbert Street about a mile south of the MAHLE Behr auto parts plant off Webster Street in Dayton, when she learned the area around the plant is a U.S. EPA Superfund site. The U.S. EPA identifies “Superfund&rdquo...
Tech start-up working on human performance tech

Tech start-up working on human performance tech

Dayton technology start-up Mile Two has come far in the past two years: Out of partner Jeff Graley’s living room and basement and into the heart of downtown Dayton’s newly minted “Innovation District.” The company crafted the “VYE” software recently unveiled by Dayton’s Ascend Innovation that tracks a user’s eye movement, lending clues as to whether...
Dayton innovators: Seeing into the ‘micro-structures’ of metals

Dayton innovators: Seeing into the ‘micro-structures’ of metals

Editors note: We’re introducing you to Dayton-area innovators and patent-holders, those who roll up their sleeves and demonstrate that the region remains a cradle of creativity. Ayman Salem, founder of Materials Resources LLC, sees atoms. Not literally, of course. But he and his company have two granted patents and one patent pending in the areas of artificial intelligence and manufacturing...
SOLD: Cheddar’s Cafe at Cornerstone of Centerville

SOLD: Cheddar’s Cafe at Cornerstone of Centerville

The Cheddar’s Casual Cafe at the Cornerstone of Centerville development is about to get new corporate ownership for the second time in four months — and this time, the new owners will work for one of the largest companies in the restaurant industry. According to Nation’s Restaurant News, Darden Restaurants — which owns Olive Garden, Longhorn Steakhouse and five other restaurant...
Dayton Children’s Hospital hosts recruitment fair 

Dayton Children’s Hospital hosts recruitment fair 

Dayton — Dayton Children's Hospital will host a recruitment fair at the Hilton Garden Inn at Austin Landing Tuesday night.  The hospital is looking for employees for the major expansion in Springboro and the main campus in Dayton.  Open positions include nurses, clinical support, pharmacists and pharmacy tenchinicans, security officers and housekeeping. Check the Dayton Children&rsquo...
Shop at Harbor Freight? Settlement could mean money for you

Shop at Harbor Freight? Settlement could mean money for you

If you shopped at Harbor Freight Tools in the past six years, you could be eligible for some serious rebates. In fact, almost anyone who made a purchase from April 8, 2011, to Dec. 15, 2016, is eligible for a rebate. Itemized receipts with a “YOU SAVED” amount on them are worth 20 percent of the “YOU SAVED” amount in cash or 30 percent of that amount in Harbor Freight...
$15M housing development proposed at Centerville’s Yankee Trace

$15M housing development proposed at Centerville’s Yankee Trace

A $15 million residential development could bring more homes and people to the Yankee Trace housing community in Centerville. DOWNLOAD OUR FREE MOBILE APPS FOR THE LATEST BREAKING NEWS Charles Simms Development has submitted preliminary plans for Savannah Place at Yankee Trace, a potential housing development on Yankee Street. The multi-million dollar development would have 44 duplex units, distributed...
Fazoli’s CEO comes back to Dayton to announce menu overhaul

Fazoli’s CEO comes back to Dayton to announce menu overhaul

The CEO of the Fazoli’s Italian restaurant chain, which operates seven restaurants in the Dayton-Springfield area, returned to his hometown today to announce sweeping menu changes that have removed all artificial ingredients from every dish served. “We eliminated more than 80 artificial ingredients from 61 different menu items,” Carl Howard, a native of Kettering and a 1983 graduate...
Domino’s location offering large pizzas for under $4

Domino’s location offering large pizzas for under $4

Domino’s franchise owner Tom Satchell, who owns a restaurant in Lebanon, is celebrating his 40th anniversary with the company by giving customers a special deal on pizza. On April 1, the location will offer large, one-topping carryout pizzas for $3.99 each. Satchell started working at Domino’s in 1977 as a manager in training. He purchased his own franchise in Lebanon back in 1981, and...
OSHA to AK Steel: Investigate alleged workplace hazards

OSHA to AK Steel: Investigate alleged workplace hazards

AK Steel has been asked to investigate after allegations of hazards were made at its Middletown Works site. OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, sent a March 22 letter to AK Steel of the alleged hazards, including “welders have no certification to weld or pressure pipes, structures, railings, etc. No welding logs are being kept for certifications purposes.” OSHA, which...
Huber Heights manufacturer will add 42 employees in tax credit deal

Huber Heights manufacturer will add 42 employees in tax credit deal

A manufacturer in Huber Heights has received a tax credit from the state, and is expected to create 42 full-time positions. NDC Technologies, which develops and produces process measurement and control instruments, is expected to generate $3.1 million in new annual payroll and retain $5.6 million in existing payroll under the tax credit. The California-based manufacturer is consolidating its production...
RETAIL APOCALYPSE: 3,500 stores or more to close this year

RETAIL APOCALYPSE: 3,500 stores or more to close this year

More than 3,500 stores could be closed within the year, in what some experts are coining the “retail apocalypse.” Major retailers across the country have taken a hit as consumers shift their spending habits in the age of e-commerce. Several have filed bankruptcy, closing all brick-and-mortar stores, including Bebe and The Limited. The effects has impacted Ohio shopping centers and malls...
Former Cub Foods begins transformation to Bed, Bath and Beyond and Buy Buy Baby stores

Former Cub Foods begins transformation to Bed, Bath and Beyond and Buy Buy Baby stores

The former Cub Foods location on Wilmington Pike has begun its transformation to two new stores as the front of the building has been demolished. Bed, Bath and Beyond and Buy Buy Baby are expected to open at the location once construction is completed. Bed, Bath & Beyond is a chain retail store that sells bedding, bath towels, kitchen electrics, cookware and storage items. Buy Buy Baby specializes...
New Cassano’s Pizza restaurant coming to Airway Shopping Center

New Cassano’s Pizza restaurant coming to Airway Shopping Center

A Cassano’s Pizza King restaurant is in the works in the Airway Shopping Center. The pizza shop could open as early as late April at 192 Woodman Drive, according to Cassano’s spokeswoman Lora Cassano Hammons. It will replace the existing pizza shop down the street at 2418 E. Third St. in Dayton. That shop opened in 1973. RELATED: Cassano’s Pizza poised to open new N. Main St. restaurant...
Newly remodeled building resumes bingo games in Middletown

Newly remodeled building resumes bingo games in Middletown

A remodeled former roller skating rink is the city’s newest event rental space. Crown Palaza Banquet Center has opened at 6962 Coles Road, and on Sunday it premiered a new bingo game. Gary Gill and his brother Sunny Singh purchased the 12,960-square-foot building from Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3809 last August. The brothers have given the 59-year-old building a complete makeover and have...
UD’s Fighting Flyers program to turn 100 years old

UD’s Fighting Flyers program to turn 100 years old

The University of Dayton’s Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps will celebrate its 100th birthday next week. UD ROTC alumni will host a dinner at 5:30 p.m. April 8 at the Dayton Marriott, according to the university. RELATED: Sinclair partners with Israeli school to boost drone program Maj. Gen. Thomas C. Seamands will serve as the event’s keynote speaker. Seamands graduated in...
West Chester hospital to offer new addiction treatment in Centerville

West Chester hospital to offer new addiction treatment in Centerville

West Chester-based Beckett Springs Hospital announced today the opening of its new Changes of Beckett Springs at 7909 Schatz Pointe Drive in Centerville. “With the growing opiate epidemic in this region, there is a continued need for substance abuse and mental health services,” Beckett Springs CEO Jeff Pritchard said in a statement. “We are excited to offer treatment programs, and...
Sinclair partners with Israeli school to boost drone program

Sinclair partners with Israeli school to boost drone program

Sinclair Community College is partnering with an Israeli school to collaborate on degrees and certificate programs in unmanned aerial systems. RELATED: Sinclair increases fees, generating another $1.6 million in revenue The Holon Institute of Technology has agreed to work with Sinclair on developing joint education, training and research opportunities while seeking funding sources to help advance...
STORE CLOSURES: GameStop to close 150 stores

STORE CLOSURES: GameStop to close 150 stores

GameStop, a video game and consumer electronics retailer, will close at least 150 stores after reporting another year of declined sales. The Texas-based company released its report of sales and earnings for 2017 last week, and projected a grim 2017 for some stores. In the fourth quarter of last year, total global sales decreased nearly 14 percent, and new hardware sales declined 29 percent. »...
Parade of Homes: Latest Dayton design trends on display for 2 weekends

Parade of Homes: Latest Dayton design trends on display for 2 weekends

Everybody loves a parade, and those searching for a new home should love the 2017 Spring Parade of Homes, which opens Saturday, April 1. This event gives potential new homeowners four afternoons to see what some of the finest home builders in the Miami Valley can do. Nine different builders are represented with 18 homes in 15 different communities. Visitors can see them between the hours of 1 and...
DMAX rolls 2 millionth turbo-diesel engine off assembly line

DMAX rolls 2 millionth turbo-diesel engine off assembly line

Moraine-based DMAX has built its 2 millionth turbo-diesel engine. Since 2000, employees at the DMAX truck engine plant made 2 million engines and have won multiple awards. The company said employees have helped build a reputation for impressive power and durability. » RELATED: DMAX plant overcomes odds that others couldn’t “When we started this project, who would have expected we...
Honda, Toyota supplier to add 85 jobs, build $55M Springfield plant

Honda, Toyota supplier to add 85 jobs, build $55M Springfield plant

A Japanese auto parts manufacturer will take over a prominent business park in Springfield and create 85 new jobs as part of a $55 million investment. Topre America Corp. had announced plans in December to build a 20,000-square-foot facility at the Champion City Business Park and create 20 jobs. But the company has already acquired additional work supplying Honda and Toyota, and Monday’s announcement...
Spirit Airlines pilot’s likely overdose raises safety questions

Spirit Airlines pilot’s likely overdose raises safety questions

The suspected fentanyl-related overdoses of a Spirit Airlines pilot and his wife in their Centerville home raise a frightening prospect: Has the opioid crisis that is destroying whole families entered the ranks of pilots entrusted with hundreds of lives each day? Investigators have offered no indication that Brian Halye used drugs while piloting aircraft during his nine years with Spirit Airlines...
Defense contractor lands $47M laser research deal

Defense contractor lands $47M laser research deal

A Dayton area defense contractor has landed a six-year, $47.7 million research deal to protect military warfigthers and harden materials against laser attacks, according to the Department of Defense. UES, Inc. of Beavercreek, was awarded the contract, continuing research at the Laser Hardened Materials Evaluation Laboratory inside the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base...
New Italian restaurant with familiar name to open in Kettering

New Italian restaurant with familiar name to open in Kettering

A new pizza and Italian restaurant could open as early as Friday in Kettering. Troni Brothers Pizza is gearing up for opening day at 4654 Wilmington Pike in the Wilmington Heights Shopping Center. The 1,600-square-foot space most recently housed “The Don’s Pizza,” and before that, Papa Kranky’s Italian Kitchen and Italian Oven. Troni Brothers Pizza’s founder is Hisni...
International applicants dramatically down at area universities

International applicants dramatically down at area universities

U.S. college applications from international students are dramatically down, including requests received by area universities that rely on the tuition revenue generated by the foreign applicants. Around 39 percent of U.S. universities are reporting a decline in international applications for the fall semester while 26 percent saw no change and 35 percent saw an increase, according to a survey released...
Dayton innovators: Local man helps patients easily consume medicine

Dayton innovators: Local man helps patients easily consume medicine

Joe D’Silva, founder of P & C Pharma in Washington Twp., has worked for large pharmaceutical companies nearly all of his career — and always in research and development. “So it comes natural to think about new things,” D’Silva said. Along the way, he has noticed particular problems: How patients consume medicine — or struggle to. “There is a group of people...
Five things to know: Are you at risk for a cyber attack?

Five things to know: Are you at risk for a cyber attack?

If you’re online, you’re at risk, experts say. “The fact of the matter is we as a society do more and more and more stuff online — that’s individuals, that’s governments, that’s businesses — and when you do that … what we call the threat surface has grown exponentially,” said David Salisbury, a University of Dayton professor of information...
Manufacturing industry growth tempered by challenges

Manufacturing industry growth tempered by challenges

The manufacturing climate continues gaining steam but companies continue to face challenges following damage inflicted by the Great Recession. There’s been six-consecutive months of expansion for the manufacturing industry as its closely-watched gauge of factory activity spiked to its highest level since August 2014, according to data from the Institute for Supply Management. But even with production...
Harambe fans rejoice: Charity to host gorilla-themed run in Cincinnati

Harambe fans rejoice: Charity to host gorilla-themed run in Cincinnati

A pack of gorillas will take over downtown Cincinnati next month, but they haven’t escaped from the Cincinnati Zoo. The Gorilla Glue Company will host its annual Cincinnati Gorilla Run, a 5k that raises funds and awareness for mountain gorillas. The race is on April 2, starting at the Montgomery Inn Boathouse at 925 Riverside Drive. Race participants buy and dress up in gorilla suits, which...
Did your favorite make the list? 10 best pizza places in Ohio

Did your favorite make the list? 10 best pizza places in Ohio

Ohio is loaded with places to try out different types of pizza, but only 10 were ranked as the top places to grab a slice of ‘za. According to website Best of Ohio, Dayton and Cincinnati had plenty of good restaurants to try out the Italian classic. But it also snubbed the Queen City’s classic chain, LaRosa’s Pizzeria. Here’s the list of the 10 “best”...
Company will pay you $10K a month to travel, stay in luxury homes

Company will pay you $10K a month to travel, stay in luxury homes

A vacation rental company is hiring for a job that sounds like a dream for many. Glamour magazine reported that ThirdHome, which provides luxury vacation rentals, has listed what it’s calling the “best job on the planet” on its Facebook page. The three month contract position is for a “storyteller” who can blog, write and take photos of “up to twelve...
U-shaped skyscraper might be coming to America

U-shaped skyscraper might be coming to America

 A unique U-shaped building that could be the longest in the world might be coming to the United States. Plans for building “The Big Bend” could redefine the Manhattan skyline. “If we manage to bend our structure instead of bending the zoning rules of New York we would be able to create one of the most prestigious buildings in Manhattan,” design studio Oiio said in...
Wittenberg breaks ground on $40M complex designed to lure students

Wittenberg breaks ground on $40M complex designed to lure students

Wittenberg University leaders broke ground Friday on a $40 million indoor athletic facility that they hope will help with student recruitment and facilitate more connections with the Springfield community. Among the features of the new 125,000 square-feet complex will be an indoor 100-yard artificial turf surface; a six-lane, 300-meter indoor track; a 7,000-square-foot weight room; a sport performance...
Elon Musk launches effort to interface human brain and computers

Elon Musk launches effort to interface human brain and computers

  Entrepreneur Elon Musk is the man behind the car company Tesla, the inventor of PayPal and the genius behind Space X, Hyperloop and even more. Now the billionaire inventor has launched a company called Neuralink to figure out how to connect the brain and computers, the Wall Street Journal reported. The idea is to create tiny devices, like electrodes, that can be implanted in the brain to eventually...
New boutique set to open in downtown Dayton 

New boutique set to open in downtown Dayton 

An Oregon District resident wants to help people feel good about the skin they’re in, and the hair growing out of their scalps.   Bethany Ramsey hopes to have a grand opening for Puff Apothecary on April 15 at 37 S. Saint Clair Street in downtown Dayton’s Saint Clair Lofts.  The natural hair and beauty boutique will specialize in hair and skin care items from black-owned...
Get a sneak peek Saturday of Hamilton’s newest boutique

Get a sneak peek Saturday of Hamilton’s newest boutique

The varied selection at a new Hamilton boutique is aimed at appealing to customers across multiple generations. The new HIP Boutique at 112 Main St. will open Saturday, March 25, with a sneak preview event, according to owners Paula Hollstegge and Becky Cottle-Payne, both of Liberty Twp. Located next to IVY Salon & Gallery, the new shop offers “something for everyone,” Hollstegge...
Ohio adds 15K jobs in February

Ohio adds 15K jobs in February

Ohio employers posted a net gain of 15,200 jobs last month — the second-highest statewide increase in the nation — while the February unemployment rate edged up to 5.1 percent from 5 percent in January, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) reported today. The state jobs department also reported a significant revision to the January total, which was revised up by 5,200...
More retailers to move in front of Bargain Hunt

More retailers to move in front of Bargain Hunt

More retailers are likely coming to Miami Twp. in front of Bargain Hunt. Sean Sullivan of Town Center Company said two buildings with parking lots will be constructed in front of the new Bargain Hunt at 8336 Ohio 741 in the Dayton Mall area. One of the future buildings will be approximately 8,000 square feet with 73 parking spaces. The other building will be 6,400 square feet with 67 parking spaces...
Wayne, Premier move forward with building deal

Wayne, Premier move forward with building deal

Dayton-based Premier Health is moving ahead with its plans to invest $13 million to help build a new three-story medical facility on the campus of Wayne Healthcare hospital in Greenville after receiving final approval Thursday from the Wayne Hospital Co., a community board that oversees the Greenville hospital. The planned new building is part of Wayne’s master facility plan, and will house...
Easter consumers to spend $2.6B on Peeps and other candy

Easter consumers to spend $2.6B on Peeps and other candy

Americans will spend more than ever before on Easter festivities. Spending for the holiday is expected to reach $18.4 billion, an increase of 6 percent compared to last year’s record $17.3 billion. Consumers will spend an average of $152 per person, an increase of 4 percent from 2016. The data was collected by the National Retail Federation’s annual survey. Analysts said the increase...
Wright State Physicians CEO stepping down

Wright State Physicians CEO stepping down

Dr. Alan Marco is stepping down as president and CEO of Wright State Physicians, effective March 31, according to an internal email obtained by the Dayton Daily News. According to the email, Dr. Marco will be replaced as president by Dr. Jerry Yaklic — an obstetrician-gynecologist with Wright State Physicians Obstetrics & Gynecology and chair and associate professor of the Department of Obstetrics...
Atrium Medical Center to expand services in new Liberty Twp. facility

Atrium Medical Center to expand services in new Liberty Twp. facility

Premier Health is planning to build a new 12,000-square-foot health center in Liberty Twp. that would expand services provided at its Atrium Medical Center hospital in Middletown. The Dayton-based health system purchased nearly three acres of land at 6615 Cincinnati-Dayton Road, where it plans to build the center that would house a primary care practice, specialty physicians and other services. The...
Dayton innovators: Men search for a medical breakthrough for children

Dayton innovators: Men search for a medical breakthrough for children

Tyson Ross, an electrical engineer at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, and Casel Burnett, a Miamisburg native who now works as a general manager for Toyota in Kentucky, have been engaged in “a labor of love” since 2008. That labor has resulted in a pair of patents, a new company that doesn’t yet have offices — and the promise of what the two men hope will be a medical breakthrough...
How drug testing airline pilots is like ‘playing Jenga’

How drug testing airline pilots is like ‘playing Jenga’

Federally-required random drug testing for pilots and other safety-sensitive employees can cause logistical problems for airlines, according to industry experts interviewed by the Dayton Daily News. One expert compared drug testing pilots to the logistical equivalent of playing Jenga, the tower-stacking game where the removal of one block could bring down the whole structure. Removing a pilot from...
Company moving headquarters to Huber Heights

Company moving headquarters to Huber Heights

A California-based manufacturer is consolidating and moving its headquarters to Huber Heights, and it may result in the creation of 40 additional jobs. NDC Technologies, which develops and produces process measurement and control instruments, will consolidate its production and administration functions in Irwindale, Cal., and move its headquarters to the Dayton area. The company already has a presence...
PHOTOS: 5 new foods to try at Great American Ball Park

PHOTOS: 5 new foods to try at Great American Ball Park

It’s almost time for baseball in the Queen City, and there’s some new grub to enjoy at the Great American Ball Park. News partner WCPO sent their crew to the ball park to sample the newest treats available to eat during a Cincinnati Reds game. Here are five foods you’ll be dreaming about until Opening Day: 1. The Cherry Drizzle Chicken Basket 2. BBQ macaroni and cheese...
Workplace “aggression” more common, book says

Workplace “aggression” more common, book says

Nathan Bowling, a Wright State University psychology professor, says workplace aggression has become so commonplace that it’s damaging workers’ psyche and hurting productivity in offices and factories across America. Bowling reached that conclusion in his new book, “Research and Theory on Workplace Aggression,” which he edited along with M. Sandy Hershcovis, associate professor...
Lawmakers introduce new bill to combat water infrastructure cost

Lawmakers introduce new bill to combat water infrastructure cost

Lawmakers have introduced a new bill that would allow flexibility for local communities planning improvements to wastewater and storm water investments. U.S. Senators Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown, among others, introduced the Water Infrastructure Flexibility Act, which could combat some of the expenses of water infrastructure upgrades. Municipalities spend between 6 to 7 cents of every tax dollar...
Brides left stranded after Dayton venue cancels weddings

Brides left stranded after Dayton venue cancels weddings

Ryan Beach and his fiance Ali Womach were completely blindsided when they were told their booked venue had canceled their wedding. With just two months before their wedding date, the couple scrambled in panic to find a new wedding venue. Now, they want to know why the snafu happened in the first place. This media outlet first report in February the new event center in Dayton, The Davis-Linden building...
Two Dayton-area credit unions to merge

Two Dayton-area credit unions to merge

Day Air Credit Union will merge with Triangle Credit Union in Kettering, effective April 30, the credit union announced today. Following the merger, Triangle Credit Union’s location in Kettering on Culver Avenue will be closed permanently, officials said. The location is less than a mile from the Day Air Credit Union location on Wilmington Pike. Triangle’s location in Lebanon will remain...
Company moving headquarters to Huber Heights

Company moving headquarters to Huber Heights

A California-based manufacturer is consolidating and moving its headquarters to Huber Heights. NDC Technologies, which develops and produces process measurement and control instruments, will consolidate its production and administration functions and move its headquarters in Irwindale, Cal., to the Dayton area. The company already has a presence in Huber Heights at 8001 Technology Blvd. A company...
Dayton innovators: UD researcher measures success in aviation, energy

Dayton innovators: UD researcher measures success in aviation, energy

They work in university labs and two-car garages, in spaces set aside for entrepreneurs and home offices. Robert Kauffman is one of those Dayton-area inventors. Kauffman, a distinguished research chemist and group leader at the University of Dayton Research Institute, has literally lost count of his patents. Between U.S. and international patents, between those still in force and those he has allowed...
Rugged Bluetooth speaker works best in pairs

Rugged Bluetooth speaker works best in pairs

The Fugoo GO is a great sounding and versatile Bluetooth speaker with rugged, dust-proof, mud-proof and waterproof construction. But after using a single 12-watt Fugoo GO, I was convinced it wasn’t enough and I had to have a pair, which was a great idea. The speakers pair together and setting them to stereo mode gives you even better room sound from each 360-degree speaker. The speakers pair...
‘Poi’ a loving tribute to 90’s platformer games

‘Poi’ a loving tribute to 90’s platformer games

PolyKid’s new Kickstarter-funded indie, “Poi,” is a loving tribute to 90’s platformer games. By cleverly combining elements found in “Super Mario 64,” “The Legend of Zelda,” “Banjo-Kazooie,” and even “Pokémon,” “Poi” has the potential to become an instant classic. Growing up, I played countless Nintendo games...

One bot to rule them all? Not likely

It’s no wonder titans of tech are locked in an epic battle of the bots, racing furiously to produce the best virtual assistant. Their respective help-bots — Apple’s Siri, Google’s Assistant, Amazon’s Alexa and Microsoft’s Cortana — promise consumers one of the most valuable commodities in the world: free time. Thanks to the sudden acceleration of artificial...

Is it time for a switch?

Nintendo has always done things its own way, and the Switch is no different. With one foot firmly in the home console space and the other in the handheld space, the Switch offers a unique experience that lets you play where you want without much hassle. For me, this makes it the most interesting Nintendo console in a decade. Yes, there are some gimmicky games and a slew of controller adaptors and...
Sound bar buying guide: What you need to know

Sound bar buying guide: What you need to know

Sound bars are the cheapest and easiest way to get better sound in your living room. Here are four of them that are the best in their price range. ——— Samsung HW-K950 Product Review: https://www.cnet.com/products/samsung-hw-k950/review/#ftag=CAD187281f CNET rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 (Outstanding) The good: The Samsung HW-K950 is one of the best sound bars we’ve ever heard...
Startup’s personal robot designed to touch your emotions

Startup’s personal robot designed to touch your emotions

If you’ve been dreaming for years about having your own R2-D2 or BB-8, get ready. Just don’t expect your new robot companion to do too much, because you might be disappointed. A new generation of personal robots and devices is in the works and several are slated to head to homes beginning later this year. Among the more notable is Kuri, a robot developed by Redwood City, Calif., startup...
Warning: Avoid becoming a telemarketing fraud victim

Warning: Avoid becoming a telemarketing fraud victim

Each year, millions of Americans fall prey to telemarketing fraud at a cost of $40 billion. However, about eight of every ten elderly people are targeted by telemarketing scams. To help you or your loved ones avoid becoming victims, Better Business Bureau says you need to do more than just hang up the phone. Telemarketing fraud occurs when a scam artist calls a victim, makes a false statement and...
Defense contractors land millions of dollars in new deals

Defense contractors land millions of dollars in new deals

Three defense contractors with ties to Dayton and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base have landed nearly $70 million in contracts, authorities say. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center gave a $25 million information technology contract to Dayton area contractor MacAulay Brown to support the Air Force Equipment Management Center for work at Wright-Patterson, according to the company. RELATED: Local...
Dayton inventors create Nature Zap, Smart Spray

Dayton inventors create Nature Zap, Smart Spray

Ever dream of a device that can mow your lawn and eradicate weeds, without chemicals — all at the same time? Sorry, but local inventor Jon Jackson probably thought of it first — and he has the patent to prove it. It’s called the “Nature Zap, Smart Spray,” and Jackson recently unveiled it outside his Centerville workshop. The idea is to attach the device to the back of...
Year-round greenhouse planned in Wilmington

Year-round greenhouse planned in Wilmington

A new 160,000-square-foot greenhouse will be built in Wilmington, bringing 30 permanent jobs to the area. BrightFarms, a startup that grows local produce nationwide, will build a greenhouse operation that will grow greens, herbs and tomatoes year-round. The space will be built by late 2017, and it is expected to yield more than 1 million pounds of fresh produce each year. The Ohio BrightFarms greenhouse...
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