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Springfield Chamber opens annual expo to public, offers more exposure

The Chamber of Greater Springfield showed off Springfield’s best in business to a much bigger crowd than usual on Thursday. The chamber opened its annual business expo to the general public this year, a first for the organization. More than 30 Springfield-area businesses participated, with specializations running from restaurants to printing companies. Most years, attendance for the event hovers...


Dayton: Contaminated sites could pose risk to Mad River well fields

Dayton: Contaminated sites could pose risk to Mad River well fields

Dayton has shuttered two Mad River well field drinking water production sites over fears of the potential for contamination from a firefighting foam contaminant that could eventually threaten dozens of additional groundwater wells, a city leader said. The city closed five drinking water wells at the Tait’s Hill well field in early 2016 as a precaution because of concerns about hot spots of contamination...
Airport police dog gets protective vest

Airport police dog gets protective vest

Dayton International Airport K-9 security dog Gunner received a new bullet-proof protective vest this week, courtesy of employees of Globe Food Equipment, Inc., a Moraine manufacturer. Gunner, on duty since 2016, is a canine partner in a certified explosive detection team with Sgt. Ted Priest, the dog’s handler and partner, the city of Dayton said. RELATED: Road work to pave way for business...
Here’s why you need to watch what you pay for gasoline

Here’s why you need to watch what you pay for gasoline

Gasoline prices in Butler County and surrounding areas are experiencing a wide range of prices — from $2.02 to $2.50. That’s such a big gap that even people who usually pay little attention to fuel prices when they fill up would be advised to keep an eye on gasoline prices. To fill up a 15-gallon tank, that difference could mean a savings of $7.20. “It seems like this is one of those...
Youth jobs program that trains thousands faces new funding fight

Youth jobs program that trains thousands faces new funding fight

A summer jobs program that trains and employs nearly 2,000 Montgomery County teenagers — most low-income — began taking applications earlier month, but it faces financial challenges again. YouthWorks, described by county leaders as “critical,” was saved from the state budget axe two years ago but again faces a looming cut, this time from the county. “It’s concerning...
Home Depot hiring for more than 200 jobs in Dayton region

Home Depot hiring for more than 200 jobs in Dayton region

The Home Depot is hiring 225 associates in Dayton and 80,000 associates nationwide. Interested applicants can apply online at careers.homedepot.com, or job seekers can text HOMEDEPOT to 52270 and receive a link to apply to hourly positions in their area. Available positions vary by store. » TRENDING NEWS: #NationalChiliDay: These are the top 10 chili cities in the U.S. The home improvement retailer...
Is it really a cold? Here’s how to know if you have winter allergies

Is it really a cold? Here’s how to know if you have winter allergies

Sniffling, sneezing and a runny nose are tell-tale signs of the common cold, but it could be winter allergies. Allergy sufferers usually get a break when the weather gets colder, but allergy symptoms could kick up even in the winter months for some people. If you’re symptoms last more than 10 days, it’s probably not a cold. A fever is also a good indicator that it’s the cold or flu...
Auto sales remain strong as Dayton Auto Show opens

Auto sales remain strong as Dayton Auto Show opens

The Dayton Auto Show opens at noon today at the Dayton Convention Center amid an American auto industry that remains quite healthy, although past its recent peak. U.S. auto companies are on track to sell about 16.7 million vehicles this year, a strong number, but down from 17.1 million sold in 2017, which in turn was down from about 17.5 million in 2016, said Michelle Krebs, an executive analyst for...
SVG invests $1M in former Eastgate property

SVG invests $1M in former Eastgate property

Rapidly growing auto dealer Steve VanGorder has bought land for an expanded dealership in Beavercreek. Greene County property records show that SVG Properties paid just over $1 million for property at 3415 Seajay Drive, the former home of Eastgate Ford. The purchase was of nearly 5.8 acres of land. SVG Motors has locations in Dayton at 400 Shoup Mill Road, as well as Eaton, Urbana and Greenville....
#NationalChiliDay: These are the top 10 chili cities in the U.S.

#NationalChiliDay: These are the top 10 chili cities in the U.S.

Where should you celebrate National Chili Day? Cincinnati, of course. A study by one of the world’s largest chili purveyors shows that residents of cities across the country love this classic comfort food as much or more than their Long Star State counterparts. The internal analysis, conducted by Wienerschnitzel in honor of National Chili Day on Feb. 22, named the Top 10 Chili Cities in the...
$223M Silfex plant, 400 jobs in Springfield: 3 things to know

$223M Silfex plant, 400 jobs in Springfield: 3 things to know

Silfex, an Eaton-based manufacturing company that has pledged to bring 400 jobs to Springfield, will start construction on its new $223 million plant, possibly as early as next week. Here are three things to know about the manufacturer and its pledge to bring more jobs to the region. » READ MORE: Construction to start on $223M Springfield plant, hiring 400 1. Construction, hiring to begin soon...
Toys “R” Us reportedly plans to close another 200 stores

Toys “R” Us reportedly plans to close another 200 stores

Toys “R” Us is reportedly planning to close another 200 stores and lay off part of its corporate staff. The Wall Street Journal reported the toy chain plans to close another 200 stores, after previously announced it would close about 180 stores. The latest shutter would cut nearly in half the number of U.S. stores it had before its bankruptcy filing. » Local Babies ‘R&rsquo...
Federal housing official applauds CareSource program as ‘model’

Federal housing official applauds CareSource program as ‘model’

A pilot program by CareSource aimed at holistically helping the non-profit insurer’s struggling clients is getting federal attention. Steven Wagner, acting assistant secretary at U.S. Health and Human Services, visited Dayton Wednesday to learn more about the CareSource’s Life Services/JobConnect program. The Dayton-based company has been piloting ways to help clients with other aspects...
11 questions answered about the future of Kroger

11 questions answered about the future of Kroger

Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods has waged a full-out war between grocers — signifying an upcoming transformation of the grocery shopping game in major markets across the U.S., including the Southwest Ohio region. The Dayton Daily News asked Tim Brown, president of Kroger’s Cincinnati/Dayton division, what local customers can expect from Kroger as the grocery industry continues...
This local comic shop just expanded to take over 3 storefronts

This local comic shop just expanded to take over 3 storefronts

A local comic book and game store has gotten a much-needed makeover.  Bell Book and Comic, which has been located at 458 Patterson Road in Patterson Park Plaza for nearly 15 years, recently expanded into a third space.  The shop had already annexed another storefront two doors down in 2011 and was using that space as a gaming area.   Owner Pete Bell explains, “When the tanning...
Vectren applies to raise natural gas rates

Vectren applies to raise natural gas rates

Vectren Energy Delivery of Ohio is applying to the state for an increase in rates, the company said Wednesday. Vectren submitted a pre-filing notice Wednesday with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) indicating it seeks to raise charges for its gas distribution business in its 17-county West Central Ohio service. The average residential customer would pay about $7 a month more if state...
Wright-Patt training exercise sets off booms

Wright-Patt training exercise sets off booms

If you heard a loud noise today at Wright-Patterson, it was all part of training, a base spokesman says. The Dayton Daily News and News Center 7 were contacted by residents inquiring what was the cause of the explosion. A Wright-Patterson Explosive Ordnance Disposal bomb squad was scheduled to set off three explosions between noon and 4 p.m. Wednesday, according to base spokesman Daryl Mayer. The...
Springfield’s biggest employer to merge with East Coast health system

Springfield’s biggest employer to merge with East Coast health system

Mercy Health, which operates the Springfield Regional Medical Center and Mercy Health-Urbana Hospital in Champaign County, will merge with Bon Secours Health System, a Catholic health ministry serving residents across the East Coast. Mercy Health, headquartered in Cincinnati, is the largest employer in Springfield. It’s the largest health system in Ohio and among the top five employers...
Champaign County officials push forward plan to build new hotel

Champaign County officials push forward plan to build new hotel

Champaign County economic development leaders will push ahead with a proposal that could lead to a new hotel in Urbana as early as next year. A recent review conducted by a Wisconsin-based consultant showed there’s enough demand in Urbana that it would be feasible to build a new hotel with at least 70 to 80 rooms and meeting space, said Marcia Bailey, economic development coordinator for the...
All aboard: Disney Cruise Line looks for workers to man its ship kid clubs

All aboard: Disney Cruise Line looks for workers to man its ship kid clubs

If you’ve dreamed of working on the high seas, then Disney is looking for you. The cruise line that Mickey built is hiring youth activities counselors to live and work on its fleet of cruise ships, Metro reported. >> Read more trending news  The hours are long, according to Metro, at 80 hours a week, but the job offers fun and amazing ports of call in Mexico, Barcelona and...
Sneaky ways to save money on your next road trip

Sneaky ways to save money on your next road trip

You hop in the car with a few friends or the family and a mere 1,000 miles later you're down $400 when you only intended to spend $150. What happened? Probably just a few overruns on the road trip budget. With a little effort, you'll find it's just as simple and sometimes even more pleasant to take a road trip that will save you hundreds. Credit Donkey shared the secret to saving money on road trips...
JUST IN: Fairborn may sell historic firehouse to local coffee chain

JUST IN: Fairborn may sell historic firehouse to local coffee chain

The city of Fairborn has reached a preliminary agreement to sell its historic Firehouse #1 to an independently owned coffee company, which has plans to open a drive-through and retail coffee shop there. The deal is not yet complete, but both Fairborn City Manager Rob Anderson and Bill Miller Jr., founder and CEO of Grind House Coffee and Tea Co., confirmed to this news outlet that both sides...
Don't try this at home: Top home repairs that aren't DIY

Don't try this at home: Top home repairs that aren't DIY

Everyone wants to feel self-sufficient, and even those with deep pockets find it's a good idea to stick to some kind of home maintenance budget. If you chuckled at the thought of having "deep pockets," you're probably even more concerned with controlling costs on the home front. But frugal isn't always better, even if you have monster DIY skills. "When it comes to doing your own home...
Billy Graham’s coffin was built by a convicted killer who found faith in prison

Billy Graham’s coffin was built by a convicted killer who found faith in prison

Rev. Billy Graham died Wednesday at 99-years-old and despite his fame and profound impact, he may be buried in a simple plywood coffin built by some unexpected craftsmen. Graham, a famed evangelist who met with at least a dozen presidents and preached to millions of people, is to be buried in a coffin built by prisoners. Convicted murderer Richard Liggett led a team of prisoners at the Louisiana State...
Dayton home sales start strong in 2018

Dayton home sales start strong in 2018

Sales of Dayton-area single-family homes and condominiums for January are up, with 839 transactions reported to the Multiple Listing Service, beating January 2017’s mark by five sales, Dayton Realtors reported Wednesday. A cumulative sales volume of $122 million represents a four percent jump in a year-over-year comparison, the Realtors association said. RELATED: New tax bill, interest...

Dayton roofing company prepares to move to Huber

A Dayton commercial roofing company is preparing to move to Huber Heights. “We’ve grown and we needed a larger tenant space,” said Jonathan Wolf, who is president of Tecta America Zero Co. LLC in Cincinnati. Contractor JTF Construction has applied to Montgomery County to alter office and warehouse space at 6104 Executive Blvd. on behalf of Tecta America, which opened a location at...
Macy’s outlet store to open at shopping center in Dayton area

Macy’s outlet store to open at shopping center in Dayton area

Macy’s is renovating one of its existing stores in the Dayton area to add an outlet store, according to a permit submitted to the Montgomery County Building Regulations Division. Macy’s submitted a permit for a partial remodel of its existing Macy’s department store located at 2700 Miamisburg Centerville Road at the Dayton Mall. The estimated market value of the completed project...
Sam’s Club to offer free shipping for premium members starting today

Sam’s Club to offer free shipping for premium members starting today

Sam’s Club is offering free shipping for premium members. Starting today, Sam’s Club, which is a membership-only retail warehouse owned by Walmart, will give free shipping on online orders for Plus members on approximately 95 percent of its items. Shipping costs were previously based on product item’s shapes and sizes. Sam’s Club is also changing its three membership plans...
Port Authority boosts 360 new Centerville apartments

Port Authority boosts 360 new Centerville apartments

The Dayton-Montgomery County Port Authority agreed Tuesday to help speed the building of 360 new apartments in Centerville. The Port Authority’s board of trustees unanimously voted Tuesday to approve a capital leasing structure for the developers of the planned Gateway Lofts apartment complex, shielding the project from state and local taxes on construction materials — saving the builders...
Rite Aid could be acquired by grocery operator

Rite Aid could be acquired by grocery operator

Rite Aid could be bought by a private company that operates grocery chains like Safeway and Vons. Albertsons Cos., based in Idaho, said the company is planning to buy Rite Aid’s 2,500 stores, according to the Associated Press. The announcement comes at a time when rival pharmacy chains are also looking at mergers. Drug distributor AmeriSourceBergen is looking at buying Walgreens, and CVS and...
3 things to know about proposed Medicaid job conditions

3 things to know about proposed Medicaid job conditions

Ohio is seeking approval from the federal government to require more people with Medicaid to work. When Medicaid expanded, it added coverage for about 700,000 people in the state. Now, the Republican-majority Ohio General Assembly Ohio has required the state’s Department of Medicaid ask for approval to add job conditions for those covered through the expansion. RELATED: Dayton company&rsquo...
The Dayton area’s oldest restaurant has reopened, and we have the menu

The Dayton area’s oldest restaurant has reopened, and we have the menu

The new owners of an historic Dayton-area restaurant that traces its roots back more than two centuries have reopened the eatery. And they’re promising not to do anything to diminish the historic significance of the 202-year-old structure. The Florentine restaurant in Germantown is located in Ohio’s second-oldest inn that dates to 1816. Only the Golden Lamb in Lebanon traces its lineage...
Construction to start on $223M Springfield plant, hiring 400

Construction to start on $223M Springfield plant, hiring 400

Silfex, a company that has pledged to invest $223 million to expand to Springfield, is ramping up hiring and will soon begin construction. The company, based in Eaton, has pledged to create about 400 jobs in Springfield over the next several years. On Tuesday, company officials hosted a project preview and open house at their new property on Titus Road. The site is now a vacant 350,000-square-foot...
Springfield leaders to discuss changes to requirements for landlords

Springfield leaders to discuss changes to requirements for landlords

Springfield city commissioners are considering changes to an ordinance that fines landlords $100 for failing to provide information to tenants about their rights. Landlords currently must provide a booklet to renters that explains the rights and responsibilities of both parties or face a $100 fine, according to a city code enacted in 2001. Under a new proposal, Springfield landlords first would receive...
Off-duty Miami Twp. officer who shot teen robbery suspect ID’d, praised

Off-duty Miami Twp. officer who shot teen robbery suspect ID’d, praised

A seven-year veteran of the Miami Twp. Police Department has been identified as the off-duty officer who shot a teenager reportedly toting a gun and seeking to escape near I-75 in Miamisburg. James Swearingen is named in court records as the law enforcement officer that the 17-year-old is charged as “did knowingly cause or attempt to cause physical harm to … by means of a deadly weapon&rdquo...
Put that pen down: Why baby boomers should not co-sign college loans 

Put that pen down: Why baby boomers should not co-sign college loans 

We all know that young people should show respect for their elders. In return, those elders should extend all their resources to the up-and-coming generation. Right? Not so fast, says the Motley Fool. When it comes to co-signing for college loans, parents and grandparents in the Baby Boom generation (born 1946 to 1964) should just say no. "Tempting as it may be to co-sign a loan for...
Should Medicaid come with work requirements? Ohio says yes

Should Medicaid come with work requirements? Ohio says yes

Ohio for the first time is seeking federal approval to create job requirements as a condition to qualify for Medicaid. Most Ohio residents enrolled through the expansion of Medicaid, the state-federal health insurance program for the poor, are already working or would be exempt because of things like their age, disability or care taking responsibilities. But an estimated 36,000 residents — 5...
What’s new around Springfield: 3 recently opened local spots

What’s new around Springfield: 3 recently opened local spots

With the advent of Springfield’s first stand-alone Starbucks on the horizon, you may be asking yourself what else is new around town? Here’s a guide to three local businesses that have opened within the past year. 1. Stick + Stone A unique set of owners has created this eclectic home and bath decor store deep in the heart of Springfield. Located at 36 N. Fountain Ave. (next door to Winans...
Port Authority: Hospital ready to build $28M health center

Port Authority: Hospital ready to build $28M health center

Dayton Children’s Hospital is ready to build a long-planned $28 million community health center on a former industrial site, Dayton-Montgomery County Port Authority officers said Tuesday. The independent pediatrics hospital last year proposed to build a 50,000-square-foot medical facility by its main campus, to be called the Center for Community Health and Advocacy. Late last year, the city...
Report: Opioids cost Midwest construction industry billions

Report: Opioids cost Midwest construction industry billions

Opioids — including heroin and fentanyl — killed nearly 1,000 construction workers in the Midwest at a cost of more than $5 billion to the region’s construction industry in 2015, according to estimates in a new report by the Midwest Economic Policy Institute. The report confirms a trend identified by Dayton Daily News data analysis in December that showed all types of laborers &mdash...
Meet J.D. Whitlock, Dayton Children’s new executive

Meet J.D. Whitlock, Dayton Children’s new executive

A new face has joined the Dayton Children’s Hospital leadership team. J.D. Whitlock is the pediatrics hospital’s new chief information officer. “Most often, the parents of our patients are millennials and they have high expectations for customer service,” Whitlock said in a statement. “They are tech savvy and want to take advantage of new automation and communication...
Wright State hires company to help find a new provost

Wright State hires company to help find a new provost

Wright State University officials are beginning the search for the school’s next provost. The university is aiming to find a provost in time for the new administrator to start at the school on July 1, the first day of the fiscal year and the same day president Cheryl Schrader will celebrate her one-year anniversary at Wright State. The provost is the chief academic officer for the university...
Air Force in ‘war for talent’ as it seeks to fill high-tech, pilot jobs

Air Force in ‘war for talent’ as it seeks to fill high-tech, pilot jobs

The Air Force finds itself in a “war for talent” competing against “more nimble” private-tech companies to fill science and technology positions, a top civilian service leader says. More streamlined hiring processes are necessary to compete to fill shortages or niche jobs requiring high expertise, said Shon J. Manasco, assistant secretary of the Air Force for manpower and reserve...
JUST IN: McDonald’s admits it screwed up & vows to ‘make amends’ this time

JUST IN: McDonald’s admits it screwed up & vows to ‘make amends’ this time

Mighty McDonald’s acknowledged this morning that it botched last fall’s release of a cult favorite menu item and vowed to get it right this time — starting this Monday, Feb. 26. “Last October, we truly meant well,” McDonald’s said in a release this morning, “when we brought back a super-limited batch of Szechuan Sauce, but it quickly became apparent we did...
Wearables get smaller and smarter

Wearables get smaller and smarter

First there were fitness wearables. Then the focus turned to fashionable wearables. The latest evolution, seen throughout this year’s CES in Las Vegas: more functional, futuristic — and sometimes far-fetched — wearables. Wrist-worn wearables were a huge hit at the trade show four years ago, as tech makers showed off fitness trackers and smartwatches that monitored steps taken, stairs...
Skratch app helps busy teens find jobs in their neighborhoods

Skratch app helps busy teens find jobs in their neighborhoods

Miranda Alfaro said she’s had a difficult time finding a part-time job that fits her busy academic schedule. The 16-year-old plays the viola in Plano West High School’s orchestra and is a member of the school’s color guard, winter guard, National Honor Society chapter, and speech and debate teams. Skratch, a mobile app on her iPhone, has helped her find paid temporary jobs in her...
Otronicon gives Orlando kids glimpse at newest in local tech

Otronicon gives Orlando kids glimpse at newest in local tech

Nehemiah Thomas spent part of the day in his own virtual world along with his friends Woody and Buzz Lightyear. The 8-year-old swayed, raised his arms and smiled as a virtual reality-based roller coaster took him through parts of the Toy Story world. It was one of the first times the boy had tried the technology. “It’s a new way for these kids to experience things,” said Standeline...
‘Gorogoa’ is as much a work of art as it is a puzzle game

‘Gorogoa’ is as much a work of art as it is a puzzle game

Part of what makes a good puzzle game is the inevitable “ah-ha” moment, the sense of accomplishment you get as you fit all the pieces together. “Gorogoa” is replete with these satisfying moments, enhanced by gorgeous hand-drawn visuals that pull you into its surreal world. “Gorogoa” is a tile-based puzzle game developed by Buried Signal and published by Annapurna...
AI programs beat humans in a Stanford reading test

AI programs beat humans in a Stanford reading test

First, they beat us at chess. Then it was Go. Now it’s basic reading comprehension. The robots are coming. Two artificial intelligence programs created by Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba and Microsoft beat humans on a Stanford University reading comprehension test, Alibaba said recently. Alibaba took the honors as creator of the first program to ever beat a human in a reading comprehension...
A sampling of then newest technologies being rolled out for consumers

A sampling of then newest technologies being rolled out for consumers

With 2.754 million square feet of showroom floor space just about everything imaginable was on display at the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. It’s an impossible task to see it all but here’s a sampling of new, useful products of the thousand or so I saw on display, ——— Hanwha Techwin America showed off the Wisenet-SmartCam D1, the world’s first video...
Visa joins other credit cards in getting rid of signature requirement

Visa joins other credit cards in getting rid of signature requirement

The days of signing the receipt after a credit card purchase are numbered. Visa, the largest U.S. credit card issuer, became the last of the major credit card companies to announce its plan to make signatures optional. Visa announced it will get rid of its signature requirement for cards with EMV chips starting in April. EMV — which stands for Europay, Mastercard and Visa — chips are the...

CNET: Best TVs of 2018

These days you can get a darn good picture for less money than a few years ago, or you can get an insanely great one for a whole lot. Here are four models that rate tops in CNET’s testing. ——— Vizio M-Series (2017) Product Review: https://www.cnet.com/products/vizio-m65-e0/review/#ftag=CAD187281f CNET rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 (Outstanding) The good: The affordable Vizio M-Series...
DELICIOUS NEWS: This Dayton cupcake shop is getting big props from Ohio government

DELICIOUS NEWS: This Dayton cupcake shop is getting big props from Ohio government

A Dayton bakery has received big props from the state of Ohio.  Twist Cupcakery, located at 25 S. St. Clair St. in downtown Dayton, has been selected by Secretary of State Jon Husted as one of February’s featured businesses for the Ohio Business Profile Program. “Twist Cupcakery is a unique sweets and confections bakery that specializes in cupcakes, cakes and other treats...
Passengers behaving badly: 5 recent airplane debacles you won’t believe

Passengers behaving badly: 5 recent airplane debacles you won’t believe

Outrageous behaviors on airplanes and in airports haven’t stopped just because it’s a new year. Last year, passengers brawled in busy terminals and got taken off of flights. Commercial airlines carried more than 3.8 billion passengers and generated more than $501 billion in revenue worldwide last year, according to the International Air Transport Association. Here’s how travelers...
Meet Elvia Price, the American Red Cross leader for this region

Meet Elvia Price, the American Red Cross leader for this region

Elvia Price has been selected to serve as the interim CEO of the American Red Cross, Greater Cincinnati-Dayton Region upon Patricia (Trish) Smitson’s retirement. Price is a 19-year veteran of the Red Cross, serving many pivotal roles throughout her career. She’s supervised Disaster Services, International Services, Service to Armed Forces and the Red Cross staff dedicated to the Cincinnati...
Bon-Ton store closing sales start this week

Bon-Ton store closing sales start this week

Bon-Ton Stores Inc., parent company of Elder-Beerman, is starting going-out-of-business sales at some of its store this week. The retailer said that store closing sales are underway at 42 select locations. The closings are part of the company’s previously announced “store rationalization” program. The company filed for bankruptcy earlier this year. Click here for the full list of...
JUST IN: Starbucks targets Dayton’s suburbs with 2 new locations

JUST IN: Starbucks targets Dayton’s suburbs with 2 new locations

Starbucks has added two new Dayton-area coffee shops in highly visible and well-traveled locations. Both new stores are located in Dayton’s south suburbs, and their recent openings continue a recent trend of the nation’s largest retail coffee chain targeting suburban communities surrounding Dayton for expansion. A Starbucks opened late last week at 860 W. Central Ave. (Ohio 73) just east...
Chipotle testing new ‘trendy’ menu option

Chipotle testing new ‘trendy’ menu option

Chipotle Mexican Grill is trying out a new menu option at its test kitchen in New York City. The restaurant chain added quinoa to its menu at the test kitchen. Chipotle is known for its simple assembly-line food concept, but has been trying to innovate in the past year. The chain debuted its queso cheese dip across restaurants in September. “The quinoa is made with red and gold quinoa tossed...
Feeling inspired? Tackle your passion project with this Dayton workshop

Feeling inspired? Tackle your passion project with this Dayton workshop

Next week kicks off the Gignite incubator series in Dayton. Gignite is an 8-week incubator for side gigs, passion projects and hobbies. It was created and organized by former Dayton resident Olivia Barrow, a content marketer, entrepreneur and former journalist who worked at the Dayton Business Journal.  “We provide the time, space, accountability, and inspiration for you...
Big spikes in construction last year in Springfield, Champaign County

Big spikes in construction last year in Springfield, Champaign County

The value of commercial building permits ballooned more than $50 million in Champaign County last year compared to 2016, and the city of Springfield also saw a spike due to large projects like Topre and investments at Wittenberg University. The value of commercial permits is one signal of the amount of investment in the region, local leaders said, but they also noted various issues can affect the...
This popular Dayton salon wins big in national competition for doing ‘what’s right’

This popular Dayton salon wins big in national competition for doing ‘what’s right’

The owners of a group of a Dayton-based salons have five reasons to celebrate.  Square One Salon and Spa was honored in five of the 11 categories that make up Salon Today’s 2018 Salon Today 200 competition. The booming business, which has six locations in the Miami Valley and Columbus,  won recognition for philanthropy, culture, compensation, employee benefits and outstanding...
Low-cost airline adds flights an hour from Springfield to 7 cities

Low-cost airline adds flights an hour from Springfield to 7 cities

Spirit Airline, a low-cost carrier, has added new nonstop flights just an hour from Springfield to five cities and plans additional service to New Orleans and Myrtle Beach in late March. Spirit added flights from John Glenn Columbus International Airport in Columbus to Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Tampa Bay and Fort Myers in Florida and Las Vegas, beginning Thursday, Feb. 15. MORE COVERAGE: Don&rsquo...
Meet Janice Bryant Howroyd, the first African-American woman to run a $1 billion business

Meet Janice Bryant Howroyd, the first African-American woman to run a $1 billion business

Janice Bryant Howroyd, 65, is founder and chief executive of Act 1 Group, an employment agency that also provides consulting and business services, including background checks and screening. She’s the first African-American woman to operate a company that generates more than $1 billion in annual revenue, according to Black Enterprise Magazine. Act 1, which includes other brands such as Agile...
Ohio adults smoking more weed while teen marijuana use remains low

Ohio adults smoking more weed while teen marijuana use remains low

Wacky tobaccy. Weed. Dank. Hippie lettuce — call it what you want. Ohio adults are smoking more of it. Adult marijuana use in Ohio increased to what is likely a record level from 2015 to 2016, according to a new federal report. The annual National Survey on Drug Use and Health reported that 1.2 million Ohioans, ages 18 and older, reported using cannabis at least once in the previous 12 months...
Developer buys more Huber Heights land

Developer buys more Huber Heights land

A developer in Huber Heights has spent more than $600,000 on more land off Chambersburg Road in the Lexington Place neighborhood area. Lexington Developers Inc. spent $604,000 to buy about three acres across more than 10 parcels near River Downs Court and Pimlico Place south of Chambersburg, west of Old Troy Pike. For 13 parcels, Montgomery County property records identify the seller as Lexington...
Bass Pro Shops offering buyouts to Cabela’s employees

Bass Pro Shops offering buyouts to Cabela’s employees

Bass Pro Shops is offering buyouts to Cabela’s employees at its former headquarters in Sidney, Nebraska. Employees have until March 1 to accept an offer from Bass Pro that would let them leave on their own accord and receive bonuses of up to $40,000, The World-Herald reported. This comes after Bass Pro Shops purchases Cabela’s for $4 billion last year. » CONTINUED COVERAGE: 7 questions...
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