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Neighbors react to Dairy Queen’s closure

Sometimes it takes is a warm holiday weekend for neighbors to discover their favorite local ice cream shop is no more. That’s the case for the Dairy Queen at 2613 S. Smithville Road in Dayton’s Belmont neighborhood, where hand-lettered signs on the doors say simply, “Closed — out of business.” Its absence became a hot topic on Facebook yesterday, Saturday May 27, that...


Waynesville group anoints queen for a day

Waynesville group anoints queen for a day

The second Waynesville Merchants Association Queen for a Day contest winner is Carol Westra of Fairfield. More than 20 participating Waynesville business owners joined in this fun event. The contest organizers were Debbie Tischler (Peddler House) and Patti Stone (Haberdashery). Before, and through Mother’s Day, whenever someone shopped or dined at designated Waynesville businesses, a name was...
Temperature swings, recent rains worry Ohio farmers

Temperature swings, recent rains worry Ohio farmers

More than eight inches of rain since April 24 has put many Ohio farmers behind in their planting and left some scrambling to get their crops in the ground before June. Adding cold temperatures in early May to the high rainfall has been a recipe for disaster for many corn farmers and soybean farmers are playing catchup as rain continues to fall. Brandon Bowser, regional manager for Harvest Land Cooperative...
Executives look at Dayton for another soccer team

Executives look at Dayton for another soccer team

Exploring whether Dayton can support another soccer team, a United Soccer League Division III executive who recently visited the city said Friday that a new team could co-exist with and complement the Dayton Dutch Lions FC and the Dayton Dynamo. “We see a professional team in Dayton as an opportunity for players, coaches, referees and even companies to get involved,” Steven Short, USL...
Local defense contractor included on $37.4B Army contract

Local defense contractor included on $37.4B Army contract

CDO Technologies, Inc. is one of 56 U.S. companies nationwide included in a $37.4 billion contract supporting the U.S. Army. The Beavercreek IT company provides secure data collection; communications technology; and managed-services solutions for federal, municipal and commercial customers, the company said in a release Friday. RELATED: CDO lands $75M contract The work in question will include engineering...
Wright State releases athletics budgets to explain funding increase

Wright State releases athletics budgets to explain funding increase

Wright State University today released an addendum to its budget remediation plan from a week ago that details athletics spending and funding since 2013. The six-year snapshot of athletics funding and spending is WSU’s attempt to clarify why the department will get more funding as layoffs and budget cuts are being made across campus, a spokesman said. If the budget proposal is approved by trustees...
Middletown Historic Commission OKs O’Reilly Auto Parts store

Middletown Historic Commission OKs O’Reilly Auto Parts store

The Middletown Historic Commission gave its unanimous approval Thursday to allow a developer to build a new $2 million O’Reilly Auto Parts store in downtown Middletown. SimonCRE of Scottsdale, Ariz., faced opposition from downtown business owners who believed the site plan for the proposed 9,515 square-foot building did not fit into the Urban Core Central District zoning for the two parcels...
CycleBar now hiring for new Austin Landing location

CycleBar now hiring for new Austin Landing location

CycleBar, an indoor cycling studio, is hiring for its new location coming to Austin Landing. The studio, which is set to open in late summer, is hiring instructors to join the team. CycleBar Premium Indoor Cycling, which touts “a fun and accessible experience for riders of all ages and fitness levels” and promises “amazing music, energy-enhancing video graphics and rider-specific...
JCPenney lays off more than 100 workers in Ohio

JCPenney lays off more than 100 workers in Ohio

Chain retailer JC Penney is laying off more than 100 workers in Ohio as it permanently closes one of its stores. The retailer sent a WARN notice to the Ohio Department of Job & Family Services alerting them that 117 workers will lose their jobs permanently by the end of July. JC Penney Corp. intends to close its retail store located in the Richmond Town Square at 701 Richmond Road in Richmond Heights...
Walmart hires more than 5,000 veterans in Ohio

Walmart hires more than 5,000 veterans in Ohio

Walmart announced it has hired more than 5,000 veterans in Ohio since introducing its Veterans Welcome Home Commitment in 2013. The commitment guarantees a job offer to any eligible, honorably discharged U.S. veteran, and approximately 5,114 veterans in Ohio have benefited from the program so far. The chain retailer has a goal to hire 250,000 veterans nationwide by the end of 2020. Walmart has hired...
Manufacturers desperate for workers of the future

Manufacturers desperate for workers of the future

The need for skilled manufacturing workers is so acute, the CEO of Moraine’s Rack Processing Co. Inc. struck a deal last year nearly unheard of in the industry. Faced with the possibility of losing a customer because he didn’t have enough workers to fulfill an order, he borrowed five employees from another local company for about six weeks. “I think most of us are struggling,&rdquo...
RECALL: Frozen waffles, sausage recalled in Ohio

RECALL: Frozen waffles, sausage recalled in Ohio

A Georgia company has recalled more than 5,000 pounds of frozen entree products that could be contaminated, and the products were distributed in Ohio. Golden Gourmet recalled approximately 5,248 pounds of frozen waffles with turkey sausage patties, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Safety Inspection Service. The products were produced and packaged on Dec. 21, Dec. 28...
You can pay less and still get a great paper towel

You can pay less and still get a great paper towel

Spring picnic season is here! You’re going to want to be sure you have a reliable paper towel to pick up after guests who make a mess. Consumer Reports has a new tally of the best paper towels and the crown goes firmly to name brands, not store brands. But one caveat before we get into the list: You may want to consider cloth napkins instead of paper towels. Making the switch to using cloth...
South Carolinian wants to grow medical marijuana in Warren County

South Carolinian wants to grow medical marijuana in Warren County

A South Carolina man plans to grow medical marijuana in Warren County. RELATED: Warren County anticipates medical marijuana cultivation action Anil Bhatara of Anderson, S.C., applied for a zoning permit to grow marijuana for medical use in a 3,500 square foot pole barn at 4258 Cox Smith Road, between Lebanon and Mason in Union Twp. SOCIAL MEDIA:Follow Lawrence Budd on Twitter Bhatara is not the person...
Wright State interim president: ‘Our financial picture is grim’

Wright State interim president: ‘Our financial picture is grim’

Wright State University’s interim president appears to be trying to calm nerves after the school announced layoffs and budget cuts last week. Curtis McCray, in an email this morning, told students, staff and faculty that budget cuts “will be challenging” but that WSU will be more sustainable and able to grow because of them. WSU announced last week it would likely lay off around...
West Chester’s DogBerry Brewing opens new larger taproom

West Chester’s DogBerry Brewing opens new larger taproom

DogBerry Brewing, a West Chester Twp. business, is set to re-open today a new, larger location. The new taproom, now known as DB2, is at 9964 Crescent Park Drive, four miles away from its original location at 7865 Cincinnati-Dayton Road. RELATED: Stay-at-home dads to open brewery in West Chester The new space is double the size of the original at 4,740 square feet and double the amount of its taps...
Ohio leaders ‘disturbed’ at reports that John Glenn’s body was mishandled

Ohio leaders ‘disturbed’ at reports that John Glenn’s body was mishandled

Air Force officials are investigating a disturbing allegation that a mortuary employee allowed others — or offered to allow others — to view John Glenn’s remains before his April 6 burial, according to a report in a military newspaper. The Military Times said it obtained an “internal memo” written by Deborah Skillman, the Department of Defense’s director of casualty...
State tax credits crucial to Arcade development

State tax credits crucial to Arcade development

Those behind redevelopment of the downtown Dayton Arcade are eyeing the next crucial piece of funding for the project: The awarding of Ohio historic tax credits. Dave Williams, vice president for urban development at Miller Valentine, noted that the project did not win the credits in December. He expects an announcement from the Ohio Development Services Agency about the next set of awards in about...
Woman sues Jelly Belly for not listing sugar as ingredient in its Sport Beans

Woman sues Jelly Belly for not listing sugar as ingredient in its Sport Beans

A California woman has sued Jelly Belly, claiming it engaged in deceptive labeling and advertising practices by promoting its Sports Beans as a performance aid. Jessica Gomez filed the class-action lawsuit earlier this year, according to Legal Newsline. At the heart of Gomez's complaint is that the company used evaporated cane juice instead of sugar in the Sports Beans ingredients list. In 2016...
Montgomery County looks for gas pump skimmers before holiday weekend

Montgomery County looks for gas pump skimmers before holiday weekend

Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of the summer travel season, also making it more likely that thieves will try to use credit card skimmers to steal your personal information at gas pumps. This week Montgomery County Auditor Karl Keith’s office started searching for skimming devices hidden within gas pumps. RELATED: Card skimmer claims debunked after fake social media post targets...
Fairfield brewery: Swine City Brewing plans summer debut

Fairfield brewery: Swine City Brewing plans summer debut

Swine City Brewing plans to open this summer at 4614 Industry Drive in Fairfield. The new business will feature a large, indoor tasting room and a 1.6-acre outdoor area with a 2,600-square-foot patio, according to co-owner Daniel Ebben, of Fairfield. Swine City will feature a few regular offerings, as well as an ever-changing tap list, Ebben said. Beers will be available to drink on site in Swine...
Forgotten lottery ticket worth $24 million found days before deadline

Forgotten lottery ticket worth $24 million found days before deadline

A lottery player’s luck almost ran out this week after a ticket worth more than $24 million was nearly forgotten in their home. An anonymous individual with a Lotto ticket came forward to claim the winnings two days before their ticket was set to expire. News coverage of the unclaimed Lottery prize escalated in the days leading up the deadline, causing the individual to check their house, where...
Opening date set for Kroger at Cornerstone of Centerville

Opening date set for Kroger at Cornerstone of Centerville

The fuel center has opened at the new Kroger at Cornerstone of Centerville, and the store will open in early June. The center, which has 18 pumps, opened on Thursday to customers. Kroger also announced the new store will open on June 8 at 7 a.m. The store is located at 5400 Cornerstone Blvd. The 125,000-square-foot store is being built on Feedwire Road between Costco and Cabela’s. Kroger invested...
Nearly $1M Kettering home built like a French country estate

Nearly $1M Kettering home built like a French country estate

Built in 1970, a French country home at 4345 Delco Dell Roadin Kettering is on sale for nearly $1 million. The home has more than 7,000 square feet of space and is currently listed for $899,000. The property has four bedrooms, six bathrooms, fitness room, wet bar, vaulted ceiling, library, and an attached two-car garage. Other features include an elevator that goes to three floors, a heated driveway...
MillerCoors’ Butler County brewery recognized for environmental efforts

MillerCoors’ Butler County brewery recognized for environmental efforts

The Ohio EPA honored the MillerCoors Trenton Brewery in St. Clair Twp. last week for its achievements in environmental stewardship. Speaking during a flag-raising event at the facility, which employs 515 people, Ohio EPA Director Craig Butler detailed how the brewery achieved gold-level recognition in Ohio EPA’s Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) program. MillerCoors has substantially...
Butler County company to lay off 112 workers

Butler County company to lay off 112 workers

Trade Global in West Chester Twp. in Butler County will lay off 112 employees, an apparent ripple effect of a clothing retailer’s bankruptcy, the company has told the state of Ohio. The layoffs are likely to be permanent, the company’s president and chief operating officer said in a letter to the state’s Department of Job and Family Services. RELATED: Local manufacturer to lay off...
Dorothy Lane launches home-delivery service

Dorothy Lane launches home-delivery service

Dorothy Lane Market is adding home delivery as an option to its online grocery shopping and curbside pick-up service launched earlier this year called DLM Drive-Up. Groceries can be ordered for deliver at www.DLMDriveUp.com in neighborhoods surrounding the three Dorothy Lane locations in the following zip codes: 45066, 45409, 45419, 45429, 45440, 45458, and 45459, according to a company statement...
Former WNBA player graduating from WSU Boonshoft School of Medicine

Former WNBA player graduating from WSU Boonshoft School of Medicine

A retired WNBA player will graduate Friday from Wright State University’s Boonshoft School of Medicine. Alison Bales has earned her medical degree from Wright State after having played professional basketball for five years. Her mother, Mary McCarthy, is the chair of the department of surgery at the Boonshoft School of Medicine. Bales grew up playing for the Beavercreek Stars youth basketball...
DeVry University’s parent company changes name after legal troubles

DeVry University’s parent company changes name after legal troubles

The parent company of DeVry University announced this week it will change its name amid its recent legal troubles. DeVry Education Group will become Adtalem Global Education, the company announced in a press release. The name is derived from a Latin phrase meaning “to empower,” according to the company. The name was chosen from more than 5,000 submissions. Some DeVry University students...
KitchenAid maker doubles size of Greenville distribution center

KitchenAid maker doubles size of Greenville distribution center

Whirpool Corp. has doubled the size of its distribution center in Greenville through a $17 million investment. Whirlpool hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony today to celebrate its expansion of its Greenville factory, which currently services global KitchenAid small appliance shipments. The project — which will nearly double the size of the distribution center from 327,000 square feet to approximately...
Kasich wants to shorten terms for university trustees

Kasich wants to shorten terms for university trustees

University trustees watch over billions in taxpayer dollars throughout Ohio and the governor’s office is struggling to find people to take up that responsibility. In Southwestern Ohio alone, trustees at public universities oversaw nearly $2.2 billion in spending last year. While that may seem like a daunting duty, the state is actually looking to shorten term lengths which have been a hurdle...
Kroger recalls nuts because of possible health risk

Kroger recalls nuts because of possible health risk

The Kroger Co. is recalling its Simple Truth Dry Roasted Macadamia Nuts due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. A supplier reported the product may have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems, according to Cincinnati-based...
Oil distributor moving to Fairfield, adding dozens of new jobs

Oil distributor moving to Fairfield, adding dozens of new jobs

Dozens of new jobs will be created in Fairfield once an oil distributing company relocates to the city from the west side of Cincinnati. RelaDyne’s Midwest General Manager Tony Downs said the facility on River Road in Cincinnati is just too small, and plans to relocate the 105 existing jobs and add 40 to 50 more over the course of three years. “We’re ready tomorrow,” Downs...
Hardworking 11-year-old surprised with lawn mower, equipment to start his own business

Hardworking 11-year-old surprised with lawn mower, equipment to start his own business

An 11-year-old is thanking a local business for surprising him with a gift that will help him with his own business this summer. Q’yaron Godson of Fayetteville, North Carolina, has been hunting for a summer job. “I’m getting older, so I have to find something to do,” Q’yaron told WTVD. “I can’t just sit in the house and play all my life. I have to...
Flat growth in Dayton seen as good sign

Flat growth in Dayton seen as good sign

New Census data shows Dayton’s population decline was nearly flat last year, a sign the local economy may be turning a corner, local leaders say. The city’s population has been declining for decades, but dropped by just 86 people from July 1, 2015 to July 1, 2016, according to new estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau Thursday. That’s a change of 0.1 percent. Other medium-sized...
Water advisory continues for E. coli contamination at Caesar Creek

Water advisory continues for E. coli contamination at Caesar Creek

A water advisory that has lasted for about three days has been issued at Caesar Creek Lake in Harveysburg for an E. coli contamination. The advisory was initially issued after samples were taken on Monday at 8 a.m. at the beach at Caesar Creek Lake, according to the Ohio Health Department. The samples showed a result of 3840 cfu/100 ml, or colony forming units per 100 milliliters of water. That value...
Springboro company to lay off 88 people

Springboro company to lay off 88 people

A Springboro manufacturer of battery systems announced Wednesday it will lay off 88 workers in late July at its plant. Robert Bosch Battery Systems, located at 50 Ovonic Way, said it will lay off the workers due to a “significant downturn in business,” according to a WARN notice sent to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. The company expects some layoffs to be permanent, while...
Safe and sound: installing a home alarm system

Safe and sound: installing a home alarm system

Every year, thousands of Americans seek to secure their homes, families and belongings with a home security system. More than two million home burglaries are reported each year and only 17 percent of homes have security systems to prevent possible break-ins. RELATED » Picking a cleaning service In 2016, Better Business Bureau received almost 600,000 inquiries from consumers across the U.S. and...
36 Ohio college presidents meet in D.C.: Here’s what they’re saying

36 Ohio college presidents meet in D.C.: Here’s what they’re saying

Ohio college presidents gathered in Washington, D.C today as part of U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown’s annual “college presidents conference.” Around 36 college presidents attended the meeting to hear from legislators and leaders on issues in higher education such as Pell grants, student support programs and accessibility. University of Dayton president Eric Spina attended, as did Wright...
Former Surgeon General to speak at WSU medical school graduation

Former Surgeon General to speak at WSU medical school graduation

The 19th surgeon general of the United States will deliver a commencement address to graduates of Wright State University’s Boonshoft School of Medicine. Vivek H. Murthy will speak to graduates during the graduation ceremony set for 6:30 p.m. on Friday at the Victoria Theatre in downtown Dayton. Around 99 students are expected to graduate from the medical school, according to the university...

Gas prices lower as Memorial Day weekend arrives

Gas prices are expected to be well below last year’s Memorial Day weekend as a record-breaking number of travelers are expected to travel by air or roadways. Whether it be by car or plane, AAA predicts 39.3 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home in the next four days. That’s 1 million more travelers than last year, and it would be the highest Memorial Day travel...
Marijuana sales will beat NFL revenue, report says

Marijuana sales will beat NFL revenue, report says

The National Football League — the world’s richest sports league — raked in $13 billion in revenue last year, based on published reports, but that figure pales in comparison to the $35 billion in sales the legalized marijuana industry is expected to generate by 2020. That’s according to a recent report from Greenwave Advisors, a group that analyzes finances in the emerging...
Deg’s Chicken opens at The Greene in Beavercreek today

Deg’s Chicken opens at The Greene in Beavercreek today

A new restaurant serving grilled chicken and other healthy dishes celebrated its grand opening at The Greene Town Center in Beavercreek on Wednesday. Deg’s Flame Grilled Chicken, which already has a location at the Liberty Center in Liberty Twp., opened its newest restaurant location with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11:30 a.m. Dr. Naveed Haq, who practices in the Miami Valley, was inspired...
Beer-flavored ice cream? Rhinegeist and UDF have joined forces to create this irresistible treat

Beer-flavored ice cream? Rhinegeist and UDF have joined forces to create this irresistible treat

What’s creamy and frothy but also hoppy and malty at the same time? After a year and a half in the making, Rhinegeist has unveiled a beer-flavored ice cream collaboration with United Dairy Farmers. The ice cream is called Tropical Truth and it’s formulated using one of Rhinegeist’s first (and one of our favorite) beers, the Truth IPA. Rhinegeist describes the...
Airstream strikes deal with electric bike maker

Airstream strikes deal with electric bike maker

Regional manufacturer Airstream Inc. is teaming up with an electric bike company in California to further its outdoor lifestyle credentials. Airstream, maker of the iconic “silver bullet” travel trailer, is partnering with Orange County, Calif.-based Pedego Electric Bikes to produce the Pedego Airstream Electric Bike. The bike is $2,995 and is available in brushed aluminum to match what...
Dayton-based Midmark to build new tech center

Dayton-based Midmark to build new tech center

Midmark Corp., a maker of medical, dental and veterinary equipment, plans to build a technology center in Darke County, the company said Tuesday. The new center will boost product development, and the company plans to break ground late in the year or early in 2018. RELATED: Midmark makes Dayton home The company did not immediately say how large the planned center will be or what the value of the construction...
KeyBank to close some branches today for volunteering effort

KeyBank to close some branches today for volunteering effort

Some KeyBank branches in Dayton will be closed at noon today as bank employees participate in the 27th annual Neighbors Make the Difference Day. Thousands of U.S. KeyBank employees will take part in doing community projects today to help make a difference. Employees from Dayton will do community projects at a variety of community organizations such as Artemis, Clothes that Work, DayBreak, Goodwill...
April home sales set record in Dayton area

April home sales set record in Dayton area

April home sales in the Dayton area were the strongest on record, according to the latest figures from the Dayton Area Board of Realtors (DABR), which Wednesday reported an increase in sales, prices and volume last month, compared to the same month a year ago. Sales were up 1.31 percent from April last year to a total of 1,316, while the average price rose 7 percent to $157,161 over the same period...
AK Steel stock on rise, plus 3 more things to know about steelmaker

AK Steel stock on rise, plus 3 more things to know about steelmaker

Here are four things to know about AK Steel, which is Butler County’s third largest employer, with approximately 2,400 full-time employees at its Middletown Works and corporate headquarters in West Chester Twp. 1. The market is looking up for the steel producer today Shares of AK Steel are on the rise this morning, going from $6.06 a share at the opening of the market this morning to $6.24 as...
REX reports higher earnings, cash

REX reports higher earnings, cash

REX American Resources says its first quarter 2017 marked growth in sales, revenue and earnings per share. The investor in American ethanol production facilities said its first quarter diluted EPS rose 61 percent to 69 cents. RELATED: 3 questions with REX Chairman Stuart Rose Net sales and revenue for the quarter grew 12.9 percent to $113.1 million, compared with $100 million in the first quarter...
Springboro company to lay off 88 workers

Springboro company to lay off 88 workers

A company in Springboro announced it will lay off 88 workers in late July. Robert Bosch Battery Systems, located at 50 Ovonic Way, announced it will lay off the workers due to a “significant downturn in business,” according to a WARN notice sent to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. The company expects some layoffs to be permanent, while other could only be temporary. The...
Local start-up hails big investments

Local start-up hails big investments

A Dayton-area high tech firm is celebrating recent big investments and announcing a new focus. Cognovi Labs, Inc. — the AI and predictive behavioral analytics company that says it last year predicted the outcome of the Brexit and the U.S. presidential elections — has just closed on a $700,000 Seed B convertible note, the company announced. RELATED: Dayton-area lab mines Twitter to...
Nostalgia for vinyl? Hamilton store’s 5,000 records can help

Nostalgia for vinyl? Hamilton store’s 5,000 records can help

A new record shop in Hamilton aims to bring the resurgent vinyl format back to the forefront of people’s minds. Main Street Vinyl at 227 Main Street offers “a little bit of everything,” including albums from rock, soul, blues, country, jazz and reggae artists and groups. “You’ve got to have variety,” said store owner Bill Herren, whose collection of nearly 5,000...
Get your fresh Georgia peaches: Trendy food truck coming to Dayton

Get your fresh Georgia peaches: Trendy food truck coming to Dayton

A popular Nashville food truck that sells fresh peaches from Georgia is making its way to the Dayton region. The Peach Truck takes the food truck idea and puts a healthy, Southern twist on it — offering fresh, juicy peaches from Georgia. The truck will visit parts of Cincinnati, Dayton and Columbus this summer. The Peach Truck idea came about when founder Stephen Rose moved to Nashville in 2010...
New pet supplies shop opens downtown

New pet supplies shop opens downtown

A new pet supplies business is preparing to open at 133 E. Third St. Project Warmth, to be found on the first floor of Oriel Studios, offers handmade pet beds, mats, leashes, collars, leash hangers, toys, bandanas, hammocks, harnesses, coats and more, the Downtown Dayton Partnership announced Tuesday. RELATED: New downtown Air Force office part of emerging ‘innovation district’ &ldquo...
John Boehner among West Chester-Liberty chamber honorees

John Boehner among West Chester-Liberty chamber honorees

The sixth annual Everest Award will feature a former Speaker of the House, the chief executive officer of a senior community and the president of an auto group. MORE: 20 years of Union Centre interchange Organized by The West Chester-Liberty Chamber Alliance, the award honors leaders who have had a “significant, positive impact on business, the community and quality of life along the I-75 Growth...
Local jobless rates fall in April

Local jobless rates fall in April

Regional jobless rates declined sharply last month as employment rose in most counties and major cities, based on numbers released Tuesday by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. In Montgomery County, the area’s most populous county, the unemployment rate fell to 4.2 percent from 4.8 percent in March and 4.7 percent in the same month a year ago, according to the jobs report. Meanwhile...
Huber Heights company to show off expansion today

Huber Heights company to show off expansion today

A California company that has moved its headquarters to Huber Heights is cutting the ribbon on its newly refurbished and expanded facility today. NDC Technologies announced in March it was moving its headquarters operation from Irwindale, Calif. to 8001 Technology Blvd. in Huber Heights. The business already had a presence there when it made that announcement. RELATED: One of the area’s largest...
101 acres of Warren County farmland wanted for housing

101 acres of Warren County farmland wanted for housing

A property owner has requested rezoning of 101.6 acres of farmland at 2007 Lytle-Five Points Road for residential development. The land, owned by Clark Ventures, is near the Warren-Montgomery county line. MORE: Township doubles in population over past decade It is on both sides of Lytle-Five Points Road, 36.7 acres on the south side to be rezoned to suburban residential zone, 64.9 acres on the north...
New store opens at Town & Country in Kettering

New store opens at Town & Country in Kettering

A new home decor and arts store has opened at Town & Country Shopping Center in Kettering. Two artists, Charity Yingling and Caleb Thomas, opened C & C Studios at the Town & Country earlier this month. The gallery space and store sells home decor, original art pieces and paintings and gifts. The store’s slogan is “Where creativity is contagious,” and will celebrate its one-month...
OSHA: Hazardous condition alleged at AK Steel site ‘did not exist’

OSHA: Hazardous condition alleged at AK Steel site ‘did not exist’

An investigation into alleged hazards at AK Steel’s Middletown Works site was closed shortly after it was opened on the grounds the hazardous condition did not exist, according to documents obtained by this news outlet from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. OSHA, in a March 22 letter to AK Steel, detailed the complaint it received regarding the alleged hazards, including &ldquo...
So, pickle popsicles are a thing now

So, pickle popsicles are a thing now

If the thought of pickle juice soda makes you shudder, wait until you hear about the latest pickle concoction.  You know those pickles in a pouch that are practically staples of gas stations across America? Well the company behind those pickles, Van Holten’s, has launched a new product called Pickle Ice, according to Delish.  The company describes the product...
What ever happened to Arthur Treacher’s Fish and Chips?

What ever happened to Arthur Treacher’s Fish and Chips?

Seafood is a tricky cuisine to get right. If you don't live near one of the coasts, it's not fresh. It can also be expensive, so not many national fast food chains are willing to put it on the menu.   In the 1970s, however, there was one place you could rely on for good, inexpensive seafood.  You didn't have to look too far to find it either. At its peak, Arthur Treacher's Fish & Chips had...
5 tips for easy travel this summer

5 tips for easy travel this summer

The next three months are some of the busiest times for travel as people jet off for summer vacations. The Dayton International Airport released tips to make traveling for vacation as simple as possible. Here’s what you need to know before you jet off on your next excursion: 1. Plan carefully and prepare ahead of time. Plan for the unavoidable. Check your flight status at flydayton.com, and...
Dayton Freight expansion gets state tax credit to add 51 jobs

Dayton Freight expansion gets state tax credit to add 51 jobs

Dayton Freight Lines, Inc. is expanding in Vandalia, expecting to create 51 full-time jobs. The Ohio Tax Credit Authority approved a 1.383 percent, seven-year “job creation tax credit” for the project, Gov. John Kasich’s office announced Monday. The Dayton Freight Lines project is expected to generate $3 million in new annual payroll while retaining $11.2 million in existing payroll...
Public TV show spotlights Dayton company

Public TV show spotlights Dayton company

A public TV show, “A Craftsman’s Legacy,” is taping a segment at a Dayton company, Gerstner & Sons, a maker of wooden chests and cases. The taping is happening today and tomorrow at the company’s shop and headquarters at 20 Gerstner Way off Edwin C. Moses Boulevard. “A Craftsman’s Legacy” is a national, weekly TV series hosted by motorcycle builder Eric Gorges...
Ohio ranks low in U.S. for military retirees, report shows

Ohio ranks low in U.S. for military retirees, report shows

Ohio ranks 35th among the 50 states and the District of Columbia for the best places for military retirees to live, the website WalletHub has determined. In a report released Monday, WalletHub cited three main areas it ranked to reach the conclusion: economic environment, quality of life and health care. RELATED: Best and worst states for veterans The ranking was a slight nudge upward for Ohio, which...
Nathan’s Hot Dog recall: What you need to know

Nathan’s Hot Dog recall: What you need to know

A Cincinnati-based company has recalled more than 200,000 pounds of hot dogs that could be contaminated with metal. John Morrell and Co. recalled 210,606 pounds of ready-to-eat hot dog products that may be contaminated with metal materials, according to a recall notice. Here’s what you need to know: The beef franks items were produced on January 26, 2017. The following products are subject to...
Single mother to help build her own Fairborn home

Single mother to help build her own Fairborn home

A single mother of two children will work with a group of women to build her own new home in Fairborn. Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton has launched its newest initiative — Women Building Together, which aims to empower women and build stronger communities. The local program will choose a single mother each year to benefit from the program, said Kim Schaaf, donor relations specialist....
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