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Low-cost WOW air offering $99 flight deals from Cincinnati to Europe

Low-cost Icelandic airline WOW air is offering special flight deals from $99 to $149 for several international flights. WOW air begins service from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport in early May, and the airline is celebrating by offering special deals on one-way flights. The airline is offering $99 one-way flight sales from CVG to Iceland, and one-way flights for $149 to Amsterdam...


Employers to recruit at Springfield job fair

Employers to recruit at Springfield job fair

Local employers like CareSource and Assurant will be recruiting in Springfield this Friday. CareSource Life Services is holding a job fair 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the Faith United Methodist Church at 102 W. High St. RELATED: Dayton Children’s plans career fair Life coaching, job readiness training and resume support will be available. Some of the employers who will be there include: Assurant...
Rate of alcohol-related ER visits up nearly 50 percent

Rate of alcohol-related ER visits up nearly 50 percent

The number of alcohol-related emergency department visits is sharply up over the last decade, driven in part by more women abusing alcohol. The National Institutes of Health reported that between 2006 and 2014 the number of people annually brought to the emergency room for alcohol-related problems jumped from 3 million to 5 million. RELATED: New Kettering Health Network mental health program helps...
Regional airport adds new Starbucks, other new dining options

Regional airport adds new Starbucks, other new dining options

John Glenn Columbus International Airport is adding another Starbucks location and several other new dining options for travelers. The airport added its fifth Starbucks location near baggage claim, operated by global restaurateur HMSHost. Other new dining options will open in Concourse C in the second quarter of 2018, the airport announced. Donatos, with a full-service menu and bar, will replace Johnny...
JUST IN: Iconic Dayton restaurant is now on the auction block

JUST IN: Iconic Dayton restaurant is now on the auction block

One of the Dayton area’s most well-known restaurant properties is on the auction block.  The 8,200-square-foot restaurant and bar, on a one-acre tract at 5202 N. Main St. in Harrison Twp., housed The Barnsider restaurant for more than four decades until that iconic restaurant shut down and was sold in May 2016. Liquid Sports Club operated in the space for eight months, from November 2016...
Staff cuts and bankruptcy: 7 things we learned about retail last week

Staff cuts and bankruptcy: 7 things we learned about retail last week

The retail industry is shaking things up in the first month of 2018. Gander Mountain reopened some stores under a new name, while Amazon narrowed the list of contenders for its second headquarters in North America. Here’s what happened last week in retail: Gander Outdoors, formerly known as Gander Mountain, announced an initial list of retail stores that are scheduled to open in 2018. In early...
It’s back. Graeter’s partners with brewery again for ice cream beer

It’s back. Graeter’s partners with brewery again for ice cream beer

Graeter’s Ice Cream and Kentucky-based Braxton Brewing Co. have partnered up again to bring back the highly popular Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Milk Stout beer. The Cincinnati-based ice cream company will re-launch its Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip flavor beer with Braxton with a few changes to the original recipe. The new batch will have more pure black raspberry puree in the beer. Also...
Popular clothing retailer launches gender-neutral collection for kids

Popular clothing retailer launches gender-neutral collection for kids

Abercrombie & Fitch has launched its first gender-neutral clothing collection for children. The New Albany, Ohio-based clothing retailer has launched the abercrombie kids Everybody Collection, which is available in stores and online. The first collection features 25 styles, including tops, bottoms and accessories. » MUST-READ BUSINESS NEWS: Amazon raises price of Amazon Prime monthly memberships...
Plan might find new use for Douglas Hotel, longtime Urbana eyesore

Plan might find new use for Douglas Hotel, longtime Urbana eyesore

A plan to redevelop a long-vacant hotel in downtown Urbana could also provide new life to two elementary schools that would otherwise be slated for demolition. The Urbana City School District, the city of Urbana and the owners of the former Douglas Hotel are working on a proposal that could turn the vacant inn, as well as North and South Elementary Schools in Urbana, into affordable senior housing...
Dayton VA opioid prescriptions down 44 percent

Dayton VA opioid prescriptions down 44 percent

New data shows veterans in the Dayton area are being prescribed far less opioids than they were five years ago. The opioid prescribing rate at the Dayton VA Medical Center fell 44 percent over the last five years, according to data released this month by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The report showed that 20 percent of prescriptions from the Dayton VA were for opioids in 2012, compared...
Clark County economic development agency approves $782K budget

Clark County economic development agency approves $782K budget

Board members for the Community Improvement Corp. of Clark County reviewed goals from the past five years and approved the agency’s 2018 budget last week. The CIC promotes economic development in Clark County and is connected to the Chamber of Greater Springfield. The approved the agency’s 2018 budget at more than $782,900, about 10 percent higher than last year. It expects some additional...
Hundreds of jobs to be featured at staffing firm job fair

Hundreds of jobs to be featured at staffing firm job fair

OhioMeansJobs-Butler County will hold a Staffing Firm Job Fair from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday at its offices at 4631 Dixie Highway in Fairfield. The event offers the opportunity to apply for hundreds of job openings, and all skill levels may participate at no cost. Hourly pay ranges from $8 an hour to $22 an hour. MORE: 7 area jobs stories from 2017 expected to reverberate through 2018
Aviation Hall of Fame enshrinement to return to Dayton in 2020

Aviation Hall of Fame enshrinement to return to Dayton in 2020

A coveted National Aviation Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony of aerospace legends will return to Dayton in 2020, the organization announced Monday. The enshrinement will be in the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. this year, and at the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum Denver, Colo., in 2019 , the organization said. The site of the Dayton event was not announced, but in 2016 &mdash...
Port Authority: We can help with Good Samaritan redevelopment

Port Authority: We can help with Good Samaritan redevelopment

The Dayton-Montgomery County Port Authority has tools to help redevelop the Good Samaritan Hospital site, trustees of the authority said Monday. Last week, Premier Health announced that it was closing the hospital in Northwest Dayton, saying the site would be shuttered within a year, with 1,600 employees being transitioned to other Premier locations in the area. Rick Poole, a trustee of the Port Authority...
Tax deal to mean more jobs on site of largest West Carrollton employer

Tax deal to mean more jobs on site of largest West Carrollton employer

A tax incentive deal for the parent company of West Carrollton’s largest employer could lead to a $12 million expansion in the city. The West Carrollton City Council on Tuesday night is expected to pass a measure allowing an economic development incentive agreement with Misumi USA Inc., which owns the Dayton Progress Corp., provider of about 530 existing jobs. RELATED: West Carrollton set to...
5 things to know about the weekend’s large fire at AK Steel

5 things to know about the weekend’s large fire at AK Steel

A fire at AK Steel’s Middletown Works on Saturday morning took 60 firefighters from four fire departments a few hours to put out. Here are five things we know about the fire and its aftermath: READ MORE: Damages still being assessed at AK Steel fire in Middletown 1. Heavy smoke reported. The incident was initially reported as heavy smoke coming from the structure about 8:30 a.m. Saturday. During...
WATCH: Amazon’s first ‘store of the future’ opens today

WATCH: Amazon’s first ‘store of the future’ opens today

Amazon’s first store, which has no checkout lanes, opened today in Seattle. The new concept Amazon Go will give consumers “the world’s most advanced shopping technology so you never have to wait in line,” according to the online retail giant. Some industry experts are calling the concept the future of brick-and-mortar retail. So, how does it work? Consumers use the Amazon...
JUST IN: Brown Street restaurant closes temporarily

JUST IN: Brown Street restaurant closes temporarily

A restaurant along the busy Brown Street corridor near the University of Dayton has shut down temporarily for renovations and a transition to new ownership. The owner of The Gyro Room at 1124 Brown St. has sold the business to the Gyro Palace, which operates a restaurant at 57 S. Springboro Pike in Miamisburg at the corner of Ohio 725 and Ohio 741. Gyro Palace captured third place in the Dayton...
Hospital plans Dayton job fair

Hospital plans Dayton job fair

Dayton Children’s Hospital is planning to hold a career fair. The pediatric hospital is holding a job fair 4 to 7 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Marriott at the University of Dayton. RELATED: Dayton Children’s to add mental health wing Positions include staff nurses, clinical support, clerical support, respiratory therapists, physical therapists, environmental services, patient access, pharmacy and...
Court to look at ‘antiquated’ sales tax rules for online retailers

Court to look at ‘antiquated’ sales tax rules for online retailers

The U.S. Supreme Court is going to reconsider a pressing issue for national and state businesses: Should online retailers be required to collect sales taxes just like local brick-and-mortar stores? The court said it will hear a case from South Dakota, where state officials would like to see online retailers that do at least $100,000 in business every year collect sales taxes on purchases. The issue...
Wright State union: Faculty offered 0% raise; to protest this week

Wright State union: Faculty offered 0% raise; to protest this week

Members of Wright State University’s faculty union are planning a rally this week as contract negotiations continue with the administration. The faculty union is planning to rally in the Millett Hall atrium at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, according to a Friday email that updated faculty on contract talks. Rudy Fichtenbaum, national president of American Association of University Professors, will speak...
Walmart introduces meal kits with no subscription

Walmart introduces meal kits with no subscription

Walmart is now selling meal kits that require no subscription for customers. Walmart has joined the growing number of grocery retailers offering meal kits in December. Walmart is now touting that its meal kits are hassle-free, and it doesn’t require a subscription like competitor services like Blue Apron. Walmart meal kits come in several brands including Home Chef and Takeout Kit. Meal kit...
Lending Tree: Dayton home market isn’t so competitive

Lending Tree: Dayton home market isn’t so competitive

The Dayton housing market is one of the least competitive in the country, at least among buyers who make mortgage loan requests through the Lending Tree online marketplace, the company said. In a national ranking, Dayton ranks relatively low for factors Lending Tree deems indicative of a competitive housing market. Prospective buyers in this area have relatively low average down payments, among other...
Kroger reportedly looking to partner with Overstock.com

Kroger reportedly looking to partner with Overstock.com

Kroger is considering teaming up with Overstock.com Inc. in an effort to compete with online retailers. The New York Post reported the Cincinnati-based grocer may be eyeing a deal with Overstock.com, according to sources. Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne said last year that he plans to sell or reorganize the e-commerce business to focus on blockchain technology. Kroger did not comment on the possible deal...
Business fires: AK Steel, restaurant among several recently hit

Business fires: AK Steel, restaurant among several recently hit

Overnight fires at sites in Preble and Clark counties were the latest in a string of blazes at area businesses, including one on Saturday. A barn fire at Precision Wood Products in Camden in 2400 block of Aukerman Creek Road this morning appears to be a total loss, while power outages resulted from a blaze that started late Sunday night at Miami Valley Feed & Grain at 880 W. Jefferson St. in New Carlisle...
Thousands head back to work at Wright-Patt as shutdown ends

Thousands head back to work at Wright-Patt as shutdown ends

Michael Heironimus, a Wright-Patterson Air Force Base civil service worker for nine years, trekked to work Monday only to be handed a furlough notice. The mood was somber, he said. “There is a lot of apprehension, especially folks who have not gone through this before and do not know what is going to happen,” he said. The shutdown, at least this time, was short-lived. Thousands of civilian...
This fast food spot returns to Middletown TODAY after more than a decade

This fast food spot returns to Middletown TODAY after more than a decade

Middletown’s newest eatery opens on Monday. Hardee’s will return to Middletown after an absence of more than a decade in the city. The new restaurant on South Breiel Boulevard opens Monday, said Leslie Young, PRG vice president of operations. It will be the company’s ninth location. “We’re really excited to open in Middletown,” she said. Young, who started as a...
Airfare remains high in Dayton: See how it compares

Airfare remains high in Dayton: See how it compares

Southwest Airlines’ departure from Dayton last year has had a prolonged effect on airfare prices and declining passenger traffic — making Dayton International Airport one of the most expensive to fly out of in Ohio, airport officials say. Dayton’s average airfare stayed even around $400 for most of 2017, fluctuating a few dollars earlier in the year. The average fare has actually...
JUST IN: New Caribbean restaurant in the works in Yellow Springs

JUST IN: New Caribbean restaurant in the works in Yellow Springs

The owner of the Sunrise Cafe in Yellow Springs will open a second restaurant with a separate name and concept in the village in the coming weeks. Renovations are underway at 1535 Xenia Ave. for the Calypso Grill and Smokehouse, serving primarily Caribbean food, according to Sunrise Cafe owner and Calypso Grill founder Brian Rainey. Calypso Grill will open in space that previously housed...
Local artists to open home and bath store in downtown Springfield

Local artists to open home and bath store in downtown Springfield

Four local artists have collaborated to open an eclectic home and bath store in downtown Springfield. The store, Stick + Stone, is set to open Friday, Feb. 2. Located next to Winan’s Coffee & Chocolates on North Fountain Avenue, the store will offer an industrial modern-style mix of furniture, art, home decor and handmade soaps. All of the items in the store will be made by the four store owners...
Miss that Middletown KFC? A new one is coming.

Miss that Middletown KFC? A new one is coming.

A new KFC will be built at 2211 N. Verity Parkway in Middletown on the site of one that closed there early last year. “The KFC is scheduled to be demolished the last week of January or the first week of February,” said Matt Saunders, director of development/construction for RGT Management Inc., a Memphis, Tenn.-based food service company. “The new KFC will open in summer 2018 and...
Damages still being assessed at AK Steel fire in Middletown

Damages still being assessed at AK Steel fire in Middletown

It will take fire officials several weeks to determine the cause and cost of a fire at AK Steel’s Middletown Works on Saturday morning that took 60 firefighters from four fire departments a few hours to put out. Company and fire officials said a cracked vessel holding molten steel ignited the large fire. According to Middletown Fire Chief Paul Lolli, the molten steel ignited other equipment...
Real estate transactions in the region

Real estate transactions in the region

Montgomery County Brookville 236 Quail Hollow Dr;$268,000 618 Ramblewood Ct;$58,000 353 Wolf Creek Pike;$85,000 Centerville 235 W Franklin St;$65,000 FIVE FAST BUSINESS READS • Gander Mountain stores to reopen under new name • Walmart reportedly cutting more than 1,000 jobs • German grocery chain Lidl halts plans to open local store • Bitcoin prices are plunging. What’s really...
GM to unveil Springfield-built truck in March

GM to unveil Springfield-built truck in March

Chevrolet will unveil a new medium-duty Silverado truck that will be built at Navistar’s Springfield plant at an auto industry show in Indianapolis this spring. The Springfield plant has long been preparing for the joint venture with GM to build medium-duty trucks. Those trucks will be available in both the International and GM brands, and will be produced with engineering input from both manufacturers...
Success in virtual reality allows Kettering tech company to grow

Success in virtual reality allows Kettering tech company to grow

Marxent appears to have found its place in the worlds of virtual and augmented reality, allowing the company to grow its Kettering office. The company creates content management software and platforms in the $100 billion virtual reality and augmented reality markets, wedging those technologies into the homes and home furnishings markets. Unsure about a kitchen remodeling? Want a new look for the family...
Water revolution: What started in Hamilton is saving lives worldwide

Water revolution: What started in Hamilton is saving lives worldwide

As the second class of Pipeline H2O gets ready to convene in Hamilton and Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine neighborhood starting next month, at least one organization from the original class has been helping disaster-plagued areas like parts of Florida hit by Hurricane Irma and storm-devastated Puerto Rico. WaterStep, a non-profit based in Louisville, Ky., has created what it calls a WOW —...
SPECIAL REPORT: Empty beds, high costs led to Good Sam closing

SPECIAL REPORT: Empty beds, high costs led to Good Sam closing

The announcement that Good Samaritan Hospital will close before the end of the year comes as hospital networks reinvent themselves in an increasingly competitive health care landscape that values outpatient settings over inpatient stays. About half of the beds at Good Sam are empty. Miami Valley Hospital, also operated by Premier Health, is also half-empty. The number of overnight hospital stays have...
Shutdown: Air Force museum closes: Wright-Patt workers face furlough

Shutdown: Air Force museum closes: Wright-Patt workers face furlough

The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force closed Saturday after initially opening in the morning in the midst of a federal government shutdown. Hundreds of people had trekked inside the world’s largest military aviation museum Saturday morning before the closure at 1 p.m. The fallout was the latest from the federal closure expected to affect thousands of workers at Wright-Patterson Air Force...
Inspiring talks about Hamilton highlighted by a standing ovation for its ‘citizens of the year’

Inspiring talks about Hamilton highlighted by a standing ovation for its ‘citizens of the year’

Leaders of the Greater Hamilton Chamber of Commerce and the owner of Spooky Nook Sports gave inspiring talks about how Hamilton is on an upswing — with the proposed Spooky Nook Sports at Champion Mill moring ahead. But the biggest applause Friday at the chamber’s 108th Annual Meeting & Dinner was for the city’s Citizens of the Year for 2017: Jason and Tammy Snyder. In fact, the couple...
Good Samaritan Hospital: NAACP, church leader want ‘pathway forward’

Good Samaritan Hospital: NAACP, church leader want ‘pathway forward’

Local NAACP and church leaders said they are encouraged by “assurances” by Premier Health in the wake of the planned closing of Good Samaritan Hospital. A community forum on the issue set for Feb. 10 at Zion Baptist Church is one reason for that encouragement, said Dayton NAACP President Derrick Foward. RELATED: Premier Health, UnitedHealthcare have contract deal The community must &ldquo...
West Carrollton Dixie demolition plan promises jobs, new retail

West Carrollton Dixie demolition plan promises jobs, new retail

Tearing down a former Dixie Drive restaurant is the latest building demolition planned along West Carrollton’s riverfront corridor – and one that is expected to bring that area’s first new retail space in about 20 years. RELATED: Demolition paves way for Kettering Health Network The proposal by Dayton Hydroponics is the fifth parcel – about 20 acres combined - in the past year...
Honda to build CR-V at Marysville plant

Honda to build CR-V at Marysville plant

Honda officials said the automaker will add production of the CR-V sport utility vehicle to Marysville in order to keep up with high demand from consumers. That vehicle is already being produced at three other sites, including Honda’s nearby East Liberty plant, said Chris Abbruzzese, a spokesman for Honda. The additional production is not expected to create more jobs, but will allow the company...
Dayton area home influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright designs

Dayton area home influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright designs

The influence of Frank Lloyd Wright’s distinctive architectural styling comes to mind on stepping into the home at 1109 Viewpoint Drive in Washington Twp. Following Wright’s belief that a home needs to be one with its outdoor setting, the design and floor plan of this 1966 raised ranch makes use of large windows to integrate panoramic nature views into its interior. “The recent updates...
This Cajun theme at downtown Dayton restaurant features scrumptious turkey ribs

This Cajun theme at downtown Dayton restaurant features scrumptious turkey ribs

FACT: turkeys have ribs, and as it turns out, they are delicious covered in tangy BBQ sauce.  At least that’s the case with the turkey ribs sold at De’Lish Cafe, the restaurant at 139 N. Main St. near the Schuster Performing Arts Center in downtown Dayton.  De’Lish’s turkey rib entree meshes well with the restaurant’s “Cajun Creole Comfort...
Spectrum reports TV streaming app service issues

Spectrum reports TV streaming app service issues

Spectrum customers are reporting service interruptions while attempting to use the Spectrum TV app, the company said on Friday afternoon. “Spectrum customers are experiencing a service interruption while attempting to use the Spectrum TV App. This is causing errors including incorrect login information. Technicians are working diligently to restore the service as soon as possible. We apologize...
Chamber welcomes new board members

Chamber welcomes new board members

The Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce is welcoming new board of trustees members while thanking retiring members. The new chamber board members are: MORE: Manufacturing wins help push Ohio jobless rate down Doug Anspach, Leadership Dayton chair and partner in Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP; Doug Barry, president of BarryStaff Inc.; Randy Domigan, director of Brady Ware; Cindy Gaboury, owner of Audio...
Amazon raises monthly Prime membership rate

Amazon raises monthly Prime membership rate

The monthly membership fee for Amazon Prime rose Friday from $10.99 to $12.99. Company officials said the annual membership will remain at $99 dollars. Monthly customers do not get access to Amazon Video, which costs $8.99 a month. The last Prime subscription hike came in 2014, when Amazon increased its yearly membership from $79 to $99. The e-commerce company did not give a reason for the price increase...
Starbucks testing out stores that do not accept cash

Starbucks testing out stores that do not accept cash

Starbucks is testing out a cashless checkout in stores nationwide. As of Tuesday, one downtown Seattle store accepts only cards or mobile payments, according to a report from KIRO-7. The coffee chain is receiving mixed reviews from customers, some who like the convenience while others worry about privacy issues. Robert Safian, editor of Fast Company, told KIRO 7 that the cashless wave will only grow...
Top tips for selling your old stuff on eBay (and actually making cash)

Top tips for selling your old stuff on eBay (and actually making cash)

Too much clutter, too little money, too many gifts you didn't like... an eBay auction is one of the simplest solutions to all three issues. If your trash might be someone else's treasure, an eBay business is simple to start and accessible to just about anyone. "It has low start-up costs and it can be started out of your home," noted the New Life Auctions blog, written by sellers who...
Moldy comforter among latest product recalls

Moldy comforter among latest product recalls

The latest product recalls include a potentially moldy comforter, an unstable bassinette, and snow globes that could potentially cause a fire, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.    The Hudson comforters by UGG under recall were sold at Bed Bath & Beyond and may contain mold which could pose a risk of infection or respiratory issues in people with a mold allergy or compromised...
Amazon raises price of Amazon Prime monthly memberships

Amazon raises price of Amazon Prime monthly memberships

Amazon Prime memberships are about to get more expensive. The online retail giant announced today that the Amazon Prime monthly fee is increasing from $10.99 to $12.99 in the U.S., an increase of 18 percent. That’s approximately $156 annually. However, the annual Prime membership will stay at $99. “Prime provides an unparalleled combination of shipping, shopping and entertainment benefits...
Gander Mountain stores to reopen under new name

Gander Mountain stores to reopen under new name

Gander Outdoors, formerly known as Gander Mountain, announced an initial list of retail stores that are scheduled to open in 2018. Camping World Holdings Inc. was chosen as the winning bidder at a bankruptcy auction for certain acquired assets of Gander Mountain and the sale was approved in a bankruptcy court hearing in May 2017. Dozens of Gander Mountain stores closed after the company filed...
Manufacturing wins help push Ohio jobless rate down

Manufacturing wins help push Ohio jobless rate down

Gains in manufacturing jobs helped push Ohio’s unemployment rate down a tick last month, to 4.7 percent, down from 4.8 percent the month before. Ohio’s non-agricultural wage and salary jobs increased by 2,500 over the month, from a revised 5,539,700 in November to 5,542,200 in December 2017, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services said Friday. Some of the biggest gains were in goods-producing...
Meet the most generous book lover in Yellow Springs

Meet the most generous book lover in Yellow Springs

Countless books of the odd and unexpected varieties are in the hands of many people who have visited Yellow Springs, thanks to Kate Mooneyham.  >> 5 things to do in Yellow Springs Mooneyham, manager of Dark Star Books in Yellow Springs, has been consistently placing a large box of FREE books in the alley behind her and her mother’s bookstore for over a year. On almost any day...
Good Samaritan closing: Employees still in shock 

Good Samaritan closing: Employees still in shock 

A day after the announcement that Good Samaritan Hospital will shut its doors for good at the end of the year, employees said their still trying to come to grips with the initial shock.  Some didn't know anything about it prior to the announcement, while others say they'd heard behind-the scenes rumblings. But all of them said Thursday that there's no way to prepare for the way in which they...
Judges: Good Samaritan closing adds to shortage of mental health care

Judges: Good Samaritan closing adds to shortage of mental health care

The closing of Dayton’s Good Samaritan Hospital will impact already under-served mental health patients, according to county judges who on Thursday celebrated the launch of a mental health specialty docket. RELATED: Good Samaritan final decision made night before announcement “It seems inescapable to me that when you close a major health facility like Good Samaritan, it cannot do anything...
How the federal budget battle impacts Ohio’s medical marijuana industry

How the federal budget battle impacts Ohio’s medical marijuana industry

The only legal obstacle preventing federal prosecutors from cracking down on Ohio’s medical marijuana program is a budget provision that expired with the federal budget on Friday. The provision prohibits the U.S. Department of Justice from using federal funds to crack down on medical marijuana in states where it is legal. In Ohio, the medical pot program is supposed to be fully operational by...
Premier planning to redevelop Good Sam site once hospital closes

Premier planning to redevelop Good Sam site once hospital closes

Premier Health officials have told this news organization that they want to "transform" the soon-to-be former main campus of Good Samaritan Hospital once the facility closes at the end of the year. They don't know exactly what redevelopment will look like on the site once the buildings are razed, but they say it's a process they will be here to see through. "Unlike other Dayton-based...
Wright State settled for nearly $2 million with feds over student aid issues

Wright State settled for nearly $2 million with feds over student aid issues

An audit released by the state on Thursday revealed a nearly $2 million settlement between Wright State University and the U.S. Department of Education and sheds more light on the school’s financial troubles and ongoing investigations. On Nov. 1, Wright State agreed to pay more than $1.98 million for issues stemming from a routine 2015 federal review of the school’s handling of federal...
WATCH: Drone video of new At Home store opening in Beavercreek this month

WATCH: Drone video of new At Home store opening in Beavercreek this month

At Home, a Texas-based home decor chain retailer, is almost ready to open its first Dayton-area store in Beavercreek. After a relatively quick remodeling of the former Kmart location on Indian Ripple Road which started in August, the store will be having a soft opening on Wednesday, January 31.  Early on Thursday, construction site superintendent Justin Vincent was clearing snow from the parking...
Fairborn first in nation to test Air Force tech for police, fire

Fairborn first in nation to test Air Force tech for police, fire

The city of Fairborn will be the first municipality in the nation to test Air Force Research Laboratory-developed technology to separate radio chatter that tends to get jumbled in emergency situations, officials say. GlobalFlyte, a self-described transformative technology firm, developed the integrated management system from both Air Force research and the commercial market to use communications,...
La Quinta hotels to be acquired in nearly $2B deal

La Quinta hotels to be acquired in nearly $2B deal

Wyndham Worldwide Corp. and La Quinta Holdings Inc. said Thursday they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Wyndham will acquire La Quinta’s hotel franchise and hotel management businesses for $1.95 billion cash. There is a La Quinta Inn & Suites in Tipp City and another in Fairborn. A Wingate by Wyndham is also located in Fairborn, while a Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham is located...
Columbus named finalist for second Amazon headquarters

Columbus named finalist for second Amazon headquarters

Amazon has chosen finalists for its second headquarters in North America. Amazon reviewed 238 proposals from across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico to be the home of its second headquarters in North America. Today, Amazon announced it has chosen the following 20 metropolitan areas to move to the next phase of the process: - Atlanta, GA - Austin, TX - Boston, MA - Chicago, IL - Columbus, OH - Dallas...
Vandalia manufacturer sells land for $1.5M

Vandalia manufacturer sells land for $1.5M

A Vandalia manufacturer of modular homes has sold just over 13 acres of land for more than $1.5 million. Unibilt Industries Inc. sold about 13.2 acres at 8005 S. Cassel Road to Poplar Creek North LLC for $1.56 million, Montgomery County property records show. The sale was recorded Tuesday. RELATED: Moraine pet clinic property sold for $5M The property includes a building with more than 40,000...
Meet the 2017 winners of Dayton.com’s Best of Dayton poll

Meet the 2017 winners of Dayton.com’s Best of Dayton poll

We know you’ve been waiting.  After thousands of nominations, even more votes, and careful tallying, winners of the Dayton.com Best of 2017 poll were announced at 8 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 18. With more than 100 categories, you’ll find winners from Best Burger and Best Pizza to Best Happy Hour and Best Bar Bathroom.
Quitting smoking? Local Walmart stores to offer free health screenings

Quitting smoking? Local Walmart stores to offer free health screenings

Local Walmart stores are making it easier to get healthy in 2018. Dayton area Walmart stores will be hosting the first Walmart Wellness Day event of the year on Saturday. The free health screening event provides residents an opportunity to learn health information about themselves. Free screenings will measure:Blood glucose Blood pressure Body mass index Low-cost immunizations And in select locations...
Moraine pet clinic property sold for $5M

Moraine pet clinic property sold for $5M

The property of the Med Vet veterinary health center in Moraine was recently sold for nearly $5.1 million, local property records show. Broadstone MV Portfolio LLC bought the MedVet property — the clinic building and nearly 2 acres of property — at 2714 West Springboro Pike from MVA Real Estate Group Ltd for $5,094,557, according to Montgomery County property records. The sale was recorded...
‘Bad news’ for the city: 7 reactions to Good Samaritan Hospital’s closure

‘Bad news’ for the city: 7 reactions to Good Samaritan Hospital’s closure

Premier Health announced Wednesday that Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton will close by the end of the year, shocking employees and community members in the Miami Valley. Good Samaritan Hospital will close by the end of 2018, impacting about 1,600 employees. The news came as a surprise to city officials, hospital employees and patients. Premier officials said it was unsustainable to operate two...
West Chester restaurant property sells for $2.55M

West Chester restaurant property sells for $2.55M

A West Chester Twp. restaurant property has sold for more than $2.5 million, a real estate investment firm said. Texas Roadhouse, at 7309 Kingsgate Way, sold for nearly $2.55 million in an all-cash transaction, according to Marcus & Millichap, a California-based real estate investment services firm. The restaurant is a 7,163-square foot net-leased property. “Numerous offers were received from...
Is bankruptcy next for Bon-Ton? Retailer’s demise could impact Dayton

Is bankruptcy next for Bon-Ton? Retailer’s demise could impact Dayton

The struggles for Bon-Ton Stores Inc., the parent company of Elder-Beerman, continue in the new year — and senior creditors with the company are pressuring company executives to file for bankruptcy. Bon-Ton Stores Inc. entered into forbearance agreements last week with its credit lenders, which is likely the next step leading the popular Miami Valley retailer to file for bankruptcy. The retailer...
Logan County research center seeks $7.8M in state loans for expansion

Logan County research center seeks $7.8M in state loans for expansion

A nonprofit automotive research center in Logan County is seeking more than $7.8 million in low-interest state loans to assist with financing the construction of a state-of-the-art conference center and office space to accommodate new clients. The Ohio Controlling Board is expected to consider a request next week to grant about $8 million in low-interest loans to the Transportation Research Center...
Companies turn your Facebook friends into a sales force

Companies turn your Facebook friends into a sales force

Betsy Stover was 17 when her mother asked her to help fax strangers, hawking a service that had the markings of a pyramid scheme. “I always felt like a creep sending unsolicited faxes,” said Stover, who hated the chore, but knew the work required cold calls to succeed. Stover, now a 38-year-old comedian based in Los Angeles, had largely forgotten about the experience until about three...
Can’t miss gifts for techies

Can’t miss gifts for techies

Technophiles are hard to shop for, or so we’re told. Here are some can’t-miss gifts, we’d enjoy. Nothing beats a perfect hamburger any day of the year, and the Cave Tools Burger Press makes one every time. The aluminum burger press has indicator lines to make 4.5-inch round 1/4 pounders or 1/3 pounders for burger lovers, all in the palm of your hand. It’s so simple and works...
Home-sharing startup uses cryptocurrency instead of dollars

Home-sharing startup uses cryptocurrency instead of dollars

Airbnb may be the biggest home-sharing game in town, but a new startup is trying to push its way into the market. Enter CryptoBnB: the online home-sharing platform that wants you to pay for your couch-surfing stays using digital currency. That’s right — this startup is combining two of the trendiest topics — home-sharing and cryptocurrency — into one buzz-word extravaganza...

Girls’ tech group lands grant to back STEM education programs

An Orlando-based group that has been teaching girls tech-based skills for five years has landed a grant from the Nielsen Foundation. Tech Sassy Girlz — which hosts workshops, tech company tours and other educational events — will receive $12,500 to support its efforts, the group announced recently. “The Foundation’s support of our organization helps to raise our profile and...
Best gifts for the home chef

Best gifts for the home chef

There are all sorts of new gizmos for people whose relationship with food comes in all forms. Here are four of our favorite new devices for the cook and the kitchen. ——— Amazon Dash Wand Product Review: https://www.cnet.com/products/amazon-dash-wand-with-alexa-2017/review/#ftag=CAD187281f CNET rating: 4.0 stars out of 5 (Excellent) The good: The Dash Wand is easy to set up and easy...
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