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Wright State to cut costs by leaving unfilled positions vacant

Wright State University’s president has implemented a hiring freeze and has asked other administrators to reduce expenditures as the school continues to struggle with its finances. The university’s strategic hiring committee has been instructed not to approve hires unless they represent health, safety, compliance needs or demonstrate a “direct impact on revenue,” president...
5 companies making moves in Dayton area

5 companies making moves in Dayton area

Local business is the backbone of every community, and dozens of businesses spur economic development and provide jobs to thousands of residents in the Miami Valley. The Dayton Daily News Business Team is committed to providing in-depth coverage of the companies that impact the community everyday. CHECK OUT FIVE COMPANIES MAKING MOVES IN THE DAYTON AREA
WSU president says positions may not be filled to save money

WSU president says positions may not be filled to save money

Wright State University may not fill open positions to save money, president David Hopkins told Wright State students, faculty and staff in an email Monday. Wright State’s strategic hiring committee has been instructed not to approve hires unless they represent health, safety, compliance needs or demonstrate a “direct impact on revenue,” Hopkins said in the email. RELATED: Wright...
DP&L, Vectren team up for scholarships

DP&L, Vectren team up for scholarships

The Dayton Power and Light Co. (DP&L) and Vectren Energy Delivery of Ohio, are offering three scholarships to high school seniors who plan to work in the energy industry, both companies said Monday. Each $1,000 scholarship will be granted for college tuition and expenses to “deserving students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, knowledge and an interest in continuing their studies...
$1.1M home near Springboro includes 60 acres, swimming pool

$1.1M home near Springboro includes 60 acres, swimming pool

Surrounded by 60 acres of land with woods, stream, pond and pastures, the two-story brick salt box featured in this week’s Real Estate Plus sits well off the road at the end of a gravel drive. Located within Clearcreek Twp., the home at 4358 Weisenberger Road has about 3,840 square feet of living space. The 60-acre property includes two pole barns, a two-car garage, the original two-story...
Soin Medical Center celebrates fifth year

Soin Medical Center celebrates fifth year

Kettering Health Network’s Indu and Raj Soin Medical Center in Beavercreek will host a five-year anniversary celebration at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the hospital lobby at 3535 Pentagon Boulevard, next to The Mall at Fairfield Commons. The 30-minute ceremony, which is private but open to the media, will recognize people who were instrumental in Soin’s beginning and opening, including representatives...
SNEAK PEEK: ‘Bar Dumaine’ opens tomorrow; here’s its menu

SNEAK PEEK: ‘Bar Dumaine’ opens tomorrow; here’s its menu

Bar Dumaine, the successor restaurant to Rue Dumaine and still under the direction of award-winning chef and restaurateur Anne Kearney, has announced it will open Tuesday, Feb. 21, with its revised menu and expanded hours. The new Bar Dumaine is designed to offer a more casual atmosphere, and also significantly expands Rue Dumaine’s former hours. It will be open 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days...
Ohio’s millionaires list growing faster than other states

Ohio’s millionaires list growing faster than other states

Ohio was among a handful of states showing the greatest gains in the number of millionaire households last year, according to the annual Wealth & Affluent Monitor published by New York-based Phoenix Marketing International. Ohio ranked No. 31 for the number of households in the 50 states and District of Columbia that had $1 million or more in “investable assets” in 2016, up five spots...
Sinclair seeks to fix parking frustrations

Sinclair seeks to fix parking frustrations

Parking at Sinclair Community College is a common source of frustration and dissatisfaction among students, but the school plans to reconfigure its on-campus parking to be more user friendly. Sinclair has adopted a master plan that seeks to overhaul the campus layout to better tie its facilities and parking together. Sinclair hopes to increase the number of the spaces on campus to provide parking...
Tax abatements to help fund 1,400-acre Warren County development

Tax abatements to help fund 1,400-acre Warren County development

The Turtlecreek Twp. Board of Trustees plans to use property taxes from residential and commercial development in the 1,400-acre Union Village development to pay for roads and other infrastructure for the $445 million development. The township sent out letters last week advising the Lebanon City Schools, Warren County and the Warren County Career Center of plans to hold a meeting on April 25 for...
Ivanka Trump's brand holds strong on Amazon as perfumes snag bestseller spots

Ivanka Trump's brand holds strong on Amazon as perfumes snag bestseller spots

Several retailers recently announced that they would stop or limit sales of Ivanka Trump’s merchandise, with some claiming sales, not politics, as the reason behind the decisions. But her brand might not be in serious jeopardy after all, as her perfume maintains spots on Amazon's bestsellers list. Her sales were so high that her fragrances took up three spots on the bestseller list this week...
Wright State could pick first female president as search narrowed to 2

Wright State could pick first female president as search narrowed to 2

The search for Wright State University’s next president is down to two candidates. TWEET: Follow reporter Max Filby on Twitter for more higher ed news The presidential search committee and Wright State trustees are expected to choose between Deborah Ford, chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, and Cheryl Schrader, chancellor of the Missouri University of Science and Technology....
BREAKING: South Park Tavern sold; owner reveals plans

BREAKING: South Park Tavern sold; owner reveals plans

Popular Dayton beer pub and live-music venue South Park Tavern has been sold. Ryan Carey, South Park Tavern’s new owner, told this news outlet today that he intends to keep the South Park Tavern name and maintain and enhance its focus on craft beer and live music. The tavern is located at 1301 Wayne Ave., about a mile southeast from downtown Dayton. “The plan is to nurture the South...
Here’s where you can get free help with your income taxes

Here’s where you can get free help with your income taxes

Community Action Partnership of the Greater Dayton Area is offering free income tax help to area residents who make less than $54,000 annually, have a disability or struggle with English. The service is being provided in Dayton and Trotwood. Appointments are available Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Dayton office 719 S. Main St. or Wednesday, Thursday, 3-5 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to...
20% of Dayton Children’s visits for injuries

20% of Dayton Children’s visits for injuries

Dayton Children’s Hospital has been re-verified as a Level II pediatric trauma center by the American College of Surgeons, the hospital announced today. A Level II trauma center is able to initiate definitive care for all injured patients, including 24-hour immediate coverage by general surgeons, as well as coverage by the specialties of orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, anesthesiology, emergency...
New housing development proposed in Fairborn

New housing development proposed in Fairborn

Fairborn’s city council will hold a special meeting Monday night to discuss a proposed housing development in the city. The Oberer Development Company is proposing a new development called the Rockdell Housing Development, according to a notice from the city. The development is proposed for construction at the dead-end of Rockdell Drive, off Old Yellow Springs Road, according to Fairborn Clerk...
2 new upgrades coming to Dorothy Lane Market 

2 new upgrades coming to Dorothy Lane Market 

As supermarkets compete to pull in customers across the Miami Valley, Dorothy Lane Market is upgrading its online grocery shopping and curbside pick-up services. Dayton-based Dorothy Lane Market, which has three locations in the area, has rebranded what was previously called “DLM in a Dash” to DLM Drive-Up with a new website launched earlier this month. The site features the...
Ohio community fights proposed DPL coal plant closures

Ohio community fights proposed DPL coal plant closures

A group in Adams County wants the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio to rule against a Dayton Power and Light plan to close two power plants in that county located on the Ohio River. The group has filed a motion with the PUCO that targets what it calls the “self-serving” plan to retire the coal-fired plants “without even mentioning (much less attempting to explain away) the pervasive...
Cable fights for customers

Cable fights for customers

As Charter Communication continues marketing its cable and broadband services and products under the “Spectrum” brand in this area and throughout the U.S., experts say the cable industry has its work cut out for it. Charter — which bought Time Warner Cable last year — says it’s pushing back against cable-cutting trends with attractive products and a renewed commitment...
New ‘Merit Grill’ restaurant to open March 1 on Wilmington Pike

New ‘Merit Grill’ restaurant to open March 1 on Wilmington Pike

The Kettering Grill & Cafe at 3800 Wilmington Pike closed last night, Sunday Feb. 19, but a restaurant called the Merit Grill is poised to take its place on March 1. Oscar Gibran, Merit Grill’s general manager, told this news outlet that the new restaurant will continue to serve breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week as the Kettering Grill did. There will be some changes to the menu:...
Congressman joins small-business talk in Hamilton

Congressman joins small-business talk in Hamilton

Congressman Warren Davidson, R-Troy, will be the guest speaker at a roundtable discussion geared toward small-business leaders in Hamilton. The monthly roundtables are a partnership between the Greater Hamilton Chamber and the Small Business Development Center, allowing participants to connect with other local business owners, get updates from local, state and federal levels, and to promote their...
Clark County, Springfield ask where you want development to go

Clark County, Springfield ask where you want development to go

Clark County residents will have a chance to share their vision for future development this week as as part of a $214,000 update to an 18-year-old land use plan. The Crossroads Comprehensive Plan — a long-term strategic vision used by the city and county as a road map for future transportation, housing and economic development projects — was last updated in 1999. Sarah Kelly, senior project...
Assurant sees net operating income fall 30 percent last year

Assurant sees net operating income fall 30 percent last year

Assurant’s net operating income fell more than 30 percent last year, but company leaders said they have made progress in a restructuring effort that should make it more profitable in the future. The company, based in New York, reported net operating income of $276.9 million in 2016. That’s about a 31 percent decrease compared to 2015, when the company reported net operating income of $398...
New Carlisle boutique gets new owner, plans to add events

New Carlisle boutique gets new owner, plans to add events

When Sarah Trimbach first started her job at World Threads, an import boutique in New Carlisle, she did so believing that it might not be for very long. Being hired on as a manager, Trimbach was told by her employers John and Carolyn Brichacek that the state of their business was unknown. RELATED: 2 new businesses to open at Upper Valley Mall “They had told me up...
Upper Valley Mall to host Clark County home show

Upper Valley Mall to host Clark County home show

The annual Clark County Home Show will move to the Upper Valley Mall this year as area home owners to start think about potential projects this spring. The show has been hosted by the Clark State Hollenbeck Bayley Conference Center for the past few years, but the mall will allow a more open space for residents to browse the local vendors and companies who will attend this year, said Dan Kegley, president...
Champaign County chamber board selects new executive director

Champaign County chamber board selects new executive director

Lydia Hess has been selected as the new executive director of the Champaign County Chamber of Commerce, Chamber Board President Tom Coles said. Hess, a St. Paris resident, has worked with the chamber in various roles since 2014 and will be responsible for promoting businesses throughout the county. She will replace Sandi Arnold, who resigned from the post after serving five years at the chamber. RELATED...
5 reasons to visit — or re-visit — the Butler County Donut Trail

5 reasons to visit — or re-visit — the Butler County Donut Trail

Launched by the county’s visitors bureau in 2016 in collaboration with nine local doughnut shops, the Butler County Donut Trail highlights small, family-run doughnut shops. Here are five reasons to visit — or re-visit — the Donut Trail: 1. It helps Butler County’s economy. According to a study by the University of Cincinnati Economics Center, the Donut Trail had an economic...
Stafford: Health care coverage costs concerning

Stafford: Health care coverage costs concerning

This may not be sweet. It will be short. You likely have seen the commercial. It’s one of those, “What’s in your wallet?” ads for Capital One and has the usual message. Dear Consumer: If you’re piling up bonus cash while using your charge card, you shouldn’t be cheated by some company that places all kinds of restrictions on what you can spend your bonus cash on...
New restaurant opens in Springfield

New restaurant opens in Springfield

Springfield’s latest option for Mexican dining has opened its doors. El Speedy Gonzales opened this month at 1100 Upper Valley Pike, in the same building that previously housed a KFC franchise. MORE: New restaurant to open on Upper Valley Pike in Clark County The new restaurant focuses on customers who want to dine, but seek quicker service than traditional restaurants. The restaurant will be...
REX shares up on ethanol demand

REX shares up on ethanol demand

Shares of Dayton-based REX American Resources have bounced back strongly from their 52-week low as the ethanol and ethanol by-products producer posts higher sales and earnings on robust demand for its products. REX shares closed Friday at $83.98, up about 75 percent from their 52-week low of $48.29. Investors have become more bullish on the firm’s prospects after seeing REX sales climb from...
1-minute reads: 5 things to know about Dayton business this week

1-minute reads: 5 things to know about Dayton business this week

Residential building in the Miami Valley has entered a resurgence as the economy continues to recover from the Great Recession, and remodeling contractors are also reaping the benefits of the exploding industry. Home builders in four area counties built 1,886 new homes last year, a 12 percent increase compared to 2015, according to the Home Builders Association of Dayton. READ MORE HERE At least...
CareSource to buy office tower, downsize plans for another

CareSource to buy office tower, downsize plans for another

CareSource is scaling back the size of the office tower it wants to build downtown because the nonprofit is buying and expanding its presence in another nearby building. The tower the nonprofit health insurer plans to construct on the 100 block of East First Street will be six floors now instead of seven, reducing its capacity to 800 office spaces from 900, the group said. RELATED: New CareSource...
Wright State presidential finalist withdraws from consideration

Wright State presidential finalist withdraws from consideration

A Wright State University presidential finalist has withdrawn his name from consideration to be the university’s next president. Dennis Shields, chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, withdrew his name this afternoon, according to an email sent to Wright State students, staff and faculty from trustee and presidential search chairman Doug Fecher. “He thanked us for the consideration...
Air enforcer gives Fuyao ‘notice of violation’

Air enforcer gives Fuyao ‘notice of violation’

The Regional Air Pollution Control Agency (RAPCA) has sent Fuyao Glass America a notice of violation on what appear to be alleged violations of record-keeping and emission monitoring requirements. In a letter dated Feb. 6, an administrator of RAPCA — which enforces state and local air pollution laws in Montgomery, Greene, Clark and other area counties — wrote that the auto glass manufacturer...
Residential building spurs growth in Miami Valley

Residential building spurs growth in Miami Valley

Residential building in the Miami Valley has entered a resurgence as the economy continues to recover from the Great Recession, and remodeling contractors are also reaping the benefits of the exploding industry. Home builders in four area counties built 1,886 new homes last year, a 12 percent increase compared to 2015, according to the Home Builders Association of Dayton. The home construction industry...
Springfield business park soon to be home to Honda supplier

Springfield business park soon to be home to Honda supplier

The city of Springfield has sold some land in its Champion City Business Park, a step toward allowing a Honda supplier to open a new manufacturing plant at the site. Two other business parks in Clark County also have received a state designation that local leaders said could help draw new companies to the region. Springfield city commissioners also approved this week selling five acres in the Champion...
UD police to crack down on underage drinking this weekend

UD police to crack down on underage drinking this weekend

The University of Dayton on Friday sent an email to students warning them there will be an “increased staff and police presence” in student neighborhoods on Saturday to better ensure safety. The heightened police presence is in response to recently increased instances of “high-risk drinking, lack of civility with university staff, police officers and each other, damage to property...
Escape the Room Challenge in West Chester adds new attraction

Escape the Room Challenge in West Chester adds new attraction

New escape room “Uncle Ernie’s Millions” opens today, Feb. 17, at Escape The Room Challenge at 7390 Squire Court in West Chester Twp. Escape The Room Challenge opened in April 2015 just east of Interstate 75’s Tylersville Road interchange. The new “Uncle Ernie’s Millions” opens today and will join three other themed escape rooms there, including Esmeralda&rsquo...
Retail, restaurants lead business activity downtown

Retail, restaurants lead business activity downtown

Retail and restaurants last year accounted for the largest share of site-selection activities and business openings in Dayton’s Central Business District, suggesting strong interest in new and unique shopping and dining experiences. RELATED: Sneak peek at Table 33 In 2016, 54 percent of businesses that opened in the downtown district were restaurants and retail, compared to just 23 percent in...
Zima is ready to make a comeback

Zima is ready to make a comeback

For those waxing nostalgic for the 1990s, a clear blast from the past may reappear soon at bars and on store shelves. MillerCoors will bring back Zima this year, according to a Crain’s report. The clear malt beverage debuted in 1993 and was a popular fixture of the nightclub scene, but sales declined over time, and the company discontinued Zima production in the U.S. in 2008. "If you're...
New Asian restaurant now open in downtown Dayton

New Asian restaurant now open in downtown Dayton

A new Chinese restaurant called Liu Garden has opened in downtown Dayton. Downtown’s newest lunch spot is located on the ground floor of the Biltmore Towers at 210 N. Main St., on the corner of First and Main streets. Liu Garden opened its doors last week, employees said today, Feb. 17. The space previously housed a Chinese buffet restaurant called China Royal, which shut down in 2015 after...
Wright State faculty ask for laid off colleagues to be rehired

Wright State faculty ask for laid off colleagues to be rehired

Wright State University faculty, representing the local chapter of the American Association of University Professors, today asked the board of trustees to reinstate faculty positions that were cut last fall. The university announced in October 2016 that it would eliminate 23 positions, including six faculty jobs, following spring semester. The cuts were one way the university said it was dealing with...
WHAT TO KNOW: 3 things about possible military base changes

WHAT TO KNOW: 3 things about possible military base changes

The nation could go through another domestic military-installation consolidation process, also known as “BRAC,” for Base Closure and Realignment, Jeff Hoagland, president and chief executive of the Dayton Development Coalition, warned Friday. The BRAC process is neither fast not cheap, with communities and lawmakers fighting fiercely to protect bases in their back yards. That’s probably...
Realtor to open new location in Oakwood

Realtor to open new location in Oakwood

A real estate company will open a new location in Oakwood this weekend. RE/MAX Ultimate is opening at 2,400-square-foot space on Far Hills Avenue, and will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22. Broker and owner Christina Hillard, who has 12 years experience in the real estate business, said the new location will be fun and comfortable for employees and clients. “It&rsquo...
Trump scuttles Obamacare change, Sen. Brown says

Trump scuttles Obamacare change, Sen. Brown says

President Donald Trump’s administration has scuttled plans to allow health insurers to charge older sicker customers more than three times the rates they charge healthier customers, a practice that is prohibited under the Affordable Care Act, according to a statement released from Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio. The Trump administration had been considering the change to the health insurance law...
CEO: Base-closing process possible this year

CEO: Base-closing process possible this year

A military base-closing BRAC is a possibility this year, the chief executive of the Dayton Development Coalition warned a group of local developers Friday. WHAT TO KNOW: Three things about a possible new BRAC But if a BRAC — short for the federal “Base Realignment and Closure” process — begins, it probably won’t be complete until 2019, said that CEO, Jeff Hoagland...
Dayton-area company expands to location in California

Dayton-area company expands to location in California

Moraine-headquartered Winsupply is expanding to a new location in Lake Elsinore, Calif. The company, which is a supplier of residential and commercial construction and industrial supplies, has opened a fire and fabrication location in California. The new location will allow the company to serve fire sprinkler system contractors throughout the southern part of the state. The local manager, Bryan...
Your home is full of tech eyes and ears

Your home is full of tech eyes and ears

If you own a VIZIO television- it may have been keeping an eye on what you were watching- down to the second. VIZIO agreed to pay $2 million in a settlement, after the FTC and the state of New Jersey accused the company of installing software on 11 million televisions which logged what viewers were watching without their knowledge or consent and sold that information to third parties who used it for...
EF Hutton seeks to throw out former exec’s lawsuit over disputed pay

EF Hutton seeks to throw out former exec’s lawsuit over disputed pay

EF Hutton America has responded to a lawsuit filed by a former company executive, arguing in court documents that the case should be dismissed. Dennis White sued EF Hutton America and CEO Chris Daniels in federal court in Pennsylvania late last year, alleging the firm failed to compensate him for his work as president for at least two years. Attorneys for EF Hutton asked the court last week to...
1-minute reads: 3 things to know about Dayton business today

1-minute reads: 3 things to know about Dayton business today

A lawsuit filed today in Miami County Common Pleas Court pits a mother — who was founder of the Coldwater Cafe restaurant in Tipp City — against her son, who is the current owner of restaurant. Betty Peachey, who the lawsuit says now lives in Rockport, Texas, claims in the lawsuit that her son, Nicholas Hoover, has reneged on an agreement to pay her $40,000 per year for the rest of her...
Local police to receive free beef jerky

Local police to receive free beef jerky

A company will give away hundreds of dollars of beef jerky away to police in a show of kindness and gratitude. The Beef Jerky Outlet, which has a local presence in West Chester Twp., announced it would give away free beef jerky to local police near their outlet locations. The company will do this on Feb. 17 to celebrate National Random Acts of Kindness Day. » RELATED: GE Aviation investments...
NEW RESEARCH ‘Lighter but stronger than steel’

NEW RESEARCH ‘Lighter but stronger than steel’

Research into how to better store compressed gas is now underway, with the University of Dayton Research Institute as a lead participant. This week, the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation said the project is underway in studying how to better store compressed natural gas. OUT OF THIS WORLD: UDRI research goes far — very far The project will involve DuPont, the Composite...
Company: Fiber optics growing in region

Company: Fiber optics growing in region

An Ohio company says it has in place more than 3,500 “fiber miles” of ethernet across Southwestern Ohio. Independents Fiber Network, a wholly owned subsidiary of Com Net Inc, has added 240 route miles totaling 3,551 fiber miles under its oversight. RELATED: Governor declares Ohio ‘the knowledge belt’ These additional facilities are mostly located in Warren and Butler counties...
Kettering Health to expand in Kettering with medical offices

Kettering Health to expand in Kettering with medical offices

Kettering Health Network has purchased a vacant lot in the 1700 block of E. Stroop Road, just west of Wilmington Pike in Kettering, where it plans to build medical offices, the Dayton-based health system announced Thursday. The announcement comes just a day after the health system announced plans to open physician practices and offer outpatient services in a 62,000-square-foot building it recently...
Manufacturer secures rapid growth in medical devices

Manufacturer secures rapid growth in medical devices

The Dayton area’s newest medical device manufacturing plant is growing rapidly — and has room still to grow. Part of that growth is fueled by the medical device industry’s overall growth, with the total market expected to hit $155 billion this year, according to the U.S. International Trade Administration. San Diego-based NuVasive Inc. will have 300 workers in West Carrollton this...
GE Aviation investments exceed $4B in U.S. operations

GE Aviation investments exceed $4B in U.S. operations

Evendale-headquartered GE Aviation announced its investments in U.S. operations have exceeded $4 billion in a five-year period. With a record production of jet engines, engine components and aircraft systems, the company’s investments have reached $4.3 billion since 2011. Another $1.1 billion was invested in international sites. GE Aviation is Ohio’s largest manufacturing employer, according...
Student loans burdening retirement

Student loans burdening retirement

More than 6 million adults, including thousands in Ohio, age 50-64 are still encumbered by student loan debt that may be causing financial hardship even after they retire, according to a Government Accountability Office (GAO) analysis of U.S. Department of Education data. Among older adults holding federal student loan debt in 2015, there were about 6.3 million borrowers age 50 to 64, and 870,000...
Britax recalls 676K strollers after injury reports

Britax recalls 676K strollers after injury reports

Britax Child Safety Inc. has issued a recall of certain models of its strollers, after the company discovered a defect that can create a fall hazard.  A damaged receiver mount can cause the car seat to disengage from the stroller, and lead to a fall, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Both the Britax B-Agile and BOB Motion Strollers are part of the recall. The recall covers...
Need: Workers. Goal: Raise $1M-plus for manufacturing training

Need: Workers. Goal: Raise $1M-plus for manufacturing training

The Dayton Region Manufacturers Association will soon be on a quest to address a problem that has long bedeviled association members: Finding the next generation of manufacturing workers and entrepreneurs. That effort won’t be cheap. “We want to raise over $1 million,” said Jim Bowman, 2017 chairman of the DRMA board. Every year DRMA surveys members on what keeps them up at night...
Kroger named as top company for inclusion

Kroger named as top company for inclusion

Grocery retailer Kroger is one of the best companies in the U.S. for inclusion, according to a new ranking. The Cincinnati-headquartered company ranked 8th for inclusion by Omnikal, formerly known as Diversity Business. Kroger was selected by the Omnikal community, which is made up of more than 2 million women-and-minority-owned business owners. Kroger is important to job growth in the Dayton and...
5 food recalls you should be concerned about in February

5 food recalls you should be concerned about in February

Several companies have recalled products that could potentially cause health issues, and even death in some cases, for consumers. Recalls are often discovered by companies that then contact the federal government, according to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration. They are also discovered through manufacturing facility inspections, reports of health problems and consumer tips to authorities. If there&rsquo...
Taxi drones ready for takeoff in Dubai this summer

Taxi drones ready for takeoff in Dubai this summer

Passenger drones may be just the fix for gridlocked roads in major cities around the world, especially in U.S. cities like Atlanta, New York, and Los Angeles to name just a few. Plans are underway in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates to begin using taxi drones sometime this summer, the Associated Press reported. Built by a the Chinese company EHang, the EHang 184 MegaDrone, as it’s officially...
RECALL: Product recalled at Whole Foods in Ohio

RECALL: Product recalled at Whole Foods in Ohio

A noodle product sold at Whole Foods in Ohio and several other states has been recalled due to a possible Listeria contamination. Veggie Noodle Co. of Texas is voluntarily recalling 62 cases of Butternut Spirals because it could be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in some people. The product was recalled in Whole Foods Markets...
1-minute reads: 3 things to know about Dayton business today

1-minute reads: 3 things to know about Dayton business today

RESTAURANTS Restaurant outlook: People not going out to eat as much Restaurants in Ohio brought in almost $1 billion in sales last year, but consumers didn’t go out to eat as much in the first month of 2017. A new survey by the Ohio Restaurant Association and the Cleveland Research Company found restaurant owners saw weaker consumer demand in January after a strong fourth quarter that ended...
2 local sporting goods stores to be impacted by bankruptcy

2 local sporting goods stores to be impacted by bankruptcy

A Midwest-based sporting goods retail chain, with a local presence, has filed for bankruptcy. MC Sports, legally known as Michigan Sporting Goods Distributors, announced it plans to begin liquidation sales of all of its 68 stores. The chain reported a net loss of $5.4 million on sales of more than $174 million in the last fiscal year. MC Sports has a presence in 12 cities in Ohio, according to the...
Retailer files for bankruptcy, Upper Valley Mall store’s future unclear

Retailer files for bankruptcy, Upper Valley Mall store’s future unclear

The Upper Valley Mall received a blow this week after MC Sports, a national retailer based in Michigan, filed for bankruptcy and said it will begin immediate liquidation sales at all stores. Company officials declined comment Wednesday afternoon and referred all questions to a news release. Officials at the Upper Valley Mall also didn’t return a call seeking comment Wednesday. The German Twp...
6 red flags of advance fee loan scams

6 red flags of advance fee loan scams

One of Better Business Bureau’s top 10 scams of 2016, advance fee loans target people down on their luck and desperate for money. They’re advertised in local publications and online through professional-looking web sites and classified sites using attractive terms such as “easy credit” and “guaranteed.” RELATED » Shop safely this Presidents’ Day »...
5 things to know about Ohio stores closing in 2017

5 things to know about Ohio stores closing in 2017

Sales during the retail industry’s most important time of the year were below expectations and have already forced major retailers to close locations. Here are five things to know about the retail climate in 2017: 1. The future doesn’t look as gloomy as U.S. retail sales are expected to grow between 3.7 and 4.2 percent, according to the National Retail Federation’s 2017 economic...

Kettering Health expanding its reach in Miami Valley

A Dayton-area health system continues to expand its presence in the Miami Valley with plans to open physician offices and outpatient facilities at two new locations. Kettering Health Network announced plans to build a medical office building on a lot formerly occupied by a car wash at 744 E. Dixie Drive in West Carollton and it had acquired an office and retail building at 2600 Far Hills Ave. in the...
Hotel offers deals for pet travelers

Hotel offers deals for pet travelers

Red Roof hotels are offering rewards for travelers with pets. The hotel chain is offering a 15 percent discount on any travelers with pets, while animals are welcome at the hotels at no additional charge regularly. The chain said more people are looking for hotel experiences that offer deals with pets. The deal extends now through March 31. “We want guests to have the option of bringing their...
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