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AT&T takes new retail approach with plans to open 1,000 stores

AT&T is planning to drastically expand its physical footprint with 1,000 new stores, including pop-up shops for events. “Consumer’s expectations are fundamentally changing and its all about being more convenient and closer to the end customer,” said Rasesh Patel, senior executive vice presiddent of digital, retail and care for AT&T. »RELATED: Sears closing at Fairfield Commons...


School house condos test strength of Dayton market

School house condos test strength of Dayton market

Although the building at 226 McDaniel St. hasn’t been used as a school house for decades, relics of its time as a place of learning make it one of the more unique living options in Dayton. But despite its distinctive qualities, the Hawthorne School Condominiums haven’t sold as quickly as other urban housing nearby. One challenge has been getting people to understand that McPherson Town...
Not just a gym, not just a smoothie shop: House of Health is a community

Not just a gym, not just a smoothie shop: House of Health is a community

The House of Health, a new business in the Shoppes of Tylersville West, is about community and giving back — lessons owner Christina Shteiwi said she learned from her parents, who died in a car accident in April 2016. A team of nearly a dozen people who run the gym facility are helping Shteiwi continue her parents’ “giving and loving nature,” she said. “The team I have...
Downtown permit parking rejected — why CareSource scares neighbors

Downtown permit parking rejected — why CareSource scares neighbors

A proposal to create new permit parking in a residential part of downtown has been shot down by the Dayton Plan Board. The plan would have prohibited parking on Harries Street and Ice Avenue except for people who live in the neighborhood or allow guests and visitors to use placards they would receive. Some neighbors said they fear that when CareSource’s new office building opens next year, some...
What skills are being sought by Dayton businesses

What skills are being sought by Dayton businesses

Sit down with any group of local business leaders and you can bet the conversation will turn to the “skills gap” and the difficulty companies have finding the right worker for jobs. “There is a talent shortage,” said Joanie Krein, vice president-market manager for Manpower of Dayton Inc. “Manufacturing in Dayton is at a critical level as far as the labor shortage. But...
Companies rush to fill holiday jobs during worker shortage

Companies rush to fill holiday jobs during worker shortage

Fighting low unemployment and stiff competition for workers, local companies are scrambling to hire thousands of seasonal workers before the biggest shopping season of the year. The hiring spree that spans several industries is happening earlier than most years and is requiring companies to offer incentives and flexible hours to entice job applicants for the mostly part-time work. Stores like Kohl&rsquo...
Jobs expert: ‘This is going to be an epidemic’

Jobs expert: ‘This is going to be an epidemic’

As advances in technology require a higher level of skill among workers, there is growing concern that this region is at a critical crossroads in its ability to compete for jobs. “More people are starting to realize now that this is going to be an epidemic,” said Nick Weldy, superintendent and chief executive of the Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC). “I think we are still...
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen gives $30M to house homeless, low-income families

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen gives $30M to house homeless, low-income families

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen is spending $30 million to house 94 homeless and low-income families in south Seattle. The Seattle Times reports that Allen’s donation to the Mount Baker Family Housing development is the largest funding piece for the project. Allen has been partnered with the project throughout its design process. Mercy Housing Northwest and Mary’s Place...
Nordstrom's taped-up, $530 'distressed' shoes sell out

Nordstrom's taped-up, $530 'distressed' shoes sell out

Update 11:11 a.m. EDT Sept. 23:  They looked like trash, but they sold like gold.Nordstrom's "Golden Goose Superstar Taped Sneaker" has sold out, according to the department store's website. The shoes sold for $530 online and were manufactured to look worn out and scuffed with duct tape across the wearer's toes. Original report: If you're looking to buy a pair of trashed sneakers...
InsideOut artists, accountants team to beautify Hamilton offices

InsideOut artists, accountants team to beautify Hamilton offices

When employees of the Kirsch CPA Group look at the large artwork on a wall of the company’s new offices in downtown Hamilton, they can say, “I did that.” Employees of the accounting company, including those in its Oxford office and those who work remotely, recently teamed with artists who have disabilities to design and produce a 54-piece artwork that occupies most of a large, multi-story...
New distillery opening in Middletown

New distillery opening in Middletown

Mike Dramschak is only a few weeks away from his dream of opening his own distillery. Dramschak and his wife, Debbie, purchased the portion of Liberty Spirits distillery on Central Avenue in May from Mike Robinette, who will continue distilling and operating a tasting room in a nearby building. “I’ve been wanting to start a distillery for 10 years,” Mike Dramschak said. “This...
Dayton paid $450K for property and sold it for $10. Why the city made that deal.

Dayton paid $450K for property and sold it for $10. Why the city made that deal.

The Dayton City Commission this week approved selling the six-story building at 601 E. Third St. for $10 to Woodard Development. That might seem like a steal, considering the city bought the property for about $450,000 six years ago. But the building needs significant environmental cleanup, which is pricey, officials said. “Sometimes we hear negative feedback on the sales prices,” said...
Your eggs probably aren't cage-free

Your eggs probably aren't cage-free

For some time, it seemed like the plight of egg-laying hens-confined to cages so small they can't even spread their wings-was ending. Restaurants, retailers, hotels and manufacturers, as well as food service and hospitality groups, suddenly recognized that consumer revulsion might cost them real money. So they rushed to announce self-imposed deadlines to go cage-free.  » RELATED: Eat...
You may soon be able to experience ‘Bliss in a Bottle’ at the Mall at Fairfield Commons

You may soon be able to experience ‘Bliss in a Bottle’ at the Mall at Fairfield Commons

A new tenant is interested in opening at the Mall at Fairfleld Commons, and it combines two edible substances that have proven their popularity for centuries: wine and chocolate. “Bliss in a Bottle,” which operates a unit in the Polaris Fashion Mall north of Columbus, this week applied for an alcohol license to sell beer and wine for carry-out in the Mall at Fairfield Commons.  In...
Building permits sought for new apartments in Riverside

Building permits sought for new apartments in Riverside

Developer St. Mary Development Corp. and MVAH have applied for Montgomery County building permits to build apartments in Riverside. RiverWorks Lofts LLC applied for permits to build at 2317 Harshman Road. That’s close to another apartment complex, Riverside Senior Lofts, also planned for 2333 Harshman. The latter complex will be built for residents age 55 and older meeting certain income requirements...

Paving materials company buys local land long eyed for mining

An 82-acre piece of farm land inside the West Carrollton city limits that was previously denied zoning to allow mining operations has been acquired by Barrett Paving Materials. The company — whose Dayton presence is based at 2589 Needmore Road — paid $1.5 million for the land just south of Farmersville-West Carrollton Road from Hewitt Farms LLC. Barrett — which produces, sells, and...
Recalls: Children’s clothing, fitness products and more

Recalls: Children’s clothing, fitness products and more

Parents, fitness buffs and those prone to bug bites should check to see if they have the potentially dangerous products being recalled this week. Infant and toddler coveralls sold under the name ED by Ellen DeGeneres are under recall because the bunny applique can come off and pose a choking hazard for your child, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. One person reported a child putting...
KeyBank makes large donation to Hope Center for Families

KeyBank makes large donation to Hope Center for Families

KeyBank Foundation donated $100,000 to the Omega Community Development Corporation for its Hope Center for Families facility. This grant now puts the center less than a $1 million away from hitting its fundraising goal of $4 million, according to Omega Commuity. The Hope Center for Families, which will located on Harvard Boulevard at at the former home of the United Theological Seminar, will serve...
Top 10 holiday toys of 2018: Predictions on what toys are expected to sell out

Top 10 holiday toys of 2018: Predictions on what toys are expected to sell out

Parents, this is your public service announcement. Target, Walmart and Amazon have released their hot toy lists for the 2018 holiday season, and they include many of the toys expected to top kids' wish lists and sell out quickly.           BlackFriday.com looked at the three retailers' toy lists to craft its "Top 10...
Indoor farming company coming to Hamilton

Indoor farming company coming to Hamilton

A Cincinnati-based farming business that bills itself as “pioneering the future of food” is building in Hamilton the first fully-automated indoor farm in the United States. 80 Acres Farms, which grows fruits and vegetables in an energy-efficient, indoor environment, was created to make a difference in communities by providing affordable, fresh, local food, said company spokeswoman Rebecca...
Amazon’s Alexa will cook for you: Here’s how

Amazon’s Alexa will cook for you: Here’s how

Amazon announced a new line of Echo devices and Alexa-enabled companions, totaling 11 new products in all. Here are three of the most unique new tech options. 1. AmazonBasics Microwave “Alexa: Reheat a cup of coffee.” With the new compact counter top microwave, consumers can ask Alexa to reheat, defrost or microwave at specific cook times and power level. »RELATED: Kroger’s...
Your checked bag will likely cost more next time you fly

Your checked bag will likely cost more next time you fly

Delta recently became the third airline to raise its checked bag fee, likely a result of increasing fuel costs hitting air carriers. A checked bag on a Delta flight will now cost $30, up from $25. A second bag will cost $40, also a $5 increase, according to the Associated Press. »RELATED: Sears closing at Fairfield Commons Mall, new stores announced for space The change in cost is the same made...
Company buys local land long sought for mining work

Company buys local land long sought for mining work

Barrett Paving Materials has bought 82 acres of farm land in West Carrollton for $1.5 million, county property records show. Barrett — which produces, sells, and delivers crushed stone, sand and gravel products in Ohio and Indiana — has long eyed that property as a potential mining source. The company, based at 2589 Needmore Road, bought 82.5 acres of land just south of Farmersville-West...
Chili cook-off comes with a handsome cash prize — and a coveted spot on the menu

Chili cook-off comes with a handsome cash prize — and a coveted spot on the menu

Archer's Tavern in Centerville will host a Chili Cook-Off Saturday that comes with a handsome cash prize for the winner and perhaps something more priceless: a spot on the menu for a full year. That’s right: the winner of the chili cook-off will be the chili served at Archer’s Centerville and its two sister pubs, Archer’s Tavern Kettering and the Stone House Tavern in Waynesville...
Oregon District developer acquires church

Oregon District developer acquires church

The developer behind the celebrated conversion of an old factory in the Oregon District into popular new housing and a restaurant has acquired a nearby church. This month, Kentucky-based Weyland Ventures closed on the St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church at 239 Wayne Ave., which shut down at the end of last year. Weyland Ventures controls 239 Wayne LLC, which took out a $768,500 loan to purchase the...
New pretzel shop at The Greene offering a BOGO free deal through Sept. 30

New pretzel shop at The Greene offering a BOGO free deal through Sept. 30

Auntie Anne’s pretzel shop wants you to try the pretzels that it sells at its newest Dayton-area location at The Greene Town Center in Beavercreek.  The store — which opened two months ago in the former Teavana space at 4450 Glengarry Drive on the development’s town square — is The Greene’s “Merchant of the Month” this month, and it is...
Kohl's will hire 90,000 seasonal employees

Kohl's will hire 90,000 seasonal employees

Kohl’s is hiring for the holidays. >> Read more trending news  The department store chain announced Thursday that it plans to hire 90,000 seasonal employees nationally for more than 1,100 stores, nine distribution centers, and five-commerce fulfillment centers and credit centers, WTKR reported. “Our early strategy is working and we’ve already hired thousands of associates...
Meijer will now deliver alcohol straight to your door

Meijer will now deliver alcohol straight to your door

Meijer is adding alcohol to its delivery service. Starting today, Ohio shoppers can have beer and wine, along with 70,000 grocery and daily items delivered from local Meijer stores through Shipt. The retailer first launched the delivery option in Ohio last year. Many retailers are partnering with third parties in a race to provide the best grocery delivery sparked by Amazon acquiring Whole Foods Market...
Miami Valley Hospital to build out last of empty floors

Miami Valley Hospital to build out last of empty floors

Miami Valley Hospital is building out the 10th and 11th floors of its southeast tower, which were left empty space in 2010 to leave room for expansion. The Dayton hospital, operated by Premier Health, said in a statement that it just opened an upgraded 36-bed neuroscience advanced care unit on the 10th floor and is set to finish construction next month on an upgraded 36-bed neuroscience intensive...
Amazon considers opening thousands of cashierless convenience stores

Amazon considers opening thousands of cashierless convenience stores

Amazon is reportedly considering opening 3,000 Amazon Go stores across the nation by 2021. Anonymous sources told Bloomberg the company wants to reinvent the brick-and-mortar shopping experience with more of the convenience-type stores that sell fresh snacks and limited supplies of groceries. »RELATED: Sears closing at Fairfield Commons Mall, new stores announced for space There are currently...
Area home sales continue hot streak: median prices climb

Area home sales continue hot streak: median prices climb

Home sales in the Dayton area remained positive in August during a continued healthy market for home sellers. Home sales increased 2.5 percent over August 2017. The 1,647 homes sold at a median price of $150,000, up 7.7 percent from last August, according to Dayton Realtors. That median price is higher than last month, but didn’t reach the record of $158,000 set in June. »RELATED: Sears...
Wright State fall tuition revenue comes in millions under budget estimates

Wright State fall tuition revenue comes in millions under budget estimates

Wright State University’s fall tuition revenue has so far come in millions of dollars under projections, financial documents show. Revenue from tuition and fees in August was $2.1 million under estimates in the fiscal year 2019 budget, according to a report to be presented to the WSU board of trustees Friday. The shortfall could result in tuition and fee revenue totaling $2.4 million under budget...
Amazon founder gives Air Force some advice at conference

Amazon founder gives Air Force some advice at conference

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos had some words of advice for the Air Force during at an annual conference earlier this week. Bezos, the richest man in the world, told listeners at the Air Force Association’s annual conference that the military branch needs to be more agile, innovative and friendly to the commercial industry, reports the website Defense News. » RELATED: Cleveland Cavs to play...
Ohio thieves target these vehicles more than any other

Ohio thieves target these vehicles more than any other

The National Insurance Crime Bureau has released its annual “Hot Wheels” report, identifying the 10 most stolen vehicles in the United States — and in Ohio. The report examines vehicle theft data submitted by law enforcement to the National Crime Information Center and determines the vehicle make, model and model year most reported stolen in 2017. According to the report, the most...
Downtown storage company served the rich and famous

Downtown storage company served the rich and famous

A storage company that the rich and Dayton famous had long entrusted with their art, pianos and silver is still in business today and operates as it did in 1916. Lincoln Storage and Moving’s century-old headquarters at 315 E. First St. is now surrounded by newcomers as new construction and rehabilitation continues to transform the Webster Station neighborhood on the eastern edge of downtown...
Beavercreek shopping center showing sign of a ‘renaissance’

Beavercreek shopping center showing sign of a ‘renaissance’

A popular Beavercreek shopping center in past years is showing signs of new life after years of decline and numerous business closings. The Beaver Valley Shopping Center near U.S. 35 and North Fairfield Road once housed a grocery store, a movie theater, a car dealership and numerous restaurants and small shops. But increased development near the Mall at Fairfield Commons and a new U.S. 35 bypass that...
JUST IN: Toxic Brew gets green light to build brewery and tasting room along Great Miami River

JUST IN: Toxic Brew gets green light to build brewery and tasting room along Great Miami River

It’s been a long time coming, but Toxic Brew Company founder Shane Juhl believes it will be worth the wait. More than two years after the project was first announced, Juhl and his brewery have overcome a potentially deal-killing regulatory obstacle and are now moving ahead with plans to build a production brewery and tap room along the Great Miami River north of downtown Dayton. The...
More alcohol options, entertainment districts could be coming to Hamilton

More alcohol options, entertainment districts could be coming to Hamilton

City officials are planning to create two new entertainment districts in connection with the proposed Spooky Nook at Champion Mill gigantic indoor sports complex. The goal of the districts — one on the West Side along Main Street; the other east of the Great Miami River, taking in downtown and the German Village neighborhood — is to allow for more liquor licenses for businesses expected...
‘Complex’ investigation of police pursuit fatal crash in Miami Twp. taking longer than usual

‘Complex’ investigation of police pursuit fatal crash in Miami Twp. taking longer than usual

A spokesman from the Ohio State Highway Patrol said the investigation into a fatal police-involved crash during a pursuit in Miami Twp. last week is “more complex” than similar cases, slowing the overall processing time. The car theft suspect who was pursued by Moraine police on Sept. 11, Alyssa Irwin Debraux, remains the Montgomery County Jail on a grand theft booking. The 18-year-old...
Diploma debate: The requirements for your kids to graduate could be very different

Diploma debate: The requirements for your kids to graduate could be very different

Ohio‘s long-term graduation work group wants students to have a much broader set of pathways to a diploma, but questions remain about when a new system should take effect and what should happen until then. The 24-member group of educators, politicians and a parent organized by state superintendent Paolo DeMaria held its last meeting Wednesday and agreed on a rough framework that will be tweaked...
Ohio Governor’s Debate: UD students react to first debate

Ohio Governor’s Debate: UD students react to first debate

University of Dayton students watched the first Ohio gubernatorial debate with someone who knows the office well. Former Gov. Bob Taft — who occupied the governor’s mansion from 1999 through 2006 — joined 30 or so UD students Wednesday in the university’s Center for Leadership at the Daniel J. Curran Place on the school’s river campus. The debate, between Democrat Richard...
Dayton Mall-area theater sells for $10.6 million

Dayton Mall-area theater sells for $10.6 million

Cinemark theater property near the Dayton Mall has sold for nearly $11 million, property records show. A foreign limited liability company, Terraza 8 LLC, bought the Cinemark Dayton South property at 195 Mall Woods Drive for $10.6 million from Dayton Theater LLC, Montgomery County property records show. Terraza was incorporated by lawyers in Columbus in 2012, according to state business filings. MORE...
What to know about the amusement store moving into Beavercreek’s Sears

What to know about the amusement store moving into Beavercreek’s Sears

Round1 Entertainment will open on the lower level of the Sears store at the Mall at Fairfield Commons in late 2019, offering dining, bowling, arcade games, billiards, karaoke, ping pong, darts and a play land for children. »RELATED: 5 industries Amazon is shaking up Experience-based retail is becoming a major focus for malls as consumers want places where they can eat, shop and play all in one...
These Android phones have security defects out of the box

These Android phones have security defects out of the box

At least 25 Android smartphone models — 11 of which are sold by major U.S. carriers — carry vulnerabilities out of the box, making them easy prey for hackers, according to a new study from security researchers. Researchers from the firm Kryptowire found 38 vulnerabilities in 25 Android phones, according to Wired. They range from being able to lock someone out of their device to gaining...
Car tech firm is bringing secret weapon to the streets of Sacramento

Car tech firm is bringing secret weapon to the streets of Sacramento

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A Silicon Valley tech company recently posted a video front and center on its website that may startle some Sacramentans. It shows a sleek black car driving across the Tower Bridge … with no one in it. The company, Phantom Auto, is a key player in the emerging world of autonomous vehicles. But the car cruising across Sacramento’s iconic portal wasn’t a...
CNET: The best gadgets for dorm or apartment for less than $50

CNET: The best gadgets for dorm or apartment for less than $50

If you have a child, a relative or maybe even a friend away at school for the first time, their adjustment to a new living situation might be smoothed by a bit of technology, and you don’t need to break the bank to accomplish that. Here are four of CNET’s favorite gadgets for the dorm or apartment that can be had for less than $50. ——— Chromecast Audio Product Review...
T-Mobile gets rid of robot system for customer service calls

T-Mobile gets rid of robot system for customer service calls

SEATTLE — T-Mobile is getting rid of that robotic voice on its customer service lines, the company announced recently. The telecom said it would connect users straight to a team of customer representatives, unique to their own city, when they call customer service. “ ‘Your call is important to us’ are the six emptiest words ever robo-spoken,” said CEO John Legere at an...
Smart padlock protects front porch deliveries

Smart padlock protects front porch deliveries

The BoxLock is designed to prevent theft of delivery packages left by the front door. In addition to the anti-theft aspect, packages are protected from bad weather, which has victimized me. Nothing like having a box soaked in a thunderstorm, etc. The BoxLock smart padlock solves both these problems. According to BoxLock, this is the first of its kind, an internet-connected security padlock that is...

How to get data from one device to another

Q: I copied some photos from my camera’s memory card to a newly created folder on my two-year-old Surface Pro tablet PC, using a USB card reader. I could see the photos after I transferred them, but when I restarted the PC the photos were gone. I haven’t gotten any “low memory” warnings. What’s wrong? — Angie LaMere, Bloomington, Minn. A: I suspect the photos weren&rsquo...
‘Magic: The Gathering Arena’ may finally get game right for video games

‘Magic: The Gathering Arena’ may finally get game right for video games

Despite pioneering the trading card game on paper, Wizards of the Coast has had a rough go of it in the digital space. “Magic: The Gathering Online” hasn’t had wild success mainly because of stability issues and accessibility. “Magic Duels” was better but it didn’t seem to take full advantage of the medium or capture the exact feel of the game. “Magic: The...
The stage is set: UD ready for first gubernatorial debate tonight

The stage is set: UD ready for first gubernatorial debate tonight

After years of discussions and weeks of work, now it comes down to just a few hours: The University of Dayton will host the first 2018 Ohio gubernatorial debate tonight at Daniel J. Curran Place. Eric Spina, UD president, sounded a confident note this morning, saying the university community is ready. “For many years, we have been letting folks know that we would love to host an important debate...
Company building mega sports facility in Hamilton makes list of fastest-growing firms

Company building mega sports facility in Hamilton makes list of fastest-growing firms

Spooky Nook Sports, the company located near Lancaster, Pa., with North America’s largest indoor sports facility, has been ranked among the Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies in Central Pennsylvania. The company plans a complex of similar size in Hamilton, at the former Champion Paper mill on North B Street and along the Great Miami River’s western shore. Hamilton City Council is expected...
Northrop Grumman growing operation near Wright-Patt

Northrop Grumman growing operation near Wright-Patt

A Beavercreek Northrop Grumman manufacturing plant has added 55 employees in the past year — and it’s still hiring. The defense contractor is not new to Beavercreek. Nearly six years ago, the company consolidated employees from three locations into a 99,246-square-foot facility on Colonel Glenn Highway. Northrop Grumman moved nearly 350 employees to the site from facilities in Fairborn...
Vandalia distribution operation to close, lay off workers

Vandalia distribution operation to close, lay off workers

A Vandalia e-commerce company is closing and laying off nearly 30 employees, according to a letter sent to Ohio government. The Children’s Group, LLC, 6400 Sand Lake Road, is permanently closing, according to a letter to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. About 27 employees will be impacted by the closure, and layoffs will happen in dual phases, with the initial phase ending employment...
Health care a top ballot box concern for older Ohioans

Health care a top ballot box concern for older Ohioans

The majority of Ohioans over the age of 50 say concerns about health care will affect their vote this fall. About 81 percent said health care is a “very important” issue when it comes to their vote for Congressional candidates this fall. About 80 percent said Social Security is a very important issue and 76 percent said Medicare is, according to a new poll by AARP and Politico. MORE: How...
Dayton startup pilots app for physicians

Dayton startup pilots app for physicians

A Dayton startup is piloting new medical record software at local doctors offices with plans to fully launch in 2019. Pomiet’s software, called Healthii, is an app intended to be a better way for primary care physicians to gather health record data when caring for patients with chronic conditions. Challenges with electronic health care record keeping are often cited by providers as a top reason...
Township wants unfinished day care torn down

Township wants unfinished day care torn down

'Not coming ever.' Someone in Deerfield Twp. had a bit of fun with the old 'Coming Soon' sign for the Children's Learning Adventure. For the township, however, the unfinished day care project at 8200 Wilkens Blvd. has been anything but fun.  "Construction stalled soon after it started and then they ended up filing for bankruptcy in early 2018," Jim Flick, the township's economic director...
Macy’s VR shopping experience powered by Dayton-area firm

Macy’s VR shopping experience powered by Dayton-area firm

Retailer Macy’s will be expanding the use of technology from a Kettering virtual reality (VR) firm this upcoming holiday season. The department store chain will offer “virtual reality headsets, to make shopping easier and, it hopes, to drive sales,” CNBC reported Monday. Beck Besecker, Marxent chief executive, shared the story on his LinkedIn page Monday. RELATED: Virtual reality...
760-mph hyperloop from Ohio to Chicago moves closer with new regulations

760-mph hyperloop from Ohio to Chicago moves closer with new regulations

An exceptionally fast transportation system may be a step closer to Ohio. Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HyperloopTT) and German insurance company Munich Re said Monday that a set of core safety requirements and certification guidelines for the fledgling mode of transportation have been created. The hyperloop is expected to transport pods of people and goods through a tube — moving at...

A ‘clean’ meatloaf

Dear Heloise: I have a pretty good hint: When you MAKE MEATLOAF, the cleanup is a pain in the you-know-where. I spray the pan with any kind of cooking spray, then line it with foil. When you take the meatloaf out of the pan, there is very little cleanup. — Linda W., Bakersfield, Calif. ‘lettuce’ explain Dear Heloise: I buy iceberg lettuce wrapped in plastic. I remove the plastic...
Purina Nutrition moves distribution operation to Dayton site

Purina Nutrition moves distribution operation to Dayton site

Land O’Lakes Inc./Purina Animal Nutrition is in the early stages of anchoring a distribution operation near Dayton International Airport, occupying the second building built off Concorde Drive by NorthPoint Development. “We are a distribution center,” Teresa Devall, a warehouse manager for Land O’Lakes/Purina Feed, said Monday. “We have 28 employees.” The operation...
Midmark plans new area R&D center, 97 new jobs

Midmark plans new area R&D center, 97 new jobs

Midmark Corp., a regional provider of medical, dental and veterinary equipment products, is weighing the construction of a 107,000-square-foot research center in Versailles, the Darke County community where the company has 900 employees and most of its presence. The 12-acre project is expected to create 97 new jobs, according to the Dayton-Montgomery County Port Authority, which is assisting construction...
5 things local leaders say are key to staying in business 100+ years

5 things local leaders say are key to staying in business 100+ years

The Dayton Daily News asked some of the longest running companies in the Dayton area about what it takes to stay in business for more than 100 years. Here’s five key things the business leaders had to say. 1. “You’ve got to know your unique value proposition from your clients. You want to create a higher barrier of entry so not everyone can come in and do the same thing you do.&rdquo...
Here’s when Premier’s newest ER will open

Here’s when Premier’s newest ER will open

Premier Health plans to open its newest freestanding emergency center on Monday in Miamisburg. The center will open be just off the Austin Boulevard exit of Interstate 75. Catching up? Read more about freestanding ERs in the region • Freestanding ERs on the rise in region • Mercy to build $14M medical campus in Enon • Premier Health building new emergency care center near Austin Landing...
Auto dealer buys interstate property for $5.1 million

Auto dealer buys interstate property for $5.1 million

It appears that one of the area’s busiest auto dealers is making his move. Mall Park Properties — a limited liability company tied to Miami Twp. auto dealer Matthew Castrucci — bought 37-plus acres at and around 490 Byers Road for $5.1 million last week. RELATED: Matt Castrucci eyes new Miamisburg location The purchase should be expected. Last year, Castrucci told the Dayton...
Warren County commissioners split over how to manage housing growth

Warren County commissioners split over how to manage housing growth

Warren County commissioners disagreed last week about whether too many residential developments are being approved in the county and whether they should hold back some water and sewer service approvals to temper such growth. A request from South Lebanon to extend sewer service to 64 acres it recently annexed for a 177-home housing development initiated the debate. The land is known as the Irwin property...
Ahead of winter snow, Ohio Department of Transportation is holding a job fair

Ahead of winter snow, Ohio Department of Transportation is holding a job fair

The Ohio Department of Transportation District 8 is holding a job fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22. The winter seasonal positions are for all of the District 8 counties: Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Greene, Hamilton, Preble and Warren.  The job fair will be held at ODOT’s Hamilton County garage, 1400 East Seymour Avenue in Cincinnati. Applicants should bring their driver's license...
Dayton not ‘Left Behind,’ ready for a comeback story

Dayton not ‘Left Behind,’ ready for a comeback story

Well, it happened again. A major national news organization parachuted into Dayton and portrayed our community as the poster child for all cities dealing with the urban problems of our time: poverty, drugs, economic inequality, racial differences, blight and all the rest. But we know that’s not Dayton’s full story. It’s happened dozens and dozens of times over the past few years...
Local incomes still below recession levels, census shows

Local incomes still below recession levels, census shows

While the Dayton area has made inroads in recent years, local household income has lost ground since the Great Recession began 10 years ago. New census data released this week shows the median household income for the Dayton metro area was $52,745 last year, almost flat from 2016. It’s also down from 2008, when the median income was $54,834 when adjusted for inflation. Richard Stock, economist...
Recall alert: Appliances, furniture and more

Recall alert: Appliances, furniture and more

Potentially dangerous ovens, chairs and vacuums are among the latest recalled products, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. BlueStar and Big Chill gas ranges and wall ovens are under recall after seven reports of burns and 51 reports of flames or flares. The convection oven fan on the recalled units may cause gas to ignite.  Don’t use the fan and contact Prizer-Painter...
Fuyao faces fine in worker death

Fuyao faces fine in worker death

Fuyao Glass America faces a possible $7,000 fine in the March death of a worker at the company’s Moraine plant, according to a “violation detail” on the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration web site. The abatement date for the penalty — listed on the web site as an “informal settlement” — is Oct. 1, 2018. In text for a citation, OSHA faults Fuyao...
See how Montgomery County median income and poverty rate changed since 2007

See how Montgomery County median income and poverty rate changed since 2007

Households in Montgomery County are bringing in more slightly income than they did last year, though the typical family still has less income than 2000. U.S. Census data released today shows the median household income in Montgomery County is $47,755, compared to $45,394 the year prior. However, the median household income in Montgomery County took a double-digit hit since the 2000 Census, according...
What credit rating do you need to buy a house?

What credit rating do you need to buy a house?

It's a good thing to keep your credit rating healthy even when you don't have a particular goal in mind. But when you want to buy a house, it's critical. People with good credit scores can receive benefits from lower down payments to lower interest rates. You also need a minimum baseline score to be considered a good risk to get any home loans at all. How much credit do you need to buy a house? To...
New defense strategy could boost Wright-Patt jobs, profile

New defense strategy could boost Wright-Patt jobs, profile

The new national defense strategy unveiled this year emphasizes competition with powers such as China and Russia — a stance that arguably raises the profile of crucial large Air Force commands based at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. Simply dealing with the attrition of skilled employees at the Life Cycle Management Center, which is based at Wright-Patterson, requires some 1,200 employees a...
Frontline’s depressing documentary draws chamber response: ‘Dayton is experiencing a renaissance’

Frontline’s depressing documentary draws chamber response: ‘Dayton is experiencing a renaissance’

Holly Allen, the marketing officer for the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce, has joined Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley in taking exception to Frontline’s recent unrelentingly grim take on the city of Dayton and its prospects. Here’s the letter Allen and the chamber released today. “Dear PBS & ProPublica: I appreciate your interest in the Dayton region. Really, I do. But after watching Tuesday...
Dayton’s Mile Two a finalist in national app challenge

Dayton’s Mile Two a finalist in national app challenge

A Dayton software developer is a finalist in a national app-creation challenge. A health-care app developed by Dayton-based Mile Two, LLC and Annapolis Junction, Md.-based Asymmetrik Ltd. was named a finalist in Cerner’s Code App Challenge, a national competition honoring new health-care apps. Called the “Cardiac Consultant app,” Mile Two said the software helps doctors evaluate...
Bluetooth beverage container … like a genie in a bottle

Bluetooth beverage container … like a genie in a bottle

A water bottle is certainly nothing new, nor is a Bluetooth speaker. But combine the two, just as iHome parent company SDI Technologies did with the new Aquio, and you have a cool, innovative product. The device is well made on both ends. A 16-ounce water bottle is double-walled stainless-steel, designed to keep your beverage hot for 14 hours or cold for 24 hours. A 5-watt speaker on the bottom is...

‘Octopath Traveler’ shows old-school RPGs can learn new tricks

Japanese role-playing games have strived to give players bigger and more bombastic experiences. Epic cutscenes rival anything this side of a Peter Jackson movie. Dazzling visuals showcase the latest hardware that make fantasies look like reality. But for all the effort to give fans a grand adventure, crucial elements of the genre were lost along the way — compelling characters and daring storytelling...
Celebrating the ‘real’ birthplace of Silicon Valley

Celebrating the ‘real’ birthplace of Silicon Valley

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Just where Silicon Valley was born has long been open to debate. Is its birthplace the still-extant garage where Hewlett-Packard’s founders developed their first tech product while living at 367 Addison Avenue in Palo Alto in the late 1930’s? Or is at Stanford University where Fred Terman, a Stanford dean, set up a microwave research lab at the campus and...
CNET: Best smart home tech for your dorm room

CNET: Best smart home tech for your dorm room

Small, smart home devices can easily upgrade your dorm room for those heading back to school. A smart speaker or smart lighting system could just make your room the one everyone wants to hang in. CNET has picked these four smart home gadgets with which to get your dorm life off to a roaring start. ——— Amazon Echo Dot (2nd Generation) Product Review: https://www.cnet.com/reviews/amazon-echo-dot-2nd-generation-review/#ftag=CAD187281f...
A new wave of satellites in orbit: Cheap, tiny, with short lifespans

A new wave of satellites in orbit: Cheap, tiny, with short lifespans

SAN FRANCISCO — It’s one of the most recognizable images in aerospace: Highly specialized workers clad in gowns, hair nets and shoe coverings crawl over a one-of-a-kind satellite the size of a school bus. The months-long process is so delicate that even workers’ metal rings must be covered with a translucent tape to prevent static transfer. Contrast that with how things are done...
Tesla’s next software update to have ‘classic’ Atari games built in

Tesla’s next software update to have ‘classic’ Atari games built in

As if driving a Tesla wasn’t different enough already from the cars and trucks we have been wheeling around on the road for decades, how about adding some “Asteroids” to the mix? That could be in the works, and might soon appear on that iPad-like screen that serves as the control center for all-things-Tesla when you are sitting behind the car’s wheel. Tesla Chief Executive...
Magic Leap, the $2 billion 3D software startup, is finally live

Magic Leap, the $2 billion 3D software startup, is finally live

Magic Leap, the secretive Plantation, Fla.-based tech company that has raised more than $2 billion in venture capital to build sophisticated 3D software, has finally gone live. The company’s first product is now available for purchase. But the average computer user isn’t about to rush out and buy it. The Magic Leap One Creator Edition is being marketed to “developers and creators&rdquo...
Former Ascend CEO to lead Dayton software startup

Former Ascend CEO to lead Dayton software startup

The former CEO of Ascend Innovations is the new leader of a Dayton software startup. Ricky Peters was announced today as the new chief executive of Tangram Flex, which was recently spun out of an Oregon parent company and based in downtown Dayton at 444 E. Second St. Tangram Flex is a spin out of Portland, Ore.-based Galois, and its initial focus is working with the Department of Defense...
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