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LaRosa’s to close Butler County location — before new restaurant opens nearby

A longtime delivery and carry out pizzeria in West Chester Twp. will close on Friday and be replaced with a bigger location with more options. LaRosa’s Family Pizzeria, which has been providing delivery/carry out to the Lakota/West Chester area since 1992 at at 6875 Fountains Blvd., will be replaced next month by a newly constructed full-service family pizzeria across the street at 8178 Highland...


Wright Patt testing pilot device to detect oxygen loss in cockpit

Wright Patt testing pilot device to detect oxygen loss in cockpit

Wright-Patterson researchers are investigating the use of a device to alert pilots of potential hypoxia or lack of oxygen in the bloodstream before it becomes a problem after repeated incidents grounded training aircraft for nearly a month. Air Force instructor pilots have tested the device on T-6 Texan II training aircraft at a base in Texas to alert them if they experience a physiological event...
New spam impacts some Gmail accounts

New spam impacts some Gmail accounts

A new form of spam is causing some computer experts to scratch their heads.   Messages you didn’t send but appear to come from your Gmail account may wind up in your sent messages folder. The trick lets the spammers bypass Gmail’s spam filters, according to Gizmodo.com. This doesn’t mean your account has been compromised, in fact, the problem continues for some users who...
Stuck in the starting blocks: Farmers idled by bad weather

Stuck in the starting blocks: Farmers idled by bad weather

Ohio farmers are stuck on the sidelines because of cold temperatures and wet conditions and it comes during precarious economic times that has the farming industry already on edge. Less than 1 percent of Ohio farmers have started planting crops this year and this week’s rains will delay planting for at least another week. “It’s a stressful time for farmers. They’re sitting...
Australia, NZ, U.S. troops to mark ANZAC Day at Wright-Patt

Australia, NZ, U.S. troops to mark ANZAC Day at Wright-Patt

Australian, New Zealand and U.S. Air Force troops will mark ANZAC Day in a ceremony Wednesday at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. ANZAC Day commemorates the first major battle Australian and New Zealand troops fought as allies in World War I. The ceremony is set from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at the Air Force museum’s Memorial Park. RELATED: Australians mark ANZAC Day at Air Force museum...
Dayton Soin Award winner has innovation in its sights

Dayton Soin Award winner has innovation in its sights

Battle Sight Technologies — a Dayton startup that has developed a chemiluminescent writing device — is the 2018 Soin Award for Innovation winner, the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce and Soin LLC said Tuesday. Battle Sight Technologies produces the “MARC IR,” which allows its user to write with a reusable luminescent material, the chamber and Soin said in a joint announcement...
Here’s how a Xenia brewery is saluting life-saving weatherman in the 1974 tornado

Here’s how a Xenia brewery is saluting life-saving weatherman in the 1974 tornado

Devil Wind Brewing in Xenia will pay homage to the late News Center 7 weather specialist Gil Whitney for saving lives in the April 3, 1974 tornado that leveled hundreds of homes and businesses in the town. At 5 p.m. today, April 24, the Dayton area’s newest brewery, at 130 S. Detroit St. in Xenia will release a seasonal beer it calls “Whitney Wheat” in honor of Whitney, who...
Wisconsin airline looks to bring jobs to Dayton airport

Wisconsin airline looks to bring jobs to Dayton airport

Air Wisconsin Airlines proposes relocating and expanding its aircraft maintenance operations at the Dayton International Airport, which would bring new jobs and generate $3.4 million in new payroll. BREAKING NEWS: 5 credit card skimmers found during weekend sweep in Montgomery County Air Wisconsin proposes spending about $1 million to renovate and equip a hangar at the airport to relocate a maintenance...
NCR to cut 360 jobs as company outsources work

NCR to cut 360 jobs as company outsources work

NCR Corp., the company once headquartered in Dayton, is cutting some 360 jobs in Georgia, a move that may affect hundreds of other jobs in an economic ripple effect. Atlanta-based NCR said it will close two manufacturing facilities near Columbus, in west Georgia, later this year, as the company outsources production of some automated teller machines and other self-service kiosks, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution...
Wright State to welcome last provost candidate from Ball State

Wright State to welcome last provost candidate from Ball State

Wright State University’s final provost candidate to visit campus is an administrator at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. Jennifer Bott serves as dean of the college of business at Ball State, where she is also a professor of management, according to WSU. Bott will visit campus this Thursday and Friday and will participate in two public forums. RELATED: Top financial executive at Wright...
4X4 obstacle course revs up Saturday

4X4 obstacle course revs up Saturday

Jeep drivers and 4X4 enthusiasts, start your engines: A new Jeep obstacle course and off-road arena is set to open Saturday. The Evans 4X4 Arena Obstacle Course will open at 10 a.m. at Evans Arena Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, 924 Shiloh Springs Road, Dayton, the dealership said. RELATED: Evans dealership to open ‘biggest off-road arena’ in Ohio  The event will feature a Jeep show and...
Miami Twp. seeks Austin Landing signal to ‘efficiently control’ traffic

Miami Twp. seeks Austin Landing signal to ‘efficiently control’ traffic

A resolution to authorize an agreement to install a traffic signal in Austin Landing has been approved by Miami Twp. trustees. The measure approved by trustees Tuesday night states “a need for a traffic signal exists to efficiently control the ingress and egress of traffic” near Austin Landing’s Ohio 741 entrance. The traffic signal is planned for the Landing Way/Liverpool Lane intersection...
Camping World RV super retail center in Huber Heights to generate at least $1.7M for city 

Camping World RV super retail center in Huber Heights to generate at least $1.7M for city 

Camping World Holdings, a network of RV retail locations, plans to build a super retail center in Huber Heights. Plans are underway to expand the company footprint with additional locations in several high traffic, outdoor-centric markets, with the new SuperCenters in Georgia, Illinois and Huber Heights. The centers are planned to open later this year. Specific locations have not yet been announced...
Whirlpool to sell compressor business to Japanese company for $1 billion

Whirlpool to sell compressor business to Japanese company for $1 billion

Home appliance maker Whirlpool Corp. is selling its Embraco compressor business to Japan’s Nidec Corp. Whirlpool will sell the compressor business for approximately $1.08 billion in cash. Brazil-headquartered Embraco has been a Whirlpool majority-owned business unit since 1997. The deal does not include Embraco’s Italy facility, which the company plans to close. Whirlpool also expects...
To stop porch thieves, Amazon will put packages in cars

To stop porch thieves, Amazon will put packages in cars

To stop porch thieves from stealing packages after delivery, Amazon is now testing a new concept where they’ll put customers’ packages in their parked cars. Amazon is rolling out the program in 37 cities for customers with new compatible vehicles. With Amazon Key In-Car, Prime members with compatible vehicles now have the convenience of having packages delivered inside their cars when...
JUST IN: Dayton’s most awarded chef is headed to Florida

JUST IN: Dayton’s most awarded chef is headed to Florida

The Dayton area’s only James Beard Foundation award-winning chef is headed for Florida — for now, anyway. “So sorry, sweet city of Dayton, but I am leaving town August 2018. Not forever, but for now,” Former Rue Dumaine chef and co-owner Anne Kearney wrote in an email to followers.  Kearney, who has served as a private chef and hosted some “pop-up” events at...
Amazon now offers in-car package delivery

Amazon now offers in-car package delivery

Can’t wait until you get home to open that package you ordered? You’re in luck: Amazon announced Tuesday that it is now offering in-car package delivery.  >> Read more trending news 
As grocers build in suburbs, food deserts grow in Dayton

As grocers build in suburbs, food deserts grow in Dayton

For 20 years, ALDI in the Westown Shopping Center stood as one of the only grocery options for low-income families in West Dayton — one of the areas in Dayton widely known as a food desert. Since ALDI closed its doors earlier this month, community activists and residents have been scrambling to work with other local grocers and city officials to fill a gap in food availability. Grocers across...
#YetiCoolerChallenge: NRA supporters are blowing up their Yeti products to protest company

#YetiCoolerChallenge: NRA supporters are blowing up their Yeti products to protest company

Over the weekend, the National Rifle Association sent an email to its members saying Austin, Texas-based Yeti had “suddenly, without prior notice” indicated it no longer wished to do business with the NRA Foundation, according to reports.  “That certainly isn’t sportsmanlike,” the email read, in part. “In fact, Yeti should be ashamed. They have...
Southwest Airlines cancels dozens of flights amid inspections after deadly engine failure

Southwest Airlines cancels dozens of flights amid inspections after deadly engine failure

Southwest Airlines said it canceled about 40 flights Sunday as it inspects engine fan blades in the wake of an engine failure last week that led to one passenger’s death. That’s about 1 percent of Dallas-based Southwest’s daily schedule of nearly 4,000 flights. The airline encouraged passengers to check their flight status. “We anticipate minimal delays or cancellations...
Amazon working on home robot, report says

Amazon working on home robot, report says

Amazon.com Inc. may be gearing up for its next big project: a home robot. The rumor comes from a Bloomberg report published Monday in which sources familiar with the plan revealed that the company has started work on the domestic robot under the code name Vesta. >> Read more trending news  According to the sources, Vesta has apparently been in the works for years, but new...
NCR to cut hundreds of jobs in Georgia plant closures

NCR to cut hundreds of jobs in Georgia plant closures

Atlanta-based financial technology company NCR said it will close two manufacturing facilities near Columbus, in west Georgia, later this year, as the company shifts to some outsourced production of automated teller machines and other self-service kiosks. The moves will eliminate about 360 full-time jobs in Georgia, and could affect about 680 contract workers locally, an NCR spokesman said. NCR said...
UPDATE: Sports bar that has been a favorite for 25 years to close temporarily

UPDATE: Sports bar that has been a favorite for 25 years to close temporarily

The owner of a sports bar that has operated for a quarter century in Englewood said today the establishment is closed for remodeling but will reopen soon. Jack Maio, owner of Bolt’s Sports Cafe, said the sports bar had a minor fire Saturday night that requires some repairs, and he decided to make some minor remodeling changes at the same time. “We’ll be down for a few days,&rdquo...
Opening date announced for Macy’s outlet store in Dayton

Opening date announced for Macy’s outlet store in Dayton

Macy’s will open an outlet store at the Dayton Mall in June. The department store will open its first Dayton-area Backstage outlet store at the Dayton Mall on June 2. The new outlet store will have approximately 12,900 square feet of dedicated retail space and will live on the second level inside the full-line Macy’s. The grand opening will be celebrated with giveaways for the first 200...
Trees cleared at Centerville site before bat population returns

Trees cleared at Centerville site before bat population returns

A company building a 360-unit housing development in Centerville has cleared about 20 acres of trees for the project, work it needed to finish this month because of rules regarding a bat. Hallmark Campus Communities is developer of the Gateway Lofts – a multi-family development along East Alex-Bell Road near Chardonnay Drive. MORE: Centerville seeing apartment boom near Cross Pointe It cleared...
Top financial executive at Wright State to retire

Top financial executive at Wright State to retire

Wright State University’s chief financial officer will retire after 28 years at the college. Jeff Ulliman, who has served as CFO and vice president for business and finance since 2015, plans to retire on June 30, said spokesman Seth Bauguess. He is not planning to seek a position at another school or company, Bauguess said. “This was simply a personal decision that my wife and I made....
What makes this new Warren County community unique in Ohio

What makes this new Warren County community unique in Ohio

A development that supporters bill as Ohio’s first agri-community will have its grand opening starting at noon on Tuesday as the project known as Aberlin Springs will be introduced to the Warren County area and the region. Set among 141 acres of preserved forests and farmland, this new neighborhood of 139 home sites offers farm-to-table living with an onsite farm, a farm market and Community...
Did you buy this product? Vegetable sold in Ohio ALDI stores recalled

Did you buy this product? Vegetable sold in Ohio ALDI stores recalled

A vegetable item sold in Ohio ALDI stores has been recalled. McCall Farms Inc. is voluntarily recalling a limited amount of cases of Happy Harvest Spinach in 13.5 ounce cans as a precautionary measure due to the potential presence of peanuts resulting from product mislabeling, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced. The product was available for purchase in the following states: Florida,...
Miamisburg police officers involved in shooting Dayton fugitive back to work

Miamisburg police officers involved in shooting Dayton fugitive back to work

Two Miamisburg police officers involved in the shooting of what authorities called a federal fugitive from Dayton are back at work. Miamisburg Police Chief John Sedlak said both officers – only one of whom fired a weapon in the wounding the Indiana armed robbery suspect outside the Byers Road Red Roof Inn April 3 – have returned to duty. RELATED: Police: Miamisburg officer shot man who...
Dayton Mall Applebee’s property sold

Dayton Mall Applebee’s property sold

A Miami Twp. Applebee’s Grill and Bar restaurant property has sold for nearly $1.64 million, Montgomery County property records show. MORE: Dayton home sales are on the March The transaction happened Monday, with AP Dayton LLC buying the 105 N. Springboro Pike property from Cypress Grove Holdings for $1.638 million, records show. MORE: 500 experts from two regional companies inspect...
Springboro drug distributor called to testify before Congressional committee

Springboro drug distributor called to testify before Congressional committee

The chairman of a Springboro pharmaceutical distributor will testify before a Congressional committee investigating whether wholesalers flooded West Virginia with dangerous levels of prescription opioids. Dr. Joseph Mastandrea, chairman of the board at Miami-Luken, will join four executives at other distributors also called to testify May 8 before the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee oversight...
Sears CEO offers tentative deal to buy Kenmore, real estate assets

Sears CEO offers tentative deal to buy Kenmore, real estate assets

Sears shares are jumping after CEO Eddie Lampert offered to buy one of its units through his hedge fund, ESL Investments. In a letter to the company’s board of directors, Lampert said he would buy the unit through his hedge fund. The letter notes that Kenmore, SHIP and PartsDirect have substantial value and that divesting one or more of them would enable the company to improve its debt...
Dayton homes sales march on in March

Dayton homes sales march on in March

Sales of single-family and condominiums reported in March by Dayton Realtors totaled 1,288, the highest monthly sales so far in 2018, according to Dayton Realtors. “These sales figures couldn’t top last March’s numbers though, dropping one percent and missing the mark by just thirteen sales,” the association of local Realtors said in a release. MORE: 500 people tied to area...
With Elder-Beerman closings, can local malls survive?

With Elder-Beerman closings, can local malls survive?

The closure of six area Elder-Beerman locations in the next few months could spell trouble for area malls who have relied on customer traffic and high-price leases from the longtime department store. Bon Ton Stores Inc., the parent company of Elder-Beerman, announced last week it was going out of business after it could not attract a buyer during its bankruptcy proceedings. The closure will mean more...
Vectren to be acquired by a Houston energy company

Vectren to be acquired by a Houston energy company

A large Ohio natural gas supplier will be acquired by a Texas energy company. Vectren Corp., based in Evansville, Ind., service area covers about 20 percent of Ohio, including the Dayton area. CenterPoint Energy, headquartered in Houston, announced this morning that it had entered into an agreement to join with Vectren to form a company with more than 7 million customers in 40 states. RELATED: Vectren...
Kroger completes $2 billion sale of convenience stores

Kroger completes $2 billion sale of convenience stores

The Kroger Co. announced it has completed the sale of its convenience store business unit to EG Group for $2.15 billion. Kroger announced in October 2017 its intention to explore strategic alternatives for its convenience store business, including a potential sale, in conjunction with Restock Kroger. In February, Kroger and EG Group announced an agreement for the sale of Kroger’s convenience...
Safer sidewalks near Dayton Mall now will happen faster

Safer sidewalks near Dayton Mall now will happen faster

Construction is set to begin later this year on a $1.9 million project to improve pedestrian safety along parts of Lyons Road and Ohio 741 near the Dayton Mall in Miami Twp. Improvements on Interstate 75’s Lyons Road overpass from Byers Road to the state route and along Ohio 741’s west side north of Lyons were initially targeted for 2019 or thereafter. EARLIER: Plans in works to improve...
500 people from two local companies inspect fan blades after fatal accident

500 people from two local companies inspect fan blades after fatal accident

In the wake of last week’s fatal Southwest Airlines accident, about 500 people tied to two regional companies are involved in inspecting engine fan blades, making sure those components are airworthy. Those companies are also supporting investigations into why the Southwest aircraft engine blew apart last week, killing a passenger on a New York-to-Dallas flight. CFM International — a joint...
Sears to close another store in Ohio

Sears to close another store in Ohio

Sears will close another store in Ohio. The stores will close in July and liquidation sales will begin on Friday at most stores, Business Insider reported. Sears at 7401 Market St. in Youngstown, Ohio will close. The latest closures add to the list of the 166 stores that Sears had previously said it would shut down this year. » STORE CLOSINGS: Sears to close 50 auto centers Sears Holdings, which...
Get free coffee, food when Butler County’s newest Panera Bread opens TUESDAY

Get free coffee, food when Butler County’s newest Panera Bread opens TUESDAY

Panera’s newest bakery-café in Butler County is set to open at 6 a.m. Tuesday in West Chester Twp. The new location at 8210 Marketplace Drive, just off Ohio 747/Princeton-Glendale Road, features a drive-thru, a patio and kiosk ordering stations. A grand opening event Tuesday, April 24, will feature these giveaways:Free coffee giveaway: Beginning at 10 a.m., the first 500 dine-in customers...
JUST IN: Former Dairy Queen space springs to life as a locally owned, independent ice cream shop

JUST IN: Former Dairy Queen space springs to life as a locally owned, independent ice cream shop

A Dairy Queen that shut down unexpectedly last spring — or, to be more  precise, failed to reopen in the spring as it had for many years — will get new life in the coming weeks as a locally owned, independent ice cream shop.  The successor to the Dairy Queen is coming to 2613 S. Smithville Road in Dayton’s Belmont neighborhood, and it is called “Sweet Retreat Ice...
Medical company moving over 300 employees from Warren County to Fairfield

Medical company moving over 300 employees from Warren County to Fairfield

Pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts will move all its 304 employees from its Warren County operations to Fairfield. The move, which isn’t expected to be completed until the third quarter, will boost staffing at the company’s Fairfield location at 4865 Dixie Highway from 452 employees to 756 employees. That will move the company to No. 7 on the city’s list of Top 10 employers...
Packaging company hiring as many as 50 at Butler County location

Packaging company hiring as many as 50 at Butler County location

Novolex, a leading North American packaging company, is hiring for its operations in Butler County. The company has nearly 7,000 employees at 46 locations across North America and one in Europe. Brands deal in plastic, paper, foil, recycling, or composting applications and focus on customers within the retail, grocery, convenience store, deli, food service, hospitality, institutional, processor and...
April’s weather is poised to break this 68-year-old area record

April’s weather is poised to break this 68-year-old area record

April is almost over, and if you thought it has been a cold start to spring, you would be correct. In fact, according to data compiled by the National Weather Service in Wilmington, April in the Miami Valley has so far been the coldest on record. Records in our area date back 125 years. Even with the warmer temperatures that arrived over the weekend, it is doubtful there will be enough time left in...
JUST IN: Popeyes unveils plans, timeline for new restaurant 

JUST IN: Popeyes unveils plans, timeline for new restaurant 

Site preparation has begun for the Dayton area’s newest Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen coming to Kettering, and the restaurant’s franchise owner is shooting for a late-summer opening.  Workers with heavy equipment have started preliminary work at the site of a former PNC Bank branch at 4025 Wilmington Pike at East Stroop Road in front of a Meijer store.  Plans call...
Chinese trade tensions: Fuyao cited as example on how it should work

Chinese trade tensions: Fuyao cited as example on how it should work

If there’s a path through trade tensions between the United States and China, maybe a manufacturer in Moraine shows the way. That was one hope expressed when Fuyao Glass America welcomed Ambassador Zhang Qiyue, Chinese consul general in New York, to its Moraine plant Thursday. There, she met with more than a dozen Dayton-area business and political leaders. Together, they discussed simmering...
Companies from across the world travel to new area plant: See why

Companies from across the world travel to new area plant: See why

At home in its new $13 million headquarters for six months, United Grinding showcased its new building in Miamisburg to the rest of the world last week. The company opened the doors to its 2100 United Grinding Blvd. (found off Old Byers Road) home to about 300 people from America, Europe and elsewhere over two days last week.  The occasion — the company’s “The Artistry of the...
How a Wright-Patt office is working to arm fighter jets with lasers

How a Wright-Patt office is working to arm fighter jets with lasers

The Air Force has targeted arming an F-15 fighter jet with a laser by 2021, one of what could become a wider use of directed-energy weapons to protect aerial refueling tankers to military bases, a leading researcher says. Facing increased competition from Russia and China, the Air Force launched an office at Wright-Patterson to explore experimental technologies and bring them to the battlefield faster...
ALDI just announced a new grocery store is coming to Butler County. Find out where

ALDI just announced a new grocery store is coming to Butler County. Find out where

No-frills grocery discount chain ALDI has submitted plans to build a new location in Fairfield. Officials with the grocery chain have received approvals from the city’s Design and Review Committee and Planning Commission to build a new 22,000-square-foot store on a 2.25-acre lot at the corner of Pleasant Avenue and Patterson Boulevard. That’s inside the Patterson Place shopping center...
Toddler toys, decorative pillows, and water bottles among the latest product recalls 

Toddler toys, decorative pillows, and water bottles among the latest product recalls 

Children’s xylophones, water bottles sold at Costco, and 21 styles of decorative pillows are among the latest recalls announced by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.  The Petit Collage musical jumbo wooden xylophones made by Wild & Wolf are under recall because the ball on the end of the stick can detach and pose a choking hazard.  There is one report of the ball separating and...
Drone school may be coming to Middletown

Drone school may be coming to Middletown

Butler Tech has a new location in mind for its drone school, this news outlet has learned. Butler County Development Director David Fehr had been negotiating with Butler Tech to locate its drone program at the county’s Hogan Field. But Butler Tech spokesman Michael Beauchat told the Journal-News this week that the school has shifted its focus to Hook Field in Middletown. “We have been...
Can I still use my gift card at Elder-Beerman? 5 questions answered for customers

Can I still use my gift card at Elder-Beerman? 5 questions answered for customers

Elder-Beerman’s parent company announced the going-out-of-business sale begins today for its 212 stores and e-commerce website. Bon-Ton Stores Inc. is closing all stores after only liquidators submitted bids for the retailer at a bankruptcy auction earlier this week. Bon-Ton’s liquidation sales are expected to run for about 10 to 12 weeks. Bon-Ton currently has 250 stores, 38 of which...
Manufacturing helps boost Ohio jobs again

Manufacturing helps boost Ohio jobs again

Ohio’s unemployment rate fell slightly last month, to 4.4 percent from 4.5 percent in February — and once again, manufacturing helped provide the boost. The state’s non-agricultural wage and salary employment increased 10,800 in March, from a revised 5,568,400 in February to 5,579,200, the state said in a monthly jobs report.  RELATED: Trade concerns top Chinese ambassador&rsquo...
Breaking down the Bengals schedule game by game

Breaking down the Bengals schedule game by game

The Cincinnati Bengals will play three of their first four games and three of their final four on the road, and they have just one primetime game. The last time they played three of their first four on the road was 2012. The last time they played three of final four on the road was 2009. The last time they did both? Never. This season also will be the first time since 2011 they aren’t scheduled...
Trade concerns top Chinese ambassador’s discussion at Fuyao

Trade concerns top Chinese ambassador’s discussion at Fuyao

If there's a path through trade tensions between the United States and China, maybe a manufacturer in Moraine shows the way.  That was one hope expressed when Fuyao Glass America welcomed Ambassador Zhang Qiyue, Chinese consul general in New York, to its Moraine plant Thursday. There, she met with more than a dozen Dayton-area business and political leaders. Together, they discussed simmering...
FAA will require inspections of engines made by Butler County company

FAA will require inspections of engines made by Butler County company

The Federal Aviation Administration said Wednesday evening it will require inspections of aircraft engines made by a Butler County company involved in the emergency that killed at least one passenger on Southwest Flight 1380. “The FAA will issue an airworthiness directive within the next two weeks that will require inspections of certain CFM56-7B engines,” the FAA said Wednesday evening...
Pier 1 Imports to close up to 25 stores

Pier 1 Imports to close up to 25 stores

Pier 1 Imports Inc. will close up to 25 stores in the next two years, the company announced during its quarterly earnings call. Net sales decreased 1.4 percent to $469.2 million, according to a company statement. Alasdair James, president and CEO, said the company’s financial performance was impacted by the hurricanes in Texas and Florida. E-commerce sales reached 26 percent. “We saw improved...
Elder-Beerman store closings: Everything we know now about local impact

Elder-Beerman store closings: Everything we know now about local impact

After several last ditch attempts to save one of America’s oldest retailers, Bon-Ton Stores Inc. joined the ranks of companies that have succumbed to the retail apocalypse. Bon-Ton Stores Inc. officials announced on Wednesday morning that a joint bidder, including a group of the bankrupt retail chain’s bondholders, won the auction for the company’s asset — signaling the...
P&G makes acquisition, reports solid quarter

P&G makes acquisition, reports solid quarter

On the heels of announcing a major acquisition, Cincinnati-based household goods powerhouse Procter & Gamble Co. (P&G) is reporting a solid quarter. The company reported fiscal year third quarter 2018 net sales of $16.3 billion, four percent above the same point in the prior year. Diluted net earnings per share were 95 cents, an increase of two percent compared to the prior year while core earnings...
15 memories at Elder-Beerman that influenced your lives

15 memories at Elder-Beerman that influenced your lives

It’s official: Elder-Beerman’s parent company is headed for liquidation. Bon-Ton Stores Inc. officials announced a joint bidder, including a group of the bankrupt retail chain’s bondholders, won an auction for the company’s asset. The retailer, established 135-years-ago in Dayton and the city’s last hometown department store, will liquidate all stores. The Dayton...
Dayton office market sees first occupancy loss in two years

Dayton office market sees first occupancy loss in two years

There were bright spots in the Dayton-area office market in the first quarter of the year, even as occupancy overall fell. A defense contractor signed a lease for office space in Fairborn in the first quarter of 2018. Aptima signed a lease for just over 11,000 square feet at 2555 University Drive in Fairborn, according to a recent real estate report. Aptima also has locations in Arlington, Va., Woburn...
Amazon, Best Buy team up to change the way you watch TV

Amazon, Best Buy team up to change the way you watch TV

Amazon and Best Buy announced a collaboration to bring the next generation of Fire TV Edition smart TVs to customers in the United States and Canada. Best Buy will launch more than ten 4K and HD Fire TV Edition models from Insignia and Toshiba, beginning this summer. The newly designed smart TVs come with the Fire TV experience built-in, uniquely bringing together live over-the-air TV and all your...
Great finds from the 2018 WPPI trade show

Great finds from the 2018 WPPI trade show

The 2018 WPPI trade show, for veteran or begging wedding and portrait photographers, was held recently in Las Vegas. As usual the trade show portion of the event brought out companies introducing new innovative products to help photographers to do their job. Hahnemühle showed customers their natural white cotton printing canvas Cézanne 430gsm, which contains no OBA’s and features...
Digital prophet: Big internet firms trample our privacy online

Digital prophet: Big internet firms trample our privacy online

DuckDuckGo founder Gabriel Weinberg is among the digital prophets warning us how Google, the Goliath he’s been challenging for 10 years with his Paoli-based non-tracking search engine, and other giants of information are squeezing personal privacy and independent content: “If people are consuming all the Inquirer’s stuff for free on Facebook or Google, it’s a losing proposition...
The future, where robots make your latte and shopping is like gaming

The future, where robots make your latte and shopping is like gaming

AUSTIN, Texas — At South by Southwest, as entrepreneurs and celebrities mingled to discuss the future of tech, a lot of the hype focused on attention-grabbing projects such as flying cars. But there also were ideas on display with a more practical bent — projects that could get into consumers’ hands sooner. Displayed were prototypes for products that could shape everything from how...
Your home’s Wi-Fi signal can improve with better router placement

Your home’s Wi-Fi signal can improve with better router placement

I’ve been writing about Wi-Fi over the last few weeks, and I’ve had a lot of questions about routers and what can be done to make them work better. Let’s talk about Wi-Fi router placement and what you can do to get the best coverage. First, your Wi-Fi router should be placed centrally in your house. Raise your hand if your broadband modem is stuck in a corner in the very back of...
Pilotless air taxis now flying openly in New Zealand

Pilotless air taxis now flying openly in New Zealand

Ride in a pilotless flying taxi, anyone? Larry Page’s Kitty Hawk has been testing such a vehicle in New Zealand since late last year and is coming out of stealth mode, the Silicon Valley company announced recently. “The dreamers from California met the visionaries from New Zealand,” Kitty Hawk said in a press release that lauds New Zealand for having “a government and society...
CNET: Top phones that have great cameras

CNET: Top phones that have great cameras

The quality of pictures you can get from your phone and the convenience of having it always at easy reach have rendered standalone cameras all but obsolete. These four phones are among the best of the best CNET has found in phones we’ve reviewed in the last year. ——— Apple iPhone X Product Review: https://www.cnet.com/products/apple-iphone-x/review/#ftag=CAD187281f CNET rating...
A notable British car will soon see a rebirth. Here’s why that’s exciting for Springfield.

A notable British car will soon see a rebirth. Here’s why that’s exciting for Springfield.

Many Springfield residents may know the name Lagonda for a number of reasons locally, but a luxury auto manufacturer will be making the name global again soon. Aston Martin Lagonda recently announced it will be reviving the Lagonda luxury car line in the near future. A concept for the Lagonda Vision sedan was unveiled in March at the Geneva Motor Show in Geneva, Switzerland, along with two 40 percent...
Bon-Ton to liquidate: Here’s a map of Elder-Beerman stores closing

Bon-Ton to liquidate: Here’s a map of Elder-Beerman stores closing

Bon-Ton Stores Inc. will liquidate and close all Elder-Beerman locations in the next 10 to 12 weeks, according to the company. Elder-Beerman has seven locations in the Miami Valley that include a distribution center and a furniture gallery. Great American Group and Tiger Capital Group —and the holders of Bon-Ton’s second-lien secured notes will acquire the retailer’s inventory...
Farewell Elder-Beerman. Share your memories about the closing retailer

Farewell Elder-Beerman. Share your memories about the closing retailer

It’s official: Elder-Beerman’s parent company is headed for liquidation. Bon-Ton Stores Inc. officials announced a joint bidder, including a group of the bankrupt retail chain’s bondholders, won an auction for the company’s asset. The retailer, established 135-years-ago in Dayton and the city’s last hometown department store, will liquidate all stores. What are your...
Elder-Beerman closing disappoints local mall officials

Elder-Beerman closing disappoints local mall officials

Miami Valley Centre Mall officials said the closure and liquidation of all Bon-Ton stores is disappointing for the local shopping center. The mall, located in Piqua, issued a statement today after Bon-Ton Stores Inc. officials announced a joint bidder, including a group of the bankrupt retail chain’s bondholders, won an auction for the company’s asset. Elder-Beerman opened in Piqua...
UDRI tests jet engine parts impacted in fatal Southwest emergency

UDRI tests jet engine parts impacted in fatal Southwest emergency

One of 24 fan blades from the Southwest jetliner forced to an emergency landing Tuesday was missing, National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Robert Sumwalt said Wednesday. The University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI) tests fan blade casings or housings for their ability to withstand emergencies, bird strikes and other sudden strikes. One passenger died in the emergency landing of the Dallas-bound...
Internal memo boosts Tesla, despite company troubles

Internal memo boosts Tesla, despite company troubles

Elon Musk says he’s sleeping on the factory floor. The company has temporarily halted production of its flagship Model 3. But Tesla’s shares are rising anyway. Why? The company evidently is planning to add a shift and about 400 jobs to its Fremont, Calif. factory and another factory in Nevada. MORE: Local company unveils the ‘artistry of grinding’ Tesla shares are rising...
Dayton-based Stratacache names new executive

Dayton-based Stratacache names new executive

A Dayton-based digital signage technology company, Stratacache, announced that Manish Kumar will lead all of the company’s Asia-­Pacific operations, taking on the new role of senior vice president and managing director of Asia­-Pacific. Kumar will direct sales, services and support across the company’s brands, with an eye on “region-specific needs in the digital media/marketing...
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