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CareSource gets latest report card from state

CareSource’s performance rating slipped in some categories on its latest report card from Ohio Medicaid, though retained high marks for its efforts to keep children healthy. The nonprofit insurer, headquartered in downtown Dayton, overall received 14 out of 25 stars, ranking 3rd out of the five insurers that privately manage Medicaid plans in Ohio. The Medicaid plans receive annual report cards...


AFRL contract goes to firm with Dayton ties

AFRL contract goes to firm with Dayton ties

An Oregon company with a presence in Dayton has just been awarded a contract to help protect Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) software. Galois Inc., based Portland Ore., has been awarded an $8,589,384 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for “merged-analysis-to-prevent-exploits software,” along with testing and demonstration work. RELATED: Tech firm to move into renovated historic downtown...
JUST IN: Game of Thrones Scotch Whisky coming to Dayton for 1 day only

JUST IN: Game of Thrones Scotch Whisky coming to Dayton for 1 day only

Two southwest Ohio agency liquor stores will offer a limited number of all eight bottles of The Game of  Thrones Single Malt Scotch Whisky Collection for sale at regular retail prices next Tuesday morning, Dec. 18.  Created to commemorate the eighth and final season of the HBO series Game of Thrones, The GOT Single Malt Scotch Whisky Collection features eight limited-edition scotches...
Scam alert: Fake Amazon email targets online shoppers

Scam alert: Fake Amazon email targets online shoppers

The holiday season is a busy time of year for everybody, including scammers. There is an email scam going around with a new twist that targets online shoppers. This latest scam specifically goes after people who use Amazon. While online shopping may be more convenient, it can also be riskier. In the latest scam, an email that appears to be from Amazon says a user's password needs to be reset...
Should text messages be taxed to help the poor? One state is considering it

Should text messages be taxed to help the poor? One state is considering it

If you live in California, you may soon have to pay a tax for your text messages. According to the Mercury News and KGO, the state's Public Utilities Commission will vote Jan. 10 on the tax, which "likely would be billed as a flat surcharge per customer ... not a fee per text." Officials have not said how much that charge would be. >> Read more trending news  The money would...
Nearly 100 Amazon packages dumped on side of road in Georgia

Nearly 100 Amazon packages dumped on side of road in Georgia

Almost 100 Amazon packages were dumped on the side of the road Tuesday night in Georgia. WSB-TV's Lauren Pozen was in Peachtree Hills, a neighborhood in Atlanta's Buckhead, where dozens of Amazon boxes and bags were left in a cul-de-sac on Highland Drive. Pozen talked to a man and his wife who said they saw something off the side of the road that they initially thought was just trash...
Dayton area businessman pleads not guilty to illegal dumping charges

Dayton area businessman pleads not guilty to illegal dumping charges

Dayton area businessman Steve Rauch pleaded not guilty today to multiple felonies he and his businesses are charged with. One of his managers also pleaded not guilty to all charges against her in the case. Rauch and Jennifer M. Copeland were both indicted last month in an illegal dumping case involving two of his businesses. Rauch faces five counts and Copeland four counts for alleged crimes committed...
Trump nominates new commander of Air Force Materiel Command

Trump nominates new commander of Air Force Materiel Command

President Donald Trump has nominated Lt. Gen. Arnold Bunch Jr. to become commander of the Air Force Materiel Command at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Bunch currently serves as military deputy at the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition at the Pentagon. The nomination must be confirmed by the Senate. If confirmed, Bunch will direct the AFMC enterprise, which oversees...
Car wash could double number of locations

Car wash could double number of locations

Flying Ace Car Wash could more than double its count of airplane hangar-themed car wash’s in the region by the end of next year. The Columbus-based company that first expanded into the Dayton market in 2015, is still quickly growing, announcing plans to begin construction on its fifth area location. The new car wash at 9204 North Main Street in Englewood will open around April 15, said Dan Eisenhauer...
Miami Valley Hospital names new president

Miami Valley Hospital names new president

The largest hospital in the Dayton area has named a new president. Mike Uhl, president of Atrium Medical Center in Middletown, will become president of Miami Valley Hospital, effective Jan. 1, according to Premier Health, parent of both hospitals. He assumes the role from Mike Maiberger, who has been temporarily serving as hospital president. Maiberger had been serving in a dual role and will retain...
Daytonian of the Week: Matt Boosalis, founder and owner of his namesake bakery-cafe

Daytonian of the Week: Matt Boosalis, founder and owner of his namesake bakery-cafe

The man behind the “Best Coffee Shop in Ohio” is our Daytonian of the Week. The somewhat curious “best coffee shop in the state” title was bestowed upon Boosalis Baking & Cafe late last month by USA Today, and while founder Matt Boosalis was appreciative of the recognition, even he acknowledged it as “a nice surprise.” It’s a good bet that most of its...
Area’s 10th Athletico just opened: Here’s where

Area’s 10th Athletico just opened: Here’s where

The 10th area Athletico Physical Therapy location opened Monday in the former Centerville Zoup restaurant location. The office at 5235 Cornerstone North Blvd. will offer physical therapy, free assessments, treatment for work injuries, vestibular rehabilitation and functional movement screens, according to a company release. The location will also accept all major insurances and schedule initial evaluations...
5 area outlet stores with discounted gifts for the holidays

5 area outlet stores with discounted gifts for the holidays

Local outlet malls are increasing store hours as Christmas approaches, giving last-minute shoppers looking for a deal a few extra hours to shop. Discount stores became popular during the recession and have remained attractive to shoppers. Local outlet stores provide name-brand products at deep discounts. The following outlet malls and individual outlet stores are within driving distance of Dayton...
Dayton VA director says hospital to focus on new jobs, programs in 2019

Dayton VA director says hospital to focus on new jobs, programs in 2019

Dayton VA Medical Center Director Jill Dietrich told the Dayton Daily News that she’s focused on growing new programs, adding jobs and “continuing to provide excellent care” in 2019. Dietrich, who manages 2,300 employees and a $435 million budget, has oversight of the sprawling hospital campus in Dayton and four clinics in in Richmond, Indiana, and Springfield, Middletown and Lima...
If Trump signs Farm Bill, area university could get millions more in federal funding

If Trump signs Farm Bill, area university could get millions more in federal funding

If the U.S. House approves the Farm Bill today it will head to President Donald Trump’s desk and could bring millions more in federal funds to Central State University. For more than 100 years, Central State was denied 1890 Land Grant status, meaning it was ineligible for funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for scientific research. » RELATED: US Agriculture Secretary talks...
Dayton tech firm lands key Chinese acquisition

Dayton tech firm lands key Chinese acquisition

Dayton-based digital display and signage company Stratacache has acquired a Chinese manufacturer. The company Wednesday announced the acquisition of “all-in-one intelligent tablet and computing device manufacturing company” based in Ningbo, China, a company formerly known as Popscreens — now called Scala China. “The re-branding strengthens solution visibility and brand presence...
Main Street Dayton building gets $4M in state help

Main Street Dayton building gets $4M in state help

The only Dayton project to apply for state historic tax credits in the fall round has received more than $4 million in credits, potentially bringing new investment to the area around downtown’s new music pavilion. The Ohio Development Services Agency this morning announced it has awarded the Fidelity medical building project $4.13 million in tax credits. The incentives are to assist with a proposed...
ACA enrollment down as deadline nears

ACA enrollment down as deadline nears

Fewer people have been buying individual health insurance this year, with sign-ups nationally down 11 percent compared to last year, as the deadline to enroll approaches midnight Saturday. People without health insurance through their employers, Medicaid or Medicare can buy health insurance through the marketplace created by the Affordable Care Act. The marketplace and Medicaid expansion have helped...
Honda applies to build $36.5 million expansion

Honda applies to build $36.5 million expansion

Honda appears to be gearing up for a big expansion at its Anna engine plant. The automaker has recently applied to Shelby County for a new building construction permit valued at $33 million. The Honda of America and Devon Industrial Group application — filed near the end of November — seeks permission to build a 119,063-square-foot building for manufacturing and storage at 12500 Meranda...
Employers say they’re poised to hire in 2019

Employers say they’re poised to hire in 2019

Employers in the Dayton area will hire at a “respectable” pace in the first quarter of the new year, according to Manpower’s newest survey of area employers. Nearly a quarter — 24 percent — of surveyed employers plan to hire new employees from January to March next year, the survey found. This number is offset by the four percent of survey participants who plan to reduce...
For Dayton-area veterans, food insecurity still poses issue

For Dayton-area veterans, food insecurity still poses issue

When Wayne Arnold Sr. took the bus to the Dayton VA Medical Center for an appointment on Tuesday morning, he didn’t expect to run into his friend picking up groceries at a food pantry. In a heavy, mud-colored coat, he leaned back on a wooden table as his friend chose from bananas, corn flakes, fresh bread rolls and meat at the Dayton VA Food Pantry. Arnold, a graying 58-year-old Army veteran...
‘Thirsty Frog Saloon’ gearing up to open along I-75 

‘Thirsty Frog Saloon’ gearing up to open along I-75 

A new bar and live-music venue called the Thirsty Frog Saloon is gearing up to open near the I-75/Ohio 725 interchange in a space that has housed a pub or tavern for more than 40 years.  The new pub will be located in the former Dark Horse Tavern space at 209 Byers Road in Miamisburg. The saloon is the brainchild of Dave Sommers of Huber Heights, who also operates the Truckin’ Bozo&rsquo...
Local Navistar workers to vote on tentative six-year deal

Local Navistar workers to vote on tentative six-year deal

Navistar said Tuesday the company has a tentative six-year deal with members of the United Auto Workers, who will vote Sunday on whether to ratify the contract. Officials from both the company and the national UAW declined to provide any further details about the potential contract Tuesday. RELATED: Volkswagen execs indicate possible takeover of Navistar “No details of the tentative agreement...
Circle K gas prices drop to pennies per gallon during computer glitch, reports say

Circle K gas prices drop to pennies per gallon during computer glitch, reports say

Employees at multiple Circle K gas stations across the country are blaming a computer error for accidentally rolling their gas prices back – way back – to pennies per gallon Tuesday. According to WAFB and WACH, two of the stations, located in West Columbia, South Carolina, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, temporarily sold regular unleaded gas for 1.9 cents per gallon Tuesday...
$60M hospital project part of health care construction surge

$60M hospital project part of health care construction surge

A $60 million expansion at Miami Valley Hospital South in Centerville is now open, adding to the steady stream of health care construction in the region. The hospital expansion and renovation — parent company Premier Health’s largest construction project in at least five years — includes 170,000-square-feet in added space, a joint and spine center and about 100 new jobs. “The...
AAA study: Dingy, old headlights a safety risk

AAA study: Dingy, old headlights a safety risk

Cloudy and yellowed headlights are significantly harming visibility and creating dangerous driving conditions, according to new research. AAA released a study Tuesday showing cloudy headlights produce 80 percent less light than new headlights.  “Wow 80 percent. Well, I can believe that,” said motorist Stephen Drain of Beavercreek. “The cloudiness definitely reduces how the light...
Trustees approve strict design regulations for Dayton airport property in Miami Twp.

Trustees approve strict design regulations for Dayton airport property in Miami Twp.

Most of Dayton-Wright Brothers Airport will have stricter development guidelines.  Miami Twp. trustees Tuesday night unanimously approved changes giving 321 acres at the Dayton-owned site stronger signage, landscaping, lighting and design guidelines similar those at nearby Austin Landing.  The changes will give the airport at Ohio 741 and Austin Boulevard “superior design” regulations...
Ohio’s Sunday alcohol sales restrictions would vanish under legislators’ proposal

Ohio’s Sunday alcohol sales restrictions would vanish under legislators’ proposal

A bipartisan group of Ohio legislators has introduced a bill in the Ohio House of Representatives that would allow all bars, restaurants and liquor stores to treat Sundays just as they would any other day of the week when it comes to alcohol sales. The "Sunday Alcohol, Liquor, and Especially Spirits (SALES) Act," House Bill 783, would “eliminate provisions of law governing local option...
Area stores to stay open 83 nonstop hours leading up to Christmas

Area stores to stay open 83 nonstop hours leading up to Christmas

Kohl’s won’t close its doors for 83 straight hours leading up to Christmas, giving even the night owls a chance to shop at the stores. Once Kohl’s stores open at 7 a.m. Dec. 21, it won’t close again until 6 p.m. Christmas Eve, an annual shopping marathon. »BIZ BEAT: Online holiday shopping expected to logjam delivery: Important deadlines to know Consumers can also shop...
12 Days of Cheese starts at area grocery store: You won’t believe the 11th day

12 Days of Cheese starts at area grocery store: You won’t believe the 11th day

Whole Foods Market on Wednesday will kick off its 12 Days of Cheese. Every day starting Wednesday, the retailer will have a new cheese priced 50 percent off. Amazon Prime members will also get another 10 percent off the sale price. “From funky to mild, creamy to crumbly, these cheeses aren’t just any cheeses; we searched the world to find them,” the company’s website said....
Area gas prices drop below $2 again

Area gas prices drop below $2 again

Gas prices in the region are back under $2 at several area gas stations, but could rise again soon. Some of the cheapest prices can be found in Centerville, according to WHIO’s Pump Patrol. The average cost of a gallon in Dayton is $2.14, with the cheapest coming in at $1.99 at Sam’s Club on Ohio 725, according to GasBuddy.com. Crude oil costs peaked Friday in response to the Organization...
Navistar says it has tentative six-year deal with UAW

Navistar says it has tentative six-year deal with UAW

Navistar said today the company has a tentative six-year deal with members of the United Auto Workers, who are expected to vote Sunday on whether to ratify the contract. Company officials said the truck maker will not discuss any details of the contract before the Dec. 16 vote. Members of the UAW Local 402, which represents the majority of its workers in Springfield, could not be immediately reached...
City buys riverfront land for new ‘entertainment district’

City buys riverfront land for new ‘entertainment district’

Another piece in a long-planned “entertainment district” along the Great Miami River appears to have fallen in place. Property records are showing that the city of West Carrollton has bought riverfront property along Marina Drive for the potential district. The city picked up about a half-acre of former auto dealership property at 5649 Marina Drive for $330,000. Montgomery County recorded...
Tech firm wins $100K to work on AFRL data

Tech firm wins $100K to work on AFRL data

A Miamisburg technology firm, Ignyte Assurance Platform —which last summer changed its name from MAFAZO LLC — has received Ohio Third Frontier funding to work with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) , based at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The company was awarded $100,000 to develop and integrate cybersecurity technology from the AFRL to improve data collection and analysis, according...
Tech firm to move into renovated historic downtown  building

Tech firm to move into renovated historic downtown  building

A start-up software company has been identified as the first tenant in a new Woodard Development project. The cyber-physical software company Tangram Flex will occupy nearly 7,000 square feet of the fifth floor of the building located at 607 E Third St. beginning in April 2019. MORE: Why optimism has fled the auto industry The company is expected to move 25 employees into the space, according...
Still need gifts? These 7 local stores have more toys this holiday

Still need gifts? These 7 local stores have more toys this holiday

Shoppers looking for holiday toys will find no shortage in the Miami Valley, even without bankrupt Toys “R” Us stores. Many shoppers have turned to Amazon for their toy needs after the company released a toy catalog and heavily advertised the larger-than ever selection on its website. But for brick-and-mortar shoppers, retailers in the area have also bolstered their toy, game and baby...
Heating costs could spike this winter as natural gas prices increase

Heating costs could spike this winter as natural gas prices increase

Natural gas has reached its highest price in more than four years, a spike expected to hit consumers in their wallets just as winter weather begins. The price of natural gas — which is used to heat nearly half of all U.S. households — has surged beyond market forecasts for the year, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. A Nov. 23 spot check on the price of natural gas...
Oregon District store set to close at end of month

Oregon District store set to close at end of month

Jimmy Modern in the Oregon District will close at the end of this month so its owner can start a new career as a vintage picker. While the storefront won’t exist anymore, owner Jimmy Kitz still plans to sell his 20th century modern furniture, art and accessories at shows. He said he’s been in the business so long people just bring things to him, but now he wants to travel to find his own...
3 reasons Wright-Patterson is top choice for F-35 program

3 reasons Wright-Patterson is top choice for F-35 program

The process of bringing the F-35 Lightning II Hybrid Product Support Integrator organization to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base will likely start within months, a senator told the Dayton Daily News. Sen. Rob Portman, R- Ohio, said the consolidation of the current F-35 program could start within the next few months. The current F-35 HPSI organization was established in Crystal City, Virginia, at the...
5 interesting facts about new director of Air Force museum

5 interesting facts about new director of Air Force museum

A new director has been appointed at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Former Assistant Deputy Chief Management Officer for the Office of the Secretary of Defense, David Tillotson III, was recently appointed as the director of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Tillotson replaces Mr. Jack Hudson who retired on Oct. 5, after serving as director for nearly eight years. Tillotson...
THE GREENE: former restaurant squandered chance to defend itself in its eviction lawsuit

THE GREENE: former restaurant squandered chance to defend itself in its eviction lawsuit

An attorney for The Greene Town Center has asked a judge to dismiss a request by an attorney for evicted former restaurant tenant Choe's Asian Gourmet to reopen its civil lawsuit and reconsider the judge’s $384,000 default judgment against the former restaurant. Susan Solle — an attorney in the Dayton office of Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, representing The Greene — pointed out...
Kettering school board to discuss building plans tonight

Kettering school board to discuss building plans tonight

Kettering City Schools is considering changes to multiple school facilities after a Nov. 6 levy passage, with the school board scheduled to hear an update at its meeting tonight. When voters approved the 5.99-mill levy last month, Kettering Superintendent Scott Inskeep said it cleared the way for expansion of career tech programs and the addition of all-day kindergarten, both of which will require...
Filing shows SEC investigating Springfield firm

Filing shows SEC investigating Springfield firm

HUTN, Inc. said in a financial filing that the Springfield company is being investigated by the Securities and Exchange Commission focusing on the company’s involvement with digital currency. The Springfield firm said in a quarterly financial report that company officials are confident there are no violations, but will continue to cooperate and respond to information requests. “HUTN fully...
Hepatitis A cases top 1,000 in Ohio, increase seen among food workers

Hepatitis A cases top 1,000 in Ohio, increase seen among food workers

An area health department is emphasizing the importance of vaccinations and good hand washing after seeing an increasing number of hepatitis A cases among people who work in the food business. Workers who contract the highly contagious viral liver disease are not allowed to work at a restaurant, but it can take a while for people to notice symptoms and get tested. Ohio and several surrounding states...
Why optimism has fled the auto industry

Why optimism has fled the auto industry

Auto dealers today are no longer optimistic about market conditions, a new survey has found. The Q4 2018 Cox Automotive Dealer Sentiment Index takes measure of how U.S. auto dealers, both franchised and independent, are feeling about the auto business and vehicle sales. The survey was taken between Oct. 24 and Nov. 6, 2018, with questions focused on current market conditions and prospects for the...
Dayton Air Show leader inducted into national hall of fame

Dayton Air Show leader inducted into national hall of fame

Dayton Air Show Executive Director Terry Grevious has been inducted into the National Air Show Hall of Fame. Grevious was inducted into the hall of fame over the weekend at the International Council of Air Shows Annual Conference in Las Vegas. He has spent more than 40 years in the air show industry, managing the Flint Bishop Air Show, Muskegon Air Fair and the Dayton Air Show. He is the 66th person...
Next DP&L leader will face changing company, utility needs

Next DP&L leader will face changing company, utility needs

Dayton Power and Light’s next chief executive will take over a power company that has greatly changed in past years with workforce and business restructuring. For the second time in less than a year, the company that supplies power to 515,000 customers in 24 counties throughout west central Ohio announced this week a change at the company’s helm. Craig Jackson, DP&L president and CEO,...
Kroger reopens Derr Road store after $7 million renovation

Kroger reopens Derr Road store after $7 million renovation

The Kroger store on Derr Road held a grand reopening Friday morning after a $7 million remodel. The renovations will help Kroger continue to be one of the top grocery stores in the region, said Kimberly Cooley, manager of the Derr Road store. Kroger started construction on the store on May 1. “We decided to remodel to invest in our store and our company,” she said. “This gives our...
Parents and homeowners: check for these recalled products

Parents and homeowners: check for these recalled products

The latest recalled products include high chairs, children’s clothing, and shower-related items, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Skip Hop is recalling over 30,000 Tuo convertible high chairs because the legs can detach and cause your child to fall. There are 17 reports of legs coming off of the high chairs, but no injuries.  Stop using the recalled high chairs with...
DoD pays DP&L $28M+ for Wright-Patt power

DoD pays DP&L $28M+ for Wright-Patt power

DP&L has been awarded a more than $28 million contract for services at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, the Department of Defense said Thursday. The award to Dayton Power and Light Co. is for electricity supplied to the base. The contract expires Dec. 31, 2019. RELATED: Coalition: Wright-Patt has best acquisition workforce ‘in the world’ The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center...
$1.5 million recommended for 850+ new jobs

$1.5 million recommended for 850+ new jobs

The promise of a Fortune 500 company building a new automotive manufacturing operation in the Dayton area — as well as a Florida bio-medical company creating more than 200 jobs — each drew a recommendation for public development dollars Friday. A committee is sending the recommendations to Montgomery County commissioners, who will have the final say Dec. 13 on which companies receive county...
Stocks plunge after Canada arrests Chinese tech exec

Stocks plunge after Canada arrests Chinese tech exec

The arrest of the chief financial officer of a giant Chinese telecom company for allegedly violating U.S. sanctions against Iran appears to be contributing to plunging stock prices Thursday. Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies, was arrested Saturday in Canada at the request of the United States, in a move seen as likely to upset crucial trade and economic ties between the...
Coalition: Wright-Patt has best acquisition workforce ‘in the world’

Coalition: Wright-Patt has best acquisition workforce ‘in the world’

For the Dayton region, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is the gift that keeps giving. Members of the Dayton Development Coalition Thursday celebrated the base’s designation as the “preferred location” for the F-35 Lighting II fighter Hybrid Product Support Integrator organization, making the base the support hub for F-35s worldwide. The designation opens the door to some 440 new...
Great Wolf Lodge in Mason hiring for approximately 100 jobs

Great Wolf Lodge in Mason hiring for approximately 100 jobs

North America’s largest family of indoor water park resorts is hiring for its Mason location. Great Wolf Lodge, which has locations stretching from Southern California to New England, employs 490 people in Mason. It’s hiring approximately 100 new employees for a variety of positions ranging from lifeguards, waterpark attendants and housekeepers to restaurant servers, dishwashers, cooks...
Dayton Power & Light CEO to resign

Dayton Power & Light CEO to resign

Dayton Power & Light’s president and CEO Craig Jackson is resigning from the power company, company officials said Thursday. Jackson “has resigned to spend more time with his family and begin exploring new career opportunities,” a company statement said.  Jackson will leave the company Dec. 31, 2018.  The company has begun a search for Jackson’s successor.  &ldquo...
Navistar, UAW continue to work as contract details are negotiated

Navistar, UAW continue to work as contract details are negotiated

Navistar and the local labor union are continuing to negotiate a contract even though a deadline set for this week has passed. A statement on Navistar’s website dedicated to providing information on labor contracts said the company offered a six-year contract to the UAW but it was voted down. MORE: Contract extension between UAW, Navistar could end tomorrow “The ratification vote took...
Air Force finishes second phase of KC-46 receiver certification

Air Force finishes second phase of KC-46 receiver certification

The KC-46A Pegasus tanker has completed the second phase of receiver certification flight testing, Boeing announced this week. Boeing’s KC-46 tanker program has completed its planned Phase II receiver certification flight testing following three weeks of flights with F-15E aircraft out of Edwards Air Force Base in California, the company announced. Boeing and U.S. Air Force KC-46 crews started...
Wright-Patt Credit Union to distribute $8.6M among members

Wright-Patt Credit Union to distribute $8.6M among members

The Board of Directors of Wright-Patt Credit Union will distribute $8.6 million Jan. 3 among eligible members. This is the 10th consecutive year that WPCU, headquartered in Beavercreek, has returned excess earnings to members through the Special Patronage Dividend program. Since 2008, the credit union has returned more than $65 million.  Active members in good standing on Dec. 3 and who will...
Springfield UAW rejects Navistar contract offer

Springfield UAW rejects Navistar contract offer

Navistar employees in Springfield have rejected a contract offer from the company. Members voted on the offer Sunday. The Springfield UAW rejected the offer 98 percent to 2 percent, according to Chris Blizard, president of UAW Local 402. Employees are working under an extension agreement that is scheduled to expire at 1 p.m. Tuesday, according to Blizard. He declined further comment at this time.
O-Neil communication center marks one year at WSU

O-Neil communication center marks one year at WSU

One year on, the O’Neil Center for Research Communication at Wright State University has found a niche in the community, managers say. Founded and funded by Miamisburg defense contractor and technical writing firm O’Neil & Associates Inc., the center opened on Wright State’s campus in the fall of 2017 as a haven for those working to bridge the gap that can exist between engineers...
DC transit authority launches partnership with Dayton’s CommuterAds

DC transit authority launches partnership with Dayton’s CommuterAds

CommuterAds — the Dayton-based geo-located, time and place-based media company — said Friday it will display ads on buses operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. Founded in 2008, CommuterAds helps companies reach transit riders by displaying GPS-enabled ads as buses approach business locations. The company’s technology is also being used on transportation...
Court to weigh $29.5M Reynolds and Reynolds settlement

Court to weigh $29.5M Reynolds and Reynolds settlement

A federal court in Illinois has given preliminary approval to a proposed settlement that would have Kettering-based Reynolds and Reynolds pay a group of auto dealers nearly $30 million to settle a lawsuit that alleged antitrust activities. The settlement includes about $3 million for attorneys’ fees and another $250,000 to cover the costs of notifying members of a legal class of the terms of...
Ikea rolling out a new addition to its 'meatball' lineup: salmon balls

Ikea rolling out a new addition to its 'meatball' lineup: salmon balls

Think of Ikea and Swedish meatballs might come to mind along with ready-to-assemble furniture. Now, you can also think of the sea. The Swedish retailer has added another ball to its popular "(m)eatball" lineup – salmon balls.  The new menu item joins the signature Swedish meatballs and plant-based veggie balls in the Swedish retailer's U.S. store restaurants...
GE Aviation wins $8.4M contract for Navy jet work

GE Aviation wins $8.4M contract for Navy jet work

General Electric Aviation in Evendale has been awarded a $8.4 million contract for work on U.S. Navy aircraft. The Southwestern Ohio-based company is awarded $8,422,109 for modification to a firm-fixed-price delivery order previously issued, the Department of Defense said. This modification provides for supplies and services required for work on the Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and the Boeing EA-18G...
Expanded civil rights complaint criticizes Premier’s suburban growth

Expanded civil rights complaint criticizes Premier’s suburban growth

A group of clergy has expanded its civil rights complaint over the closure of Good Samaritan Hospital, asking the federal government to investigate whether the hospital’s parent company Premier Health’s pattern of where it invests is discriminatory. The expanded complaint details more than $120 million spent on 16 Premier Health expansion and construction projects over the last five years...
Lebanon council OKs North Broadway Commons redevelopment deal

Lebanon council OKs North Broadway Commons redevelopment deal

The Lebanon City Council authorized the city manager to sign a development agreement for the North Broadway Commons, 104 apartments and up to 15,000 square foot of retail space on the former city garage site just north of downtown. The resolution, effective after 30 days, was passed 6-0 (Mayor Amy Brewer was absent) on Tuesday night after developer Jim Cohen answered questions about the project. &ldquo...
GE in Evendale to build Navy ship engines

GE in Evendale to build Navy ship engines

General Electric’s plant in Evendale will build 40 marine LM2500 gas turbine engines to power 10 of the Navy’s next-generation destroyers, the company said Thursday. These engines will join the ranks of the 300 GE engines that already power U.S. Navy vessels, the company said. GE’s Marine Solutions division said 40 LM2500 marine gas turbines will power the Navy’s next-generation...
Granite company buys Dayton showroom 

Granite company buys Dayton showroom 

A marble and granite has purchased a Dayton showroom and industrial property, for a short move on Stanley Avenue.  Dark Star Marble & Granite bought a 27,186-square-foot industrial property at 2425 Stanley Ave. in Dayton. Beau Nimer, associate with CBRE, represented the buyer, real estate firm CBRE said in an announcement. MORE: 5 quick facts about GM’s history in Dayton  The...
Winsupply invests in Houston business

Winsupply invests in Houston business

Winsupply Inc., a Moraine-based distributors of housing and construction supplies, has purchased MSI Supply, a Houston-based distributor of pipe, valves and fittings (PFV). Details of the stock purchase were not disclosed. MSI Supply is a full-line distributor of PVF, flanges, stud bolts, gaskets and fasteners, primarily serving the petroleum and pharmaceutical industries, the Moraine company said...
Parent of Troy aerospace manufacturer intends to split into 3 companies

Parent of Troy aerospace manufacturer intends to split into 3 companies

The corporate owner of a Troy aerospace components manufacturer plans to split into three independent companies, the company has announced. United Technologies Corp. (UTC) completed its acquisition of Rockwell Collins, and the company intends to separate its commercial businesses, Otis and Carrier, into independent entities, UTC said. The separation will result in three companies. At this point, UTC...
Drone-formed holograms sub for fireworks

Drone-formed holograms sub for fireworks

Everyone, like Ronald Reagan, Ronnie James Dio and Maria Callas seems to be coming back to life these days. The relatively new field of digital holograms is creating concerts and other presentations featuring moving, speaking and (up to now, anyway) dead celebrities. And exciting show business people. “In the live space, there hasn’t been a quote-unquote new form of entertainment in hundreds...
When drones light up the night, will they replace fireworks?

When drones light up the night, will they replace fireworks?

In the night sky near Interstate 75 in northern Oakland County, Mich., 60 drones moved with precision. Their preprogrammed electric dance lit the early evening darkness with a changing, blending palette of red, green and blue as they outlined many forms — a rotating cube, a tornado ripping a roof from a house, a pair of eyes gazing. The 16-minute unmanned aircraft system show north of Detroit...
Alexa enhanced by compatible gadgets

Alexa enhanced by compatible gadgets

Voice control is the tech that is sweeping appliance and device sector this year. And so far, Amazon’s Alexa platform is leading the pack. The number of devices that Alexa plays well with is growing almost weekly, and these are four of the best Alexa-compatible gadgets CNET has found so far. (But if your household isn’t so Alexa-centric, remember to check in next week when we look at Google...
Who shrunk the keyboard? Taptek brings mechanical keys, LED lighting

Who shrunk the keyboard? Taptek brings mechanical keys, LED lighting

Typing is a chore — no two ways about it. I’ve used a keyboard almost daily since I took a typing class back in high school. I’m a fairly decent typist, but I do more than my fair share of backspacing to correct my mistakes. I’m not a snob when it comes to choosing a keyboard. I’ve mostly been happy with whatever keyboard came with the computer I was using. I’m...
‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’ excels by going all in on multiplayer

‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’ excels by going all in on multiplayer

Everyone could see this coming. It was only a matter of time. The evolution of “Call of Duty” has led to the elimination of single-player campaign as fans knew it. A game that started with a focus on the solo experience has shed that like an old skin. The result is a fuller, more entertaining package that offers plenty of bang for the buck. All of it starts with the new battle royale mode...
Accessories for the iPhone XS

Accessories for the iPhone XS

Getting a new iPhone, or any smartphone for that matter, is always fun (and expensive). Besides the new features they bring, I enjoy dressing it up with new accessories. I’ve had my iPhone XS for a few weeks now and finally had a chance this week to get it ready for action. I know Apple purists want smartphones used as is and pretty much naked, but that’s not for me since I’m accident-prone...
Sundance showcases film about Fuyao in 2019 lineup

Sundance showcases film about Fuyao in 2019 lineup

The makers of the successful HBO documentary “The Last Truck” have worked for several years on a new film about Fuyao Glass America — the company that revitalized the General Motors plant whose final days “The Last Truck” painstakingly explored. Now, the new film about Fuyao will be part of the Sundance Film Festival’s 2019 documentary competition lineup. &ldquo...
New $30M medical center planned in Piqua

New $30M medical center planned in Piqua

A $30 million medical center planned for Piqua is the latest in a series of new Miami County health care construction projects, as local hospital networks expand their footprints and heat up competition. Kettering Health Network on Tuesday announced plans for the new 308 S. Looney Road complex, which will include a 24-hour emergency department. Construction, led by Danis Building Construction, starts...
REX pulls in nearly $11.9M

REX pulls in nearly $11.9M

Shareholders of REX American Resources Corp. (NYSE: REX) saw nearly $11.9 million in net income, or $1.86 in earnings per share in its fiscal year 2018 third quarter, the company reported Wednesday. That’s down from the nearly $13.2 million reported for the same quarter in 2017. For the year to date, net income attributable to common shareholders has been nearly $30.6 million, above the more...
Here’s what JobsOhio’s top automotive exec said about GM

Here’s what JobsOhio’s top automotive exec said about GM

Incentives and last-minute negotiations would not have protected the General Motors Lordstown Assembly plant, a JobsOhio executive told the Dayton Daily News. Kristi Tanner, senior managing director for automotive at JobsOhio, the state’s private development corporation, said she and others spoke with GM decision-makers Sunday, before GM announced its plans Monday to shut down five North American...
How GM’s latest factory closures will impact businesses in the Dayton area

How GM’s latest factory closures will impact businesses in the Dayton area

General Motors employs around 53,000 fewer Ohioans today than it did 20 years ago but the automaker has maintained strong ties to this region even as it plans to close another factory in the Buckeye State. But with that connection comes vulnerability. A trio of local GM suppliers — DMAX and Fuyao Glass America in Moraine and Tenneco in Kettering — have more than 3,000 employees combined...
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