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Kil-Kare rezoning vote results change, but recount awaits

Results are still too close to call from the May 8 election on the Kil-Kare Speedway rezoning request referendum in Xenia Twp. After more ballots were counted, results show voters supporting the zoning change 617 to 614, according to Greene County Elections Director Llyn McCoy. That’s a different result from election night when the final, unofficial tally showed the zoning change being rejected...


Do you work as a caregiver for someone with a disability? Demand high

Do you work as a caregiver for someone with a disability? Demand high

Local agencies that support people with disabilities are struggling to hire enough caregivers. Demand is high for these direct support workers, which play a critical role assisting people with disabilities with day-to-day tasks. But the turnover in the profession is high and the pay can be low. If you work at as a direct support professional or if you rely on the services of direct support professionals...
$60M luxury community to be built on Sugarcreek golf course

$60M luxury community to be built on Sugarcreek golf course

Plans are moving forward in Sugarcreek Twp. to build a senior living facility as well as apartments, town homes and duplexes on land currently devoted to the game of golf. A sign in front of the Rollandia Golf Center, 4990 Wilmington Pike, tells passersby The Grand of Sugarcreek is taking reservations for senior citizens looking for independent/assisted living or memory care residential accommodations...
Sears to close 40 more locations: Is the end near?

Sears to close 40 more locations: Is the end near?

Sears is going to close another 40 stores this summer on top of the 166 locations announced earlier this year. The locations include Sears and Kmart stores in Ohio, but not in the Dayton region, according to Business Insider. The company closed more than 100 stores in March and April, which included 64 Kmart stores and 39 Sears locations, many of which were located in malls. Last year, the retailer...
Report: This is the hottest (little-known) career in America right now

Report: This is the hottest (little-known) career in America right now

The hottest job in America may be one you've never heard of, but demand for people who can fulfill the roll is very high – as is its starting pay. If you're qualified to be a data scientist, according to Bloomberg, you may find companies fighting for your services. Andrew Gardner, a senior machine learning manager in Atlanta at Symantec Corp., an IT security firm, works to fill roles at...
Services set for local 100-year-old who survived Pearl Harbor

Services set for local 100-year-old who survived Pearl Harbor

Frank Ruby, a 100-year-old survivor of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor who died last month, will have a memorial service Friday, May 25, at the Memorial Hall in Dayton. Ruby, a retired Navy chief petty officer, died April 29 at age 100. RELATED: Pearl Harbor survivor:’I thought this was going to be my last day’ The Vandalia man spoke to this newspaper in 2016 about his surviving the...
New leader to take over Air Force agency at Wright-Patt

New leader to take over Air Force agency at Wright-Patt

A new leader will take command of the Air Force Installation Contracting Agency. Brig. Gen. Alice Trevino will assume leadership Wednesday of the agency’s Wright-Patterson headquarters with more than 700 employees and oversight of about $9.1 billion in annual spending obligations, according to Wright-Patterson. Trevino will replace Brig. Gen. Cameron Holt, who will become the deputy assistant...
4 existing and future spots in Springfield that have people excited

4 existing and future spots in Springfield that have people excited

The loss of some mainstay businesses in Springfield — like the Wendy’s on South Limestone Street — have left many residents pining for their favorite hangouts, but plenty of newness is on the horizon for the city. Here are four business that are new, on the way or have come back in recent memory. Victor’s Taco Shop This Ohio-based Mexican restaurant has been on many people&rsquo...
Event targets jobs, services for local veterans

Event targets jobs, services for local veterans

Veterans can look for a job and find out about resources available to them at the third annual Veterans Moving Forward gathering on Wednesday at Wright State University. Dozens of employers will be at the event’s first job fair, said Cassie Barlow, chairwoman of the Greater Miami Valley myVeterans Community. The resource fair will connect veterans to available services, veterans service organizations...
$96M plan ‘transforms public housing in Dayton’

$96M plan ‘transforms public housing in Dayton’

A $96 million proposal to transform public housing in West Dayton calls for demolishing Hilltop Homes, shrinking and replacing DeSoto Bass units, adding new mixed-income housing and making other investments. The multi-phase project — which could take as many as 15 years to complete, depending on funding — seeks to replace obsolete housing with new units and break up concentrated pockets...
7 of the most popular jobs for 2018 college grads

7 of the most popular jobs for 2018 college grads

It's the ultimate accessory for that fancy diploma they just placed in your hands. Not a frame, no. How about a job to go with it? Pay attention, anxious parents, recent grads and anyone currently in the process of choosing a college major who would like to earn a healthy income post-graduation. According to LinkedIn, the 2018 college graduating class will be applying for certain jobs in record...
Memphis Belle unveiling a boon for museum

Memphis Belle unveiling a boon for museum

The unveiling of the iconic B-17 Memphis Belle brought more than 42,000 people to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force from around the country and overseas, nearly doubling attendance compared to the same period in recent years, figures show. Museum officials received numerous phone calls, emails and inquiries, as well as had billboards, magazine ads and radio spots to push out the message. The...
Votes boost Cargill, airport building projects

Votes boost Cargill, airport building projects

Real estate deals near Dayton International Airport and at Cargill in Sidney got a big boost Monday. The Dayton-Montgomery County Port Authority Board of Trustees voted unanimously Monday to boost both business expansions, approving deals that will shield construction projects at both sites from state and local sales taxes. MORE: Paris is beautiful this time of year. Here’s how you can see for...
Austin Landing adds 55 more jobs with company’s headquarters

Austin Landing adds 55 more jobs with company’s headquarters

An engineering firm headquartered in the Dayton-area has moved its central office to Austin Landing. Civil Engineers of Southwest Ohio Inc. now has 55 employees at its Progress Park Tower site on Rigby Road, where a a ribbon-cutting was held last week. CESO, formerly headquartered on Yankee Road in Washington Twp., now employs 150 across nine offices in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Tennessee, Florida...
JUST IN: Two local breweries snag 3 golds EACH at international beer competition

JUST IN: Two local breweries snag 3 golds EACH at international beer competition

Two Dayton-area breweries scored a nice little trifecta of gold medals at a just-completed international competition held each year in Lexington, Ky. The 2018 Commonwealth Cup beer competition put on by Alltech Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co. awarded gold medals to Dayton Beer Company’s Beast of Tadmor Village, Upright Smoked Lager, and Midnight Dream, and another three gold...
Moraine company sold to international firm

Moraine company sold to international firm

A Moraine-based gas distributor that caters to the welding industry, craft brewers and more is now owned by an international company. Airgas, which has about 18,000 employees at 1,100 locations, said in a statement that it acquired Weiler Welding Company’s assets and operations as of April 30. Weiler Welding has six locations, including its Moraine office, and services Southwestern Ohio and...
CareSource, DPS, Fuyao recruiting at Dayton job fair

CareSource, DPS, Fuyao recruiting at Dayton job fair

Two dozen employers will be recruiting in Dayton this week. Job seekers can attend the career fair, hosted by CareSource Life Services, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 24 at Central State University–Dayton 840 Germantown St., Dayton. RELATED: Here’s how a Las Vegas convention leads to Dayton restaurants, retail Attendees should bring copies of their resume. Some employers will be interviewing on...
Wright State trustee: University’s next budget is a ‘recipe for disaster’

Wright State trustee: University’s next budget is a ‘recipe for disaster’

Wright State University may meet its budget and avoid state fiscal watch this year but future revenue dips could make doing so again next year just as difficult. WSU administrators are trying to add $6 million to reserves by June 30 to avoid being placed on state fiscal watch. Administrators and trustees have expressed a wide range of opinions in recent weeks about whether the university will meet...
Cornerstone of Centerville restaurant building sold

Cornerstone of Centerville restaurant building sold

The new Core Life Eatery real estate property in Sugarcreek Twp. sold earlier this month for $1.9 million, Greene County property records show. The buyers are Jimmy and Jennifer Baker, co-trustees of the Jimmy L. Baker and Jennifer L. Baker Joint Revocable Living Trust, records show. The sale was recorded May 7. MORE: Paris is lovely this time of year. Here’s how to find out  The building...
Middletown’s largest development in history opening today

Middletown’s largest development in history opening today

Officials from NTE Energy will cut the ribbon today on its new Middletown Energy Center. MORE: Number of Butler County veterans needing assistance rises The project began construction in October 2015 at 3439 Cincinnati-Dayton Road. The facility will be able to generate 475 megawatts of electricity, enough energy for 400,000 homes, according to company officials. NTE Energy is currently developing...
5 amazing flight deals we found at local airports for summer travel

5 amazing flight deals we found at local airports for summer travel

It’s time to book your next vacation. Discount airlines flooded regional airports with cheap, new flights to destinations across the world. WOWair, Frontier Airlines and Allegiant Air added new flights in Columbus, Cincinnati and Dayton — lowering airfare for eager travelers in the region. There are plenty of cheap flight options to take advantage of this summer. Here are five of...
Developer of mixed-use project: ‘We’re not selling apartments. We’re selling Hamilton’

Developer of mixed-use project: ‘We’re not selling apartments. We’re selling Hamilton’

The opening of a mixed-used development’s first residential and retail tenants this summer in downtown Hamilton is expected to have a significant and lasting economic effect on the city. The Marcum, which features 103 apartment units and 10,000 square feet of first-floor commercial space, is set to welcome its first tenants this July, according to Jim Cohen, president of the project’s...
FOOD NEWS: Local restaurant chain named to national ‘Top 100 Movers & Shakers’ list

FOOD NEWS: Local restaurant chain named to national ‘Top 100 Movers & Shakers’ list

A Kettering-based restaurant chain scored some national acclaim over the weekend when it was named to Fast Casual’s “Top 100 Movers and Shakers” list. It’s at least the second appearance on the list for Hot Head Burritos, which opened its first restaurant in Kettering in 2007. Hot Head was #54 in the 2012 Top 100 Movers and Shakers list, and earned #57 on the 2018 list...
Military brides in Dayton can get a free wedding dress this week

Military brides in Dayton can get a free wedding dress this week

A local organization is giving away wedding dress for military brides this week. The third annual Marry Me Military for all military brides will take place on Sunday, May 27 in the Grand Ballroom at Holiday Inn Dayton/Fairborn. The event, offered by the United Service Organizations -Central and Southern Ohio, is open to 75 brides from noon to 3 p.m. The event has provided military brides with more...
Mega Millions top jackpot winners: How Ohio compares to other states

Mega Millions top jackpot winners: How Ohio compares to other states

The winning Mega Millions ticket sold earlier this month in Moraine has so far gone unclaimed, according to the organization’s website. Ohio has several Mega Millions top jackpot winners, but the $142 million ticket sold at Fat Daddy’s RoadDog May 4 is not among the top 40 payoffs. That list, according to the Mega Millions website, includes: 1-March 30, 2012 - $656 million jackpot &ndash...
Best state for veterans? Ohio isn’t on the list

Best state for veterans? Ohio isn’t on the list

Ohio isn’t one of the best states for veterans, according to a new analysis. The average officer is only 45 years old — 42 for non-disability enlisted personnel — upon retirement from service, according to WalletHub’s new analysis. Military retirees deal with re-assimilation into civilian life, sometimes facing challenges with the job markets, homelessness, disabilities...
Aimovig: New migraine prevention drug approved by FDA

Aimovig: New migraine prevention drug approved by FDA

If you suffer from chronic migraines, relief is here. According to The Associated Press, the Food and Drug Administration last week approved Aimovig, a monthly shot that aims to reduce migraines. The drug, developed by Amgen Inc. and Novartis AG, is "injected monthly just under the skin using a pen-like device," the AP reported. Its price tag: $6,900 annually before insurance. But how...
Non-stop Paris flight set to begin this week from airport in region

Non-stop Paris flight set to begin this week from airport in region

Delta’s Indianapolis-to-Paris flight begins Thursday. Delta, with joint venture partner Air France KLM, last year announced that it will bring nonstop trans-Atlantic service from Indianapolis to its European hub at Paris-Charles de Gaulle starting May 24, 2018. “Indiana and the Indianapolis metropolitan area have long been an important part of our route network and we are honored that...
Global healthcare company hiring at Hamilton facility

Global healthcare company hiring at Hamilton facility

A global healthcare packaging company that traces its roots back nearly 130 years is seeking to fill positions at its Hamilton facility. Oliver Healthcare Packaging, a leading supplier of pouches, lidding, roll stock, and mounting cards for the global healthcare industry, traces its roots to 1890 when American Machinery Company was founded in Grand Rapids, Mich. The company has since evolved as a...
New UD office building: What we know now

New UD office building: What we know now

The University of Dayton will soon build another campus building, this one expected to serve as home to the Dayton Development Coalition, the Dayton Foundation and the college’s Fitz Center for Leadership in Community.  This is not just another campus building, but a new structure in the southern part of the city that has long been ripe for development potential — and has seen plenty...
Study: A trio of Ohio cities job-seekers are trying to escape

Study: A trio of Ohio cities job-seekers are trying to escape

Three big Ohio cities are among the top 10 cities with the most workers seeking to move to jobs elsewhere, according to a list from Glassdoor, a job and recruiting web site. Cincinnati is No. 9 and Cleveland is No. 10 on that list, according to Glassdoor. Columbus finds itself ranked at No. 6. A city in Rhode Island led that list of the most workers applying elsewhere for employment, the company said...
UD building new office building on south campus property

UD building new office building on south campus property

The University of Dayton plans to build a new facility on South Main Street that will become the home of the Dayton Development Coalition, the Dayton Foundation and the college’s Fitz Center for Leadership in Community. The new building at 1401 S. Main St. will be located between Emerson’s Helix Innovation Center and Universal 1 Credit Union. It will be 38,000 square feet and will include...
Former Dayton meat market transformed into home with a modern flair

Former Dayton meat market transformed into home with a modern flair

A Pershing Boulevard house in Dayton doesn’t look like a home at all at first glance and that’s because for most of its life it was something entirely different. At 2146 Pershing Blvd. sits a two-story, 3,181-square-foot brick building built in 1923. The structure was originally a storefront for Meyer’s meat market with an upstairs apartment, said current owner Judith Moore. The...
Population, wages drag pace of home building

Population, wages drag pace of home building

Homes are hot again, and values have been creeping back up for years. In some markets, values have even been restored to pre-recession peaks and beyond. One challenge in the Dayton area, however, has been a relative lack of inventory of available homes, Realtors have told this media outlet for months. MORE: Will Target next-day delivery come to Dayton? That squeezed inventory tends to drive prices...
Stagnant population, lower wages a drag on area home building

Stagnant population, lower wages a drag on area home building

Dayton-area home-builders are building fewer homes, exacerbating an already chronic crunch in inventory. Builders identify several problems at work: Last winter was a relatively rough one — and more troubling — the Dayton area isn’t experiencing the growth in jobs, wages and population that other parts of the nation are seeing. “If Dayton is not seeing either of those two things...
Butler County plant farm filled with unique blooms

Butler County plant farm filled with unique blooms

——— What was 95-year-old Mary Harrison doing on an early spring morning at her Hanover Twp. home? Pruning a rose bush and working with her daughter and granddaughter to get her plant farm ready for its 41st season. Dressed for the chilly wear with a favorite pair of gardening gloves and clippers, Harrison pruned at Mary’s Plant Farm & Landscaping, her three-acre showcase filled...
Building that houses AK Steel sells for $25M

Building that houses AK Steel sells for $25M

The building that houses AK Steel’s corporate headquarters in now under new ownership. MORE: Paper company eliminating 60 jobs in Middletown The four-story structure at 9227 Centre Pointe Drive in West Chester Twp., which is located on 6.86 acres just west of Interstate 75, sold May 4 for $25 million, according to Butler County Auditor’s Office records. The property was sold by investment...
AF museum attendance soars on first day of Memphis Belle opening

AF museum attendance soars on first day of Memphis Belle opening

Attendance at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force soared Thursday nearly four times above the average for the same date in recent years with the debut of the Memphis Belle exhibit, figures show. The museum counted 11,066 people in attendance for the unveiling of the reborn icon, compared to an average of 2,421 on May 17 between 2015 through 2017, spokesman Rob Bardua said. “We are anticipating...
JUST IN: New sports bar in the works in Warren County

JUST IN: New sports bar in the works in Warren County

A new sports bar to be called Reid’s Sports Bar & Grill is in the works in Warren County, according to state records and social-media posts. The new sports bar is coming to 549 E. Main St. in Lebanon. The space previously housed a barbecue restaurant.  The founders have created a Reid’s Sports Bar & Grill Facebook page, and they applied for a full liquor license for the space...
NEW DETAILS: Owner reveals plans for new Warren County sports bar

NEW DETAILS: Owner reveals plans for new Warren County sports bar

The founder of what will soon be the Miami Valley’s newest sports bar says he wasn’t necessarily looking to open a pub. But when a building became available around the corner from Andre Reid’s house in Lebanon, Reid’s son Dezmon urged him to take a look at it. He did, and now, he’s a month or so away from opening Reid’s Sports Bar & Grill at 549 E. Main St...
Did you see the president’s plane? Why it was here.

Did you see the president’s plane? Why it was here.

Spectators of World War II bombers and fighters landing at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force got an extra bonus Thursday. The plane commonly referred to as Air Force One, a Boeing 747 designated VC-25 in the Air Force, practiced touch-and-go landings on Wright-Patterson’s main runway. The jumbo jet is Air Force One only when the president is aboard. Two B-17 bombers, a P-51 fighter and...
Company eliminating 60 jobs in Middletown

Company eliminating 60 jobs in Middletown

A company with a Middletown presence is laying off 60 employees starting this summer. All affected employees at Essity Operations Wausau, 700 Columbia Ave., have been notified of their layoff dates and that their separation from employment will be permanent, according to a mass layoff notice sent Thursday to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. MORE: Packaging company hiring as many as...
New owner promises to bring downtown Dayton building ‘back to life’

New owner promises to bring downtown Dayton building ‘back to life’

The new owner of the Newcom building in downtown Dayton said Friday he intends to “bring it back to life.” Charlie Samaan owns properties across the Dayton area, including the J.D. Legends Entertainment complex in Franklin. Montgomery County property records this week showed that Newcom Building Co. sold the apartment building at 255 N. Main St. to Samaan Enterprises Inc. for $300,000...
FIRST LOOK: Massive energy plant opens in Middletown

FIRST LOOK: Massive energy plant opens in Middletown

NTE Energy officially opened its $600 million Middletown Energy Center today. NTE Energy’s new power plant near the intersection of Cincinnati-Dayton and Oxford State roads is part of a nationwide natural gas boom. The facility will be able to generate 475 megawatts of electricity, enough energy for 400,000 homes, according to company officials. The Middletown Energy Center will be among the...
Ohio jobless rate edges down

Ohio jobless rate edges down

With big gains in transportation, utilities and business services, Ohio’s unemployment rate dropped slightly last month, to 4.3 percent down from 4.4 percent the month before. The number of unemployed Ohioans has fallen by 43,000 people in the past year, while goods-producing industries added 15,100 jobs and manufacturing added 10,500 jobs, the state said Friday. Ohio’s non-farm employment...
Nearly 550 people join overtime pay class-action suit against Fuyao

Nearly 550 people join overtime pay class-action suit against Fuyao

So far 548 workers and former workers have joined a class-action lawsuit over wages and scheduling against one of the Miami Valley’s fastest growing manufacturers, Fuyao Glass America. The federal lawsuit has 548 class members and the deadline to join the suit is June 6, said attorney Bob DeRose, who works with the Columbus law firm suing Fuyao, a Moraine manufacturer of automobile and after-market...
These 2 farmers markets won’t open this year in Butler County, but here are 4 others to visit

These 2 farmers markets won’t open this year in Butler County, but here are 4 others to visit

Now that the calendar has turned to May, farmers markets are again dotting Butler County. Fairfield Twp. and Liberty Twp. will not be hosting farmers markets this year at Bridgewater Falls and Liberty Center, respectively. But other markets, including those in Hamilton, Fairfield, West Chester Twp. and Oxford, are already open or gearing up for the season. Here’s where to shop: When: 8 a.m....
7 tips for males who manage or mentor females

7 tips for males who manage or mentor females

It's a sensitive time in this #MeToo era. As Peter J. Strauss described it in Forbes, "Over the past few months, there has been an important and long overdue national conversation surrounding the topics of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior in the workplace."  And while the movement has generated massive positive change, "some of the fallout from the ongoing discussion...
Target next-day delivery may be coming

Target next-day delivery may be coming

A next-day delivery service from Target isn’t available in Dayton yet -- but “stay tuned,” Target is saying. The retail company announced that it is offering “Target Restock,” a next-day delivery service of household goods, available “coast to coast,” the company said. But a cursory search on the Target Restock web site showed that the service isn’t...
Your next weekend trip: 20 things to do, see, eat in Cincinnati 

Your next weekend trip: 20 things to do, see, eat in Cincinnati 

The Queen City is calling.  Cincinnati just made the list of top travel destinations for the summer, and you’ll find plenty of reasons why. Just a short drive away from Dayton, Cincinnati ranked as the sixth most popular city for summer travel this year.  This news organization gives you some inside tips for having the BEST weekend in Cincinnati. From places to stay to the best...
Kroger plans automated warehouses through new deal

Kroger plans automated warehouses through new deal

Kroger could open up to 20 automated warehouses in three years as part of a new deal with a grocery technology company. The Cincinnati-based grocery giant has an agreement to buy a stake in Ocado, an online grocer based in the U.K., and license technology to be used for automated warehouses and delivering food to customers doors, according to Bloomberg. MORE: Kroger CEO talks grocery industry, Target...
Dollar General is holding a job fair today

Dollar General is holding a job fair today

The Dollar General store in Trotwood is having a job fair until 5 p.m. today. The hiring event will be held Thursday until 5 p.m. at the Dollar General at 5118 Salem Ave., the company said. MORE: The FAA wants faster inspections of engines made in Southwest Ohio Participants will have the opportunity to learn more about job openings, the company’s history, the wages and benefits offered, and...
FAA orders faster inspections of airplane engines made in Southwest Ohio

FAA orders faster inspections of airplane engines made in Southwest Ohio

The Federal Aviation Administration wants faster inspections of Boeing engines made by a company with a presence in West Chester Twp. and the Cincinnati area. The FAA ordered faster inspections Wednesday for Boeing 737 aircraft, to ensure that older fan blades in about 5,400 engines are inspected by the end of June. MORE: Records show a Vandalia auto dealer site has been sold This dovetails with...
Avoid the biggest mistake in estate planning 

Avoid the biggest mistake in estate planning 

When it comes to finalizing your plans for what happens to your assets after you die, there is one simple mistake many people make - which could put your plans in jeopardy, according to a Centerville C.P.A. A will is the key first step, but only about half of adults between the ages of 50 and 64 have one, according to Mark Bradstreet, C.P.A. with Bradstreet and Co.  For those that do have their...
Here’s how a Las Vegas convention leads to Dayton shopping options

Here’s how a Las Vegas convention leads to Dayton shopping options

Retail real estate agent Andrew Feinblatt has been prepping for weeks to travel to Las Vegas Sunday, where he hopes to shake some hands and close some deals to bring back new retail and restaurant options to the Dayton area. Feinblatt, of OnSite Retail Group, is among 37,000 people expected to attend RECon: The Global Retail Real Estate Convention — the retail industry’s largest annual...
OH-72 in Greene Co. to be closed for several hours after semi crash, fire

OH-72 in Greene Co. to be closed for several hours after semi crash, fire

UPDATE @ 7:40 a.m: Ohio 72 will be closed for several hours between Federal Road and U.S. 42 after a semi-truck crashed and caught fire early this morning, officials say. The driver was heading north on OH-72 when he lost control and went off the side of the road. The truck then rolled on its side, knocked down a power pole, and burst into flames.  The truck was carrying loads of flowers...
This app may stop robocalls for good 

This app may stop robocalls for good 

At home, at work, on your smartphone- robocalls are targeting people at all hours of the day and night. Michael McCann is fed up with all the robocalls especially the sneaky ones with “spoofed” phone numbers.  “The local ones make you feel like it’s somebody you know within the area,” said McCann in an interview with our sister station WPXI.  Now, there&rsquo...
Ohio Medicaid overhauling how it pays for addiction, mental health care

Ohio Medicaid overhauling how it pays for addiction, mental health care

Ohio is overhauling the way Medicaid pays addiction treatment and mental health care and a state group says the new system could put some cash-strapped organizations out of business. Ohio Medicaid has historically directly paid behavioral health providers, but starting July 1 the providers will negotiate with private companies like CareSource, which manage Medicaid plans on behalf of the state. RELATED...
Could Gem City Market end Dayton’s food desert? 5 questions answered for you

Could Gem City Market end Dayton’s food desert? 5 questions answered for you

The Gem City Market will be built on the 300 and 400 block of Salem Ave., bringing a full-service grocery store to one of the largest food deserts in the state. Market supporters this morning announced the location of the market, which will become Dayton’s first worker and community-owned co-operative grocery store. The market will be constructed on a vacant lot on the 400 block of Salem...
This nearby Ohio city is one of the top 20 summer travel destinations

This nearby Ohio city is one of the top 20 summer travel destinations

The Queen City made the list of top travel destinations of the summer. To help travelers plan the perfect summer getaway, WalletHub compared 100 metro areas across 40 key indicators of budget- and fun-friendliness. The data set ranges from cost of the cheapest flight to number of attractions to average price of a two-person meal. Florida and Texas are home to the top summer destinations...
Records show Joseph Hyundai dealership property sold

Records show Joseph Hyundai dealership property sold

An auto showroom and auto service site for the Joseph Airport Hyundai dealership sold Tuesday for $300,000, according to Montgomery County property records. County real estate records show the property at 1220 W. National Road as having been sold for $300,000 from Joseph Realty LLC to Pond Realty Co. 1220 W. National Road is the address for the Joseph Airport Hyundai auto dealership. It’s adjacent...
More tech jobs coming to area with program’s expansion

More tech jobs coming to area with program’s expansion

Another company is adding jobs to a growing public-private partnership that has expanded to its third campus in six years. L3 Technologies plans to occupy the entire fourth floor of the Triangle Office building at 5412 Courseview Drive in Mason, bringing between 80 to 100 employees according to Brian Perry, senior vice president of operations. About half of those employees will be newly hired positions...
“Why did I do that?” Job candidates lose out over risqué online posts

“Why did I do that?” Job candidates lose out over risqué online posts

A warning for job hunters: your posts and pics on social media can make or break your career.  “It will prevent you from getting a job. It absolutely will,” said Matthew Sliver, principal and owner of Catapult Creative in Dayton.  The thought might make you cringe, but employers are scouring social media to size you up before they even consider you for an interview. However,...
This hidden downtown patio that’s 20 stories off the ground is ready for a party or work

This hidden downtown patio that’s 20 stories off the ground is ready for a party or work

There are patios with great views and then there is this 20-story high one overlooking downtown and much of Dayton.  To say that the patio in the penthouse of the Fifth Third Center, 1 S. Main St., has an awesome view of the city is an understatement.  Ron Smith, the leasing manager for the building for 20 years, said the space — recently site of Culture Works&rsquo...
Local hospital buys $2.3M office

Local hospital buys $2.3M office

Upper Valley Medical Center bought a neighboring office property for $2.35 million. The hospital, operated by Dayton-based Premier Health, bought the 33,000-square-foot office from Upper Valley Medical Properties. The property that sold, Upper Valley Medical Park, is at 3006 N. County Road 25A in Concord Twp., just outside of Troy. RELATED: Dayton Children’s plans new Miami County location The...
Ohio lawmakers weigh sports betting possibilities

Ohio lawmakers weigh sports betting possibilities

It’s a better-than-safe bet that sports betting will become an issue for Ohio lawmakers at some point. But they will most likely take up the issue at their own pace. After Monday’s U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling allowing states to make laws allowing sports betting, Southwest Ohio legislators don’t think Ohio will take any action quickly. Sports betting today is illegal in Ohio...
What is cyber-vetting? It could cost you your job

What is cyber-vetting? It could cost you your job

While job applicants are used to being told to ditch the beer pictures on Facebook, more than half of U.S. companies now are less likely to interview a candidate who has no online presence.  A national survey conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of CareerBuilder found that more than 57 percent of employers are less likely to interview a candidate they can’t find online. The majority of companies...
Court approves sale of West Carrollton plant

Court approves sale of West Carrollton plant

A federal court has approved of new owners taking control of the Appvion plant in West Carrollton. The U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware approved the sale of substantially all of Appvion’s assets to a group of its lenders led by Franklin Advisers, Inc., who is identified as the purchaser, the company said late Monday. The sale is expected to be completed by the end of May. Last October, Appvion...
Judge: Bankrupt company doesn’t have to pay for coal plants

Judge: Bankrupt company doesn’t have to pay for coal plants

A federal judge said bankrupt FirstEnergy Solutions should not have to pay $58 million a year to a pact overseeing coal-fired electric generation plants — a pact that includes Dayton Power & Light (DP&L). DP&L, with other Ohio power companies, make up the Ohio Valley Electric Corporation (OVEC), which operates the older, coal-fired power plants on the Ohio River. OVEC members are arguing that...
Toys ‘R’ Us selling mascot and sex toy domain names

Toys ‘R’ Us selling mascot and sex toy domain names

Toys “R” Us is putting its famous mascot, Geoffrey the Giraffe, and several websites, including sex-toys-r-us, on the auction block. The adult-oriented domain name is one of hundreds of website addresses that the bankrupt toy-store chain is looking to find a buyer for as it winds down its business and shutters 735 U.S. stores, including several in the Dayton area, Bloomberg reported. Other...
University of Dayton buys property near school

University of Dayton buys property near school

University of Dayton has bought a duplex near the campus for $300,000. The sale of the property at 717-719 Alberta St. was recorded May 1. UD has continued to acquire student housing around the school as well as develop new housing, and now about 90 percent of undergraduates live in university-owned housing.  Montgomery County property records stated the assessed value of the 1,904-square-foot...
Area pool, recreation company adds a city block to its flagship store

Area pool, recreation company adds a city block to its flagship store

Watson’s is more than doubling the size of its flagship store in Evendale south of Dayton. The Cincinnati-based company, which has two locations in the Dayton area in Huber Heights and Sugarcreek Twp., has added more than 100,000 square feet to the store. The renovated space will feature spas, outdoor furniture, home recreational products and pools. The new addition will be home to an expanded...
Uber ends controversial policy: How it makes riding safer for you

Uber ends controversial policy: How it makes riding safer for you

Uber announced it is changing a policy that will impact how the company handles sexual assault and harassment cases. The ride-hailing company announced it is ending the practice of mandatory arbitration starting Tuesday. Previously, the company required accusers to mediate their claims in secret, CBS reported this morning. Now those who agree to settlements will not be required to sign confidentiality...
Amazon expands again in Ohio: What we know about the 1,500 new jobs

Amazon expands again in Ohio: What we know about the 1,500 new jobs

Amazon continues to rapidly expand across Ohio. The company announced Monday it will build its latest facility, a fulfillment center, in central Ohio and more facilities are on the way, including a facility in southwest Ohio. MORE: Amazon’s newest expansion to bring 1,500 jobs to Ohio Here’s what we know about the internet retail giant’s expansion plans: 1. The expansion will bring...
Amazon’s newest expansion to bring 1,500 jobs to Ohio

Amazon’s newest expansion to bring 1,500 jobs to Ohio

Amazon.com Inc. will expand its footprint in Ohio next year and bring another 1,500 jobs to the state by the end of 2019, the company announced Monday. The internet retail giant will build a distribution operation — its sixth in Ohio — in West Jefferson, a village located on Interstate 70 between Springfield and Columbus. Employees at the 855,000-square-foot facility will pack and ship...
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