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University of Cincinnati buys Kettering Health reproductive practice

Kettering Health Network’s reproductive health practice has been acquired by UC Health. The academic health system run by University of Cincinnati will manage the Kettering fertility practice starting Oct. 1. UC Health Center for Reproductive Health – Kettering will maintain its current location in Kettering Medical Center’s Physician Office Building. MORE: Meet Kroger’s new...


Good Sam civil rights complaint: 5 things to know

Good Sam civil rights complaint: 5 things to know

The civil rights complaint about Good Samaritan Hospital closing is being investigated by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Here’s five things to know about the story so far and what’s next. When a complaint is filed with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the department’s Office of Civil Rights first reviews whether it has the legal authority to investigate...
Wright State issues layoff notices: 5 things to know

Wright State issues layoff notices: 5 things to know

Wright State University is beginning to issue layoff notices this week, part of the school’s continued effort to address its budget problems. The layoffs have long been expected but this week the public learned more details about the scope and timing of position eliminations. Here are five things to know about the most recent layoffs at Wright State. The university will be issuing 26 layoff...
Austin Landing honoring wounded veterans, Gold Star families with events this week

Austin Landing honoring wounded veterans, Gold Star families with events this week

Austin Landing will honor wounded veterans and Gold Star families on Thursday and Friday. A Jeep parade will start at the Hilton Garden Inn at about 6 p.m. Thursday. About 100 Wounded Warriors and Gold Star families will be at Austin Landing all weekend. RELATED: A guide to the best and worst veterans charities On Friday, the mixed retail complex in Miami Twp. will host a Warrior Weekend Hot Rod Happy...
Harry Potter festival coming to Ohio

Harry Potter festival coming to Ohio

The magical world of Harry Potter is coming to Ohio. Ohio-Made Getaways is hosting “A Magical Getaway: Celebrating Potter Palooza” in Lancaster on Aug. 3 and 4. Fairfield County District Library’s community-wide celebration of 20 years of Harry Potter is a two-day getaway with plenty of fun activities for wizards and muggles of all ages. Lancaster is less than two hours from Dayton...
Target has biggest 1-day online sales day, on Amazon Prime Day

Target has biggest 1-day online sales day, on Amazon Prime Day

Target attracted more customers to its website Tuesday than it has on any other single day in 2018. Millions shopped Target.com that day for its sales coinciding with Amazon’s annual Prime Day, securing Target.com’s highest sales in a single day so far this year. The most popular deals were on small appliances, beauty and personal care, baby items, home and technology, with 25 percent...
New restaurant coming to Hamilton’s Lindenwald neighborhood

New restaurant coming to Hamilton’s Lindenwald neighborhood

A new entry in Hamilton’s restaurant scene is set to make its debut in a spot recently vacated by a longtime family restaurant. Dean’s Grill, a restaurant offering American and Mediterranean cuisine, will open in the coming few months at 2535 Pleasant Ave. in Hamilton’s Lindenwald neighborhood at the former site of Lindenwald Station, which opened its new location last week in Fairfield...
Taking flight: Air taxi and delivery drone research awards are made

Taking flight: Air taxi and delivery drone research awards are made

A research network that includes Wright State University, the University of Dayton Research Institute and Sinclair Community College awarded $6.3 million to four teams to support research into air taxis and delivery drones, the network has announced. Funding was awarded under the network’s “Sustaining Ohio’s Aeronautical Readiness and Innovation in the Next Generation (SOARING) initiative...
Walmart teams up with Microsoft to expand ‘digital footprint’

Walmart teams up with Microsoft to expand ‘digital footprint’

Walmart and Microsoft have announced a partnership to accelerate Walmart’s move to increase its digital footprint, furthering brick-and-mortar retailers’ steps to keep up with online giant Amazon. Microsoft will serve as Walmart’s strategic cloud provider, according to Walmart. »BIZ BEAT: $250 Kroger coupon circulating on social media a fake; company warns don’t click...
Timothy’s expansion, inside and out, is complete

Timothy’s expansion, inside and out, is complete

Interior and energy-related renovation work at Timothy’s Bar on Brown Street is now complete. Recall that last year, a building permit was filed with the city of Dayton for $300,000 in alterations at the 1818 Brown St. building. Recent work on the favorite University of Dayton bar and hangout included a second-floor lounge area, a new front patio, high efficiency lighting, windows, HVAC and...
Is the Dayton Air Show the best in the country? Vote for top 10 air shows

Is the Dayton Air Show the best in the country? Vote for top 10 air shows

Is the Vectren Dayton Air Show the best air show in the U.S.? It could be in the top 10, according to a reader survey by USA Today. The news organization is asking readers to vote for the best air shows in the U.S. Readers have until Monday at noon to cast their votes. As of Wednesday morning, the Vectren Dayton Air Show landed at No. 4 on the current leaderboard. MCAS Cherry Point Air Show in...
U.S. Air Force was paying $10K to replace an airplane toilet seat cover through 2017

U.S. Air Force was paying $10K to replace an airplane toilet seat cover through 2017

Until recently, the United States Air Force was paying $10,000 to replace a toilet seat cover on certain aircraft. Will Roper, assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition, technology and logistics, in May said the military was paying $10,000 to replace toilet seat covers on certain military planes, according to a June letter written by Sen. Chuck Grassley, an Iowa Republican. Though...
Ohio State raised more than $600 million in donations last year

Ohio State raised more than $600 million in donations last year

For the first time in its history Ohio State University has raised more than $600 million in one year OSU closed out fiscal year 2018 on June 30 bringing in $601.8 million in donations to education, medicine, research and innovation at the college. The hundreds of millions in donations —which included more than $438.6 million in cash —represents a new record for Ohio State. » RELATED...
A Dayton native is getting national attention for developing a unique college-themed hotel chain

A Dayton native is getting national attention for developing a unique college-themed hotel chain

A Dayton native has founded a chain of college-themed hotels and is profiled this week in the New York Times. Ben Weprin, 40, now of Chicago, founded AJ Capital Partners and serves as chief executive the Chicago real estate company, according to the story in the Times. The chain of boutique hotels, called Graduate Hotels, launched in 2014 and are located near college campuses. They “cater to...
Active shooter training planned to help participants share skills with others

Active shooter training planned to help participants share skills with others

A two-day active shooter training course is scheduled for September to teach participants how to respond to serious incidents and share those skills. RELATED: Increased school safety measures starting in West Carrollton The Training Instructor Certification Course will be held Sept. 20-21 at Moraine Heights Baptist Church, 5661 Munger Road, according to Miami Twp., which is teaming up with the ALICE...
Miamisburg to restrict cell towers for 5G mobile technology

Miamisburg to restrict cell towers for 5G mobile technology

Restrictions on small cell phone towers have been approved by Miamisburg City Council. Limits on locations on heights for the towers are among the guidelines approved in the 5-0 vote. The restrictions go into effect immediately, city officials said. Legislation regulating the 5G mobile technology facilities is an issue several area communities – Centerville, Kettering and Springboro, among them...
Wright State to start issuing layoff notices to 26 employees this week

Wright State to start issuing layoff notices to 26 employees this week

Wright State University will begin laying off 26 employees this week in a new round of budget cuts for the school. Affected employees will be notified this week and next week, according to an email sent to faculty and staff by Wright State’s Human Resources Department that was obtained by this news organization. In June, president Cheryl Schrader said that as many as 40 employees could be terminated...
Dayton mayor: Don’t demolish Good Sam during investigation

Dayton mayor: Don’t demolish Good Sam during investigation

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley has asked Premier Health to not start any demolition of Good Samaritan Hospital while a federal investigator examines whether the closure of the hospital is a civil rights violation. Premier, which operates the northwest Dayton hospital, is planning to close the ER at noon on Thursday and the main campus at 12:01 a.m. July 23., shutting down the hospital about seven months...
Officials want a new entertainment district on this site off I-75 with a major demolition planned

Officials want a new entertainment district on this site off I-75 with a major demolition planned

West Carrollton officials are aiming to demolish Carrollton Plaza this fall with the goal of redeveloping the site just off Interstate 75 as a cornerstone for a multi-million dollar entertainment district. The city has hired an engineering firm to oversee the tearing down of structures, including the former Roberds site, on the 13.75 acres the city bought last year as part of a $3.2 million project...
Kroger hiring 300 new employees in Dayton-Cincinnati area

Kroger hiring 300 new employees in Dayton-Cincinnati area

With growth comes jobs, and Kroger is looking to fill 300 positions in the Dayton and Cincinnati region. Kroger will host a region-wide hiring event July 21 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at all 109 Dayton- and Cincinnati-area Kroger stores. Minimum starting rates are $10 per hour for store clerks, $11 per hour for deli and bakery clerks and $11 per hour for pharmacy technicians. Third-shift overnight staff...
Once set for demolition, a former Lebanon school could soon house the district’s school board

Once set for demolition, a former Lebanon school could soon house the district’s school board

The Lebanon school board wants to move its offices to the former Lebanon Junior High School. The district built a new $27 million junior high, just north of its predecessor. Officials had planned to keep the athletic and music facilities there but demolish the rest of the structure. RELATED: Construction begins on $27 million junior high Instead of total demolition, the district now plans on turning...
Gymboree announces re-brand after bankruptcy reorganization

Gymboree announces re-brand after bankruptcy reorganization

Like several other big box and department stores, Gymboree filed for bankruptcy. But unlike stores such as Toys “R” Us and Elder-Beerman that are closing for good, Gymboree is making moves to come back from its financial struggles. The company that filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in June 2017 recently released a re-brand, targeting back-to-school shoppers. »RELATED: Mall...
Trump talks up Air Force One design: ‘Top of the line.’

Trump talks up Air Force One design: ‘Top of the line.’

President Donald Trump is talking up the planned re-design of Air Force One. Trump told CBS Evening News anchor Jeff Glor recently that the new model of the presidential plane will be updated, both within and outside. RELATED: Deal finalized: $3.9B price tag for two Air Force One airplanes “Boeing gave us a good deal. And we were able to take that,” CBS quoted Trump as saying...
Ex-Roberds site demolition planned as West Carrollton eyes entertainment district

Ex-Roberds site demolition planned as West Carrollton eyes entertainment district

West Carrollton is hiring an engineering firm for the demolition of Carrollton Plaza. The city bought the 13.75-acre former home of Roberds off Interstate 75’s Exit 47 and planned to tear it down with the goal of redeveloping the land. Officials want to make the site a cornerstone for a multi-million dollar entertainment district plan along the Great Miami River. RELATED: Demolition paves way...
Smoothie, supplement shop looks to open in Huber Heights

Smoothie, supplement shop looks to open in Huber Heights

A smoothie cafe and supplement shop is looking to open a store in Huber Heights. The 3,300 square-foot Ice Ice Smoothie will reach a $250,000 market value after interior renovations at 6194 Chambersburg Rd. in the Huber Center, according to Montgomery County records. The store currently has a location at 2821 Wilmington Pike in Kettering, and an employee of this store, Greg Tracy, said the Huber Heights...
Regional manufacturer plans $4M-plus expansion, 63 new jobs

Regional manufacturer plans $4M-plus expansion, 63 new jobs

Forklift and equipment manufacturer Crown Equipment Corp. is planning a more than $4 million expansion at its New Knoxville facility, an application for a building permit indicates. The expansion at 7587 Ohio 219 will cover 57,460 square feet and is valued at $4,061,037, according to a building permit application filed last month. The expansion is for a “new manufacturing addition.” MORE...
June retail sales continue to show growth

June retail sales continue to show growth

June retail sales continued to rise in a strong economy, keeping 2018 on track to grow between 3.8 and 4.4 percent. June’s retail sales increased 0.07 percent seasonally adjusted from May and increased 4.2 percent unadjusted year-over-year despite the U.S. trade war with China and other countries, according to the National Retail Federation. The numbers exclude automobiles, gasoline stations...
Better contracts, ‘auto ID’ tech help CDO find its groove

Better contracts, ‘auto ID’ tech help CDO find its groove

Over the past 24 months, Dayton defense contractor CDO Technologies has seen significant growth. The information technology and cyber-security company on Springfield Street has grown both its federal and commercial businesses and that’s a strategy Al Wofford, CDO founder and president, intends to keep pursuing. CDO has “not quite tripled” its number of employees in the past four...
Local Asian food truck opens its brick & mortar restaurant TODAY

Local Asian food truck opens its brick & mortar restaurant TODAY

An Asian-themed food truck is poised to become the latest Dayton-based mobile eatery to make the jump to bricks-and-mortar restaurant — and like its predecessors, it has every intention to keep its food truck operating.  The Vistro food truck will launch The Vistro Modern Vietnamese restaurant on Tuesday, July 17, at 3937 Linden Ave. across from the Eastown Shopping Center in Riverside...
Homearama’s extravagant luxury on display starting this weekend

Homearama’s extravagant luxury on display starting this weekend

Organizers hope Homearama 2018’s debut this coming weekend breathes new life into what has been a downturn so far this year for home construction in Warren County. Now in its 55th installment, the nation’s oldest luxury home showcase runs from July 21 to Aug. 5 and arrives as home builders in Warren County are seeing 16.1 percent decline in permits for single-family homes in the first...
Target offering special deals today after Amazon Prime Day

Target offering special deals today after Amazon Prime Day

Target Corp. wants to offer customers more deals after Prime Day. Target’s one-day sale is for everybody — no membership required. On Tuesday, July 17 only, consumers can save big on dozens of deals across Target.com. Guests who spend $100 or more will receive a free six-month membership for same-day delivery, shopped by Shipt. Other deals include:30 percent off Target-exclusive...
Historic Golden Lamb wants to add outside dining with new addition

Historic Golden Lamb wants to add outside dining with new addition

The owners of the Golden Lamb Inn want to add a veranda and addition to the non-original part of the building constructed more than 200 years ago. “The Golden Lamb is the oldest Inn in the State of Ohio,” according to materials filed with the application for the changes. RELATED: Golden Lamb renovating dining rooms, kitchen and corridors The Lebanon Planning Commission is to consider approving...
TriHealth executive becomes new president, CEO at Community First Solutions

TriHealth executive becomes new president, CEO at Community First Solutions

Community First Solutions has found someone to fill the shoes of its longtime president and CEO when he retires next month. Brett Kirkpatrick, most recently an executive with TriHealth, will start in the role Sept. 1, replacing Jeff Thurman, who will retire Aug. 31 after leading the organization for the past 40 years. A leader with more than 20 years of experience in strategic planning, program expansion...
Amazon’s site working after crash kicks off Prime Day

Amazon’s site working after crash kicks off Prime Day

Amazon’s website appears to be back up and running after it crashed shortly after Prime Day began. During the crash, customers could still search for regular items through normal search bars, access their shopping carts and click through Amazon devices, but customers couldn’t make purchases during the first hour of the sale. RELATED: Prime Day begins today: Here’s what you need to...
Springboro drug distributor’s insurer won’t cover DEA opioid investigation

Springboro drug distributor’s insurer won’t cover DEA opioid investigation

The insurance company for Miami-Luken does not have to cover the Springboro pharmaceutical distributor’s costs that come from fighting a federal investigation, an Ohio judge ruled. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency is seeking to yank the company’s license, which allows it to buy pharmacy drugs from manufacturers and then distribute the drugs — including powerful opioid painkillers...
Second Dayton-area Tudor’s Biscuit World set to open this fall

Second Dayton-area Tudor’s Biscuit World set to open this fall

The new Tudor’s Biscuit World in Fairborn is expected to open in 16 weeks. Ground broke on the building at 130 N. Broad St. today, a second Dayton-area location. The other opened in Xenia eight years ago. »RELATED: Back-to-school sales starting early as first day approaches The 2,500-square-foot restaurant will hold 40-50 customers and employ about 20, according to previous reports from...
Dayton VA to temporarily close gate, RTA eliminates 2 bus stops near medical center

Dayton VA to temporarily close gate, RTA eliminates 2 bus stops near medical center

An entrance to the Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center will close Wednesday for construction. In cooperation with the city of Dayton, the Gettysburg Avenue gate will close temporarily so it can be realigned with the U.S. 35 off-ramp, according to a press release from the VA. The changes are expected to improve traffic flow and safety near the entrance. While the gate is closed, traffic lights will...
Turkish, Russian grocery store to open in Huber Heights

Turkish, Russian grocery store to open in Huber Heights

A new ethnic grocery store is expected to open in Huber Heights this fall. Food Bazaar at 5755 Old Troy Pike will offer Turkish, Russian and general groceries. Owner Murat Aliyev, 34, said he expects to spend between $35,000 and $45,000 on the total renovation including an HVAC. The location used to be a Capitol Dry Cleaners. »BIZ BEAT: Christmas in July: More retailers announce plans to compete...
Higher ed council merges with group to advance AFRL research, defense industry

Higher ed council merges with group to advance AFRL research, defense industry

The Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education is absorbing another local group with the goal of improving research for the local defense industry. As of July 1, SOCHE has merged with the organization Defense Associated Graduate Student Innovators, also known as DAGSI, according to a press release from the council. The goal of the merger is to develop “the next generation of scientists to...
Prime Day begins today: Here’s what you need to know to find deals

Prime Day begins today: Here’s what you need to know to find deals

The countdown has started for Amazon’s annual Prime Day. The online giant’s deals begin at 3 p.m. today and last 36 hours, but Amazon is offering early access on the company’s devices this morning. Customers will find an Echo Dot for $29.99, an Echo for $69.99 and a Fire TV Stick for $19.99. With more than one million deals worldwide, Amazon’s Prime Day has grown rapidly, up...
Mattress Firm hiring for intern who will get paid to sleep

Mattress Firm hiring for intern who will get paid to sleep

Mattress Firm is hiring for a “Snoozetern,” an intern who will get paid to sleep. The mattress retail chain is searching for someone who can put their rest to the test. The “Snoozetern” will test out beds and create written and video reviews for Mattress Firm’s social platforms and MattressFirm.com. The intern will also create regular video content about their Snoozetern...
Free job fair this weekend will include several businesses hiring new employees

Free job fair this weekend will include several businesses hiring new employees

The West Carrollton Works Jobs Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday at the West Carrollton YMCA gymnasium, 900 S. Alex Road. RELATED: Job outlook remains good for Dayton area This is the fourth year for the event that will feature nine West Carrollton-based employers, which are currently hiring in a variety of fields, according to the city, which is hosting the event. The job fair...
100 new manufacturing jobs coming to Monroe. Here’s how to apply

100 new manufacturing jobs coming to Monroe. Here’s how to apply

Illinois-based automotive parts manufacturer UGN Inc. has chosen Monroe to be the focus of its 2018 expansion efforts. The Warren County site at 201 Exploration Drive was selected over another in Valparaiso, Ind., following an announcement in February that UGN planned to expand at one of its two Midwest locations. The expansion will require 111 new team members and add nearly $6 million in salaries...
E3 expo highlights virtual reality’s challenge: to get real

E3 expo highlights virtual reality’s challenge: to get real

LOS ANGELES — When Elizabeth Ching took off her headset, she was panting. She had just finished playing a new virtual reality boxing game called “Creed: Rise to Glory” at E3, the nation’s biggest video game convention, and she’d knocked her computer opponent out cold. With the exception of a few boxing classes she’d taken, this was the closest Ching had come to...
CNET: Best tablets of 2018

CNET: Best tablets of 2018

The tablet has become the epitome of portable computing. Light yet expansive, with bright, touch-sensitive screens, there’s not a whole lot they’re not capable of. These four tablets are CNET’s editors’ top picks, bar none. ——— iPad Pro (10.5-inch, 2017) Product Review: https://www.cnet.com/products/apple-ipad-pro-10-5-inch-2017/review/#ftag=CAD187281f CNET...
Consumer data: Helping stores know their customers

Consumer data: Helping stores know their customers

The world of commerce is increasingly built on customer data, and for some retailers, it’s adapt or die. Jose Gomes, managing director of North America for U.K.-based consumer data science company Dunnhumby, is there to help companies succeed in that new reality. Originally from Portugal, Gomes has worked in the U.K. and headed operations in Africa and Latin America. Now based in Dunnhumby&rsquo...
Encyclopedia Britannica’s chrome extension can help with your search

Encyclopedia Britannica’s chrome extension can help with your search

Curiosities don’t take long to cure with the internet at our fingertips, but Chicago-based Encyclopaedia Britannica wants people to slow down and think twice before accepting search results as facts. The well-known reference source launched a free Chrome extension that provides internet searchers with an additional layer of information at the top right of their results page. Google the depth...
‘Vampyr,’ suck the fun into everything

‘Vampyr,’ suck the fun into everything

What type of vampire would you be? This is what DontNod Entertainment, the team behind the critically acclaimed and fan-adored “Life Is Strange” games, gives you a chance to answer in “Vampyr.” In this new experience, players take on the role of newly born vampire Jonathan Reid. He can’t recall exactly what series of events led to him being transformed, but his experience...
Scanner turns negatives to positives

Scanner turns negatives to positives

Many of us have boxes of negatives waiting for the day when we either buy a scanner to digitize them or take them to a retail location for them to scan. Either way, that day doesn’t seem to be coming, yet. I can tell you that as a photojournalist for 30 plus years, I have an endless number of negatives ready and waiting. Getting to the project has been on my list since the digital era began...
Why the Ohio Auditor wants school districts to have online fundraising policies

Why the Ohio Auditor wants school districts to have online fundraising policies

Although teachers across the state are using online tools to raise money for extra classroom resources, a majority of Ohio school districts may lack policies regarding crowdfunding. According to an Ohio State Auditor survey of school districts, less than half of respondent districts had policies regarding crowdfunding. Around one fifth of the state’s districts responded. State Auditor Dave Yost...
What you need to know: Auto parts manufacturer expanding in Monroe

What you need to know: Auto parts manufacturer expanding in Monroe

Illinois-based automotive parts manufacturer UGN Inc. has chosen Monroe to be the focus of its 2018 expansion efforts. The Warren County site at 201 Exploration Drive was selected over another in Valparaiso, Ind., following an announcement in February that UGN planned to expand at one of its two Midwest locations. Here are five things to know: The expansion of UGN Monroe will increase the size of...
Babysitting while you shop: Here’s the newest business coming to Liberty Center

Babysitting while you shop: Here’s the newest business coming to Liberty Center

A new event space coming to Liberty Center will offer babysitting services when it’s not hosting parties. Sugar & Spice Spa/Event Center, which will be located inside The Foundry near Old Navy, offers planning, production, design and decor for all occasions and celebrations from weddings to birthday parties. When it’s not used as an event center, it will be a children’s drop-and-shop...
Cheesemakers seek liquor license for new downtown Lebanon location

Cheesemakers seek liquor license for new downtown Lebanon location

A couple of Lebanon cheese-makers could have a full liquor license just in time for the opening of their creamery and wine bar in Lebanon’s proposed entertainment district. Cecelia Garmendia and Ryan Tassef plan to open Lamp Post Cheese this fall on the north end of the area envisioned as an occasional entertainment district on East Mulberry Street in Lebanon. “We make cheese from locally...
Sweet! New candy store opening this summer in Butler County

Sweet! New candy store opening this summer in Butler County

The Candy Stache Sweets & More opens this summer at 7125 Liberty Centre Drive in Liberty Twp. Don’t confuse that address with Liberty Center itself. The new business is located just south of Ohio 129’s Cincinnati Dayton Road exit and less than one mile away from Liberty Center in the same shopping plaza as Liberty Sandwich Factory and BC’s Bottle Lodge. The candy store’s co-owners...
Clergy consider suit over upcoming Good Sam closure

Clergy consider suit over upcoming Good Sam closure

A group of clergy that filed a federal civil rights complaint earlier this year about the closure of Good Samaritan Hospital said they are considering a local lawsuit to stop the closing. Good Samaritan will close 12:01 a.m. July 23, ending a 90-year legacy. Premier Health plans to tear down the hospital campus at the corner of Philadelphia and Salem avenues and turn it into a cleared site for a future...
Recall roundup: PJs for kids, pill packages, and more 

Recall roundup: PJs for kids, pill packages, and more 

Sleepwear for children and medication packets are on this week’s list of recalls from the Consumer Product Safety Commission.  Children’s onesies with hoods and fleece pajama pants by Allura are being recalled because they don’t meet flammability standards and pose a risk of burns, but no injuries have been reported.  The onesies were sold under the brand name &ldquo...
Build-A-Bear Pay Your Age: How to get a voucher if you didn’t get a bear

Build-A-Bear Pay Your Age: How to get a voucher if you didn’t get a bear

Build-A-Bear is offering a $15 voucher for customers who didn’t make it through the line during Thursday’s Pay Your Age promotional event. The event caused chaos at stores after lines wrapped around malls across the U.S. and Canada. Build-A-Bear shut down lines after an overwhelming response. Parents stood in line up to to get a stuffed toy for the cost of their child’s age. Customers...
UC, ARFL team up to develop ‘Iron Man’ type suit for Air Force

UC, ARFL team up to develop ‘Iron Man’ type suit for Air Force

University of Cincinnati engineers and the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base are developing a clothing that can charge your cell phone. The clothing is so technologically advanced that it might remind you of a scene out of “Iron Man.” The clothing utilizes the unique properties of carbon nanotubes: a large surface area that is strong, conductive and heat-resistant...
Competing hospital prepares for Good Samaritan closing

Competing hospital prepares for Good Samaritan closing

Grandview Medical Center is on the final leg of a $25 million emergency department expansion in anticipation of Good Samaritan Hospital closing. When Good Samaritan closes its ER at noon on July 19, its nearly 60,000 annual patient visits will have to shift elsewhere. While Premier Health, Good Samaritan’s parent company, has said it has enough capacity at its nearby hospitals for those patients...
Warren County tourism credited for $1.2 billion in 2017 sales

Warren County tourism credited for $1.2 billion in 2017 sales

A new study released by Tourism Economics and the Ohio Tourism Division found Warren County’s tourism economy accounted for a record $1.24 billion in total annual sales in 2017, according to a press release issued today by the Warren County Convention & Visitors Bureau (WCCVB). That figure - which represents a growth rate of 6.5 percent from the previous study in 2015 - was spurred by an influx...
Consumers urged to take action with dangerous cedar chests 

Consumers urged to take action with dangerous cedar chests 

There’s a renewed warning about certain hope chests that could put your child at risk for suffocation. Several children have died of suffocation after becoming trapped in the auto-locking chests by Lane and Virginia Maid. “Back in the ‘30s, ‘40s and ‘50s, moms would usually get one when they graduated from high and [the chests] would get passed...
Secret Service calls on schools to build threat teams, safety plans

Secret Service calls on schools to build threat teams, safety plans

The Secret Service today published a school safety guide, encouraging schools to develop “threat assessment teams” and “targeted violence prevention plans” in the wake of continued school shootings in recent years. The guide first calls for creation of threat assessment teams that should include “personnel from a variety of disciplines including teachers, guidance counselors...
State school report cards: Group wants Ohio to dump A-F letter grades

State school report cards: Group wants Ohio to dump A-F letter grades

The push to change Ohio’s state report card system for schools continued to get louder this week, as a work group of state school board members and education advocates released their recommended changes. After months of meetings, the group on Tuesday recommended eliminating all A-F letter grades and replacing them with language like “meets standards” or “exceeds standards.&rdquo...
Boston Dynamics’ scary robot videos: Are they for real?

Boston Dynamics’ scary robot videos: Are they for real?

BOSTON — If you’ve ever watched a YouTube video of a Boston Dynamics robot, you probably remember it. But you may not know what the videos leave out. Millions of people have watched the humanoid Atlas jogging through a field, or the intimidating, 6.5-foot-tall Handle zip back and forth swiftly (and ominously) on wheeled legs. Then there’s the dog-like SpotMini dexterously opening...
Startup product could detect concussions, win contest

Startup product could detect concussions, win contest

Jessie Garcia’s fortitude is a subject of occasional, exasperated observation by her Grandma Hortensia. “Tú eres muy tozuda!” the elder Garcia tells her granddaughter in Spanish. “You are very hardheaded.” So far, that condition has served Jessie Garcia well, if not wisely in some cases. As a student at Lehigh University in 2009, Garcia continued playing in a rugby...
CNET: Best home security cameras for 2018

CNET: Best home security cameras for 2018

Ever have the urge to see what your kids (or pets) are doing at home when you’re at work? Or perhaps you want to see who just rang the doorbell as you got into the tub? These four home security cameras, each reviewed in depth by CNET, can help you do just that. ——— Amazon Cloud Cam Product Review: https://www.cnet.com/products/amazon-cloud-cam/review/#ftag=CAD187281f CNET rating...
Best gadget gifts that won’t be returned

Best gadget gifts that won’t be returned

Here’s my list of cool and useful gadgets to gift any man. DeWALT’s Flexvolt 60V Max 2.5 Gallon Cordless Air Compressor is part of the DeWALT Flexvolt line, designed to give you the power of a corded tool but untethered from a wall outlet. What this means is the compressor (21.5-pounds without a battery) is powered by a rechargeable 6.0Ah battery, good for up to 1,220 nails for a floor...
Mind-reading tech could unlock communication for nonverbal people

Mind-reading tech could unlock communication for nonverbal people

Dallas-based Darwin Ecosystem has long been in the business of pattern detection. The company uses machine-learning to predict trends in the financial markets, analyze essays for police academies to determine if trainees would be a good fit and work with human resources departments to identify traits of top performers. But the artificial intelligence company is working on its most ambitious project...
Kettering pub property sold, business will remain

Kettering pub property sold, business will remain

The property where McGillicutty’s Pub is located in Kettering recently sold, but the restaurant/pub is expected to remain the same. Whipp 1980 LLC purchased the property at 1980 E. Whipp Road for $300,000 from El Bouza Inc. at the end of June. Kevin Kash has been the owner of the pub since April 1994, and said the sale will not affect the restaurant. “Everything is still the same,&rdquo...
CDC warns of dangerous synthetic ‘bleeding’ weed

CDC warns of dangerous synthetic ‘bleeding’ weed

Health experts are warning of a new and dangerous form of synthetic marijuana that is laced with rat poison. Dubbed “bleeding pot,” it has been linked to five deaths in the U.S. and over 200 cases of excessive and uncontrolled bleeding.  “It is especially dangerous right now, because there is a product on the market that contains rat poison and it is impossible for somebody...
Fabletics to open 75 more stores

Fabletics to open 75 more stores

Apparel retailer Fabletics will open an additional 75 stores as part of its aggressive expansion plan. The retailer, which currently has 24 stores, will grow its store fleet to about 100 stores. Owned by TechStyle Fashion Group, Fabletics will also unveil a new store concept this September in Washington. The company was launched online in 2013, and has about 1.4 million VIP members. Fabetics has seen...
White Castle adds new menu items for summer

White Castle adds new menu items for summer

White Castle is offering special items including Chicken Rings and summer smoothies for the hot weather. The offers are now available in all participating White Castle restaurants for a limited time. White Castle’s Original Chicken Rings are made with all white meat chicken with the choice of dipping sauces including BBQ, honey mustard, ranch or zesty zing. The chain’s new value deals...
These steps could set up almost 2,000 Warren County acres for development

These steps could set up almost 2,000 Warren County acres for development

Warren County is moving ahead with a process expected to set the stage for development of residential subdivisions on about 1,800 acres on both sides of Caesar Creek Lake. County commissioners voted on Tuesday to set a public hearing, probably on Aug. 14, mapping the Waynesville Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant Service Area. The map of sewer service boundaries has yet to be determined, but the...
Bed Bath & Beyond threatens 40 store closures this year

Bed Bath & Beyond threatens 40 store closures this year

Bed Bath & Beyond could close up to 40 stores if the retailer is unable to negotiate favorable lease terms with its landlords. The New Jersey-headquartered retailer plans to close approximately 40 stores in fiscal 2018 if better lease terms aren’t negotiated, but the retailer is also investing in its more popular stores. The retailer plans to open another 20 Buy Buy Baby and Cost Plus World...
GE awarded $437 million contract at Wright-Patt 

GE awarded $437 million contract at Wright-Patt 

GE Aviation just landed a $437 million contract from the U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The contract allows the Air Force and GE to continue its work on three-steam adaptive cycle engines. The engines will enable “revolutionary combat capability of future platforms,” said Dan McCormick, general manager of GE’s Advanced Combat Engine...
Kroger to invest $17M in distribution center near Cincinnati

Kroger to invest $17M in distribution center near Cincinnati

Kroger announced a $17 million investment in its distribution center in Florence, Kentucky located in Boone County, which will ramp up production at the facility and create 250 new jobs. The project is supported by a Kentucky Business Investment incentive of up to $1 million over 10 years. The company’s annual eligibility for the performance-based tax credit is linked to...
Allegiant pilots vote to strike: How will it impact local flights?

Allegiant pilots vote to strike: How will it impact local flights?

A dispute over a scheduling system has led to a possible pilot strike at Allegiant Air. The low-cost air carrier has been meeting with the pilot union for nearly two years to resolve a conflict over a scheduling system. The union says the system does not take seniority and preferences of pilots into account for scheduling. More than 93 percent of Allegiant pilots said they’re willing to...
Butler County business: Here’s what opened, closed and announced plans in June

Butler County business: Here’s what opened, closed and announced plans in June

The month of June saw a number of restaurant openings, announcements of upcoming debuts and closings in the region. Here’s a look at what happened: MacKenzie River Pizza, Grill & Pub opened in June at 3411 Hamilton Princeton Road in Fairfield Twp.’s Bridgewater Falls, replacing Max & Erma’s. Launched in 1993, MacKenzie River Pizza Grill & Pub features a menu with more than...
Kroger launches fashion apparel brand

Kroger launches fashion apparel brand

Kroger is getting into the fashion game. Kroger Co. today announced its new apparel brand Dip, developed by fashion designer Joe Mimran. Dip will launch with men’s, women’s, juniors, kids and baby collections. “We’ve worked closely with Joe and his team to develop a line of clothing that works for today’s times – easy to buy, easy to wear, and easy to love. Effortless...
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