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Dayton wants to rezone 321 airport acres to blend with Austin Center

Dayton wants to rezone more than 300 acres at Dayton-Wright Brothers Airport, continuing to lay a foundation for growth there with standards similar to nearby Austin Center, where development has flourished. The city is seeking the change on about 321 acres to expand development “to non-aviation uses that complement the office and industrial needs” of Miami Twp., as recent studies have...


Survey: 60 percent of ABX Air pilots want to fly for someone else

Survey: 60 percent of ABX Air pilots want to fly for someone else

A union has released a survey saying that more than half of surveyed pilots flying for two air freight carriers, including Wilmington-based Air Transport Services Group, are looking for work elsewhere. A Teamsters local released the survey findings in Thanksgiving week, just as the Christmas shopping season begins in earnest. “More than 60 percent of pilots at carriers owned by Atlas Air Worldwide...
JUST IN: New & independently owned restaurant coming soon to Salem Avenue

JUST IN: New & independently owned restaurant coming soon to Salem Avenue

A new and independently owned restaurant called T-Bird's Kitchen is gearing up to open on Salem Avenue northwest of Dayton. “Everything is pretty much in place and ready to go,” T-Bird’s founder LaCory Adams of Kettering told this news outlet today. If late preparations fall into place as planned, the new restaurant at 3736 Salem Ave. in Harrison Twp. could open as early as next...
Fort Hamilton Hospital adding community physicians, expanding services

Fort Hamilton Hospital adding community physicians, expanding services

Fort Hamilton Hospital is targeting aggressive new growth by adding a slew of physicians in the community and expanding medical services. The hospital is going through “a major expansion” when it comes to recruiting and hiring primary care providers, according to Fort Hamilton Hospital President Ron Connovich, who started in the role last month. “Over the next 12 to 18 months you...
Kroger’s robot-powered warehouse to create over 400 jobs in Monroe

Kroger’s robot-powered warehouse to create over 400 jobs in Monroe

Kroger announced today that Monroe is its choice for America’s first automated warehouse. The $55 million robot-powered project, Kroger’s first customer fulfillment center, is expected to generate at least 410 new jobs. Known as a “shed,” the 335,000-square-foot facility with digital and robotic capabilities will be designed by British online grocer Ocado. Its construction...
Lebanon schools close to settling teacher contract

Lebanon schools close to settling teacher contract

The Lebanon Board of Education is close to settling an expired contract with teachers, including raises of 5.25 percent over two years. If the contract is ratified by the union, the district’s 300-plus teachers should get extra pay retroactive to the beginning of the current school year “by the first checks in December 2018,” according to a tentative agreement signed by school officials...
Cohen Recycling to move Franklin operations to Middletown

Cohen Recycling to move Franklin operations to Middletown

Starting next spring, two eyesores in Franklin — the former Mindlin Recycling and the former Franklin Boxboard plant — will be demolished to make way for a new development opportunity in the city. Cohen Recycling will close its fiber processing operations and customer drop-off at 666 Riley Blvd. in Franklin on Nov. 30, shifting those operations and six employees to its Middletown recycling...
Pizza franchise closes Middletown location

Pizza franchise closes Middletown location

A Marco’s Pizza in Middletown has shut its doors as it looks for a new home. “Our lease has ended so we are forced to close and relocate,” reads a sign posted on the door to the restaurant at 1300 S. Breiel Boulevard. “Until then please visit one of our other 40 Cincinnati and Dayton area locations. Visit www.marcos.com for the closest store to you.” MORE: Middletown...
Boston Stoker now serving breakfast sandwiches at all of its coffee shops

Boston Stoker now serving breakfast sandwiches at all of its coffee shops

Dayton-area coffee shop retailer and coffee roaster Boston Stoker is now offering breakfast sandwiches at all of its locations, effective today, Nov. 19, the company announced this morning. “We’ve been working on this concept for awhile because we wanted to make sure we could make the best sandwich possible,” Henry Dean, president of Boston Stoker, said in a release. “Through...
BEHIND THE SCENES: How Dorothy Lane Market preps for Thanksgiving

BEHIND THE SCENES: How Dorothy Lane Market preps for Thanksgiving

Dorothy Lane Market — with stores in Springboro, Oakwood and Washington Twp. — puts hundreds of manhours into preparing and selling more than 5,000 turkeys, 2,000 pumpkin pies, 6,000 pounds of green beans and more for Thanksgiving. Last week, the Dayton Daily News was given a tour of the operations behind Dorothy Lane’s preparation for Thanksgiving sales, which began well before...
Black Friday shopping still holds importance: Here’s what you need to know

Black Friday shopping still holds importance: Here’s what you need to know

Despite holiday sales starting earlier each year and shifting shopping habits, Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping aren’t losing their importance, retail leaders said. Millions of consumers will hit the stores and their computers this week as retailers debut deep discounts for hopeful holiday shoppers on Thanksgiving, Black Friday and into next week on Cyber Monday. But many...
Here’s when stores will open for Thanksgiving, Black Friday shopping

Here’s when stores will open for Thanksgiving, Black Friday shopping

It’s that time of year again. Thanksgiving and Black Friday ads are surfacing quickly. Here’s when stores plan to open this year: Kohl’s will open at 5 p.m. Thanksgiving and remain open through Black Friday. The store is offering its well-known deal of $15 Kohl’s cash for every $50 spent. The ad also features a 15 percent off coupon. Sales will begin at 6 p.m. Thanksgiving...
How Amazon’s explosive U.S. growth is producing thousands of jobs in Ohio

How Amazon’s explosive U.S. growth is producing thousands of jobs in Ohio

Amazon is growing at breakneck speed across the nation and in Ohio, where it has created 6,000 jobs in the past seven years and has commitments to add 5,500 more employees. Last week, the online giant said it would open a package-sorting “air gateway” at Wilmington Air Park, an airport 40 minutes southeast of Dayton that was decimated in the past decade when cargo carrier DHL announced...
Dayton seeks change for more than 300 acres at airport in Miami Twp.

Dayton seeks change for more than 300 acres at airport in Miami Twp.

The city of Dayton wants to rezone more than 300 acres at Dayton-Wright Brothers Airport. The land includes six parcels totaling about 321 acres at the general aviation facility on Springboro Pike in Miami Twp., records show. The request by the city would include most of the airport land, which is more than 520 acres. It aims to change the zoning from “airport district” to planned mixed...
Racing or racking up deals, Larry Connor grows business

Racing or racking up deals, Larry Connor grows business

Larry Connor doesn’t sit still for very long. As you’re reading this, the managing partner of Miami Twp.-based Connor Group is competing in the Baja 1000, a four-day off-road race in the Mexican desert. And the company he leads marked its largest transactional day recently with the closing of four new acquisitions and 10 financings totaling $618 million — a record. The transactions...
Dayton Beer Company scores national shout-out at barrel-aged beer competition

Dayton Beer Company scores national shout-out at barrel-aged beer competition

Dayton Beer Company founder Peter Hilgeman calls it “quite possibly the most competitive beer competition we enter.” And his brewery’s beer passed the test.   DBC captured a bronze medal for its barrel-aged Lost Tunnel Deep Sea Diving Sea Salt Stout at the 2018 Festival of Wood & Barrel-Aged Beer’s National Barrel Aged Beer Competition held over the weekend...
7 Hallmark-worthy holiday activities to do in Ohio

7 Hallmark-worthy holiday activities to do in Ohio

You don’t have to leave home to pretend you live in one of those picturesque Hallmark holiday movie towns. As December nears, plan out your perfect holiday season with light displays, horse-drawn carriage rides and lantern tours. Here are seven activities in Ohio that will put you in the holiday spirit: The historic Clifton mill, built in 1802 and still working, will open its Legendary Lights...
David’s Bridal files for bankruptcy: How it will impact brides

David’s Bridal files for bankruptcy: How it will impact brides

David’s Bridal has voluntarily filed for bankruptcy under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in the District of Delaware.  The bridal retailer announced last week it reached an agreement with its senior noteholders and equity holders on the terms of a restructuring support agreement that will reduce the company’s debt by more than $400 million. The company said...
Want Pappy Van Winkle? Here’s how to get a bottle from Kroger

Want Pappy Van Winkle? Here’s how to get a bottle from Kroger

If you want to get your hands on a highly coveted bottle of Pappy Van Winkle bourbon, this week might be your chance. Kroger stores in Kentucky are offering customers the chance to purchase their own bottle of Pappy Van Winkle at Louisville Division Kentucky Kroger Wine & Spirit Shops on Friday. There are 47 shops in the state. Entries will only be accepted for raffle on Friday from 4 p.m. to...
Expect dense traffic but low gas prices for Thanksgiving weekend

Expect dense traffic but low gas prices for Thanksgiving weekend

The number of Ohioans traveling for Thanksgiving this week will increase for the 10th year in a row as it’s estimated more than 2.2 million from the Buckeye State will hit the road over the next few days. In total more than 54 million Americans are expected to travel more than 50 miles for the holiday, marking a 4.8 percent increase from last fall, according to AAA. That rise means the holiday...
A planned $1M demolition is the latest move to boost Kettering Business Park

A planned $1M demolition is the latest move to boost Kettering Business Park

A coming demolition of one of the last pieces of Kettering Business Park’s military history is part of an effort to attract new businesses to the area. The city will spend $1 million to take down a vacant 200,000-square-foot warehouse in early 2019. The 165-acre, 70-year-old facility was known as the Gentile Air Force Station before it became the Kettering Business Park in the late 1990s. City...
Springboro budgets to save $700K on debt payments

Springboro budgets to save $700K on debt payments

The Springboro City Council has passed its 2019 budget and a five-year capital investment plan this month, setting the stage for the city government to save $700,000 in interest payments in coming years, according to staff projections. The city decided to go ahead and pay off long-term debts over the next four years on its water and sewer plants and work done on the golf course clubhouse, avoiding...
Medical practice spends millions to buy, remodel Liberty Twp. building

Medical practice spends millions to buy, remodel Liberty Twp. building

A Butler County office building that underwent a more than $1 million renovation recently reopened as Liberty Endoscopy Center. The project at 7354 Liberty One Drive in Liberty Twp. is the third location of Ohio Gastroenterology and Liver Institute, the largest independent gastroenterology group in Southwest Ohio. The practice focuses on the study and treatment of intestinal diseases and diseases...
West Carrollton wants land near I-75 for proposed entertainment district

West Carrollton wants land near I-75 for proposed entertainment district

West Carrollton plans to buy more land near Interstate 75 and the Great Miami River for nearly $500,000, expanding its control and development options for an approved entertainment district. The city is looking to buy two small pieces of riverfront property, giving it about five contiguous acres near I-75’s Exit 47 on the Great Miami River. It has nearly 14 more acres across the street, where...
Hamilton rising: Residents give city high marks in survey

Hamilton rising: Residents give city high marks in survey

Hamilton residents this decade say they have seen significant improvement to the city’s economy, as well as recreation and wellness, the National Citizen Survey, last conducted in Hamilton during 2017, found. The city’s results in those areas were so significant — eclipsing improvements among about 100 other communities that conducted the survey — that the city received two...
Middletown teens get rare, insider’s tour of AK Steel

Middletown teens get rare, insider’s tour of AK Steel

High school students in Middletown have either seen it, ridden around it, know someone who works in it or have at least heard of AK Steel, but on Friday some of them got a rare insider’s tour of the massive industrial complex. Students from Middletown’s private Marshall High School saw the inner workings of one of America’s largest steel plants, including near the searing blast furnace...
Increase in online shopping could lead to package delays

Increase in online shopping could lead to package delays

Area shoppers will want to purchase their holiday gifts earlier this year, as a major jump in online holiday shopping could complicate the delivery system. Target, Walmart and other retailers have started offering free two-day delivery with no minimum purchase amounts for the holidays, a move to compete with Amazon’s Prime delivery options. Upping the ante, Amazon announced that Prime members...
How to get $100,000 or more in your 401(k) by your 30s

How to get $100,000 or more in your 401(k) by your 30s

So, you don't even have a clue on how your 401(k) is invested? Really, your motto is set it and forget it?           You're far from alone. For the first time, more than half of all 401(k) accounts, or 50.4 percent, now hold all of their retirement savings in a set-it-and-forget-it target-date fund – a collection of ready-mixed...
Dining out at Kroger? Store renovations aimed at providing that option

Dining out at Kroger? Store renovations aimed at providing that option

Kroger’s renovated and remodeled storefront at 7300 Yankee Road in Liberty Twp. puts a strong emphasis on fast, fresh food. The nearly year-long renovation effort added three new dining options: pizza, chicken and barbecue fare, according to Erin Rolfes, a Kroger spokeswoman. Gone are the store’s clothing department, a Honey Baked Ham Company kiosk and its selection of housewares, with...
What’s your hospital’s safety rating? Search latest Leapfrog grades

What’s your hospital’s safety rating? Search latest Leapfrog grades

Local hospitals just received new safety grades from the nonprofit health care watchdog Leapfrog. The Leapfrog ratings come out in the fall and spring each year and are based off of 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data. MORE: Premier doctors will move to new, larger Beavercreek medical center Here’s what each hospital scored in the Dayton metro area, including Montgomery, Greene...
Some Dayton-area hospital safety grades slip

Some Dayton-area hospital safety grades slip

Half of the hospitals in the Dayton metro area saw their safety ratings slip in the latest round of scoring by Leapfrog, a nonprofit health care watchdog. The Leapfrog ratings come out in the fall and spring each year and are based on 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data. Hospitals receive a letter grade between A and F for overall performance and also are graded on for individual...
TIMELINE: Federal investigation into Wright State visa ending

TIMELINE: Federal investigation into Wright State visa ending

A federal investigation into happenings at Wright State University may be coming to an end after more than three years. Today, the Wright State board of trustees unanimously agreed to a non-prosecution agreement over possible immigration-related wrongdoing with the U.S. Attorney’s Office and will pay $1 million. The federal government will not pursue criminal or civil prosecution as part of...
Recalls: Dangerous baby carriers and poisonous tables 

Recalls: Dangerous baby carriers and poisonous tables 

Parents and those cleaning up from this week’s ice storm should check to see if they have this week’s recalled products. Jobs news: Amazon hiring in Butler Co.  Active Series baby carriers by LILLEbaby are being recalled because a clip can detach and cause your child to fall, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. There are three reports of the chest straps detaching...
Wright State settles 3-year federal visa investigation for $1M

Wright State settles 3-year federal visa investigation for $1M

After more than three years, Wright State University’s board of trustees agreed Friday to settle a federal investigation into H-1B visa misuse by the school for $1 million. The U.S. Attorney’s Office will not pursue civil or criminal prosecution and for its part Wright State has agreed to pay $1 million in three installments over the next two years and has agreed to cooperate in any additional...
Health system, which owns Premier Health stake, close to mega-merger

Health system, which owns Premier Health stake, close to mega-merger

Catholic Health Initiatives, which owns a 22 percent stake in Dayton’s Premier Health, is changing its name and close to completing a merger with another large hospital system. CHI and Dignity Health’s merger will create a $28.4 billion health care system, which will be the nation’s largest nonprofit hospital company by revenue. The two announced this week that the merger should...
Wright State moves forward with new $6.5 million archives center

Wright State moves forward with new $6.5 million archives center

Wright State University’s board of trustees is moving ahead with plans for a new $6.5-million archives center on Colonel Glenn Highway across from its main campus. The finance committee of the WSU board of trustees unanimously approved a resolution today to spend $450,000 raised by the Wright State Foundation for phase I of the project. The resolution will now proceed to the full board of trustees...
Downtown Dayton café renamed for new owner’s 7-year-old autistic daughter 

Downtown Dayton café renamed for new owner’s 7-year-old autistic daughter 

His family was a driving force behind Lonnie Sholar’s decision to purchase the coffee shop and cafe that he had spent a couple of years managing in downtown Dayton. And his family also was the driving force behind Sholar’s decision to rename the business. The Ohio Coffee Co., on the first floor of the Fifth Third Center at 1 S. Main St. in downtown Dayton, has morphed into Phebe's...
Dayton Children’s takes action in response to ‘disturbingly low’ child flu shot rates

Dayton Children’s takes action in response to ‘disturbingly low’ child flu shot rates

Fewer than 30 percent of patients at Dayton Children’s Hospital last year had a flu shot, prompting the hospital to now have flu shots available for children 7 and older at its pharmacies. The vaccination rate is a “disturbingly low percentage,” said Dr. Sherman Alter, chief of the hospital’s division of infectious disease. “The flu is a very serious and even deadly illness...
Amazon delivery service hiring in Butler County

Amazon delivery service hiring in Butler County

Amazon’s community of Delivery Service Partners are hiring hundreds of seasonal and full-time driver roles to deliver on behalf of Amazon in Butler County. Delivery Service Partners are small businesses that hire their own teams of drivers who earn competitive pay and benefits. Hiring events are scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday at 4250 Port Union Road, Fairfield. Candidates...
With $2.5M investment, Butler County says Hamilton’s Spooky Nook will be boon for entire county

With $2.5M investment, Butler County says Hamilton’s Spooky Nook will be boon for entire county

Butler County officials say they are banking on the mega sports complex Spooky Nook being wildly successful, that’s why they are investing $2.5 million in the project. Butler County Administrator Charlie Young told a crowd at the commissioners’ meeting Thursday that Hamilton officials have assured him the project will be successful and county money is necessary to make Spooky Nook a reality...
Lasting power outages may be part of ice storm’s aftermath

Lasting power outages may be part of ice storm’s aftermath

The season’s first ice storm that hit the Dayton area this week is being linked to a driving fatality and widespread power outages – including at some schools - that could last for days. As many as 51,000 DP&L customers were reportedly without power Thursday, prompting the utility to make a call for mutual aid to assist more 800 workers. “With the amount of people we have out, this...
Area employers still need seasonal help for holidays

Area employers still need seasonal help for holidays

Hundreds of seasonal jobs remain open in the region as retail stores and delivery companies prepare for the push of holiday spending expected in the next month. Amid a healthy economy with low unemployment and more disposable income, retailers, delivery companies distribution facilities and fulfillment centers are having a tougher time finding employees than past years. While fewer people are looking...
Vectren wants to charge you $35 monthly, regardless of gas usage

Vectren wants to charge you $35 monthly, regardless of gas usage

Vectren Energy Delivery of Ohio Inc. is proposing to charge natural gas customers more than $35 a month regardless of how much natural gas they use. In its application for a rate increase before the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO), the natural gas provider outlines monthly rates and charges for service. The proposal includes a monthly charge of $35.41 per meter “regardless of usage...
Vandalia manufacturer to add 35 jobs, invest $33M

Vandalia manufacturer to add 35 jobs, invest $33M

Inteva Products, LLC will invest $33 million in its Vandalia facility and add 35 new jobs to its current workforce of nearly 200, with a lease signing set for tomorrow, city officials said. “Inteva looked at a number of locations in the state and in the country before ultimately deciding to keep its Vandalia operation in the same place it has been the last seven years,” Rich Hopkins, Vandalia...
Tipp City energy firm to renovate Webster Station space

Tipp City energy firm to renovate Webster Station space

Energy Optimizers USA will move from Tipp City to a newly renovated space at 620 E. First St., the company and the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce said. “Energy Optimizers, USA is a growing, stable company that has been an integral part of school district and municipal energy savings since 2009,” Energy Optimizers USA Vice President of Business Development Belinda Kenley said in an announcement...
Beware of shady door-to-door energy sales tactics

Beware of shady door-to-door energy sales tactics

It’s the time of year for door-to-door pitches to get you to switch your energy provider, but consumers need to be wary of shady sales tactics. Norm Krebs of Dayton said he was pressured into an energy contract with a new supplier. Instead of saving money, as he was promised — his bill skyrocketed.  He listened to a pitch from a salesperson from Statewise Energy LLC.  &ldquo...
5 ways manufacturing is on the upswing in Dayton again

5 ways manufacturing is on the upswing in Dayton again

The manufacturing sector in the Miami Valley is recovering after a long decline, but this isn’t your father’s factory. Automation and technology have displaced some workers while boosting overall productivity. More highly skilled workers are needed to operate, manage and maintain the high-tech equipment that is used in today’s manufacturing processes. Here are five things you need...
Vectren rate increase hearing is set for Thursday

Vectren rate increase hearing is set for Thursday

State regulators are considering a rate increase for Vectren customers, and the first of three regional public hearings on the matter will be Thursday in Dayton. The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) recently scheduled the hearings to give customers a chance to express views on Vectren Energy Delivery of Ohio’s proposal to raise gas distribution rates. RELATED: State recommendation...
Slim Jim manufacturer seeks permit for new $2.5M freezer

Slim Jim manufacturer seeks permit for new $2.5M freezer

In recent years, Conagra Brands has applied for a total of nearly $15.5 million in expansions at its Troy plant. In September 2015, the food and snack producer applied for a Miami County permit for a $13 million expansion of its 801 Dye Mill Road smokehouse. More recently, the company has sought a permit to add nearly $2.5 million of equipment to its local plant, according to October commercial building...
12 to be honored as Women of Excellence by West Chester-Liberty Chamber Alliance

12 to be honored as Women of Excellence by West Chester-Liberty Chamber Alliance

The 17th annual Women of Excellence Awards will be presented Friday at the Cincinnati Marriott North at Union Centre in West Chester Twp. Launched in 2002, the program honors women who through their careers or volunteerism have “enhanced business, education, culture, philanthropy and provided outstanding service” to the region, according to the West Chester-Liberty Chamber Alliance, which...
Shook Construction honored for Levitt Pavilion work

Shook Construction honored for Levitt Pavilion work

Moraine-based Shook Construction has won a “Build Ohio” award in the category of “new construction under $20 million” for the Levitt Pavilion Dayton project. A panel of retired construction professionals selected the winning projects, according to a release from Levitt Pavilion Dayton. MORE: Air Force seeks more dangerous ‘bunker busters’  The Levitt Pavilion...
Air Force seeks more powerful ‘bunker busters’

Air Force seeks more powerful ‘bunker busters’

The Air Force is developing more powerful “bunker buster” bombs, new reports say. An Air Force Research Laboratory officer is quoted in a post in the “Warrior Maven” blog saying that “The A2K will bring the next-generation of penetration and use new contours.” The officer quoted is identified as Col. Gary Hasse, an AFRL weapons developer. AFRL is headquarted at...
Dayton Children’s gets approval from accreditation agency

Dayton Children’s gets approval from accreditation agency

Dayton Children’s Hospital is fully accredited by a leading industry rating agency after a preliminary denial earlier this year. The Joint Commission, a nonprofit that accredits hospitals and other health care businesses, had updated the hospital’s accreditation status following a survey at the hospital on Oct. 30. CEO Deborah Feldman had said previously that the hospital did not agree...
Amazon reportedly chooses second headquarters: What it means for Ohio

Amazon reportedly chooses second headquarters: What it means for Ohio

Amazon will reportedly split its second headquarters between New York and Virginia, the Associated Press reported this morning. Instead of one location, Amazon is expected to announce early Tuesday it will build two offices — one in New York and one in Northern Virginia near Washington D.C., the AP reported. The search for a second headquarters lasted more than a year and attracted more than...
Cactuses, street graffiti and thousands of sandwiches: The tactics cities used to try to lure Amazon

Cactuses, street graffiti and thousands of sandwiches: The tactics cities used to try to lure Amazon

The guessing game is over: Amazon.com reportedly plans to open new corporate outposts in Northern Virginia and New York, two already crowded metropolitan areas that are likely to become even less affordable with a new influx of tech workers. In some ways, the decision isn't surprising, as Amazon had made it clear that the company wanted to base its new offices, nicknamed HQ2, in a metropolitan area...
Tax abatement requested for some of last undeveloped land in I-75 corridor

Tax abatement requested for some of last undeveloped land in I-75 corridor

Warren County has been asked to create a zone around 1,300 acres east of Interstate 75 where property taxes could be forgiven on future commercial or industrial development. The land, some of the last large, undeveloped parcels along the I-75 corridor between Cincinnati and Dayton, is located near the Miami Valley Gaming & Racing racino and Park North Commerce Park, where Amazon and other businesses...
Premier doctors will move to new, larger Beavercreek medical center

Premier doctors will move to new, larger Beavercreek medical center

Construction work has started on a $9 million Beavercreek medical center. Premier Health’s latest primary and specialty care office broke ground Monday at Lakeview Drive and North Fairfield Road and should open late 2019. Catching up? Read our latest coverage of Premier construction • Premier Health to build 2 new large medical offices • Premier Health opens first medical office in...
Amazon Air to establish package-sorting operation in Wilmington Air Park

Amazon Air to establish package-sorting operation in Wilmington Air Park

Amazon announced plans Monday to open a new “air gateway” and package sorting operation at Wilmington Air Park, representing a return to the busy Clinton County airport. An Amazon spokeswoman Monday could not offer a projected number of expected new jobs at the operation. A spokesman for the state's private development corporation, JobsOhio, also could not provide a jobs number. ...
Dayton Wendy’s property sells for $2M+

Dayton Wendy’s property sells for $2M+

The property of a Dayton Wendy’s restaurant sold in the past few days for more than $2 million. The Wendy’s property at 2944 Harshman Road sold to PK&P Investment Co. for $2,036,000. The transaction was picked up in Montgomery County property records Friday. The seller was ERFK, Ltd., a San Antonio, Texas company. MORE: Mid-term election could leave Wright-Patterson more secure ...
Here’s when demolition of Good Samaritan Hospital should start

Here’s when demolition of Good Samaritan Hospital should start

Premier Health is aiming to start demolition work at Good Samaritan Hospital in the first half of 2019. It will be a multi-phase project to tear down the Dayton hospital buildings at the intersection of Philadelphia Drive and Salem Avenue, which were once home to 1,600-employees before it closed in July 2018. No final timeline is available yet. The health network will be preparing the buildings for...
Fifth Third closes Dayton bank branch

Fifth Third closes Dayton bank branch

Fifth Third Bank has closed a branch near the University of Dayton. The Cincinnati-based bank posted a note to the door of the former 1200 Brown St. branch announcing the closure. A message was left with Fifth Third seeking more information. MORE: Free downtown Dayton bus service: ‘We see this as the beginning’ While deposits have increased, banks have been shrinking their retail bank...
It ended in 1767, yet this experiment is still linked to higher incomes and education levels today

It ended in 1767, yet this experiment is still linked to higher incomes and education levels today

Investments in roads and cities can shape an economy for hundreds of years. Now economists are showing how one-time investments in education can endure every bit as long. » RELATED: How much you have to earn to be considered rich in Atlanta Jesuits arrived late to the Guarani people's homeland where Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina meet. But their missions thrived until 1767 when King Charles...
Why Wright-Patt could be even stronger after this week’s election

Why Wright-Patt could be even stronger after this week’s election

Tuesday’s election may leave Ohio’s largest single-site employer in a stronger place, some observers say. Ohio Gov.-elect Mike DeWine has proposed creating a cabinet-level position to protect Ohio military installations, including Wright-Patterson Air Force Base — an idea observers familiar with the Dayton region embraced Thursday. In the Dayton area, such a post would necessarily...
$10M inpatient hospice house to open in Troy

$10M inpatient hospice house to open in Troy

A new hospice center will be built on Upper Valley Medical Center’s campus. Ohio’s Hospice broke ground today on a $10 million freestanding inpatient hospice house on the Troy hospital’s campus. “With a new permanent home dedicated to serving the community, we will be able to serve more patients and families” said Tom Hagan, chairman of the board of directors for Ohio&rsquo...
Company building businesses from Air Force ideas

Company building businesses from Air Force ideas

Innovations that could change the future of technology, health care and safety are coming out of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. And entrepreneurs are noticing. From offices in Riverside and Virginia, about 34 SP Global Inc. staffers try to find the most promising technologies emerging from the base, attempting to transform them into commercial opportunities. So far, so good, say the two executives...
Would a new cabinet post protect WPAFB? Analyst says yes.

Would a new cabinet post protect WPAFB? Analyst says yes.

Ohio Gov.-elect Mike DeWine has proposed creating a cabinet-level post to protect Ohio military installations. That’s a good idea, one national defense analyst familiar with the Dayton area said Thursday. In the Dayton area, such an office would necessarily work to protect Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, the state’s largest single-site employer with about 27,000 civilian and military...
Social Security scams getting more elaborate to ensnare victims

Social Security scams getting more elaborate to ensnare victims

“It’s not right. It’s not fair for people to try to take advantage of anybody else.” A Washington Twp. man is warning others about a scam, one that experts call one of the most elaborate plots they’ve ever heard of and involves more than one victim in the scheme. Russell Maas said the caller offered to help him change his Social Security number and hide his money in e-commerce...
Fire Blocks developer seeks skilled workers

Fire Blocks developer seeks skilled workers

Windsor Construction Services, LLC, the developer of the Fire Blocks district in Dayton, is seeking local skilled tradesmen. The company needs skilled workers in framing, plumbing, electrical and heating, ventilation and air-conditioning for jobs in the Fire Blocks area Trades licenses are not required, Windsor said in a release. RELATED: Dayton’s demand for skilled workers  Individuals...
Health network plans Miami County office

Health network plans Miami County office

Piqua residents will be getting more medical services after Sidney-based Wilson Health expands into Miami County. Wilson Health announced it will open a Piqua office in the spring with primary care and ob/gyn services. MORE: Dayton hospital buys several neighboring properties “Our growth strategy is to provide services where there is a need,” Duane Francis, interim president and CEO of...
Retired Air Force vice chair warns force is too small

Retired Air Force vice chair warns force is too small

A former vice chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force struck what is by now a familiar refrain in a recent column, saying the Air Force is too small. The column was published Tuesday in Defense News, running at a time when the Air Force and civilian airlines are competing for the best pilots. “America’s Air Force currently has 312 operational squadrons,” wrote retired Gen. Larry Spencer...
Beavercreek contractor picks up $44.8M in defense work

Beavercreek contractor picks up $44.8M in defense work

Applied Research Solutions (ARS), a Beavercreek defense contractor, has been awarded a $38,788,878 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract, plus an option amount of $5,967,447, for research work into sensing, learning, autonomy, and knowledge engineering, the Department of Defense said Tuesday. This contract is for research and development of technologies and strategies to orchestrate closed-loop sensing that...
A tale of two elections: Dems take House, GOP expands Senate majority

A tale of two elections: Dems take House, GOP expands Senate majority

Americans rendered a split verdict on the Congress under President Donald Trump, as Republicans expanded their majority in the Senate by knocking off a series of incumbent Democratic Senators, while Democrats strung together a series of victories in all corners of the country to win back the majority in the House for the first time since big GOP victories in the 2010 ...
What you don’t know about store credit cards could cost you

What you don’t know about store credit cards could cost you

If you want a new TV or another big ticket item for the holidays, retailers are happy to help out. Store credit card deals offer zero percent interest for six months or more, but experts warn not understanding the terms could create a financial disaster. Signing up for a deferred interest credit card has benefits and risks, according to Graceworks consumer credit counselor Lisa Roberts.  &ldquo...
Police stress reduction study has Dayton officers wearing devices off duty

Police stress reduction study has Dayton officers wearing devices off duty

For about 20 minutes to an hour every other day, about 100 Dayton police officers connect wet-clip electrodes from cell-phone-sized devices to their ear lobes, sending gentle electrical signals through their brains.  The hoped-for results: Less stress, better sleep — and a better life.  For almost a month, Dayton police officers have been part of a study examining the use of the devices...
Fuyao ordered to hand over documents to former exec Burrows

Fuyao ordered to hand over documents to former exec Burrows

The U.S. District Court in Dayton recently ordered Fuyao Glass America and Fuyao founder Cho Tak Wong to produce documents needed to proceed with a lawsuit filed by a former manager of Fuyao’s Moraine plant. An order signed by Magistrate Judge Sharon Ovington gives the defendants in the case until Nov. 30 to produce “all remaining responsive documents requested in plaintiff’s request...
Grandpa Joe’s Candy Shop opens new location in Troy this week

Grandpa Joe’s Candy Shop opens new location in Troy this week

Grandpa Joe’s Candy Shop announced it will open its newest location in Troy this week. The new location opens at 1 East Main St. in Troy on Nov. 8 at 4:05 p.m. Grandpa Joe’s Candy Shop will offer over 200 varieties of bottled soda, a selection of candy bars, nostalgic sweets, and an eclectic array of socks, dish towels, coffee mugs and toys. The 1,200-square-foot location will occupy two...
Polls are open for Election Day: What you need to know

Polls are open for Election Day: What you need to know

Local voter turnout is strong so far this election.  "We've got a big turnout at all of our polling locations throughout the county," said Jan Kelly, director of the Montgomery County Board of Elections, at a Tuesday afternoon press conference. After polls close at 7:30 p.m., results might not be in as quickly as after the primary vote because there are two extra machines at each location...
Trustee president supports WSU president as ‘no confidence’ talk continues among some faculty

Trustee president supports WSU president as ‘no confidence’ talk continues among some faculty

The chairman of the Wright State University board of trustees has released a statement in response to an email that circulated this weekend calling for a vote of no confidence on president Cheryl Schrader. Doug Fecher said that Schrader’s “primary focus” has been on “financial recovery and long-term fiscal sustainability.” He commended Schrader on the &ldquo...
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