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Funkadelic legend George Clinton visits Dayton Funk Museum

He wasn’t wearing his signature funkadelic wig, but George Clinton brought his big presence to Dayton on Sunday. The Rock and Roll hall of famer visited the Funk Music Hall of Fame & Exhibition Center at 113 E. Third St. in downtown Dayton’s Fire Block District on Sunday. Clinton, who has been involved with some of the heaviest hitters in music — from James Brown and Jimi Hendrix...


New uses proposed for big — and mostly empty — Forest Fair Mall

New uses proposed for big — and mostly empty — Forest Fair Mall

What do Apple, Amazon and FC Cincinnati have in common? They’ve all been invited to be part of the future at the former Forest Fair Mall. A team of Cincinnati real estate brokers is turning every stone to find a new use for the region’s biggest white elephant. The 90-acre mega mall, now known as Forest Fair Village, was built in 1989 and sat mostly empty for more than a decade. But its...
Navistar, local leaders push others to buy trucks made in Springfield

Navistar, local leaders push others to buy trucks made in Springfield

Members of the UAW Local 402 and Chamber of Greater Springfield are increasingly working with area businesses as part of a two-year effort to encourage them to buy Navistar products made in Springfield. The chamber and UAW started out more than a year ago with a mailing campaign to more than 600 townships, villages cities and other government entities throughout Ohio. The campaign’s direct impact...
Tips for buying items at local festivals

Tips for buying items at local festivals

Late summer and fall is the prime time for festivals in the Miami Valley. Many of these offer bourbon chicken, lemon shake-ups, Ferris wheels and an overwhelming number of vendors. If you’d like to purchase beautiful handcrafted goods and other items at these events, Better Business Bureau wants you to consider these tips: Shop Around. Many of these events have...
Quality available at thrift stores and community colleges

Quality available at thrift stores and community colleges

Don’t let your love of fashionable footwear break the bank! Here’s how to get gently used Michael Kors, Casadei and Burberry for outrageously low prices. Next time you need a pair of shoes for a night out on the town, you’d be wise to visit your local thrift store. At a recent check to a metro Atlanta area thrift store, we found some amazing deals! We found lace-up burgundy red leather...
Moraine-based wholesaler celebrates growth, new office

Moraine-based wholesaler celebrates growth, new office

Moraine-based Winsupply Inc., one of the largest distributors in the nation, has opened a new Winsupply company in Franklin, Tenn., its fifth new company of 2017. Winsupply of Franklin will serve plumbing contractors in one of the fastest growing markets in the United States, and throughout greater Nashville, the company said Friday. RELATED: Moraine company sees sales explode across nation The...
MOVE IN DAY: UD students take over campus

MOVE IN DAY: UD students take over campus

University of Dayton freshman Ann Meadowcroft was up before 2 a.m. Friday in expectation of her first move in to college. Meadowcroft is part of the largest and most diverse incoming freshman class in University of Dayton’s history that move in on Friday. The historic class of more than 2,2000 new students represents 41 states and 16 countries RELATED: Student debt ranked by Ohio colleges: What&rsquo...
Dozens of Joe's Crab Shack restaurants abruptly close

Dozens of Joe's Crab Shack restaurants abruptly close

Dozens of Joe’s Crab Shack locations across the United States abruptly closed without warning amidst its parent company’s bankruptcy proceedings. Calls to a location in Duluth, Georgia, went unanswered Thursday afternoon, and restaurant review site Yelp deemed it closed based on user feedback. The Gwinnett site is also not listed on the company’s website. The Duluth location...
Wright State gets grant for opioid addiction training

Wright State gets grant for opioid addiction training

An $80,000 federal grant will help train local phyisicians on medically assisted treatment of opioid addiction. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services was awarded it to the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, along with a $499,095 grant toward the school’s primary care curriculum. The one-year supplemental grant toward medically assisted addiction treatment will help...
Major electricity transmission lines approved in Clark County

Major electricity transmission lines approved in Clark County

The Ohio Power Siting Board has approved construction of separate, new transmission line projects in Clark County. Information from the siting board shows American Transmission Systems Inc. will build the East Springfield-Tangy Loop to Broadview Substation project, a new 138 kilavolt transmission line connecting the existing East Springfield-Tangy line to Broadview Substation. MORE BUSINESS NEWS:...
Monroe business gets tax deal for expansion

Monroe business gets tax deal for expansion

A Monroe business will receive tax incentives from the city for a future expansion. Performance Food Group, which recently acquired Presto Foods, is planning a 35,000-square-foot expansion for additional warehousing space at its current 80,000-square-foot facility at 201 Lawton Ave. City council has approved a three-year, 100 percent tax abatement with the company that will amount to $3,172. The agreement...
Closing date set for local Gander Mountain store

Closing date set for local Gander Mountain store

Gander Mountain in Huber Heights is set to close on Aug. 27. The company announced in early June that the store, located at 8001 Old Troy Pike in Huber Heights, would close permanently. The sporting goods and outdoor retailer filed for bankruptcy in March, and was acquired by Camping World Holdings Inc. in April. Camping World & Good Sam family announced it would try to keep as many as 70 or more...
West Carrollton swapping free ice cream for redevelopment ideas

West Carrollton swapping free ice cream for redevelopment ideas

West Carrollton is using free ice cream to seek feedback on plans to revitalize the city’s center. Concepts for future development of the former Fraser Paper Mill and the Olde Downtown area near Elm Street and Central Avenue will be the focus of an ice cream social next week. RELATED: Downtown corridor target of study City officials and consultants will be on hand for the free event from 6 to...
Top 2017 job announcements: What’s really going on

Top 2017 job announcements: What’s really going on

A perennial concern of recent years is that Ohio is not creating jobs as fast as the nation at large. But that doesn’t mean Dayton and the region around it haven’t seen opportunities and plenty of announcements so far in 2017. Employers large and small have made moves — and we’ve followed them. Here are some of the biggest jobs stories the region has seen so far this year....
New coffee shop opens in downtown Dayton

New coffee shop opens in downtown Dayton

A new coffee shop is opening in downtown Dayton, bringing another amenity to the area surrounding Tech Town. Business owner and barista Nathan Wirrig had a soft launch today for his coffee shop “La Gota” with plans to grow at its 804 E. Monument Ave. home into a a full coffee bar. He said while coffee can be a rushed morning ritual grabbed from a drive through and drank in the car, he&rsquo...
Dayton region bright spot: Thousands of jobs announced this year

Dayton region bright spot: Thousands of jobs announced this year

A perennial concern of recent years is that Ohio is not creating jobs as fast as the nation at large. But that doesn’t mean Dayton and the region around it haven’t seen opportunities and plenty of announcements so far in 2017. Employers large and small have made moves — and we’ve reported them. Here are some of the biggest jobs stories the region has seen so far this year...
JUST IN: Dayton coffee shop seeks liquor license, in part for pavilion

JUST IN: Dayton coffee shop seeks liquor license, in part for pavilion

A downtown Dayton coffee shop and wine bar is seeking the state license to be able to serve cocktails, in part to take full advantage of the expected increase in activity tied to next year’s opening of Levitt Pavilion, its owner said this morning. 3rd Perk Coffehouse & Wine Bar at 45 W. Fifth St. applied to the Ohio Department of Commerce Division of Liquor Control last week for the license...
Speedway, major Clark County employer, raises $2.5M at charity event

Speedway, major Clark County employer, raises $2.5M at charity event

Speedway, one of Clark County’s biggest employers, raised almost $2.5 million for charity during its annual Speedway Miracle Tournament at the NCR Country Club. MORE: Enon-based Speedway hits near record earnings of $239M The money raised will benefit the Children’s Miracle Hospital Network. The Enon-based company has raised more than $90 million for the hospital...
2 new stores to open in heart of Oakwood next week

2 new stores to open in heart of Oakwood next week

Two new stores will open on Far Hills Avenue in Oakwood next week. The Oakwood Candy Shoppe will celebrate its grand opening on Aug. 22 at 2541 Far Hills Ave. in Oakwood. The store will open next to the Avalon Hair & Color Studio. Owner Katherine Wright, a Kettering resident, said the candy shop will have old-fashioned candy, special sodas and sparkling ciders. » RELATED: After tremendous personal...
INSIDE LOOK: $1.7M home with indoor pool for sale in Washington Twp.

INSIDE LOOK: $1.7M home with indoor pool for sale in Washington Twp.

An Italian-inspired home on West Alex Bell Road is for sale for $1.7 million in Washington Twp. The home, located at 1658 West Alex Bell Road, sites on more than seven acres of land — overlooking thickly wooded areas and Hole’s Creek. The architecture of the home features multiple arches, wide limestone columns, walls of windows and glass doors. The home offers 6,130 square feet of space...
Vacant Dayton homes hard on neighbors’ wallets

Vacant Dayton homes hard on neighbors’ wallets

The blighted home at 257 Air Street isn’t just dragging down property values for the next-door neighbors. It is hitting them where it hurts, in the pocketbook, through higher insurance premiums. Peggy Wilson, who lives next to the decaying house, was recently notified by her insurance agency, Cassel Insurance Agency, that she was ineligible to be placed in the standard program for home policy...
Ohio’s jobless rate grows

Ohio’s jobless rate grows

Ohio’s unemployment rate edged up last month to 5.2 percent, up from 5 percent in June, as the number of unemployed people outpaced the number of people who won new jobs. In its monthly report released Friday, the state said its non-agricultural wage and salary employment rose 1,600 over the month, from a revised 5,536,500 in June to 5,538,100 in July. But the number of workers unemployed in...
Workplace incivility, aggression impacts more than half of US workers

Workplace incivility, aggression impacts more than half of US workers

What’s causing so much unhappiness at work for more than half of American workers? Incivility in the workplace, according to a new study. Nearly 55 percent of workers say they’ve faced “unpleasant or potentially hazardous” conditions at work, according to a new study by the Rand Corp., Harvard Medical School and the University of California, Los Angeles. The study of more than...
Is Dayton too downtown focused? Its top boss tackles that question.

Is Dayton too downtown focused? Its top boss tackles that question.

The city of Dayton’s top executive spent part of this week’s commission meeting defending the city’s spending on downtown redevelopment, explaining the city’s financial priorities. Dayton City Manager Shelley Dickstein gave a presentation intended to highlight the economic importance of downtown to the entire city and how the city invests a small fraction of its budget into...
What’s going on at The Greene? Pop-up shop program to bring in new retailers 

What’s going on at The Greene? Pop-up shop program to bring in new retailers 

A new puzzle shop has opened at The Greene Town Center in Beavercreek, and plenty of other unique stores could open soon at the retail development through a new pop-up shop program. Puzzle Plus, a family-owned puzzle store, sells jigsaws, brain teasers, puzzle books and games. The store carries games and puzzles for all ages and skill levels. The puzzle store opened in 1995 in Beavercreek, but just...
New restaurant sets opening date in former Max & Erma’s in Beavercreek

New restaurant sets opening date in former Max & Erma’s in Beavercreek

The former Max & Erma’s restaurant in front of the Mall at Fairfield Commons will be reborn in about six weeks with a new name and a new concept. Construction is on track for a projected opening date of Oct. 2 for the new MacKenzie River Pizza Grill Pub, a spokesman for the restaurant chain and a spokeswoman for the Fairfield Commons mall told this news outlet Thursday. The Max & Erma&rsquo...
Near record freshman class enrolls at Witt, major Springfield employer

Near record freshman class enrolls at Witt, major Springfield employer

Wittenberg University received a near record enrollment for the upcoming school year as students moved in on Thursday. Close to 1,800 students will attend the liberal arts college, new President Mike Frandsen said. That includes 588 students in the 2021 graduating class. That includes freshmen and transfer students. RELATED: New Wittenberg president wants stronger ties with Springfield Wittenberg...
What’s a degree worth? Area college grads question the cost

What’s a degree worth? Area college grads question the cost

Studies show college graduates earn more than those without a degree, but you won’t convince Megan Abell of the value of her advanced education. After graduating with an associate’s degree in fashion merchandising and $85,000 in loan debt from a now defunct institution in Cincinnati, the 28-year-old Kettering resident is working at a local hospital gift shop and making around $22,000 per...
$7M behind push to make Ohio landing site for drone work

$7M behind push to make Ohio landing site for drone work

More than three years since Ohio was snubbed in a bid for a coveted federally designated drone test site, officials have targeted a renewed push to make the region a leading hot spot to test and build future unmanned aerial technology. Advocates want Ohio to be the test site of “Jetsons-like” personal air vehicles by 2022. They also want a stake in the development of package delivery drones...
Commission OKs $8.3M runway contract

Commission OKs $8.3M runway contract

Dayton City Commission Wednesday approved spending $8.33 million on rehabilitating a length of runway at the Dayton International Airport. The city received two bids for the project, according to a memo to commissioners. City staff recommended selecting Barrett Paving Materials Inc. for a total contract amount of $8,332,550, including a base bid of $7,352,000. RELATED: Intersection at Dayton airport...
Before you watch eclipse: See what local eye doctors are warning

Before you watch eclipse: See what local eye doctors are warning

You don’t want to miss the eclipse. But you also don’t want to look too closely. As enthusiasm builds for the first total solar eclipse in more than 100 years on Monday, local eye doctors are warning residents in the Dayton area to avoid direct eye contact with the eclipse or risk permanent retina damage. The solar eclipse will have a 70-mile wide path that will have a brief total eclipse...
Austin Landing jobs: Firm files plans for Miami Twp. office tower

Austin Landing jobs: Firm files plans for Miami Twp. office tower

A Washington Twp. engineering firm appears to have plans to move to Austin Landing. Civil Engineers of Southwest Ohio Inc. is seeking a building permit for more than 15,000 square feet of office space at the Miami Twp. mixed use development, Montgomery County records show. County records filed by CESO show plans for more than $500,000 in remodeling for the third flood of Progress Park Tower, 3601...
JUST IN: Beavercreek restaurant makes list of ‘fastest growing’

JUST IN: Beavercreek restaurant makes list of ‘fastest growing’

A restaurant that opened its first Dayton-area location just two months ago at the Mall at Fairfield Commons in Beavercreek today scored a national shout-out for the chain’s swift growth. The Lakewood, Ohio-based Melt Bar & Grilled was named to the 2017 Inc. 5000 list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. Melt ranked 4,906th on the list, with 2016 revenue of...
Student debt by Ohio colleges: What’s really going on

Student debt by Ohio colleges: What’s really going on

Around two-thirds of all 2015 Ohio college graduates have student loan debt. In Ohio, students who take out loans graduate with around $30,239 on average in debt, according to a report from the Institute for College Access and Success. At both Wright State University and the University of Dayton though, students with loans owed more than the state average. RELATED: In their words: Local college grads...
Hey Connecticut, Back off first flight claims: Ohio was first

Hey Connecticut, Back off first flight claims: Ohio was first

The war between Ohio and Connecticut over who was first in flight has heated up again with both sides claiming pioneering aviators in their home state claim the title. Ohio Rep. Rick Perales, R-Beavercreek, is scheduled Friday to trek to Huffman Prairie Flying Field where Orville and Wilbur Wright perfected the airplane to present a proclamation declaring the Dayton duo first to fly in powered flight...
3 new restaurants to open today at UD

3 new restaurants to open today at UD

Three new dining options will open today on the University of Dayton campus, with a fourth new restaurant slated to open next week. All four restaurants will be open to the general public, not just students and staff. The new restaurants are part of a broader $7 million renovation to the dining areas of Kennedy Union, ensuring that it will offer the university community “expanded food choices...
Building permit fees in Dayton likely to double or triple in price

Building permit fees in Dayton likely to double or triple in price

The city of Dayton is on track to raise building permit fees across the board as part of the first major, comprehensive overhaul in 22 years, city officials said. Under the proposal, which likely will head to a city commission vote next week, the city would double or triple the price of a variety of licenses that builders are required to obtain before starting construction, as well as add a few new...
Xenia Twp. trustees approve Kil-Kare rezoning request 

Xenia Twp. trustees approve Kil-Kare rezoning request 

UPDATE @ 9:26 p.m.:  Xenia Twp. trustees have voted to allow a rezoning request for land near Kil-Kare Speedway and Drag Strip. The vote was 2-1.  Trustee Susan Spradin was the dissenting vote.  David Reed, Dayton attorney for Nutter Enterprises, which opposed the zoning change, said he and his client are determining their next steps.  RELATED: Disputed Kil-Kare decision delayed...
Carlisle crematory where bodies not refrigerated: What we know now

Carlisle crematory where bodies not refrigerated: What we know now

The future of a Carlisle crematory that had its license revoked earlier this month will be announced next week, this news outlet has just learned from state officials. MORE: 5 disturbing finds at Carlisle crematory where bodies not refrigerated Here’s what we know now: 1. State board’s decision expected Wednesday Representatives from the Crematory Review Board met with William Liston,...
It’s hay fever season in Southwest Ohio: 5 things you need to know

It’s hay fever season in Southwest Ohio: 5 things you need to know

The end of spring doesn’t mean your allergy struggles are over. Southwest Ohio is gearing up for another season of high pollen. Ragweed allergen levels will be high, starting this week and could continue to be a problem for allergy sufferers until mid-October, according to local allergy experts. Pollen counts in the Miami Valley will be higher this week, and top allergens include ragweed, grasses...
New store opens at The Greene in Beavercreek

New store opens at The Greene in Beavercreek

A new puzzle shop has opened at The Greene Town Center in Beavercreek. Puzzle Plus, a family-owned puzzle store, sells jigsaws, brain teasers, puzzle books and games. The store carries games and puzzles for all ages and skill levels. The puzzle store opened in 1995 in Beavercreek, but just moved to a new location at The Greene at 4465 Glengarry Drive. That’s next to Tilly’s and across...
UD students a part of patent for energy-saving dishwashers by Hobart

UD students a part of patent for energy-saving dishwashers by Hobart

Engineering students from the University of Dayton are on the verge of being named on a patent with Hobart, the international food services company based in Troy. Seven of UD’s Engineering students will be listed on a Hobart non-provisional patent filing for an innovation that assists in trapping heat in industrial dishwashers found in cafeterias and restaurants, according to UD. The non-provisional...
Dayton office vacancy rate higher in Ohio but improving

Dayton office vacancy rate higher in Ohio but improving

Dayton’s overall office vacancy rate may be high compared to other cities, but it is improving, recent property reports show. The overall vacancy rate was 22.7 percent in the second quarter of 2017, an improvement from 24.8 percent in the second quarter last year, according to a quarterly report from commercial real estate brokers Cushman & Wakefield. And a report from real estate services firm...
New gift shop opens in Beavercreek

New gift shop opens in Beavercreek

A new gift and flower shop is opening in Beavercreek this month. May Flower and Gift is celebrating its grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony on Aug. 28 at 10 a.m. The store sells a variety of fresh flowers and creative gift ideas for different budgets and styles. The store also offers local and worldwide delivery, and offers daily floral delivery to local funeral homes and hospitals. The store...
Sweepstakes scam drains older couple’s life savings

Sweepstakes scam drains older couple’s life savings

An older couple from West Liberty is out tens of thousands of dollars after falling prey to a telephone sweepstakes scam.  The Logan County husband and wife, who wish to remain anonymous, paid a total of $48,000 to a company that goes by the name Consumer Protection Bureau, which offered in return a cash prize of $600,000, according to a release from the Better Business Bureau Serving Dayton...
DC attorney: FTC probes not to be taken lightly

DC attorney: FTC probes not to be taken lightly

A Washington D.C. attorney who once worked for the Federal Trade Commission said the commission does not make a request for documents — such as the request the FTC made this summer investigating possible “agreements” between Reynolds and Reynolds and another company — lightly. “I do think it’s something that should get the company’s attention because it comes...
Target discontinues popular brands, but sees increase in sales

Target discontinues popular brands, but sees increase in sales

Target Corp. has announced several changes including store redesigns and discontinuing some of its popular clothing brands, and the changes seem to be working in the retailer’s favor. The chain store increased its comparable sales and traffic growth, according to its second quarter earnings report. Second quarter comparable sales increased about 1.3 percent, driven by traffic growth of 2.1 percent...
Company recalls thousands of poultry product in Ohio

Company recalls thousands of poultry product in Ohio

Luvo Inc. (USA) is recalling thousands of pounds of poultry, some of which were distributed in Ohio. Approximately 4,805 pounds of poultry products will be recalled due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. The products are mislabeled as Chicken Chile Verde that contains milk and soy, but contain Turkey Meatloaf, which has additional allergens, eggs and fish (anchovies), that are not declared on...
3 reasons Facebook chose to build its $750M data center in Ohio

3 reasons Facebook chose to build its $750M data center in Ohio

Facebook plans to develop a $750 million data center in New Albany near Columbus, the social media giant announced on Tuesday. Ohio Gov. John Kasich and the social media company announced Facebook will build its 10th data center in New Albany, which is just northeast of Columbus. Kasich said the announcement is “further proof that Ohio is earning the reputation as the place to be.” Here&rsquo...
Cincinnati airport to give away free cheese coneys, Graeter’s ice cream

Cincinnati airport to give away free cheese coneys, Graeter’s ice cream

Approximately 2,000 travelers will land free cheese coneys and Graeter’s ice cream at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport to celebrate National Aviation Day. The airport, located in northern Kentucky across the river from Cincinnati, is giving away Gold Star Chili and Graeter’s Ice Cream on Friday. Mr. Softee Ice Cream truck will park at the Airplane Viewing Area, giving away complementary...
Trump attacks Amazon on Twitter again. Here’s why.

Trump attacks Amazon on Twitter again. Here’s why.

U.S. President Donald Trump criticized online retail giant Amazon.com on Twitter again, saying the company is “doing great damage to tax paying retailers.” Trump often criticixes the company and CEO Jeff Bezos, who owns The Washington Post. Trump tweeted that “towns, cities and states throughout the U.S. are being hurt - many jobs being lost!” According to its website, Amazon...
Trump tweets he knows CEOs to replace the 'grandstanders' who resigned from council

Trump tweets he knows CEOs to replace the 'grandstanders' who resigned from council

In a tweet Tuesday morning, President Donald Trump said he has other chief executives ready to succeed the "grandstanders" who stepped down from his manufacturing council in the aftermath of the violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia. "For every CEO that drops out of the Manufacturing Council, I have many to take their place," the president tweeted. "Grandstanders...
Air Force testing light-attack plane

Air Force testing light-attack plane

Four planes are in a dogfight of sorts over the skies of the New Mexico desert this month in the hope that one company will land a future lucrative Air Force contract for a light-attack plane. Air Force officials say the flights are part of a $6 million experiment and not a competition. The Air Force Strategic Development Planning and Experimentation Office at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is managing...
Is this the future of air travel? Pilotless planes to be ready by 2025

Is this the future of air travel? Pilotless planes to be ready by 2025

Pilotless planes could be ready for commercial use by 2025, but a study found that more than half of travelers would refuse to board an automated aircraft. Pilotless planes would save airlines more than $35 billion every year and could lead to cheaper airfare, according to new research from the investment bank UBS. Pilots cost the industry about $31 billion every year and another $3 billion in training...
Disruptive force: Three things to know about Aldi

Disruptive force: Three things to know about Aldi

Blink and you’ll miss the latest developments in the fast-moving (and cutthroat) grocery arena. Here’s what’s happening now: Discount grocer Aldi is partnering with online delivery scheduler Instacart to enter the home grocery delivery business in three big cities. “From their unique assortment of goods to their low price commitment and high standards, the Aldi and Instacart...
Aldi launches grocery home deliveries

Aldi launches grocery home deliveries

Aldi is joining Meijer, Kroger, Amazon Prime and others in the burgeoning business of delivering groceries to customers’ doors in select cities. Aldi on Monday announced a partnership with Instacart, the on-demand grocery delivery service. Starting later this month, Aldi will launch the service in Atlanta, Dallas and Los Angeles, with “potential for future expansion,” the company...

Evans invests $3.5M in Centerville dealership

Jim Evans has invested about $3.5 million into the Infiniti auto dealership and service department he purchased on Loop Road in 2015 — and he’s inviting customers to check it out. The self-described “dealer for the people” — now known as the “dealer for you” in new radio ads — has eight auto franchises in three locations, at 7124 Poe Ave., 924 Shiloh...
Drone summit shortens days, expands future events to draw more people

Drone summit shortens days, expands future events to draw more people

An unmanned aerial systems conference that brought hundreds of attendees to Dayton has shortened the number of days and added drone-related events this year in a change in format, organizers say. Midwest UAS will be a half-day conference at the Dayton Marriott hotel on Wednesday. The format is a switch compared to prior years when the event was two days and the location was the Dayton Convention Center...
Retailers personalize holiday shopping for millennials, baby boomers

Retailers personalize holiday shopping for millennials, baby boomers

Stores are already gearing up for the busy holiday retail reason, when retailers bring in more than 40 percent of their revenue for the year. Brands have already started preparing for the impact that the changing industry landscape will have on the holiday season — focusing on convenience and speed to make holiday shopping a good experience for consumers. About 76 percent of U.S. consumers expect...
Vandalia company’s jobs commitment shrinks

Vandalia company’s jobs commitment shrinks

A Vandalia manufacturer has revised a commitment to create local jobs first made in 2015. International manufacturer Johnson Electric/Saia-Burgess LLC said in January 2015 it planned to create 100 new jobs at its 801 Scholz Drive facility in what was then said to be an $8.2 million, 30,000-square-foot expansion. At the time, an eight-year tax credit had been approved by the Ohio Tax Credit Authority...
TELL US YOUR STORY: 1 in 5 workers find workplace hostile, threatening

TELL US YOUR STORY: 1 in 5 workers find workplace hostile, threatening

Nearly one in five workers in the U.S. find the workplace stressful, hostile or even abusive, according to a new study. Nearly 55 percent of workers say they’ve faced “unpleasant or potentially hazardous” conditions at work, according to a new study by the Rand Corp., Harvard Medical School and the University of California, Los Angeles. The study of more than 3,000 workers in the...
$3.5M investment remakes state’s first Infiniti dealership

$3.5M investment remakes state’s first Infiniti dealership

Jim Evans has invested about $3.5 million into the Infiniti auto dealership and service department he purchased on Loop Road in 2015 — and he’s inviting you to check it out. The self-described “dealer for the people” — now known as the “dealer for you” — has eight auto franchises in three locations, at 7124 Poe Ave., 924 Shiloh Springs Road and 299 Loop...
Middletown Holiday Inn to become Best Western

Middletown Holiday Inn to become Best Western

The Holiday Inn Express in Middletown has been purchased by a real estate investment trust (REIT), an advisor for the trust said Monday. Hunter Hotel Advisors said its Phoenix office represented a New York REIT in the sale of the Holiday Inn Express Middletown, at 6575 Terhune Drive. The sale price was not disclosed. MORE: Solar panel maker has Dayton region in its sights The property will be...
Pilotless planes could exist soon, and will make airfare cheaper

Pilotless planes could exist soon, and will make airfare cheaper

Pilotless planes could be ready for commercial use by 2025, but a study found that more than half of travelers would refuse to board an automated aircraft. Pilotless planes would save airlines more than $35 billion every year and could lead to cheaper airfare, according to new research from the investment bank UBS. Pilots cost the industry about $31 billion every year and another $3 billion in training...
New restaurant opens in downtown Springfield today

New restaurant opens in downtown Springfield today

A new Wendy’s location opens this morning in downtown Springfield. The Chamber of Greater Springfield along with the Chamber Ambassadors hosted a ribbon-cutting for the new location of Wendy’s Restaurant at 9:30 a.m. today at 305 W. Columbia St. in downtown Springfield. The restaurant will officially open its doors for the first time at 10 a.m. The $1 million restaurant, including construction...
Springfield assisted living facility to expand next year

Springfield assisted living facility to expand next year

An assisted living facility on the city’s north side is expanding next year due to an increased demand for senior housing. MORE LOCAL NEWS: State alleges Union Club used bingo money for non-charity purposes Springfield Assisted Living, 2981 Vester Ave., is building a new wing to increase its capacity from 76 to 96 units, owner Eamon Burgess said. The City Planning Board unanimously recommended...
Springfield woman opens new photo studio downtown

Springfield woman opens new photo studio downtown

A Springfield woman has opened a new photography studio in the Bushnell Building in downtown Springfield. Brittany Jones opened the business, called Make Our Photos Shine, on the second floor of the Bushnell Building after seeing steady growth over the past several years. The business focuses on weddings, high school graduations and similar events. DETAILS: Downtown Springfield business doubles after...
Worker at major Springfield employer to appear on Weather Channel

Worker at major Springfield employer to appear on Weather Channel

A Springfield meteorologist specializing in predicting how catastrophic storms will affect insurance clients will appear on a national Weather Channel show on Sunday. Bryan Wood started his career at Assurant’s Global Housing Division as a call center representative but worked his way into an unusual job predicting how weather patterns might impact the company’s clients. Now Wood is scheduled...
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