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Legal pot would create problems for business owners, consultant says

The legalization of marijuana would create a legal quagmire for Ohio businesses that seek to foster a drug-free workplace, a consultant told business owners and human-resource managers Thursday at Sinclair Community College in Dayton. Karen Pierce — managing director of Canal Winchester-based Working Partners, a firm that specializes in helping ...

Metal possibly in some Johnsonville products

There may be metal in some Johnsonville Grillers Cheddar Cheese and Bacon flavor sausage patties sold in Ohio.Kenosha Beef International LTD., of Wisconsin, is recalling over 89,000 pounds of the product, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced today.The recall involves 24-oz. cartons with “EST. 425B” and “best flavor date of ...

Johnsonville Grillers being recalled

Johnsonville Sausage LLC says its Cheddar Cheese & Bacon Grillers are being recalled because the product may contain metal fragments.“This product was manufactured in our partner facility, Kenosha Beef International LLC and was shipped to retail locations in 11 states: Wisconsin, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio ...

Labor Day travelers will discover lower prices at the pump as they head to their destination. STAFF PHOTO/Rachel Murray

Cheap gas expected to drive record-breaking Labor Day travel

The lowest gas prices seen in more than a decade at this time of year will keep highways full and cram local roadways with motorists this Labor Day weekend.AAA estimates 35.5 million Americans, the most since 2008, will travel 50 miles or more through Labor Day, and 85 percent will ...

$5.7 million renovation project for WPAFB

A $5.7 million construction contract will renovate an administration building at Wright-Patterson, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.Louisville, Kentucky-based Northview Enterprises, Inc. was chosen for the work on the 445th Airlift Wing building, according to Katie Newton, a spokeswoman with the Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District.Crews will ...

The 8 names behind Dayton's best known attractions

From Dayton.com: The 8 names behind Dayton's best known attractions.

Dayton bakery to shut its doors after 50 years

Rinaldo’s Bake Shoppe, a Dayton mainstay for five decades, will shut down Sept. 13. “This place is just too big for us,” said Anna Stolfo, who founded the bakery with her husband Rinaldo in 1965. “We just can’t do it anymore.” The Stolfos, who are both 84, have been baking ...

Allstate is opening three new locations in the Dayton area, company officials said.

Insurance agency opens three new locations in Dayton area

Allstate is opening three new locations in the Dayton area, company officials said.They include:• Agency owner Jennifer Morehouse has opened an office at 1120 E Dorothy Lane, Kettering.• Agency owner Toni Cali has opened up his second Allstate agency at 3979 Indian Ripple Road, Beavercreek. His other office is located ...

Dayton is the 34th safest driving city in the nation, according to America’s Best Driver’s Report 2015 sponsored by Allstate, which ranks cities as least likely to get into traffic crashes.

Dayton is safest Ohio city to drive, report says

Dayton is the 34th safest driving city in the nation, according to America’s Best Driver’s Report 2015 sponsored by Allstate, which ranks cities as least likely to get into traffic crashes.That position is a vast improvement from 2014, when Dayton ranked 49th safest driving city.Also for this year, Dayton is ...

Clark State conference calls for schools, manufacturers to partner

Manufacturers and community colleges must work together to prepare the workforce for manufacturing jobs, according to the former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Labor.Emily DeRocco was the featured speaker Wednesday at the Community College Workforce Consortium and Ohio Tech Net Workforce Forum. The event was held at the Hollenbeck Bayley Creative ...

Dayton’s Jordan Sibert, center, Kendall Pollard, back left, and Kyle Davis celebrate after a victory against Boise State in the First Four on March 18 at UD Arena.

NCAA First Four games pumped $4.6M into region’s economy

The NCAA First Four basketball games held at the University of Dayton Arena in March pumped $4.6 million into the region’s economy, according to the Dayton Convention & Visitors Bureau.The bureau on Wednesday said the economic impact, which is calculated by direct dollars spent at hotels, restaurants and retail outlets, ...

Rodney Cobb Chevrolet Buick GMC in Eaton has been sold to Ed Larkin, owner of Rose Automotive in Hamilton.

Area Chevrolet Buick GMC dealership to change ownership

Rodney Cobb Chevrolet Buick GMC in Eaton has been sold to Ed Larkin, owner of Rose Automotive in Hamilton.The dealership, owned by Cobb for the past 30 years at 500 E. Main St., Eaton, will now be named Larkin-Cobb Chevrolet Buick GMC.“I’m so proud of the 30-year legacy we’ve built ...

Restoration Hardware has signed a lease to open an outlet store in this former Stein Mart space in south Centerville. MARK FISHER/STAFF

Restoration Hardware signs lease for new Centerville store

Restoration Hardware has signed a lease to open a new 36,000-square-foot outlet store at 985 S. Main St. in Centerville, Anthony Pinto, commercial real estate manager for Huber Managemenet Corp., said this morning, Sept. 2. The Centerville store — the first for Restoration Hardware in the Dayton region — will ...

Q&A: What are the signs of a ‘bear market’ for stocks

The stock market’s sharp downturn in recent weeks has pulled the three major stocks indexes into what is known as a “correction.” But when does a market correction effectively end a bull market and usher in a full-blown bear market?Here are some common questions asked about bear markets, corrections and ...

iPhone hackers steal more than 225,000 Apple accounts

Beware, iPhone users: Hackers reportedly have swiped nearly a quarter million Apple accounts in what experts are calling "the largest known Apple account theft caused by malware." According to California security firm Palo Alto Networks, the attackers used a malware program called KeyRaider to hack "jailbroken" iOS devices and steal at ...

New store opens in Miami Valley Centre Mall

PIQUA — Rustiques, which operates a shop in the Upper Valley Mall in Springfield, on Tuesday opened a second location inside the Miami Valley Centre Mall in Piqua. The store, which says it offers “everything to decorate your country home,” occupies 2,300 square feet and has six employees, co-owner Tammy ...

Global stocks still wobbly; Dow futures up

  HONG KONG (AP) — World stocks were wobbly Wednesday on uncertainty over the economic outlook while China’s markets minimized losses amid speculation Beijing was intervening to support prices. KEEPING SCORE: European shares zigzagged between gains and losses, with France’s CAC 40 down 0.4 percent to 4,523.07. Germany’s DAX lost ...

An exterior view of the McDonald’s restaurant at 5562 Merily Way in Huber Heights, which was rebuilt in 2014. McDonald’s locations throughout the region and nationwide will start serving breakfast all day in the weeks ahead. JIM WITMER/STAFF

Local McDonald’s to serve breakfast all day

McDonald’s restaurants across the country, including those in southwest and west-central Ohio, will start serving breakfast menu items all day, a franchise owner of four Dayton-area locations and a spokeswoman for the region’s McDonald’s restaurants said Tuesday. In fact, the McDonald’s location at 530 E. National Road in Vandalia may ...

$2.7M will help 1,000 unemployed, underemployed workers

Montgomery County has received more than $2.7 million in state and federal funds to help unemployed, underemployed, laid-off workers and other non-working local residents obtain job training and workplace skills.Area employers have committed to hiring more than 3,600 workers in the next 18 months, county officials said.However, many people lack ...

Stocks plunge again on renewed fears of China slowdown

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks plunged again Tuesday, continuing a rocky ride for Wall Street, after an economic report out of China rekindled fears that the world’s second-largest economy is slowing more than previously anticipated.The sell-off adds to what has been a difficult few weeks for U.S. and international markets. ...

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