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City to build road for TJ Chumps, other Heights development

Huber Heights plans to solicit bids to construct an access road off of Executive Boulevard for the TJ Chumps restaurant and GoodSports Enterprises’ fieldhouse/hotel project — an estimated cost of $170,000 that the city will pay for initially. City officials said the work is expected to be paid for with ...

Report: Income inequality slows state tax growth

The widening gulf between the rich and others likely has contributed to slower and more volatile growth in state tax collections, according to a recent report by a leading credit-rating agency. Ohio’s tax revenue is growing at a much slower rate than it did in past decades, which is consistent ...

State, region incomes still below 2007 levels

Although household incomes in Ohio rose slightly last year, median incomes in the nation, state and the Dayton region are still far behind pre-recession levels. The figures, released Friday, show the region continues to struggle to replace high-paying jobs that disappeared during the Great Recession. The state’s median household income ...

Troy Tullis harvests a field of corn on his family’s Champaign County farm with a combine Tuesday. Corn prices have fallen to about half of what they were last year, even as fertilizer and land prices have remained steep. Bill Lackey/Staff

Area farmers seeing steep drop in corn prices

Ohio corn farmers have seen record prices for their product in recent years, but a boom in supply and high prices for fertilizer and other necessities this year is projected to lead to tumbling profits. Farmers for the most part are reporting they are producing more bushels this year, but ...

Apple's iOS 8 still vulnerable? Here's how to protect your data

As users update their iPhone software to iOS 8 or update their hardware to the latest iPhone, they'll find a few more prompts and notifications in reference to privacy and security.  And that's because Apple is doubling down on efforts to make its devices and services all the more focused on protecting ...

Drugstores, retailers dive deeper into vaccines

By TOM MURPHYAP Business WriterWalgreen provided enough flu shots last season to protect a population roughly twice the size of Los Angeles.CVS doled out more than 5 million, or double its total from a few years ago. And Wal-Mart, the world’s largest retailer, offers flu shots at more than 4,200 ...

3 things small businesses need to know this fall

By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG, AP Business WriterNEW YORK — What do small business owners need to pay attention to this fall? Heath care, Internet Security and new technology make the list. Here are three things that small businesses need to be on top of over the next several months:HEALTH CARESmall ...

Mall-owner’s merger may pay dividends

The CEO of the Maryland company that is poised to buy Glimcher Realty Trust described the transaction to financial analysts last week as a merger, and predicted a stronger company would emerge from the marriage. “Over the last several months, we looked at scores of portfolios and assets we could ...

Aimia Customer Relationship Coordinators work in the Dayton office of Aimia, a $2 billion loyalty management company helps brands such as Procter & Gamble and Target use technology to better understand and connect with their customers. TY GREENLEES / STAFF

Local firm helps build customer loyalty

A Canadian loyalty management firm with a large presence in Dayton is using data analytics to help companies such as Procter & Gamble, Fifth Third Bank, Kellogg’s and Hallmark build better relationships with their customers. Montreal-based Aimia Inc. is listed on the Toronto stock exchange, has more than 4,300 employees ...

This Halloween, avoid a shopping nightmare

Billions of dollars is spent each year on Halloween items from costumes to candy to decorations. To prepare for Beggar’s night, you need to be careful where you shop as you prepare for Beggar’s night. No matter if you’re shopping at seasonal, temporary and online stores know the return policies. ...

New ways to refi private student loans

The private student loan market is opening up with the first real chance of offering refinances, or consolidation as it’s commonly called, that I’ve seen in about 10 years.2 ways to refinance private student loansEarlier this year, The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer reported a company called Charter One has been advertising ...

App makers fined for collecting data on kids

Recent settlements by two companies accused of improperly collecting children’s information should be a wake up call to parents and app developers, according to the FTC and a local tech expert. The FTC accused Yelp, Inc. and TinyCo., Inc. of collecting information from children through their apps without parental consent ...

A drone prepares to land after a demonstration for farmers at the Farm Science Review in Madison County. Precision Drone from Indiana was showing how valuable this aircraft could be to increase farmers crop production. Jeff Guerini/Staff

Legal issues facing UAVs on the farm

Technology that allows farmers to use drones to scan their fields for blight and pests is available now but its use remains illegal. That status comes as the unmanned aircraft industry waits for federal regulations to be developed for commercial use of drones. Some experts have predicted that industry could ...

Local firm wins $18M Air Force contract

The Air Force has awarded a Dayton area defense contractor a three-year, $18 million contract, the Defense Department announced late Friday.TACG LLC of Beavercreek will provide information technology-related services to the Air Force Materiel Command. The company’s contract covers work at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base; Hill AFB, Utah; Tinker AFB, ...

Craig Hart of Fort Recovery compares his old iPhone to new iPhone 6 Plus outside of the Apple store at the Greene in Beavercreek.

iPhone fans flock to Apple store

Chilly weather didn’t stop Apple fans from lining up outside of the Apple Store at The Greene Town Center in Beavercreek through the night Thursday and early Friday morning to try to get their hands on the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6+.University of Dayton student Patrick Barnes was first ...

Green Energy Ohio hosts open houses

Green Energy Ohio, a non-profit renewable energy advocacy group, will showcase clean energy with a series of tours and open houses throughout the state the weekend of Oct. 3-5.Nine guided tours are available in Akron, Canton, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Oberlin, Springfield, Urbana and in Paulding County at the Timber Road ...

Ohio gains only 200 jobs in August

The August jobless rate in Ohio was unchanged from July at 5.7 percent, but the state’s labor force continued to shrink and job growth was marginal, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported Friday.Ohio employers added 200 jobs in August on top of an upwardly revised 3,800 jobs ...

Pizza and a cheese steak submarine sandwich at Milano’s Atlantic City Submarines at their location in Butler County. The chain will also be adding a store in Centerville near the Costco on Feedwire Road.

Milano’s plans new restaurant at Cornerstone of Centerville

Milano’s Atlantic City Submarines has reached a preliminary agreement with Oberer Companies to build a restaurant at the Cornerstone of Centerville development, according to Milano’s owner John Slaughenhaupt.If a final deal is reached, Milano’s would open its fifth southwest Ohio location, an 8,000-square-foot restaurant that would seat 300, including about ...

Data shows slow job, wage growth

Employment has headed in the right direction, according to quarterly data released Thursday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics — but what growth there is remains slow in most areas. The quarterly BLS data reflects the same story shown in monthly unemployment numbers — sluggish, incremental growth, said Hannah ...

Secretive Air Force center at Wright-Patt wants new building

The National Air and Space Intelligence Center wants a new facility to deal with overcrowded workspaces and an aging infrastructure, NASIC’s commander said Thursday.It likely will take years to find the money, though, to handle what the agency says is a space deficit of 225,000 square feet, based on an ...

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