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Miami Valley Hospital has found elevated lead levels in a portion of its campus water supply, and according to a national report, this isn’t an isolated problem in Ohio

Ohio among worst for lead violations in water systems

Miami Valley Hospital’s discovery of elevated lead levels in a portion of its Dayton campus water supply isn’t an isolated problem in Ohio, according to a national report. The state ranked among the worst states in the U.S. for water systems with lead violations, according to new report from the ...

Miami Valley Hospital hires Flint water crisis expert

Miami Valley Hospital has enlisted the help of a Flint, Mich. water crisis expert to find out what’s causing elevated lead levels in its water supply. The hospital is no closer to finding the source of elevated lead levels in water at some campus buildings, officials announced Tuesday afternoon. The ...

Ohio government will get more than $13 million in a $570 million multi-state settlement by Volkswagen stemming from its emissions-testing manipulation scandal, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said. In this 2015 file photo, a Volkswagen Touareg diesel is tested in the Environmental Protection Agency’s cold temperature test facility in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Nearly 14K Ohio vehicles eligible for VW recall, restitution

Ohio government will get more than $13 million in a $570 million multi-state settlement by Volkswagen stemming from its emissions-testing manipulation scandal, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said Tuesday. The German automaker violated state laws prohibiting unfair or deceptive trade practices by marketing, selling, and leasing diesel vehicles equipped with ...

Restaurant options and how to narrow choices

With more than 616,000 restaurants in the U.S. and more than 22,000 in Ohio alone, choosing a place to eat can be tricky, especially when trying to meet a group’s desires.Over the last year, your Better Business Bureau recorded more than 3,100 inquiries locally about restaurants. Nationally, your BBB received ...

Topgolf guests play at Topgolf’s location in Naperville, Ill. PROVIDED

Topgolf swings into action July 29, continues to hire

Topgolf, which will open July 29 with about 450 employees, continues to hire to fill those spots via recruitment events.The new three-level 64,232-square-foot facility, noticeable by its 170-foot tall netting off Interstate 75’s Union Centre Boulevard exit, will offer competitive golfing games for all ages and skill levels in 102 ...

New pizza restaurant plans October opening in Dayton

Old Scratch Pizza, in the works at 800 S. Patterson Blvd. in Dayton, took an important step to a projected fall opening this morning when it took delivery of two Neopolitan-style wood-fired pizza ovens. The new ovens will be the “centerpiece of the restaurant,” founder Eric Soller said this morning ...

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Nature Valley nut and protein bars recalled over listeria concerns

General Mills has voluntarily recalled four varieties of its Nature Valley Protein Chewy Bars and Nature Valley Simple Nut Bars because the products may contain listeria. >> Read more trending stories   The voluntary recall was issued after sunflower kernels used in the Nature Valley bars were recalled by supplier SunOpta ...

Frisch’s Big Boy gets “contemporary” redesign

The Big Boy you know and love is getting is getting a face lift. Cincinnati-based restaurant chain Frisch’s Big Boy has redesigned its restaurant in Covington, Ky. to “create a more contemporary dining experience.” The location reopens Wednesday and unveils the first redesign of Big Boy in 40 years. Currently, ...

Former downtown nightclub building to be auctioned off today

The building where a former Dayton nightclub was located is set to be auctioned off today, June 28. The property is located at 135 E. 2nd St. in downtown Dayton and housed the Aquarius Club until it was shut down three years ago. In 2013, the building owner told WHIO ...

Archer’s Tavern in Centerville is celebrating its sixth anniversary while gearing up to open its second location in Kettering. MARK FISHER/STAFF

Archer’s Tavern eyes late-summer opening in Kettering

Archer’s Tavern obtained building permits on Friday and is accelerating renovations at its new Kettering location at 2030 E. Dorothy Lane. “We’re on target for an early September opening,” Archer’s co-founder Dan Apolito said. “We can’t wait to open.” The new Archer’s will occupy space that formerly held a Tumbleweed ...

The fourth hangar at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force opened on June 8, and is expected to drive visitors to popular attraction.

Tourism helping add new jobs, revenue to region

Tourism spending in Ohio continues to grow and many area counties are driving that growth with billions of dollars in sales from hotel stays and at attractions.Ohio saw an estimated 207 million visits from travelers last year, up from 200 million the previous year and 181 million in 2011, according ...

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Canadian woman fired after having severe allergic reaction while at work

A Canadian woman was fired from her job after suffering an allergic reaction while she was at work.  >> Read more trending stories   Danielle Duperreault, 18, a former sales associate at an Urban Planet retailer, said she came in contact with bell peppers, to which she is "severely allergic to" ...

Sensor Technology Systems Inc., a subsidiary of Steiner, designs and makes night vision goggles and other electro-optical products for special operations forces, defense forces and law enforcement.

Military goggle manufacturer to consolidate, add new jobs

A manufacturer of night-vision goggles and military-grade optical systems is consolidating Beavercreek and California operations into a single Miami Twp. location, intending to grow to 120 employees, the company said Monday. Sensor Technology Systems Inc., a newly purchased subsidiary of Steiner, chose Ohio over California, Maryland and Vermont for its ...

The average per-acre sale price of farm land in Ohio has dropped slightly from June 2015 to June 2016, according to a new survey.

Farm land prices drop in Ohio

The average per-acre sale price of farm land in Ohio has dropped slightly from $7,500 in June 2015 to $7,300 this June, according to a new national survey. The drop was blamed on a “swing in commodity prices,” Roger Hayworth, area sales manager, said in a Farmers National Co. release ...

From July through September 2016, Chipotle Mexican Grill customers can earn rewards by joining the restaurant's Chiptopia rewards program. Rewards are not based on the total amount a customer spends, or on accumulating points. Instead, Chiptopia rewards customers for making multiple paid visits to Chipotle within a given month.

Chipotle launches loyalty program to court repeat customers

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. unveiled a summer rewards program Monday aimed at winning back once-loyal customers who abandoned the fast-casual chain after a string of food safety issues was reported at locations nationwide. >> Read more trending stories The Chiptopia Summer Rewards program launches on July 1. Customers who frequent ...

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American Red Cross offers apology for 'super racist' pool safety poster

The American Red Cross has apologized after receiving criticism for a poster that the humanitarian organization used to promote pool safety. >> Read more trending stories  "We deeply apologize for any misunderstanding, as it was absolutely not our intent to offend anyone," the American Red Cross said in a statement.  "We're committed ...

Zombie Dogz food truck to open restaurant near UD

The highly acclaimed Zombie Dogz food truck announced on its Facebook page today that it will open a bricks-and-mortar restaurant at 1200 Brown St. near the University of Dayton. The restaurant will be built out in the space that previously housed Shish Wraps, Zombie Dogz husband-and-wife founders Dave and Lee ...

Former Springfield hospital demolished

The last remaining portion of the former Mercy Medical Center on Fountain Boulevard — what many hailed as a piece of Springfield’s history — was razed Monday afternoon. About 100 people lined the street as the main section of the former hospital came down as part of the $3.5 million ...

More than a week after elevated lead levels were found in the water supply of multiple Miami Valley Hospital buildings, officials have yet to determine the source of the problem. The results of the most recent water supply testing are expected Tuesday.

Source of lead found in Miami Valley Hospital water still unknown

More than a week after elevated lead levels were found in the water supply of multiple Miami Valley Hospital buildings, officials have yet to determine the source of the problem. The results of the most recent water supply testing are expected Tuesday. “In working with the Ohio EPA and the ...

Victory Wholesale Group’s expansion in Springboro goes before the local planning commission Wednesday.

Planners review grocery warehouse expansion in Springboro

The City of Springboro Planning Commission is scheduled on Wednesday to consider a plan by Victory Wholesale Group to construct a new warehouse and distribution facility at 400 Victory Dr.The plan calls for a 265,200-square foot facility immediately south of the existing 375,000-square foot headquarters and warehouse/distribution facility.All truck activity ...

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