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Superior Hyundai is now operating the former Hidy dealership in Beavercreek.

New car dealership owners expand in Dayton market

The new owners and soon-to-be-0wners of the four car dealerships previously operated by the Hidy family say the Dayton-area dealerships fit perfectly into their expansion plans — and they’re still looking to grow. Both Superior Auto Group, the Cincinnati-area family of dealerships that has now taken over Hidy’s former Acura ...

Casino tax income dropped in 2014

Ohio’s counties and schools received less tax money from the state’s four casinos in 2014, a trend that experts say could continue this year. The casinos provided $267.4 million in revenue tax deposits from last year’s earnings to seven state funds, including those that pay counties and schools. Nine area ...

Yeck Family Foundation donates land for park

The William and Dorothy Yeck Family Foundation has donated 3.6 acres along Far Hills Avenue to Centerville-Washington Park District to be used for the district’s 50th park.The park will be named Little Woods Park. It will be developed primarily as a nature park, with an emphasis on native plantings.Little Woods ...

City Council grants variances for Cornerstone Development

The developer of Cornerstone of Centerville is moving forward with its site plan for a proposed shops building after several variance appeals were granted by Centerville City Council this week.In early December, the Centerville Planning Commission did not approve four out of five requests for additional space and parking. The ...

Dayton pet care company acquires 2 firms

A Dayton-area pet care franchise company has acquired two Alabama-based businesses, company officials announced.Fetch! Pet Care, the nation’s largest provider of professional dog walking and pet sitting services, purchased the two companies from Jay Barrett, an existing Fetch! Pet Care multi-unit franchise owner.Under the terms of the deal, Barrett will ...

Don’t let others stop you from getting organized

Many of you made getting organized, one of your New Year’s resolutions. Some of you got started and then quickly became discouraged, because it was too overwhelming.You may have stopped, because you live with other family members who are not sharing your passion for getting organized. Don’t let their lack ...

Miami Twp. trustees adopt limited home rule

Miami Twp. is closer to installing limited home rule government, a move officials say will lead to more efficient operations and greater power to tackle concerns of a developing community.Trustees voted unanimously this week — despite some residents’ concerns — to adopt limited home rule. It is set to take ...

Kim Colclasure, her sister, Kerry McIntosh, and their niece Megan Lee (left to right) all work at Colclasure’s business, Synergy Family Therapy Specialists in Centerville. McIntosh is also the owner of McIntosh’s Pub & Grub in Bellbrook. LISA POWELL / STAFF

Sisterly support: They help each other’s business

Kim Colclasure said she helped her sister a lot when her sister was first starting her business, McIntosh Bar and Grill in Bellbrook.“I still taste beers for her,” Colcasure said, laughing.Now, Colcasure’s sister, Carrie McIntosh, and McIntosh’s husband, Bill McIntosh, are helping Colcasure and her husband, Mark Colcasure, start their ...

State superintendent proposes less testing

Millions of Ohio students would spend less time taking and practicing for tests if recommendations issued Thursday by the state’s school superintendent are adopted.In a report delivered to state lawmakers, who had pushed the topic last year, Superintendent of public instruction Richard Ross suggested eliminating “student learning objective” tests that ...

Leanne Nash retired Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 after serving nearly 20 years as West Carrollton’s EMS Coordinator and Fire Prevention Officer. CONTRIBUTED

Longtime West Carrollton EMS coordinator retires

WEST CARROLLTON – Leanne Nash was riding in an ambulance caring for her ill mother-in-law when a medic made a suggestion that would change her life.“One of the medics said, ‘you could do this,’ ” she recalled. “I was helping in the clinic at my children’s school at the time. ...

A fun resolution: Resolve to read

New year’s resolutions such as exercise more or eat less junk require willpower and sacrifice. That is why Washington-Centerville Public Library encourages people to make an indulgent resolution: Resolve to read. Read whatever you want.It could be a cookbook full of comfort-food recipes, a steamy romance, a “how to” book ...

The site of the former Showcase Cinemas in Centerville is being looked at as a possible location for a multi-family residential apartment complex. An initial concept plan was presented Monday night to a joint session of the City Council and city planning commission. TY GREENLEES / STAFF

Centerville could land $25 million housing complex

A 237-unit luxury apartment complex could come to the site of the former Showcase Cinemas in Centerville within two years, according to the developer who owns the property. The four-building complex would be integrated with the Cross Pointe Shopping Center next door to create a cohesive residential and commercial community, ...

Cornerstone project fight moves to courthouse

The developer of the new shopping area that includes Costco has asked a Greene County judge to require Sugarcreek Twp. to continue to provide fire and emergency services past Feb. 1.In a Greene County Common Pleas Court filing, attorneys for Cornerstone Developers Ltd. seek a temporary restraining order to prohibit ...

Centerville’s Gunlock elected State School Board president

Tom Gunlock was elected president of the state school board this morning in a 12-7 vote that mostly followed party lines on what is, officially at least, a non-partisan board.Gunlock, a Centerville Republican and one of eight appointees of Gov. John Kasich on the board, was vice president of the ...

Centerville site eyed for luxury apartments

The site of the former Showcase Theater is being looked at as a possible location for a multi-family residential apartment complex.An initial concept plan was presented Monday night to a joint session of the City Council and city planning commission.The concept plan showed a 237-unit luxury complex aimed at attracting ...

Bucks boost biz at Dayton-area stores, restaurants

The Ohio State Buckeyes have already secured a win – for local businesses, at least. A Dayton-area restaurant and grocery store expect a huge sales boost because of tonight’s game. At Archer’s Tavern in Centerville, the cooks have been in the kitchen since early this morning. “I got here at ...

Numerous slide-offs, crashes reported

UPDATE @11:15 a.m.: A Montgomery County Sheriff Cruiser was involved in a crash on Far Hills Avenue in Oakwood. The cruiser was struck from behind at the intersection of Far Hills and Schantz avenues. There were no injuries. UPDATE @6:43 a.m.: At least six vehicles have slid off Old Troy ...

Total Quality Logistics, a freight brokerage firm, is headquartered in Clermont County.

Total Quality Logistics sets new sales record

Freight brokerage Total Quality Logistics surpassed $2 billion in sales last year as expected. Its best sales year to date beat the previous record of approximately $1.6 billion in sales achieved in 2013, according to the Clermont County company.TQL, which has sales offices in Centerville and West Chester Twp., is ...

Weather blamed for Washington Twp. crash

A man was cut out of his car after crashing into a ditch on Spring Valley Pike Monday morning.Police say the man in his 20s only suffered minor facial injuries after crashing down an embankment and into the tree line on East Spring Valley Pike near Beech Hill Drive in ...

Larry Lokai, an Urbana resident, and thousands of Buckeyes fans celebrated the trip to the College Football Playoff National Championship Game Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, during the Buckeye Bash at the Hilton Anatole in downtown Dallas. DREW SIMON / STAFF

Buckeye fans descend on North Texas

From Ohio State and Oregon banners hanging along roadsides, to flags for each team being flown at restaurants across the region, football fever is alive in North Texas.“Just coming to the airport, everybody (yelling) O-H-I-O,” said Sharon Bistreck, who flew into Dallas-Fort Worth on Friday night. “The whole atmosphere in ...

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