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Moraine charter changes headed to ballot

Moraine voters will be asked this spring to approve several changes to the city’s charter, most of which are aimed at reducing the number of special elections.Moraine has held 11 special elections in the past nine years, meaning the city of about 6,300 residents has had a hand in more ...

Police said a Middletown teenager who was shot and killed outside the Dayton Mall Saturday, Dec. 20, attempted to rob a man at gunpoint for a pair of shoes. TIM CHESTNUT / STAFF

Mall should allow CCW holders, advocate says

Law-abiding concealed carry weapons permit holders should be allowed to carry their firearms in private businesses that cannot guarantee their customers will not encounter criminals, according to a representative of a state firearms advocacy group. Joe Eaton, southwest region leader of the Buckeye Firearms Association and Warren County resident, said ...

Scott Inskeep, superintendent, Kettering City School District

Preschool Promise a unique partnership

In the field of education, there are building blocks and alignment of curriculum that are designed to support students from preschool through grade 12.As a long-time educator, I have come to understand that the very first building block – a quality preschool experience — is an extremely important aspect of ...

The Foodbank has partnered with agencies across the Miami Valley to expand the number of people they can reach with meals. Photo contributed by The Foodbank.

The Foodbank partners with area agencies

From helping 1,500 people annually, to assisting more than 25,000 just a few years later – the growth is astounding even to BOGG Ministries co-founder Jason Johnston. "We definitely surpassed our initial hopes," he said. "It has allowed us to re-dream." Johnston is quick to credit The Foodbank with his ...

WinWholesale opens Michigan branch

Carr Supply, a subsidiary of Moraine-based WinWholesale Inc., has opened a new branch in Taylor, Mich., company officials announced Wednesday.The new branch will provide plumbing, heating-ventilation-air conditioning, and water service supplies and equipment to contractors in an area of metro Detroit known as downriver Michigan.WinWholesale purchased majority interest in Carr ...

New state rep takes oath of office

Newly-elected Ohio House of Representative member Niraj Antani was sworn in Monday, Dec. 15, by Miamisburg Mayor Dick Church.The 23-year-old Republican was elected the 42nd District state representative in November, defeating Democrat Patrick Merris, a West Carrollton City Councilman.Antani was sworn in to the two-year term at the Baum Opera ...

Beer distributor’s president sues sister, other family members

The president and co-chairman of Heidelberg Distributing has filed a lawsuit against his sister and several of her family members he claims have “seized control” of the company and are “oppressing the third and fourth generations” of his own family. In the civil lawsuit filed Dec. 5 in Hamilton County ...

Planning commission meeting Tuesday

The Moraine Planning Commission is scheduled to meet Tuesday.The meeting is set for 7 p.m. in the Moraine Municipal Building, 4200 Dryden Road. STAFF REPORT

Council to consider charter changes

Moraine City Council is scheduled to meet Thursday, Dec. 11.Among the items on its agenda is a series of resolutions regarding amendments to the city’s charter. Last month Moraine’s Charter Review Commission recommended several changes aimed at trimming the need for special elections.Council is scheduled to meet at 7:30 p.m. ...

Hiring event today for Fuyao

Fuyao Glass America will ramp up its hiring process this week for 430 salary and production workers at its Moraine plant, officials announced today. Sinclair Community College will host an information session at 10 a.m. today, Dec. 10, for job seekers for phase one in the hiring process. The event ...

 Cincinnati-based Kroger is planning multi-million investments in 2015 across the company's Cincinnati/Dayton Division. Pictured is an existing Kroger store on Liberty Fairfield Road in Liberty Twp. GREG LYNCH / STAFF

Kroger buys shopping center for future development

Kroger has purchased the Alex-Bell Plaza shopping center at 5670 Springboro Pike (Ohio 741) in Moraine for $2.3 million. The shopping center is adjacent to an existing Kroger grocery store at 2917 W. Alex-Bell Road. Kroger spokeswoman Rachael Betzler confirmed Tuesday that her company bought the property “to redevelop at ...

City council to change meeting time

Beginning next month the Moraine City Council will change the time of its regular meetings.Council will change the time from 7:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Those meetings are scheduled for the second and fourth Thursday of each month in council chambers of the city building, 4200 Dryden Road. STAFF REPORT

Fuyao to begin hiring Wednesday

Fuyao Glass America this week will begin the first phase of its staggered hiring process, seeking to fill 430 salaried and production worker jobs at the former GM assembly plant in Moraine by next spring, company officials announced Monday. Hiring will kick off Wednesday at 10 a.m. with the first ...

Hiring efforts at Fuyao to be announced today

Job seekers can find out more today about applying for jobs at Fuyao Glass America Inc., according to Adam Murka, director of Public Affairs at Sinclair. Chinese glass manufacturer Fuyao bought 1.2 million square feet of the former General Motors Assembly Plant in Moraine at West Stroop Road and Kettering ...

Exterior view of the vacant former Mutual Tool and Die plant, which sits adjacent to a residential neighborhood and is delinquent on its property taxes by $192,869. JIM WITMER / STAFF

Unpaid tax bill balloons in county

Montgomery County property owners owe more in delinquent taxes than those in every Ohio county except much larger Cuyahoga, and the amount owed here has more than doubled in six years, a Dayton Daily News examination found. The data points to the destructive force the housing crisis and resulting recession ...

The former Filling Station sports bar in Riverside will soon reopen as Smokin’ Aces Bar & Grill. MARK FISHER/STAFF

Sports bar springs back to life in Riverside

The former Filling Station Sports Bar & Grill at 4317 Linden Ave. in Riverside, closed since last winter, is being renovated and will reopen in the coming weeks as Smokin’ Aces Bar & Grill. If all goes well with license transfers, renovations and inspections, the new sports bar could open ...

Ramy Awad, manager of the Moraine Walmart store, stacks layaway items in the store warehouse Wednesday evening. An anonymous Secret Santa paid off $15,000 worth of layaway items. JIM NOELKER / STAFF

Secret Santa pays for $15K worth of layaway items

About 75 families will get a huge Christmas surprise this month thanks to a generous stranger.An anonymous Walmart customer paid for $15,000 worth of toys, bicycles and other presents on layaway at the store’s Moraine location on Dorothy Lane.“He felt that he was fortunate at this stage in his life ...

Mensa society schedules local IQ test

The Dayton area chapter of Mensa, the international society of persons whose Intelligence Quotients (IQs) are in the top two percent of the population as measured by a standardized test of intelligence, will offer the society’s admission qualification test at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6.The testing site is the ...

Children can ‘Shop with a Hero’

The Moraine Police Department is teaming up with Meijer to help underprivileged children this holiday season.“Shop with a Hero” will be held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at the Meijer store at 5858 N Springboro Pike.Local children from Kettering and Moraine will each will receive $100 Meijer gift cards ...

Local cities examine hookah bar rules

Moraine’s moratorium on hookah bars may be lifted this winter, but West Carrollton’s temporary ban on such businesses has been extended into next summer.Moraine officials are recommending restrictions on how and where those businesses operate, including their proximity to homes and schools, said Mike Hammes, the city’s planner.“It’s not a ...

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