Dave Larsen

Reporter

Dave Larsen covers high-technology, Dayton-area research industry and consumer electronics such as smartphones.

He started at DDN in 1990 and previously has served as film critic and pop music critic. Dave graduated from the Boston University College of Communication. Larsen wrote for his junior high school, high school and college newspapers before embarking on a professional journalism career. 

He also has written and illustrated both daily and weekly comic strips for several newspapers.

Latest from Dave Larsen

Sidney business park adds office/retail building

A new speculative office building is under construction at the Echo Business Center in Sidney, according to an area real estate firm.The 7,000-square-foot building will be located next to the Area Wireless and Allergy Asthma Center building on Vandemark Road, said Tim Echemann of Industrial Property Brokers, the Sidney firm ...

State offers $29M for workforce training

The Ohio Development Services Agency will make $29.4 million available in fiscal year 2015 for employers to enhance the skills of their workers, according to a media release.The funding is available to businesses under the Ohio Incumbent Workforce Training Voucher Program. More than 80,000 Ohio workers have been trained through ...

Airbus procurement conference attendees at the National Composite Center in Kettering Monday. The conference was intended to facilitate increased business between Ohio’s aerospace manufacturers and Airbus. Airbus spent $14.4 billion for aircraft-related procurement with U.S. companies in 2013, with Ohio receiving nearly half of that spending. The company intends to nearly double its procurement spend in the U.S. by 2020, officials said. JIM WITMER / STAFF

Summit partners businesses with Airbus

Representatives from nearly 100 Ohio companies met with Airbus officials Monday at the National Composite Center in Kettering to learn about contracting with the international aircraft manufacturer and its Tier-1 suppliers. France-based Airbus spent $14.4 billion last year on aircraft-related procurement in the U.S., including $6.1 billion in Ohio, the ...

In this Sept. 1, 2014 file photo, Jeffrey Fowle, an American detained in North Korea, speaks to the Associated Press, in Pyongyang, North Korea. Fowle arrived in the country on April 29. He is suspected of leaving a Bible in a club in the northern port city of Chongjin. Christian evangelism is considered a crime in North Korea. Fowle lives in West Carrollton and has a wife and three children. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)

Local North Korean detainee should brace for long sentence

Supporters of a local man detained by North Korea since May should brace themselves for a long prison sentence, one expert said Monday. However, the conviction Sunday of one of two other Americans detained by North Korea was likely based on vastly different circumstances than those facing Jeffrey Fowle, according ...

A CFM56 engine built by CFM International in northern Cincinnati is readied for installation on the A320 final assembly line at a Airbus factory. The international company spent $14.4 billion last year for aircraft-related procurement in the U.S., including $6.1 billion in Ohio, the company s No. 1 supplier state.

Airbus looks to grow $6.1B Ohio supply chain

International aircraft manufacturer Airbus spent $14.4 billion last year on aircraft-related procurement in the U.S., including $6.1 billion in Ohio, the company’s No. 1 supplier state. Airbus intends to nearly double that spending amount in the U.S. by 2020 to meet growing global demand for more fuel-efficient jets. Today, Airbus ...

PUCO issues winter heating season reconnection

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has ordered Ohio electric and natural gas utilities to reconnect or maintain service for customers who have been disconnected or are facing disconnection, according to a media release.Last winter heating season, more than 274,000 Ohio utility customers used PUCO’s winter reconnect program, officials said.Under ...

Dayton financial firm to be acquired for $17M

TCNB Financial Corp., a $105 million holding company headquartered in Dayton, will be acquired by Sandusky, Ohio-based First Citizens Banc Corp., company officials announced Thursday.Officials said the all-cash transaction includes TCNB Financial and its wholly owned subsidiary, the Citizens National Bank of Southwestern Ohio. Citizens National operates three branches in ...

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Pratt Industries in Lewisburg held a grand opening for its new $44 million facility Tuesday.

$44M corrugating plant opened in Lewisburg

Pratt Industries’ new $44 million corrugating plant that officially opened Tuesday in Lewisburg represents “box-making for the future,” said Craig Beaudoin, the facility’s general manager.The new 350,000-square-foot plant at 301 W. Clay St. will produce corrugated packaging sheets to be converted into boxes at Lewisburg Container, a Pratt-owned facility at ...

LexisNexis launches new user interface

LexisNexis Legal and Professional, a legal research and business information firm in Miami Twp., has launched a new, intuitive user interface for its next-generation legal information service, Lexis Advance, company officials announced.Officials said the new interface features a significantly streamlined workflow across all steps of the research process and is ...

 
 

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