log in to manage your profile and account
- Create your account
- Receive up-to-date newsletters
- Set up text alerts
Published: Thursday, December 07, 2017 @ 2:37 PM
SPRINGBORO — Demolition of the former Speedway building at Springboro’s central crossroads is set to begin on Tuesday, Dec. 12.
On Thursday, the city announced it had acquired the property through litigation with the Enon-based company.
The building is the last standing at the intersection of Ohio 741 and Ohio 73, Main Street and Central Avenue in Springboro.
“We are happy to announce that the city has finally taken ownership of the former Speedway building,” the city said in an email newsletter.
The city, through the Warren County Transportation Improvement District, is reconstructing the intersection.
‘The project is expected to cost more than $10 million and set the stage for redevelopment of the northwest corner of the intersection, a project in which the city has already invested more than $3 million.
In addition, the city said new traffic signal mast arms should be delivered and installed after Dec. 14.
With most curb and concrete work completed, the project will have a “winter shutdown” near the end of December, the city said Thursday.
The shutdown is planned “because the largest remaining item to complete is the final course of asphalt over the entire project area,” according to the city announcement. “Asphalt plants typically close during the winter and do not open again until spring,. Once the plants re-open in the spring, work will resume on the project.”
Landscaping is to be finished in the spring.
Published: Thursday, March 22, 2018 @ 12:24 PM
Good Samaritan Hospital will close before Aug. 29.
Premier Health, which operates the northwest Dayton hospital, announced in January that Good Samaritan would close before the end of the year and today gave a tighter time frame for the closure.
“While we had initially communicated a closing toward the end of the year, we did say that some dynamics could result in a different closure date, due to the unpredictability and complexity that understandably comes with such transitions,” Premier stated.
Premier said it will give an exact date in the coming months.
When the Philadelphia Drive hospital closes down, it will move 1,600 jobs out of the northwest Dayton neighborhood where it has served as an anchor for nearly a century.
The main campus will be torn down after the hospital closes. City Wide Development and Planning NEXT, a design firm based in Columbus, are working with Premier on a plan for the site and the first public meetings on the site’s future are today.
More on Good Samaritan Hospital
Published: Thursday, March 22, 2018 @ 11:26 AM
Toys “R” Us liquidation sales are expected to start on Friday.
A company spokesperson told CNNMoney sales are likely to start on Friday. The retailer will shut or sell all of its 735 U.S. stores. Customers should use any gift cards before April 20.
» MUST-READ BUSINESS NEWS: Toys ‘R’ Us files for bankruptcy: What’s really going on?
Toys ‘R’ Us, Inc. voluntarily filed for relief under Chapter 11, in September 2017. Toys R Us was $5 billion in debt, as of April 29. At the time of bankruptcy, the company said it would close about one-fifth of its store locations. Closing sales are expected to conclude in April.
Approximately 31,000 employees will ultimately be laid off due to the store closings. The retailer has locations in Miami Twp. and Beavercreek.
FIVE FAST BUSINESS READS
Published: Thursday, March 22, 2018 @ 10:52 AM
AES Ohio Generation, formerly Dayton Power & Light, will lay off approximately 370 workers in Aberdeen and Manchester at two power plants.
The company is permanently closing two generation plant facilities located at 745 US 52 in Aberdeen and Killen Station located at 14869 US 52 in Manchester. This will also result in the closure of a training center located in Manchester, accoridng to a notice sent to state officials.
The company anticipates these facilities will close by June 1, but the expected layoff date could be earlier. About 260 of the 370 workers are part of Utility Workers Union of America Local 175.
FIVE FAST BUSINESS READS
Published: Thursday, March 22, 2018 @ 8:04 AM
Kroger’s Fred Meyer stores will stop selling guns and ammunition altogether.
The Cincinnati-based company announced the move as a gun control debate heats up again after the Parkland, Florida high school mass shooting. Earlier this month, Fred Meyer said it would raise the age limit for guns and ammunition purchases from 18 to 21. Kroger also announced it would stop selling magazines that feature assault rifles.
» RELATED: 5 retailers taking a stance on gun control
Kroger sold firearms at 43 Fred Meyer stores in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington.
Other retailers have also taken a stance on gun control. Dick’s Sporting Goods, which owns Field & Stream, announced it would no longer sell assault-style rifles, also referred to as modern sporting rifles. Company officials said they already removed them from all Dick’s stores after the Sandy Hook massacre, but they will now remove them from all 35 Field & Stream stores.
FIVE FAST BUSINESS READS