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Published: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 @ 2:12 PM
— A small strip shopping center near the Dayton Mall just sold for more than $2.2 million.
Heritage Hills Ltd sold the line of retail shops at 32 Fiesta Lane. off Prestige Plaza Drive, to Mason-based Glen Properties LLC for $2.25 million, according to Montgomery County property records.
The transaction was recorded Tuesday.
The center is southwest of the intersection of Ohio 725 and Ohio 741, one of the Dayton area’s busiest intersections.
The site has about 10,000 square feet of space and is home to an Original Mattress Factory location.
Published: Saturday, March 17, 2018 @ 2:32 PM
— A recall has been issued for a popular brand of sausage due to consumer reports that plastic pieces were found in the product.
Johnsonville, LLC issued a recall Thursday for 109,603 pounds of its smoked pork sausage, according to the United States Department of Agriculture news release.
The fully-cooked Jalapeño Cheddar Smoked Sausage included in the recall was produced on Jan. 4, 2018, and bears an establishment number “EST. 34224” inside the USDA mark of inspection.
The recalled items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.
Johnsonville, LLC received three consumer complaints that pieces of hard, green plastic were found in the sausage product.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products, according to the USDA.
Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. The products should be discarded or returned to the place of purchase.
Published: Friday, March 16, 2018 @ 1:55 PM
Thousands of Ohioans will head to their favorites pubs this weekend in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, but officials have a warning for residents: “Don’t drink and drive.”
From 2012 to 2016, 269 people were killed in drunk driving crashes during this holiday period, accounting for 38 percent of all crashes, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Between midnight and 5:59 a.m., nearly 69 percent of all crash fatalities involved drunk drivers.
“I am pleading with everyone to make the safe choice of designating a driver if they plan to drink alcohol around St. Paddy’s Day,” said MADD National President Colleen Sheehey-Church. “I hope the day is fun and exciting, and also safe for people all around the country.”
» TRENDING BUSINESS NEWS: Jewelry store company expects to close 200 stores
People are more aware of the dangers of getting behind the wheel after drinking, and thanks to increased education and enforcement, roads are safer for everyone, according to Uber. However, each day almost 29 people in the U.S. die in alcohol-impaired vehicle crashes. That’s one person every 50 minutes in 2016, according to the high administration.
Uber and AAA are offering special deals in some cities so that party goers don’t get behind the wheel after drinking.
Many AAA clubs offer safe ride services for members and non-members. If you need a safe ride home, call (800) AAA-HELP or (800) 222-4357. ArriveSafe Program begins Friday, March 16, at 6 p.m. and ends Sunday, March 18 at 6 a.m. for Montgomery County residents only. AAA has no call center involvement. Local motorists must dial 937-449-9999.
Uber is also offering free and discounted rides in some cities, so check your app to if any discount codes apply.
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Published: Friday, March 16, 2018 @ 11:44 AM
Signet Jewelers, parent of Zales, Kay Jewelers, Jared and other jewelry brands, expects to close more than 200 stores by the end of fiscal 2019.
Signet will undertake a real estate review as part of a new three-year strategy plan to drive change and profitability within the company. The plan will save $85 million — $100 million is fiscal 2019, with more cost reductions of $115 million to $125 million by the end of the three-year program.
The company has seen store sales drop in recent years. Sterling Jewelers’ same store sales decreased 8.6 percent, mostly in sales of bridal merchandise. Zale Jewelry’s same store sales increased 4.3%, driven by the new Enchanted Disney collection.
Specific store locations have not been identified.
Signet isn’t the only jewelry company to close stores. Osterman Jewelers closed its location at the Mall at Fairfield Commons and locally owned Webers Jewelers closed its location in Kettering in 2016.
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Published: Friday, March 16, 2018 @ 11:05 AM
— A Lima, Ohio-based mulch company is building a retail and distribution site in Moraine.
Wright Mulch has already laid the foundation for its new building just east of Dryden Road, near Heidelberg Distributing’s Moraine distribution center and south of the DMAX truck engine plant.
Mike Davis, Moraine economic development director, said the site will be relatively small to begin — about 1,500 square feet with about only five employees. But there will be room to grow, he believes.
Motorists on Dryden can already see bins for mulch at the location. The site once was home to a Delphi auto parts plant, long demolished, but a two-million-square-foot ground pad remains, Davis said.
Davis expects retail and distribution operations at the location.
Wright Consolidated Inc. controls several companies from a Lima, Ohio headquarters, including Wright Mulch, Wright Logistics, Wright Warehousing, Wright Refuse and Wright Pallet.