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Published: Friday, November 24, 2017 @ 11:33 AM
— Dayton Children’s Hospital wants to pay for a planned $28 million community health center with a mix of private donations, tax credits, its own resources, and — it hopes — some state funding.
The independent pediatrics hospital is proposing to build a new 50,000-square-foot medical facility by its main campus, to be called the Center for Community Health and Advocacy.
The hospital is seeking $492,000 for the project and is asking the Dayton Development Coalition to lobby in D.C. on its behalf for the funds.
The proposal is among dozens of local requesters that want the DDC to lobby for their projects during its annual trip to D.C. this spring.
The coalition’s Priority Development and Advocacy Committee released the list of applying projects Tuesday that it will sort through to make a prioritized list of what to ask.
Some of the services that will be at Dayton Children’s new center will be primary care for low income children and children in foster care, behavioral health, dentistry, labs, x-ray, nutritional help, weight management and a food pharmacy.
The food pharmacy would address hunger and include a demonstration kitchen to teach healthy cooking.
The two-story medical center will house community health programs that will move under the center’s umbrella like the hospital’s Dayton Asthma Alliance, the Center for Child Health and Wellness and the advocacy efforts to stop child abuse through CARE House.
Dayton Children’s said in its request to the Dayton Development Coalition that if the program is successful a satellite location in west Dayton would be considered as a next step.
For pay for the project, Dayton Children’s said its seeking New Market Tax Credits in partnership with City Wide Development and PNC Bank, which it expects will generate between $3 million and $4 million.
According to its proposal to the DDC, the hospital has $4.5 million in private donations to date and is seeking an additional $1 million.
The remainder of the project will be funded through Dayton Children’s resources.
The construction project will require an estimated 175 to 200 workers on the site over the 12 months of construction with a $5 to 6 million in salaries for those workers.
Dayton Children’s is planning to add between 10 and 15 full-time equivalent staff at the center.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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