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Hot Head Burritos in Huber Heights applies for liquor permit

Published: Thursday, December 07, 2017 @ 8:21 AM

Hot Head Burritos founder Ray Wiley talks about the expansion of the Dayton franchise.

Mexican chain restaurant Hot Head Burritos has applied for a liquor permit at its restaurant in Huber Heights.

The restaurant, located at 6480 Brandt Pike, applied for a liquor permit in mid-November. The permit was expected to be discussed during a Huber Heights council work session this week. Hot Head Burrito CEO Ray Whiley told this news organization that the restaurant is looking to serve margaritas at its Huber Heights restaurant.

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It is also looking to add margaritas to all store as it undergoes its “re-model” program, Whiley said in a previous interview. No locations are serving alcohol yet. Hot Head started in Kettering in 2007 and now operates restaurants in eight states.

Read more about Whiley’s future plans for Hot Head Burritos.


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Downtown Dayton’s third tallest tower sells for $12.5 million

Published: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 1:48 PM

The Fifth Third Center sits at the southwest corner of Main and Third Streets in downtown Dayton. The 21-story building was constructed in 1989. LISA POWELL / STAFF
The Fifth Third Center sits at the southwest corner of Main and Third Streets in downtown Dayton. The 21-story building was constructed in 1989. LISA POWELL / STAFF

The Fifth Third Center has sold in downtown Dayton for $12.5 million, new Montgomery County property records show.

One South Main Street Holdings LLC bought the building for that amount from Ducru Spe LLC, along with associated parcels, records show. The sale was recorded Tuesday.

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The building is at 1 S. Main St. Considered downtown’s third largest tower, the building has Class A office space, including offices available from 1,500 to 15,414 square feet, the property’s web site says.

Covering 363,473 square feet over 20 stories, the tower was built in 1989. The building has been in foreclosure since last year.

The previous owner of Fifth Third Center owed more than $15.7 million, according to court documents filed last year by Deutsche Bank.

The foreclosure complaint for the 1 S. Main St. office tower was filed June 1 last year in Montgomery County.

The tower has been home to tenants such as Fifth Third Bank, Wright-Patt Credit Union, Freund, Freeze & Arnold LLP, and law firm Dinsmore & Shohl LLP.

8 easy, money-making side gigs for teens 

Published: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 1:29 PM

Uber isn't the only option for making extra money Become a notary public Start dog walking and pet sitting Be a modern-day disc jockey Or a freelance personal chef Clean garages and attics Be a computer tutor Or a picture framer

Whether it's the teen who'd like extra money for things like clothes or gas or a parent who'd like to see their high school or college-aged child get off the couch when school’s out, a part-time job can be a wonderful thing.

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Of course, child labor laws dictate how young is too young to work and what hours (and under what conditions) older teens can work. They'll eliminate a few job options for teens, but there are still plenty of places to work.

Just keep in mind a few things, according to the team at Localwise: "It's important to be able to get to your job easily and relatively stress-free." They also advised teens to make sure the job fits with their schedule and note any unique experience a job might require before applying.

»Localwise and other employment bloggers recommended these eight part-time jobs for full-time teens:

A barista pours a cup of coffee at Colson Patisserie on February 22, 2016 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Bryan Thomas/Getty Images)(Bryan Thomas/Getty Images)

Barista: "Working as a barista will hone your skills at making the perfect cup," Localwise noted. If you can hack the early morning shifts, it also gives you a chance to become a coffee snob.

Juice/smoothie shop cashier: "The only thing you need to know going into this job is how not to stick your hand into a blender," Localwise joked. There is also a little math involved, so overall this job is great for teens looking for money-handling experience or who are interested in non-greasey fast food work.

Lifeguard: Localwise considers this job as "close to Super Hero as it gets." While lifeguard jobs can involve winter hours at health clubs and indoor pools, they're more likely to be available in the warm months. Check into water parks too. Be sure to find out where you'll get your CPR training and lifeguard certification - and who pays for it.

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland speaks to his new caddie Harry Diamond during a preview day of the World Golf Championships..

Caddy: One of Localwise's "best paying jobs for teens," caddies can make $50 to $100 in a day, sometimes in cash, and you can choose your own hours. You do need to know your way around a golf course and be able to walk and lift equipment, though. 

Product merchandiser: Teens can flourish on the sales floor of a shop, restocking, taking inventory and styling display mannequins. Expect to make around $12.50 per hour in this position, according to Localwise.

Car wash attendant: Money Crashers highly recommended working at a car wash for students who like to stay busy at work, like to have a shiny car themselves (since they can probably get washing services free) and would appreciate the occasional tip in adddition to minimum wage.

For the fit teen who needs a flexible schedule, Money Crashers recommends a side hustle as a residential packer and mover.(Contributed by Money Crashers/For the AJC)

Packing and moving services: If you like to stay active and are organized, look into working for a bonded and insured moving company as an assistant for packing and moving personal possessions.

Photo scanner and archivist: Teens whose schedules are chock-full of activities and high-pressure homework can still take on work if they concentrate on side hustles instead of employer-based schedules, according to Money Crashers. One good idea scanning and archiving documents and photos. "No one has the time to tackle this time-consuming task," Money Crashers noted. 

How to help your teen get a job

It's a good idea for parents to stay involved in the job-seeking process, according to Readers Digest Canada. They recommended these steps:
  • Keep the resume current. Get a jump on other summer job seekers by polishing resumes as soon as kids decide they want employment. Check with your child's high school, community job centers and job-seeking websites for help. Review the job history section yourself, reminding your child of any assets, awards or experience she may have neglected to include. "We look for sports, drama, yearbook - anything that shows the applicant doesn't just watch TV," Jim Shaw, franchise owner of 11 Tim Horton's restaurants in Nova Scotia, told the magazine.
  • Brainstorm references. Be ready to provide reference letters from teachers, coaches, baby-sitting clients, your minister or a family friend.
  • Practice the interview. Pretend you're the employer asking questions. For a real confidence boost, have your teen write down and rehearse answers. Keep in mind that employers are mostly looking for enthusiasm from teen employees. 
  • Pound the pavement. Teenagers need to be on the lookout for "Help Wanted" signs, but they can also approach businesses that appeal to them but aren't hiring at the moment. The student who checks in every now and then is the one who will come to mind when that business finally has an opening.


VR leader Marxent expands Kettering location

Published: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 12:43 PM

A Marxent photo of the company’s team in their offices in Miami Valley Research Park. CONTRIBUTED
A Marxent photo of the company’s team in their offices in Miami Valley Research Park. CONTRIBUTED

Marxent, a leader in virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technologies and capabilities, is expanding its Kettering offices by nearly 5,000 square feet.

Marxent Labs LLC struck a lease agreement in the fourth quarter of 2017 to expand its offices at 3100 Research Blvd. by 4,947 square feet, according to a recent Dayton market real estate report from Cushman and Wakefield.

The company has about 80 employees in Kettering, said Beck Besecker, Marxent founder and chief executive.

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”We’re doing well,” Besecker said in a phone interview Tuesday. “We’re getting ready to expand with a bunch of customers and add new people. We’re starting to go after it here.”

“The net of it is, we’re in a good market between AR and VR,” he added. “Retail is in the midst of trying to change and become much more of a service, much more experiential and so forth. So we’re in a pretty good spot.”

Recent JobsOhio metrics show that the company received a $1.5 million growth fund loan from the state. JobsOhio is the state’s private development arm. 

The company designs and deploys VR and AR technology for customers. For example, last year, Toll Brothers Inc., a Horsham, Pa.-based home builder, said it was piloting a tool to allow home buyers to use Marxent-designed VR to “see” proposed design selections in homes and to make changes in what they see.

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Based in the Miami Valley Research Park in Kettering, Marxent attracted $10 million in Series B investor funding for its work in 2016. Its investors have included Quicken Loans founder and Cleveland Cavaliers majority owner Dan Gilbert.

The company has been growing fairly steadily. In 2015, Marxent more than doubled its workforce, expanding to about 50 developers, 3-D artists and designers.

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Marxent, founded in 2011, also has offices in Tampa, Fla. and Detroit.

Mary B's frozen biscuits recalled due to listeria concerns

Published: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 3:06 AM

Mary B's frozen biscuits. (Credit:
Mary B's frozen biscuits. (Credit:

Be sure to check your freezer because there’s a new recall on frozen biscuits that were sold in nearly two dozen states.

>> Biscuits recalled over listeria concern

Hom/Ade Foods is recalling Mary B’s brand biscuits due to listeria concerns. The biscuits were sold in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Wisconsin and West Virginia.

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Company officials said the problem was discovered in a product sampling conducted by an outside company that manufactured the product.

Listeria can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, elderly people and others with weakened immune systems.

The Mary B’s products affected are frozen bagged biscuits. All have “Best If Used By" dates before Sept. 23, 2018, and with the letter “M” immediately after the date.

Mary B's recall. (Credit:

UPC codes affected by the recall:

  • 2059300015 MARY B’S BUTTERMILK BISCUITS 26.4OZ 12 / 2.2OZ
  • 2059300018 MARY B’S SOUTHERNMADE BISCUITS 26.4OZ 12 / 2.2OZ
  • 2059300022 MARY B’s BUTTERMILK TEA BISCUITS 24OZ 24 / 1OZ
  • 2059300028 MARY B’S THIN BUTTERMILK BISCUITS 28.6OZ 22 / 1.3OZ
  • 3059320583 MARY B’S 3.5 OZ JUMBO BUTTERMILK 144CT BULK BISCUITS 144 / 3.5OZ

Customers are urged to return affected products to the store for a full refund.

Read more here.

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