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Published: Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 10:10 AM
— A new, locally based meal delivery service for pets?
Vandalia-based Ahler’s Catering and Nutritional Services — part of Demetrius of Forty Churches LLC — has announced that it will offer a pet meals program for clients in the Dayton and Springfield areas.
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Ahler’s Catering has been delivering meal kits for Ohio residents, delivering more than 500,000 meals yearly for clients of Buckeye, Catholic Social Services, Comcare, Molina, Passport and Waiver, the business said in an announcement.
The “Ahler’s Angel Pet Meals” program began enrolling client pets in October and made its first deliveries of dry dog food, in 35-pound packages, and dry cat food, in 18-pound packages, in mid-November, the business said.
Deliveries are planned on 60-day intervals, the company said.
“We offer our clients an enormous variety of dietitian-approved meals with full choice each time they order,” proprietor Jim Harvey said in his announcement. “The goal of variety and choice is to be sure that our clients are receiving food that they want to eat.”
Studies show that sometimes seniors with pets may sacrifice their own food to feed those pets, Harvey said.
Harvey acknowledges that the idea is not new.
In general, meal kit delivery services as an overall industry has grown to $5 billion in sales, as reported in a July 2017 report, Meal Kits Delivery Services in the U.S., 2nd Edition.
The list of players in the industry include Campbell Soup, Kroger, Martha Stewart, Peapod, Publix, Tyson — and of course, Amazon.
Last year, a Cincinnati pet foods business announced it would branch out into the Dayton area.
Pet Wants Dayton, an extension of Pet Wants Co., said last year it would start delivering Ohio-produced pet food to Dayton-area homes.
“We feel if we can help even in a small way to provide a high quality pet food to nourish our customers’ best friends, then they may be blessed to have them in their lives longer, living a healthy life through proper pet nutrition,” Harvey said.
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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