2 local Cub Foods stores closing

Published: Thursday, July 26, 2012 @ 7:42 PM
Updated: Friday, July 27, 2012 @ 11:13 AM

Two Cub Foods stores in Dayton’s south suburbs will close on Sept. 30, their Beavercreek-based owner announced Thursday. A total of 130 people will lose their jobs.

Lofino’s Food Stores Inc. plans to close the Dayton Mall Cub Foods, 8245 Springboro Pike, in Miamisburg, and the Sugarcreek Cub Foods, 6314 Wilmington Pike, in Sugarcreek Township.

“While we have attempted to operate efficiently and with profitability, the continued decline in general business conditions has been too great to overcome,” Lofino’s Human Resources Director Darryl McGill wrote in a letter sent to affected employees.

The letter indicated that the company has warned employees of the potential for closures since 2010.

A total of 63 employees at the Miamisburg store will be affected, plus 58 more at the Sugarcreek store and nine at the company’s support center, 3255 Seajay Drive in Beavercreek. Most of the eliminated jobs, 101, are hourly, both full and part time. The rest are salaried positions.

Nicole D’Amico of Miami Township said she used to shop at the Miamisburg Cub Foods often, but stopped because the store doesn’t offer organic options carried by other retailers.

“Everybody is going green. They don’t have the organic products,” she said outside the Miamisburg location Thursday night. “They don’t have what DLM has, they don’t have what Kroger Marketplace has, they don’t have what Health Foods Unlimited has.

“Now you’ve got the Earth Fare over there. I mean, they’ve just kind of been pushed out.”

Other Lofino’s properties, including the Cub Foods at 5495 Salem Ave. in Trotwood, several local Save-A-Lot stores and the Lofino’s Marketplace in Beavercreek, are not affected by the closings.

Michael Lucking, Trotwood city manager, said he’s pleased that the Trotwood Cub Foods store will remain open.

“They have a very strong retail presence in the Trotwood community,” Lucking said. “They’ve done good business in Trotwood and they’re a valued marketplace.”

A “Question & Answer” bulletin for employees attached to Thursday’s letter cited “competitive challenges in the retail grocery industry,” as a reason for the closings.

“The Company has incurred severe financial losses over the last several years,” the bulletin states.

Lofino’s also notified the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services of the closing, in accordance with the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act. The law requires certain employers to give at least 60 days notice of layoffs or facility closings.

Some employees whose jobs will be impacted are members of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 75. Union representatives could not be reached for comment Thursday night.

Snake in bathroom saves woman from bedroom attacker

Published: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 @ 7:06 PM
Updated: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 @ 7:06 PM

A Florida woman is crediting a snake in her home with saving her from a sexual assault last week.

Police said the Lee County woman called deputies when she found the reptile in her bathroom, minutes before a man broke into her house, grabbed her and demanded sex, according to media reports

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Malcolm Porter, 28, allegedly sneaked up on the victim, choked her, then demanded she get condoms from another room. Once free, the woman fled from her home where deputies, who responded to the snake call, were waiting outside. 

Porter was arrested and is jailed without bond on charges of battery by strangulation.

The victim told police she knew the man and that he “may have been high" on drugs, local media reported. 

One of the victim's neighbors called the snake encounter "a blessing in disguise."

"The snake played a role in saving her," the neighbor said.

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Toddler may have frozen to death after wandering out in middle of night

Published: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 @ 2:03 PM
Updated: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 @ 2:03 PM

North Carolina authorities are trying to determine what happened after a toddler was found dead outside a home early Wednesday morning in Burke County.

Police said they were called to the home around 7:45 a.m. and found a 3-year-old boy dead on the porch.

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Authorities said that someone driving by the house spotted the child and called 911.

Investigators think the boy, who had turned three the day before, wandered outside sometime during the night and died after being exposed to the freezing conditions for too long.

Wind-chill values in the High Country were below zero overnight.

Deputies said when they got to the home the front door was open and the mother was still asleep inside, unaware her son had gotten outside.

The name of the child has not been released and deputies closed the road near the home for hours while they and the Department of Social Services investigated.

Nike’s new hijab sparks backlash, #BoycottNike amid some Muslim support

Published: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 @ 3:46 PM
Updated: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 @ 3:46 PM


            Figure skater Zahra Lari from the United Arab Emirates wears Nike's new hijab for Muslim female athletes, which the sports apparel company recently unveiled. Now there's a backlash against Nike, accusing it of contributing to the

Nike announced last week it will release its first product directed at Muslim female athletes, the Pro Hijab. And since the unveiling, the company has received its share of backlash from the public.

Social media users have criticized the company for supporting the “oppression of women,” prompting tweets of dissent with the hashtag #BoycottNike.

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But many Muslim women, including weight lifter Amna Al Haddad, the brand’s target audience for its Pro Hijab, applauded the company for its new product, which was developed with the help of hijab-wearing athletes.

“In the past, the big brands didn’t see the need or market for it as it was not ‘popular’ and it was unheard of to see women train, exercise and compete in hijab,” Haddad shared on Instagram.

Others responded to the polarizing criticism of the Pro Hijab, writing that for them, wearing the hijab is not oppression, but a choice.


Users are also sharing a video by Hanna Yusuf of The Guardian, in which the Muslim feminist addressed critics of the hijab and said that wearing hers is a feminist statement. 

“In a world where a woman’s value is often reduced to her sexual allure, what could be more empowering than rejecting that notion?” she said.

But, Yusuf said, her concern with the hijab being unfairly portrayed as oppression is not a denial of the fact that some women are forced to wear it in some parts of the world.

According to a press release obtained by Fortune.com, the Nike Pro Hijab is expected to cost $35, and is similar to its other Nike Pro products: “inconspicuous, almost like a second skin.”

The move followed Nike’s viral campaign called "What Will They Say About You?" — a digital ad targeted at women in the Arab world, featuring female athletes such as figure skater Zahra Lari of the United Arab Emirates and boxer Arifa Bseiso from Jordan.

Nike’s Pro Hijab will be on sale in Spring 2018.


Sheriff uses game show-style ‘Wheel of Fugitives’ to catch criminals

Published: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 @ 1:41 PM
Updated: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 @ 1:41 PM


            A sheriff in Florida is using an unusal new weapon to catch criminals and says it's a success. A game show-style 'Wheel of Fugitives' is recorded and posted to Facebook every week.
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The Brevard County Sheriff’s office in central Florida is putting an unusual spin on the agency’s search for wanted criminals.

Using a game modeled on the big wheel in the long-running game show “Wheel of Fortune,” the office posts Facebook videos of its own version of the game called “Wheel of Fugitives.”

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“It’s time for ‘Wheel of Fugitives,’ the game that fugitives hate and citizens love,” the department posted on its Facebook page to alert users that the game is about to begin.

Sheriff Wayne Ivey, the game’s version of Pat Sajak, said during interviews on the unusual law enforcement tool that officers have been using the game for the past 18 months to find and arrest many fugitives.

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“When we put someone up on the ‘Wheel of Fugitive,’ our citizens start sending us messages and contacting us right away,” Ivey said in an interview with CBS News.

Here’s how it works. Ivey spins a wheel with the pictures of 10 wanted criminals attached to it. Whichever photo the wheel lands on is declared the unlucky “winner” and is the person the department will search for with help from all the Facebook users who watch the video.

Ivey said the game has helped catch dozens of wanted felons.