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Published: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 @ 11:00 AM
Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 @ 11:00 AM
None — Creating new jobs can be challenging. However, Clayton-based VAP Packaging Management found a way utilizing a program called Project Hire from Ohio Means Jobs Montgomery County. Project Hire, a funded On-the-Job Training program, provides up to $8,000 per employee in funds to the employer for individualized occupational skills training for qualified applicants.
Since utilizing the program, VAP has hired employees in positions spanning from assemblers, machine operators, human resource representatives and CAD designers. The company has even seen employees come through the program and earn promotions within their organization.
"We've had over a dozen employees hired," said VAP Master Bean Counter (Controller) Tim Goodwin, "and we look forward to using this program as our company continues to grow."
In addition to the benefits for employers, it has also changed the lives of those who now have a job, in part because of Project Hire.
"I couldn't find a position in my field," said forklift driver Ronnie Manuel, Sr. "I was a dislocated worker in the printing industry and the program gave me the skill set I needed to continue work in another field. That was a great incentive for me."
"We've been able to reallocate some expenses and invest it into our employees," Goodwin said.
Damian Clement, an assembler at VAP, praised the Project Hire program and VAP for providing him with the tools necessary to grow into his new career. After losing his job as a personal trainer, Clement was out of work for five months until being offered a position with VAP.
"They made me feel comfortable and treated me like family--like they had known me for years," Clement said. From my first day (at VAP) I've felt comfortable."
VAP Packaging Management specializes in delivering custom packaging solutions for products of all shapes and sizes. The company also provides inventory management services.
Published: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 10:13 AM
MIAMI TWP. — A Lyft driver who found a cell phone loaded with child pornography in his vehicle after dropping off a client helped police make an arrest, according to court documents.
Marvin Hemphill, 27, of Valdosta, Georgia, was arrested Jan. 6 at the Staybridge Suites at Austin Landing and was indicted Wednesday on 24 charges connected to child pornography, according to court records.
According to court documents, Hemphill left his cell phone in the Lyft driver’s vehicle after receiving a ride from a Beavercreek restaurant where he worked.
The driver looked at the phone, attempting to determine the owner, and noticed the child pornography and alerted officers, court documents showed.
Police were able to link the phone to Hemphill, who allowed police to search it, and multiple child porn videos were found, the documents read.
Hemphill admitted to police that he knew he had the child porn on the phone and knew the people in the videos were juveniles, court records showed.
Published: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 8:00 AM
Updated: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 9:56 AM
— We know you’ve been waiting.
After thousands of nominations, even more votes, and careful tallying, winners of the Dayton.com Best of 2017 poll were announced at 8 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 18.
With more than 100 categories, you’ll find winners from Best Burger and Best Pizza to Best Happy Hour and Best Bar Bathroom.
Published: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 12:47 AM
Updated: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 6:31 AM
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Published: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 6:27 AM
DAYTON — Premier Health announced Wednesday it will cease operations at Good Samaritan Hospital by the end of the year.
About 1,600 jobs will be moved to other positions within the company, and satellite locations in Englewood and Huber Heights will stay open.
Major services will be moved to Miami Valley Hospital, with the goal of avoiding duplication of services.
Here is everything you need to know about the hospital closure: