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Published: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 @ 11:56 AM
KEWASKUM, Wis. — A Wisconsin Dairy Queen owner is defending a sign he placed at his restaurant that is generating controversy.
The sign at the Dairy Queen in Kewaskum says, "This restaurant is politically incorrect." It warns patrons that staff may say "Merry Christmas," ''Happy Easter" and "God Bless America." The sign also lets customers know that the restaurant honors the flag and offers free sundaes to veterans on Veterans Day. "In God We Trust" is written in large letters at the bottom of the sign.
Owner Kevin Scheunemann tells WDJT that he felt the sign was "appropriate to hang in terms of being transparent about the views of the owner and staff supporting God and country."
A customer who was offended took a photo of the sign and posted it on Facebook, where it has generated a heated discussion.
Published: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 11:51 AM
— Ohio’s first Legoland Discovery Center is looking for 40 full-time and part-time employees in a July hiring push.
Open interviews at the indoor playground’s job fair will be July 13 to 15. The company is looking for experience in food and beverage, retail, admissions and custodial roles, according to a release.
Legoland will open Sept. 21 at the Easton Town Center in Columbus.
Applicants can visit Legoland Discovery Center offices at 3991 Worth Ave., Columbus, from noon to 6 p.m. July 13, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 14 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 15.
The 36,000-square foot facility is located in Easton’s current Station Building, next to the AMC movie theater. Easton is already home to a Lego store in the town center’s north district
The Discovery Center will have a range of Lego play areas including two interactive rides, master classes, special party rooms for celebrations and a cinema, according to Easton Town Center. The Discovery Center will also include a Miniland, which will reflect the iconic buildings of the Columbus area.
Those looking to work for the company are encouraged to apply in advance on the Columbus Legoland website .
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Published: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 9:38 AM
Dayton — Fifth Third Bancorp is cutting jobs in the region, bank officials are telling the media.
The company is not discussing the number of employee layoffs or how many are happening in the Dayton area.
No notice of layoffs appeared on the state’s “WARN” (Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notice Act) notice board as of early Friday. Typically, larger companies that lay off 50 or more employees within 30 days are required by law file a WARN notice with the state’s Department of Job and Family Services.
A Fifth Third spokesman said Friday the bank needs to make “adjustments when there is not a good match-up between staffing, market demand and the operating environment.”
“Fifth Third has long had an approach of managing staff carefully and making ongoing adjustments,” Fifth Third spokesman Larry Magnesen said in an email. “That has helped avoid large, broad-based reductions.”
The Cincinnati-based company is still hiring for certain critical skills, and has about 1,122 open positions. More than 500 of those openings are posted on our a Fifth Third recruiting web site.
“It’s worth noting that the bank’s total employment in greater Cincinnati of about 7,500 employees is up by 800 over the last five years or so (since year-end 2013),” Magnesen said.
He added: “Clearly, staffing adjustments increase efficiency. That is a priority of the bank in order to invest in the capabilities in terms of expertise and technology to address our customers’ evolving needs.”
Fifth Third met its goal of closing some 105 branches by June 2016, Greg Carmichael, the bank’s president and chief executive, told this news outlet in August 2016.
At the time, the bank had 47 branches and about 700 employees in the Dayton market.
Published: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 11:38 AM
Good Samaritan North Health Center will be renamed Miami Valley Hospital North.
The Englewood health center and other sites with the Good Samaritan name will change names on July 23 to Miami Valley Hospital.
With the Good Samaritan Hospital’s main campus in Dayton set to close this year, the names are switching to reflect the the main hospital the branch locations are under.
The center that will soon be called Miami Valley Hospital North is also adding 46 inpatient beds. The site is also adding joint and spine care and a cardiac catheterization lab to open this fall.
“In addition to all the services currently offered at Good Samaritan North Health Center, a more comprehensive array of services will be offered at Miami Valley Hospital North,” Mike Maiberger, president of Miami Valley Hospital, said in a statement.
The center now has about 140 physicians and services like an ER, imaging and diagnostics, physical therapy and rehabilitation services, breast center, cancer center, sports medicine and an outpatient ambulatory surgery center.
Premier Health announced earlier this it would close down Good Samaritan Hospital, moving 1,600 jobs out of northwest Dayton.
Published: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 8:57 AM
— La Piñata Mexican Grill & Bar has plans to build a new standalone restaurant in Centerville.
The restaurant has submitted plans to build the restaurant at the intersection of Sheehan Road and Ohio 48 at the site of a former Coldwell Banker location.
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La Piñata has a location just a block away at 1069 S Main St. in the same shopping center as the Kroger Marketplace. City officials said that restaurant will be closed when the new building is built.
Plans show the new restaurant will have an outside patio that will seat 36 and the inside will seat 127. It will also include a new “tequila bar” and will have enough space so that on busy days workers aren’t “trying to play Tetris” to get around the restaurant, said co-owner of the family business Javier Mata.
The new location should open by the end of the year at the latest, said Mata. Mata expects the restaurant will need to close for around three days to make the move.
Coldwell Banker Heritage opened a new modern office at 8534 Yankee St. that it renamed it Coldwell Banker at Yankee Centre.
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