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Foundation announces $26.4M in grants in past six months

Published: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 11:37 AM

The Crayons to Classrooms non-profit was among the organizations that have benefited from Dayton Foundation-managed grants in recent months. Here, Saville Elementary School 2nd grade teacher, Amanda Gant, left and her assistant, Bridget Boyce shop for classroom material at Crayons to Classrooms in this 2010 photo. FILE.
The Crayons to Classrooms non-profit was among the organizations that have benefited from Dayton Foundation-managed grants in recent months. Here, Saville Elementary School 2nd grade teacher, Amanda Gant, left and her assistant, Bridget Boyce shop for classroom material at Crayons to Classrooms in this 2010 photo. FILE.

In the past six months, Dayton Foundation fund holders awarded 10,515 grants totaling $26.4 million to not-for-profit organizations locally and beyond.

That’s a seven percent increase compared to the same period last year, the foundation said in an announcement Tuesday.

Grant awards amounting to $398,250 were made in the areas of arts and culture, health, education, human services, philanthropy and other community-building endeavors, the foundation said.

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Discretionary grants totaling $357,500 were awarded to an array of organizations, including $75,000 to the Greater Dayton Union Cooperative to assist in building a new cooperative grocery store in a designated food desert area, the foundation said.

Other recent grants have included:

CityWide Neighborhood Development Corp., $25,000, to help fund the final phase of the Lakeside Lake restoration project.

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Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc., $50,000.

Agape for Youth, Inc., $7,000.

Girl Scouts of Western Ohio, $22,000.

Omega Community Development Corp., $75,000, toward building a center that will host poverty reduction programs.

Partners in Hope, Inc., $25,000, to help build a new facility to expand relief, education and development services for families in need.

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The foundation’s “Greenlight Grants” program is aimed at organizations seeking “quick, small grants for special projects, program expansions, capital improvements or capacity building,” the foundation said. Those grants went to the Crayons to Classrooms organization, the Beavercreek Wetlands Association, Daybreak and others.

The Dayton Foundation is the regional community foundation for the Dayton area. Since its establishment in 1921, the foundation has managed more than 3,500 charitable funds that have provided more than $867 million in grants to nonprofits locally and nationwide.

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5 amazing flight deals we found at local airports for summer travel

Published: Monday, May 21, 2018 @ 8:16 AM

Ready for a vacation? Follow Clark Howard's method to find the best fares!

It’s time to book your next vacation.

Discount airlines flooded regional airports with cheap, new flights to destinations across the world. WOWair, Frontier Airlines and Allegiant Air added new flights in Columbus, Cincinnati and Dayton — lowering airfare for eager travelers in the region. There are plenty of cheap flight options to take advantage of this summer.

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Here are five of the best flight deals this news organization found at local airports:

1. Head to the beach from Dayton 

The ocean is calling. Book a ticket from the Dayton International Airpot to Punta Gorda Airport in Florida for a week-long beach vacation. From Monday, June 18 to Monday, June 25, travelers can pay as letter as $185 round-trip for a ticket on Allegiant Air. Allegiant flights to Punta Gorda are available on Mondays and Fridays.

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2. Jet off to Iceland for less than $300

It’s cheaper than ever to hitch a flight overseas from a local airport. Icelandic discount airline WOW air introduced service at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport earlier this month. Leave the Cincinnati airport on July 4 at 12:50 a.m. Your WOW basic ticket to Reykjavik, Iceland will cost you $109.99. You’ll leave Iceland on Wednesday, July 25. Your ticket home will cost you $159.99. You spend a total of $270 on your roundtrip travel.

3. Spend some time in the Lone Star State 

Frontier is offering one-way fare to Austin, Texas from Columbus for as low as $59 if you purchase the tickets by May 31. The deal is valid on tickets for Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Frontier offers best deals on their website every week.

4. Bon voyage! Paris is waiting for you 

You can actually afford international travel if you look for the right deals. Head off to Paris from Cincinnati with WOW air. You can leave July 30 and return Aug. 13. Your roundtrip fare could be as cheap as $610. WOW air fare varies by date so make sure to shop around to get the best deal.

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5. Go to Myrtle Beach for less than $100 

Fly from the Dayton International Airport to Myrtle Beach for as low as $100 roundtrip in July. Allegiant serves several cities from Dayton including: Daytona Beach, Orlando and Tampa, among others.

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Moraine company sold to international firm

Published: Monday, May 21, 2018 @ 10:49 AM


            Aaron King, front, works with the three person team from Weiler Welding on the initial CO2 tank installation at Caddy s Tap House in Beavercreek. The other members of the team are Jeff Ungerecht, back left, and Michael Butler, back right. KAITLIN SCHROEDER/STAFF
Aaron King, front, works with the three person team from Weiler Welding on the initial CO2 tank installation at Caddy s Tap House in Beavercreek. The other members of the team are Jeff Ungerecht, back left, and Michael Butler, back right. KAITLIN SCHROEDER/STAFF

A Moraine-based gas distributor with about 70 employees is now part of a national firm.

Airgas, which has about 18,000 employees at 1,100 locations, said in a statement that it acquired Weiler Welding Co. earlier this month.

Weiler Welding has six locations, including its Moraine office, and services Southwestern Ohio and Southwestern Indiana.

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Weiler Welding Company is a full-service industrial gas, beverage gas and welding supply business.

The Dayton Daily News previously reported that Weiler Welding, a third-generation company that dates back to 1920, had been expanding its beverage gas business line that caters to restaurants, bars and the craft beer industry.

Airgas, a subsidiary of Paris-based Air Liquide, stated that Weiler Welding is the company’s 500th acquisition since it was founded in 1982.

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“We are very happy to welcome ​Weiler Welding Company’s employees to Air Liquide and look forward to continuing to provide excellent service to our new customers,” stated Pascal Vinet, Airgas chief executive.

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CareSource, DPS, Fuyao recruiting at Dayton job fair

Published: Monday, May 21, 2018 @ 10:46 AM


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Two dozen employers will be recruiting in Dayton this week.

Job seekers can attend the career fair, hosted by CareSource Life Services, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 24 at Central State University–Dayton 840 Germantown St., Dayton.

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Attendees should bring copies of their resume. Some employers will be interviewing on site.

Some of the employers that will be at the job fair include:

Barry Staff

Cabela’s

CareSource

Comfort Keepers

Dayton Public Schools

DHL Supply Chain

Fuyao Glass America

Goodwill Easter Seals

Miami Valley Works

The Greentree Group

Home Instead Senior Care

I-Supply

Mini University

Securitas Security Services

Spectrum

Schwan’s

Mama Rosa’s LLC

Teleperformance USA

Speedway LLC

Walgreens

Wings of Love Services

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Cornerstone of Centerville restaurant sold

Published: Monday, May 21, 2018 @ 9:41 AM

Core Life Eatery offers vegan-friendly, “clean-eating” options. The idea is to create your own bowls of grains and vegetables. FILE
Core Life Eatery offers vegan-friendly, “clean-eating” options. The idea is to create your own bowls of grains and vegetables. FILE

The new Core Life Eatery in Sugarcreek Twp. sold earlier this month for $1.9 million, Greene County property records show.

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The buyers are Jimmy and Jennifer Baker, co-trustees of the Jimmy L. Baker and Jennifer L. Baker Joint Revocable Living Trust, records show. The sale was recorded May 7.

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The property at 5201 Cornerstone North Blvd., in the Cornerstone of Centerville, development opened in November.

The 3,600-square-foot freestanding restaurant was the first Dayton-area location for the vegan-friendly, fast-casual restaurant chain that offers what it calls “clean-eating” options. It is located off Wilmington Pike adjacent to Costco Wholesale and Shoppes III at Cornerstone.

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The CoreLife Eatery opened with about 45 employees.

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