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Warren County retirement community launches new identity

Published: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 @ 3:38 PM


            Otterbein announced a new name, brand and logo.
Otterbein announced a new name, brand and logo.

A Warren County-based retirement community organization has a new name.

The organization, formerly known as Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choices, announced today the launch of a new ministry-wide brand identity, logo and name, Otterbein SeniorLife.

The new logo and website represent all Otterbein ministries and locations, including Otterbein Franklin, affiliated with Otterbein in October 2017, according to a press release issued on Wednesday.

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“Otterbein had two goals in mind in creating the new name and logo. The first was to refresh and modernize the ministry name and logo to a more contemporary design in line with growth and innovations happening in the organization. The second was to eliminate the color coding, previously used to represent the differences in the Otterbein ministries, and establish a single name, and image to clearly represent one-unified Otterbein and the integration of all Otterbein ministries,” according to the release.

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Otterbein said it chose to represent the faith-based organization with a prominent cross as the intersecting point of the traditional infinity symbol in its logo.

“The infinity symbol illustrates the limitless choices available in our lives, and the unlimited potential for continual growth and quality of care and service to the seniors and their families that Otterbein is pleased to provide,” according to the press release.

“We have grown significantly over the last several years and wanted a fresh new look to bond existing ministries and represent Otterbein in new markets,” said Jill Wilson, president and CEO of Otterbein SeniorLife. “I love the symbolism of the new logo - depicting the variety of opportunities one may encounter every day, each grounded in faith and ministry.”

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Otterbein is a 106-year-old, faith-based, not-for-profit ministry. This year, construction is expected to begin on Union Village, a planned community on the 1,400-acres on Ohio 741 where the retirement campus is located.

Also Warren County has begun construction of the Warren County Sports Park at Union Village.

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NEW DETAILS: Columbus firm could take reins of downtown Dayton project

Published: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 11:30 AM

The Fire Blocks District is centered around the 100 block of East Third Street. CORNELIUS FROLIK / STAFF
The Fire Blocks District is centered around the 100 block of East Third Street. CORNELIUS FROLIK / STAFF

A Columbus-based company is looking at taking over a project to redevelop of the Fire Blocks District in downtown Dayton, which faces a key deadline this month related to state tax incentives.

Dayton’s city manager and other sources have confirmed with the Dayton Daily News that the Windsor Companies is interested in the project.

Scott Gibson, CEO of the Ellway Group, confirmed there is a group attracted to the project, but declined to identify them.

The Ellway Group owns many buildings in the Fire Blocks District, which is centered around the 100 block of East Third Street.

RELATED: Dayton Fire Blocks District could get new developer

Windsor Companies was behind the renovation of the Vetro Lofts in Italian Village in Columbus.

Windsor bought the building in 2013 in a court auction for $4.3 million and converted its apartments into 35 luxury condos, which are very modern and sleek, according to the Columbus Dispatch.

Units are selling for more than $300,000. The Dispatch identified Alex Dorsey as the principal of Windsor.

In 2013, Windsor purchased a vacant senior housing complex in Hilliard for about $8.3 million, not including the costs of a negotiated settlement with bond investors, according to Columbus Monthly.

The Dayton Daily News has contacted the company and will update the story with its responses.

RELATED: Dayton’s Fire Blocks faces deadline, could lose $4.5M in funds

Time is running out for a project to rehab two of the Fire Blocks buildings: the David (or Huffman Block) building and the Elks building.

In 2016, Ellway Group was awarded about $4.5 million in state historic tax credits to rehab the structures.

But earlier this year, the state told the developers that the project had not made sufficient progress. The state gave developers until the end of this month to prove the project has financing or return the tax credits.

Last week, Downtown Dayton Partnership Executive Director Sandy Gudorf said the Fire Blocks redevelopment plan was being restructured and a new developer was at the table.

Though she declined to identify the company, she said they have the capacity and vision to get the project completed.

CityWide president Brian Heitkamp also confirmed last week that the Fire Blocks project could get “new blood.”

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Construction begins on hotel near Rose Music Center

Published: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 11:05 AM

This rendering shows a typical Tru by Hilton hotel. CONTRIBUTED
This rendering shows a typical Tru by Hilton hotel. CONTRIBUTED

Early construction has begun on a new hotel near the Rose Music Center at The Heights in Huber Heights.

Footers and cement work are in place, said Donnie Jones, Huber Heights assistant city manager.

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“I think all the ground work is either finished or underway,” Jones said Monday.

A building permit filed with the city of Huber Heights gives the value of the project as $6 million and identifies the contractor as Alpha Construction. The address is 7000 Executive Blvd.

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The hotel will be branded Tru by Hilton. The concept involves smaller, efficiently designed rooms with larger lobbies, approaching 3,000 square feet, offering room for work and games.

Hilton describes Tru as “a brand-new hotel experience from Hilton that’s vibrant, affordable and young-at-heart.”

The site’s developer, LAXMI Hospitality LLC, will construct a multi-story hotel with 88 to 100 rooms, City Manager Rob Schommer told this news outlet last month.

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Did Kroger make the list? America’s top 13 favorite grocery stores

Published: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 11:24 AM

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Some grocery chain have shoppers who are majorly loyal to their stores.

Marketforce surveyed nearly 13,000 U.S. consumers, and asked them about their grocery shopping habits including brand preference, customer experience and brand awareness. About 48 percent of customers were very satisfied with their customer experience during their last grocery visit, according to the survey.

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So, what brands rank highest for customer loyalty? These stores came out on top:

1. Publix Super Markets

2. Wegmans

3. Trader Joe’s Market

4. H-E-B

5. ALDI

6. Harris Teeter

7. Hy-vee Food Stores

8. Costco

9. WinCo Foods

10. While Foods Market

11. Fry’s

12. Kroger

13. Target

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Frisch’s to bring back Coca-Cola at all restaurants

Published: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 10:10 AM

FILE
Staff Writer
FILE(Staff Writer)

It’s back.

Frisch’s is bringing back Coca-Cola drink products to its restaurants. Frisch’s CEO Jason Vaughn announced on Monday morning that the chain will switch back to Coke products.

Frisch’s switched to Pepsi in 2013, and fans criticized the move after the restaurant’s 50-year partnership with Coke. Coca-Cola is expected to come back to restaurants in September 2018, Vaughn said.

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