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7:25 am
Wed July 13, 2011

Ohio Board Chooses Interim as State Superintendent

The Ohio Board of Education has named its interim superintendent as state superintendent, after two of the three finalists for the job stepped aside.

Stan Heffner, who was not one of the finalists, was appointed Tuesday. His selection means the board rejected remaining finalist Robert Schiller, a former state superintendent in Michigan and Illinois who works as a Florida education consultant.

Finalist Robert Sommers, Gov. John Kasich's education adviser, withdrew as a candidate in June. Reynoldsburg schools Superintendent Stephen Dackin withdrew on Sunday.

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Business & Technology
6:31 am
Wed July 13, 2011

$9 Mill Retail Building Possible Near Dayton Mall

A meeting between RG Properties and Miami Township trustees has resulted in a deal to construct a $9 million retail building at Lyons Road and Ohio 741.

Last night, founder of RG Properties, Randy Gunlock, entered into an executive session with the township officials after they discussed passing a resolution for the construction.

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Nature
12:44 pm
Tue July 12, 2011

Poor Will's Almanack: July 12 - 18, 2011

Flickr Creative Commons user greenacre8

Poor Will's Almanack for the fourth week of middle summer.

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Business & Technology
5:08 pm
Mon July 11, 2011

ITT to Acquire YSI Incorporated

ITT Corporation has announced it will acquire YSI Incorporated.

Both companies manufacture technology used for environmental water monitoring. The merger was announced in a joint statement today.

Gretchen McClain, president of ITT's Fluid and Motion Control business, says the addition of YSI will complement ITT's existing business.

Business & Technology
4:45 pm
Mon July 11, 2011

Springfield Adding Retail Buildings for Redevelopment

Springfield is adding another piece to its citywide redevelopment plans, as city commissioners have approved turning five acres of green space into two 8,400 square foot restaurant and retail buildings.

Commissioners will allow the development to take place at the site of the former Roosevelt Middle school on North Limestone Street. The new development will be called the Limestone Center and will be built by PGI Development of Powell, Ohio.

PGI will also build two office buildings behind the restaurant and retail space, which will be a combined 30,000 square feet.

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