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The Economy & Business
7:05 am
Thu January 24, 2013

City Leaders Clear Way for Dayton Racino

Dayton city officials have approved development plans for a $125 million racino on the former site of an automotive plant.

Construction is expected to begin this spring on the harness-racing track, which will include a 600-seat grandstand and 1,500 slots-like video terminals. It's being built on the site of a razed Delphi plant and is expected to open in mid-2014.

The Dayton Daily News reports that project is expected to create 1,000 jobs and another 1,000 during construction.

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Military
7:04 am
Tue January 22, 2013

Probe Finds Inappropriate Material at Wright-Patt

A recent military crackdown on inappropriate material in work spaces found dozens of instances at an Ohio Air Force Base.

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base spokesman Daryl Mayer said nothing documented was deemed obscene, but there were 224 instances of "inappropriate" materials, such as photos, calendars and magnets.

Inspectors also counted 46 instances of "unprofessional" material with posters, cartoons, documents or coins at the base near Dayton.

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The Economy & Business
8:04 am
Mon January 14, 2013

Company to Lay Foundation for Dayton Racino in April

A gaming company says it plans to start laying the foundation for a new horse racing track in southwest Ohio in April, if weather permits demolition and environmental remediation work remains on schedule.

Penn National Gaming Inc. plans to open Hollywood Slots at Dayton Raceway on the site of a shuttered auto plant. But the track still faces some obstacles.

The Dayton Daily News reports that the gaming company's applications to state commissions to relocate Raceway Park from Toledo to Dayton and to become a video lottery sales agent are pending.

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Education
6:35 am
Mon January 14, 2013

Cedarville University Going Solar

A Miami Valley is making a big push into solar energy.

Construction should start this month at Cedarville University for a solar array of more than 2,000 kilowatts. Power should flow in April.

The school says the energy will be enough for 250 homes, besides bringing the environmental benefits of using solar power.

The Dayton Daily News reports that Cedarville has made solar technology part of its curriculum for years. The Christian-based school has some 3,400 students.
 
   
 

Education
7:04 am
Tue January 8, 2013

Two Local School Districts Facing State Fiscal Oversight

The Ohio Department of Education notified the Fairborn City School District yesterday that it will be placed in "a state of fiscal caution" next week and the Huber Heights City School District is also facing a similar designation.  It would mean that the districts would borrow money from the state for operations which would need to be repaid.

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