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Around the Miami Valley
3:16 pm
Thu February 2, 2012

Crows love hanging out in Springfield


SPRINGFIELD - Thousands of crows have been swarming around downtown Springfield for several months. It's not unusual for the birds to come to this area. That's been happening since the 1970s. 

The crows blanket the tree tops and the sky in such great numbers that at times it becomes impossible to see anything other than their impressive v-shaped formations.

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Around the Miami Valley
9:24 am
Thu February 2, 2012

Ohio Kmart Closing Will Put 52 Out of Work

If the numbers from one store are an indication, Ohio could be losing more than 300 jobs from the shutdown of six Kmart locations.

The state this week received notice from a regional Kmart executive that 52 employees will be affected by the closing of a store in Springfield in western Ohio. The retailer indicated that none of the laid-off workers will be able to transfer to jobs at other stores.

The Springfield location will close April 8.

Around the Miami Valley
10:38 am
Wed February 1, 2012

Kasich to Attend JobsOhio Session in Cincinnati

Gov. John Kasich will take part in a Cincinnati meeting of the board of the state's new private job-creation partnership.

The session this afternoon will be at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.

The governor last week announced an agreement between the state budget and commerce departments to transfer Ohio's liquor business to JobsOhio for the next 25 years. The deal is worth $1.4 billion.

The state Commerce Department is to continue to distribute and sell liquor in Ohio.

Around the Miami Valley
6:48 am
Mon January 30, 2012

Workers Hurt in Ohio Casino Collapse Recovering

A company whose workers were hurt when a floor collapsed at an Ohio casino construction site says it's ready to resume work when investigators decide it's safe.

More than a dozen people were hurt Friday morning at the Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati site, where they were pouring a section of concrete floor. Most were treated for bumps and scrapes and released.

The president of Cincinnati-based Jostin Construction says four employees suffered orthopedic injuries. Three needed surgery.

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Around the Miami Valley
8:42 am
Tue January 24, 2012

Standard Register to Shed Jobs in Restructuring

DAYTON— Standard Register says a planned restructuring will mean the loss of about 12 percent to 15 percent of its work force over the next six to nine months.  The announcement came yesterday and the company says the restructuring should mean an estimated $45 million in annual savings.

But the moves are expected to cut expected revenues for the fourth qtr 2011 by approximately $5.5 million,and another $1.5 million in the first qtr. of 2012.

The company has about 614 Dayton workers.