A chicken farm. Chickens advertised as "cage free" may still be kept in cramped warehouses.
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A California-based lawsuit against Kroger could become a class action including shoppers in Ohio. The dispute is over truth in packaging for Kroger’s line of chicken products known as Simple Truth chicken. Simple Truth is on Kroger shelves in green-themed packaging that says the chicken is cage-free and raised in a humane environment.
Dayton Metro Library Executive Director Tim Kambitsch is excited about the new library facilities to be funded by a voter-approved bond.
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The Dayton Metro Library system begins construction this spring on the first part of a major reorganization. The library board meets Wednesday to finalize the contract for the first of those projects, the E.C. Doren branch in Old North Dayton, and by 2017, neighborhoods all over Dayton will see smaller, older branches close or get renovated—and some big new libraries open up.
Springfield residents turn out at zoning board meeting against proposed recycling center.
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Springfield's Board of Zoning Appeals voted unanimously Wednesday night against approving a conditional use permit to the developers of a proposed state-of-the-art $2.5 million recycling center and solid waste transfer station that was to be located on Springfield's south side.
The project has been opposed by many residents in the area. Several residents from the predominately African-American Southgate neighborhood voiced concern over how increased traffic, noise and odor would lower the value of their properties.
Carl Ruby is advocating for making Springfield an immigrant-friendly city.
Immigration reform might be dead in Washington for now, but some local advocates are still on the case. One of those is long-time conservative activist and teacher Carl Ruby. He’s part of a new initiative called Welcome Springfield—a takeoff on Welcome Dayton—to work on making Springfield a more appealing place for immigrants.