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The Economy & Business
7:35 am
Wed January 29, 2014

Power Plant Expected To Bring Jobs To Southwest Ohio

A Florida based energy company says it plans to spend more than $500 million on a natural gas-fired power plant in southwest Ohio that could mean jobs for 400 people in the area.

NTE Energy said Tuesday that it plans to operate "one of the most efficient natural gas-fired power plants in the United States" in Middletown.

Officials say permit applications have begun. The project is expected to begin construction in 2015 and go online 2018.

The Economy & Business
7:04 am
Tue January 28, 2014

Ford To Use Rotating Shifts To Avoid Ohio Layoffs

Ford Motor Company will use rotating shifts - two weeks on, two weeks off - to avoid indefinite layoffs at its assembly plant, located west of Cleveland.

Ford said Monday that rotating shifts for 1,000 workers at its Avon Lake plant will begin in August and continue until a new product launch in 2015.

The auto maker says rotating shifts will mean most Avon Lake workers will get 74 percent to 100 percent of regular fulltime pay.

The Economy & Business
6:04 am
Tue January 28, 2014

Meijer To Build Dairy Production Plant In Tipp City

Midwest regional grocery chain Meijer plans to add a dairy production plant to its Ohio presence.

The Mich.-based company says it will put its first Ohio dairy production facility in Tipp City. Meijer already has a distribution center there.

State, regional and local officials are celebrating the plans for a plant expected to employ 103 people and mark a $100 million investment in the western Ohio community.

Meijer says it has 42 stores in Ohio.

The Economy & Business
6:00 am
Thu January 23, 2014

The Civil Rights Act And Economic Inequality: WYSO’s Lewis Wallace Looks Back With Jessie O. Gooding

Jessie O. Gooding in his home in Jefferson Township.
Credit Lewis Wallace / WYSO

This year marks the 50-year anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which outlawed race and sex discrimination in employment and public facilities.

And a lot of people are asking: what has changed?

“Dayton has changed tremendously as far as where we were,” says Jessie O. Gooding of Jefferson Township. “We haven’t achieved the total goal.”

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Retail
6:34 am
Fri January 17, 2014

Trotwood Residents Petition To Keep Target Open

The Trotwood Target is set to close on May 3, 2014.
Credit Lewis Wallace / WYSO

A citizens’ group has gathered 1,700 signatures on a petition asking the Target store in Trotwood not to close. Target recently announced that its Trotwood and Middletown stores in the Dayton area are set to shut down May 3.

Trotwood city council member Bruce Kettelle compared the news from Target to a break-up.

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