Midmark Coporation will relocate its corporate headquarters to Dayton by July.
(FROM DAYTON DAILY NEWS) The medical, dental and veterinary healthcare equipment provider said Thursday it has completed lease negotiations and will move the headquarters, to be renamed Midmark Center, to the 1700 South Patterson Building on the University of Dayton’s River Campus. The building once housed NCR Corp.’s headquarters.
Midmark’s corporate offices will now be centrally located between the company’s Versailles campus and its West Chester facility, Midmark Connect. Midmark said it will move approximately 60 positions from Versailles to Dayton, including its executives and certain corporate functions.
Midmark received $100,000 in economic development funding from the city of Dayton to move the jobs. The estimated payroll of the employees moving to the city is $10.8 million, which will generate about $242,000 a year in taxes for the city, according to the agreement between the city and Midmark.
Horses to plow community garden
(FROM NEWS SUN) SPRINGFIELD — A team of draft horses will kick off a downtown community garden’s second season on Saturday.
The Jefferson Street Oasis Community Garden, located at the former St. Mary Church site, 1027 W. High St., will be plowed by draft horses at 11 a.m. Saturday. The event is free, open to the public and a free soup lunch will be served.
The garden began last year as a collaborative ministry program between the Children’s Rescue Center Inc. and the Cincinnati Archdioceses, which owns the land.
The garden produced enough food for the organization to make two sizable donations to three local food pantries, including Daily Bread West, St. Vincent De Paul and St. John’s, as well as produce for participants and their families.
Pentagon to delay furloughs for 800,000 workers
(FROM COLUMBUS DISPATCH) WASHINGTON – Defense officials have announced the Department of Defense will delay its planned furlough of 800,000 civilian employees while it determines the impact of a spending bill that just passed Congress.
The department notified U.S. Senate offices about their decision before putting out a release on their website just hours after the House passed a final version of the spending bill, which will keep the government operating for the next six months.
Pentagon spokeswoman Navy Cmdr. Leslie Hull-Ryde said the Pentagon is now estimating that furlough notices will go out on or about April 5. She said the Pentagon still anticipates that civilian employees will face 22 furlough days, but that could change, depending on the impact of the bill.
Lawmakers agree: 70 mph OK outside cities
Ohioans would be able to legally drive 70 mph on rural stretches of interstates under a compromise approved by state legislators.
The deal also would advance construction dates by years for numerous highway projects, probably including the multimillion-dollar plan to revamp the I-70/71 corridor in downtown Columbus, which now could begin next year.
The speed limit also would be increased to 60 mph on some two-lane highways as part of a House-Senate conference committee’s version of a sweeping transportation bill.
THE CHILLICOTHE GAZETTE REPORTS EARLIER THIS WEEK THE FRANKFORT ADENA BOARD OF EDUCATION APPROVES A NEW TWO-YEAR CONTRACT WITH THE DISTRICT’S SUPPORT STAFF. THE CONTRACT, ALTHOUGH NOT INCLUDING A RAISE TO BASE SALARIES, WILL PROVIDE STAFF EMPLOYEES WITH A BOOST IN THEIR TAKE-HOME PAY.
WEEC SPORTS – FRIDAY 3-22-13:
NCAA MENS COLLEGE BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT THURSDAY: MICHIGAN STATE 65 VALPARAISO 54, WICHITA STATE 73 PITTSBURGH 55, BUTLER 68 BUCKNELL 56, MEMPHIS 54 ST. MARY’S 52, ST. LOUIS 64 NEW MEXICO STATE 44, MARQUETTE 59 DAVIDSON 58, NO. 1 GONZAGA 64 SOUTHERN 58, OREGON 68 OKLAHOMA STATE 55.
GAMES TODAY: CINCINNATI VS. CREIGHTON AT 2:45PM, JAMES MADISON VS. INDIANA AT UD ARENA AT 4:10PM, AND AT UD AT 7:15PM TONIGHT IT’S IONA VS. OHIO STATE, THE BUCKEYES COME IN 26-7 AND THE NO. 2 SEED IN THE WEST REGIONAL!
FIRST ROUND OF THE COLLEGE BASKETBALL INVITATIONAL: WRIGHT STATE 74 TULSA 52.
COLLEGE WOMENS BASKETBALL: OHIO STATE COACH JIM FOSTER HAS BEEN FIRED BY THE SCHOOL, THE DISPATCH REPORTS.
HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL: AARON HOLLAR RESIGNS HIS POSITION AT WEST LIBERTY-SALEM, SAYING HE’LL NEED MORE TIME FOR HIS PRINCIPAL’S JOB AT THE SCHOOL, AFTER A 20-6 SEASON AND DISTRICT RUNNER-UP FINISH! MEANWHILE, THE NEW HEAD FOOTBALL COACH FOR THE TIGERS IS DAN MCGILL!
BOYS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL STATE SEMIFINALS THURSDAY AT VALUE CITY ARENA, COLUMBUS: DIV. 3: VERSAILLES 64 LEAVITTSBURG LABRAE 52, OTTAWA-GLANDORF 61 IRONTON 60 OT. TODAY: DIV. 4, 10:45AM: TROY CHRISTIAN VS. CLEVELAND VILLA ANGELA-ST. JOSEPH, 2PM: LEIPSIC VS. LANCASTER FAIRFIELD CHRISTIAN, DIV. 1 5:15PM: MENTOR VS. COLUMBUS NORTHLAND, 8:30PM: CINCINNATI WALNUT HILLS VS. TOLEDO ROGERS.
Saturday, March 23 – Championship Finals (OHSAA.ORG)
10:30 a.m. Division III
1:30 p.m. Division II
4:30 p.m. Division IV
8:30 p.m. Division I
THE CINCINNATI REDS ACCORDING TO THE CINCINNATI ENQUIRER ARE READY TO RETURN LEFTY AROLDIS CHAPMAN TO THE CLOSER’S ROLE, AS THEY’VE BEEN TRYING TO MAKE THE 25-YEAR OLD INTO A STARTER THIS SPRING IN ARIZONA. THIS WOULD MEAN JONATHAN BROXTON WOULD BECOME THE SETUP MAN, AND MIKE LEAKE LIKELY TO AGAIN BE THE REDS 5TH STARTER.
NHL 7PM TONIGHT: CALGARY AT COLUMBUS, SATURDAY 8PM: COLUMBUS AT NASHVILLE.
NBA: WEDNESDAY NIGHT IN CLEVELAND, THE CAVS HAD A 27 POINT LEAD IN THE 3RD QUARTER OVER LEBRON JAMES AND MIAMI BEFORE THE HEAT CAME FROM BEHIND FOR THEIR 24TH STRAIGHT WIN, A 98-95 VICTORY OVER CLEVELAND!
NBA TONIGHT 7PM: MILWAUKEE AT INDIANA, 8PM: CLEVELAND AT HOUSTON.
PGA GOLF: TIGER WOODS SHOOTS AN OPENING-ROUND 69 THURSDAY AT THE ARNOLD PALMER INVITATIONAL, LEAVING HIM 4 SHOTS BEHIND JUSTIN ROSE, SAYS CBSSPORTS.COM.