Springboro http://wvxu.org en Brown: Close Medicare loophole that costs seniors thousands http://wvxu.org/post/brown-close-medicare-loophole-costs-seniors-thousands <p>Sen. Sherrod Brown came to a retirement home in Springboro this morning to tout a bill he says would close a Medicare loophole that is costing many seniors thousands of dollars in unexpected medical bills.</p><p>The Ohio Democrat told a roomful of about 50 seniors at Maple Knoll Retirement Village that his “Improving Access to Medicare Act” has bipartisan support in both the House and Senate and, if passed, will prevent “a lot of seniors from getting socked by a much larger bill than they expected.”</p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 17:14:28 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 23300 at http://wvxu.org Brown: Close Medicare loophole that costs seniors thousands Several suburban Dayton newspapers closing http://wvxu.org/post/several-suburban-dayton-newspapers-closing <p>Three Dayton-area newspapers are ceasing publication.</p><p>North Carolina-based Civitas Media says it is shutting down the <em>Springboro Sun</em>, the <em>Kettering-Oakwood Times</em>, and the <em>Centerville-Washington Township Times</em>.</p><p>The company's CEO Michael Bush says Civitas is focused on serving rural communities and these three papers don't fit that business model. It's also shutting down five papers in North Carolina.</p><p>A news release says affected employees are being offered positions elsewhere in the company.</p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 15:03:51 +0000 Tana Weingartner 15104 at http://wvxu.org