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Job creation
1:57 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Warren County racino now hiring

The Miami Valley Gaming & Raceway plans to hire more than 500 people, beginning Wednesday. The Warren County racino plans to open December 12, 2013.

Job openings range from food and drink service to IT, finance, human resources, marketing.

A job fair is set for Wednesday, July 10 from 4-7 p.m. at Workforce One of Warren County. Applicants should bring a resume and apply in-person.

Sustainable garden
12:10 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Krohn 'Lets It Grow' four sustainable ways

Krohn Conservatory opens "Let It Grow" featuring sustainable gardens.
Holly Yurchison WVXU

Krohn Conservatory opens its summer show, “Let It Grow,” to the public Tuesday.

"Let It Grow" focuses on emergent sustainable food production techniques with applications for families, schools, neighborhoods and businesses. “People want to take control of their health and what they eat,” Bethany Butler, the show designer said.

Each of the gardens featured in the exhibit save either space, time, resources or all three.

Vertical gardening uses soil as a growing medium with plants arranged on walls or hanging displays. Each of the other techniques is soilless.

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Kroger merger
11:49 am
Tue July 9, 2013

Kroger inks merger deal with Harris Teeter

Cincinnati-based Kroger is taking over Harris Teeter Supermarkets in a transaction valued at about $2.5 billion. The merger means Kroger will buy all outstanding shares of Harris Teeter for $49.38 per share in cash.

Harris Teeter has 212 stores in the southeastern and mid-Atlantic markets and in Washington, D.C. Those stores will maintain the Harris Teeter brand name. The company posted revenues of approximately $4.5 billion for the 2012 fiscal year.

In a release, Kroger Chairman and Chief Executive Officer David B. Dillion says:

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Horseshoe Cincinnati
3:37 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Cincinnati Casino revenues drop

Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

The latest casino revenue numbers are out and they don't paint a good picture for Cincinnati's Horseshoe Casino.

Cincinnati's revenues dropped from about $19.6 million in May to $17.6 million in June, according to the Ohio Casino Control Commission.

All four of the state's casinos are reporting lower numbers for June. However, the roughly 10 percent drop for Horseshoe Cincinnati is the largest.

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Lakota Schools
3:17 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Lakota School Board votes to put levy on ballot

Voters in the Lakota School District will be deciding whether to approve a levy in November.  The board of education voted Monday moring to place a 5.5 mill combination levy on the ballot.  3.5 mills would go for operating expenses and 2 mills for permanent improvements. 

The district says $6.3 million to improve security at its schools and $13.5 million for a multi-year technology upgrade are major components of the request. The security spending would include tripling the number of police officers in the district's schools as well as physical changes to school buildings.  

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