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10:41 am
Fri December 13, 2013

McCullough-Hyde exploring partnership with Mercy Health

Oxford's McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital says it's exploring affiliation options with Mercy Health.

The hospital's Board of Directors voted Thursday to move forward with the process. It had been considering affiliation options since October 2012. The Board says it will enter exclusive discussions with Mercy leaders to craft the partnership. The process is projected to take six to eight months.

In a release, McCullough-Hyde says:

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William Mallory, Sr.
5:17 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Public memorial Sunday for William L. Mallory Sr.

A public memorial service honoring the late William L. Mallory Senior is set for Sunday Dec. 22 at the Cincinnati Museum Center.

The Cincinnati Democrat and former Ohio House Majority Floor Leader died earlier this week.

The service is from 10 a.m. to noon at the Cincinnati Museum Center.

You can RSVP here.

Dayton International Airport
3:55 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Dayton-based airline adding 900 jobs

Vandalia-based PSA Airlines will soon be in the market for hundreds of new employees. President Keith Houk says the regional carrier is adding more than 900 jobs in Dayton, Akron, Charlotte and Knoxville.

Positions include pilots, flight attendants and other maintenance and support staff.

PSA has been in the Dayton region for 25 years. As a wholly owned subsidiary of US Airways it operates under the name US Airways Express. Eventually that will change to American Eagle as the US Airways, American Airlines merger progresses.

Public Health
3:07 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Health Care Access Now gets $600,000 grant

Handing over the check...
Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

A non-profit agency that helps low-income people get health care and providers get paid is getting a financial boost.

CEO Judith Warren says Health Care Access Now will use a $600,000 grant from the Deaconess Associations Foundation to add staff and expand services. "We're looking to serve an additional 4,500 people," says Warren. The agency currently serves about 1,800 people per year.

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Warren County Racino
2:19 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

New racino off and running

The new racino is about halfway between Cincinnati and Dayton.
Mark Heyne WVXU News

Ohio's latest entry into the gambling industry opened its doors for business Thursday morning.  Miami Valley Gaming in Warren County features 1,600 video lottery terminals, several dining options and a harness racetrack that will open in February.  President and general manager Jim Simms said the facility is expected to generate about $24 million per year for the community.  

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