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Dollar Tree to Buy Family Dollar for $8.5 Billion

ABC 22 / FOX 45 Dayton's News Source - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 10:58

CHESAPEAKE, Va. -- Dollar Tree is buying one of its competitors, Family Dollar, in a deal worth more than $8.5 billion, USA Today reports.

In a press release, Dollar Tree CEO Bob Sasser called the deal a "transformational opportunity."

Family Dollar has struggled to attract customers in recent months and announced in April it was closing about 370 stores. USA Today reports that Family Dollar will reportedly continue to operate under its existing name.

Source: USA Today

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Hydrant dislodged in freak Miamisburg accident

Dayton Daily News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 10:51

Police in Miamisburg called it a freak accident, but luckily only three vehicles and a hydrant were harmed.

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Fast Food Workers Vow Civil Disobedience

ABC 22 / FOX 45 Dayton's News Source - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 10:28

VILLA PARK, Ill. (AP) -- Fast food workers from across the country have voted in suburban Chicago to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation by including civil disobedience.

More than 1,300 workers gathered Saturday in Villa Park, Illinois. Some workers say they're prepared to engage in sit-down strikes and organize more workers in their campaign to win $15-an-hour wages and a union.

Their actions so far have included one-day strikes and a protest outside this year's McDonald's Corp. shareholder meeting.

Industry officials say a $15 wage would hurt job creation, and that the solution is more education and job training.

Twenty-year-old Cindy Enriquez says the $8.25-an-hour wage she earns at McDonalds in Phoenix makes her dream of going to college impossible.

The workers' effort is supported by the Service Employees International Union.

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Man Risks Life to Save 2 People after Motorcycle Accident

ABC 22 / FOX 45 Dayton's News Source - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 10:17

ASHVILLE, N.C. (ABC13) -- A woman credits a Good Samaritan with saving her life after a violent motorcycle accident over the weekend.

The crash happened on I-40 near a farmer's market. Amanda Smith says a car swerved toward them, forcing her husband, Chris, to make a sharp turn. He lost control of the motorcycle, tossing them into the highway. She says Joe Dellinger stopped and ran to help.

Amanda spoke to News 13 from the trauma unit at Mission Hospital, where video cameras are not allowed, as she greeted the man she says risked his life to save theirs.

"I'm so grateful for him, and he's part of our family now, and he will be a part of our family," she said. "They were sitting up, but they were in the interstate, and quickly, you're thinking, wow, all three of us could get hit."

Chris underwent surgery Wednesday for a broken wrist. Both Amanda and Chris are expected to recover.

Source: WLOS, ABC 13

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Police to host open house event

Dayton Daily News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 10:13

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Summer Concert Series

Dayton Daily News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 10:12

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Library to host book discussion

Dayton Daily News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 10:10

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City hosting bike rodeo Sept. 20

Dayton Daily News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 10:09

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National Night Out plans expanding

Dayton Daily News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 10:08

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