Top local news of the day

0

The Colorado-based business process outsourcing services company has a lease with the CORE Fund of Hamilton, the owner of the High Street building, until August 2023. But if the company remains at 170 High St. is unknown at this time, although it no longer has employees in the space it leases, according to Mike Dingeldein, executive director of the Hamilton CORE Fund. He said they had a small team working out of the building as most employees have been working from home since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

“For the last eight weeks they have shut down their servers and everything on the High Street,” he said. “They’re still paying their rent and they’re trying to sublet the space.”

READ THE FULL STORY

Barclays to fill hundreds of new jobs in US, including Hamilton

Barclays, which has a contact center on Knightsbridge Drive in Hamilton, is looking to hire 1,000 jobs nationwide and a significant number of those jobs could land in Hamilton. MICHAEL D. PITMAN/STAFF

Barclays, which has a contact center on Knightsbridge Drive in Hamilton, is looking to hire 1,000 jobs nationwide and a significant number of those jobs could land in Hamilton. MICHAEL D. PITMAN/STAFF

Barclays plans to fill 1,000 new jobs as it expands its credit card services in the United States, and many of those jobs could land in Hamilton.

The new jobs are needed as Barclays takes over Gap’s credit card service this summer, said Jayne Backhouse, Nevada/Ohio site manager and general manager of care operations for Barclays Bank US. This is the latest period of growth for the UK-based financial services firm, which was expanding and hiring during the COVID-19 pandemic as many businesses furloughed and laid off employees.

Barclays is a 331-year-old banking and financial services institution and one of the largest banks in the UK. It is also present in more than 40 countries. In the United States, Barclays is primarily a credit card company. Hamilton, Henderson, Nevada and Wilmington, Del. are Barclays’ three main contact centers for customer service.

READ THE FULL STORY

Whimmydiddle returns to Hamilton for two-day country-flavored music festival

Whimmydiddle, Hamilton’s two-night music festival, is expected to draw record crowds to RiversEdge. GREG LYNCH / STAFF

Whimmydiddle, Hamilton's two-night music festival, is expected to draw record crowds to RiversEdge.  GREG LYNCH / STAFF

Whimmydiddle, Hamilton’s two-night music festival, is expected to draw record crowds to RiversEdge. GREG LYNCH / STAFF

Popular musical event Whimmydiddle at RiversEdge in Hamilton will return to two days this summer, organizers announced today.

Adam Helms, director of resident services for the City of Hamilton and producer of Whimmydiddle, said admission will be chargeable and features a full lineup of favorite artists.

Tickets for the August 19-20 festival are now on sale at whimmydiddle.com. The festival kicks off this Friday with the first band at 6:30 p.m. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.

READ THE FULL STORY

State Approves Brownfield Grant for Towne Mall Redevelopment Project

RINKA representatives made a presentation last week to City Council on the possible redevelopment of the Towne Mall. PHOTO SUBMITTED

RINKA representatives made a presentation last week to City Council on the possible redevelopment of the Towne Mall.  PHOTO SUBMITTED

RINKA representatives made a presentation last week to City Council on the possible redevelopment of the Towne Mall. PHOTO SUBMITTED

A Towne Mall Galleria redevelopment project in Middletown took another step forward as the State of Ohio awarded a $1 million brownfields remediation grant to the county’s Port Authority of Warren, who leads the project.

The brownfields remediation grant for the Middletown project was part of a $60 million package of grants awarded to a number of communities across the state and announced by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine on Tuesday. and Lieutenant Governor Jon Husted. The state has provided brownfield remediation grants to 78 communities.

Brownfields Remediation Grants are designed to help repair vacant sites that have fallen into disrepair.

READ THE FULL STORY

ArBeer Day event at Hamilton’s Urban Backyard highlights need for tree conservation

HUB on Main. Hamilton’s urban backyard. TIFFANY BURTON GRUBB / CONTRIBUTE

HUB on Main.  Hamilton's urban backyard.  TIFFANY BURTON GRUBB / CONTRIBUTE

HUB on Main. Hamilton’s urban backyard. TIFFANY BURTON GRUBB / CONTRIBUTE

HAMILTON — Butler Soil & Water Conservation District and Hamilton’s Urban Backyard are putting a new spin on Arbor Day with a new way to celebrate the holiday by combining two things Hamilton is known for — trees and breweries.

“We look forward to hosting an event that promotes conservation by planting trees to benefit our environment, wildlife and water quality, while coming together as a community to enjoy our local and regional brews. said Kelly Crout, District Manager, Butler Soil and Water Conservation District.

Butler Soil & Water Conservation District and Hamilton’s Urban Backyard have teamed up to create ArBeer Day, which is the same day as Arbor Day, this Friday. There will be free trees and ArBeer Day t-shirts.

READ THE FULL STORY

AND, for a sixth additional story of the day…

Kings Island will host the 50th anniversary celebration ceremony on Friday

Kings Island opens to pass holders on July 2 with many protocols in place to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. Guests must pre-register for admission to the park and must wear masks, take their temperature, and behave according to social distancing guidelines. There are also hundreds of hand sanitizing stations throughout the park, and staff regularly clean rides, games, restaurants, and touch surfaces. NICK GRAHAM / STAFF

Kings Island opens to pass holders on July 2 with many protocols in place to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19.  Guests must pre-register for admission to the park and must wear masks, take their temperature, and behave according to social distancing guidelines.  There are also hundreds of hand sanitizing stations throughout the park, and staff regularly clean rides, games, restaurants, and touch surfaces.  NICK GRAHAM / STAFF

Kings Island opens to pass holders on July 2 with many protocols in place to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. Guests must pre-register for admission to the park and must wear masks, take their temperature, and behave according to social distancing guidelines. There are also hundreds of hand sanitizing stations throughout the park, and staff regularly clean rides, games, restaurants, and touch surfaces. NICK GRAHAM / STAFF

MASON — Kings Island amusement park plans to celebrate its 50th anniversary with an event Friday morning.

At 9 a.m., a rededication ceremony will be held to commemorate the anniversary of the park’s opening to visitors on April 29, 1972.

Ohio Lieutenant Governor Jon Husted will be a guest speaker on Friday. Also in attendance are Kings Island Vice President and General Manager Mike Koontz, Cedar Fair Entertainment CEO Richard Zimmerman, Kings Island Founder Gary Wachs and International Theme Park Services President Dennis Spiegel.

READ THE FULL STORY

Share.

Comments are closed.