DP&L implements additional customer payment relief actions

DAYTON — Dayton Power & Light Company (DP&L), a subsidiary of the AES Corporation, is a vital partner committed to providing the essential energy and services customers need during the COVID-19 health crisis.

Protect yourself from identity theft

Identity theft is the unauthorized use of another’s identity for financial gain to commit crimes or for other unlawful purposes. These identity thieves use your personal information to empty your bank account, max out your credit cards, ruin your credit, open utilities and much more. According to the Federal Trade Commission, there were 10,268 identity theft reports in Ohio in 2019.

FSA services available by phone appointment only

WASHINGTON, D.C. – USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) county offices are open by phone appointment only until further notice, and FSA staff are available to continue helping agricultural producers with program signups, loan servicing and other important actions. Additionally, FSA is relaxing the loan-making process and adding flexibilities for servicing direct and guaranteed loans to provide credit to producers in need.

Kathy Henne: How to buy like a seller

If you’re in the market to buy a home, take a counter-intuitive tip and imagine the day you’ll be selling it. That’s right — whether you’re a first time buyer, or relocating, this home probably won’t be your last, so look for features that will pay off when the day comes to move again.

Kathy Henne: Reaching the finish line

My last column got you started on your purchase by determining how much you could afford, getting loan pre-approval, and finding the right agent to tour suitable homes. Now what?

SBA offers disaster assistance to Ohio small businesses

ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to Ohio small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the coronavirus, SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza announced.

Cryptocurrency now second riskiest scam, says BBB Scam Tracker Risk report

DAYTON – Two years ago, cryptocurrency scams were just emerging as a problem on BBB Scam Tracker, mostly a subset of investment scams.

City of Piqua offers business community guidance on ‘Stay at Home’ order

PIQUA — The city of Piqua Health Department released the following guidelines to help the local business community be in compliance with the state’s “Stay at Home” order, which is currently in effect until 11:59 p.m. April 6.

OMA supports the DeWine administration’s proactive measures

COLUMBUS – The Ohio Manufacturers’ Association signaled support for the proactive steps taken by Gov. Mike DeWine and his administration to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Kathy Henne: Start at the beginning

What’s the first question you ask yourself when you’re ready to buy a home? It should be, “How much can I afford?” Without that crucial piece of information, you can’t even begin your search. Figure your monthly income and debt payments, order your credit reports from annualcreditreport.com, and determine how much you can put down. Or you can have your loan officer do this for you.