Sunday, November 25, 2012
The ripple effects of the collapse of Hostess Brands hit Patch towns around St. Louis as employees lost their jobs last week.
If your company said it must cut wages and benefits or it will go out of business, would you believe it? That is really at the crux of the drama that played out over the 10 days surrounding Hostess Brands, the makers of iconic bakery names such as Twinkies, Ho-Hos and Wonder Bread. That drama hit close to home in the days leading up to the Thanksgiving weekend when stores in Manchester and St. Charles that sell Hostess foods abruptly closed their doors, leaving employees wondering what would happen next. That came after news that the company could not come to terms with its bakers union. Without an agreement over 8 percent cuts in wages and 17 percent cuts in benefits, the company said, it would have to shutter its doors and liquidate the …
Saturday, November 24, 2012
The four Suburu cars were stolen in September.
Creve Coeur police made four arrests over two days involving suspects in connection with the theft of automobiles at Lou Fusz Nissan/Mazda/Subaru, 900 N. Lindbergh Blvd., back in September. Police spokesman Sgt. Glen Williams said the four men broke into the dealership the night of Sept. 28 and stole four Suburus from the lot. Two of the men were 21; one was 22; a fourth was 18, Williams said. Williams said the case was referred to the St. Louis County prosecutors office. The four men were arrested and released pending a decision on official charges. Police did not release the names pending the filing of charges. Police arrested three of the men on Nov. 15. Based on information from those three, Williams said, police found and arrested the…
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
A building permit application says yes. What does the company say?
Family Dollar, the discount retail chain, has received approval for a building permit from the city of Olivette for a store at 9435 Olive Boulevard that was occupied by Fashion 21 Trading. It would be the closest location to Creve Coeur. The next closest location would be on Lackland Boulevard in Overland. Olivette building inspector and plan reviewer George Kieffer told Patch the company had applied for the permit on Sept. 14; it was approved Oct. 19, but the company has not yet picked up the permit. "They want to rehab the store before they move in," Kieffer said. "We don't review what their intent is as to when they might do something." In an email to Patch, a spokesman for Family Dollar said the company had a listing for the new …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
If you think we've missed one, add it in our comment section.
Here is our list of Facebook pages, in no specific order. If you've got one we should include in our list, go ahead and add it in the comment section. And here's our shameless plug....Don't forget to like Creve Coeur Patch and Olivette Patch on Facebook, if you haven't already. Know of a page worthy of our list? Add it in our comment section.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Our panel of experts are waiting in the comments to answer questions about healthy teeth and dental hygiene in the latest installment of Ask the Patch Pro.
It's time for another edition of Ask the Patch Pro, where each week we tackle a different topic and open up the comments section for questions. Our team of experts stop in to help you out and answer your questions. This week, since Trick-or-Treaters just finished filled their bags full of sugary treats, we're talking all about healthy teeth. Patch wants to help you get your questions answered, but we needed some help. We've compiled a team of experts to help us out. Meet the experts: If you have a question for the dentists, ask below in our comment section and one of our experts will answer! If you consider yourself a local expert and would like to be added to the list, let us know! firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, October 29, 2012
Patch is looking for experts who can talk teeth and offer their expertise this week.
This week on Halloween, kids across the nation will go from house-to-house with one goal: Fill their bags with as much candy as possible. Since an abundance of sugary treats will most likely invade our homes the next few days, we want to discuss healthy teeth and dental hygiene. We want to find the answers to all your dental questions this week, but we need a little help. In the latest edition of "Ask the Patch Pro" we need local experts who can answer readers' questions and offer advice. If you are a local dentist or consider yourself an expert and can answer these questions and more, let us know two ways. One: You can leave a comment on this post. Two: You can send an email to email@example.com. We need experts to answer …