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Ohio Maple Syrup Season Off To Slow Start Due To Cold Temps

28, 2015

Maple syrup producers in Ohio say bitterly cold temperatures have hindered the beginning of tree-tapping season.

Columbus Razes 1,300 Housing Units With State Grant Funds

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Demolition crews razed more than 1,200 blighted properties in Columbus and Franklin County during the last two years.
27, 2015

Foreclosures during the Great Recession added to thousands of blighted properties in Columbus. But, a state program helped fund demolition of many of those houses and apartment units.

About 61,000 Ohioans Poised To Lose Medicaid Health Benefits

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Ohio Medicaid official says recipients must verify income for benefit eligibility
27, 2015

Ohio’s Medicaid director says roughly 61,000 residents on the federal-state health program are poised to lose their coverage the end of this week.

Workers, Businesses Ponder What An Increase In Overtime Would Mean

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The federal government will consider how far to increase the salary overtime threshold. The move means millions of salaried "exempt" workers will become eligible to receive overtime compensation.
27, 2015

The Obama administration is expected soon to decide whether to increase the number of salaried workers eligible for overtime pay. The move could mean more money in workers’ pockets. But some policy experts say the change will have negative effects on businesses.

Ohio Utility Regulators Reject AEP Plan For Coal Plants

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February 26, 2015

Ohio utility regulators have rejected an American Electric Power proposal to guarantee profitability from two of its aging coal plants.

Ohio Oil, Gas Drilling Up Again In Final Quarter Of 2014

The report shows 779 wells produced at least some oil or gas out of the 828 wells drilled in Ohio's shale formations.
26, 2015

New figures show more than 3.5 million barrels of oil and 164 billion cubic feet of natural gas were produced during the final three months of 2014.

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Arguments Over Abercrombie Dress Code

The case being argued Wednesday explores when an employer must take steps to accommodate the religious beliefs of a worker or job applicant.
25, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court is considering the employment discrimination claim of a Muslim woman who was turned down for a job by Central Ohio-based retailer Abercrombie & Fitch after she showed up at her job interview wearing a black headscarf that conflicted with the company’s dress code.

New Honda Leadership On The Way

Honda says it will build its new hybrid Honda Accord sedan in Ohio.
24, 2015

Honda Motor Company says it will change its corporate leadership. The unexpected decision follows recalls of vehicles equipped with airbags made by Japan’s Takata Corporation.

Wilmington Prepares For Ohio’s Political Spotlight

Wilmington airport is recovering after the loss of 7,000 jobs in 2009. Governor Kasich will travel to the city for Tuesday's State of the State address
23, 2015

Wilmington is preparing for a political invasion. Governor John Kasich and most state lawmakers will travel to the southwest Ohio city tomorrow for the State of the State address. It’s a return visit for Kasich to a city that was deeply scarred by the Great Recession.

Winter Weather Challenges Some Area Retailers

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Local business owners say winter weather is affecting their bottom lines.
23, 2015

Sub-zero wind chills, snow and ice have caused some people to stay home and out of stores. And some local business owners say they’re feeling the effects.