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High Corn Yields Offset By Expenses, Down Prices

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Experts predict most farmers will have enough assets to withstand a tough year or two.
9:08AM
September
22, 2014

Most farmers are reporting they are producing more bushels this year, but the price they’re able to get for the commodity has been roughly cut in half compared to last year.

Ohio’s Final Racino Opens Outside Of Youngstown

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Penn National's racino near Youngstown is now open
6:54PM
September
20, 2014

The opening of Ohio’s seventh licensed racino drew big crowds outside of Youngstown.

Ohio Supreme Court Orders Cleveland Suburb To Vote On Cameras

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So-called red light cameras are controversial across Ohio
6:22PM
September
20, 2014

The Ohio Supreme Court has ordered a Cleveland suburb to let voters have their say on a proposed ban on traffic cameras.

NTSB: Broken Rail Likely Caused Columbus Train Explosion

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Columbus Hazmat crew examines burned Norfolk Southern tanker car that derailed in north Columbus in 2012.
11:10AM
September
19, 2014

Federal investigators have determined a broken rail probably caused a 2012 train derailment and explosion that damaged a bus depot and led to home evacuations near the Ohio State Fairgrounds.

Ohio Unemployment Unchanged From July To August

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Trade, transportation and utilities lost the most positions, while government and educational and health services added the most workers in August.
10:33AM
September 19, 2014

State labor officials says Ohio employers added about 200 jobs in August as the official jobless rate hovered at 5.7 percent.

Teachers Strike, No New Talks Scheduled In Reynoldsburg

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Teachers picket in front of Reynoldsburg High School on the first day of the teachers' strike.
7:25AM
September
19, 2014

Teachers in Reynoldsburg are greeting students from the picket line after going on strike Thursday night.

Ohio Agriculture Leaders Say No Quick Fix To Toxic Algae Blooms

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Fertilizer and manure runoff from field crops like this Madison County soybean field are major cause of algae blooms in Ohio lakes. Ohio ag interests say they're taking steps to reduce the threat.
3:33PM
September
18, 2014

Ohio’s agricultural interests are recovering from a black eye caused by toxic algae this summer. Now farm groups, academia, and environmental agencies say they’ll spend millions of dollars to keep commercial fertilizer and manure nutrients on the field and out Northwest Ohio streams that feed western Lake Erie.

Shale Boom Brings Jobs, Noisy Neighbors

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At his property line, Frank Brothers holds a sound meter reading 86 decibels. The noise runs 24/7.
9:06AM
September
18, 2014

For many of Ohio’s rural residents, the shale boom has been a godsend of money and jobs. But for some, it’s a constant, deafening headache.

Ohio Not Among Most Risky States To Insure

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Storm damage in Columbus' Clintonville neighborhood.
10:53AM
September
17, 2014

If you’re afraid of natural disasters, there’s good news: Ohio ranks in the bottom 10 for states at risk for them. The bad news is, if you were planning to retire in Florida, you’d then be headed to the riskiest state of all.

King Arts Complex Streamlining Budget, Operations

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The King Arts Complex is trimming budgets and some programs to get back on firm financial ground.
5:00AM
September 16, 2014

Officials at the King Arts Complex are cutting back on staff positions and some programs as they streamline the budget for the complex.