Sen. Brown Open To Gas Tax Increase To Improve Highway System

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Senator Brown says he wants a plan that keeps road maintenance funded for at least six years.
8:57AM
June
24, 2014

The federal government is running low on cash to fund highway and bridge projects this year, and lawmakers in Washington have put together a set of competing fixes to the problem. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown says he’s open to increasing the federal gas tax.

Lake Erie Wind Farm Proponents Not Giving Up

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After losing out on federal funding, LEEDCo is looking at how it can cut costs and make the wind farm more attractive to private investors.
7:54AM
June
23, 2014

Despite losing out on major federal funding last month, a nonprofit group trying to build a wind farm in Lake Erie says it’s not abandoning its goal.

Investment In “Midstream” Processing Could Change Gas Industry

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"Midstream" is the processing and refining stage of natural gas.
8:04AM
May
20, 2014

Last week a processor called Access Midstream announced plans for a major expansion of its facility in Harrison County. And experts say investments in that midstream chunk of the business are a key sign of the long-term health of a region’s gas industry.

Can Employers Force Workers To Support Political Causes?

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A number of groups, including ProgressOhio, filed a complaint with the Federal Elections Commission against Murray Energy, who critics say made an illegal contribution to the Romney campaign by coercing the miners to attend the Romney event without pay. More recently, a Cleveland Indians usher said he was fired for refusing to wear a button supporting a "sin tax" on the May 6 ballot.
8:30AM
May
19, 2014

The recent firing of an usher for the Cleveland Indians has brought back a question: Can employers fire a worker for refusing to support a political candidate or cause?

Youngstown Mayor Indicted On 25 Felony Charges

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Youngstown Mayor John McNally faces 25 felony counts and 9 misdemeanor charges, stemming from his time as a Mahoning County commissioner.
7:51AM
May
15, 2014

The State Attorney General and Cuyahoga County prosecutor say corruption charges have been filed against Youngstown’s Mayor, Mahoning County’s auditor and a former candidate for county prosecutor.

Gordon Gee Named Interim President At West Virginia University

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Ohio State University president emeritus Gordon Gee has been appointed interim president at West Virginia University
12:27PM
December
6, 2013

Gordon Gee is returning to West Virginia University as interim president, five months after controversial remarks led to his retirement as president at Ohio State University.

A Second Toledo Abortion Clinic Could Close Under New Restrictions

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The Center for Choice, a closed abortion clinic in Toledo.
9:52AM
July
30, 2013

Ohio’s latest attempt to curb abortions appears to have had its first casualty. An abortion clinic in Toledo blames the new law for its closure last month. The only other clinic in the Northwest Ohio city could close by the end of this month.