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Kasich Joins Push To Give Fracking Ingredients To First Responders

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Companies are already required to provide a list of the chemicals used at the site. The only chemicals not on the list are those protected by trade rights, which are reported to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
9:23AM
July 28, 2014

Big changes could be coming to Ohio’s fracking regulations in terms of chemical disclosure. It’s a transparency issue environmental groups have been pushing to advance for years, and it appears another step is in the works following a major chemical spill.

Ohio Gas Prices Down To Start Work Week

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The lowest average in the state was $3.22 in Toledo. The highest was $3.41 in Akron.
9:06AM
July
28, 2014

Ohio gas prices have fallen more than a dime compared to last Monday amid plentiful supplies that have cut wholesale prices.

Ohio CEO Among Two Killed In Findlay Plane Crash

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Media reports said plane was traveling from Holland, Michigan, to Bluffton, Ohio.
7:24AM
July 28, 2014

Hancock County deputies say Ralf Bronnenmeier, CEO of Grob Systems in Bluffton, was piloting the single-engine Lancair IV-P plane that crashed early Sunday morning into a ditch along a county road just northeast of the city of Findlay.

Casino Tax Revenue Falls Short Of Projections

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Casino taxes are falling short of projections
5:59AM
July
28, 2014

When voters went to the polls to approve or reject casino gambling four years ago, they did so with the expectation of a rich new source of revenue for the state. Projections said casinos would earn nearly $2 billion a year. Now that the four casinos are operating tax revenues have not lived up to expectations.

Legislative Committee Hears Update On Prison Food Complaints

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Legislators hear complaints about prison food service vendor Aramark
8:27PM
July
26, 2014

A legislative committee is getting updates on complaints facing the private food vendor that won the contract to feed Ohio inmates.

Franklin County Foster Teens Get New Clothes

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Threads for Teens mobile boutique provides girls in foster care with brand new clothes. The non-profit stopped in Columbus, Friday, and outfitted dozens of girls.
2:59PM
July
25, 2014

Many teenagers express who they are through their clothes. But for teens in foster care, getting new clothes is a luxury. Two non-profits came to Columbus Friday looking to change that.

Ohioans Getting $1.2 Million In Insurance Refunds

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About $1.2 million dollars in refunds were issued for premiums paid in 2013 in Ohio.
8:03AM
July 25, 2014

Ohio health insurers are refunding more than a million dollars in premiums to small businesses and individuals for 2013, according to a new report from the Department of Health and Human Services. The refund is the result of a clause in the Affordable Care Act aimed at limiting the cost of health insurance.

Natural Gas Pipeline Planned For Eastern Ohio

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8:55AM
July
24, 2014

Plans are shaping up for a major pipeline to move natural gas liquids from eastern Ohio to the Gulf Coast.

State, Businesses Reach Deal Over Workers’ Comp Overcharges

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Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation administrator Steve Buehrer says the state has made major changes to its system.
7:52AM
July 24, 2014

A settlement has been reached in a class-action lawsuit charging that Ohio’s state insurance fund for injured workers overcharged employers hundreds of millions of dollars over several years.

Southwest Flight Makes Emergency Landing At Port Columbus

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8:13AM
July
23, 2014

A Southwest Airlines plane made an emergency landing at Port Columbus International Airport because a fire-indicator light came on.