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Ohio House Clears $7 Billion Transportation Budget

The Ohio House Tuesday approved a $7-Billion transportation budget and sent it to the Ohio Senate for debate.
3, 2015

Prospective Ohio drivers would see added training requirements and the Bureau of Motor Vehicles would be allowed to accept credit and debit cards under a state transportation budget that easily cleared the Ohio House on Tuesday.

AEP Ruling Could Color Future Utility Proposals In Ohio

An American Electric Power plant in Conesville, Ohio.
March 2, 2015

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio last week rejected a request from American Electric Power to have customers subsidize two coal plants. So what will it mean for future utility proposals in Ohio?

AARP Helps Seniors Find Jobs

Sixty-five year old Marla Caslin (left) is a jobs placement specialist at the YWCA. Fifty-seven year old Ron Koontz (right) works as an archivist at the National Barber Museum in Canal Winchester.
2, 2015

If you’re over 55 and having trouble finding a job, there is one place that can help. AARP’s Senior Employment Program served more than 16-thousand people last year.

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.