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Senators OK Transportation Bill, Minus 75-MPH Speed Limit

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The Ohio Senate passes a two-year, 7-billion dollar transportation bill
2:54PM
March
25, 2015

State senators have passed Ohio’s transportation budget after a committee dropped a proposal that would have raised the speed limit to 75 mph on certain rural freeways and the turnpike.

Leaders: Lake Erie Algae Bill Moves Ohio In Right Direction

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A satellite image shows a massive algae bloom in Lake Erie's western basin. Scientists have linked algae to water withdrawals, pollution, and farm runoff.
1:18PM
March
25, 2015

Legislative leaders in Ohio are praising new rules for farmers aimed at cutting down the toxic algae in Lake Erie.

Manufacturers Seek Young Workers

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Honda North America, executive vice president Rick Schostek announces company plan to recruit young workers.
9:54AM
March
25, 2015

Some manufacturers in Central Ohio see workforce trouble ahead. It has nothing to do with labor strife. Rather, the trouble has more to do with demographics and perceptions of factory work.

Delaware County Had Ohio’s Lowest Jobless Rate In February

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State labor officials say Delaware County had a jobless rate of 3.6 percent in February
8:18AM
March 25, 2015

State labor officials say the county had a February jobless rate of 3.6 percent, just below northwest Ohio’s Mercer County.

Home Sales Down, Prices Up In February

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The median sale price for homes in Central Ohio last month was 1$50,000, up 11 percent over the same time last year.
7:58AM
March
24, 2015

A smaller housing inventory has slowed home sales and driven up prices in Central Ohio. How long will that trend stick around?

Court Rules AEP Can Shut Off Delinquent Accounts Remotely

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The Wednesday ruling by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio applies to 132,000 Central Ohio AEP customers with new smart meters.
9:53AM
March 19, 2015

State utility regulators have approved a request by American Electric Power to remotely disconnect the electricity of some Ohio customers who haven’t made payments.

Kasich to Discuss Buckeye Lake Dam

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Buckeye Lake Dam
5:22PM
March 18, 2015

Governor Kasich plans to meet with the news media Thursday to discuss the dam at Buckeye Lake.

OSU Chief Financial Officer to Leave In May

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Geoffrey Chatas says he will leave Ohio to pursue another opportunity.
1:22PM
March 18, 2015

Ohio State University announced today its senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer will be leaving in May.

Lawmakers Scrap Plan To Allow Fracking In State Parks

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8:39AM
March 18, 2015

Plans to allow fracking in state parks appear to be dead for now. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports that provision has been pulled from a bill making its way through the Ohio legislature.

County EMA: Expect To Change Readiness Plan Due To High-Risk Dam

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Home construction on Buckeye Lake dam have contributed to its weakened state.
3:08PM
March 16, 2015

Dozens of state and local natural resources and emergency management agencies met Monday to discuss procedures if the high-risk dam at Buckeye Lake breaks.