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Text For Food, Columbus Pantries Expand Mobile Scheduling

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Lutheran Social Services food pantry at South Champion and Frebis Avenues in Columbus allows hungry to choose groceries. The pantry is one of eight in the city that will next year expand mobile scheduling for food pick-ups
11:30AM
December
22, 2014

For the hungry in some Columbus neighborhoods, emergency food supplies will be only a text away. The city will spend $135,000 to help to create a mobile scheduling program for selected food pantries.

Gov. Kasich Signs Traffic Camera Restrictions

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Police will be required to be present when tickets are generated by red-light cameras
7:44AM
December
20, 2014

Gov. Kasich has signed a bill to require a police officer’s presence for tickets to be issued from traffic cameras.

Gov. Kasich Signs Lethal Injection, Traffic Bills

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Gov. Kasich signed into law 40 bills passed by the legislature during its lame duck session
7:09AM
December
20, 2014

Gov. Kasich has signed into law 40 bills passed by the legislature during its lame duck session.

November Jobs Report Brings Lowest Unemployment Rate Since 2001

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The state says Ohio has 287,000 unemployed workers last month, down 18,000 compared with October.
9:59AM
December 19, 2014

Ohio’s official unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level in 13 years after employers added naerly 18,000 jobs in November.

Is There A Future For The Traditional Christmas Card?

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Several thousand greeting card companies in the U.S. and Canada must find new ways to attract customers for their Christmas and holiday cards
5:03AM
December
19, 2014

Christmas card sales have dropped steadily in recent years. But card companies are using technology to try to keep the tradition alive.

Gas Prices Tank, Drivers Smile

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Sign of the times? Gas pump prices drop to lows not seen in more than 5 years.
10:08AM
December
18, 2014

National surveys show consumers’ mood is brightening, and it’s not just holiday cheer. The more positive outlook has a lot to do with the steep drop in gasoline prices since last summer. 2015 holds the promise of more price relief not only at the gas pump but also at grocery stores.

Ohio Supreme Court Upholds Use Of Traffic Cameras

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The high court stood by its 2008 ruling in a challenge to Akron cameras that cities have "home-rule authority" to use the cameras.
9:54AM
December
18, 2014

The Ohio Supreme Court has again upheld use of traffic camera enforcement by the state’s municipalities.

An Infrastructure Project As A Job Training Program?

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Jessica Kimble outlines the apprenticeship for the operating engineers union.
8:37AM
December
18, 2014

The largest infrastructure project in Akron’s history is turning into a job-training program that local officials hope will help close the skills gap.

Bob Evans CEO Stepping Down

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In 2012 the company announced the closure of plants in Springfield and Bidwell, Ohio.
9:07AM
December
15, 2014

The CEO of Bob Evans Farms Inc. is stepping down after more than eight years in the post by mutual agreement with the company as the restaurant operator works on improving its performance.

Program Uses Text Messages To Link The Hungry With Pantries

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Volunteer Janet Reuss helps distribute emergency food at a pantry supplied by the Mid-Ohio foodbank
8:40AM
December 15, 2014

The goal of the new Columbus program is to link people who need extra food with underused food pantries in their neighborhoods.