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Infrastructure, Job Training On Senate Democrats’ Agenda

Ohio Democrats announce their legislative agenda.
21, 2015

Democratic state senators are making their pitch for raising Ohio’s minimum wage and ensuring that an expansion of the Medicaid health program remains in place.

Data Sharing Effort In Ohio Combats Scrap Metal Theft

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The Ohio Courts Network will offer a data-sharing arrangement to curb the theft of scrap metal.
19, 2015

Scrap metal dealers are getting help combatting theft from a new data-sharing arrangement through the Ohio Courts Network.

Ohio Panel Considers Focusing On Young Adults To Cut Poverty

A panel studying reliance on public assistance will report its findings to lawmakers at the Statehouse.
19, 2015

A panel studying Ohio’s reliance on public assistance programs is focusing on better case management and young adults as they look for new ways to tackle poverty.

Creekmur To Lead Columbia Gas of Ohio

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Dan Creekmur will become president of Columbia Gas of Ohio beginning in February.
16, 2015

Dan Creekmur will become the president of Columbia Gas of Ohio beginning in February.

Researchers: Renewable Energy Freeze Has Chilled Industry

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15, 2015

A research group says a new law freezing the state’s green energy standards has led to significant declines in the wind and solar industry in Ohio. But the study is getting some blowback from a key backer of that law.

Towing Companies Settle Lawsuit; Customers To Get Refunds

Central Ohio's two largest towing companies settled a class action lawsuit which claimed people were charged unlawful fees.
14, 2015

Two local towing companies have settled a class action lawsuit which claimed they charged unlawful fees. As many as 50,000 people could get partial refunds.

Demolition Begins Ahead Of Ohio Veterans Memorial Museum

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Workers remove a wall on the northwest side of the building as demolition begins on Veterans' Memorial in Downtown Columbus.
13, 2015

Demolition has begun of a central Ohio veterans memorial ahead of the creation of a statewide veterans memorial on the site.

Home Values Rise For Central Ohio Homeowners Previously Underwater

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Property owner Dax Clapsaddle is relieved he is no longer underwater in value for his condo units on the northwest side of Columbus.
12, 2015

Many homeowners in Central Ohio whose property value declined during the housing crisis are breathing a sigh of relief. It’s estimated that there’s been nearly a 50 percent drop in the number of Central Ohio homes underwater. And local real estate experts say 2015 will be a great time to refinance or sell a home.

Mayor Coleman Vows More ‘Green’ For City

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Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman says he'll keep city focus on environmentally friendly policies during his last year in office.
9, 2015

During his last year in office, Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman vows more focus on the environment. Coleman unveiled his “green” blueprint Friday at the Columbus Metropolitan Club. Coleman says past and future efforts are designed to make the city more environmentally friendly.

Budget Battles Expected From State Capitol In 2015

Budget battles are expected for the new General Assembly that starts working this week.
5, 2015

2015 is a budget year, and that potentially means battles over priorities. And Gov. John Kasich knows it.