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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.

Reynoldsburg Wage Benefit Proposal Draws Wide Interest

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A federal mediator has been called in to help settle a contract dispute between Reynoldsburg schools and its teacher union.
5:58AM
July 23, 2014

Reynoldsburg’s latest offer to its teachers is getting a lot of attention. The city’s school board would replace automatic teacher raises with merit pay and bonuses. And it would replace the district’s health insurance plan with individual cash payments. The plan has caught the attention of labor experts, school administrators and teachers unions.

Council Sets Regulations For Uber, Lyft And Other Car Services

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Columbus City Council last night approved a series of rules to regulate private car services.
12:46PM
July
22, 2014

Columbus City Council last night approved a series of rules to regulate car services Uber and Lyft.

Home Sales In Central Ohio Getting Hotter This Summer

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June home sales in Central Ohio show an increase of 11.2 percent from May.
11:19AM
July
22, 2014

More home buyers in Central Ohio are closing the deal. Home sales in Central Ohio rose last month by more than 11 percent compared to May.
However, the figures were down more than 3 percent from June of last year.

Ohio Base Workers Offered Buyouts Ahead Of Layoffs

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Civilian employees at Wright Patterson AFB offered incentives to retire before layoffs in October.
10:34AM
July
22, 2014

Civilian employees at Ohio’s largest military base will have until Aug. 1 to notify officials if they plan to retire or leave with incentives ahead of hundreds of layoffs this fall.

OSU Rakes In $404 Million In Donations In Fiscal Year

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The donations reported in the fiscal year ending June 30 were just shy of the record $407 million in 2011-12.
9:02AM
July
22, 2014

Ohio State University says it took in a near-record $404 million in donations in the past 12 months.

Online Sales Tax Collection At All-Time High

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Still, Ohio doesn't have legal authority to collect from online retailers who don't operate in a physical location in the state, such as Amazon.
8:00AM
July 21, 2014

The state has collected $45 million from out-of-state retailers in the 2014 budget year. That’s a 68 percent increase over the past five years.

Ohio Near The Top For Energy And Environmentally Efficient Homes

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LEED homeowner advocates for more green homes like this one on North 21st Street in Columbus.
5:00AM
July
21, 2014

Energy efficient home building is on the rise in Ohio. The group that certifies green building says Ohio ranks number 6 in the country in the number green homes. Over the last four years, the number of so-called LEED certified has increased 8 and a half times. But some builders and state lawmakers question whether LEED should be the standard.