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Sen. Brown Pushes Bill To Reform Student Loans

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4:25PM
April
1, 2014

Student loan debt in the U.S. now surpasses $1 trillion. Ohio’s senior U.S. senator Sherrod Brown blames the private loan industry for intentionally making loan terms difficult to understand. He’s pushing legislation that would make loan terms more clear. The bill is called the Know Before You Owe Private Student Loan Act.

Ohio Senate OKs Deal Allowing Tesla To Sell Cars

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Tesla Model S.
3:12PM
April
1, 2014

The Ohio Senate has passed a bill that would let electric car maker Tesla Motors operate three dealerships in the state.

Ohio Group Holds Out Hope For Thorium Energy

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This schematic from 1969 represents the state of the art Thorium molten salt reactor design. Engineers at Oak Ridge Labs developed the technology then abandoned it in favor of the more familiar Uranium fueled light water reactors.
12:24PM
March
31, 2014

A group in Northeast Ohio is promoting an alternative form of atomic power that they say promises safer and cheaper nuclear reactors: Thorium. But critics say its time as a viable energy source has passed.

Ohio Furniture Maker To Add Jobs For Ikea Line

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Furniture maker Sauder is based in Archbold, Ohio near Toledo
6:01PM
March
29, 2014

A northwestern Ohio furniture maker plans to hire more workers after signing a new deal with Swedish furniture retailer Ikea.

Ford To Add 300 Jobs At Lima Engine Plant

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Ford's Ecoboost V-6 engine has been gaining in popularity in recent years. The company says it offers the power of a V-8 with the gas mileage of a V-6.
10:44AM
March
28, 2014

Ford executives say the new workers will build a V6 engine for the 2015 F-150 truck.

Despite Dealer Concerns, Tesla Strikes Deal To Sell In Ohio

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Tesla Model S.
5:00AM
March
27, 2014

Car dealers in Ohio say they’ve reached a compromise with Silicone Valley-based Tesla, the electric automaker with a unique and controversial business model. The company sells directly to customers, not through a dealer. There’s no haggling; the price of each car is non-negotiable.

$2.4 billion Construction Budget Clears Ohio House

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The Ohio House today passed a $2.4 billion dollar construction budget to fund a host of projects around the state.
3:30PM
March
26, 2014

The Ohio House has passed a nearly $2.4 billion state construction budget that funds a host of community, school, park and prison projects.

Preservationists Want To Protect Cultural Sites From Drilling

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The map from GAPP shows where underground gas deposits sought by drilling companies overlap with historical cultural sites.
11:24AM
March
25, 2014

We’ve heard environmentalists’ concerns about increased oil and gas drilling. And some landowners say drilling companies are violating leases. Now some preservationists are speaking out against drilling because of potential harm to ancient cultural sites.

Dancer Teaches The Trapeze As Art Form

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Mikey Thomas and students on the trapeze at Movement Activities
5:08AM
March
24, 2014

Trapeze. The word conjures up images of high-flying acrobats doing daring feats of skill at the circus. But a Columbus man is exploring the art of the trapeze. And for the past two years he’s been teaching others about its beauty.

Ohio Jobless Rate Drops In February

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Ohio's unemployment rate declined in February to a level below the national rate.
8:39AM
March
21, 2014

The state says Ohio’s unemployment rate dropped in February. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services said Friday that the seasonally adjusted rate in February was 6.5 percent, which was down from 6.9 percent in January.