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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.

City Issues Proposed Capital Improvements Budget

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Mayor Michael Coleman's proposed Capital Improvements Budget calls for unprecedented expenditures for city parks, pools and bike paths.
2:57PM
March 19, 2014

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman’s office calls it an unprecedented investment in parks, bike paths pools and rec centers.

Kasich Unveils $2.4B Construction Budget For Ohio

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Governor Kasich has unveiled a multi-billion dollar state construction budget to fund a number of school, park and prison projects.
3:24PM
March 18, 2014

Ohio Gov. John Kasich has unveiled a nearly $2.4 billion state construction budget to fund a host of community, school, park and prison projects.

Watchdog Probe Sought At Ohio EPA

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Four state lawmakers seek review of pollution-discharge permits for 13 coal facilities that have expired since Gov. John Kasich took office.
1:45PM
March
18, 2014

Four Democratic lawmakers are asking the state watchdog to investigate allegations of political pressure at the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.

Ohio Attorney General Joins Effort To Curtail Tobacco Sales

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A group of Attorneys General wants some major retailers to curtail tobacco sales.
2:52PM
March
17, 2014

Attorneys General from Ohio and 27 other states and U.S. territories have written to the chief executives of major U.S. pharmacy chains urging them to stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products.