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Ohio Jobless Rate Increases In July

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Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reports the state's jobless rate increased in July
12:17PM
August
15, 2014

Ohio’s unemployment rate for July ticked up slightly after job reports for the last two months showed the rate at its lowest level since before the Great Recession.

Ohio Grain Bin Blast Injures 6, Closes Facility

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A grain bin explosion in Coshocton, east of Columbus, injured six.
1:45PM
August 14, 2014

Owners say a Coshocton grain company will be closed for weeks after a grain bin explosion destroyed silos and injured six people.

Ohio Farm Group, Environmental Group, Point To Algae Law Loophole

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Algae blooms on Lake Erie and other Ohio lakes have hit the tourism industry in regions that rely heavily on visitors spending money.
1:06PM
August
14, 2014

Ohio farmers caught in the headlights of the recent Toledo water crisis are defending their voluntary efforts to reduce phosphorus run-off to Lake Erie. That runoff is the primary source of toxic algae blooms. But an Ohio farm group and environmentalists say a new state law that will certify fertilizer use doesn’t go far – or fast – enough.

Lawmakers Look At Solutions to Ohio’s Algae Bloom Crisis

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Republican lawmakers call for a federal balanced budget amendment.
11:09AM
August
14, 2014

After the recent water crisis in Toledo, finding a solution to Ohio’s harmful algal bloom crisis is moving up the priority list for lawmakers.

More Workers Comp. Rebates Coming For Ohio Employers

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The rebates come a few weeks after the BWC settled a seven-year lawsuit with hundreds of thousands of Ohio businesses over its group rate system.
9:03AM
August 14, 2014

More than 185,000 public and private employers are expected to receive another round of rebates from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation.

OSU: No Record Of Police At “Midnight Ramp” March

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A band alumni group says dozens have witnessed police at the events, and the lack of documentation probably indicates it was just "one of those wink-and-nod cool traditions."
10:58AM
August
13, 2014

Ohio State officials say there is no recent record of campus police attending an annual ritual where marching band members entered Ohio Stadium in their underwear.

Reynoldsburg Students Return To School Ahead Of Possible Strike

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Reynoldsburg High School
7:55AM
August 13, 2014

School starts today for some suburban Columbus districts, including Reynoldsburg, where the local teacher’s union has given their leaders the right to call a strike.

Long-Time Health Care Executive Charged With Embezzling $3 Million

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The Department of Justice says Satava created hundreds of checks using the names of people covered by the company, then forged their signatures and deposited the checks in a personal account.
11:15AM
August 12, 2014

A former executive with Ohio’s largest health insurance company has been charged with embezzling nearly $3 million over two decades.

Fired Band Director Continues Push To Regain Job

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Jonathan Waters was fired last month after an investigation that OSU officials say revealed "a culture conducive to sexual harassment."
11:05AM
August 12, 2014

The former director of the Ohio State University Marching Band appeared on All Sides with Ann Fisher Tuesday to talk about his work to improve the band’s culture, and why he thinks his firing is unjust.

Ohio Shale Production Up Ten Fold Since 2012

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Utica production numbers are still far smaller than leading regions such as the Marcellus in Pennsylvania, the Bakken in North Dakota, or the Eagle Ford in Texas.
9:46AM
August
12, 2014

The report from the U.S. Energy information Administration found that production from the Utica region in eastern Ohio increased by more than 10 times over the last two years, from 115 million cubic feet per day in 2012 to an estimated 1.3 billion cubic feet per day by September 2014.