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Ohio Utility Regulators Reject AEP Plan For Coal Plants

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February 26, 2015

Ohio utility regulators have rejected an American Electric Power proposal to guarantee profitability from two of its aging coal plants.

Ohio Oil, Gas Drilling Up Again In Final Quarter Of 2014

The report shows 779 wells produced at least some oil or gas out of the 828 wells drilled in Ohio's shale formations.
26, 2015

New figures show more than 3.5 million barrels of oil and 164 billion cubic feet of natural gas were produced during the final three months of 2014.

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Arguments Over Abercrombie Dress Code

The case being argued Wednesday explores when an employer must take steps to accommodate the religious beliefs of a worker or job applicant.
25, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court is considering the employment discrimination claim of a Muslim woman who was turned down for a job by Central Ohio-based retailer Abercrombie & Fitch after she showed up at her job interview wearing a black headscarf that conflicted with the company’s dress code.

New Honda Leadership On The Way

Honda says it will build its new hybrid Honda Accord sedan in Ohio.
24, 2015

Honda Motor Company says it will change its corporate leadership. The unexpected decision follows recalls of vehicles equipped with airbags made by Japan’s Takata Corporation.

Wilmington Prepares For Ohio’s Political Spotlight

Wilmington airport is recovering after the loss of 7,000 jobs in 2009. Governor Kasich will travel to the city for Tuesday's State of the State address
23, 2015

Wilmington is preparing for a political invasion. Governor John Kasich and most state lawmakers will travel to the southwest Ohio city tomorrow for the State of the State address. It’s a return visit for Kasich to a city that was deeply scarred by the Great Recession.

Winter Weather Challenges Some Area Retailers

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Local business owners say winter weather is affecting their bottom lines.
23, 2015

Sub-zero wind chills, snow and ice have caused some people to stay home and out of stores. And some local business owners say they’re feeling the effects.

Ohio’s Economic Recovery Weak For African-American Communities

Ohio Legislative Black Caucus highlights state's economic recovery not spreading to African-American communities.
23, 2015

Leaders in the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus claim not enough of the economic recovery has happened within larger inner-city communities.

Southwest Airlines Adds More Direct Flights At Port Columbus

Port Columbus will get direct Southwest Airlines flights to Boston and Oakland, California.
19, 2015

Southwest Airlines announced today it will add direct flights to Boston and the San Fransisco area from Port Columbus this summer.

Group Pushing Marijuana Amendment Makes Major Change

ResponsibleOhio still intends to put its issue on the ballot this fall.
February 18, 2015

Backers of a proposed constitutional amendment to legalize marijuana in Ohio are changing their proposal to let Ohioans grow four pot plants in their home.

Ohio Senate Committee Approves Bill Aimed At Lake Erie Algae

The blue-green algae inundating Lake Erie and some other Ohio lakes is fueled by fertilizer runoff from farm fields and lawns.
17, 2015

A committee of lawmakers in the Ohio Senate has approved legislation that’s designed to cut down on the amount of algae in Lake Erie.