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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.

Ohio Shifts Tax Burden From Businesses To Homeowners, Farmers

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Homeowners and farmers were paying about 48 percent of the property taxes in 1975. That was up to more than 70 percent in 2011.
8:17AM
June
24, 2014

A new study shows Ohio’s property taxes have been shifting from business to residential and agricultural for 35 years. And it’s a shift that’s accelerated over the last 20 years.

5,000 People Leave Unemployment Rolls As Employers Add 1,600 Jobs

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Ohio's unemployment fell to 6.8 percent last month, the third straight drop after a summer of flat employment reports.
10:42AM
December 21, 2012

The latest monthly report from the state reports a November unemployment of 6.8 percent. That’s down from 6.9 percent in October and the lowest since the summer of 2008.

Ohio Companies Banking On Exports Program

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Kimberly Ullner founded her specialty food company, 1-2-3 Gluten Free, eight years ago. She’s since seen interest in gluten-free products flourish, and now wants to move into markets including Europe, South America, and the Middle East.
7:55AM
November
13, 2012

Some Ohio businesses are pinning their hopes to a new federal program that matches companies with potential partners overseas.

Businesses Get Text Savvy

12:00AM
October
12, 2010

The next text message you get may not be from your BFF, best friend forever – saying they’ll BRT be right there. Instead, it could be from your doctor’s office or local library. WOSU reports some businesses are moving away from snail mail notifications to quick and easy texts.

Southside Residents Look for Improvements

12:00AM
April
29, 2010

When it comes to neighborhoods in Columbus, the South Side often is forgotten. Now neighbors and city planners are trying to change that. They are studying the areas needs and formulating a development plan for the future. Neighbors and city leaders will discuss the plan at a meeting tonight.

Maternity Leave Change for Small Businesses on Hold for Months

12:00AM
December
3, 2007

The Ohio Civil Rights Commission’s new rule, requiring most small businesses to offer at least 12 weeks of unpaid pregnancy and maternity leave, is on hold for at least three months.

Businesses not included in free identity protection from summer data theft

12:00AM
September
11, 2007

This summer the state provided hundreds of thousands of Ohioans with free identity theft protection after a computer backup tape containing their personal information was stolen. Some of the information on the tape included businesses’ information. But businesses are not covered.

Ohio Voters Might Decide Adult Business Law

12:00AM
June
7, 2007

Strip-club owners and dancers will try to get voters to overturn recently approved restrictions that will forbid touching of strippers and nude dancing after midnight.

Six Foot Limit Might Be Unconstitutional

12:00AM
May
8, 2007

There’s a new development in that battle over a proposal to require that strippers stay a set distance away from patrons at topless bars and other x-rated businesses across Ohio.