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Ohio Unemployment Unchanged From July To August

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Trade, transportation and utilities lost the most positions, while government and educational and health services added the most workers in August.
10:33AM
September 19, 2014

State labor officials says Ohio employers added about 200 jobs in August as the official jobless rate hovered at 5.7 percent.

Dublin Lures Amazon With Free Land

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The city of Dublin has offered free land to an Amazon subsidiary to encourage it to set up shop in the area.
4:24PM
September
9, 2014

The City of Dublin proposes to give away land to a web-based data company.

Federal Judge Blocks Ohio Measures On Early Voting

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A federal judge strikes down Ohio's early voting restrictions.
12:14PM
September 4, 2014

A federal judge has blocked an Ohio law trimming early voting and ordered the swing state’s elections chief to set an expanded voting schedule.

Ohio Supreme Court Delivers Blow To AEP In Coal Ruling

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An American Electric Power plant in Conesville, Ohio.
8:03AM
September
4, 2014

The Ohio Supreme Court has sided with state utility regulators in a dispute with American Electric Power over how much the company can charge customers for coal.

Dueling Think Tanks See Different Realities In Labor Day Report

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8:03AM
September
2, 2014

This Labor Day, there are a record low number of Ohioans in the labor force – fewer than there have been since October 1978. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler talked to two economic experts who see that number – and others – in very different ways.

Road Salt Prices Increasing Up To 300 Percent For Ohio Counties

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Salt companies are saying last year’s seemingly endless winter drained their inventories, so the high costs are simply reflect how high the demand is compared to the limited supply.
8:45AM
August
27, 2014

It may be in the upper 80s today, but the state and local communities are already thinking about the coming winter. And they’re looking at some bills for road salt that are stopping them cold.

Bumper Crop Means Full Silos, Potentially Lower Prices

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One survey estimates a 25 percent increase in bushels of corn per acre compared to the state's three-year average.
8:21AM
August
27, 2014

Ohio farmers are looking at a potential bumper crop during the fall harvest, but that could be offset by lower prices and spoilage from some crops having to be stored outside.

DeWine Defends Video Decision In Walmart Shooting

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John Crawford III was fatally shot by police inside a Beavercreek Walmart store earlier this month. His family has called the shooting unjustified.
12:08PM
August
26, 2014

Ohio’s attorney general is standing behind his decision to let the family of a man killed by police inside a Dayton-area Walmart view surveillance footage of the shooting. But John Crawford III’s family want the video released publicly.

Minor Parties Frustrated By Campaign For Governor

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Last year at this time, both the Tea Party and the Libertarian Party of Ohio were planning their options for the 2014 election for governor. Neither wanted Republican John Kasich re-elected, and neither wanted to support Democrat Ed FitzGerald, who had launched his campaign a few months earlier.
8:51AM
August 26, 2014

The campaign troubles of the Democratic candidate for governor have gotten the attention of not just the party faithful, but those who are undecided and frustrated with the major party candidates.

Business Groups To Defend Common Core In House Hearings

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The Ohio Chamber of Commerce, the Ohio Business Roundtable, and the Association of School Business Officials also support the Common Core.
7:29AM
August
25, 2014

Business and education groups will be in Columbus this week to defend the state’s Common Core curriculum in House hearings.