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Ohio Charity Offers To Take Immigrant Children

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8:54AM
July
25, 2014

A Cincinnati charity says it has applied for a federal grant aimed at bringing to Ohio some of the immigrant children who have flooded across the U.S. border recently.

Ohioans Getting $1.2 Million In Insurance Refunds

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About $1.2 million dollars in refunds were issued for premiums paid in 2013 in Ohio.
8:03AM
July 25, 2014

Ohio health insurers are refunding more than a million dollars in premiums to small businesses and individuals for 2013, according to a new report from the Department of Health and Human Services. The refund is the result of a clause in the Affordable Care Act aimed at limiting the cost of health insurance.

Natural Gas Pipeline Planned For Eastern Ohio

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8:55AM
July
24, 2014

Plans are shaping up for a major pipeline to move natural gas liquids from eastern Ohio to the Gulf Coast.

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 Democrats Introduce Birth Control Bill

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8:23AM
July
23, 2014

Democrats in the Ohio Legislature are introducing a bill that they say would require employer-provided health care plans that cover prescription drugs to cover contraceptives under the same terms without charging a co-pay.

Secretary Of State Orders Training For All Poll Workers

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Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted says in a statement that about 40,000 poll workers are needed on Election Day, and his directive will ensure that all poll workers are ready for the Nov. 4 election.
8:19AM
July
23, 2014

The directive issued Tuesday by Secretary of State Jon Husted would require training for every poll worker this year, regardless of previous experience. That’s a change from current state law.

Judge Denies Early Release For Disgraced Former State Lawmaker

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Weddington's motion said he has participated in community service activities and been a literacy tutor for other inmates.
10:19AM
July 22, 2014

Columbus Democrat Carlton Weddington pleaded guilty in 2012 to charges of bribery, election falsification and filing a false financial disclosure statement. He’s served two years of a three-year sentence.

Ohio Unemployment Rate Flat In June

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12:14PM
July
18, 2014

The unemployment rate in Ohio for June remained unchanged at 5.5 percent, staying at the lowest level since before the Great Recession.

College Degrees Bring More Debt, Higher Wages

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The study says households with at least one college degree have more debt, but make about $17,000 more a year than households with only high school diplomas.
8:04AM
July 18, 2014

Chances are that if you’ve nailed a college degree to your wall recently, you’re also nailed with debt. But some new research from the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland says degree earners are still better off in the long-term than those without a diploma.

Businesses, Workers Fear They’ll Pay State’s Unemployment Debt

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In 2013, Ohio employers started paying more in federal unemployment taxes because the state still owes a huge debt to the feds.
7:32AM
July 18, 2014

The recession may be over, but the state of Ohio still owes the federal government $1.4 billion for the money it borrowed to pay jobless benefits to unemployed Ohioans. That debt is looming large over Ohio employers, and could affect people who might get jobless benefits in the future.