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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.

Kasich Campaign May Be Looking Past November

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7:53AM
August 21, 2014

When John Kasich met with supporters in Beavercreek earlier this week, he didn’t mention his opponent in November.

Two Top Aides Leave Fitzgerald Campaign, More Changes Possible

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A Fitzgerald campaign spokeswoman confirms that campaign manager Nick Buis and communications director Daniel McElhatton have left their day-to-day roles with the campaign, but will assist as consultants on an as needed basis.
8:29AM
August 19, 2014

After weeks of bad headlines, low poll numbers and disappointing fundraising, there’s a major shakeup rattling the campaign of the Democratic candidate for governor.

House Committee Begins Hearings On Common Core Repeal Bill

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This bill is before the Rules Committee, not the Education Committee, where Republican chair Gerald Stebelton of Lancaster halted a similar measure last fall.
9:46AM
August
18, 2014

Hearings are scheduled to begin today on a controversial second attempt to repeal the Common Core public education standards now being phased in in Ohio.

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.

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.