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Ohio Bill Curbing Carbon-Rule Impact Advances

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2, 2014

Ohio lawmakers are expected to take swift action on legislation intended to limit the impact of federal plans to cut carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by 30 percent by 2030.

Delayed Renewable Energy Mandates Could Hurt Investment

Jereme Kent, CEO of One Energy, says delaying changes to Ohio's renewable energy mandates will create a "lobbying frenzy" in the state.
30, 2014

Jereme Kent, the general manager of Findlay-based wind energy company One Energy, says delaying incoming renewable energy mandates will create a “lobbying frenzy” and scare away renewable energy investors.

Ohio Lawmakers OK Pause In Green Energy Targets

A bill to delay Ohio's alternative energy standards is now in the hands of Governor Kasich
28, 2014

A contentious bill delaying phase-in of Ohio’s renewable energy targets for two years has cleared the Republican-led state Legislature and is headed to GOP Gov. John Kasich.

AEP Proposes Rate Cut For Residential Customers

AEP proposes a rate cut to residential customers.
May 27, 2014

American Electric Power is planning to cut rates for most residential customers by more than 12 percent.

Ohioans Clash With Soaring Canada Goose Population

Fred Buxton and Mickey
22, 2014

An estimated 85,000 Canada Geese live in Ohio. They don’t pose much of a problem in rural areas. But in urban areas Canada Geese make themselves right at home on landscaping and golf courses. Occasionally they’ll attack if provoked.

State Approves Tax Breaks For Auto Glass Manufactuer

The state’s Tax Credit Authority on Tuesday approved a 15-year, 75 percent Job Creation Tax Credit for the company, which is setting up operations at the old GM plant in Moraine.
21, 2014

The state of Ohio has approved part of an incentive package for Fuyao, the Chinese auto-glass company coming to the former GM Moraine plant south of Dayton.

‘Glass City’ Awaits Decision On Future Of Anchor Hocking Plant

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Entrance to Anchor Hocking plant in Lancaster. Workforce was furloughed last week
21, 2014

Mass furloughs announced at a Lancaster glass plant have raised fears a longtime employer will close. Both civic leaders and city residents say the Anchor Hocking plant abruptly shutdown with little notice to the workers or the community.

Central Ohio Fares Well In Local Unemployment Report

As a whole, Ohio's unemployment rate remains well below the national rate.
May 20, 2014

Unemployment fell in every Ohio county last month, and Central Ohio fared especially well.

Ohio Lawmaker Fights For Larger Minimum Wage Hike

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Ohio lawmaker wants to hike the state's minimum wage by more than two dollars an hour.
20, 2014

An Ohio Democratic lawmaker wants to hike Ohio’s minimum wage by more than two dollars.

Unique Senior Project Gets Graduates Ready For Life

Willie Marks won "Best in Show" for his futon made out of trees he cut down.
20, 2014

These are the final days of the school year, and for most students, that means final exams and big papers. But one tiny rural school district goes beyond testing and written reports in helping students get ready for life after high school.