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New Accord will enter challenging car market

Friday, September 22, 2017|Comments Off on New Accord will enter challenging car market

The 2018 Honda Accord will go on sale later this year in a market where the mid-sized car segment regularly gives way to sports utility vehicles. Honda invested $267 million to support the 10th generation model’s production with $220 million at the Marysville Auto Plant for new technologies and processes, including a new $165 million weld department featuring 342 state-of-the-art welding robots. Honda is also adding 300 new jobs at the plant to support production [...]

EPA nominee once helped chemical industry, lobbyists

Friday, September 22, 2017|Comments Off on EPA nominee once helped chemical industry, lobbyists

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s nominee to oversee chemical safety at the Environmental Protection Agency has for years accepted payments for criticizing studies that raised concerns about the safety of his clients’ products, according to a review of financial records and his published work by The Associated Press. Michael L. Dourson’s nomination as head of EPA’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention was to be considered by a Senate committee Wednesday, but was postponed [...]

Clean Water exits receivership

Friday, September 22, 2017|Comments Off on Clean Water exits receivership

Clean Water Ltd. has emerged from its receivership as Clean Water Environmental. The company restructured its operations as it transferred substantially all assets and operations to the affiliate of San Francisco-based Hunting Dog Capital LLC. Clean Water Environmental provides hazardous wastes management services at its central Ohio facilities, including transportation, treatment, recycling and used oil recovery. As part of its restructuring initiative, new management has been put in place and operational procedures have been audited, [...]

Craft beers trickle into Dubai, shaking up a cocktail scene

Friday, September 22, 2017|Comments Off on Craft beers trickle into Dubai, shaking up a cocktail scene

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — At Dubai’s Black Tap restaurant, the Americana doesn’t stop at the hamburgers cooking on the grill or hip hop pumping from the speakers. It’s also being poured out, one pint at a time. The new restaurant stocks Dubai’s most-extensive selection of American craft beer, part of a major $23.5 billion market for customers wanting a different style of ale. It represents a new scene for Dubai, long known as the [...]

Survey: Social Security causing concerns for future retirees

Friday, September 22, 2017|Comments Off on Survey: Social Security causing concerns for future retirees

In a new survey, retirees are voicing their concerns over quality of life in retirement. According to the Nationwide Retirement Institute survey, only 21 percent of future retirees say life in retirement will be better, and 28 percent of recent retirees say life is worse in retirement. Retirees cited income and cost of living as the top two reasons why, sitting at 78 percent and 76 percent, respectively. “With growing uncertainty and looming potential changes, [...]

Floods, fires, other disasters add stress to state budgets

Friday, September 22, 2017|Comments Off on Floods, fires, other disasters add stress to state budgets

ATLANTA — A summer of natural catastrophes, from epic hurricanes to scorching wildfires, has exposed another peril in disaster-prone states: how to pay for the rescues, repairs and rebuilding. The combined tab from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma is expected to hit $200 billion or more. While the federal government is expected to pay most of that, the affected state and local governments have to start paying for recovery now and eventually could be on the [...]

OSU researchers discover molecular ‘add-ons’ that customize protein interfaces

Friday, September 22, 2017|Comments Off on OSU researchers discover molecular ‘add-ons’ that customize protein interfaces

Researchers from Ohio State University, in conjunction with a research team from the University of Regensburg in Germany, have discovered a previously overlooked part of protein molecules that could be key to how proteins interact inside living cells. These bits of molecular material on the outer edges of the protein interface — dubbed “add-ons” by researchers — customize what a protein can do, the study found. While it’s long been known that proteins have an [...]

Ovechkin, NHL players grudgingly accept their Olympic absence

Friday, September 22, 2017|Comments Off on Ovechkin, NHL players grudgingly accept their Olympic absence

After being outspoken about going to the 2018 Winter Olympics no matter the consequences, even Alex Ovechkin has given up and turned his attention to the Beijing Games in 2022. The Washington Capitals’ Russian superstar acknowledged the door is closed on him and other NHL players playing in South Korea in February, the result of the league’s decision to skip the Olympics for the first time since 1994. With the International Ice Hockey Federation not [...]

Study: Most states would take a hit from GOP health bill

Friday, September 22, 2017|Comments Off on Study: Most states would take a hit from GOP health bill

WASHINGTON — Most states would take a stiff budgetary hit if the latest Senate GOP health care bill becomes law, according to an independent analysis released this week. That would likely result in more uninsured Americans. The study by the consulting firm Avalere Health found that the Graham-Cassidy bill would lead to an overall $215 billion cut to states in federal funding for health insurance, through 2026. Reductions would grow over time. “A reduction in [...]

Pro teams back fantasy sports bill

Friday, September 22, 2017|Comments Off on Pro teams back fantasy sports bill

Ohio appears to be well on its way to joining 16 other states that have eased gambling laws to permit fantasy sports contests. Argument in favor of House Bill 132 this week attracted heavy hitters (and kickers) as both the Cincinnati Reds and Columbus Crew went on the record in support of the measure. “HB 132 will ensure that the millions of Ohioans who support baseball and enjoy the engagement allowed for by fantasy sports [...]

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Bill focuses on vision care practices

Wednesday, September 20, 2017|Comments Off on Bill focuses on vision care practices

Members of the House Insurance Committee are mulling a bill that would eliminate the seemingly arbitrary limitations health insurers impose on vision care services for [...]

New secrecy tactic: suing people who seek public records

Wednesday, September 20, 2017|Comments Off on New secrecy tactic: suing people who seek public records

IOWA CITY, Iowa — An Oregon parent wanted details about school employees getting paid to stay home. A retired educator sought data about student performance [...]

Franklin County courts offer reading list to assist those affected by court decisions

Wednesday, September 20, 2017|Comments Off on Franklin County courts offer reading list to assist those affected by court decisions

Kids and grown ups alike may be troubled by any of the difficult decisions that come out of today’s courtrooms. The fallout from divorce, criminal [...]

Business News

Local companies tackle health insurers’ PA requests

Wednesday, September 20, 2017|Comments Off on Local companies tackle health insurers’ PA requests

Local companies are seeking to disrupt a practice by health insurers that has been criticized for delaying doctor-prescribed medications for patients. It’s known as prior [...]

Local companies collaborate through company

Tuesday, September 19, 2017|Comments Off on Local companies collaborate through company

What do Equifax, JP Morgan Chase, Yahoo, Target and Sony Pictures Entertainment have in common? Data breaches would be a good answer, and the listed [...]

AEP honored for economic development efforts

Tuesday, September 19, 2017|Comments Off on AEP honored for economic development efforts

American Electric Power has been recognized by Site Selection Magazine as one of the country’s top 10 utilities for economic development. It’s the sixth year [...]

Real Estate

New apartment building in Denver caters to traumatized homeless people

Wednesday, September 6, 2017|Comments Off on New apartment building in Denver caters to traumatized homeless people

DENVER (AP) — Sunlight fills every corridor, the exit visible even from the opposite end of the apartment building. Its 60 bedrooms have no doors [...]

Orlando’s tourist core sees full-time residents moving in as area diversifies

Friday, September 1, 2017|Comments Off on Orlando’s tourist core sees full-time residents moving in as area diversifies

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Orlando tourist strip known most for attracting conventioneers and thrill-seeking visitors — International Drive — is getting another identity. In recent [...]

Rosa Parks’ house may be returned to U.S. from Germany

Tuesday, August 29, 2017|Comments Off on Rosa Parks’ house may be returned to U.S. from Germany

BERLIN (AP) — Section by section, American artist Ryan Mendoza painstakingly disassembled the small wood-frame home of civil rights icon Rosa Parks after learning that [...]

Politics

How Castro responded when US diplomats suddenly got sick

Tuesday, September 19, 2017|Comments Off on How Castro responded when US diplomats suddenly got sick

HAVANA — Raul Castro seemed rattled. The Cuban president sent for the top American envoy in the country to address grave concerns about a spate [...]

Unhappy moderate House Republicans complicate 2018 election for GOP

Thursday, September 14, 2017|Comments Off on Unhappy moderate House Republicans complicate 2018 election for GOP

WASHINGTON — Veteran Republicans are bailing on Congress in growing numbers, as GOP control of Washington fails to produce the unity or legislative successes party [...]

For Trump and Ryan, a tortured relationship grows more so

Tuesday, September 12, 2017|Comments Off on For Trump and Ryan, a tortured relationship grows more so

WASHINGTON (AP) — It started out cold as ice, and then turned warm and friendly. Now the tortured relationship between President Donald Trump and House [...]

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