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Thursday, 27 March 2014 09:33

Calamity Day Bill Signed

 Schools officially given four more snow days
Thursday, 27 March 2014 09:30

Tax Law Could Benefit Payers


State would be required to be more communicative

Columbus growing, Cleveland shrinking

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio automobile dealers have struck a deal that will allow Tesla Motors to sell its electric cars in the state.
   The agreement with the Ohio Automobile Dealers Association was negotiated on Tuesday and approved by a Senate panel.
   The bill allows Tesla to keep its existing stores in the Columbus and Cincinnati areas, and allows a third to open in Cleveland, but prohibits the company from opening any other stores.
   The bill allows no other automaker to operate manufacturer-owned stores in the state.
   Ohio was among states proposing to block Tesla from setting up additional direct-sales galleries on grounds they undercut traditional auto dealerships.  Dealers saw Tesla as a threat to a system in which nearly all dealerships are independently owned franchises that are separate from manufacturers.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014 10:13

Space Simulator Studying Climate

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - A research laboratory in Ohio is simulating extreme day and night temperatures in Mars to test the power generators used in NASA'S Mars rover.
   Researchers at the University of Dayton were chosen to test to the performance of the generators on the Curiosity Mars rover as part of an ongoing five-year, $3.75 million contract with the U.S. Department of Energy.
   The Dayton Daily News reports  the two Multi-Mission Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators being tested at UD's Research Institute lab are the only ones on Earth. A third is powering the Curiosity rover on Mars.
   The generator is the power system used to recharge the batteries on the Curiosity rover.
   University officials dedicated the new testing laboratory on Tuesday.


Touted to create over 30,000 jobs
Tuesday, 25 March 2014 10:13

Oil Leak Under Investigation

   CINCINNATI (AP) - Federal environmental officials estimate more than 20,000 gallons of crude oil leaked from a pipeline into a nature preserve in southwest Ohio.
   The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency doubled initial estimates in its latest update. Meanwhile, Sunoco Logistics reports that its pipeline has been repaired and oil flow has resumed.
   Sunoco shut off a stretch of the Mid-Valley Pipeline from northern Kentucky to Lima, Ohio, early March 18 after a leak was confirmed. A company spokesman says the cause of a 5-inch pipeline crack is still being investigated.
   The oil leaked into an intermittent stream and acre-sized marshy area in the Oak Glen Nature Preserve just west of Cincinnati.  Officials say no problems have been found with air quality or local water wells, but some small wildlife has been affected.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The only woman on Ohio's death row is set to be sentenced a third time for plotting the killing of her ex-husband.
   Sixty-nine-year-old Donna Marie Roberts was sentenced to death in 2003 for plotting with her boyfriend to kill her husband in 2001 in Howland, near Youngstown.
   The Ohio Supreme Court for the second time overturned Roberts' death sentence - but not her guilty verdict - last October and sent the case back for resentencing.
   The Columbus Dispatch  reports that the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday denied an appeal arguing that she should be allowed to offer mitigating evidence at sentencing about why she should not receive the death penalty.
   She's scheduled to stay on death row until she's sentenced again.

Tuesday, 25 March 2014 09:31

Lawmakers Mulling Over Oil and Gas Tax


Kasich, budget experts far apart on figures
Tuesday, 25 March 2014 08:17

Winter Spending Surges Even More

State to pony up a couple million more for winter weather
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