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Ohio State presidential search tops $600,000

 

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University spent more than $600,000 on the search for its new president, including $186,000 for private jet service and about $230,000 for an executive headhunting firm, according to records released Tuesday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 May 2014

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School, tax policy changes near Ohio Senate votes

 

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Senate is expected to vote Wednesday on a package of tax breaks proposed by Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) and along with a plan that asserts the role of local school districts in implementing Ohio's new learning standards.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 May 2014

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Ohio businessmen accused in investment scheme

Ohio businessmen accused in investment scheme

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two Ohio businessmen are accused of defrauding their company's investors and diverting their money for personal use.

A federal grand jury has indicted Preston Harrison, of Lewis Center, and Thomas Jackson, of Powell, on counts that include wire fraud and money laundering. Harrison's wife also faces federal charges.

U.S. Attorney Carter Stewart announced the indictment Tuesday.

Jackson's attorney says he plans to plead not guilty. Messages were left with the Harrisons' attorneys after hours.

Federal authorities say the men engaged in a scheme to deceive investors in their Westerville company about the sports drink OXYwater. The men operated Imperial Integrated Health Research and Development LLC, which developed the beverage.

Authorities claim as a result of the defendants' alleged conduct between August 2010 and spring 2013, investors lost approximately $9 million.

Harrison is a former Ohio State University football player.

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 May 2014

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Ohio mom, daughter sentenced for scamming seniors

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) — A judge in southern Ohio has sentenced a mother and daughter to prison after they admitted they were part of a scam that bilked senior citizens out of about $400,000.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 May 2014

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Heavy use of road salt kills trees in Toledo

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — City of Toledo officials say it will cost thousands of dollars to replace dozens of decorative trees downtown killed by the heavy use of road salt over the winter.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 May 2014

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Ohio clean energy fight intensifies as vote nears

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Faith leaders are highlighting a historic church honored for energy efficiency improvements as they seek an audience with Republican Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) on legislation halting phase-in of Ohio's renewable energy and efficiency standards.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 May 2014

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School, tax changes move through Ohio Senate

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — As he heads into a fall re-election bid, Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Tuesday backed a package of new tax cuts and a one-year reprieve from school district and teacher penalties related to the state's new education and teacher evaluation standards.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 May 2014

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Ohio State presidential search tops $600,000

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University spent more than $600,000 on the search for its new president, including $186,000 for private jet service and about $230,000 for an executive headhunting firm, according to records released Tuesday.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 May 2014

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