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Ohio Senate approves school, tax policy change

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State senators passed a package of new tax cuts and adjustments to teachers' performance evaluations on Wednesday as components of Gov. John Kasich's midterm budget plan lurched closer to his desk.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 May 2014

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Heavy rains cause flash flooding in western Ohio

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Heavy rain led to flash flooding in western Ohio that shut down parts of the two interstate highways and other roads throughout the region.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 May 2014

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Marathon Petroleum buys Hess stations for $2.87B

FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) — Marathon Petroleum will spend $2.87 billion to acquire the retail operations of Hess, the largest chain of company operated gas stations and convenience stores on the East Coast.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 May 2014

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Columbus grows faster than other big Ohio cities

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — New census estimates show that Columbus has been the fastest growing large city in Ohio over the past three years.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 May 2014

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Body found in submerged car in Hoover Reservoir

DELAWARE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a body found inside a car submerged in the Hoover Reservoir belongs to a 51-year-old Dublin man.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 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 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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