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Dayton to host discussion on skilled immigrants


DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A federal Labor Department official will be part of a discussion on highly skilled immigrants and a southwest Ohio city's efforts to attract them.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 July 2015

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1 dead, 10 injured as church van crashes into train in Ohio

CINCINNATI (AP) — A van carrying vacation Bible school students crashed through a crossing gate into the side of a freight train at a southwest Ohio rail crossing, killing an adult passenger and injuring nine children and the driver, authorities said Wednesday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 July 2015

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Family of Dayton man killed in police shooting has questions

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Relatives have unanswered questions about the death of a man in a shooting by Ohio deputies who say he pointed a gun at them as they responded to a vehicle crash.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 July 2015

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Authorities: Man drowns in Lake Erie in northeast Ohio

EUCLID, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a struggling swimmer drowned after he went underwater and didn't resurface in Lake Erie in northeast Ohio.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 July 2015

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US strength helps Goodyear top expectations

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. on Wednesday reported a drop in second-quarter profit as a strong U.S. dollar cut into international sales, but the results beat Wall Street expectations.

The tire maker's profit fell 9.9 percent to $192 million, or 70 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, were 84 cents per share.

The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 74 cents per share.

The Akron, Ohio-based company saw revenue fall 10.4 percent to $4.17 billion in the period, which also beat Wall Street forecasts. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $4.08 billion.

Sales in North America fell 1 percent to $2.03 billion as a boost in tire unit sales was offset by lower third-party chemical sales. Tire volume saw a healthy increase, partly benefiting from people holding on to their cars for longer periods of time. The average vehicle in the U.S. is now 11.5 years old, according to consulting firm IHS Automotive. New-car sales have also been strong this year.

Goodyear suffered along with many other companies doing business overseas because of the stronger U.S. dollar. Sales in Europe, the Middle East and Africa fell 20 percent to about $1.3 billion, sales in Asia fell 10 percent to $491 million, and sales in Latin America fell 20 percent to $390 million.

Goodyear shares have increased 3.5 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor's 500 index has increased nearly 2 percent. The stock has increased nearly 7 percent in the last 12 months.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 July 2015

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Man says he petted zoo cougars after calling 'Here, kitty'

DELAWARE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who jumped a fence to pet cougars at the Columbus zoo and posted video of it on YouTube says he jokingly said "Here, kitty" and decided to move closer when the animals seemed to respond.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 July 2015

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Toledo detects Lake Erie toxins that led to 2014 crisis


Ohio city detects toxins in Lake Erie that led to 2014 water crisis; mayor says water safe

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 July 2015

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Ohio discourages swimming, wading in Grand Lake St. Marys

CELINA, Ohio (AP) — The state is once again recommending that people and pets avoid swimming and wading in Ohio's largest inland lake as levels of an algae-produced toxin rise.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 July 2015

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