State News

BBB Doesn’t Want Consumers to Fall for Halloween Tricks

Written by on 17 October 2018

Columbus, OH (October 17, 2018) – Shopping for Halloween should be fun—not terrifying. With so many costume and decoration ideas, it’s hard to choose what to buy, and where to buy it from. According to the National Retail Federation, Halloween spending for 2018 is expected to reach $9 billion, with consumers planning to spend an […]

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FFA Converges on Indianapolis Next Week

Written by on 17 October 2018

INDIANAPOLIS (Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018/National FFA Organization) – Next week, the city of Indianapolis will transform into a sea of blue jackets when the National FFA Convention & Expo kicks off for the ninety-first time. This time-honored tradition, where innovators and leaders of tomorrow come together, will be held in the Circle City Oct. 24-27, […]

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Three Weeks Until the Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill

Written by on 28 September 2018

COLUMBUS, OH– National Preparedness Month is almost over, but that doesn’t mean we stop preparing for disasters. FEMA, the Central U.S. Earthquake Consortium (CUSEC) and the Ohio Emergency Management Agency (Ohio EMA) are encouraging citizens to stay prepared and Get Ready to ShakeOut during the annual Great Central U.S. ShakeOut earthquake drill. Held annually on […]

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AEP Customers to Benefit from Tax Cuts

Written by on 28 September 2018

GAHANNA, Ohio, Sept. 27, 2018 – AEP Ohio has filed a settlement with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) that outlines $607 million in customer benefits from the tax savings created by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. AEP Ohio, the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel, PUCO staff, and several groups representing industrial and commercial customers […]

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America’s Most Googled Fears Study Completed

Written by on 28 September 2018

If you’re like most Americans, you’ve probably googled your fears at least once or twice.   Of course, sometimes there’s a valid reason for doing so. Homeowners, for example, might google their household fears to find useful information about a fear: how to prevent it, what to do if it happens, or how to keep […]

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Drivers Rely Too Heavily on New Vehicle Safety Technologies

Written by on 27 September 2018

COLUMBUS, Ohio (September 26, 2018) – Many drivers are unaware of the safety limitations of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), which are rapidly being offered as standard on new vehicles, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Lack of understanding and confusion about these technologies can lead to misuse and over-reliance […]

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Ohio Senators Secure Victory on Opioid Package

Written by on 26 September 2018

U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) today secured a key victory in the final House-Senate opioid package with the inclusion of their bipartisan proposal to lift the Institutions for Mental Disease (IMD) exclusion.   That will expand Americans’ access to treatment for opioid addiction.     The IMD exclusion is a decades-old […]

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ODNR Presenting Workshop for Outdoor Enthusiasts

Written by on 26 September 2018

Outdoor enthusiasts interested in learning to field dress and butcher a white-tailed deer are encouraged to attend a free informational workshop on Thursday, October 18, 2018 according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).   The workshop will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Fitchville Conservation League Club House in […]

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Cedar Point Cited After Injury to Employee

Written by on 24 September 2018

SANDUSKY, OH – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Cedar Fair LP – which operates as Cedar Point – for failing to protect workers from fall hazards after an employee suffered serious injuries at its Sandusky, Ohio, amusement park. The company faces proposed penalties of $142,270 for one […]

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