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Dear Mr. Berko: My broker is excitingly enthusiastic about Dollar Tree because of its pending merger with Family Dollar Stores. He thinks the shares could trade at more than $100 in two years. He wants me to sell my Boeing and Wal-Mart to buy 400 shares of Dollar Tree. Please give me your opinion on this stock. -- BW, Joliet, Ill.< ... (full story)

Electrolux to buy GE Appliances in $3.3B deal

Electrolux to buy GE Appliances in $3.3B deal

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden's Electrolux is buying the appliances business of General Electric for $3.3 billion, boosting its presence on the North American market, the companies said last Monday.
The acquisition is the largest ever for Stockholm-based Electrolux, ranked as the world's second biggest home appliance maker after ... (full story)

After Toledo water scare, states ask EPA for help

After Toledo water scare, states ask EPA for help

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Algae that turned Lake Erie green and produced toxins that fouled the tap water for 400,000 people in the Toledo area are becoming a big headache for those who keep drinking water safe even far beyond the Great Lakes.
But with no federal standards on safe levels for drinking algae-tainted water and no g ... (full story)


Phillis still fighting for fair system of funding public education

It’s been 17 years since the landmark DeRolph decision but William Phillis, executive director of the Coalition for Equity and Adequacy of School Funding, said there is still more work to be done to adequately fund Ohio’s public school system.
Phillis recently spoke to the Summit County Progressive Democrats about ... (full story)


Ohio Senate aides' time records under review

COLUMBUS (AP) — Authorities in Columbus are investigating whether two top Ohio Senate aides mishandled time records intended to document that they properly separated their state jobs from their political consulting work.
At issue are the dozens of comp time and leave requests that Chief of Staff Jason Mauk and Communicatio ... (full story)

Clinton backs Ohio Dem vying to be elections chief

COLUMBUS (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton is urging fellow Democrats in Ohio to get behind their party's contender for secretary of state in campaign material sent last week.
State Sen. Nina Turner's campaign said an email with Clinton's message of support was sent Thursday morning to her campaign donors and those of t ... (full story)

APNewsBreak: Chevron meets shale drilling rules

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Chevron has become the first energy company to meet a new set of voluntary shale gas drilling standards that aim to go beyond existing state laws in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia, the Pittsburgh-based Center for Sustainable Shale announced Thursday.
The center is a partnership between major energy ... (full story)

Plan would establish procedures to fire fiscal officers

Sen. Tim Schaffer, R-Lancaster, is continuing to stump for a bill that would establish a uniform removal procedure for fiscal officers of townships and municipal corporations.
The proposed legislation, Senate Bill 6, unanimously cleared the Senate and is before the House State and Local Government Committee.
The measure was c ... (full story)

Long sentence upheld for man who raped, impregnated 10-year-old

A three-judge panel in the 3rd District Court of Appeals issued an opinion recently affirming a 30-year-to-life prison term for a man who repeatedly raped and impregnated a 10-year-old.
The Wyandot County Common Pleas Court convicted Oral Richard Oliver of three counts of rape and sentenced him to 30 years to life in prison earl ... (full story)

Ohio faces high prices for road salt this winter

CLEVELAND (AP) — A harsh winter and low inventory have driven up prices for road salt so much that the Ohio Department of Transportation will use an Indiana supplier to meet the needs of the state and communities that had problems obtaining salt at affordable prices.
The polar vortex that delivered large amounts of snow to ... (full story)