NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — When Amtrak unveils the first of 70 new locomotives Monday at a plant in California, it will mark what the national passenger railroad service hopes will be a new era of better reliability, streamlined maintenance and better energy efficiency.
On a broader scale, the new engines could well be viewed as ... (full story)
Dear Mr. Berko: How can you recommend Treasury inflation-protected securities? The government claims that inflation is 1.8 percent. That is ridiculous. It's much higher than that. Our homeowners insurance just increased to $7,800 on a home worth $340,000. Restaurant prices have increased by more than 10 percent, and so have movie t ... (full story)
The Akron Municipal Court’s Mental Health Court program, the first of its kind in Ohio, recently received the 2013 Community Service Partner of the Year Award from Community Support Services. The mental health-focused organization presented the award as part of its annual board meeting and staff celebration on April 18.
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CINCINNATI (AP) — Some Ohio conservatives who say they were targeted by the Internal Revenue Service went to Washington as federal investigations widen into the agency's handling of tax-exempt applications.
Several activists on Wednesday described in interviews IRS treatment they suspect was politically motivated.
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A bipartisan resolution that landed in the General Assembly in late April is urging Congress to reauthorize the federal terrorism risk insurance program.
House Concurrent Resolution 17, sponsored by Reps. Michael Stinziano, D-Columbus, and Robert Hackett, R-London, states that Congress originally passed the Terrorism Risk Insura ... (full story)
The 10th District Court of Appeals ruled this week that a man was not entitled to a modified sentence more than 17 years after he was convicted of kidnapping and complicity and aggravated murder.
David Ayala recently filed a motion to modify his sentence in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, arguing that several of his c ... (full story)
In an effort to decrease the pay disparity between men and women in Ohio, Reps. Matte Lunacy and Denise Driehaus are pushing for the creation of the Gender Pay Disparity Task Force.
“I think most Ohioans would be troubled to learn that gender pay disparity exists in our state,” said Driehaus, D-Cincinnati. “We ... (full story)
The 5th District Court of Appeals recently affirmed that a victim’s testimony was enough evidence to convict a Stark County man of domestic violence.
The three-judge appellate panel rejected Jason Holbrook’s claims that his conviction for slapping his girlfriend was against the manifest weight of the evidence.
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A bill that would change primary and secondary school calendars from minimum days to minimum hours is gaining movement in the House Education committee.
House Bill 32, jointly sponsored by Rep. Bill Hayes, R-Granville, and Rep. Bill Patmon, D-Cleveland, would adjust the minimum school year for school districts and chartered nonp ... (full story)