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Association pushes for use of thorium-fueled nuclear power plants in Ohio

The Thorium and Molten Salt Reactor Association has backed Reps. Nan Baker and Terry Boose in their quest to establish a sustainable energy-abundance plan for the state to meet its future energy needs with affordable, abundant and environmentally-friendly energy.
On behalf of the association, Donald Larson told members of the Hou ... (full story)


House backs bill to boost energy efficiency

House backs bill to boost energy efficiency

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House gave final legislative approval Tuesday to a long-delayed bill to boost energy efficiency, sending the measure to the White House.
The bill, approved on a voice vote, includes incentives to cut energy use in commercial buildings, manufacturing plants and homes.
Senators approved the bill last ... (full story)


Obama: Democratic critics of his trade agenda are 'wrong'

Obama: Democratic critics of his trade agenda are 'wrong'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama hit back at fellow Democrats who oppose his trade initiatives Tuesday, saying they have their facts wrong on the eve of a key Senate vote.
The president's blunt words came as liberals, labor unions and others stepped up efforts to block his trade proposals, which they say hurt U.S. j ... (full story)


Dear friend passed away

Dear Mr. Berko: A dear friend of mine passed away after an extended illness, and I agreed, pursuant to his wishes, to help his wife, Alice, with the new responsibilities of her financial affairs. My first duty was to convince the funeral home that $32,000 was more money than Alice cared to spend for a casket. After posting an obitua ... (full story)


Local


Appellate court rejects appeal from man convicted of vehicular homicide, assault

Three judges in the 9th District Court of Appeals affirmed the judgment of the Medina County Court of Common Pleas recently when it ruled that a man convicted of vehicular homicide entered a knowing and voluntary plea.
Mateo Ralios pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide, aggravated vehicular assault and receiving stolen ... (full story)


State


Proposal would prohibit abortion if fetus diagnosed with Down syndrome

State Reps. David Hall, R-Millersburg, and Sarah LaTourette, R-Hunting Valley, have filed a bill that would prohibit abortions for women pregnant with a baby diagnosed with Down syndrome.
Ohio Right to Life has championed the proposed legislation with officials saying Ohio could become the first state to ban abortions on the basi ... (full story)


Ohio Supreme Court hands out honors to court employees

The Supreme Court of Ohio recently recognized three Franklin County residents for their professionalism and outstanding service.
At the ceremony, Rachael Radel of Grandview Heights, Stephen Kahler of German Village and Lori Keating of Galloway all received employee recognition awards celebrating their hard work during 2014.
No ... (full story)


'Tiger Man' fights for return of seized animals to sanctuary

'Tiger Man' fights for return of seized animals to sanctuary

STONY RIDGE, Ohio (AP) — The maze of steel cages where bears and black leopards roamed for more than three decades are quiet now. The growls and roars of tigers and lions no longer echo across Kenny Hetrick's backyard and into his neighbor's windows.
All of his animals, save for a wolf, have been in the custody of Ohio's ag ... (full story)


Report: Man-made earthquakes shake over a dozen areas in US

Report: Man-made earthquakes shake over a dozen areas in US

LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than a dozen areas in the United States have been shaken in recent years by small earthquakes triggered by oil and gas drilling, a government report released Thursday found.
The man-made quakes jolted once stable regions in eight states, including parts of Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, New Mex ... (full story)