February 6, 2016

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Gas prices down markedly in Ohio, could fall farther

COLUMBUS — Falling gas prices are greeting motorists in Ohio as the work week gets under way. The average for a gallon of regular gas in the state was about $2.46 in Monday’s survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and WEX Inc. That’s down 17 cents compared with last week and Read More…

Don’t call it a comeback: Gymnast Douglas on schedule for return

COLUMBUS — Gabby Douglas is exasperated. Again and again and again the defending women’s Olympic all-around champion emphatically slaps her right hand on one of the picnic tables that sit just past the front desk at Buckeye Gymnastics, the latest home in her nomadic career. The 19-year-old isn’t angry, exactly. She’s just over the skepticism surrounding Read More…

Kasich makes it official, jumps into 2016 Republican race

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COLUMBUS — Saying “big ideas change the world,” Ohio Gov. John Kasich declared his candidacy for the Republican nomination Tuesday and set about trying to distinguish himself in a bustling contest with other high achievers. Kasich, 63, launched his campaign at Ohio State University before a crowd of 2,000 at an event marking the entry Read More…

Ohio changes forms, statehouse policy in wake of Obergefell decision

COLUMBUS — Same-sex couples in Ohio can now hold their weddings in the Statehouse, file their state taxes jointly and list their spouses on death certificates following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision last month that legalized gay marriage across the country. The lead plaintiff in the case that led to the landmark ruling was Jim Read More…

AAA: Gas prices down in Ohio, could decrease more

COLUMBUS — Gas prices for motorists in Ohio start the week a bit lower than they have in recent weeks. The average for a gallon of regular gas in the state was about $2.63 in Monday’s survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and WEX Inc. That’s down 12 cents compared with Read More…

Republic Steel idles furnace, lays off workers

LORAIN – Republic Steel will idle its electric arc furnace, the company told city officials and union members Friday. Lorain Mayor Chase Ritenauer said the company told him up to 150 workers will lose their jobs as part of the shutdown. “From what I’ve gathered, it’s going to be temporary until the market improves,” Ritenauer Read More…

State unemployment rate holds steady for third straight month

COLUMBUS — Ohio’s unemployment rate held steady at 5.2 percent in June, unchanged from the previous two months. The Friday morning report from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services showed Ohio had 296,000 unemployed workers in June, down 6,000 from 302,000 unemployed workers in May. Ohio’s June unemployment rate was down from the Read More…

Trout makes history as American League wins All-Star Game

CINCINNATI — Mike Trout flashed the skill that puts him at the front of baseball’s new generation, just moments after four of the all-time greats walked off the field. Trout became the first player in 38 years to homer leading off an All-Star Game, then became the first player to take home the Midsummer Classic’s Read More…

Fares, fees go up as airline consolidation reduces competition

DALLAS — The wave of consolidation that swept the U.S. airline industry has markedly reduced competition at many of the nation’s major airports, and passengers appear to be paying the price in higher fares and fees, an Associated Press analysis has found. Over the past decade, mega-mergers reduced nine large U.S. airlines to four — Read More…

Rift among Democrats puts redistricting plan in jeopardy

COLUMBUS — Divisions inside the Ohio Democratic Party have placed the party’s endorsement of a fall ballot redistricting issue in question. Fair Districts for Ohio formally launched its campaign Wednesday with support from a who’s who of Statehouse interest groups on right and left, including business, labor, environmental and good government groups and the Ohio Read More…