The Associated Press http://wyso.org en Ohio Lawmakers Push Bill Addressing Elder Abuse http://wyso.org/post/ohio-lawmakers-push-bill-addressing-elder-abuse <p>Ohio lawmakers and state Attorney General Mike DeWine are promoting legislation to stop the financial exploitation of older Ohioans.</p><p>The proposals to be discussed today come at a time when experts estimate as many as 2 million older Americans are abused in various ways each year, ranging from physical assault to the misuse of a person's money, property and assets.</p><p>The proposed Ohio bill would also ensure that the life savings and homes of senior citizens are protected.</p><p></p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 16:51:26 +0000 The Associated Press 29327 at http://wyso.org Businesses Nervously Await Furloughs at Ohio Base http://wyso.org/post/businesses-nervously-await-furloughs-ohio-base <p>Business owners and officials of cities surrounding Wright Patterson Air Force Base say they are increasingly uneasy about possible furloughs brought on by sequestration.</p><p>Wright-Patterson Air could furlough up to 13,000 civilian employees for 22 days beginning in April if Congress and President Barack Obama fail to avert sequestration, or automatic defense and domestic spending reductions set to begin March 1st.</p><p>The Pentagon said Wednesday that those civilian employees could be notified by mid-March.</p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 16:47:02 +0000 Dayton Daily News & The Associated Press 29326 at http://wyso.org GM Puts Volt Into 'Neutral' To Let Sales Catch Up http://wyso.org/post/gm-puts-volt-neutral-let-sales-catch General Motors will suspend production of its Chevrolet Volt electric car for five weeks amid disappointing sales.<p>A GM spokesman said Friday that the company will shut down production of the Volt from March 19 until April 23, idling 1,300 workers at the Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant.<p>"We're taking a temporary shutdown," said GM spokesman Chris Lee. "We're doing it to maintain our proper inventory levels as we align production with demand."<p>GM sold 7,671 Volts last year, below its original goal of 10,000 cars. The company stopped publicly announcing sales targets last year. Fri, 02 Mar 2012 23:09:00 +0000 The Associated Press 12406 at http://wyso.org GM Puts Volt Into 'Neutral' To Let Sales Catch Up Air Force Mortuary Official Resigns Amid Scandal http://wyso.org/post/air-force-mortuary-official-resigns-amid-scandal One of three officials accused of <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2011/12/08/143334376/report-hundreds-of-troops-ashes-were-dumped-in-landfill">mismanaging the mortuary at Dover Air Force Base, Del.</a>, and of retaliating against three whistle-blowers, has resigned.<p>The Office of Special Counsel, an independent federal investigative agency, said Friday that Quinton Keel had resigned and that it is in touch with Air Force officials about their final decisions on disciplinary action against the two other accused officials.<p>The Air Force issued a statement saying only that Keel Fri, 02 Mar 2012 22:38:00 +0000 The Associated Press 12403 at http://wyso.org Air Force Mortuary Official Resigns Amid Scandal