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Business & Technology
12:54 pm
Thu January 19, 2012

Kodak Files Chapter 11 Bankruptsy Protection

Eastman Kodak Co. has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.  According to the company’s web-site, “the business reorganization is intended to bolster liquidity in the U.S. and abroad.”  That means turning intellectual property into cash and focusing on its more valuable business lines.

Kodak did not announce job cuts as part of the bankruptcy protection filing. Roughly 600 employees and contractors work at Kodak’s Kettering facility on Research Park.

Environment
12:26 pm
Thu January 19, 2012

Algae Fight to Cover All of Ohio's Top Inland Lake

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Ohio plans to treat all 13,000 acres of the state's largest inland lake with a chemical to try heading off the toxic algae blooms that become a perennial problem.

Multiple news outlets report that the state's Environmental Protection Agency is trying to pull together $5 million to spread aluminum sulfate, or alum, over Grand Lake St. Mary's in western Ohio.

Officials said in the fall that a test last year over part of the lake was more successful than expected and killed 56 percent of phosphorous in the treated area.

Statewide News
12:21 pm
Thu January 19, 2012

Ohio Insurance Rates Expected to Rise After Storms

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Ohio's relatively low rates for property insurance are expected to rise in 2012 due to the damaging storms of recent years.

An insurance agent in Middletown in southwest Ohio says Mother Nature has had her way with the state. Gary Grimes of Insurance Associates tells the (Hamilton) JournalNews he expects homeowner rates to go up 10 percent this year.

Insurers can't raise rates to make up for past storms, but the history can be used to predict future losses to help set prices.

Books
11:58 am
Wed January 18, 2012

Book Nook: The House That War Minister Built, by Andrew Imbrie Dayton and Elahe Talieh Dayton

In their novel "The House That War Minister Built" Andrew Imbrie Dayton and Elahe Talieh Dayton have written a fictional history of a family which unfolds with all the drama of great cinema. Over the course of a century we observe as this family experiences the joys and the tragedies of life.

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Antioch College
4:27 pm
Tue January 17, 2012

Antioch College Offers Free Tuition To Students For Next Three Years

The Antioch Board of Trustees announced Tuesday that college will extend full tuition scholarships to the first four classes of students. This includes current Antioch students, and all students admitted to the college for the next three years.

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