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4:18 pm
Thu March 1, 2012

Ohio Attorney General Adjusts Report on Business Incentives

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has adjusted a recently released report on state business incentives to show almost six in 10 recipients of economic development grants, tax credits and other perks have met the conditions of their state agreements.

That's an improvement from a December version of the report, which found nearly half of recipients had failed to meet their terms.

Business & Technology
4:17 pm
Thu March 1, 2012

Kroger Posts Loss on Pension Plan Costs

The Kroger Co. says costs associated with consolidating its pension plan for workers led it to post a net loss in the fourth quarter, even as sales improved at the nation's biggest supermarket chain.

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Statewide News
10:48 am
Thu March 1, 2012

State of Ohio Celebrates 209th Birthday

TMWeddle

The state of Ohio is turning 209 years old, and is celebrating with a Statehouse exhibit that examines the debate over statehood between two founding fathers.

Ohio's birthday today marks the day when it became the country's 17th state on March 1, 1803.

Statehood came a year after President Thomas Jefferson approved a law allowing residents to form a constitutional convention and start the process toward becoming a state.

Around the Miami Valley
10:42 am
Thu March 1, 2012

Report: Retirement Payouts Costing Ohio Entities

A report says local Ohio governments pay out millions of dollars each year to retiring employees for accrued sick leave and vacation time that was never taken.

Elected officials say the payouts are troubling but likely can't be eliminated, while public employees say they've earned the money and saved taxpayers by not taking time off work.

The Middletown Journal reports local governments paid out more than $5 million to departing employees, including $1.7 million in Butler County and more than $1 million in Warren County.

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Statewide News
10:16 am
Thu March 1, 2012

Low Bids for Ohio Juvenile Center Disappointing

benandbarnet

The state says it's disappointed by results of bidding for a closed juvenile detention center, as the high bid of $284,000 is millions less than the facility's reported value of $11.5 million.

County records show the 36 acres around the former Ohio River Valley Juvenile Correctional Facility in Franklin Furnace are worth more than $800,000 alone.

The Columbus Dispatch reports Thursday that the high bid came from MGNR Properties of North Ridgeville.

The state also received a second bid of just $118,000 from National Scrap Corp. of South Bloomfield.

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