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Statewide News
10:22 am
Fri January 20, 2012

Snow and Ice Headed for Ohio

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Forecasters say Ohio is in for a snowy and icy start to the weekend.

Most of the state is under a winter weather advisory beginning Friday afternoon and continuing into late morning on Saturday.  Up to 6 inches of snow is expected in northern Ohio, while the southern half of the state is likely to receive snow and freezing rain.

Statewide News
10:14 am
Fri January 20, 2012

Ohio Unemployment Rate Drops to 8.1 Percent

Ohio's unemployment rate has dropped again, following the biggest one-month decline in almost 30 years.

The state Department of Job and Family Services reported Friday that the state had joblessness of 8.1 percent in December, down from 8.5 percent in November.  The November rate had been down a full half-point from October's even 9 percent.

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.

Politics
4:24 pm
Tue January 17, 2012

Dayton Congressman Endorses Romney

Republican Congressman Mike Turner endorsed fellow Republican Mitt Romney for president. Fifth-term Turner on Tuesday called Romney the leader the party needs to restore economic growth and defeat President Barack Obama in November.

Ohio's primary is March 6.

In a statement from his campaign, Romney said he welcomes Turner as a supporter of fiscal responsibility and national security. Romney says Ohio will be important to the election.

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