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Business & Technology
10:03 am
Mon December 12, 2011

Cleveland Casino Posts 750 More Job Openings

Ohio's first casino opening in March has posted an additional 750 jobs, including cashiers, bartenders, buffet
supervisors and security guards.

The casino posted the jobs Monday on its website

The casino says the openings cover 40 job classifications including administrative support, guest services, marketing and finance.

Online postings will be removed when sufficient applicants have been screened and scheduled for interviews.

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Statewide News
11:18 am
Fri December 9, 2011

Ohio Casino Buying Ritz-Carlton and Office Tower

Ohio's first casino opening early next year is buying an upscale hotel to expand its footprint in downtown Cleveland.

Rock Ohio Caesars says it will exercise an option to buy the four-star Ritz-Carlton hotel for $36.5 million. The casino operator also has purchased an attached five-story office tower recently sold in a mortgage default auction for $3.5 million.

The hotel and office tower are adjacent to the Horseshoe Casino Cleveland that will open in March. The casino operator says it will use the bank office tower - vacant since 2008 - for administrative offices.

Statewide News
11:17 am
Fri December 9, 2011

Ohio School Voucher Bill to be Revised

The sponsor of legislation to expand private-school vouchers in Ohio says the proposal will be modified to address concerns from public schools and their allies.

School district officials opposing the measure say it wrongly steers money away from public schools and away from public accountability.

Republican state Rep. Matt Huffman of Lima tells The Columbus Dispatch he's willing to drop or redraw parts of his bill. He's planning a news conference next week on a new plan.

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Around the Miami Valley
9:26 am
Wed December 7, 2011

New Rules Limit Occupy Group in Ohio

Occupy protesters will no longer be allowed to camp on Courthouse Square in Dayton under rules approved by Montgomery County commissioners.

They approved the rule changes Tuesday that prohibit sleeping, camping and lodging.

The Occupy Dayton members camped on the square for weeks but recently moved to nearby Dave Hall Plaza. The city says they will not be allowed to continue camping in that park.

Statewide News
8:27 am
Wed December 7, 2011

Seismographs to Monitor for Earthquake-Brine Link

New monitoring equipment will help determine whether earthquakes in northeast Ohio are resulting from
the disposal of brine used in natural gas drilling.

Deputy director Andy Ware of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources tells The Vindicator that four new seismographs have been set up in the Youngstown area, which has seen eight minor earthquakes this year. The latest was a 2.1-magnitude quake that occurred Nov. 25 just a few blocks from a brine injection well.