Associated Press


Business & Technology
7:39 am
Tue September 6, 2011

Schools in Ohio try to fill need for truck drivers


AKRON, Ohio (AP) - A nationwide shortage of truck drivers has specialty schools in Ohio working to help trucking companies fill that need with newly-trained drivers.

The Akron Beacon Journal reports trucking organizations' estimates on the need for drivers over the next couple of years range from 100,000 to 500,000. Industry officials say the aging of the current driver population and increased trucking regulations are among the reasons for the tight market.

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Around the Miami Valley
7:26 am
Tue September 6, 2011

Ohio city has 3 days of weather extremes

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - One Ohio city has hit record marks for heat, cool weather and rainfall all within three days of extremes.

The National Weather Service says Dayton on Monday reached a high temperature on Monday of just 62 degrees, tying the record for the chilliest maximum temperature ever recorded on Sept. 5.

Two days earlier, Dayton had sweltered in 97-degree heat.  Saturday's high temperature tied the record for Sept. 3 that had been set in 1913.

Statewide News
7:24 am
Tue September 6, 2011

New Ohio livestock rules widely praised


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - State industry and animal welfare advocates say new rules on the handling of Ohio farm animals that take effect later this month will make the state a leader in setting standards for livestock care.

The Ohio Department of Agriculture is midway through holding meetings around the state to introduce the new requirements. They cover the proper feeding, restraint, housing and health care for a full range of animals including poultry, cattle, pigs, horses and alpacas.

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7:17 am
Tue September 6, 2011

VP Biden says labor under direct assault

CINCINNATI (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden says this Labor Day finds unions under the most direct assault in generations and needing to fight to keep from losing hard-won rights.

Biden spoke Monday to a major labor gathering in Cincinnati, as Ohio unions are revving up a campaign to overturn a Republican-pushed law passed this year that restricts collective bargaining for the state's public employees. He says there is a battle across the country for "the heart and soul of the labor movement."

12:17 pm
Fri September 2, 2011

House Speaker to discuss jobs in Ohio appearance

WEST CHESTER, Ohio (AP) - House Speaker John Boehner will talk in his home state of Ohio about the House Republican approach to job creation and getting the economy moving, following the release of a weak U.S. employment report.

Boehner plans to discuss jobs Friday afternoon while at the grand opening of offices for a small company that provides payroll and other administrative services for businesses in his home area near Cincinnati.

The Republican plan on jobs and the economy focuses on reducing government spending and regulations and lowering tax rates.

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