Ohio's governor plans to join in announcements of the expansions of two businesses based in the Cincinnati area.
Gov. John Kasich has stops Tuesday in suburban Loveland and in downtown Cincinnati.
In the first, he'll be at Bioformix, a company that makes and distributes environmentally sensitive adhesives, coatings, sealants and ink.
Later, Kasich will be with Kao (kow) USA and Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber officials to discuss expansion of the beauty products maker's Cincinnati base. Kao USA is a unit of Tokyo-based Kao Corp., making such brands as Jergens and Curel lotions and Ban deodorants.
General Electric's aviation unit plans to open a plant in Dayton next year. The Dayton Daily News reports that two other plants in Mississippi and Alabama will be open next year, which will create over 400 new jobs at all three locations.
The company says it's part of a $580 million investment in its aviation business over the next five years. GE also says it will hire 12,000 new workers over the next several years, including 5,00 veterans, as part of its expansion.
The county that includes Columbus plans technology upgrades that would allow residents to text authorities about emergencies if they can't call 911.
The Columbus Dispatch reports Franklin County residents would likely be the first in Ohio to have that option.
David Ziegler is overseeing the $2.3 million upgrade and says the texting option would be useful for people with impaired hearing and in cases in which someone is hiding and can't speak up.
He says the contract for the technology upgrade still must be approved.
The county's Office of Homeland Security and Justice Programs said the texting option likely won't be available until next year at the earliest. Eventually, the county also hopes to be able to accept images and video sent from cellphones.