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Business & Technology
10:42 am
Tue February 14, 2012

Governor to Tout Business Expansions in SW Ohio

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.

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Business & Technology
5:00 pm
Mon February 13, 2012

General Electric to Open New Dayton Plant

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.

Business & Technology
8:36 am
Mon February 13, 2012

Drillers Cut Natural Gas Production as Prices Drop

As natural gas prices continue to drop, the recent nationwide boom in drilling is slowing.

Several companies have said in recent weeks they plan to cut back production, but experts say the low prices are also opening up new markets.

Kathryn Klaber, president of the Marcellus Shale Coalition, says there will be fewer natural gas wells drilled in 2012.

Yet Klaber says that even as drillers are pressured by low prices, the cost creates opportunities for more people and industries to use the product.

 

Business & Technology
6:52 am
Mon February 13, 2012

Columbus Area Plans Upgrade for Emergency Texting

Ranny D.

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.

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Business & Technology
8:46 am
Tue January 24, 2012

91-Turbine Wind Farm Approved for Ohio

Lucas County Choppers

The state board that certifies construction plans for new energy facilities has approved an agreement that authorizes a 91-turbine wind farm in north-central Ohio.

The agreement approved Monday by the Ohio Power Siting Board allows Black Fork Wind Energy to construct the farm on 14,800 acres along the Crawford and Richland county line. The board says the company plans to begin construction in March and be operating by December.

Officials say the farm will be capable of generating 200 megawatts of electricity, enough to power tens of thousands of homes.

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