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12:04 pm
Wed October 5, 2011

Aircraft Repair Company to Add about 250 Ohio Jobs

State lawmakers have joined an aircraft maintenance company in southwest Ohio to announce the addition of more than 250 jobs.

A spokesman for Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Tuesday that the additional maintenance jobs at Airbourne Maintenance and Engineering Services were helped by about $14.6 million in state money. The funds were awarded to the Clinton County Port Authority, which has invested roughly $15.7 million in bringing the new employees to Airbourne Maintenance and keeping almost 400 workers from leaving Ohio.

Business & Technology
8:31 am
Mon October 3, 2011

Ohio plant planned to make fuel from sewage sludge

Pam_Broviak

NEW FRANKLIN, Ohio (AP) - Construction is expected to start this month on a northeast Ohio facility that would turn sewage sludge into vehicle fuel by producing compressed natural gas.

The Akron Beacon JournalĀ  reports local officials and the Ohio Environmental Protect Agency have approved the $4.5 million anaerobic digester in New Franklin, south of Akron. The process uses bacteria that don't need oxygen to consume sludge and yield a burnable gas that can fuel specially converted vehicles.

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Business & Technology
7:27 am
Wed September 28, 2011

Business group files high court health care appeal

WASHINGTON (AP) - A small-business group opposed to the health care overhaul is asking the Supreme Court to strike down the entire law, not just the core requirement to buy health insurance or pay a penalty.

The National Federation of Independent Business is filing an appeal Wednesday of a portion of the ruling by the federal appeals court in Atlanta that struck down the individual insurance requirement.

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Business & Technology
8:28 am
Mon September 26, 2011

Ohio panel to take up video lottery contract

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The Ohio Lottery Commission wants the state to waive its competitive bidding process and award an additional $9 million over two years to a company that already helps run the state's lottery games.

The state Controlling Board was to decide Monday whether to let Intralot Inc. develop the system that will operate slots-like video lottery terminals in the state. The system would track the machines' activity, including number of wins and payouts.

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Business & Technology
8:31 am
Tue September 13, 2011

Cleveland casino swamped with job applications

Adam Tinworth

CLEVELAND (AP) - Cleveland's new casino already has received 10 times more applications for dealer jobs than the number of openings, and the deadline for applying is still weeks away.

The Horseshoe Casino Cleveland began accepting applications on its website last Wednesday for 500 dealers and supervisors. The Plain Dealer reports that by Monday the developer had fielded more than 5,000 applications and expected to easily double that number by the Sept. 30 cutoff.

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