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8:31 am
Mon October 3, 2011

Ohio plant planned to make fuel from sewage sludge


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 Journal  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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Business & Technology
8:51 am
Tue September 6, 2011

More NW Ohio companies turning to solar power


TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Solar power is being used by an increasing number of northwest Ohio companies wanting to save money on energy costs.

The Blade reports that companies in the region say potential cost savings and financing deals that helped them afford the projects prompted their solar investments.

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