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8:28 am
Fri February 21, 2014

State Unveils "Apples To Apples" Energy Choice Website

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has created a new interactive tool that allows consumers to shop using side-by-side comparisons in an effort to help customers who want to pick electric and natural gas suppliers.

Todd Snitchler, PUCO chairman, says the new website will eliminate the confusion surrounding energy choice and equip consumers with the information needed to make the best decicion.

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Affordable Care Act
6:16 am
Fri February 21, 2014

Small Businesses Work To Sort Out ACA Rules Amid Delays

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Small businesses around Ohio are struggling to sort out the details of the Affordable Care Act, and it’s unclear whether recent delays in the law help or hurt the confusion.

The big Obamacare question for small employers is this: “Am I required to provide health insurance to my employees, or not?”

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Arts & Culture
7:59 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Conrad's Corner: February 20, 2014

Janeal Ravndal reads Barbara Astor's poem, "Road Trip."

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Statewide News
7:57 am
Thu February 20, 2014

Ohio House Approves More Snow Days For Schools

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Many school districts will likely have to lengthen their calendars this year, but state lawmakers have voted to give them a bit of a break. The Ohio House voted on a bill Wednesday that allows four calamity days that don’t have to be made up, but teachers have a different deal.

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The Economy & Business
6:58 am
Thu February 20, 2014

Springfield Says No To Proposed Recycling Center

Springfield residents turn out at zoning board meeting against proposed recycling center.
Credit Wayne Baker

Springfield's Board of Zoning Appeals voted unanimously Wednesday night against approving a conditional use permit to the developers of a proposed state-of-the-art $2.5 million recycling center and solid waste transfer station that was to be located on Springfield's south side.

The project has been opposed by many residents in the area. Several residents from the predominately African-American Southgate neighborhood voiced concern over how increased traffic, noise and odor would lower the value of their properties.

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