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Gov. John Kasich has vetoed a bill that rolls back state requirements on electric utilities and clean energy. Environmental groups hailed Kasich’s veto of the bill, which the governor says would undermine progress made by clean energy generation options. Kasich said in a statement that the bill would make it harder to attract high tech… Read More
A new Spectra Energy pipeline in Ohio now has federal approval. It is not the company’s high-profile NEXUS project; but, Tim Rudell of Ohio Public Radio member station WKSU reports that Spectra’s smaller and less controversial “Lebanon Extension” is still part of an infrastructure build-out that may restart the stalled Utica Shale play.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia’s incoming governor has chosen the president of an engineering and architecture firm to be his administration’s commerce secretary. Gov.-Elect Jim Justice says Woody Thrasher has experience growing jobs in the state and a passion for serving its people. The Harrison County native heads The Thrasher Group he and his… Read More
COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Attorneys for the American Civil Liberties Union say a pending lawsuit over children being handcuffed by a school resource officer in northern Kentucky has resulted in fewer instances of the practice. The Kentucky Enquirer reports that Claudia Center and her fellow attorneys have found only one case in Covington elementary schools in the past year… Read More
OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — Miami University in southwest Ohio has revamped its Greek Life system after suspending three fraternities and putting several others on probation in light of hazing, alcohol and drug violations this year. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports university officials were concerned given how more than a third of students participate in fraternities and sororities. Miami has made… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has resolved a conflict over laws meant to outlaw drugs sometimes known as bath salts or synthetic marijuana. The court ruled 6-1 Tuesday that the Ohio General Assembly made the synthetic drugs illegal in 2011. At issue before the court were conflicting appeals court rulings about the timing of such laws. In one… Read More