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Workers at General Motors' Lordstown Assembly plant in Lordstown, Ohio put the final touches on Chevy Cobalts.

Ohio’s Leaders React To News Of GM’s Decision To Close The Lordstown Auto Assembly Plant

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News that GM will be idling its Lordstown factory on March 1st is prompting Ohio’s leaders to issue angry statements in news releases and on social media. John Kasich said he’ll work with GM’s leaders to see if anything can be done to save the plant and if not. The estimated 2500 employees will be directed… Read More

Thousands Of Wealthier Ohioans Are Using A Tax Break Meant For Low Income Wage Earners

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A new study shows tens of thousands of upper income Ohioans are taking advantage of tax breaks meant for poorer residents. Wendy Patton with the progressive group Policy Matters says Ohioans who have LLC’s or pass through accounts for small businesses can earn up to $250,000 tax free. And that’s allowing them to qualify for… Read More

‘Christmas On the Homefront’ On Display In Lancaster Through Dec. 30

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On Friday, November 23 the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio opened their 2018 holiday exhibition, curated once again by regional historian and retired history teacher Dr. George Johnson and his wife, Jeannie. This year the theme is Christmas on the Home Front, celebrating the unique aspects of what holiday celebrations looked like while the United… Read More

Future Murky For Bill That Rolls Back Renewable Energy Standards

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Lawmakers are pushing bills through the General Assembly as the clock winds down on this session, which ends next month. But it appears one high-profile issue may be left out of the mix. For more than a year, Republican lawmakers have been trying again to repeal or roll back renewable energy standards, which require utilities to ratchet up their use… Read More

Ohio Becomes First In Nation To Allow Businesses To Pay Taxes With Bitcoin

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Ohio is now the first in the country to allow payments in the digital currency bitcoin from businesses paying 23 kinds of taxes – from commercial activity taxes to gas and cigarette taxes to sales taxes to employee withholding taxes. The state wouldn’t actually take in and hold bitcoin – businesses would pay through the… Read More

Ohio Women’s Basketball: Bobcats feast at Denver Thanksgiving Classic

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The Ohio women’s basketball team spent their Thanksgiving weekend in Denver, Colorado as they played in the Denver Thanksgiving Classic.  At the end of the weekend, the Bobcats came away with two victories. The Bobcats (5-0) opened play on Friday with a 70-53 win over St. Bonaventure (2-4). The Bobcats had a comfortable 42-22 lead… Read More

Radio Free Athens: a Playlist for November 24, 2018


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Every weekend volunteer DJs fill the airwaves with their favorite sounds. Check out this playlist curated based on what those volunteer music geeks were spinning this past weekend. This week, enjoy “You’re Gonna Miss Me” from The 13th Floor Elevators through “People Are Strange” by The Doors from Ezra Thobaben and “Future Games” from Fleetwood Mac through “Leisure”… Read More