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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s Supreme Court has unanimously ruled governmental bodies can’t conduct public business through secret ballots. The court sided Wednesday with the operator of the community newspaper MORE Bratenahl who sued the Cuyahoga County village of Bratenahl in 2016. That lawsuit claims the village council violated Ohio’s Open Meetings Act by voting… Read More
Gov. Mike DeWine says he wants lawmakers to erase a change made to a small business tax deduction. It allows many sole proprietorships, partnerships and other small operations to take the first quarter million dollars of their income tax free. DeWine spoke about it before the National Federation of Independent Business Ohio. The budget approved… Read More
Most states have legalized marijuana in some form. But federal law still considers it an illegal drug, which exposes banks to legal risk if they handle weed-related money or transactions.
Business groups are blasting the House version of the budget for a change it makes to a controversial tax deduction – the one that allows many small businesses to take the first quarter million dollars of their income tax free. The change would drop that income threshold to $100,000. Tony Long at the Ohio Chamber… Read More
Walmart, GM, Google, Johnson & Johnson and other corporations are forming a trade organization to promote the interests of renewable energy buyers.
The OEFFA Southeast Ohio (SEOH) chapter, a grassroots voice for OEFFA members from Athens, Gallia, Hocking, Jackson, Lawrence, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Noble, Perry, Vinton, and Washington counties, welcomes farmers, gardeners, educators, businesses, students, and activist interested in growing a regenerative food system, locally and globally. OEFFA strives to support one another in building a healthy… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia entrepreneurs who want to open a new business have a new online tool to help. The state secretary of state’s office says it has launched its Business Startup Wizard to make business and licensing registration as easy as possible. Secretary of State Mac Warner says the tool is one… Read More
Deaf people struggle with high unemployment. So they are creating their own “deaf ecosystems” and pushing employers to better accommodate them.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Internet retail giant Amazon says it plans to build another large distribution center in Ohio.The Columbus Dispatch reports the newest center will employ 1,500 people in the village of West Jefferson, roughly 18 miles (29 kilometers) west of Columbus in Madison County.Officials say the center is expected to open by the… Read More
By: Meg Ryan, Lauren Ramoser, Joe Payton Local communities throughout southeast Ohio are built on small businesses and local flare. One of the sad realities of communities in this area, however, is the struggles to keep small businesses afloat. While some areas in southeast Ohio boast a rich history, many towns today are increasingly abandoned,… Read More