Fight intensifies over proposed energy efficiency rules delay
Written by Associated Press   
Wednesday, 21 May 2014 08:19
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Faith leaders are highlighting a historic church honored for energy efficiency improvements as they seek an audience with Republican Gov. John Kasich on legislation halting phase-in of Ohio’s renewable energy and efficiency standards.
The House Public Utilities Committee plans a vote Wednesday on a bill pausing rollout of targets for how much renewable energy, such as solar and wind, Ohio utilities must generate by 2025.
Mother, daughter imprisoned for scamming elderly
Written by Associated Press   
Wednesday, 21 May 2014 08:17
CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) — A judge in southern Ohio has sentenced a mother and daughter to prison after they admitted they were part of a scam that bilked senior citizens out of about $400,000.
Fifty-three-year-old Susan Dowland and her 33-year-old daughter Jennifer Pummell each were sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty Tuesday to multiple felony charges in Ross County Common Pleas Court in Chillicothe.
Conservative group takes aim at Detroit bankruptcy settlement
Written by Associated Press   
Tuesday, 20 May 2014 08:52
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Americans for Prosperity, the conservative advocacy group supported by the Koch brothers, has launched an effort to torpedo a proposed settlement in the Detroit bankruptcy case, potentially complicating chances for completing the deal just as its prospects seemed to be improving.
The organization, formed to fight big government and spending, is contacting 90,000 conservatives in Michigan and encouraging them to rally against a plan to provide $195 million in state money to help settle Detroit pension holders’ claims in the case, a key element of the deal.
Taxpayers shell out for U Dayton's hoops celebrations
Written by Associated Press   
Tuesday, 20 May 2014 08:57
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Dayton-area taxpayers shelled out $57,000 in overtime costs for police officers to control crowds after University of Dayton basketball wins in the NCAA tournament in March.
A Dayton police report says officers from 13 jurisdictions helped clear the streets of rowdy revelers after the Flyers won their first three games of the tournament.
GReat Lakes beaches to gear lifesabing gear
Written by By DAVID RUNK / Associated Press   
Tuesday, 20 May 2014 08:42
DETROIT (AP) — An effort to prevent people from drowning due to dangerous currents along the Great Lakes will include installing kits with life-saving aids such as ring buoys and youth life jackets at 10 public beaches along Lake Michigan, officials announced Monday.
Michigan Sea Grant said the kits will be installed this summer. Additional support from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is expected to put similar equipment on beaches in Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Ohio and Pennsylvania over the next two years.
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