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  • Southwyck's future still cloudy

    Southwyck's future still cloudy

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 4:33 PM EDT2014-04-16 20:33:05 GMT
    Acre after acre of prime land in South Toledo sits as pitted concrete and untamed grass.The hot spot to shop for decades, sits alone; the future of the site, cloudy, even on a sunny day.Cheryl Gensler
    Acre after acre of prime land in South Toledo sits as pitted concrete and untamed grass.The hot spot to shop for decades, sits alone; the future of the site, cloudy, even on a sunny day.Cheryl Gensler
  • Beef prices highest since 1987

    Beef prices highest since 1987

    Sunday, April 13 2014 2:45 PM EDT2014-04-13 18:45:02 GMT
    The highest beef prices since 1987 are hitting the pocketbooks of home cooks and restaurant owners.    A dwindling number of cattle and growing export demand have tightened the supply and caused the average
    Beef prices are rising to $5.29 a pound, 24 cents higher than at the start of the year.
  • It matters where you make it

    It matters where you make it

    Thursday, April 10 2014 6:22 PM EDT2014-04-10 22:22:35 GMT
    It matters where you make it. That's the slogan the Toledo Region Branding Imitative has in mind for Northwest Ohio. They want it on everything from buttons to pencils to billboards. Jeff Schaffe from
    It matters where you make it. That's the slogan the Toledo Region Branding Imitative has in mind for Northwest Ohio.
  • Family Dollar to cut jobs, close about 370 stores

    Family Dollar to cut jobs, close about 370 stores

    Thursday, April 10 2014 8:40 AM EDT2014-04-10 12:40:19 GMT
    MATTHEWS, N.C. (AP) - Family Dollar says it will be cutting jobs and closing about 370 underperforming stores as it looks for ways to improve its financial performance. It says it will also cut prices
    MATTHEWS, N.C. (AP) - Family Dollar says it will be cutting jobs and closing about 370 underperforming stores as it looks for ways to improve its financial performance. It says it will also cut prices
  • Company considers drilling west of Ann Arbor

    Company considers drilling west of Ann Arbor

    A Traverse City-based company is moving forward with plans to possibly drill for oil or natural gas in an area west of Ann Arbor.
    A company is moving forward with plans to possibly drill for oil or natural gas in an area west of Ann Arbor.
  • Loss of JEDZ could be costly

    Loss of JEDZ could be costly

    Monday, April 7 2014 5:33 PM EDT2014-04-07 21:33:54 GMT
    Toledo's economic development director will lobby lawmakers, Tuesday, to make a change to a bill that could end up costing the city a million dollars a year. Toledo uses an economic development tool
    Toledo will lobby state lawmakers, Tuesday, to amend a bill that would effectively kill Joint Economic Development Zones; those zones generate a million dollars a year, for Toledo.
  • 2015 Corvette Stingray to offer Toledo built 8-speed automatic

    2015 Corvette Stingray to Offer Toledo built 8-speed

    Monday, April 7 2014 11:09 AM EDT2014-04-07 15:09:36 GMT
    DETROIT – An eight-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission will be offered in the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray for 2015, enhancing the performance and efficiency of the 2014 North American Car of the
    DETROIT – An eight-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission will be offered in the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray for 2015. The transmission is built in Toledo.
  • Prison products creating profits

    Prison products creating profits

    Sunday, April 6 2014 2:40 PM EDT2014-04-06 18:40:55 GMT
    From toilet paper and license plates to processed meat and furniture, products made by Ohio inmates are becoming increasingly profitable as the state's prisons act more like private businesses.    In fiscal
    Products made by Ohio prisoners are becoming more profitable as the state operates prisons more like a business.
  • Auto Zone looking to hire

    Auto Zone looking to hire

    Saturday, April 5 2014 10:36 AM EDT2014-04-05 14:36:38 GMT
    If you are looking for a job, Auto Zone is hiring. Saturday, April 5th the company is holding a job fair. From 12pm-6pm you can stop by for interviews at their South Toledo location. If you plan on attending
    If you are looking for a job, Auto Zone is hiring. Saturday, April 5th the company is holding a job fair.From 12pm-6pm you can stop by for interviews at their South Toledo location on Byrne Road.
  • Treece Investment Corp. aims to run Toledo airports

    Treece Investment Corp. aims to run Toledo airports

    Thursday, April 3 2014 2:57 PM EDT2014-04-03 18:57:33 GMT
    Toledo's two airports could add up to big business. Right now, once local company is making a bid to take over operations at Toledo Express and Toledo Executive airports.
    Toledo's two airports could add up to big business. Right now, once local company is making a bid to take over operations at Toledo Express and Toledo Executive airports.
  • Local leaders back ballot proposal on business tax

    Local leaders back ballot proposal on business tax

    Thursday, April 3 2014 11:02 AM EDT2014-04-03 15:02:25 GMT
    DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) - Local leaders are supporting a ballot proposal making sure town and city budgets aren't harmed when Michigan manufacturers and small businesses get a tax cut.    Dearborn Mayor Jack
    Local leaders are supporting a ballot proposal making sure town and city budgets aren't harmed when Michigan manufacturers and small businesses get a tax cut.
  • Chrysler recalling 870,000 SUVs for brake defect

    Chrysler recalling 870,000 SUVs for brake defect

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 12:20 PM EDT2014-04-02 16:20:10 GMT
    DETROIT (AP) - Chrysler is recalling nearly 870,000 SUVs because corrosion may make the vehicles' brakes harder to use. Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango SUVs from the 2011 through 2014 model years
    Chrysler is recalling nearly 870,000 SUVs because corrosion may make the vehicles' brakes harder to use.
  • Chrysler Group reports best March sales since 2007

    Chrysler Group reports best March sales since 2007

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 10:47 AM EDT2014-04-01 14:47:34 GMT
    (NEWS RELEASE) Chrysler Group LLC today reported U.S. sales of 193,915 units, a 13 percent increase compared with sales in March 2013 (171,606 units), and the group's best March sales since 2007. The
    Chrysler Group LLC today reported U.S. sales of 193,915 units, a 13 percent increase compared with sales in March 2013 (171,606 units), and the group's best March sales since 2007.
  • GM recalls 1.5 million cars for steering defect

    GM recalls 1.5 million cars for steering defect

    Monday, March 31 2014 5:37 PM EDT2014-03-31 21:37:16 GMT
    DETROIT (AP) - General Motors is recalling 1.5 million vehicles in the U.S. because the electronic power-steering assist can suddenly stop working.    Included in the recall are the Chevrolet Malibu, Malibu
    General Motors is recalling 1.5 million vehicles in the U.S. because the electronic power-steering assist can suddenly stop working.
  • Obama to discuss minimum wage in Michigan visit

    Obama to discuss minimum wage in Michigan visit

    President Barack Obama plans to visit Michigan on Wednesday to discuss his proposal to raise the national minimum wage.
    President Barack Obama plans to visit Michigan on Wednesday to discuss his proposal to raise the national minimum wage.
  • GM adding 824,000 vehicles to ignition recall

    GM adding 824,000 vehicles to ignition recall

    Friday, March 28 2014 6:07 PM EDT2014-03-28 22:07:04 GMT
    DETROIT (AP) - General Motors is adding 824,000 small cars to its ongoing recall tied to defective ignition switches.    The company will add vehicles from the 2008-2011 model years to a recall that initially
    General Motors is adding 824,000 small cars to its ongoing recall tied to defective ignition switches.
  • Kroger ending "double coupons"

    Kroger ending "double coupons"

    Friday, March 28 2014 12:59 PM EDT2014-03-28 16:59:06 GMT
    Kroger has announced that it will stop doubling coupons starting on May 1st. According to the company double coupons originated in an era when none of the current online and electronic coupon options
    Kroger has announced that it will stop doubling coupons starting on May 1st. According to the company double coupons originated in an era when none of the current online and electronic coupon options.
  • Ford says new engine will add 300 jobs in Ohio

    Ford says new engine will add 300 jobs in Ohio

    Ford says it will invest $500 million and add 300 jobs at its engine plant in northwestern Ohio so that it can begin making a new V-6 engine.
    Ford says it will invest $500 million and add 300 jobs at its engine plant in northwestern Ohio so that it can begin making a new V-6 engine.
  • Nissan recalls more than a million vehicles for air bag problem

    Nissan recalls more than a million vehicles for air bag problem

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 11:47 AM EDT2014-03-26 15:47:06 GMT
    DETROIT (AP) - Nissan is recalling almost 990,000 cars, SUVs and minivans in the U.S. because the front passenger air bags may not inflate in a crash. The recall affects the Altima, Leaf, Pathfinder
    Nissan is recalling almost 990,000 cars, SUVs and minivans in the U.S. because the front passenger air bags may not inflate in a crash. The recall affects the Altima, Leaf, Pathfinder and more.
  • Detroit Emergency Manager Gets Approval for Bond Sale

    Detroit Emergency Manager Gets Approval for Bond Sale

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 9:47 PM EDT2014-03-26 01:47:36 GMT
    DETROIT (AP) - A state board involved in Detroit's financial reorganization has approved the city's sale of $120 million in bonds.    The Local Emergency Financial Assistance Loan Board made the decision
    DETROIT (AP) - A state board involved in Detroit's financial reorganization has approved the city's sale of $120 million in bonds.    The Local Emergency Financial Assistance Loan Board made the decision
  • Ohio College Students To Get Paid Casino Internships

    Ohio College Students To Get Paid Casino Internships

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 9:40 PM EDT2014-03-26 01:40:34 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - About 2,500 college students will get paid internships and co-ops at Ohio businesses through a program funded by $11 million from state casino license fees.    The Ohio Board of Regents
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - About 2,500 college students will get paid internships and co-ops at Ohio businesses through a program funded by $11 million from state casino license fees.    The Ohio Board of Regents
  • Kasich Team and Budget Analysts Over Projected Oil Tax Boon

    Kasich Team and Budget Analysts Over Projected Oil Tax Boon

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 9:31 PM EDT2014-03-26 01:31:42 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The administration of Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) is differing with legislative budget analysts on how much a proposed tax hike on big oil-and-gas drillers will generate.
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The administration of Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) is differing with legislative budget analysts on how much a proposed tax hike on big oil-and-gas drillers will generate.
  • Sykes wants city to consider Sin Tax

    Sykes wants city to consider Sin Tax

    Monday, March 24 2014 6:43 PM EDT2014-03-24 22:43:03 GMT
    Smokers in Toledo are the target of what could be a sin tax imposed by the city.   But can the city pass such a tax? Toledo needs money to balance it's budget and, it has become popular for governments
    City councilman Larry Sykes is asking Toledo consider imposing a sin tax on cigarettes, cigars and e-cigarettes to raise money to fund city programs.
  • Cedar Point hiring thousands

    Cedar Point hiring thousands

    Monday, March 24 2014 10:51 AM EDT2014-03-24 14:51:53 GMT
    Cedar Point is looking for more than 5,000, "fun, enthusiastic people of all ages who want to work at the Best Amusement Park in the World this summer," according to news release. More than 70 different
    Cedar Point is looking for more than 5,000, "fun, enthusiastic people of all ages who want to work at the Best Amusement Park in the World this summer," according to news release. More than 70 different
  • Ohio gas prices down to start work week

    Ohio gas prices down to start work week

    Ohio gas prices are down to start the work week, following weeks of increases.
    Ohio gas prices are down to start the work week, following weeks of increases.
  • Expo showcases Sylvania businesses

    Expo showcases Sylvania businesses

    Saturday, March 22 2014 6:29 PM EDT2014-03-22 22:29:43 GMT
    Nearly 200 Sylvania businesses were showcased at an expo on Saturday. The event featured giveaways, interactive games and live entertainment.Pat Nowak, Executive Director of the Sylvania Chamber of Commerce
    Nearly 200 Sylvania businesses were showcased at an expo on Saturday.
  • Starbucks to roll out beer, wine to more cafes

    Starbucks to roll out beer, wine to more cafes

    Thursday, March 20 2014 2:27 PM EDT2014-03-20 18:27:57 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - Starbucks plans to turn more of its cafes into a destination for beer and wine in the evenings.    The coffee company says it is looking to expand alcohol sales to "thousands of select
    Starbucks plans to turn more of its cafes into a destination for beer and wine in the evenings.
  • Potholes take toll on emergency vehicles

    Potholes take toll on emergency vehicles

    Thursday, March 20 2014 2:27 PM EDT2014-03-20 18:27:29 GMT
    The price of potholes could soon be adding up. Not only for repairs to your personal vehicle, but for repairs to emergency vehicles, too.
    The price of potholes could soon be adding up. Not only for repairs to your personal vehicle, but for repairs to emergency vehicles, too.
  • Owens Community College holding training, job fair

    Owens Community College holding training, job fair

    Tuesday, March 18 2014 3:03 PM EDT2014-03-18 19:03:49 GMT
    Press Release:OWENS COMMUNITY COLLEGE TO OFFER JOB READY TRAINING AND JOB FAIR WHAT: Owens Community College and Ohio Means Jobs, Lucas County are offering a free Job Ready Training and Job Fair. Participants
    Owens Community College and Ohio Means Jobs, Lucas County are offering a free Job Ready Training and Job Fair.
  • Fewer homes being put up for sale

    Fewer homes being put up for sale

    Mid-march means the real estate market is off and running for the season, bringing some relief for realtors after housing sales were down last month over 20 percent from the same time last year. The market is ready for sales, but now the number of new homes being put up for sale is lower than in previous years, and that's going to be a factor for potential buyers for a number of reasons.
  • GM recalls 1.18 million SUVs for air bag problem

    GM recalls 1.18 million SUVs for air bag problem

    Monday, March 17 2014 12:00 PM EDT2014-03-17 16:00:04 GMT
    DETROIT (AP) - General Motors is recalling nearly 1.2 million SUVs for defective side air bags. GM also announced smaller recalls Monday of commercial vans and Cadillac sedans amounting to about 364,000
    General Motors is recalling nearly 1.2 million SUVs for defective side air bags.
  • St. Patrick's Day means green for businesses

    St. Patrick's Day means green for businesses

    Sunday, March 16 2014 6:26 PM EDT2014-03-16 22:26:41 GMT
    Saint Patrick's Day means plenty of green for some local businesses and it's not because of leprechauns or four-leaf-clovers.Ed Beczynski owns the Blarney Irish Pub in Downtown Toledo. The celebration
    Saint Patrick's Day means plenty of green for some local businesses and it's not because of leprechauns or four-leaf-clovers.
  • Employees: Northwood Sears store to close

    Employees: Northwood Sears store to close

    Saturday, March 15 2014 6:20 PM EDT2014-03-15 22:20:46 GMT
    Employees of the Sears store that once anchored the former Woodville Mall say it will close its doors.Workers told 13abc that they were informed of the closing in a meeting on Saturday. Managers at the
    Employees of the Sears store that once anchored the former Woodville Mall say it will close its doors.
  • Democrats face dilemma on Keystone Pipeline

    Democrats face dilemma on Keystone Pipeline

    Saturday, March 15 2014 2:56 PM EDT2014-03-15 18:56:44 GMT
    Democrats are grappling with an election-year dilemma posed by the Keystone XL oil pipeline.    Wealthy party donors are funding candidates who oppose the project - a high-profile symbol of the political
    Democrats up for reelection face a dilemma over opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline for environmental reasons and the argument that the pipeline will create thousands of jobs.
  • Detroit officials to monitor Marathon's hiring

    Detroit officials to monitor Marathon's hiring

    Detroit officials say they plan to more closely monitor Marathon Petroleum's hiring practices to ensure the company is making an effort to hire city residents.
    Detroit officials say they plan to more closely monitor Marathon Petroleum's hiring practices to ensure the company is making an effort to hire city residents.
  • Ohio releases county-by-county unemployment

    Ohio releases county-by-county unemployment

    Tuesday, March 11 2014 4:27 PM EDT2014-03-11 20:27:23 GMT
    A mixed bag when it comes to Ohio's economy. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services has released county-by-county unemployment figures for January. Many local counties are down compared to last
    A mixed bag when it comes to Ohio's economy. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services has released county-by-county unemployment figures for January.
  • Monster Jam at the Huntington Center this weekend

    Monster Jam at the Huntington Center this weekend

    Friday, March 7 2014 9:52 AM EST2014-03-07 14:52:18 GMT
    Downtown Toledo roars to life this weekend with Monster Jam.
    Downtown Toledo roars to life this weekend with Monster Jam.
  • “Shapemejeans” at Franklin Park is moving and growing

    “Shapemejeans” at Franklin Park is moving and growing

    Thursday, March 6 2014 5:48 PM EST2014-03-06 22:48:20 GMT
    "ShapemeJeans" at Franklin Park is moving and growing. We first introduced you to the store in September. They make hand-made custom jeans, with six different denim fabrics to choose from and several
    "ShapemeJeans" at Franklin Park is moving and growing. We first introduced you to the store in September. They make hand-made custom jeans, with six different denim fabrics to choose from and several different thread colors for trim.
  • Marshalls and Home Goods come to Sylvania Twp.

    Marshalls and Home Goods come to Sylvania Twp.

    Thursday, March 6 2014 5:31 PM EST2014-03-06 22:31:35 GMT
    Two national retailers are planning to open stores in Sylvania Township. We have new details about the Marshalls and Home Goods stores that will be going up along Monroe Street. They will go in on the
    Two national retailers are planning to open stores in Sylvania Township. We have new details about the Marshalls and Home Goods stores that will be going up along Monroe Street. They will go in on the site of the old Franklin Park movie theater.
  • Auto parts company announces new Ohio plant, jobs

    Auto parts company announces new Ohio plant, jobs

    An auto parts manufacturer says it will build a $50 million plant in southwest Ohio that is expected to result in 150 jobs.
    An auto parts manufacturer says it will build a $50 million plant in southwest Ohio that is expected to result in 150 jobs.
  • Target tech chief resigns as it overhauls security

    Target tech chief resigns as it overhauls security

    Wednesday, March 5 2014 12:10 PM EST2014-03-05 17:10:48 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - Target Corp. Chief Information Officer Beth Jacob is resigning effective Wednesday as the retailer overhauls its information security and compliance division in the wake of a massive pre-Christmas
    Target Corp. Chief Information Officer Beth Jacob is resigning effective Wednesday as the retailer overhauls its information security and compliance division in the wake of a massive pre-Christmas data breach.
  • Ohio places second in development rankings

    Ohio places second in development rankings

    Ohio placed second to Texas again last year in an annual survey measuring how states stack up in attracting to companies and getting existing ones to expand.
    Ohio placed second to Texas again last year in an annual survey measuring how states stack up in attracting to companies and getting existing ones to expand.
  • Bad winter delays Ohio maple syrup season

    Bad winter delays Ohio maple syrup season

    Sunday, March 2 2014 3:04 PM EST2014-03-02 20:04:32 GMT
    The unrelenting winter is turning out to be particularly bitter for Ohio's maple syrup producers.    Syrup season in the state typically begins by mid-February, but many producers still haven't tapped
    Frigid weather keeps Ohio maple syrup producers from tapping trees.
  • Agency sees fewer applicants as job market improves

    Agency sees fewer applicants as job market improves

    The unemployment rate in our area is the lowest it’s been in months, and one local company says fewer and fewer people are applying for open jobs. 13abc's McKenzie Kuehnlein explains.
  • Applications for US jobless benefits rise to 348K

    Applications for US jobless benefits rise to 348K

    Thursday, February 27 2014 8:41 AM EST2014-02-27 13:41:03 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits rose 14,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 348,000, though the broader trend in applications remained stable. The Labor
    The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits rose 14,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 348,000, though the broader trend in applications remained stable.
  • Local realtors streamline home buying with internet app

    Local realtors streamline home buying with internet app

    Wednesday, February 26 2014 10:34 AM EST2014-02-26 15:34:15 GMT
    The Toledo Board of Realtors is using an internet-based program to match buyers and sellers with properties.
    The Toledo Board of Realtors is using an internet-based program to match buyers and sellers with properties.
  • City seeks control of land near old Jeep plant

    City seeks control of land near old Jeep plant

    Tuesday, February 25 2014 6:06 PM EST2014-02-25 23:06:31 GMT
    An eyesore of a building at 946 W. Central Ave, near the old jeep plant, is about to come down. The old WH Management building has been there for 100-years.  Knocking down the old building will create
    City of Toledo wants control of five-acre site next to Overland Industrial Park that could help the Port Authority market that property.
  • Harsh winter punishes some local businesses

    Harsh winter punishes some local businesses

    While the snowfall hovers at a record high, some area businesses are racking up record drops in sales. 13abc's Melissa Voetsch talked with some of the businesses being hurt by the wicked winter weather.
  • Westgate Expansion update: “We do not have signed leases yet”

    Westgate Expansion update: “We do not have signed leases yet”

    Monday, February 24 2014 11:09 PM EST2014-02-25 04:09:45 GMT
    We have new details in the proposed expansion of the Westgate Village Shopping Center in West Toledo. The developer expected to submit the architect's renderings of the development to the city on Monday.
    On Tuesday the owner of Westgate Village Shopping Center in West Toledo is expected to submit the architect's renderings of the proposed development to the city.
  • One-day tickets at Disney World now more expensive

    One-day tickets at Disney World now more expensive

    Monday, February 24 2014 3:31 PM EST2014-02-24 20:31:54 GMT
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) - The cost of going to the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World just got more expensive.    Disney World has raised the one-day ticket price to the Magic Kingdom by $4 so that
    The cost of going to the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World just got more expensive.
  • Flood threat not closing some Grand Rapids stores

    Flood threat not closing some Grand Rapids stores

    Monday, February 24 2014 3:24 PM EST2014-02-24 20:24:56 GMT
    Flooding may eventually be a problem in the Village of Grand Rapids, Ohio, but there's another problem facing downtown businesses and it isn't water. The threat of water has created a sense of panic
    Flooding may eventually be a problem in the Village of Grand Rapids, Ohio, but there's another problem facing downtown businesses and it isn't water. The threat of water has created a sense of panic
  • High-tech manufacturing hub could create 10,000 jobs

    High-tech manufacturing hub could create 10,000 jobs

    Monday, February 24 2014 8:54 AM EST2014-02-24 13:54:23 GMT
    ANN ARBOR (News Release) The $148 million high-tech manufacturing research institute set to open this spring in metro Detroit is expected to bring 10,000 jobs to the region within the next five years. The
    ANN ARBOR (News Release) The $148 million high-tech manufacturing research institute set to open this spring in metro Detroit is expected to bring 10,000 jobs to the region within the next five years. The
  • Ohio gas prices up again to start week

    Ohio gas prices up again to start week

    Prices at the gas pump in Ohio are up again.
    Prices at the gas pump in Ohio are up again.
  • Expansion planned at Westgate VIllage Shopping Center

    Expansion planned at Westgate VIllage Shopping Center

    Sunday, February 23 2014 10:36 AM EST2014-02-23 15:36:18 GMT
    Plans are already drawn up for an expansion at Westgate. Those plans call for three new buildings north of Central, near Secor, where Arnie's and El Nuevo Vallarta now stand.
    Plans are already drawn up for an expansion at Westgate. Those plans call for three new buildings north of Central, near Secor, where Arnie's and El Nuevo Vallarta now stand.
  • Lawmakers say bill would help revitalize American manufacturing

    Lawmakers say bill would help revitalize American manufacturing

    Saturday, February 22 2014 6:55 PM EST2014-02-22 23:55:56 GMT
    A New York lawmaker says he thinks he has a way to encourage more manufacturing jobs in America. He's written a bill that's garnered the support of the President and other lawmakers.Congressman Tom Reed
    A New York lawmaker says he thinks he has a way to encourage more manufacturing jobs in America. He's written a bill that's garnered the support of the President and other lawmakers.
  • Mixed signals over cell phone use on planes

    Mixed signals over cell phone use on planes

    Saturday, February 22 2014 3:29 PM EST2014-02-22 20:29:59 GMT
    When it comes to deciding whether airline passengers can use their cellphones in flight, federal agencies are sending different signals to consumers.    The Transportation Department regulates aviation
    FCC approves of in-flight calls but wants public comment before deciding.
  • Obama wants vote on minimum wage

    Obama wants vote on minimum wage

    Saturday, February 22 2014 3:26 PM EST2014-02-22 20:26:37 GMT
    President Barack Obama says hardworking Americans deserve a vote in Congress on a minimum raise hike.    In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama says six states have already raised their minimum
    President Obama says Americans deserve a vote on a hike in the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour.
  • Apple, Samsung do not settle lawsuit before trial

    Apple, Samsung do not settle lawsuit before trial

    Saturday, February 22 2014 3:20 PM EST2014-02-22 20:20:57 GMT
    Apple and Samsung have failed to settle their patent dispute despite a daylong meeting between top Samsung executives and Apple CEO Tim Cook hosted by a mediator earlier this month.    That's according
    Apple and Samsung failed to resolve their patent dispute ahead of a scheduled March trial date.
  • Detroit files plan to fix debt, leave bankruptcy

    Detroit files plan to fix debt, leave bankruptcy

    Friday, February 21 2014 11:10 AM EST2014-02-21 16:10:13 GMT
    DETROIT (AP) - Detroit's emergency manager filed a plan Friday to restructure the city's $18 billion debt by making cuts to pensions and creditors while offering a blueprint for emerging from the largest
    DETROIT (AP) - Detroit's emergency manager filed a plan Friday to restructure the city's $18 billion debt by making cuts to pensions and creditors while offering a blueprint for emerging from the largest
  • Michigan car insurance plan includes premium cut

    Michigan car insurance plan includes premium cut

    House Republicans are proposing a revised overhaul of Michigan's auto insurance system and to guarantee a 10 percent cut in premiums for two years.
    House Republicans are proposing a revised overhaul of Michigan's auto insurance system and to guarantee a 10 percent cut in premiums for two years.
  • Report: Detroit is owed $82M for parking tickets

    Report: Detroit is owed $82M for parking tickets

    A TV station's review of public records has found that Detroit is owed $82 million in fines and late fees for unpaid parking tickets.
    A TV station's review of public records has found that Detroit is owed more than $82 million in fines and late fees for unpaid parking tickets.
  • Census: market value of Ohio ag products soared

    Census: market value of Ohio ag products soared

    Newly released Census data shows the market value of agricultural products sold by Ohio farmers soared between 2007 and 2012.
    Newly released Census data shows the market value of agricultural products sold by Ohio farmers soared between 2007 and 2012.
  • Marathon CEO talks about massive Findlay expansion

    Marathon CEO talks about massive Findlay expansion

    Thursday, February 20 2014 5:44 PM EST2014-02-20 22:44:44 GMT
    Marathon Petroleum is about to undergo a major expansion in Findlay. The multi-million dollar project involves new buildings, parking garages and jobs. About 150 new jobs will be added to the nearly 2,000
    Marathon Petroleum is about to undergo a major expansion in Findlay. The multi-million dollar project involves new buildings, parking garages and jobs. About 150 new jobs will be added to the nearly 2,000 that are already at Marathon's headquarters in Findlay. The CEO says there's room for even more growth.
  • Clarion razing could call developers to Toledo

    Clarion razing could call developers to Toledo

    Wednesday, February 19 2014 4:59 PM EST2014-02-19 21:59:05 GMT
    The Clairon Hotel sits along Reynolds Road near the old Southwyck mall site.  Mayor D. Michael Collins (I) wants to knock it down because he believes it will inspire more development in the corridor
    Mayor Mike Collins wants to tear down the vacant Clarion Hotel in South Toledo to encourage a new home store and other development along Reynolds Road.
  • Home construction tumbles in January

    Home construction tumbles in January

    Wednesday, February 19 2014 2:15 PM EST2014-02-19 19:15:02 GMT
    U.S. home construction fell in January for a second month but the weakness in both months reflected severe winter weather in many parts of the country. The expectation is that housing will deliver another
    Severe winter weather blamed for the decline in home conrstruction, in January.
  • FirstEnergy investing nearly $100M in Toledo Edison service area

    FirstEnergy investing nearly $100M in Toledo Edison service area

    Tuesday, February 18 2014 4:12 PM EST2014-02-18 21:12:26 GMT
    Press Release:Toledo, Ohio – As part of its ongoing efforts to improve the durability and flexibility of its electric system, FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) plans to invest nearly $100 million in infrastructure
    As part of its ongoing efforts to improve the durability and flexibility of its electric system, FirstEnergy Corp. plans to invest nearly $100 million in infrastructure upgrades in its Toledo Edison service area in 2014.
  • Marathon plans to expand Ohio headquarters

    Marathon plans to expand Ohio headquarters

    Ohio-based Marathon Petroleum Corp. is planning an $80 million expansion of its headquarters.
    Ohio-based Marathon Petroleum Corp. is planning an $80 million expansion of its headquarters.
  • Ohio's exports on the rise

    Ohio's exports on the rise

    Sunday, February 16 2014 3:48 PM EST2014-02-16 20:48:31 GMT
    State officials say businesses in Ohio are exporting at a record pace and set a new state record last year. The Ohio Development Services Agency says state exports in 2013 reached $50.5 billion worth of
    Ohio businesses are exporting at a record pace, $50 billion worth in 2013.
  • Highest rent in US: Williston, ND

    Highest rent in US: Williston, ND

    Sunday, February 16 2014 3:30 PM EST2014-02-16 20:30:11 GMT
    A national study from an apartment renting guide shows that the North Dakota oil patch city of Williston has the highest average rent in the country.    The Williston Herald reports that Apartment Guide
    Williston, ND has higher rent than New York and Los Angeles.
  • Mayor Collins releases first budget proposal

    Mayor Collins releases first budget proposal

    Friday, February 14 2014 11:06 PM EST2014-02-15 04:06:04 GMT
    The city of Toledo has released its 2014 operating budget.  The proposal shows income tax revenue for the city is projected at more than $165,000,000 for this year.City leaders have already reviewed the
    The city of Toledo has released its 2014 operating budget.  The proposal shows income tax revenue for the city is projected at more than $165,000,000 for this year.City leaders have already reviewed the
  • Wood Co: Beware of online tax scams

    Wood Co: Beware of online tax scams

    Thursday, February 13 2014 7:16 AM EST2014-02-13 12:16:53 GMT
    If you get an email that looks like its from Turbo Tax, TaxACT or H&R Block, those at the Wood County Sheriff's Office say: double-check to make sure it's really from that company.
    If you get an email that looks like its from Turbo Tax, TaxACT or H&R Block, those at the Wood County Sheriff's Office say: double-check to make sure it's really from that company.
  • AAA Mich.: Gas prices rise 9 cents over past week

    AAA Mich.: Gas prices rise 9 cents over past week

    AAA Michigan says gasoline prices have risen about 9 cents during the past week to a statewide average of about $3.42 per gallon.
    AAA Michigan says gasoline prices have risen about 9 cents during the past week to a statewide average of about $3.42 per gallon.
  • Postal service reports $354 million first-quarter loss

    Postal service reports $354 million first-quarter loss

    Friday, February 7 2014 12:34 PM EST2014-02-07 17:34:11 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Postal Service says it lost $354 million over the last three months and that mounting losses could lead to cash flow problems for the rest of the year.    The report for the financial
    The Postal Service says it lost $354 million over the last three months and that mounting losses could lead to cash flow problems for the rest of the year.
  • Potholes winning the war

    Potholes winning the war

    Monday, February 3 2014 5:10 PM EST2014-02-03 22:10:39 GMT
    Drivers in Toledo are frustrated by the bad roads.  Crews are doing their best to fix the potholes, but  their best just can't keep up. Work crews get a street done one week, and the next week, new bigger
    City workers are fighting the battle against potholes but losing the war.
  • Chrysler US sales up 8 percent in January

    Chrysler US sales up 8 percent in January

    Chrysler says its U.S. sales rose 8 percent in January as it posted strong growth despite the frigid weather that gripped much of the nation.
    Chrysler says its U.S. sales rose 8 percent in January as it posted strong growth despite the frigid weather that gripped much of the nation.
  • Plans drawn for Tiffin's "Leadership Park"

    Plans drawn for Tiffin's "Leadership Park"

    Sunday, February 2 2014 11:32 AM EST2014-02-02 16:32:25 GMT
    The plans are drawn up for what would be the 14th park in Tiffin. Leadership Seneca County has unveiled the designs for "Leadership Park."
    The plans are drawn up for what would be the 14th park in Tiffin. Leadership Seneca County has unveiled the designs for "Leadership Park."
  • Schools, counties get less from Ohio casinos

    Schools, counties get less from Ohio casinos

    Ohio counties and schools and getting a little less cash from casino taxes this time around.
    Ohio counties and schools and getting a little less cash from casino taxes this time around.
  • Report: lackluster results for Ohio's job program

    Report: lackluster results for Ohio's job program

    A report shows that Ohio's new effort to find jobs for welfare recipients has fallen short.
    A report shows that Ohio's new effort to find jobs for welfare recipients has fallen short.
  • Erie Street Market back in play

    Erie Street Market back in play

    Wednesday, January 29 2014 5:52 PM EST2014-01-29 22:52:48 GMT
    The Erie Street Market has been in the news a lot over the last few years.  Toledo has tried to use it as a marketplace and tried to sell it. Today, its doors are closed, but the city is changing how
    The Collins administration is asking council to allow the city to contract with a realty firm that can market the Erie Street Market for sale.
  • Report: Chrysler to become Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

    Report: Chrysler to become Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

    Wednesday, January 29 2014 5:24 PM EST2014-01-29 22:24:08 GMT
    The Detroit Free Press is reporting that Chrysler will soon be known as "Chrysler Fiat Automobiles." If Fiat shareholders approve the proposal, the automaker will change names. The plan comes eight days
    The Detroit Free Press is reporting that Chrysler will soon be known as "Fiat Chrysler Automobiles."
  • Tax benefits drive up Chrysler 4Q net earnings

    Tax benefits drive up Chrysler 4Q net earnings

    Wednesday, January 29 2014 10:38 AM EST2014-01-29 15:38:17 GMT
    DETROIT (AP) - Chrysler Group's fourth-quarter net income more than quadrupled to $1.62 billion, aided by $962 million in one-time tax benefits.    Without the benefits, the company made $659 million,
    Chrysler Group's fourth-quarter net income more than quadrupled to $1.62 billion, aided by $962 million in one-time tax benefits.
  • GM CEO among guests at State of the Union address

    GM CEO among guests at State of the Union address

    The CEO of General Motors and another Detroit businesswoman will join first lady Michelle Obama to watch President Barack Obama deliver his State of the Union address.
    The CEO of General Motors and another Detroit businesswoman will join first lady Michelle Obama to watch President Barack Obama deliver his State of the Union address.
  • Lower tax bills coming for Detroit homeowners

    Lower tax bills coming for Detroit homeowners

    Monday, January 27 2014 5:53 PM EST2014-01-27 22:53:44 GMT
    DETROIT (AP) - The city of Detroit is pledging to lower property tax bills by reassessing the value of homes.    Mayor Mike Duggan says home values are being reduced from 5 percent to 20 percent, resulting
    The city of Detroit is pledging to lower property tax bills by reassessing the value of homes.
  • Toledo's million dollar polar vortex

    Toledo's million dollar polar vortex

    Monday, January 27 2014 3:39 PM EST2014-01-27 20:39:18 GMT
    News of below zero temperatures and more snow will have an impact on your wallet. Toledo's last arctic blast 3-weeks ago was very expensive costing taxpayers nearly $1 million. According to Streets, Bridges
    Road work by Toledo crews during the January 5th to 7th polar outbreak will cost more than $842,000.
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    Test Story Head with Melissa

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    This is my script. This is my script... This is my script... This is my script... This is my script... This is my script... This is my script...this is my script...this is my script...this is my script...this
  • Chrysler becomes subsidiary of Fiat

    Chrysler becomes subsidiary of Fiat

    Tuesday, January 21 2014 2:37 PM EST2014-01-21 19:37:23 GMT
    MILAN (AP) - The Italian carmaker Fiat says its acquisition of the final Chrysler stake is complete, making the U.S. car company a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fiat.    Fiat SpA said Tuesday that it closed
    Italian carmaker Fiat says its acquisition of the final Chrysler stake is complete, making the U.S. car company a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fiat.
  • Ohio small businesses may qualify for tax break

    Ohio small businesses may qualify for tax break

    Tuesday, January 21 2014 11:22 AM EST2014-01-21 16:22:34 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The state tax commissioner is reminding Ohio small-business owners that they may be eligible for a recently enacted tax deduction.    In an alert issued Tuesday, Commissioner Joe
    The state tax commissioner is reminding Ohio small-business owners that they may be eligible for a recently enacted tax deduction.
  • Promedica announces move downtown

    Promedica announces move downtown

    Wednesday, February 5 2014 3:29 PM EST2014-02-05 20:29:06 GMT
    Promedica announced it is looking to move its headquarters into the old steam plant building along the Maumee River in downtown Toledo.  That move is generating a buzz. The steam plant is one of those
    Promedica announced plans to move its headquarters into the Key Bank building and the old Steam Plant in downtown Toledo, relocating 700 employees.
  • Ohio gov talks tax cuts, criticizes materialism

    Ohio gov talks tax cuts, criticizes materialism

    Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) is scheduled to deliver remarks at the Ohio Newspaper Association's convention in Columbus.
    Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) is stressing the need to cut Ohioans' taxes while maintaining that money does not buy happiness.
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    A 22-year-old was killed after his vehicle slid off the road and landed in a ditch. The deadly crash happened just after midnight on Thursday morning near the intersection of State Route 613 and Township Road 232.
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    Firefighters battle two separate fires

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    Toledo Fire Department battled two separate fires on Thursday morning.
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