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  • Dollar General upping its bid for Family Dollar

    Dollar General upping its bid for Family Dollar

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 6:53 AM EDT2014-09-02 10:53:52 GMT
    GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Dollar General is boosting its bid for rival Family Dollar to approximately $9.1 billion and says it's now willing to more than double the number of stores it would shed to avoid trouble with regulators.The newest bid from Dollar General is worth $80 per share, up from $78.50. Dollar General's previous bid, worth nearly $9 billion, was rejected by Family Dollar in favor of an offer of about $8.5 billion one Dollar Tree Inc.Dollar General Corp. said Tuesday it will...
    GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Dollar General is boosting its bid for rival Family Dollar to approximately $9.1 billion and says it's now willing to more than double the number of stores it would shed to avoid trouble with regulators.The newest bid from Dollar General is worth $80 per share, up from $78.50. Dollar General's previous bid, worth nearly $9 billion, was rejected by Family Dollar in favor of an offer of about $8.5 billion one Dollar Tree Inc.Dollar General Corp. said Tuesday it will...
  • Tech boom in Cleveland as server farms grow

    Tech boom in Cleveland as server farms grow

    Sunday, August 31 2014 3:34 PM EDT2014-08-31 19:34:15 GMT
     Northeast Ohio is hardly ready to usurp Silicon Valley as a high-tech mecca, but a growing number of data centers are choosing to locate in and around Cleveland.
     Northeast Ohio is hardly ready to usurp Silicon Valley as a high-tech mecca, but a growing number of data centers are choosing to locate in and around Cleveland.
  • MI minimum wage going up

    MI minimum wage going up

    Sunday, August 31 2014 2:50 PM EDT2014-08-31 18:50:10 GMT
    An increase in Michigan's minimum wage is set to launch, and with it comes a test of whether the gradual rise will help workers, harm businesses or neither.
    An increase in Michigan's minimum wage is set to launch, and with it comes a test of whether the gradual rise will help workers, harm businesses or neither.
  • OH farmers get more money to fight algae

    OH farmers get more money to fight algae

    Sunday, August 31 2014 2:35 PM EDT2014-08-31 18:35:35 GMT
    The federal government is coming up with more money to help farmers cut down on the fertilizers that are feeding algae in Lake Erie.
    The federal government is coming up with more money to help farmers cut down on the fertilizers that are feeding algae in Lake Erie.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit at the Latino Fest

    Entrepreneurial spirit at the Latino Fest

    Saturday, August 30 2014 12:55 PM EDT2014-08-30 16:55:09 GMT
    The Latino Fest has a strong 20 year tradition on the banks of the Maumee River, celebrating local hispanic culture with great food. You expect to grab tacos, tamales, nachos and rice and beans. And you expect to hear some great music. And Mexicans living in this region can also expect to get some help.
    The Latino Fest has a strong 20 year tradition on the banks of the Maumee River, celebrating local hispanic culture with great food. You expect to grab tacos, tamales, nachos and rice and beans. And you expect to hear some great music. And Mexicans living in this region can also expect to get some help.
  • Tigers promote Pitcher after sexual assault charges dismissed

    Tigers promote Pitcher after sexual assault charges dismissed

    Friday, August 29 2014 9:43 PM EDT2014-08-30 01:43:21 GMT
    CHICAGO (AP) - The Detroit Tigers have promoted right-hander Evan Reed from Triple-A Toledo after a judge dismissed rape charges against the pitcher last week. The Tigers brought Reed back to the majors before they opened a series at the Chicago White Sox on Friday night. Right-hander Jose Ortego was designated for assignment to create a spot on the 40-man roster. Reed, 28, was facing third-degree criminal sexual conduct charges before a judge said Aug. 21 that the testimony of the woman who...
    CHICAGO (AP) - The Detroit Tigers have promoted right-hander Evan Reed from Triple-A Toledo after a judge dismissed rape charges against the pitcher last week. The Tigers brought Reed back to the majors before they opened a series at the Chicago White Sox on Friday night. Right-hander Jose Ortego was designated for assignment to create a spot on the 40-man roster. Reed, 28, was facing third-degree criminal sexual conduct charges before a judge said Aug. 21 that the testimony of the woman who...
  • Michigan Health Director Stepping Down

    Michigan Health Director Stepping Down

    Friday, August 29 2014 9:27 PM EDT2014-08-30 01:27:14 GMT
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Gov. Rick Snyder says that state health Director Jim Haveman is resigning after having a mild stroke. Snyder said in a statement Thursday that Haveman originally planned to remain as head of the Michigan Department of Community Health into 2015 but moved up his departure because of the Memorial Day stroke. Snyder says Haveman will quit Sept. 12 and says Chief Deputy Director Nick Lyon will become director. The governor credits Haveman with promoting "an ambitious health ...
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Gov. Rick Snyder says that state health Director Jim Haveman is resigning after having a mild stroke. Snyder said in a statement Thursday that Haveman originally planned to remain as head of the Michigan Department of Community Health into 2015 but moved up his departure because of the Memorial Day stroke. Snyder says Haveman will quit Sept. 12 and says Chief Deputy Director Nick Lyon will become director. The governor credits Haveman with promoting "an ambitious health ...
  • Group wants Redskins name barred from Minnesota Field

    Group wants Redskins name barred from Minnesota Field

    Friday, August 29 2014 9:24 PM EDT2014-08-30 01:24:35 GMT
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A coalition demanded Thursday that the NFL team from Washington be barred from using its "Redskins" name on University of Minnesota turf. The National Coalition Against Racism in Sports and Media held a news conference outside TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, the Star Tribune (http://strib.mn/1q9vzoU ) reported. The Minnesota Vikings are leasing the university's stadium for two seasons while their new $1 billion stadium is built on the site of the former Metrodome in downto...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A coalition demanded Thursday that the NFL team from Washington be barred from using its "Redskins" name on University of Minnesota turf. The National Coalition Against Racism in Sports and Media held a news conference outside TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, the Star Tribune (http://strib.mn/1q9vzoU ) reported. The Minnesota Vikings are leasing the university's stadium for two seasons while their new $1 billion stadium is built on the site of the former Metrodome in downto...
  • Court sides with State in Blogger Threat Case

    Court sides with State in Blogger Threat Case

    Friday, August 29 2014 8:53 PM EDT2014-08-30 00:53:51 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The state of Ohio acted legally in withholding records documenting threats against Republican Gov. John Kasich from a political blogger who requested them, the Ohio Supreme Court decided Wednesday. In an unsigned opinion, the high court rejected the Democratic-leaning blog Plunderbund's arguments that the state Public Safety Department had improperly denied its request for public records under a "security records" exception to state law. The court disagreed. "(A) public ...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The state of Ohio acted legally in withholding records documenting threats against Republican Gov. John Kasich from a political blogger who requested them, the Ohio Supreme Court decided Wednesday. In an unsigned opinion, the high court rejected the Democratic-leaning blog Plunderbund's arguments that the state Public Safety Department had improperly denied its request for public records under a "security records" exception to state law. The court disagreed. "(A) public ...
  • Wendy's raises more than $10k for Adopt America

    Wendy's raises more than $10k for Adopt America

    Thursday, August 28 2014 9:26 AM EDT2014-08-28 13:26:57 GMT
    Adopt America Network is a national organization headquartered here in Toledo. Its goal is to place foster children into permanent homes. Over the past month, six Wendy's in our area held a donation drive. It was called "Sandcastle Bricks." For one dollar, they donated a brick, put your name on it, put it on the wall, and all of that money went to AAN. Over the course of July, those 6 Wendy's managed to raise more than $10,000. That will place at least two children into permanent homes."Our w...
    Adopt America Network is a national organization headquartered here in Toledo. Its goal is to place foster children into permanent homes. Over the past month, six Wendy's in our area held a donation drive. It was called "Sandcastle Bricks." For one dollar, they donated a brick, put your name on it, put it on the wall, and all of that money went to AAN. Over the course of July, those 6 Wendy's managed to raise more than $10,000. That will place at least two children into permanent homes."Our w...
  • Michigan holding virtual job fair Wednesday

    Michigan holding virtual job fair Wednesday

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 7:08 AM EDT2014-08-27 11:08:52 GMT
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Job seekers and employers will be able to connect through a State of Michigan-sponsored online career fair. The MiVirtualCareerFair is set for Wednesday. It's to feature three-dozen employers and is expected to be the largest such event to date. More than 140 employers and 20,750 job seekers have connected since MiVirtualCareerFair debuted two years ago. During the fairs, job seekers can explore customized employer booths, interact with participating employers and search...
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Job seekers and employers will be able to connect through a State of Michigan-sponsored online career fair. The MiVirtualCareerFair is set for Wednesday. It's to feature three-dozen employers and is expected to be the largest such event to date. More than 140 employers and 20,750 job seekers have connected since MiVirtualCareerFair debuted two years ago. During the fairs, job seekers can explore customized employer booths, interact with participating employers and search...
  • Some communities can’t afford road salt after prices quadruple

    Some communities can’t afford road salt after prices quadruple

    Despite the August summer heat, many local communities are already prepping for the winter months. But salt prices are more than four times higher than last year, and some just can't afford it! 13abc's Daryl Kirkland-Morgan went to Northwood, where leaders are working out their next steps.
  • FEMA evaluating Detroit flooding damage

    FEMA evaluating Detroit flooding damage

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 6:15 AM EDT2014-08-26 10:15:36 GMT
    DETROIT (AP) - The Federal Emergency Management Agency is starting preliminary evaluations of the damage caused by massive flooding in the Detroit area earlier this month.The Detroit Free Press reportsFEMA will begin checking the area Tuesday following a request by Gov. Rick Snyder for the agency's help last week. The federal assessment has to happen before Michigan can request a disaster declaration from President Barack Obama.A FEMA spokeswoman says six teams will work with state and local ...
    DETROIT (AP) - The Federal Emergency Management Agency is starting preliminary evaluations of the damage caused by massive flooding in the Detroit area earlier this month.The Detroit Free Press reportsFEMA will begin checking the area Tuesday following a request by Gov. Rick Snyder for the agency's help last week. The federal assessment has to happen before Michigan can request a disaster declaration from President Barack Obama.A FEMA spokeswoman says six teams will work with state and local ...
  • Detroit resuming water shutoffs

    Detroit resuming water shutoffs

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:54 AM EDT2014-08-26 09:54:24 GMT
    DETROIT (AP) - Detroit is scheduled to resume shutting off water to customers for unpaid bills.Monday marked the end of the water shutoff moratorium, and the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department was expected to send crews out Tuesday to turn off service to customers who owe money and haven't made payment arrangements.Detroit says the last of a series of "water fairs" held Saturday helped at least 1,300 residents avoid having their taps run dry after the shutoff moratorium. Detroit says 25,00...
    DETROIT (AP) - Detroit is scheduled to resume shutting off water to customers for unpaid bills.Monday marked the end of the water shutoff moratorium, and the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department was expected to send crews out Tuesday to turn off service to customers who owe money and haven't made payment arrangements.Detroit says the last of a series of "water fairs" held Saturday helped at least 1,300 residents avoid having their taps run dry after the shutoff moratorium. Detroit says 25,00...
  • Michigan lawmakers announce grant for the Great Lakes

    Michigan lawmakers announce grant for the Great Lakes

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:51 AM EDT2014-08-26 09:51:07 GMT
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin have announced $488,000 in funding for a regional partnership to restore habitat in the Great Lakes.The Great Lakes Commission will lead the initiative and work with state and local agencies on the habitat restoration.A $488,000 grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will pay for the work.The Democratic lawmakers are members of the Great Lakes Task Force. They led an effort to pass the Great Lakes...
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin have announced $488,000 in funding for a regional partnership to restore habitat in the Great Lakes.The Great Lakes Commission will lead the initiative and work with state and local agencies on the habitat restoration.A $488,000 grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will pay for the work.The Democratic lawmakers are members of the Great Lakes Task Force. They led an effort to pass the Great Lakes...
  • Ohio households feeling pinch despite growing economy

    Ohio households feeling pinch despite growing economy

    Sunday, August 24 2014 2:40 PM EDT2014-08-24 18:40:39 GMT
    he Ohio Supreme Court is weighing arguments by charter schools that they are entitled to equipment bought by their management company with taxpayer dollars without having to pay for the property.
    he Ohio Supreme Court is weighing arguments by charter schools that they are entitled to equipment bought by their management company with taxpayer dollars without having to pay for the property.
  • Frigid witner wipes out Ohio peach crop

    Frigid witner wipes out Ohio peach crop

    Sunday, August 24 2014 2:33 PM EDT2014-08-24 18:33:49 GMT
    Farm markets around Ohio are overflowing with tomatoes, peppers and corn; just don't expect to find many Ohio-grown peaches.
    Farm markets around Ohio are overflowing with tomatoes, peppers and corn; just don't expect to find many Ohio-grown peaches.
  • Hotels sprout on I-75 in SW Ohio

    Hotels sprout on I-75 in SW Ohio

    Sunday, August 24 2014 2:31 PM EDT2014-08-24 18:31:38 GMT
    Major new retail developments and plans for a sports complex have helped spur a boom in hotel building along Interstate 75 in southwestern Ohio.
    Major new retail developments and plans for a sports complex have helped spur a boom in hotel building along Interstate 75 in southwestern Ohio.
  • Household income drops in Ohio

    Household income drops in Ohio

    Saturday, August 23 2014 5:02 PM EDT2014-08-23 21:02:57 GMT
    Real median household incomes drop 11 percent since 2008.
    Real median household incomes drop 11 percent since 2008.
  • Dems reframe debate on health care

    Dems reframe debate on health care

    Saturday, August 23 2014 2:23 PM EDT2014-08-23 18:23:27 GMT
    President Barack Obama's unpopular health care law is losing some of its political punch as vulnerable Democrats see it as less of an election-year minus and Republicans increasingly talk about fixing it instead of repealing.
    President Barack Obama's unpopular health care law is losing some of its political punch as vulnerable Democrats see it as less of an election-year minus and Republicans increasingly talk about fixing it instead of repealing.
  • Lake Twp. foregoes salt purchases after price quadruples

    Lake Twp. foregoes salt purchases after price quadruples

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:53 PM EDT2014-08-20 20:53:29 GMT
    Lake Township trustees have decided not to go through a state program to buy salt for the coming winter. They say the price is just too high. We're told last year salt was $32 per ton. This year the quote is $133 per ton. Trustees tell 13abc a letter from ODOT cites reasons like the extreme weather and available trucking for the hike. The township has about 450 tons of leftover salt. For now, they plan to wait and see whether the price comes down.
    Lake Township trustees have decided not to go through a state program to buy salt for the coming winter. They say the price is just too high. We're told last year salt was $32 per ton. This year the quote is $133 per ton. Trustees tell 13abc a letter from ODOT cites reasons like the extreme weather and available trucking for the hike. The township has about 450 tons of leftover salt. For now, they plan to wait and see whether the price comes down.
  • Lawyers file civil rights complaint over Ohio's food stamp requirements

    Lawyers file civil rights complaint over Ohio's food stamp requirements

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 5:38 AM EDT2014-08-19 09:38:20 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Legal advocates for the poor have filed a civil rights complaint with the federal government over the state's move to enforce work requirements for food stamp beneficiaries in most counties, saying the decision has disproportionately impacted minorities in urban areas.Ohio previously had not enforced the federal welfare-to-work requirements. But officials at the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reinstated the rules last year in most Ohio counties citing an impr...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Legal advocates for the poor have filed a civil rights complaint with the federal government over the state's move to enforce work requirements for food stamp beneficiaries in most counties, saying the decision has disproportionately impacted minorities in urban areas.Ohio previously had not enforced the federal welfare-to-work requirements. But officials at the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reinstated the rules last year in most Ohio counties citing an impr...
  • New ag mapping tool in MI

    New ag mapping tool in MI

    Saturday, August 16 2014 2:47 PM EDT2014-08-16 18:47:31 GMT
    Michigan has launched a mapping tool designed to help the state's agribusinesses improve their operations.
    Michigan has launched a mapping tool designed to help the state's agribusinesses improve their operations.
  • Ohio's July unemployment rate rises to 5.7 percent

    Ohio's July unemployment rate rises to 5.7 percent

    Friday, August 15 2014 10:46 AM EDT2014-08-15 14:46:17 GMT
    Ohio's unemployment rate for July ticked up slightly after job reports for the last two months showed the rate at its lowest level since before the Great Recession. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services released last month's job figures on Friday showing the state's unemployment rate at 5.7 percent. That's up from the seasonally adjusted rate in May and June of 5.5 percent.
    Ohio's unemployment rate for July ticked up slightly after job reports for the last two months showed the rate at its lowest level since before the Great Recession. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services released last month's job figures on Friday showing the state's unemployment rate at 5.7 percent. That's up from the seasonally adjusted rate in May and June of 5.5 percent.
  • New life for old restaurant near Southwyck

    New life for old restaurant near Southwyck

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 3:48 PM EDT2014-08-13 19:48:00 GMT
    An eyesore near the old Southwyck corridor that's been boarded up for years, is about to be brought back to life. It is the latest building to be transformed along that stretch of Reynolds Road. It was originally a Steak and Ale restaurant. It later became a Damon's and then a retail store. A new owner bought the property on Monday and he'll start work on the exterior in a matter of days. About 40,000 cars drive along this stretch of Reynolds Road every day and that's one of the reasons rea...
    An eyesore near the old Southwyck corridor that's been boarded up for years, is about to be brought back to life. It is the latest building to be transformed along that stretch of Reynolds Road. It was originally a Steak and Ale restaurant. It later became a Damon's and then a retail store. A new owner bought the property on Monday and he'll start work on the exterior in a matter of days. About 40,000 cars drive along this stretch of Reynolds Road every day and that's one of the reasons rea...
  • Double digit increase for local home sales

    Double digit increase for local home sales

    Monday, August 11 2014 5:40 PM EDT2014-08-11 21:40:13 GMT
    When you compare this July to last July, the number of homes sold and sales prices are both up in the Toledo area. Many realtors say this is one more sign that the local housing market has recovered. Rod Culler has been a realtor for more than 20 years, "If you price your home right and stage it right you will have it sold quickly without much of an effort. You may even have multiple offers." Culler says the July sales numbers support that theory. Lucas County and Upper Wood County sales wer...
    When you compare this July to last July, the number of homes sold and sales prices are both up in the Toledo area. Many realtors say this is one more sign that the local housing market has recovered. Rod Culler has been a realtor for more than 20 years, "If you price your home right and stage it right you will have it sold quickly without much of an effort. You may even have multiple offers." Culler says the July sales numbers support that theory. Lucas County and Upper Wood County sales wer...
  • US Postal Service loses $2B this spring

    US Postal Service loses $2B this spring

    Monday, August 11 2014 1:52 PM EDT2014-08-11 17:52:53 GMT
    The U.S. Postal Service says it lost $2 billion this spring despite increasing its volume and charging consumers more money to send mail. The agency's quarterly loss was significantly higher than its $740 million loss during the same three-month period last year. The agency said revenue jumped 2 percent compared to last year.
    The U.S. Postal Service says it lost $2 billion this spring despite increasing its volume and charging consumers more money to send mail. The agency's quarterly loss was significantly higher than its $740 million loss during the same three-month period last year. The agency said revenue jumped 2 percent compared to last year.
  • Obama signs $11 B highway bill

    Obama signs $11 B highway bill

    Saturday, August 9 2014 2:46 PM EDT2014-08-09 18:46:14 GMT
    President Barack Obama has signed into law $10.8 billion in temporary funding for highway and transit construction.
    President Barack Obama has signed into law $10.8 billion in temporary funding for highway and transit construction.
  • Democratic National Committee wrapping up two-day visit to Ohio

    Democratic National Committee wrapping up two-day visit to Ohio

    Thursday, August 7 2014 5:54 AM EDT2014-08-07 09:54:37 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - State and local leaders plan to join Democratic planners to discuss Columbus' bid to host the political party's presidential convention in 2016. A technical advisory team from the Democratic National Committee is wrapping up a two-day site visit to Ohio's capital. The group was welcomed to the city by sign-waving supporters at a Wednesday rally downtown. The team got a driving tour of the city and saw its convention center, Nationwide Arena and other locations key to t...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - State and local leaders plan to join Democratic planners to discuss Columbus' bid to host the political party's presidential convention in 2016. A technical advisory team from the Democratic National Committee is wrapping up a two-day site visit to Ohio's capital. The group was welcomed to the city by sign-waving supporters at a Wednesday rally downtown. The team got a driving tour of the city and saw its convention center, Nationwide Arena and other locations key to t...
  • Detroit collecting overdue water bills

    Detroit collecting overdue water bills

    Thursday, August 7 2014 5:44 AM EDT2014-08-07 09:44:59 GMT
    DETROIT (AP) - Details are expected on a plan to collect millions of dollars in overdue water bills from Detroit residents and businesses while avoiding mass service shutoffs that have been criticized by many, including the United Nations.Mayor Mike Duggan will make the announcement Thursday at City Hall. His office and Detroit water officials spent days redesigning how collections will be handled.Detroit had been cutting off water to commercial and residential customers 60 days behind or owi...
    DETROIT (AP) - Details are expected on a plan to collect millions of dollars in overdue water bills from Detroit residents and businesses while avoiding mass service shutoffs that have been criticized by many, including the United Nations.Mayor Mike Duggan will make the announcement Thursday at City Hall. His office and Detroit water officials spent days redesigning how collections will be handled.Detroit had been cutting off water to commercial and residential customers 60 days behind or owi...
  • “Eat Out Toledo” campaign supporting local restaurants

    “Eat Out Toledo” campaign supporting local restaurants

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 11:09 PM EDT2014-08-07 03:09:15 GMT
    Life is beginning to return to normal after Toledo's water emergency, but it might take a long time for some businesses to recover. The water emergency was announced Saturday, usually the biggest night of the week for local restaurants. Colleen Mercurio says she and her friends recognized how badly the crisis hurt restaurants and decided to do something about it. They started the Facebook page “Eat Out Toledo” and began promoting eating local.
    Life is beginning to return to normal after Toledo's water emergency, but it might take a long time for some businesses to recover. The water emergency was announced Saturday, usually the biggest night of the week for local restaurants. Colleen Mercurio says she and her friends recognized how badly the crisis hurt restaurants and decided to do something about it. They started the Facebook page “Eat Out Toledo” and began promoting eating local.
  • Downtown restaurants feel pinch after water crisis

    Downtown restaurants feel pinch after water crisis

    Monday, August 4 2014 9:55 PM EDT2014-08-05 01:55:38 GMT
    Forrester's on the River has multiple pop and ice machines, kitchen and bathroom sinks and a commercial grade dishwasher. Getting all the machines flushed, sanitized and cleaned has been no easy task. Managers shut down operations on Saturday and Sunday after learning Toledo's water was no good. Three wedding rehearsal dinners and several party reservations were all canceled. They also had to buy store ice, bottled water and paper products in case the contamination continued."With all the pr...
    Forrester's on the River has multiple pop and ice machines, kitchen and bathroom sinks and a commercial grade dishwasher. Getting all the machines flushed, sanitized and cleaned has been no easy task. Managers shut down operations on Saturday and Sunday after learning Toledo's water was no good. Three wedding rehearsal dinners and several party reservations were all canceled. They also had to buy store ice, bottled water and paper products in case the contamination continued."With all the pr...
  • Lucas County commissioners declare state of emergency

    Lucas County commissioners declare state of emergency

    Monday, August 4 2014 4:10 PM EDT2014-08-04 20:10:13 GMT
    After days of waiting for answers, the City of Toledo says it is now safe to drink your water. Even though the water is safe, Lucas County Commissioners declared a state of emergency Monday afternoon. The emergency declaration will allow Toledo and surrounding communities to qualify for support from the federal government.
    After days of waiting for answers, the City of Toledo says it is now safe to drink your water. Even though the water is safe, Lucas County Commissioners declared a state of emergency Monday afternoon. The emergency declaration will allow Toledo and surrounding communities to qualify for support from the federal government.
  • Kilpatrick facing another fine

    Kilpatrick facing another fine

    Friday, August 1 2014 10:49 PM EDT2014-08-02 02:49:54 GMT
    DETROIT (AP) - The bill keeps growing for former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.A judge has ordered him to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars for accepting money and trips from city pension advisers. Kilpatrick didn't respond to a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.Federal Judge Victoria Roberts this week ordered Kilpatrick to pay a penalty of $390,000. He and former city Treasurer Jeff Beasley are also on the hook for $162,000, the value of the gifts plus interest...
    DETROIT (AP) - The bill keeps growing for former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.A judge has ordered him to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars for accepting money and trips from city pension advisers. Kilpatrick didn't respond to a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.Federal Judge Victoria Roberts this week ordered Kilpatrick to pay a penalty of $390,000. He and former city Treasurer Jeff Beasley are also on the hook for $162,000, the value of the gifts plus interest...
  • Bedford library asking for 0.25 mill/5-year levy

    Bedford library asking for 0.25 mill/5-year levy

    Friday, August 1 2014 12:00 PM EDT2014-08-01 16:00:25 GMT
    Voters in Bedford Township will see a levy on the primary ballot next Tuesday. It's for the library, and those who work there say if it doesn't pass, the future of the branch may be in jeopardy. Voters signed off on renovations to the Bedford Branch Library when they passed a levy in 2002. Two years ago, it expired. Now, the township is going back to the voters, asking for another levy for less money. It's not to be confused with a separate recent levy that funds the county-wide library syst...
    Voters in Bedford Township will see a levy on the primary ballot next Tuesday. It's for the library, and those who work there say if it doesn't pass, the future of the branch may be in jeopardy. Voters signed off on renovations to the Bedford Branch Library when they passed a levy in 2002. Two years ago, it expired. Now, the township is going back to the voters, asking for another levy for less money. It's not to be confused with a separate recent levy that funds the county-wide library syst...
  • Perkins K9 leads Troopers to 188 bindles of heroin

    Perkins K9 leads Troopers to 188 bindles of heroin

    Friday, August 1 2014 7:45 AM EDT2014-08-01 11:45:01 GMT
    Nearly 200 packets of heroin are off the streets thanks to a K9 officer from Perkins Township. The state highway patrol called for the assistance of Officer "Uganda" during a recent traffic stop. Uganda was able to sniff out 188 bindles of heroin. They were all inside of a vehicle on the turnpike near U.S. 250. Perkins Township police posted this pictures to Facebook including a picture of Officer Uganda. No word yet on who troopers arrested, but Perkins Police, who assisted with the bust, po...
    Nearly 200 packets of heroin are off the streets thanks to a K9 officer from Perkins Township. The state highway patrol called for the assistance of Officer "Uganda" during a recent traffic stop. Uganda was able to sniff out 188 bindles of heroin. They were all inside of a vehicle on the turnpike near U.S. 250. Perkins Township police posted this pictures to Facebook including a picture of Officer Uganda. No word yet on who troopers arrested, but Perkins Police, who assisted with the bust, po...
  • Clarion slowly coming down as "At Home" opens next door

    Clarion slowly coming down as "At Home" opens next door

    Friday, August 1 2014 7:08 AM EDT2014-08-01 11:08:46 GMT
    The city of Toledo has big plans for the Reynolds Road corridor, and it's shelling out big bucks. Just last week, the city agreed to buy the site of the former Southwyck mall for $3M. That's if it can land a developer within 120 days. The designs call for a corporate headquarters. Southwyck closed in 2008. So did the Clarion hotel next door. The K-Mart next to that also pulled out, but today there's a welcome sign for some: A "now open" sign. It's on the front of the former K-Mart, showing of...
    The city of Toledo has big plans for the Reynolds Road corridor, and it's shelling out big bucks. Just last week, the city agreed to buy the site of the former Southwyck mall for $3M. That's if it can land a developer within 120 days. The designs call for a corporate headquarters. Southwyck closed in 2008. So did the Clarion hotel next door. The K-Mart next to that also pulled out, but today there's a welcome sign for some: A "now open" sign. It's on the front of the former K-Mart, showing of...
  • TPS to host job fair

    TPS to host job fair

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 2:13 PM EDT2014-07-30 18:13:42 GMT
    The Toledo Public School district is searching for people to fill a number of positions. The district is hosting a job fair Thursday. TPS is looking to fill positions for Head Start, along with teaching and non-teaching jobs. The job fair runs from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. It's at the Summit Annex at 1530 Summit Street.
    The Toledo Public School district is searching for people to fill a number of positions. The district is hosting a job fair Thursday. TPS is looking to fill positions for Head Start, along with teaching and non-teaching jobs. The job fair runs from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. It's at the Summit Annex at 1530 Summit Street.
  • Habitat foreclosure rehab helps family, neighborhood

    Habitat foreclosure rehab helps family, neighborhood

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:39 PM EDT2014-07-30 16:39:09 GMT
    One local family will soon be moving into a renovated home thanks to two local charities. This house in south Toledo was a bank-owned foreclosure. Now, it's getting new siding, new door frames and a new life. No one is more excited about that than 6-year-old Jonathan Hagerman."Well, pretty much, I'm happy we're getting a house and a whole bunch of stuff."Jonathan (and his mom and dad) are helping to rehabilitate the house. It will soon be theirs thanks to Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity an...
    One local family will soon be moving into a renovated home thanks to two local charities. This house in south Toledo was a bank-owned foreclosure. Now, it's getting new siding, new door frames and a new life. No one is more excited about that than 6-year-old Jonathan Hagerman."Well, pretty much, I'm happy we're getting a house and a whole bunch of stuff."Jonathan (and his mom and dad) are helping to rehabilitate the house. It will soon be theirs thanks to Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity an...
  • Obama admin promoting job training grants in Toledo

    Obama admin promoting job training grants in Toledo

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:10 PM EDT2014-07-29 21:10:53 GMT
    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Two members of President Barack Obama's administration are visiting northwestern Ohio to promote job training programs. U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne (AR'-nee) Duncan and Labor Secretary Thomas Perez will be in Toledo on Tuesday to tour a public school that focuses on technology and job training. The Toledo Technology Academy won a $3.8 million federal grant for helping employers work with the school system and the students. The two officials also will tou...
    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Two members of President Barack Obama's administration are visiting northwestern Ohio to promote job training programs. U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne (AR'-nee) Duncan and Labor Secretary Thomas Perez will be in Toledo on Tuesday to tour a public school that focuses on technology and job training. The Toledo Technology Academy won a $3.8 million federal grant for helping employers work with the school system and the students. The two officials also will tou...
  • Online retailer hiring hundreds in Ohio

    Online retailer hiring hundreds in Ohio

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:44 AM EDT2014-07-29 10:44:33 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - An online retailer is opening a call center in central Ohio and bringing about 900 new jobs. Seattle-based Zulily - offering daily deals for women, children and infants - will have a temporary office in suburban Columbus while it looks for a permanent facility. The hiring will be done over the next three years. The Columbus Dispatch reports that details about the call center were disclosed Monday when the Ohio Tax Credit Authority approved a 75 percent, 12-year income-t...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - An online retailer is opening a call center in central Ohio and bringing about 900 new jobs. Seattle-based Zulily - offering daily deals for women, children and infants - will have a temporary office in suburban Columbus while it looks for a permanent facility. The hiring will be done over the next three years. The Columbus Dispatch reports that details about the call center were disclosed Monday when the Ohio Tax Credit Authority approved a 75 percent, 12-year income-t...
  • Lucas County to unify economic development efforts

    Lucas County to unify economic development efforts

    Monday, July 28 2014 4:57 PM EDT2014-07-28 20:57:38 GMT
    Lucas County will change the way it attracts jobs to the area by unifying economic development efforts into one county department.
    Lucas County will change the way it attracts jobs to the area by unifying economic development efforts into one county department.
  • Amie's, Charlie's take top honors at Pizza Palooza

    Amie's, Charlie's take top honors at Pizza Palooza

    Sunday, July 27 2014 10:55 AM EDT2014-07-27 14:55:37 GMT
    Pizza lovers are in heaven this weekend at Centennial Terrace in Sylvania as nine pizza vendors vie for top taste honors at Pizza Palooza.
    Pizza lovers are in heaven this weekend at Centennial Terrace in Sylvania as nine pizza vendors vie for top taste honors at Pizza Palooza.
  • US new-home sales plummet in June

    US new-home sales plummet in June

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:45 AM EDT2014-07-24 14:45:15 GMT
    Sales of new U.S. homes plunged in June, a sign that real estate continues to be a weak spot in the economy. The Commerce Department says new home sales fell 8.1 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 406,000. The report also revised down the May sales rate to 442,000 from 504,000.
    Sales of new U.S. homes plunged in June, a sign that real estate continues to be a weak spot in the economy. The Commerce Department says new home sales fell 8.1 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 406,000. The report also revised down the May sales rate to 442,000 from 504,000.
  • Ohio online tax up

    Ohio online tax up

    Sunday, July 20 2014 6:49 PM EDT2014-07-20 22:49:16 GMT
    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Online sales tax collections have hit an all-time high in Ohio this year.The Dayton Daily News reportsthat the state has collected $45 million from out-of-state retailers in the 2014 budget year. That's a 68 percent increase over the past five years.The money is pouring in after Ohio officially joined a multi-state effort to streamline sales tax for online purchases.The Ohio Department of Taxation estimates that the state stands to eventually tap into an estimated $308 mil...
    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Online sales tax collections have hit an all-time high in Ohio this year.The Dayton Daily News reportsthat the state has collected $45 million from out-of-state retailers in the 2014 budget year. That's a 68 percent increase over the past five years.The money is pouring in after Ohio officially joined a multi-state effort to streamline sales tax for online purchases.The Ohio Department of Taxation estimates that the state stands to eventually tap into an estimated $308 mil...
  • Mother, daughter go head-to-head in auctioneer competition

    Mother, daughter go head-to-head in auctioneer competition

    Sunday, July 20 2014 2:05 PM EDT2014-07-20 18:05:41 GMT
    They work together in the family business, but when it comes to competition, they go head to head.In Toledo, Beth Rose is a well-known auctioneer.She comes from a long-line of bid callers, and so does her daughter.At 28 years of age, Sara Rose-Bytnar is mastering the family business and trying to one-up her own mother.During the International Auctioneer Championship in Louisville, Kentucky, Sara took first runner up in the women's division for bid calling.To do so, she had to out-bid her mom....
    They work together in the family business, but when it comes to competition, they go head to head.In Toledo, Beth Rose is a well-known auctioneer.She comes from a long-line of bid callers, and so does her daughter.At 28 years of age, Sara Rose-Bytnar is mastering the family business and trying to one-up her own mother.During the International Auctioneer Championship in Louisville, Kentucky, Sara took first runner up in the women's division for bid calling.To do so, she had to out-bid her mom....
  • Ohio unemployment rate unchanged at 5.5 percent

    Ohio unemployment rate unchanged at 5.5 percent

    Ohio is ready to release its unemployment rate for June, a month after the state reported that its rate in May was at its lowest level since before the Great Recession.
    The unemployment rate in Ohio for June remained unchanged at 5.5 percent, staying at the lowest level since before the Great Recession.
  • Ohio Lottery logs record sales, $904M in profits

    Ohio Lottery logs record sales, $904M in profits

    The Ohio Lottery is reporting another year of record-high sales and profits, boosted partly by revenue from new video lottery terminals at three racino sites.
    The Ohio Lottery is reporting another year of record-high sales and profits, boosted partly by revenue from new video lottery terminals at three racino sites.
  • Senators call on GM CEO to fire top lawyer

    Senators call on GM CEO to fire top lawyer

    Thursday, July 17 2014 1:20 PM EDT2014-07-17 17:20:02 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Lawmakers on Thursday demanded General Motors fire its chief lawyer and open its compensation plan to more potential victims as a Senate subcommittee delved deeper into GM's mishandling of the recall of small cars with defective ignition switches.Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., who chairs the subcommittee, praised GM CEO Mary Barra, saying she "has stepped up, and with courage and conviction has confronted the problem head on and the corporate culture that caused it."But McCas...
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Lawmakers on Thursday demanded General Motors fire its chief lawyer and open its compensation plan to more potential victims as a Senate subcommittee delved deeper into GM's mishandling of the recall of small cars with defective ignition switches.Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., who chairs the subcommittee, praised GM CEO Mary Barra, saying she "has stepped up, and with courage and conviction has confronted the problem head on and the corporate culture that caused it."But McCas...
  • Penske donates millions to Detroit museum

    Penske donates millions to Detroit museum

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 2:20 PM EDT2014-07-16 18:20:36 GMT
    Businessman Roger Penske donates $10 million to help Detroit museum.
    Businessman Roger Penske donates $10 million to help Detroit museum.
  • Sylvania businesses aim for hole-in-one during Marathon Classic

    Sylvania businesses aim for hole-in-one during Marathon Classic

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 10:36 PM EDT2014-07-16 02:36:10 GMT
    Joshua Spangler doesn't mind sacrificing space on his large, corner-lot lawn if it means cash in hand for people needing close parking to the Highland Meadows Golf Club. The Sylvania homeowner expects to see a lot of people in his neighborhood in the coming days as the Marathon Classic Golf Tournament kicks into high gear."Yesterday we had about eight cars, today was maybe two or three," says Spangler, who has lived at his home for almost two years. "I expect this weekend to be a little chaot...
    Joshua Spangler doesn't mind sacrificing space on his large, corner-lot lawn if it means cash in hand for people needing close parking to the Highland Meadows Golf Club. The Sylvania homeowner expects to see a lot of people in his neighborhood in the coming days as the Marathon Classic Golf Tournament kicks into high gear."Yesterday we had about eight cars, today was maybe two or three," says Spangler, who has lived at his home for almost two years. "I expect this weekend to be a little chaot...
  • Akron, union make pitch for new Goodyear plant

    Akron, union make pitch for new Goodyear plant

    Sunday, July 13 2014 5:13 PM EDT2014-07-13 21:13:11 GMT
    Local union leaders are working with Akron and surrounding Summit County to persuade Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. to build its new $500 million plant in northeast Ohio and bring potentially hundreds more jobs to the area where the company was founded.
    Local union leaders are working with Akron and surrounding Summit County to persuade Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. to build its new $500 million plant in northeast Ohio and bring potentially hundreds more jobs to the area where the company was founded.
  • Ohio overpayment on food stamps from last year

    Ohio overpayment on food stamps from last year

    Friday, July 11 2014 1:14 PM EDT2014-07-11 17:14:47 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio's overpayment of food-stamp benefits last year exceeded the national average, according to state numbers.The state overpaid more than $88 million in tax-funded benefits last year.
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio's overpayment of food-stamp benefits last year exceeded the national average, according to state numbers.The state overpaid more than $88 million in tax-funded benefits last year.
  • Chrysler recalls 651,000 SUVs for mirror lights

    Chrysler recalls 651,000 SUVs for mirror lights

    Friday, July 11 2014 10:39 AM EDT2014-07-11 14:39:34 GMT
    Chrysler says it is recalling 651,000 Jeep and Dodge SUVs in the U.S. because vanity mirror lights that have undergone repairs can short circuit and start a fire if not reassembled correctly. The recall is for certain 2011 to 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango models. Chrysler says it has seen the problem only in lighted sun visor mirrors that have been repaired. But as a precaution, it says the recall applies to all of the vehicles.
    Chrysler says it is recalling 651,000 Jeep and Dodge SUVs in the U.S. because vanity mirror lights that have undergone repairs can short circuit and start a fire if not reassembled correctly. The recall is for certain 2011 to 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango models. Chrysler says it has seen the problem only in lighted sun visor mirrors that have been repaired. But as a precaution, it says the recall applies to all of the vehicles.
  • Restaurant Report Card 7.10.14

    Restaurant Report Card 7.10.14

    Friday, July 11 2014 10:33 AM EDT2014-07-11 14:33:36 GMT
    From raw chicken ... to raw sushi.Those at the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department want to make sure everything is at the right temperature, so you don't get a raw deal. Health inspectors noted 16 violations at the Ralphie's on Navarre in Oregon. 6 were critical. In response, a spokesperson for Bennett Enterprises emailed 13abc this statement: "We have corrected all critical violations immediately and I will be asking our inspector to return for a requested re-inspection to verify and recor...
    From raw chicken ... to raw sushi.Those at the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department want to make sure everything is at the right temperature, so you don't get a raw deal. Health inspectors noted 16 violations at the Ralphie's on Navarre in Oregon. 6 were critical. In response, a spokesperson for Bennett Enterprises emailed 13abc this statement: "We have corrected all critical violations immediately and I will be asking our inspector to return for a requested re-inspection to verify and recor...
  • Significant algae bloom predicted for Lake Erie

    Significant algae bloom predicted for Lake Erie

    Thursday, July 10 2014 1:10 PM EDT2014-07-10 17:10:29 GMT
    Researchers in northern Ohio predict Lake Erie will have a significant bloom of toxic blue-green algae in its western basin this summer but say it won't be as large as last year or the record-setting 2011 outbreak.
    Researchers in northern Ohio predict Lake Erie will have a significant bloom of toxic blue-green algae in its western basin this summer but say it won't be as large as last year or the record-setting 2011 outbreak.
  • PHOTOS: Men caught on camera stealing cigarettes

    PHOTOS: Men caught on camera stealing cigarettes

    Thursday, July 10 2014 6:50 AM EDT2014-07-10 10:50:49 GMT
    Detectives with the Lucas County Sheriff's Office want you to take a good look at the men in these photos.They're accused of breaking into the Neapolis Carry-Out, 8140 Main St., and stealing cigarettes.Deputies say the two went to the business twice, but only broke in once, after adjusting the security camera.The most recent incident was July 3, 2014. Investigators recently posted these still images of the suspects to Facebook in the hopes of generating leads.If you have any information about...
    Detectives with the Lucas County Sheriff's Office want you to take a good look at the men in these photos.They're accused of breaking into the Neapolis Carry-Out, 8140 Main St., and stealing cigarettes.Deputies say the two went to the business twice, but only broke in once, after adjusting the security camera.The most recent incident was July 3, 2014. Investigators recently posted these still images of the suspects to Facebook in the hopes of generating leads.If you have any information about...
  • Detroit and a police union come to agreement

    Detroit and a police union come to agreement

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 9:03 AM EDT2014-07-09 13:03:06 GMT
    DETROIT (AP) - Detroit and a union representing police officers are moving toward reaching a multi-year contract agreement as part of talks during the city's bankruptcy case.Federal mediators announced an agreement Tuesday night with the Detroit Police Officers Association on "important core economic terms" that would become part of a possible five-year contract. The agreement covers wages, health care, retention payments and pensions.Details weren't released. Mediators say the city and union...
    DETROIT (AP) - Detroit and a union representing police officers are moving toward reaching a multi-year contract agreement as part of talks during the city's bankruptcy case.Federal mediators announced an agreement Tuesday night with the Detroit Police Officers Association on "important core economic terms" that would become part of a possible five-year contract. The agreement covers wages, health care, retention payments and pensions.Details weren't released. Mediators say the city and union...
  • "Slingshot" extreme ride now open at Cedar Point

    "Slingshot" extreme ride now open at Cedar Point

    Friday, July 4 2014 2:33 PM EDT2014-07-04 18:33:42 GMT
    For the third time this summer, a new ride is opening at cedar point. This one is not for everyone. Cedar Point calls it slingshot. It's easy to see why. This new extreme thrill ride is essentially a giant slingshot. It flings you and another rider 360 feet in the air at 60 miles per hour while in a harness at the center of two cables. Slingshot is the latest addition to the renovated Gemini midway this season, along with Lake Erie Eagles and Pipescream. But unlike those rides, Slingshot it ...
    For the third time this summer, a new ride is opening at cedar point. This one is not for everyone. Cedar Point calls it slingshot. It's easy to see why. This new extreme thrill ride is essentially a giant slingshot. It flings you and another rider 360 feet in the air at 60 miles per hour while in a harness at the center of two cables. Slingshot is the latest addition to the renovated Gemini midway this season, along with Lake Erie Eagles and Pipescream. But unlike those rides, Slingshot it ...
  • Jeep Cherokee revs up Chrysler

    Jeep Cherokee revs up Chrysler

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 9:04 AM EDT2014-07-01 13:04:15 GMT
    The Toledo-built Jeep Cherokee continues to burn rubber when it comes to sales around the U.S. Chrysler says its sales in June jumped 9% and a lot of that had to do with the Cherokee SUV. In fact, Jeep sales were up 28% overall. Chrysler sold a little more than 171,000 vehicles last month. That was the company's strongest June since 2007.
    The Toledo-built Jeep Cherokee continues to burn rubber when it comes to sales around the U.S. Chrysler says its sales in June jumped 9% and a lot of that had to do with the Cherokee SUV. In fact, Jeep sales were up 28% overall. Chrysler sold a little more than 171,000 vehicles last month. That was the company's strongest June since 2007.
  • Lump sum repayments approved in Detroit bankruptcy

    Lump sum repayments approved in Detroit bankruptcy

    Monday, June 30 2014 3:53 PM EDT2014-06-30 19:53:40 GMT
    Detroit retirees will be allowed to repay generous annuity returns with a lump sum in the city's bankruptcy case. A single payment could be cheaper than stretching it over time. The city is proposing to recover as much as 20 percent of the money paid between 2003 and 2013.
    Detroit retirees will be allowed to repay generous annuity returns with a lump sum in the city's bankruptcy case. A single payment could be cheaper than stretching it over time. The city is proposing to recover as much as 20 percent of the money paid between 2003 and 2013.
  • Automakers, union leaders push for new bridge

    Automakers, union leaders push for new bridge

    Monday, June 30 2014 11:44 AM EDT2014-06-30 15:44:49 GMT
    A number of major automakers and union leaders are asking President Barack Obama to help move along plans for a new bridge connecting Detroit and Windsor, Ontario. The Economic Alliance for Michigan says representatives of General Motors, Ford and Chrysler along with the United Auto Workers union and the Michigan AFL-CIO sent a joint letter Friday to the White House asking for funding for a roughly $250 million U.S. Customs inspection plaza.
    A number of major automakers and union leaders are asking President Barack Obama to help move along plans for a new bridge connecting Detroit and Windsor, Ontario. The Economic Alliance for Michigan says representatives of General Motors, Ford and Chrysler along with the United Auto Workers union and the Michigan AFL-CIO sent a joint letter Friday to the White House asking for funding for a roughly $250 million U.S. Customs inspection plaza.
  • Justices: Can't make employers cover contraception

    Justices: Can't make employers cover contraception

    Monday, June 30 2014 11:02 AM EDT2014-06-30 15:02:58 GMT
    The Supreme Court ruled Monday that some corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover contraceptives for women. The justices' 5-4 decision is the first time that the high court has ruled that profit-seeking businesses can hold religious views under federal law.
    The Supreme Court ruled Monday that some corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover contraceptives for women. The justices' 5-4 decision is the first time that the high court has ruled that profit-seeking businesses can hold religious views under federal law.
  • Study: Low Great Lakes water levels will be costly

    Study: Low Great Lakes water levels will be costly

    Thursday, June 26 2014 10:22 AM EDT2014-06-26 14:22:22 GMT
    A study finds that if water levels remain low on the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River they will have a negative economic impact on the region that could reach $18 billion by 2050.
    A study finds that if water levels remain low on the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River they will have a negative economic impact on the region that could reach $18 billion by 2050.
  • More Ohio drivers make pothole claims

    More Ohio drivers make pothole claims

    Tuesday, June 24 2014 11:20 AM EDT2014-06-24 15:20:58 GMT
    The Ohio Court of Claims reports that so far this year, 256 people have sued the state transportation department. It's all over damage from potholes on Ohio highways.
    The Ohio Court of Claims reports that so far this year, 256 people have sued the state transportation department. It's all over damage from potholes on Ohio highways.
  • Ohio unemployment rate drops to 5.5 percent

    Ohio unemployment rate drops to 5.5 percent

    Friday, June 20 2014 9:20 AM EDT2014-06-20 13:20:21 GMT
    The state says Ohio's unemployment rate dropped again in May. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services said Friday the seasonally adjusted rate in May was 5.5 percent, which was down from 5.7 percent in March and 6.1 percent in April. It's the state's lowest jobless rate in seven years.
    The state says Ohio's unemployment rate dropped again in May. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services said Friday the seasonally adjusted rate in May was 5.5 percent, which was down from 5.7 percent in March and 6.1 percent in April. It's the state's lowest jobless rate in seven years.
  • Business condos planned along Airport Hwy.

    Business condos planned along Airport Hwy.

    It's a business field of dreams for a Holland businessman. Wednesday kicked off a new development that will literally take up an entire corridor on Airport Highway. 13abc's Melissa Voetsch shows us the new idea that is helping small business take their business around the world.
  • Lawmakers press GM on report's findings

    Lawmakers press GM on report's findings

    Wednesday, June 18 2014 4:04 PM EDT2014-06-18 20:04:36 GMT
    House members say they still have many questions about General Motors' delayed recall of small cars, including whether the company's culture has truly changed.
    House members say they still have many questions about General Motors' delayed recall of small cars, including whether the company's culture has truly changed.
  • NHTSA opens 2 new Chrysler investigations

    NHTSA opens 2 new Chrysler investigations

    Wednesday, June 18 2014 12:23 PM EDT2014-06-18 16:23:12 GMT
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it has opened two new investigations into Chrysler over complaints that the ignition key could shut the engine off and cause air bags not to deploy in a crash. The investigations cover about 1.2 million vehicles.
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it has opened two new investigations into Chrysler over complaints that the ignition key could shut the engine off and cause air bags not to deploy in a crash. The investigations cover about 1.2 million vehicles.
  • Clarion hotel officially coming down

    Clarion hotel officially coming down

    Tuesday, June 17 2014 10:26 PM EDT2014-06-18 02:26:40 GMT
    It's been vacant and vandalized for around 5 years, but the official word is in, and the Clarion Hotel on Reynolds road is set to be demolished.Tuesday, Toledo City Council unanimously approved the demolitions costs.The price tag; $950,000.City leaders say the building is a huge safety concern, especially for firefighters.Many people in the area agree saying it's ugly and abandoned and needs to come down."That corridor of our city is extremely important to the vitality and vibrancy of our cit...
    It's been vacant and vandalized for around 5 years, but the official word is in, and the Clarion Hotel on Reynolds road is set to be demolished.Tuesday, Toledo City Council unanimously approved the demolitions costs.The price tag; $950,000.City leaders say the building is a huge safety concern, especially for firefighters.Many people in the area agree saying it's ugly and abandoned and needs to come down."That corridor of our city is extremely important to the vitality and vibrancy of our cit...
  • $35M in unclaimed funds waiting for Lucas Co. residents

    $35M in unclaimed funds waiting for Lucas Co. residents

    Tuesday, June 17 2014 4:51 PM EDT2014-06-17 20:51:26 GMT
    If you live in Lucas County, there may be money out there with your name on it, and you may have no idea! The Lucas County treasurer released an updated list Tuesday of Lucas County residents who are owed unclaimed funds from the State of Ohio. The treasurer says Ohio owes nearly $35 million from Ohio's Division of Unclaimed Funds to about one in every four residents. The money comes from things like unclosed bank accounts or uncashed insurance policies. To find out if you're eligible, ...
    If you live in Lucas County, there may be money out there with your name on it, and you may have no idea! The Lucas County treasurer released an updated list Tuesday of Lucas County residents who are owed unclaimed funds from the State of Ohio. The treasurer says Ohio owes nearly $35 million from Ohio's Division of Unclaimed Funds to about one in every four residents. The money comes from things like unclosed bank accounts or uncashed insurance policies. To find out if you're eligible, ...
  • Governor Kasich signs military legislation

    Governor Kasich signs military legislation

    Tuesday, June 17 2014 5:51 AM EDT2014-06-17 09:51:55 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) has signed a bill aimed at improving military veterans' and service members' access to higher education and jobs.
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) has signed a bill aimed at improving military veterans' and service members' access to higher education and jobs.
  • Five Points neighborhood church closing after 190 years

    Five Points neighborhood church closing after 190 years

    Wednesday, June 11 2014 2:33 PM EDT2014-06-11 18:33:54 GMT
    After serving Toledo for more than 190 years, Collingwood United Methodist Church is closing. The church formed back in the late 1800's and served Toledo for 190 years and 8 months. According to the church website, the congregation voted to close due to the cost of bills and building repairs. The church cites a loss of income from Summit Academy and the inability to rent out the school space to another group as a reason for the closure.The final church service is set for Sunday, June 22 at t...
    After serving Toledo for more than 190 years, Collingwood United Methodist Church is closing. The church formed back in the late 1800's and served Toledo for 190 years and 8 months. According to the church website, the congregation voted to close due to the cost of bills and building repairs. The church cites a loss of income from Summit Academy and the inability to rent out the school space to another group as a reason for the closure.The final church service is set for Sunday, June 22 at t...
  • Heinz, Ford team up on tomato byproducts research

    Heinz, Ford team up on tomato byproducts research

    Tuesday, June 10 2014 12:30 PM EDT2014-06-10 16:30:40 GMT
     Ford Motor Co. and the H.J. Heinz Co., the Pittsburgh-based ketchup maker are teaming up on research to turn tomato skins into auto parts.
     Ford Motor Co. and the H.J. Heinz Co., the Pittsburgh-based ketchup maker are teaming up on research to turn tomato skins into auto parts.
  • Banner Mattress & Furniture closing Toledo locations

    Banner Mattress & Furniture closing Toledo locations

    Monday, June 9 2014 10:12 PM EDT2014-06-10 02:12:39 GMT
    Banner Mattress and Furniture is set to close its Toledo locations. The superstores on Hill Avenue and Alexis Road are scheduled to close by late September after decades of business in the Glass City. Banner has been in Toledo for 85 years, so the closing comes as a surprise, but we’re told this isn't the end of the Toledo-made mattresses. Banner Mattress General Manager and Vice President Bard Strand tells us that he and three other colleagues plan to take over the business once the locat...
    Banner Mattress and Furniture is set to close its Toledo locations. The superstores on Hill Avenue and Alexis Road are scheduled to close by late September after decades of business in the Glass City. Banner has been in Toledo for 85 years, so the closing comes as a surprise, but we’re told this isn't the end of the Toledo-made mattresses. Banner Mattress General Manager and Vice President Bard Strand tells us that he and three other colleagues plan to take over the business once the locat...
  • Elephant Bar in Toledo closing down

    Elephant Bar in Toledo closing down

    Monday, June 9 2014 6:08 PM EDT2014-06-09 22:08:45 GMT
    The Elephant Bar in Toledo is closing its doors for good. A company spokesperson says the restaurant will shut down and let all employees go on Thursday.The restaurant employees about 30 people. The business is located at Franklin Park Mall in Toledo.
    The Elephant Bar in Toledo is closing its doors for good. A company spokesperson says the restaurant will shut down and let all employees go on Thursday.The restaurant employees about 30 people. The business is located at Franklin Park Mall in Toledo.
  • Cedar Point to re-open Monday morning, offering deal to guests

    Cedar Point to re-open Monday morning, offering deal to guests

    Sunday, June 8 2014 1:38 PM EDT2014-06-08 17:38:51 GMT
    Cedar Point is closed for the day after an apparent water main break in the city of Sandusky.The park posted to its official Facebook page the following statement:"Early this morning, the City of Sandusky experienced a water main break on the main line that supplies water to Cedar Point. The City of Sandusky is currently working to repair the system. Without our normal water supply, and due to safety concerns, the park is unable to open today. All guest tickets will be honored on future dates...
    Cedar Point is closed for the day after an apparent water main break in the city of Sandusky.The park posted to its official Facebook page the following statement:"Early this morning, the City of Sandusky experienced a water main break on the main line that supplies water to Cedar Point. The City of Sandusky is currently working to repair the system. Without our normal water supply, and due to safety concerns, the park is unable to open today. All guest tickets will be honored on future dates...
  • OSU officials approve freezing tuition for second straight year

    OSU officials approve freezing tuition for second straight year

    Saturday, June 7 2014 12:12 PM EDT2014-06-07 16:12:31 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio State University Board of Trustees committee has proposed freezing tuition for instate undergraduate students for the second straight year.
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio State University Board of Trustees committee has proposed freezing tuition for instate undergraduate students for the second straight year.
  • Local dealerships, powertrain workers react to GM report

    Local dealerships, powertrain workers react to GM report

    Thursday, June 5 2014 6:06 PM EDT2014-06-05 22:06:58 GMT
    GM CEO Mary Barra released a report on Thursday which found a culture of incompetence and neglect led to a delay in an ignition switch recall that is now linked to at least 13 deaths.

    GM CEO Mary Barra released a report on Thursday which found a culture of incompetence and neglect led to a delay in an ignition switch recall that is now linked to at least 13 deaths.

  • Fifth Third eBus in Toledo

    Fifth Third eBus in Toledo

    Thursday, June 5 2014 2:37 PM EDT2014-06-05 18:37:18 GMT
    You can get a free credit report, apply for a job and have a health screening done all at the same time. And you can do it in a neighborhood near you!All of those services are on the eBus, which is powered by 5/3rd bank. The eBus is designed to meet the financial needs of those who may not have access to those resources, by bringing them to closer to home. You can get on the bus and have your health screened, apply for a job and get free credit counseling - all for free. The 5/3rd eBus will b...
    You can get a free credit report, apply for a job and have a health screening done all at the same time. And you can do it in a neighborhood near you!All of those services are on the eBus, which is powered by 5/3rd bank. The eBus is designed to meet the financial needs of those who may not have access to those resources, by bringing them to closer to home. You can get on the bus and have your health screened, apply for a job and get free credit counseling - all for free. The 5/3rd eBus will b...
  • Michigan Senate committee voting Tuesday to help Detroit pay retirees and city workers

    Michigan Senate committee voting Tuesday to help Detroit pay retirees and city workers

    Tuesday, June 3 2014 5:17 AM EDT2014-06-03 09:17:49 GMT
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A committee in the Michigan Senate is poised to vote on legislation to provide $195 million in state money to help bankrupt Detroit's retirees and city workers. 
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A committee in the Michigan Senate is poised to vote on legislation to provide $195 million in state money to help bankrupt Detroit's retirees and city workers. 
  • Seattle council expected to OK $15 minimum wage

    Seattle council expected to OK $15 minimum wage

    Monday, June 2 2014 11:37 AM EDT2014-06-02 15:37:05 GMT
    (AP) - The Seattle City Council is expected to approve an ordinance Monday to phase in a $15 hourly minimum wage - the highest in the nation.The ordinance passed a committee last week with a few changes. It would take effect next April and allow a sub-minimum wage for teens.The ordinance was drafted by an advisory group of labor, business and nonprofit representatives convened by Mayor Ed Murray. It would phase in wage increases over three to seven years, depending on the size of the business...
    (AP) - The Seattle City Council is expected to approve an ordinance Monday to phase in a $15 hourly minimum wage - the highest in the nation.The ordinance passed a committee last week with a few changes. It would take effect next April and allow a sub-minimum wage for teens.The ordinance was drafted by an advisory group of labor, business and nonprofit representatives convened by Mayor Ed Murray. It would phase in wage increases over three to seven years, depending on the size of the business...
  • AAA Mich.: Gas prices rise 7 cents over past week

    AAA Mich.: Gas prices rise 7 cents over past week

    AAA Michigan says gasoline prices have risen about 7 cents during the past week to a statewide average of about $3.91 per gallon.
    AAA Michigan says gasoline prices have risen about 7 cents during the past week to a statewide average of about $3.91 per gallon.
  • Goodyear scouting sites for factory

    Goodyear scouting sites for factory

    Sunday, June 1 2014 5:47 PM EDT2014-06-01 21:47:29 GMT
    Goodyear Tire Rubber Co. is starting to explore where to locate a new $500 million tire plant that it hopes to open within three years.
    Goodyear Tire Rubber Co. is starting to explore where to locate a new $500 million tire plant that it hopes to open within three years.
  • Obama to announce new carbon rules

    Obama to announce new carbon rules

    Sunday, June 1 2014 5:46 PM EDT2014-06-01 21:46:57 GMT
    The new pollution rule the Obama administration plans to announce Monday will be a cornerstone of the president's environmental legacy and arguably the most significant U.S. environmental regulation in decades.
    The new pollution rule the Obama administration plans to announce Monday will be a cornerstone of the president's environmental legacy and arguably the most significant U.S. environmental regulation in decades.
  • Cooper Tire reviving plans for new technology center in Findlay

    Cooper Tire reviving plans for new technology center in Findlay

    Sunday, June 1 2014 2:38 PM EDT2014-06-01 18:38:36 GMT
    FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) - Cooper Tire Rubber Co. is reviving plans to build a new technology center at its Findlay headquarters. The tire maker plans to put $40 million into the project over the next five years.
    Cooper Tire Rubber Co. is reviving plans to build a new technology center at its Findlay headquarters. The tire maker plans to put $40 million into the project over the next five years.
  • Michigan's film incentive program faces uncertain future

    Michigan's film incentive program faces uncertain future

    Saturday, May 31 2014 10:14 AM EDT2014-05-31 14:14:08 GMT
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) - If you spot the Batmobile zipping around Detroit or Superman flying past the Renaissance Center this summer, you will be witnessing the latest example of Michigan's film incentives program at work.
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) - If you spot the Batmobile zipping around Detroit or Superman flying past the Renaissance Center this summer, you will be witnessing the latest example of Michigan's film incentives program at work.
  • Toledo Assembly Complex tops 6,000 workers

    Toledo Assembly Complex tops 6,000 workers

    Friday, May 30 2014 6:10 PM EDT2014-05-30 22:10:16 GMT
    Just five years after Chrysler emerged from bankruptcy more than 6,000 people work at the Toledo Assembly Complex.The vast majority of them work for Chrysler and the rest of them work for thesuppliers inside the complex. Other suppliers in the region have also seen a big boost in employment thanks to the complex.In fact, it's nearly three times the amount of people who worked at the complex just five years ago.All those jobs obviously add up to a big payday for the local economy too. Mobis...
    Just five years after Chrysler emerged from bankruptcy more than 6,000 people work at the Toledo Assembly Complex.The vast majority of them work for Chrysler and the rest of them work for thesuppliers inside the complex. Other suppliers in the region have also seen a big boost in employment thanks to the complex.In fact, it's nearly three times the amount of people who worked at the complex just five years ago.All those jobs obviously add up to a big payday for the local economy too. Mobis...
  • Gas prices spike more than 20 cents in 24 hours

    Gas prices spike more than 20 cents in 24 hours

    Friday, May 30 2014 5:04 PM EDT2014-05-30 21:04:11 GMT
    Have you filled up your gas tank today? If you did, you paid over 20 cents more a gallon than you would have early yesterday. Gas prices jumped from $3.60 a gallon to near $4.00. 13abc's Kelly Heidbreder talked to some drivers to find out what their tipping point is at the pump and when the price might force them to change their habits.
    Have you filled up your gas tank today? If you did, you paid over 20 cents more a gallon than you would have early yesterday. Gas prices jumped from $3.60 a gallon to near $4.00. 13abc's Kelly Heidbreder talked to some drivers to find out what their tipping point is at the pump and when the price might force them to change their habits.
  • Report: Detroit spent big to renovate homes

    Report: Detroit spent big to renovate homes

    A newspaper's investigation says Detroit spent as much as $537,000 per home renovating 30 houses starting in 2011 under a federal program to fight blight before selling most for less than $100,000 each.
    A newspaper's investigation says Detroit spent as much as $537,000 per home renovating 30 houses starting in 2011 under a federal program to fight blight before selling most for less than $100,000 each.
  • Michigan's Snyder signs bill raising minimum wage

    Michigan's Snyder signs bill raising minimum wage

    Tuesday, May 27 2014 9:21 PM EDT2014-05-28 01:21:21 GMT
    Michigan's Republican Gov. Rick Snyder has signed legislation that gradually increases the state's minimum wage to $9.25 an hour by 2018.
    Michigan's Republican Gov. Rick Snyder has signed legislation that gradually increases the state's minimum wage to $9.25 an hour by 2018.
  • Help wanted: nationwide truck driver shortage

    Help wanted: nationwide truck driver shortage

    Tuesday, May 27 2014 5:40 PM EDT2014-05-27 21:40:55 GMT
    As the economy continues to improve there's a need for more truck drivers. In fact there's a nationwide shortage and it's being felt right here in our region.So Motor Carrier Service of Northwood is holding a job fair to fill the gap. Right now the industry is short tens of thousands of drivers and in just a few years some predict that number will be ten times higher.John Fritzius is the Chief Operating Officer for MCS,"This problem has been coming for a long time." There are more than 90 ...
    As the economy continues to improve there's a need for more truck drivers. In fact there's a nationwide shortage and it's being felt right here in our region.So Motor Carrier Service of Northwood is holding a job fair to fill the gap. Right now the industry is short tens of thousands of drivers and in just a few years some predict that number will be ten times higher.John Fritzius is the Chief Operating Officer for MCS,"This problem has been coming for a long time." There are more than 90 ...
  • Greektown Casino-Hotel scales back renovation

    Greektown Casino-Hotel scales back renovation

    Greektown Casino-Hotel in downtown Detroit is scaling back a $150 million renovation plan to work totaling $25 million to $50 million.
    Greektown Casino-Hotel in downtown Detroit is scaling back a $150 million renovation plan to work totaling $25 million to $50 million.
  • Ohio gas prices higher to start work week

    Ohio gas prices higher to start work week

    Gas prices in Ohio are higher to start the post-holiday work week.
    Gas prices in Ohio are higher to start the post-holiday work week.
  • Sylvania businesses hope for Starlight Plaza revival

    Sylvania businesses hope for Starlight Plaza revival

    Residents are hoping ProMedica's new Wellness Center will restore some health to the businesses in the Starlight Plaza area of Sylvania. 13abc's Melissa Voetsch talked to some area businesses about their expectations for the future.
  • Hollywood Casino Toledo holding job fair Tuesday

    Hollywood Casino Toledo holding job fair Tuesday

    Monday, May 26 2014 4:26 PM EDT2014-05-26 20:26:26 GMT
    If you're looking for work, Hollywood Casino Toledo is hiring. The casino is hosting a job fair Tuesday to fill a number of positions, mainly food and beverage workers. The job fair runs from noon until 8 p.m. at the casino's “Scene” sports bar. You have to apply online first at hollywoodcasinotoledo.com. Applicants must be 21 or older.
    If you're looking for work, Hollywood Casino Toledo is hiring. The casino is hosting a job fair Tuesday to fill a number of positions, mainly food and beverage workers. The job fair runs from noon until 8 p.m. at the casino's “Scene” sports bar. You have to apply online first at hollywoodcasinotoledo.com. Applicants must be 21 or older.
  • Toyota recalling 430,500 vehicles in 3 recalls

    Toyota recalling 430,500 vehicles in 3 recalls

    Thursday, May 22 2014 12:20 PM EDT2014-05-22 16:20:28 GMT
    Toyota is recalling 430,500 vehicles for three separate safety problems.
    Toyota is recalling 430,500 vehicles for three separate safety problems.
  • Findlay's Marathon buys East Coast gas station powerhouse

    Findlay's Marathon buys East Coast gas station powerhouse

    Thursday, May 22 2014 8:19 AM EDT2014-05-22 12:19:21 GMT
    Findlay's Marathon Petroleum is putting down billions to build up its presence on the East Coast. We're following this story with the Associated Press. The northwest Ohio company is buying Hess' retail operations. Hess is the largest chain of company operated gas stations and convenience stores on the East Coast. The deal is for $2.87 billion. The Associated Press says the deal, which is being orchestrated under subsidiary Speedway LLC, will expand Marathon's retail operations from nine state...
    Findlay's Marathon Petroleum is putting down billions to build up its presence on the East Coast. We're following this story with the Associated Press. The northwest Ohio company is buying Hess' retail operations. Hess is the largest chain of company operated gas stations and convenience stores on the East Coast. The deal is for $2.87 billion. The Associated Press says the deal, which is being orchestrated under subsidiary Speedway LLC, will expand Marathon's retail operations from nine state...
  • Michigan hosts virtual job fair Wednesday

    Michigan hosts virtual job fair Wednesday

    Wednesday, May 21 2014 5:17 AM EDT2014-05-21 09:17:54 GMT
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Job seekers and employers can connect through a State of Michigan-sponsored online career event. The MiVirtualCareerFair is set for Wednesday. It's to feature 30 employers and is expected to be the second-largest such event to date.The event runs from 10am-4pm. More than 120 employers and 16,700 job seekers have connected since MiVirtualCareerFair debuted two years ago. During the event, job seekers can explore customized employer booths, interact with participating empl...
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Job seekers and employers can connect through a State of Michigan-sponsored online career event. The MiVirtualCareerFair is set for Wednesday. It's to feature 30 employers and is expected to be the second-largest such event to date.The event runs from 10am-4pm. More than 120 employers and 16,700 job seekers have connected since MiVirtualCareerFair debuted two years ago. During the event, job seekers can explore customized employer booths, interact with participating empl...
  • Lucas County unemployment rate drops

    Lucas County unemployment rate drops

    Tuesday, May 20 2014 6:08 PM EDT2014-05-20 22:08:05 GMT
    The state of Ohio has released its county by county unemployment numbers for April.Numbers in our area are dropping.Lucas County's unemployment rate dropped almost a whole percentage point to 5.7%.Wood County also fell almost one percent landing at 4.9%.Ottawa County has one of the highest rates, but it dropped almost three percent to 7.4%.Hancock County has the lowest unemployment in the area at 4%. So is the Lucas County unemployment number a trend or a fluke? Mike Veh from The Source sa...
    The state of Ohio has released its county by county unemployment numbers for April.Numbers in our area are dropping.Lucas County's unemployment rate dropped almost a whole percentage point to 5.7%.Wood County also fell almost one percent landing at 4.9%.Ottawa County has one of the highest rates, but it dropped almost three percent to 7.4%.Hancock County has the lowest unemployment in the area at 4%. So is the Lucas County unemployment number a trend or a fluke? Mike Veh from The Source sa...
  • Average salary of 425 new jobs coming to Findlay: $57,000

    Average salary of 425 new jobs coming to Findlay: $57,000

    Tuesday, May 20 2014 5:38 PM EDT2014-05-20 21:38:16 GMT
    The state approved financial incentives for Texas-based McLane Company, Inc., on Tuesday to seal the deal for a new grocery distribution center.

    The state approved financial incentives for Texas-based McLane Company, Inc., on Tuesday to seal the deal for a new grocery distribution center.

  • GM recalls 2.4 million more vehicles

    GM recalls 2.4 million more vehicles

    Tuesday, May 20 2014 12:04 PM EDT2014-05-20 16:04:17 GMT
    General Motors is recalling 2.4 million vehicles in the U.S. as part of a broader effort to resolve outstanding safety issues more quickly. The latest action brings to 13.6 million the number of vehicles GM has recalled this year, a new record for the automaker.
    General Motors is recalling 2.4 million vehicles in the U.S. as part of a broader effort to resolve outstanding safety issues more quickly. The latest action brings to 13.6 million the number of vehicles GM has recalled this year, a new record for the automaker.
  • Grocery distribution center to open in Findlay

    Grocery distribution center to open in Findlay

    Tuesday, May 20 2014 7:18 AM EDT2014-05-20 11:18:56 GMT
    A new distributor has plans to open a warehouse in Findlay. It's a move that will create hundreds of local jobs. McLane Grocery Distribution has plans to open a distribution center in Findlay and employ 425 people with salaries averaging $57,000 per year. We're following this developing story with the Findlay Courier. The state tax credit authority has a meeting today to discuss financial incentives. The proposed business wants to build a 337,000 square foot distribution center- on Hancoc...
    A new distributor has plans to open a warehouse in Findlay. It's a move that will create hundreds of local jobs. McLane Grocery Distribution has plans to open a distribution center in Findlay and employ 425 people with salaries averaging $57,000 per year. We're following this developing story with the Findlay Courier. The state tax credit authority has a meeting today to discuss financial incentives. The proposed business wants to build a 337,000 square foot distribution center- on Hancoc...
  • Burger King scrapping 'Have It Your Way' slogan

    Burger King scrapping 'Have It Your Way' slogan

    Monday, May 19 2014 3:52 PM EDT2014-05-19 19:52:46 GMT
    Burger King is scrapping its 40-year-old "Have It Your Way" slogan in favor of the more personal "Be Your Way."
    Burger King is scrapping its 40-year-old "Have It Your Way" slogan in favor of the more personal "Be Your Way."
  • Officials: 1.8M pounds of ground beef recalled

    Officials: 1.8M pounds of ground beef recalled

    Officials say a Detroit-based business is recalling about 1.8 million pounds of ground beef products sold for restaurant use in four states that may be contaminated with the bacteria E. coli.
    Officials say a Detroit-based business is recalling about 1.8 million pounds of ground beef products sold for restaurant use in four states that may be contaminated with the bacteria E. coli.
  • Day at Disneyland now $96

    Day at Disneyland now $96

    Monday, May 19 2014 11:01 AM EDT2014-05-19 15:01:13 GMT
    The price of a ticket at Disneyland is creeping closer to triple-digits. A single-day ticket for either the Magic Kingdom or California Adventure is now $96 for those 10 and up.
    The price of a ticket at Disneyland is creeping closer to triple-digits. A single-day ticket for either the Magic Kingdom or California Adventure is now $96 for those 10 and up.
  • Coffee fungus raising prices on your morning coffee

    Coffee fungus raising prices on your morning coffee

    Sunday, May 18 2014 8:30 AM EDT2014-05-18 12:30:04 GMT
    (AP Photo/Moises Castillo, File)(AP Photo/Moises Castillo, File)
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. government is stepping up efforts to help Central American farmers fight a devastating coffee disease - and hold down the price of your morning cup.
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. government is stepping up efforts to help Central American farmers fight a devastating coffee disease - and hold down the price of your morning cup.
  • Darden to sell Red Lobster, hold onto Olive Garden

    Darden to sell Red Lobster, hold onto Olive Garden

    Friday, May 16 2014 11:04 AM EDT2014-05-16 15:04:05 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - Darden is setting Red Lobster adrift, but betting that it can still turn around Olive Garden's fortunes.The company, based in Orland, Florida, said Friday that it would sell its seafood chain to investment firm Golden Gate Capital in a $2.1 billion cash deal. The announcement came despite objections from some shareholders to the plan to either spin off or sellRed Lobster, which was announced late last year.Both Olive Garden and Red Lobster have been losing customers in recent ...
    NEW YORK (AP) - Darden is setting Red Lobster adrift, but betting that it can still turn around Olive Garden's fortunes.The company, based in Orland, Florida, said Friday that it would sell its seafood chain to investment firm Golden Gate Capital in a $2.1 billion cash deal. The announcement came despite objections from some shareholders to the plan to either spin off or sellRed Lobster, which was announced late last year.Both Olive Garden and Red Lobster have been losing customers in recent ...
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  • Body recovered, 8 rescued overnight in Indian Lake

    Body recovered, 8 rescued overnight in Indian Lake

    Monday, September 1 2014 11:01 AM EDT2014-09-01 15:01:12 GMT
    LAKEVIEW, Ohio (AP) - Authorities recovered the body of a 22-year-old man from a western Ohio lake after responding to a call about a sinking boat. An Ohio Department of Natural Resources statement says eight of the nine people on the boat were rescued. State watercraft officers say they received the call about a boat sinking on Indian Lake north of the Lakeview boat ramp around 12:30 a.m. Sunday. Crews from area fire departments had already safely pulled the eight people from the water when ...
    LAKEVIEW, Ohio (AP) - Authorities recovered the body of a 22-year-old man from a western Ohio lake after responding to a call about a sinking boat. An Ohio Department of Natural Resources statement says eight of the nine people on the boat were rescued. State watercraft officers say they received the call about a boat sinking on Indian Lake north of the Lakeview boat ramp around 12:30 a.m. Sunday. Crews from area fire departments had already safely pulled the eight people from the water when ...