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Northwest Ohio ethanol producers dispute advertisement

LIMA — An advertisement shown around the state has Ohio corn growers and ethanol producers demanding it be stopped. The ad, paid for by the American Council for Capital Formation and several other groups, says ethanol production is bad for the environment, raises food costs, and demands mandates for it should end. It also asks that Congress stop the Renewable ...

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Opponents of federal corn ethanol mandate air ads in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Opponents of federal corn ethanol mandates are targeting Ohio in a national ad campaign. It’s part of the Smarter Fuel Future campaign joined by environmental and business groups and academics. The 30-second ad “Inconvenient Facts,” purchased by the American Council for Capital Formation, argues the mandate, which requires increasing volumes of corn ethanol be blended into the ...

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Neighbors on the fence about wind farm project

CRESTON — The irony of wind farm construction: Obviously you want your wind farm location to be windy; however, you can’t erect a turbine with high winds blowing. Not that Bluestem Energy Solutions project manager Adam Herink seemed worried. Herink said the biggest lag in construction was waiting for all necessary equipment, which has now arrived — towers from Michigan, ...

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Ohio gas prices down to start work week

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio motorists continue to see lower prices at the gas pumps as the week begins. The average price for a gallon of regular gas in Ohio was about $2.14 in Monday’s survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and WEX Inc. That’s 16 cents less than a week ago, and about 7 cents ...

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Ohio lawmakers studying frack tax meet for first time

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The 2020 Tax Policy Study Commission will meet this morning for the first time, 21 days after its deadline to produce a recommendation to the House and Senate on a new severance tax for shale fracking. The seven-member commission is tasked with looking at the entire state tax code and eventually recommending changes to how Ohio funds governmental services. But ...

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Panel slated to address Ohio fracking tax hike kicks off

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A study panel charged with addressing Gov. John Kasich’s (KAY’-siks) proposed tax hike on oil and gas drillers has scheduled its first formal meeting. The 2020 Tax Policy Commission was established in the last two-year state operating budget to review Ohio’s tax code for a potential overhaul. When Kasich’s proposal for the tax hike on hydraulic fracturing ...

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Central Ohio’s jobless rate ticks up to 3.7 percent

Back-to-school hiring by public schools and universities trumped cuts across a broad swath of private industries to slightly boost hiring in central Ohio last month. The region added 2,800 jobs in September, according to an Ohio Department of Job and Family Services report released on Tuesday. Despite the job gains, central Ohio’s unemployment rate edged up to 3.7 percent from ...

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Kasich: ‘All the above’ energy approach

COLUMBUS — Presidential contender John Kasich last week proposed an “all of the above” approach to energy production that includes renewables and conservation measures along with stepped-up fossil fuel production. But Gov. John Kasich’s first test may come next year with his position that a proposed, indefinite halt to Ohio’s mandate that utilities get more power from renewable sources like ...

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