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The Conflict Between Old Jobs and New Tech and What it Means to Ohio's Economy


The college-educated, and the not-college-educated: Two life tracks on a collision course?

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The Conflict Between Old Jobs and New Tech and What it Means to Ohio's Economy

Sep 22, 2018
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The college-educated, and the not-college-educated: Two life tracks on a collision course?

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AEP Ohio has announced a commitment to eventually double wind and solar generation in Ohio. Supporters say the plan sends a signal around the country to clean energy companies.

AEP Ohio’s proposal is the next step in their plan to move away from coal power.

Neil Waggoner is with the Sierra Club, which agreed to support the plan in 2015. Waggoner says AEP’s project and the state’s renewable energy standards are a signal to solar and wind developers. 

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A legislative aide in the Ohio House has resigned after sexual harassment complaints that were filed against him by two female co-workers. 

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President Trump tweeted today about the woman who’s accusing his Supreme Court nominee of sexually assaulting her. The president says if the incident had occurred, there should have been charges filed.

Up to now, Trump has not commented on the accuser. University of Akron political scientist Dave Cohen says that was a better strategy.

“By the president interjecting himself it just reminds people not only of the actual thing that Judge Kavanaugh is being accused of, it also reminds people that the president himself has about 19 or so accusations against him.”

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The state’s jobless rate last month was unchanged from July.  But that’s mixed news to some who watch the economy.

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eBay is back in Akron.  In January the international web marketplace chose the Rubber City to roll out its “Retail Revival” internet-storefront training program.  Thursday the company returned to introduce a new service called eBay@Home.

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Here are your morning headlines for Friday, September 21:

The Columbus City School Board has selected Talisa Dixon to be its next superintendent.

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Governor John Kasich says the state’s crackdown on prescription opioids is making headway in the fight against drug deaths but he says there’s more that needs to be done.  

Kasich says when new figures on opioid deaths in Ohio come out next week, there will be some good news. He says the state has hit an eight year low in the number of deaths due to prescription drugs.

“We are making gains. Everything is not dark and terrible.”

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Gov. John Kasich says he’ll do what many of his fellow Republicans say they’ll do this fall when it comes to the statewide ballot issue that would change criminal sentencing to prefer treatment over prison time.  

Kasich says he will vote against Issue 1.

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