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

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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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OHIO HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

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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