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Noon news headlines for September 19, 2012
First Energy launches study to cut jobs; Ohio picks company to run ads at rest stops; five injured in mine crash
by WKSU's AMANDA RABINOWITZ


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Amanda Rabinowitz
 
First Energy launches study to cut jobs
Ohio picks company to run ads at rest stops
Five injured in mine crash
Goodyear unveils self-inflating truck tires

First Energy launches study to cut jobs
First Energy says it’s planning to cut about 200 jobs, most of the them in Akron where the company is headquartered. The company says it will conduct an organizational study to determine how to trim its workforce because demand for electricity is weaker than expected. The company expects to announce the results of the review in early November.

Ohio picks company to run ads at rest stops
A Massachusetts marketing company will run Ohio's new program to allow interstate rest stops advertisements that could generate funding for transportation projects. Travelers Marketing will run an advertising, sponsorship and naming rights program under a contract with the Ohio Department of Transportation. The program covers 45 rest stops on interstate highways in Ohio. Department spokesman Steve Faulkner says companies will be able to advertise in certain parts of rest areas, possibly including parking space curbs. As ODOT searches for new strategies to generate revenue, the move to allow such ads is expected to earn millions of dollars for Ohio in the next eight years. The state also hopes to sell naming rights and sponsorships for bridges and interchanges.

Five injured in mine crash
Authorities say five people were hurt when two rail cars that transport miners collided in a southeast Ohio mine. Perry County dispatcher Jeff Wilson says five miners were taken to the hospital after the accident Wednesday morning. It happened at a Buckingham Coal mine in Corning, about 55 miles southeast of Columbus in the area of Wayne National Forest. It wasn't clear what caused the crash or how serious the injuries were. The sheriff's office said two of the injured people were flown to hospitals.

Goodyear unveils self-inflating tires
Akron-based Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is unveiling its self-inflating tires at a European truck show this week. Last August, Goodyear got a $1.5 million grant from the Dept. of Energy to develop the technology for large commercial trucks. The company says the inflation system should save gas, improve tread life and lower costs for truck fleets.

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