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Noon news headlines for March 4, 2013
Ohio AG warns of new scams; A. Schulman makes hostile bid for Ferro Corp.; Study shows risk of problem gambling on the rise in Ohio
by WKSU's JEFF ST. CLAIR


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Jeff St. Clair
 
  • Ohio AG warns of new scams
  • A. Schulman makes hostile bid for Ferro Corp.
  • Study shows risk of problem gambling on the rise in Ohio
  • Citizens study Clyde cancer cluster
  • Ohio AG warns of new scams
    Ohio’s attorney general says his office has noticed an upsurge in an old scam. Mike DeWine says con artists are pretending to be staffers for the A.G. and pressuring consumers to send them money for unpaid debts….some of which don’t even exist. DeWine says his office does indeed serve as a collection agency for unpaid debts,but he adds – those are only debts that are owed to government agencies, and his collection agents never make threats.

    A. Schulman makes hostile bid for Ferro Corp. 
    An Akron-based chemical company’s global buying spree now targets a local firm. Akron’s A. Schulman has launched a hostile takeover bid of Mayfield-Hts. based Ferro Corporation. The Plain Dealer reports that A. Schulman’s is attempting to buy $563 million dollars worth of Ferro stock at 25-percent over Friday’s trading price. Ferro’s board rejected a friendly take over last month. Both companies make specialty plastics and other advanced materials. 

    Study shows risk of problem gambling on the rise in Ohio
    Calls to the state's gambling help line are up, as the fourth of Ohio’s new casino’s opens tonight in Cincinnati. The Plain Dealer reports that an average of 375 people seek help each month.  A new Kent State University study shows that the number of problem gamblers in Ohio is currently low, about 3-percent of the population, but more people are at risk with the expansion of the gaming industry. 

    Citizens study Clyde cancer cluster
    Families whose children have been among the dozens sickened in an Ohio cancer cluster are hiring a private company to test several areas in northern Ohio. They've been waiting for years to find out what's behind the child cancer cluster centered in Sandusky County between Toledo and Cleveland. The Sandusky Register reports that a private environmental testing firm will begin work this week. An attorney for the families say they'll be looking at dust in attics and sludge from a water reservoir and water treatment plant. Since 1996, 35 children have been diagnosed and three have died from cancer in a 12-mile wide circle surrounding Clyde, Ohio . So far, no answers have been found.

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