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November 2013 Edition

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Warming report sees violent, sicker, poorer future

WASHINGTON (AP) - Starvation, poverty, flooding, heat waves, droughts, war and disease already lead to human tragedies. They're likely to worsen as the world warms from man-made climate change, a leaked draft of an international scientific report forecasts.

Warming report sees violent, sicker, poorer future

WASHINGTON (AP) - A leaked draft of an international scientific report forecasts that man-made global warming likely will worsen already existing human tragedies of war, starvation, poverty, flooding, extreme weather and disease.

Mexican businesses vow fight on new tax laws

MEXICO CITY - Hardly had the ink dried on President Enrique Pena Nieto's contentious $14-billion tax plan when big business - especially the powerful maquiladora industry on Mexico's border with the U.S. - raised a loud voice of protest, vowing to fight a package that opponents say will cripple industry.

Lisbon lubricant spill posed no threat says state

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency's Division of Emergency and Remedial Response was dispatched to County Home Road about a week ago to help clean up a 15,000-gallon spill of nonhazardous lubricant used for pipeline construction.

Germans: European spy agencies swap tech tips

BERLIN (AP) - Germany's foreign intelligence agency confirmed Saturday that it swaps information on the latest technological developments with its European counterparts, but denied a report that it tried to bypass legal restrictions on Internet surveillance to be able to use advanced technology developed by the British.

Future uncertain for historic Ohio River boat

CINCINNATI (AP) - A paddlewheel riverboat that has been a landmark on the Ohio River between Cincinnati and northern Kentucky will be moved from its moorings by the beginning of the year, its future uncertain.

Suits claim Love Canal still oozing 35 years later

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) - Thirty-five years after Love Canal's oozing toxic waste forced the abandonment of a Niagara Falls neighborhood, a new generation of residents says history could be repeating itself.

Florida cattle ranchers seek locally grown label

TRENTON, Fla. (AP) - Under the "Fresh From Florida" marketing campaign offered by the state's agriculture officials to stores and consumers, people are encouraged to buy things that are grown and raised in the Sunshine State.

Report: China to fund $20B in Iran projects

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - A report by an Iranian media website says China has agreed to finance $20 billion in development projects in Iran using oil money not transferred to the Islamic Republic because of international sanctions.

Policy notifications, by state

Millions of Americans who buy their own health insurance are being informed that their policies will no longer be offered starting in the new year because they do not meet the higher standards of the Affordable Care Act. The actual number of people receiving the notices is unclear, with data unavailable in half the states.

Sticker shock often follows insurance cancellation

MIAMI (AP) - Millions of people across the country are trying to figure out what to do after receiving notices that their individual health insurance policies are being discontinued because they don't meet higher benefit requirements of the federal Affordable Care Act.

Sticker shock often follows insurance cancellation

MIAMI (AP) - Dean Griffin liked the health insurance he purchased for himself and his wife three years ago and thought he'd be able to keep the plan even after the federal Affordable Care Act took effect.

'The home run we've been looking for'

Plans months in development were unveiled Friday to bring a massive industrial operation with up to 800 employees to the former General Motors assembly plant in Moraine.

Good Old Days

105 years ago - 1908 A. H. Bost was elected to head the Maumee Valley Encampment.

Elected officials tour Cantwell Cliffs and other areas

LOGAN - The Hocking Soil & Water Conservation District was organized in 1944 to assist local farmers improve conservation methods. Since that time, the SWCD has expanded to include assistance to all residents within the county with conservation and development of their land, water and natural resources.

Urban Active class action settled

A class-action lawsuit involving fitness chain Urban Active and its members has been settled after more than two years of litigation and months of negotiation, according to a filing in federal court in Columbus.

Coal states condemn outreach sessions

WHEELING - The West Virginia Chamber of Commerce and a dozen other groups have joined a national organization in criticizing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for failing to seek public input on regulations in states most likely to be affected adversely by them.

Storm takes poles, power

A severe thunderstorm that moved through the area Thursday night and early Friday morning downed several power poles on US 224, closing the roadway and causing numerous residents to lose power.

Books That Make Great Holiday Gifts

(StatePoint) Books are a great gift, no matter who is on your holiday shopping list. But matching the right book with the right person isn't always easy.

Thousands of fliers delayed after LAX shooting

Thousands of fliers across the U.S. were delayed Friday after a morning shooting at Los Angeles International Airport closed parts of the airport. The prolonged shutdown at the nation's third largest airport was particularly troublesome for those hoping to head to the East Coast or across the Pacific Ocean.

Growing number of part-time professors join unions

WASHINGTON (AP) - Thousands of part-time college professors are joining labor unions, a growing trend in higher education that's boosting the ranks of organized labor and giving voice to teachers who complain about low pay and a lack of job security at some of the nation's top universities.

Bipartisan support boosts gay rights legislation

WASHINGTON (AP) - Gay rights advocates from both parties are upbeat about the prospects for Senate passage of legislation that would bar employers from discriminating against workers on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Bipartisan support boosts gay rights legislation

WASHINGTON (AP) - Gay rights advocates - Republicans and Democrats - are newly upbeat about the prospects for Senate passage of a bill that would prohibit employers from discriminating against workers on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Japan, Russia agree to expand defense ties

TOKYO (AP) - Japan and Russia held their first high-level defense and diplomatic talks Saturday and agreed to step up cooperation between their militaries amid regional security concerns such as North Korea and China.

Gunman kills screener in L.A. airport attack

LOS ANGELES - A 23-year-old man at Los Angeles International Airport pulled an assault rifle out of his bag and shot his way through a security checkpoint Friday, killing a TSA screener and wounding at least two other officers as panicked passengers fled.

Cherokee revving up week after arrival

Jeep dealers expect the new Cherokee to eventually become their top-selling model, though it will be several months before the industry is able to judge whether Chrysler Group LLC has the hit it thinks it does with the new sport utility vehicle.

Early voting problem remedied

LISBON - The Colum-biana County elections board has corrected a problem that occurred when some of the early voting applications contained a return mailing address for the old board office.

Spills reach wetlands

LISBON - Two spills involving drilling fluids occurred within a week of each other where a gas transportation pipeline is being laid under wetlands on the County Farm property in Center Township.

Storm causes some outages

A windstorm knocked out power to more than a dozen businesses along Grand Central Avenue in Vienna Friday, along with Newport Elementary School in Washington County, which closed for the day.

China's fireworks factory blast kills 11

BEIJING (AP) - An explosion at a fireworks factory in southern China killed 11 workers and injured 17 others, state media and a local official said Saturday.

China's fireworks factory blast kills 11

BEIJING (AP) - An explosion at a fireworks factory in southern China killed 11 workers and injured 17 others, state media and a local official said Saturday.

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WASHINGTON - The death of a welder who fell from an offshore platform on last week highlights the dangers facing the large immigrant and contractor workforce employed to maintain and decommission decades-old oil and gas facilities in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Grocer Aldi hiring 40-plus in central Ohio

Discount grocer Aldi plans to hire more than 40 cashiers, shift managers and manager trainees in the Columbus area in the next few weeks to serve a growing number of customers.

Communications access key, FCC leader tells Ohio State audience

Telecommunications and broadband access are "in a time of revolutionary technological change," and the new chairman of the Federal Communications Commission pledged yesterday to be the public's representative in that revolution. The stakes are high and are central to the nation's economic health, said Tom Wheeler, who was confirmed a few weeks ago as head of the FCC.

Frontier to exit Port Columbus, drops flight to Trenton, N.J.

Frontier Airlines is dropping its Columbus-to-Trenton, N.J., service less than a year after it started. The airline will discontinue its three weekly nonstop flights from Port Columbus to Trenton-Mercer Airport on Jan. 4, said David Whitaker, the Columbus Regional Airport Authority's vice president of business development.

Bob Evans' income falls in recent quarter

Bob Evans net income fell 46 percent to $6.1 million, or 23 cents a diluted share, from $11.3 million, or 51 cents a diluted share, in the same quarter a year ago. Net sales grew less than 1 percent to $332.6 million from $329.6 million over the same period.

Auto dealers in Ohio seek to stop Tesla's way of direct selling

Days before Tesla Motors opens a dealership at Easton, its first in Ohio, a proposal in the General Assembly seeks to ban the company's business model. The measure, a one-paragraph amendment to an unrelated bill, says that an auto manufacturer cannot also own an auto dealership.

Communications access key, FCC leader tells Ohio State audience

Telecommunications and broadband access are "in a time of revolutionary technological change," and the new chairman of the Federal Communications Commission pledged yesterday to be the public's representative in that revolution. The stakes are high and are central to the nation's economic health, said Tom Wheeler, who was confirmed a few weeks ago as head of the FCC.

China's manufacturing little changed from October

BEIJING (AP) - Growth of Chinese manufacturing barely expanded in November and stayed at the same rate as in the previous month, indicating a continual sluggish recovery, the China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing said Sunday.

Four CSX rail cars derail in Willard

WILLARD, Ohio -- Four cars of a 156-car CSX Transportation freight train derailed while the train entered the CSX rail yard here today, snarling rail operations but causing no injuries or public impact.

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Settlement reached in Urban Active case

A class action lawsuit involving Urban Active and its members has been settled after more than two years of litigation and months of negotiation, according to a filing in federal court in Columbus.

Poor man's pudding, a holiday delight

The holidays are upon us and time seems to be slipping right past me. When I was younger, I couldn't wait to be an adult and now that I'm adult I want time to slow down. I guess we can't have it our way all the time.

New CEO named over UC Health

Cincinnati hospital system UC Health named Friday a new chief executive officer to replace retiring leader James Kingsbury.

Berkshire Hathaway's profit jumps 29 percent

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Warren Buffett's company reported a 29 percent jump in third-quarter profit as it collected some of the proceeds from deals made during the financial crisis.

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Fliers delayed after Los Angeles airport shooting

Thousands of fliers across the U.S. were delayed Friday after a morning shooting at Los Angeles International Airport closed parts of the airport. The prolonged shutdown at the nation's third largest airport was particularly troublesome for those hoping to head to the East Coast or across the Pacific Ocean.

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US Treasury bond market at a glance

Key barometers in the Treasury market late Friday, compared with late Thursday. Price changes in the 10-year note and 30-year bond are per $100 invested:

Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel talks sexts and growth

Evan Spiegel dropped out of Stanford University in 2012, three classes shy of graduation, to move back to his father's house and work on Snapchat. Spiegel's fast-growing mobile app lets users send photos, videos and messages that disappear a few seconds after they are received. Founded in 2011, Snapchat is especially popular with teenagers and young adults, but many parents fear the app is the ideal tool for sharing lewd photos, or "sexting."

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