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Ohio man sentenced in $17M Amish fraud case

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — A federal judge in Ohio has sentenced a man to more than six years in prison for defrauding fellow Amish in 29 states out of nearly $17 million. The sentencing Wednesday comes after 78-year-old Monroe L. Beachy ...

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Unemployment rates fall in 29 states

WASHINGTON — Unemployment rates fell last month in most U.S. states, including in some hit hardest during the recession. The Labor Department said Friday that unemployment rates declined in 29 states and rose in 8. Rates were unchanged in 13 ...

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Stirring up a fight, Obama names consumer watchdog

SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio — Defying Republican lawmakers, President Barack Obama on Wednesday barreled by the Senate and installed a national consumer watchdog on his own, provoking GOP threats of a constitutional showdown in the courts. Setting a fierce tone in ...

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Cleveland pays $325K to settle lawsuit

CLEVELAND — Cleveland has paid $325,000 to settle a 17-year-old union lawsuit over hiring practices that a judge said left the city open to allegations of corruption, favoritism and political back-scratching. The money, paid earlier this month, will cover legal ...

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Boost for Maryland Solar Farm facility

FirstEnergy Corp. of Akron, Ohio said its FirstEnergy Solutions subsidiary has signed a long-term agreement to purchase the output from the Maryland Solar Farm, a $70 million, green energy facility planned by Easton-based Maryland Solar LLC for 250 acres of ...

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Maryland ranks 5th among ‘Toxic 20’

Maryland ranks as the fifth-worst state in the country for toxic air pollution caused by coal- and oil-fired power plants, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council. The environmental group and the Physicians for Social Responsibility on Wednesday jointly released ...

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