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Jun 7, 2012

Hagerstown catnip maker moving to Ohio

HAGERSTOWN — Catnip maker Cosmic Pet Products is moving from Hagerstown to Mentor, Ohio, to be near its corporate parent. A spokeswoman for OurPet’s Co. of Fairport Harbor, Ohio, told The Herald-Mail on Wednesday that the move will occur by the end of June. The Washington County economic development office says the Hagerstown plant had […]

Mar 30, 2012

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 states and Washington, D.C. The improvement was broader last month: rates fell in 45 states […]

Mar 19, 2012

Ohio man not jailed for stopping Facebook apology

CINCINNATI — A man who made comments about his estranged wife on his Facebook page and was threatened with jail unless he posted daily apologies for a month won’t be locked up even though he stopped making amends early. Mark Byron agreed to begin posting the apology last month to avoid jail but later decided […]

Mar 2, 2012

Big Lots 4Q profit climbs on strength in U.S.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The rapidly expanding retailer Big Lots posted a 4 percent jump in fourth-quarter net income and said earnings per share would likely rise by as much as 17 percent this year, yet shares dipped more than 3 percent Friday on its first-quarter outlook. Big Lots first-quarter guidance is for adjusted earnings from […]

Jan 4, 2012

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 the election-year fight for middle-class voters, Obama said: “I refuse to take ‘no’ for an […]

Dec 28, 2011

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 costs incurred by the Civil Service Employees Association, which contended in its 1994 suit against […]

Dec 1, 2011

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 state-owned correctional facility land near Hagerstown. Under the terms of the agreement, FirstEnergy Solutions will […]

Jul 20, 2011

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 a study of air pollution caused by fossil fuel-burning power plants in the 20 “most […]

May 10, 2011

GM to add or keep 4,000 jobs in US

TOLEDO, Ohio — General Motors says it will add or keep 4,000 jobs in the U.S. over the next year and a half. GM CEO Dan Akerson says that jobs will be added at 17 plants in eight states. He’s making the announcement at a plant in Toledo, where up to 400 new workers will […]

May 10, 2011

Lockheed giving $10M to Air Force museum in Ohio

DAYTON, Ohio — Lockheed Martin Corp. plans to give $10 million over the next decade for a new building to hold aircraft at the National Museum of the United States Air Force in Ohio. The Dayton Daily News reports one of the annual million-dollar donations was presented Monday by Ron Rand, a retired Air Force […]

Apr 7, 2011

FirstEnergy to hire 30 to 40 at Williamsport headquarters

HAGERSTOWN — The president of FirstEnergy Corp.’s Maryland operations says the company will add 30 to 40 workers at its Williamsport office. James Fakult made the announcement Wednesday at a Washington County Chamber of Commerce meeting. He says the new jobs will be in customer service and engineering. About 130 employees already work in Williamsport. […]

Mar 2, 2011

OAO Severstal sells Sparrows Point steel mill

The Sparrows Point steel mill is getting a new owner and possibly a new lease on life under a deal announced Wednesday. The Baltimore County plant, which has been largely idle since the summer, and two other properties owned by OAO Severstal were acquired by the Renco Group Inc. for $1.2 billion. The Russian steel […]

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