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WAVERLY, Ohio— Leaks found at a southern Ohio dam have led the state to ask boat owners to remove their boats from Lake White while inspectors check for the cause.
CLEVELAND— Northeast Ohio is hardly ready to usurp Silicon Valley as a high-tech mecca, but a growing number of data centers are choosing to locate in and around Cleveland to take advantage of cheap power, an abundance of fiber-optic cable and one of the safest environments in the U.S. for storing digital information.
MITCHELL, S.D.— Sitting under a tent at an annual agricultural equipment sales event, Shawn Berry noted that orders for the machinery he sells have dramatically slowed down this year— so much so that the Ohio- based company he represents could end up to 30 percent short in sales compared to last year in some states, South Dakota and Minnesota included.
Casinos are closing in Atlantic City, while new ones are opening in Maryland and Massachusetts.
CINCINNATI— The Ohio Army National Guard is postponing most of its planned training in early September because of federal budget issues. The Army National Guards of Hawaii and Guam also said Friday they are postponing upcoming drills. There was no immediate response Saturday to messages left seeking comment from the Ohio National Guard and the Pentagon.
The repeal movement drew support from tea party groups, but Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh, a Republican, blocked the bills with the support of one of the state's most powerful business groups, the Business Council of Alabama.
The fight to repeal the standards has heated up in Ohio, with state Rep. Andy Thompson, a Republican, saying it's kind of "creepy the way this whole thing landed in Ohio with all the things prepackaged."
Of the major oil- and gas-producing states, Texas gained 12 rigs, Pennsylvania gained five, Oklahoma gained four and Colorado and Alaska each gained one. Kansas lost three rigs and Arkansas, Ohio and West Virginia each lost one. California, Louisiana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Utah and Wyoming were unchanged.
NEW BEDFORD, Pa.— Hilcorp has dropped its bid to force holdout property owners in Pennsylania to accept drilling under their land, saying Friday the energy company wants to move beyond a protracted fight and begin producing oil and gas.
NEW YORK, Aug 29- U.S. stocks edged higher in a quiet session on Friday as the latest in a string of positive data pushed investors to extend a rally that had been briefly threatened by overseas concerns, although gains were capped ahead of an extended holiday weekend.
NEW RICHMOND, Ohio— A utility says it will stop burning coal at a southwest Ohio power plant that was the site of a recent oil spill into the Ohio River. Charlotte, North Carolina- based Duke Energy says it will retire the last two coal-fired units Sept. 1 at the New Richmond, Ohio, plant.
CINCINNATI— A southwest Ohio money manager accused of bilking 141 investors in a Ponzi scheme has been sentenced to 15 years in prison and ordered to pay $34.5 million in restitution. District Judge Herman Weber said he wanted to send a "loud, emphatic message" to fraudsters with the sentence of Glen Galemmo on Thursday.
MILWAUKEE— Oversized mugs of beer clink together as drinkers sitting under a canopy of trees in a Milwaukee public park listen to live accordion music and proclaim "Prost!"
Transtar's owner, private equity firm Friedman Fleischer& Lowe LLC, has hired investment banks Bank of America Corp and Harris Williams& Co to run an auction for the company, the people said this week. Friedman Fleischer& Lowe, Transtar and Bank of America declined to comment.
NEW YORK— The Abercrombie& Fitch logo has lost the power it once wielded. Shares of Abercrombie& Fitch Co. tumbled Thursday after reporting weak sales as more teens shop elsewhere.
CINCINNATI— Low-fare carrier Frontier Airlines announced Thursday it is doubling its service from the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. Frontier will begin daily flights to Dallas-Fort Worth on Oct. 26, with multiday service also coming to Las Vegas; Phoenix; and Orlando and Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
NEW ALBANY, Ohio— Abercrombie& Fitch Co. on Thursday reported earnings of $12.9 million in its fiscal second quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 10 cents per share. Analysts expected $917 million, according to Zacks.
THANON NANG KLARN, Thailand— In a story Aug. 25 about insects being raised for food around the world, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the first cricket farm in the United States will open this year in Youngstown, Pennsylvania.
The argument goes something like this: Beyond failing to fix broken immigration laws, Congress hasn't even provided the government with enough resources to fully enforce the laws already on the books.
WASHINGTON— The White House is crafting a blame-it-on- Congress legal justification to back up President Barack Obama's impending executive actions on immigration.