• Ga. plant manager 'scared' by salmonella test Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 12:04 PM ET

    Samuel Lightsey continued testifying as a prosecution witness against his former boss at Peanut Corp. of America, Stewart Parnell, and two others. The first time he ever saw a positive test for salmonella was in August 2008, not long after he joined Peanut Corporation, he said.

  • New natural gas pipeline planned for W.Va., Ohio Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 11:07 AM ET

    CHARLESTON, W.Va.— A company is planning a $1.75 billion project that includes laying 160 miles of natural gas pipeline in West Virginia and Ohio. Columbia Pipeline Group announced the investment in a news release Tuesday.

  • Marvel heroes and villains fight it out _ live Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 10:01 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Marvel Entertainment, which muscled into pop culture with comic books, TV cartoons and movies, is gambling on attracting new fans as it tackles 3- D— but forget the silly glasses. "We pushed ourselves so much on this project to do things that have never been done before," said producer Juliette Feld, who is a Feld Entertainment executive vice president. "

  • Airport tests new way to avoid deadly bird strikes Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 3:01 AM ET

    NEW YORK— When birds and planes collide, the results can be deadly. One Ohio airport is now experimenting with a new, gentler way to avoid bird strikes: planting tall prairie grass. The FAA estimates that such damage costs the industry $950 million a year.

  • Ohioan charged with embezzling $2.9M from insurer Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 12:02 PM ET

    CLEVELAND— A former longtime employee of Ohio's biggest health insurance company has been charged in federal court in Cleveland with embezzlement for diverting nearly $3 million in phony payments that he deposited into his own bank account. Joseph Satava, 69, of the Cleveland suburb of Sheffield Lake, was charged Monday.

  • Ga. plant manager says mold, mildew at processor Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 10:19 AM ET

    Samuel Lightsey is a key government witness against his former boss, Peanut Corporation of America owner Stewart Parnell, and two others.

  • Dayton business banking on Wright Bros. name Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 7:57 AM ET

    Last year, Wright Brothers USA of Dayton became the first business to license retail goods in the name of the Wright Brothers. The company is now using an international website to sell American-made bicycles, aviation jackets, sunglasses and more, according to the Dayton Daily News.

  • Ohio gas prices up a few cents to start work week Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 5:27 AM ET

    COLUMBUS, Ohio— Ohio gas prices are a few cents higher to start the work week. The average price for a gallon of regular gas was $3.50 in Monday's survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and WEX Inc. That's 3 cents higher than a week ago, but a penny less than this time last month.

  • Family of man fatally shot at Wal-Mart seeks video Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 3:31 AM ET

    CINCINNATI— Family members of a man fatally shot by police at a Wal-Mart say they believe store video will provide answers about what happened that day and vindicate him. Family attorney Michael Wright said that they haven't heard back from authorities or Wal-Mart about their requests for the video and other material.

  • Philly history may hold Democratic convention edge Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 1:59 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— One of five cities bidding for the Democratic National Convention, Philadelphia appears to hold an early edge with a track record of hosting the major gathering— not to mention that Hillary Rodham Clinton and Vice President Joe Biden have family ties to the state.

  • Farms are focus of studies on drinking water toxin Sunday, 10 Aug 2014 | 11:09 AM ET

    TOLEDO, Ohio— Scientists and farmers agree that phosphorus from agriculture runoff is feeding the blue-green algae blooms on Lake Erie linked to a toxin found in the drinking water of 400,000 people in Ohio and southeastern Michigan last week. The debate over the algae blooms that produce the toxins found in Toledo's water starts with what is causing them.

  • Ohio prisons may invite food service inspections Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 6:03 PM ET

    Aramark and the prisons department have said cleanliness in the food service operations is a shared responsibility. The DRC notified Aramark that it is looking at all areas, including facilities and infrastructure issues, that are not under Aramark's responsibility, " Aramark spokeswoman Karen Cutler said in a statement Friday.

  • Judge to review Facebook posts of rape accuser Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 2:03 PM ET

    TRENTON, N.J.— A New Jersey judge has ordered a teen who accused a man of rape to turn over access to her Facebook account, providing another example of social media's growing use in courtrooms and the resulting privacy concerns.

  • Republicans select Cleveland for 2016 convention Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 1:28 PM ET

    CHICAGO— The Republican National Committee is voting to formalize its selection of Cleveland, Ohio, as the site of the party's 2016 national convention, as the GOP's governing body winds up its summer meeting this week. Also under consideration were Dallas; Denver; Kansas City, Missouri; Las Vegas and Phoenix.

  • Report: Illinois consumer spending rebounded fast Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 9:20 AM ET

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill.— Illinois consumers spent more in 2010, just a year after the worst of the Great Recession, than they had in the years before the economic downturn, according to new data released Thursday by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 7- Fifth Third Bancorp Inc's mortgage unit will pay $1.52 million to settle U.S. government charges that it discriminated against some loan applicants by demanding letters from doctors to document income from Social Security disability insurance. Attorney Michael Moore in Macon, Georgia, said in a statement.

  • Wendy's profit rises as renovation drives sales Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 12:42 PM ET

    The company famous for its square hamburger patties has been pushing to give its restaurants a more contemporary, inviting look in line with newer places such as Panera Bread. In the latest quarter, McDonald's reported a 1.5 percent decline in the U.S. while Burger King reported a 0.4 percent increase in U.S. and Canada.

  • Report: State's consumer spending rebounded fast Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 12:24 PM ET

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill.— Illinois consumers spent more in 2010, just a year after the worst of the Great Recession, than they had in the years before the economic downturn, according to new data released Thursday by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.

  • Teradata 2Q profit falls 11 percent Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 11:56 AM ET

    DAYTON, Ohio— Teradata Corp. on Thursday reported earnings that decreased by 11 percent in its second quarter, and beat analysts' expectations. The Dayton, Ohio- based company said profit dropped to $96 million, or 60 cents per share, from $108 million, or 65 cents per share, in the same quarter a year earlier.

  • Ohio official: Man shot at Wal-Mart had air rifle Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 11:49 AM ET

    CINCINNATI— A man who was fatally shot by police in a Wal-Mart store in a Dayton suburb after officers say he waved a weapon at customers was carrying an air rifle, Ohio's attorney general said Thursday.