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  • HARRISBURG, Pa.— Environmental advocacy groups are trying to halt construction of a $2.5 billion natural gas liquids pipeline across southern Pennsylvania while they appeal newly issued permits that they say would unleash massive and irreparable damage to the state's environment and residents. In filings Monday night, three groups said the state...

  • CLEVELAND _ Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $53.4 million. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 81 cents per share. Lincoln Electric shares have climbed 9 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • NORTH CANTON, Ohio _ Diebold Inc. on Tuesday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $77.8 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 33 cents per share. Diebold expects full-year earnings in the range of $1.40 to $1.70 per share, with revenue in...

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio _ State Auto Financial Corp. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $32.5 million. On a per-share basis, the Columbus, Ohio- based company said it had profit of 77 cents. State Auto Financial shares have declined 5.5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • CARSON CITY, Nev.— Computer chips that store personal information and could be used to pinpoint someone's location could not be implanted in humans without consent under a bill Nevada state lawmakers weighed on Monday. Lawmakers on a judicial panel considered whether Nevada should join at least four other states in banning mandatory identification markers...

  • BEACHWOOD, Ohio _ DDR Corp. on Monday reported a key measure of profitability in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of 12 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 31 cents per share. Seven analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $240.1 million.

  • Feb 13- DuPont and Chemours Co have agreed to pay $671 million in cash to settle thousands of lawsuits involving a leak of a toxic chemical used to make Teflon, the companies said on Monday. In addition, Jefferies analyst Alexander Laurence said the liability was $300 million below Wall Street estimates, and DuPont shares rose 1 percent. The companies settled...

  • WASHINGTON— Republicans love cutting taxes, especially if they were authored by a president named Barack Obama. Still, annulling its taxes would be a partial victory and is irresistible for many GOP lawmakers and the conservative voters at the core of their support. Jim Jordan, R- Ohio, a leading House conservative.

  • CAMARILLO, Calif.— The average price of a gallon of regular-grade gasoline dropped a nickel nationally during the past three weeks, to $2.31. Gas in Los Angeles was the highest in the continental United States at an average of $2.87 a gallon Friday. The lowest average was in Cleveland, Ohio, at $1.97 a gallon.

  • CLEVELAND— Opponents of a high-pressure natural gas pipeline expected to be built across the northern half of Ohio are clinging to the wings of a furry flier, the northern long-eared bat, in their efforts to at least delay the $2 billion project. The existence of the threatened species remains one of the impediments the partnership between Houston- based...

  • READING, Pa.— Albert Boscov, chairman of a century-old department store chain, has died. Albert Boscov was credited with driving the growth of the business established by his father in 1914 to sales in excess of $1 billion and employing more than 7,500 people. The Reading- based chain's website lists 45 stores in Pennsylvania and six other states: Connecticut,...

  • But we also want to change the image of Ohio into something from the Rust Belt to the Knowledge Belt, "Kasich said during an Associated Press forum this month. Because it's been repeated and entrenched over more than 30 years, including by President Donald Trump during last year's election, when he called Ohio and Pennsylvania places where "everything is rusting...

  • WASHINGTON— Republicans love cutting taxes, especially if they were authored by a president named Barack Obama. Still, annulling its taxes would be a partial victory and is irresistible for many GOP lawmakers and the conservative voters at the core of their support. Jim Jordan, R- Ohio, a leading House conservative.

  • By comparison, Japan and Germany get off easy. The U.S. trade gap with Mexico, though, is smaller than the ones with Japan and Germany. Why does Mexico bear the brunt of Trump's wrath, while Germany and Japan usually get a pass?

  • Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 591 rigs sought oil and 149 explored for natural gas this week. Texas increased by seven rigs, New Mexico was up by four rigs, Louisiana and West Virginia each gained two and Pennsylvania was up one. Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Kansas, North Dakota, Oklahoma and Utah were all unchanged.

  • RICHMOND, Va.— Goodyear will pay $1.75 million to settle workplace health and safety violations at its Danville, Virginia, tire plant where four workers died on the job over the course of a year, officials announced Friday. Goodyear, the United Steelworkers and the state Department of Labor and Industry reached a settlement agreement calling for the penalty and...

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio— The Latest on the death penalty in Ohio:. The Ohio parole board has recommended against mercy for a condemned Ohio killer who shot two people to death in back-to-back robberies over two days. Gary Otte was sentenced to die for the Feb. 12, 1992, killing of Robert Wasikowski and the Feb. 13, 1992, killing of Sharon Kostura.

  • Kasich said he's confident Ohio will win the appeal but that the court calendar didn't provide enough time to prepare for executions scheduled this month, next month and April. The delay was another setback for death penalty supporters who hoped that new supplies of drugs obtained by Ohio last year would allow executions to move forward after a...

  • CINCINNATI _ Agilysys Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $1.7 million in its fiscal third quarter. Agilysys expects full-year revenue in the range of $128 million to $131 million. Agilysys shares have declined 14 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Feb 9- Wall Street's three main indexes surged to fresh record highs on Thursday after President Donald Trump said he would make a major tax announcement in a few weeks. "Lowering the overall tax burden on American business is big league," Trump said during a White House meeting with airline industry executives. The benchmark S&P 500 has rallied 7.9 percent since...