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  • CHICAGO, June 18- President Donald Trump's tariff battle with key buyers of U.S. apples, soybeans and corn threatens the support of some of his biggest backers- U.S. farmers now seeing their livelihoods in jeopardy. "A lot of people in the ag community were willing to give President Trump the benefit of the doubt," said Brian Kuehl, executive director of Farmers for...

  • WASHINGTON— The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday approved the first state permit program for disposal of toxic ash from coal plants, a switch from federal oversight that the coal industry had sought. This spring, groundwater testing ordered by the EPA had found heightened levels of pollutants at plants in numerous states, from Virginia to Alaska,...

  • LOS ANGELES— Former Mexico President Vicente Fox, who calls himself a soldier in the global campaign to legalize marijuana, is joining the board of directors of venerable cannabis publication High Times to advance his agenda. He also sees pot being part of the North American Free Trade Agreement among Mexico, Canada and the U.S., where some 30 states are embracing...

  • DETROIT— Every workday, about 7,400 trucks mostly loaded with automotive parts rumble across the Ambassador Bridge connecting Detroit and Canada, at times snarling traffic along the busy corridor. Tariffs against China include some autos and parts but if those spread to Canada and Mexico, the impact will be far larger because auto manufacturing has been...

  • CLEVELAND— Thousands of hours of overtime worked by Ohio prison nurses in recent years have cost taxpayers millions of dollars. Ohio has relied on volunteer overtime to fill the staffing gaps. Stuart Hudson, the managing director of health care and fiscal operations for the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, says hiring more nurses would...

  • ATLANTA— Two years ago, longtime radio reporter Jamie Dupree encountered what others in his profession might see as an insurmountable challenge: He lost his voice. Thanks to the tool, Dupree's voice will be back on the air next week on radio stations in Atlanta; Orlando and Jacksonville, Florida; Dayton, Ohio; and Tulsa, Oklahoma. The journalist's ordeal began in...

  • CHICAGO, June 15- U.S. soybean futures outpaced falls across most other markets on Friday as the trade war with China escalated and Beijing said it would impose tariffs on U.S. soybean imports, the single most valuable U.S. agricultural export product to its Asian rival. China also said it would tax oil and gas imports from the United States. Soybean futures dropped...

  • ATLANTA— Two years ago, longtime radio reporter Jamie Dupree encountered what others in his profession might see as an insurmountable challenge: He lost his voice. Thanks to the tool, Dupree's voice will be back on the air next week on radio stations in Atlanta; Orlando and Jacksonville, Florida; Dayton, Ohio; and Tulsa, Oklahoma. The journalist's ordeal began in...

  • CLEVELAND— American Greetings has apologized for a Father's Day card that drew criticism on social media for depicting a black couple over the words "Baby Daddy." "Communications director Patrice Molnar says the company is adding steps to its product review process" to ensure cards like this are not created. Spokesman Joshua Thomas says it was never the...

  • That work enabled the Stagecoach-Leach Xpress meter in southeast Ohio to return to service late Thursday, according to a notice to customers. The Stagecoach meter in Monroe County on the Ohio- West Virginia border connects to EQT Midstream Partners LP's Strike Force South gathering fields in Monroe and Belmont counties in Ohio. The shutdown of Leach Xpress...

  • CLEVELAND— A federal judge in Ohio will consider whether to allow public access to government data detailing years of prescription opioid painkiller shipments. The federal government agreed earlier this year to share the data with the governments in cases overseen by Judge Dan Polster in U.S. District Court in Cleveland. But journalists for The Washington...

  • The PUC stopped flows on Mariner East 1 through West Whiteland Township after sinkholes were discovered near the pipeline, prompting State Senator Andrew Dinniman to ask for an emergency order to suspend service. Three of the five commissioners, however, also voted to prevent ETP from working on the Mariner East 2 and 2 X pipelines in West Whiteland Township.

  • The PUC stopped flows on Mariner East 1 through West Whiteland Township after sinkholes were discovered near the pipeline, prompting State Senator Andrew Dinniman to ask for an emergency order to suspend service. Three of the five commissioners, however, also voted to prevent ETP from working on the Mariner East 2 and 2 X pipelines in West Whiteland Township.

  • That work will enable the Stagecoach-Leach Xpress meter in southeast Ohio to return to service, according to a notice to customers late Tuesday. The Stagecoach meter in Monroe County on the Ohio- West Virginia border connects to EQT Midstream Partners LP's Strike Force South gathering fields in Monroe and Belmont counties in Ohio. The shutdown of Leach Xpress...

  • TAMPA, Fla./ NEW YORK, June 13- Democrats are making an all-out push to retake control of state legislatures across the United States this fall. When a single party has control of the process, the maps are less fair, "said Michael Li, senior counsel at the non-partisan Brennan Center for Justice and author of a report examining how the party in power draws electoral maps...

  • WASHINGTON— The Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday approved President Donald Trump's nomination of Columbia University professor Richard Clarida to be the vice chairman of the Federal Reserve. The panel also approved the nomination of Kansas bank commissioner Michelle Bowman to fill another vacancy on the Fed's seven-member board.

  • The policy's opponents said Ohio's policy disproportionately impacted racial minorities and poor people who tend to back Democratic candidates.

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio— The Ohio Chamber of Commerce is promoting the efforts of businesses around the state to improve their communities in a new media campaign. President and CEO Andrew Doehrel says the "Ohio Business... Good for Life "campaign is intended to draw attention to many of the unrecognized acts that businesses are taking to benefit people.

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says Caito Foods LLC on Friday recalled pre-cut watermelon, honeydew melon, cantaloupe and fruit medleys containing at least one of those melons that were produced at its facility in Indianapolis. It says the five states where people were sickened are Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri and Ohio.

  • SANDUSKY, Ohio— An Ohio gardening company where immigration agents arrested 114 workers this week in one of the largest workplace raids in the U.S. in recent years says it doesn't know if workers used fake documents to get jobs. The arrests had occurred Tuesday at the company's northern Ohio locations in Sandusky and nearby Castalia. U.S. Immigration and Customs...