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Ohio-based electronics recycler opens in West Virginia

Jun. 03, 2021 06:54 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — An electronics recycler has opened in West Virginia and plans to hire up to 20 employees, the Charleston Area Alliance said. Infinite Electronics Recycling is based in Wintersville, Ohio. The company opened its facility in downtown Charleston...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

May. 24, 2021 09:04 AM EDT

Cleveland Plain Dealer. May 23, 2021. Editorial: Widespread 2020 fraud in Ohio jobless claims highlights need for accountability, reforms The acting head of Ohio’s unemployment compensation program said Monday that the state had paid out more than...

Council approves Omaha mayor's nondiscrimination resolution

May. 19, 2021 14:04 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Omaha City Council has passed a resolution brought by newly-reelected Mayor Jean Stothert that condemns discrimination and hate and calls for Omaha leaders to be committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. The resolution is largely symbolic, as...

Fire causes millions in damage to BNSF Nebraska terminal

Apr. 13, 2021 13:12 PM EDT

ALLIANCE, Neb. (AP) — A fire over the weekend at a BNSF Railway terminal in western Nebraska is estimated to have caused $3 million in damage to the facility. The fire broke out early Sunday afternoon at the BNSF terminal building in Alliance, and the Alliance...

Inside a group’s push to remove a statue to an enslaver

Apr. 11, 2021 09:22 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The closure of O’Donnell Square Park in Canton without warning Monday evening set off an immediate flurry of emails, texts and phone calls among one group of neighbors in particular. The 50 members of the Canton Anti-Racism Alliance dared to wonder:...

Alliance officer involved in shooting after carjacking

Apr. 10, 2021 14:58 PM EDT

ALLIANCE, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Highway Patrol is investigating after an Alliance officer fired shots during an altercation with a suspect who allegedly rammed into another car in the police department's parking lot. Alliance Police Chief Philip Lukens said in a...

2 W. Nebraska college students die at aviation facility

Apr. 01, 2021 20:14 PM EDT

SIDNEY, Neb. (AP) — Two Western Nebraska Community College students died Thursday in an accident at the schools aviation maintenance facility at the Sidney airport, college officials said. In a news release the college said the students died “as a result of a tragic...

Former governor, 2 ex-mayors to lead new policy foundation

Mar. 29, 2021 17:11 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former Republican governor of Ohio and two former big-city mayors who are Democrats have come together to lead a new foundation that will provide policy and research help to a group of Ohio's largest cities and suburbs. Republican Gov. Bob Taft,...

Plans unveiled for nearly $300 million beef processing plant

Mar. 19, 2021 19:16 PM EDT

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (AP) — Plans have been unveiled for a nearly $300 million beef packing plant that would employ 875 people in western Nebraska. David Briggs, CEO of both Alliance-based cooperative WESTCO and the packing company, Sustainable Beef LLC, said Thursday...