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Columbus selected by Chipotle as a test city for new loyalty program

Central Ohio's relationship with popular fast casual restaurant Chipotle Mexican Grill has more become tangible for the region since the company announced plans earlier this year to consolidate and relocate some of its operations to the region.
Last Monday, the company announced Columbus is one of four cities to test pilot a poin ... (full story)


Cincinnati Zoo hosts world's oldest white lions

CINCINNATI (AP) — The gray squirrel's tail darts between the tree's roots. The movements are small, slight.
Just a flick of fur.
But even this subtle movement does not go unnoticed by a top predator. Not by the King of the Jungle.
Not, especially, by this rare, remarkable white lioness who stalks in the green grass, n ... (full story)


Movers of Earth

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Local


9th District reverses Medina County rape convictions

A defendant’s convictions in a Medina County child rape case must be vacated because there is no written record of a voluntary waiver of counsel, according to the 9th District Court of Appeals.
The court recently reversed the case of Thomas B. Clark, who was originally charged in a 30-count indictment, including a sexually ... (full story)


State


China says accusations against alleged spy 'out of thin air'

China says accusations against alleged spy 'out of thin air'

BEIJING (AP) — China said Thursday that accusations against an alleged Chinese spy accused of attempting to steal trade secrets from American aviation and aerospace companies were "made out of thin air."
Yanjun Xu, an operative of China's Ministry of State Security, was charged Wednesday in Cincinnati, Ohio, after ... (full story)


'I've got faith': Potential aluminum workers wait on jobs

'I've got faith': Potential aluminum workers wait on jobs

ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — Things fall through for Chris Jackson.
A construction job, promised if he completed a carpentry program, vanished two weeks before his exit exam. A coveted, $100,000-a-year union job at a steel mill disappeared when the plant closed.
Now a businessman is promising him — and more than 130 others ... (full story)


Push to toughen foreign lobbying law stalls amid opposition

WASHINGTON — A push to give the Justice Department more enforcement authority over the lucrative and at times shadowy world of foreign lobbying is stalled amid opposition from pro-business groups, nonprofits and privacy advocates.
Organizations that range from the influential U.S. Chamber of Commerce to the National Associa ... (full story)


State lawmakers to consider air conditioning for all schools

Recently a southwest Ohio lawmaker sought from the state superintendent of schools a cost estimate to provide air conditioning to all Ohio school buildings not equipped with it.
Republican Rep. Niraj Antani of Miamisburg made the request in light of consecutive days with high temperatures in excess of 90 degrees, prompting school ... (full story)