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FILE - In this March 16, 2011, file photo, exhaust rises from smokestacks in front of piles of coal in Thompsons, Texas. A federal appeals court on Tuesday ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to relax some limits it set on smokestack emissions that cross state lines and taint downwind areas with air pollution from power plants they can't control.  (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

New rules re-energize energy debate in Ohio

New federal rules limiting carbon emissions from power plants are re-energizing debate between those who provide and pay for electricity and those who say carbon emissions are changing the climate. Chief among the federal requirements is a mandated 32 percent cut in power-plant carbon dioxide emissions by the year 2030 ...

The sale of Standard Register Co.’s assets to Taylor Corp. is expected to close on or before Friday, according to documents filed Tuesday in federal bankruptcy court.

Standard Register sale complete; future uncertain

The future of Standard Register Co. remains unclear after the Monday announcement that Minnesota-based Taylor Corp. has completed its acquisition of the assets of the century-old Dayton printing and marketing company. The sale to Taylor Corp. closed Friday, according to documents filed Monday in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the ...

Auto sales strong in July on SUV, luxury demand

By Dee-Ann DurbinAssociated PressDETROIT — American drivers want to get noticed again.SUVs and luxury vehicles are selling fast, defying recession-era predictions that Americans would downsize and stop flaunting their wealth. Luxury sales were up 10 percent in the first six months of this year; in the same time period, mass-market ...

Oil prices down amid rising rig count, soft economy

Associated PressThe price of oil slid Monday as traders braced for softer demand amid an increase in the number of active rigs and weak U.S. economic reports on construction spending and manufacturing.U.S. crude was down $1.80, or 3.8 percent, to $45.32 a barrel in afternoon trading in New York, the ...

Local wine-maker wins international awards

The winemaker and co-founder of Olde Schoolhouse Vineyard & Winery — which is scheduled to open next spring in Preble County — captured the “Amateur Wine of the Year” trophy at the 2015 Indy International Wine Competition.Mark Zdobinski’s 2014 Valvin Muscat was selected as the top wine out of 383 ...

International trade ruling benefits AK Steel

The United States has prevailed in a World Trade Organization challenge against China’s compliance with a trade ruling, the office of U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman announced Friday.This compliance challenge was the first time any WTO Member had initiated a proceeding to challenge a claim by China that it had ...

Marion’s rolls back prices to celebrate 50 years

A long line formed outside at least one local Marion’s Piazza location this morning as prices were rolled back for a day to 1965 prices. Pizza lovers were lined up around the building an hour before the restaurant opened at 711 Shroyer Road. Today only, a small cheese pizza can ...

The “Wine of the Year” trophy for amateur wine entries, and the bottle of 2014 Valvin Muscat entered by Mark Zdobinski of Preble County that captured the award. Staff photo by Mark Fisher

Local winemaker scores another big award

The winemaker and co-founder of Olde Schoolhouse Vineyard & Winery, which is scheduled to open next spring north of Eaton in Preble County, captured the “Amateur Wine of the Year” trophy at the 2015 Indy International Wine Competition.Mark Zdobinski’s 2014 Valvin Muscat was selected as the top wine out of ...

Taylor Corp. completes Standard Register acquisition

Taylor Corp. on Monday announced today it has completed its acquisition of the assets of Dayton-based Standard Register Co.The combined company has more than 12,000 employees working in more than 80 companies with operations in 32 states and nine countries, according to a media release.“The successful close officially turns the ...

0 percent financing for 72 months is advertised on a GMC Sierra pickup truck at a dealership in Center Line, Mich. When a car dealer offers to loan you the money to buy a car at zero interest, it gets your attention. Yet that cheap money might not be the best deal you can get.

Zero-percent financing turns heads, but may not be best deal

By DEE-ANN DURBINAP Auto WriterWhen a car dealer offers to loan you the money to buy a car at zero interest, it gets your attention. Yet that cheap money might not be the best deal you can get.Dealers can offer zero-percent financing through automakers’ finance companies because, unlike banks, they ...

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