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Zwanenberg Food Group USA Fined $1.7 Million and Commits to Safety Overhaul at Green Township Plant

Zwanenberg Food Group USA, based in Cincinnati, has agreed to pay a $1.7 million fine and implement significant safety improvements at its local plant following multiple investigations by the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The processed food supplier, which employs approximately 175 local workers, has committed to investing $1.9 million...

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UPDATE: Philips Agrees to $1.1B Settlement in CPAP Foam Legal Battle

UPDATE 4/29/2024: Philips has reached a $1.1 billion deal to settle lawsuits over the CPAP devices. We are no longer taking in new cases. Read more about the settlement. Despite the settlement, Philips maintains that it does not admit fault or liability for the injuries caused by the devices. However, the company acknowledges the...

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Deadline Approaching for Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Claims

DEADLINE TO FILE: You have until August 10, 2024, to file a claim. However, to give our office adequate time to review and file your claim before the deadline, please call 1-800-ELK-OHIO before June 30, 2024. The review is free. Q: What is the Camp Lejeune water contamination incident, and why is it significant?...

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Ohio Legislature Proposes Stricter Penalties to Ensure Safety in Construction Zones

As Ohio gears up for another season of road construction, lawmakers are taking steps to enhance safety in work zones across the state. House Bill 429, a bipartisan initiative, addresses the alarming risks the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) workers face by imposing stricter penalties for reckless driving in construction zones. What You Need...

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Navigating Cleveland’s Busy Weekend: Road Closures, Parking Plans, and Scam Prevention

Anticipation is building this weekend in Cleveland as visitors arrive to witness a rare celestial event, attend the Guardians' home opener, and enjoy the NCAA Final Four. Due to the expected increase in crowds, some road closures and parking bans have been put in place. Road Closures and Parking Bans for April 8 Downtown...

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Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Targeting Distracted Driving Violations Through April 8

As we begin National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, it is essential to remember the hazards of distracted driving. The Ohio State Highway Patrol is taking action to tackle this issue by enforcing laws against texting while driving and other distractions from April 1st to April 8th. During this period, there will be an increased focus...

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Essential Tips for Viewing the Solar Eclipse on April 8 in Ohio

As the anticipation builds for the upcoming total solar eclipse on April 8th, millions of us are gearing up to witness this rare celestial event. Whether you're planning a road trip or preparing to view the eclipse from your own backyard, safety should be your top priority. Here are some essential tips to ensure...

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Say Goodbye to Fake Voice Robocalls! FCC Bans Deceptive Tactics

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has made a big move to stop those annoying robocalls with fake voices made by computers. Under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, a law established in 1991 to curb unwanted calls, the FCC has outlawed the use of AI voice-cloning tools in robocalls. This decision means that using fake...

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ODOT Asks Drivers to Be Cautious as 16th Snowplow Hit in 2024

As the winter season continues, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) faces an alarming trend – 16 snowplows have already been struck in the early weeks of 2024. ODOT Northeast Ohio Public Information Officer expressed deep concern over the frequency of these accidents, emphasizing the need for motorists to stay attentive, allow extra travel...

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Ohio’s Alarming Trend in Fatal Crashes on Entrance and Exit Ramps

In a recent study conducted by a legal funding company, which analyzed crash data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Ohio emerges as one of the most dangerous states for fatal crashes on entrance and exit ramps. Over the five-year study period, Ohio witnessed a staggering 158 deadly crashes associated with on and...

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