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Hundreds of Ohio drivers have been cited since the state instituted a ban on texting while driving two years ago. 

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This hour: a company called Nicola Energy has unveiled a phone case it says can extend battery life by using radio frequencies; an app called Even tries to help those with unsteady incomes gain a sense of financial security; and, near the end of the hour, we will be looking at new devices and software releases.

Tech Tuesday: Apple Watch, Kids Tech, Gadgets

Apr 14, 2015
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The Apple watch is set to release later this month and with about one million pre-orders made it's anticipated to be successful. Coming up, an overall review on the watch and a look at Apple's newest laptop design.  

Trans-Pacific Trade Partnership

Apr 1, 2015
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The secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership has some Democrats and labor leaders questioning the benefits of a massive trade agreement. This hour, we look at President Obama’s demand for a “fast track” deal, and what a finalized deal will mean for the US, the global economy and international arbitration.

Honda VP
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Some manufacturers in Central Ohio see workforce trouble ahead. It has nothing to do with labor strife. Rather, the trouble has more to do with demographics and perceptions of factory work.

Ford Begins Production Of New Engines In Cleveland

Mar 6, 2015
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Ford says it is starting production of two new engines at its plant in Cleveland.

The company said Friday that production is beginning at the plant on the 2.0-liter and 2.3-liter EcoBoost engines for vehicles built in North America. It will mark the first time those engines have been built in the U.S. They previously were built in Valencia, Spain.

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A combination of stagnant funding and changing technology is putting pressure on a decades old service for Central Ohio’s blind community. VOICEcorps is searching for ways to maintain services for the visually impaired.

At Mike and Julie Russell’s Clintonville home, the sound of VOICEcorps is nearly constant.

The Russell’s have been married 17 years. Both are blind. They depend on the radio reading service for entertainment, community and consumer news and emergency information.

Central Ohio To Get New 380 Area Code In Existing 614 Region

Mar 4, 2015
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Central Ohioans will see a new 380 area code introduced because the available phone numbers for the existing 614 code are expected to run out next year.

Regulators plan to use both codes for the same geographic area, meaning even local phone calls eventually will require dialing the full 10-digit number. The so-called “overlay” plan was approved by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio years ago, in 2001.

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The discovery of a rare Native American artifact near Cincinnati is exciting for archeologists, but it’s also raising more questions.

Contractors digging a trench for a fiber optic box north of Newtown’s administrative hall earlier this month found human remains. They called police who quickly realized it was a burial site and not a crime scene. They, in turn, called the Cincinnati Museum Center.