Macy's says it's starting a series of cost reductions and organizational changes that will include laying off about 2,500 employees. In a statement, the Cincinnati-based retailer says they'll be eligible for severance. Other associates are being reassigned or transferred and the company says some open positions will not be filled.
Macy's expects all the changes it's implementing to save about $100 million per year.
Ohio Governor John Kasich came to Finneytown Secondary School Wednesday to launch "Start Talking,'' a statewide effort to cut down the use of heroin and prescription drugs among young people.
Kasich, with Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and members of his cabinet at his side, said Start Talking will involve parents, teachers coaches and the students themselves in helping end the drug abuse he said is in every town, in every corner of the state.
It is a problem, Kasich said, which won't go away on its own and has to be met head-on by every family in Ohio.
Hamilton County is dedicating a full-time Sheriff's deputy to catching semis and others breaking commercial vehicle laws.
The Sheriff and county engineer have been working together on this issue but now Engineer Ted Hubbard says the departments are formalizing the arrangement.
"We have to be able to make sure that the vehicles that travel over the roadway system are the proper weight and the proper size," says Hubbard. "If they're not it can cause undue damage to the infrastructure system."
State officials are expected to award a contract to build the new interchange on I-71 at Martin Luther King Drive in April, and construction could begin in July.
Ohio Department of Transportation officials updated a city council committee Tuesday on the $118 million project. Assistant Project Manager John Otis said when the work begins contractors will not have a complete set of plans.