Manufacturing in U.S. Expands at Fastest Pace Since May 2004

Bloomberg By Katia Dmitrieva, March 1, 2018   U.S. factories expanded in February at the fastest rate since May 2004, indicating sustained strength in manufacturing as demand remains solid, figures from the Institute for Supply Management showed Thursday. Read More

DeWine hails Sessions’ targeting of opioid makers, distributors

Columbus Dispatch Jack Torry, Feb 27, 2018  WASHINGTON — The federal government’s decision Tuesday to join lawsuits against opioid manufacturers and distributors is a “game changer,” said Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine. Read More

Ohio Craft Brewers putting tax savings toward expansions and new jobs

By Dan Eaton  – Staff reporter, Columbus Business First Feb 27, 2018 While craft brewers will have lighter tax bills this year, that savings won’t be hoarded away – it’s being put to work. Read More

US Consumer Confidence Rises to Highest Level Since November 2000

The Associated Press Paul Wiseman, February 27, 2018 American consumers are the most confident they've been since 2000. Read More

DeWine on CBS - The war on opioids moves to the courtroom

WHO'S TO BLAME for this nation's opioid crisis? If anyone is qualified to point an accusing finger, it may be the man who led the fight against another scourge years ago. Our Cover Story is reported by Lee Cowan:  Read More

Ohio Republican Party Chair Campaigns for Trumbull County Candidates

Tax Reform Gains Popularity, Ohioans Get more Bonuses

A new poll conducted by the New York Times and SurveyMonkey shows that tax reform now has more supporters than opponents, buoying Republican hopes for this year’s congressional elections. We also learned today that small-business confidence has hit a record high in 2018 after the tax-reform win. In Ohio, workers are seeing more money in their paychecks and just last week, four more Ohio companies announced tax reform wins: Read More

Ohio's Huntington Bank cites tax reform for spike in small business loans

By Tristan Navera  – Staff reporter, Columbus Business First Feb 13, 2018, 11:41am Huntington Bank, already the second largest originator of small business loans, said it has seen a substantial spike in those loans this year. Read More

Republicans Leading Generic Ballot for First Time in 2018

Poll: GOP gains on generic ballot, Trump approval ticks upward By STEVEN SHEPARD, Politico Playbook Republicans have erased the Democratic advantage on the generic congressional ballot in a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll that, for the first time since April, also shows President Donald Trump’s approval rating equaling the percentage of voters who disapprove of his job performance. Read More

Ohio Right to Life PAC Endorses DeWine for Governor

Leading Pro-life Advocacy Group Announces Endorsement for Governor’s Race COLUMBUS, Ohio–Today, the Ohio Right to Life PAC announced its endorsement of Mike DeWine for governor of the state of Ohio. Read More