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New Wind Farm in Illinois to Help Power GM Plants in Ohio and Indiana

New Wind Farm in Illinois to Help Power GM Plants in Ohio and Indiana

One of the many ways that General Motors is working toward the fossil-free future it hopes to achieve by 2050 is the use of wind energy. Several GM facilities are already powered by local wind farms. The latest wind farm to power GM’s operations is the 185-megawatt HillTopper wind farm in Illinois. Set Your Own […]

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Baby Born on I-75 in Ohio

Baby Born on I-75 in Ohio

Giving birth in a car on the way to the hospital is probably one of the biggest nightmares an expectant mother can think of. This week it happened to Juliana Macedo and her husband, Carlos, in Dayton, Ohio. With the help of the 911 operator, the pair was able to safely deliver their son, named […]

 John Baden

New Ohio Distracted Driving Law Targets Paw and Order

New Ohio Distracted Driving Law Targets Paw and Order

A new Ohio distracted driving law is taking aim at another possible disruption in your car while on the road –your pet. Beginning Dec. 20, the police department in the village of Mantua will be able to issue citations if they see drivers holding an animal or turning away from the road to focus on […]

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Real-Life Mario Kart Racing Comes to Ohio

Real-Life Mario Kart Racing Comes to Ohio

Mario Kart fans in Ohio will be thrilled to hear of a new event set for next year. Mushroom Rally, a traveling go-kart race event, is scheduled to arrive in Cincinnati and Columbus. While the event committee has yet to announce specific dates, we do know that it will happen sometime in early 2019. Participants will […]

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Honda Associate Opens Her Home in Ohio to Dozens of Foster Children

Honda Associate Opens Her Home in Ohio to Dozens of Foster Children

Being a foster parent is no small task, but Jessica Smith and her wife Melissa have opened up their home in Ohio to more than 30 children since 2015.

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Ohio Senator Proposes $3,500 Incentive for Consumers to Buy American-Made Autos

Ohio Senator Proposes $3,500 Incentive for Consumers to Buy American-Made Autos

If you’ve been keeping on top of the news headlines this summer, you’re likely familiar with the proposed tariffs on imported vehicles, which could cost the auto industry up to $2 million in annual sales. Some manufacturers are predicting higher price tags for their vehicles in the near future. Other automakers are considering dropping certain […]

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TRC Breaks Ground on Ohio’s SMARTCenter, the World’s Largest Self-Driving Test Track

TRC Breaks Ground on Ohio’s SMARTCenter, the World’s Largest Self-Driving Test Track

Back in May, Ohio governor John Kasich signed a bill initiating autonomous vehicle (AV) testing on all Ohio public roads. To elaborate on this news, the world’s biggest self-driving test track broke ground in Ohio just this Monday, and is set to open by the end of this year. Kasich lauded the development as a […]

 Daniel Susco

Ohio Department of Transportation Wants To Remind Everyone to NOT DO THIS

Ohio Department of Transportation Wants To Remind Everyone to NOT DO THIS

In Ohio, it is probably safe to say that most of us don’t pay a ton of attention to our Department of Transportation unless to chuckle at some of the slogans that it puts on its message boards or to complain bitterly when something goes wrong. However, ODOT actually has a happy little YouTube page, […]

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Governor John Kasich Launches Self-Driving Cars Full-Speed Ahead for Testing on Ohio Roads

Governor John Kasich Launches Self-Driving Cars Full-Speed Ahead for Testing on Ohio Roads

While most government officials are pulling back on their autonomous vehicle testing in the wake of the industry’s first fatality in Arizona, Ohio governor John Kasich is doing the opposite: full-speed ahead. On Wednesday, John Kasich signed a bill that will allow testing for autonomous vehicles on all Ohio public roads. This goes beyond the […]

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GM Finalizes Plans to Power Ohio and Indiana Plants with Energy from New Wind Farms

GM Finalizes Plans to Power Ohio and Indiana Plants with Energy from New Wind Farms

Plans have been finalized for two new wind farms in Ohio and Illinois to provide 20% of General Motors’ electricity. GM’s operations in Ohio and Indiana will be connected to the wind farms and run on 100% renewable energy. These facilities include the Lordstown Assembly, Fort Wayne Assembly, Toledo Transmission, Marion Metal Center, Parma Metal […]

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Historic Win for Mazda Team at Mid-Ohio

Historic Win for Mazda Team at Mid-Ohio

Mazda Team Joest emerged on the IMSA radar at the beginning of the year as a new race team. Now, it is already leaving its mark on the racetrack by scoring a major success in its first season. Oliver Jarvis and Tristan Nunez drove the No. 77 Castrol/Modspace Mazda RT24-P prototype toward a historic victory […]

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With Car Demand Falling, GM Plans to Cut 1,500 Jobs at Chevy Cruze Assembly Plant in Ohio

With Car Demand Falling, GM Plans to Cut 1,500 Jobs at Chevy Cruze Assembly Plant in Ohio

Up to 1,500 workers could be laid off or bought out in June when General Motors ends the second shift at its plant in Lordstown, Ohio. The Lordstown plant, located in northeast Ohio near Youngstown, currently employs 3,000 workers. Last year, its third shift was cut, costing 1,000 jobs. The cuts are in response to […]

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Ohio Could Finally Ban Skateboard-Behind-Car Stunt

Ohio Could Finally Ban Skateboard-Behind-Car Stunt

In Ohio, snagging a moving vehicle to hitch a ride—or “skitching”— is very much against the law if you’re on a bicycle, or skates, or even a sled. But not if you’re on a skateboard. Ohio State Rep. Thomas West wants to plug that road-safety loophole, and he’s submitted legislation targeting the practice. Titled the […]

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Ohio Snow Emergency Levels and Who Determines Them

Ohio Snow Emergency Levels and Who Determines Them

If you live in the Buckeye State, chances are that the past couple of weeks have had quite a few wind chill advisories, snow advisories, and maybe even snow emergencies. This winter’s definitely kicked butt as far as inclement weather goes. Whether you love snow or consider it a huge inconvenience, here’s some essential things […]

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Warming Up Your Car Before Work is Illegal in Ohio

Warming Up Your Car Before Work is Illegal in Ohio

With the next polar vortex making its way through the state of Ohio, our entire staff at The News Wheel has been complaining about the freezing morning temperatures lately. Of course, if you park your car outside, sitting down in a freezing cold car may elicit a reaction rivaling Kevin McCallister after using his dad’s aftershave. Of course, […]

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4 Drive-Thru Holiday Light Displays in Ohio

4 Drive-Thru Holiday Light Displays in Ohio

The holiday season often brings with it cold weather, which makes the safety and warmth of our cars difficult to leave. Luckily, there are several places across the state of Ohio where you can experience the holiday season and extravagant light displays without leaving the comfort of your heated car seats. Choose a Powertrain: Benefits […]

 Mary Crothers

Honda Celebrates Building 25 Million Engines at Ohio Plant

Honda Celebrates Building 25 Million Engines at Ohio Plant

Honda associates at the company’s engine plant in Anna, Ohio, are celebrating the construction of its 25 millionth engine since the facility first opened in 1985. The engine plant is Honda’s largest in the world and was opened in 1985. It recently received a $47 million investment to help prepare for the all-new 2018 Honda […]

 Daniel Susco

Ohio Sheriff Uses James-Bond-Level GPS Dart Gadget To Stop Crime

Ohio Sheriff Uses James-Bond-Level GPS Dart Gadget To Stop Crime

Sometimes, I think that the world would be a lot more interesting if we could all use James-Bond-style hidden gadgets, like phones hidden in tissue boxes and such. Now, it seems that police in Lucas County, Ohio, are living in interesting times, because they have outfitted their cruisers with a device straight out of a […]

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