Businesses could save big with Dept. of Labor inspections | News

The Oklahoma Department of Labor has helped state businesses save $33 million in OSHA fines. A little-known service of the DOL is Occupational Safety and Health Administration-type inspections. DOL Commissioner Melissa McLawhorn Houston said the state agency is one of few in the nation offering the inspections. “We are one of only seven states that OSHA …

Great Farmer Bailout Imperils India Sovereign-Rating Upgrade

India’s states are lining up to rescue indebted farmers hammered by depressed crop prices and rising costs, a trend that may further hurt the nation’s prospects for a sovereign-rating upgrade. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government has criticized ratings companies for keeping Asia’s third-largest economy at the lowest investment grade, and his administration has pursued fiscal targets …

Hamilton council members want more attractive Ohio 4

HAMILTON Now that Hamilton’s main corridor through downtown — Ohio 129, also known as High and Main streets — has received a significant visual upgrade, a majority of Hamilton City Council recently voiced support for studying how to beautify another major entry corridor: Ohio 4. Vice Mayor Carla Fiehrer has advocated for a Route 4 Master …