Ohio

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Keep the Wrangler in Toledo

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 20, 2014
Collectors take note: If you want a real Jeep Wrangler, better buy it now. The Wrangler is special, and it has a large following. The company should improve powertrain efficiency but otherwise leave it alone, and customers will continue to buy it....
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LARRY P. VELLEQUETTE

Why Wrangler’s Toledo decision may depend on keeping the money spigot flowing

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 18, 2014
It’s been just over two weeks since Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne casually revealed that he might have to move Jeep Wrangler production out of its historic home in Toledo, Ohio. Why? Because it might cost too much to shut down the plant long enough to convert it for the use of aluminum parts....
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Kia scores LeBron James as first 'luxury ambassador'

4:48 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 16, 2014
NBA superstar LeBron James, following his high-visibility return to the Cleveland Cavaliers this season, has signed on with Kia Motors America as its first luxury ambassador....
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Former Showa exec indicted in U.S. price-fixing probe

12:07 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 16, 2014
A former executive of Japanese auto parts supplier Showa has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Cincinnati on a charge of conspiring to fix the prices of parts sold to American Honda and others....
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In GM bankruptcy, an ex-con and hedge funds find common ground

3:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2014
Roger Dean Gillispie, a former General Motors security guard, spent 20 years in an Ohio prison for rape until a federal court ordered him released in 2011. Now he wants to sue GM for allegedly helping to frame him, and he's getting support from an unlikely source: hedge funds....
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Shiloh acquires stamping firm Radar Industries for $58 million

7:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 7, 2014
Ohio's Shiloh Industries has acquired metal stamping supplier Radar Industries for nearly $58 million....
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LARRY P. VELLEQUETTE

Wrangler is so engrained in its DNA, the city should be spelled Toledo, OIIIIIIIO

12:12 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 3, 2014
My hometown completely freaked out Thursday. Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne disclosed the next-generation Jeep Wrangler might have to be manufactured somewhere else other than in its historic home in Toledo....
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Dana to expand Ohio HQ, new UAW contract approved

5:56 pm U.S. ET | June 4, 2014
Dana plans to expand its headquarters in suburban Toledo, Ohio, and consolidate workers from other offices in the new space....
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LINDSAY CHAPPELL

Toyota goes where the jets fly

1:03 pm U.S. ET | May 2, 2014
After all the explanations about why Toyota is closing its manufacturing headquarters near Cincinnati, there is still one other factor: the consolidation of the airline industry. Blame it on Delta....
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Ford spending $500 million to build new V-6 truck engine in Ohio

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 28, 2014
Ford is investing $500 million to build a new compact, lightweight turbocharged V-6 engine for the redesigned F-150 pickup at a plant in Lima, Ohio. The smaller V-6 engine should help the venerable F-150 close the fuel economy gap with Chrysler Group's Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, which has a 3.0-liter diesel engine and an industry best EPA rating of 28 mpg highway....
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Ohio Senate panel approves bill allowing Tesla retail stores

6:16 pm U.S. ET | March 25, 2014
An Ohio Senate committee approved a bill barring automakers from selling directly to consumers except for three stores operated by Tesla Motors. The compromise was approved by Tesla and the Ohio Automobile Dealers Association, which had sought to block the automaker's sales model, said Senator Scott Oelslager, the committee chairman....
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Ford to move medium-duty truck line from Mexico to Ohio

7:34 am U.S. ET | March 7, 2014
Ford, which plans to cease making the Econoline van later this year, will revive the Ohio factory where the vehicle is made by investing $168 million to move truck production there from Mexico early in 2015....
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U.S. conservative 'Joe the Plumber' joins UAW at Chrysler

1:20 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 19, 2014
An Ohio man who rose to fame as "Joe the Plumber" by challenging then-presidential candidate Barack Obama on tax policy in 2008 has taken a unionized job at Chrysler Group....
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Ford to face new trial over commercial truck dealers’ pricing contracts

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8, 2014
Ford must face a new trial on claims the company violated commercial truck dealers’ pricing contracts in the retrial of a case that previously generated a $2 billion award against the company....
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GM, Isuzu to invest $60 million in engine joint venture

11:42 am U.S. ET | Feb. 5, 2014
General Motors and Isuzu Motors plan to invest $60 million to upgrade technology in their diesel engine joint venture in Ohio....
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Chinese glass supplier to reopen part of GM Moraine plant

2:27 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2014
A Chinese automotive glass manufacturer today agreed to buy a large portion of the former General Motors SUV plant in Moraine, Ohio, and said it plans to create about 800 jobs within five years....
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Cooper Tire drops Apollo Tyres merger bid, citing financing

9:15 am U.S. ET | Dec. 30, 2013
Cooper Tire & Rubber dropped plans to merge with India's Apollo Tyres, saying financing for the transaction is no longer available following a valuation dispute with the Indian competitor....
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Party with the Porsches at Ohio store

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 23, 2013
Bar mitzvahs, runway fashion shows, fundraisers, dinners and after-parties are among the events held at Porsche of Beachwood in Beachwood, Ohio....
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Tesla retail model faces new legal challenge in Ohio

3:56 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 19, 2013
Ohio new-car dealers aren't giving up in their fight with Tesla. After a dealership licensing amendment to block Tesla from selling vehicles in the state wasn't taken up by state legislators earlier this month, dealers are now suing several parties to have Tesla's retail license nullified, a newspaper reported today....
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Tesla's plan to sell in Ohio dodges bullet

5:38 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 4, 2013
Tesla's business model appears safe in Ohio -- for now. The state's House Transportation, Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee didn't vote on a licensing amendment Tuesday that Tesla Motors Inc. says would prevent it from selling vehicles in Ohio....
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2013 L.A. AUTO SHOW

Honda equips '14 Civic redo with CVT

4:45 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2013
Honda is continuing its push into continuously variable transmissions with the 2014 freshening of its Civic lineup. Gone will be the geared five-speed automatic transmission. Any Civic with an automatic will come with a CVT....
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