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Ohio's Minimum Wage Goes Up On January 1st

Minimum wage workers in Ohio are set to get a small raise on Wednesday.  

Beginning January 1st,the state's minimum wage will increase to eight-dollars-and-70-cents an hour, which is a raise of 15-cents. Tipped employees will get 5-cents more per hour. The raise was approved by voters in 2006. Even with the raise, the Buckeye state will pay its minimum wage workers less than neighbors Michigan and West Virginia, but more than Pennsylvania, Indiana, and Kentucky.  

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.
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