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Hilliard officials are considering selling over 100 acres of farmland on Cosgray Road to Amazon. 

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Jeff Bezos is a man of many firsts. On Wednesday, he'll face a new one: his first appearance before Congress.

In a hearing via video with other major tech CEOs, lawmakers will grill Amazon's founder about the reach of his company, the rules it sets for workers and the power imbalance with other sellers on its platform.

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Ohio University officials have placed a top administrator on leave following allegations of price-gouging hand sanitizer. 

After long resisting calls for Jeff Bezos to testify in Congress, Amazon says it will make its founder available for a hearing this summer alongside other CEOs. Lawmakers summoned Bezos as part of a wide-ranging inquiry into the market power of U.S. tech giants.

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Amazon announced on Wednesday a one-year moratorium on police use of its facial-recognition technology, yielding to pressure from police-reform advocates and civil rights groups.

Online retail giant Amazon says it will make the temporary jobs offered during the start of the COVID-19 pandemic permanent to meet increased demand.  

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The Ohio Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments in a wrongfuld death lawsuit brought against retail giant Amazon. 

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The first Ohio prison inmate has tested positive for COVID-19. 

A worker at the Amazon facility in Groveport has tested positive for COVID-19. 

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced Monday he is committing $10 billion to fight climate change, which he calls "the biggest threat to our planet."

Bezos says the funds will go toward the creation of the Bezos Earth Fund.

At the place where music, technology and politics converge, you'll find ... discord. A group of more than 380 musicians — including well-known indie artists like Ted Leo, Deerhoof, Damon & Naomi, Zola Jesus, Downtown Boys and Sheer Mag — pledged in an open letter on Thursday to cut all business ties with Amazon over the work of its gargantuan Amazon Web Services subsidiary.

Amazon is "done being in the middle of the herd" when it comes to climate-focused company policies, CEO Jeff Bezos said Thursday.

The company is pledging to power its global infrastructure with 100% renewable energy by 2030 and to be carbon-neutral by 2040. To help get there, it plans to buy 100,000 electric delivery vans from Michigan-based company Rivian, in which Amazon previously invested.

The Pentagon is hitting pause on a massive, first-of-its-kind cloud computing contract after President Trump cited critics' accusations of favoritism toward Amazon.

Mark Esper, the new defense secretary, is re-examining the project just weeks before the winner was expected to be announced. Amazon and Microsoft are the finalists for the contract, which is worth as much as $10 billion and will be as long as 10 years. The project is called JEDI, for Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure.

The two Amazon distribution facilities planned for Akron and suburban Toledo are receiving 12.1 million dollars in state tax breaks, based on the number of workers at each complex.  

Online retailer Amazon says it will open new distribution centers in Akron and Rossford, near Toledo. 

Complying with a court order, Cleveland city officials have released details of their failed bid to land Amazon's second headquarters. 

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A state appeals court has cleared online retailer Amazon of wrongdoing in the death of an Ohio teen.  

A mayor from another city that tried to land big tech companies might be starting to look pretty smart after Amazon canceled its plans for a New York City headquarters. Activists and local politicians said New York had given up too much for too little.

But it doesn't have to be that way, says San Jose, Calif., Mayor Sam Liccardo, who refused to offer Amazon and another tech giant, Google, any incentives to locate in his city.

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Amazon will no longer build its additional headquarters in New York City.

The decision announced Thursday comes after an outcry from local politicians, union leaders and community organizers who had organized weeks of protests against massive financial breaks promised to Amazon, one of the world's most valuable companies.

New Albany City Council  is offering a 15-year, 100 percent property tax abatement to a Google subsidiary to build a 600 million dollar data center in the city's business park.  

Amazon made it official Tuesday - Columbus is out of the running to host the online retailer's second headquarters. 

Columbus may be all but out of running for Amazon's new second headquarters, but the company announced today it will open an operation at the Wilmington airport that will include daily flights and a package-sorting facility.

Amazon's second headquarters will be split between two locations, according to two people with knowledge of the discussions. The plan would bring up to 50,000 jobs, split between the two cities. The average salary has been promised to pay more than $100,000 annually over the next 10 to 15 years.

Amazon is still in the final stages of negotiations, the sources say, but Crystal City in Arlington, Va., is expected to pick up one-half of the deal, the people told NPR. Crystal City is a suburb of Washington, D.C.

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The latest ranking by Forbes Magazine of the world's 400 wealthiest people shows local billionaire Les Wexner remains the richest Ohioan. 

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Officials at Columbus State Community College are announcing a new partnership with Amazon to offer cloud-computing courses beginning next month.  

Alaska Airlines says it will offer daily nonstop flights between Columbus and Seattle, starting in March. 

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The Ohio Department of Health says a 73-year-old Hancock County woman is the first state resident to contract salmonella from pre-cut melons. 

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Federal health officials say a salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon has sickened 60 people in Ohio and four other Midwestern states. 

Internet retailer Amazon plans to build a distribution center in West Jefferson. 

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