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Ohio is the number two state for vehicle production, behind Michigan. 

Ohio will spend more than half of its 75 million dollar share of the national legal settlement over Volkswagen's emissions cheating scandal on technology to reduce air pollution. 

German police arrested the CEO of Audi, Rupert Stadler, on Monday in connection with the ongoing investigation into Volkswagen's diesel emissions scandal.

Munich prosecutors ordered a search of Stadler's home last week, and officials told the BBC that "they had acted because of a risk that Mr Stadler might seek to suppress evidence."

German carmakers Volkswagen, BMW and Daimler are already facing an onslaught of outrage by animal rights activists and environmentalists for emissions research they conducted on monkeys, but new reports from two German news outlets say the companies also financed human testing.

High-ranking U.S.-based Volkswagen executive Oliver Schmidt has been sentenced to seven years in prison and ordered to pay a $400,000 fine for his part in a decade-long diesel-emissions cheating scandal.

Ohio will get a share of the multi-state legal settlement with Volkswagen to resolve lawsuits brought by customers who purchased what were advertised as "clean" diesel cars that emitted pollution at levels above federal limits.