Dan Gearino, The Columbus Dispatch

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The Columbus Dispatch

Columbus, OH, United States

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Past articles by Dan:

Are we becoming too reliant on natural gas?

OREGON — The past and present, at least in terms of how Ohio generates electricity, can be found within a few miles along the shores of Lake Erie. → Read More

Elements of autonomous driving already improving road safety

A central Ohio man was driving his 2017 Honda CR-V to Chicago and realized somewhere on a rural stretch of interstate that the vehicle could pretty much → Read More

Weinland Park fixture Rice Paddy Motorcycles moving to West Side

Rice Paddy Motorcycles moved to Weinland Park in 1997 because the lure of a cheap space was enough to override concerns about crime. Now, Weinland Park is → Read More

Critics love new Honda Accord, but good reviews haven't moved cars

If being well-liked by critics translated to strong sales, the redesigned Honda Accord would be a smash hit. The reality is that the new version of the → Read More

Germain's new homes for Jaguar, Land Rover to be completed by December

Germain Motor Co. is building new homes for Jaguar and Land Rover sales at Easton, with construction likely to be complete by December.The luxury brands → Read More

Small Business Spotlight: The Laughing Ogre

How a Clintonville comic shop has endured a volatile industry. → Read More

Running successful comic-book shop isn't child's play, says Laughing Ogre manager

If you walk into The Laughing Ogre, a Clintonville comic-book shop, Gib Bickel is often the person who greets you and rings up your purchases. He remains → Read More

Ohio's natural-gas production rose in 2017, but ample supply meant low profits

Natural-gas production from Ohio shale deposits rose 24 percent in 2017, while shale oil production fell 9 percent as energy companies focused most of → Read More

Columbia Gas customers can thank lower gas prices, tax reform for lower bills

Columbia Gas of Ohio customers are set to save some money for two reasons — first, because of a short-term decrease in the cost of natural gas, and second, because of a plan that credits the recent federal tax cut for allowing it to lower a fee that pays for new equipment.The first item represents a notable savings, with Columbia's standard price dropping to 41 cents per 100 cubic feet of gas,… → Read More

Hyundai-owned brand takes top spot in Consumer Reports ranking

Genesis, the Hyundai-owned luxury car brand, has taken the top spot in Consumer Reports annual auto brand rankings, knocking Audi down to number two. → Read More

Ohio's two largest solar-array projects get state's OK to proceed

The two largest solar arrays in the state have been given the go-ahead.An Ohio panel approved permits Thursday for the arrays, whose combined capacity of → Read More

AEP details plans to reduce carbon dioxide emissions

American Electric Power is announcing targets for reducing carbon dioxide emissions from its power plants, with an ultimate goal of cutting those levels, → Read More

Wind energy growth in Ohio slowed in past year

COLUMBUS — Wind turbines continue to sprout across the United States and Ohio, but the pace slowed in 2017, and industry advocates continue to have grave concerns about Ohio rules that limit where turbines can be placed. The industry completed projects this past year that add up to 7,017 megawatts, which is down 14 percent … → Read More

Colder-than-normal January resulting in higher-than-normal heating bills from Columbia Gas

Customers are now getting heating bills for the period that included the early January deep freeze, and the numbers are understandably high.Columbia Gas → Read More

Debate over Ohio conservatives' views of renewable energy swirls in wake of poll

Some prominent Ohio Republicans are sparring over renewable-energy policy, with each side claiming to represent conservative Ohioans.This started on Jan. → Read More

AEP profit up, sales down in 2017

American Electric Power is reporting an increase in profit and a decrease in sales for 2017, concluding a year in which mild weather cut into customers' → Read More

AEP gets second chance to meet public notice requirement

American Electric Power is getting a do-over in the form of a public hearing scheduled for Feb. 12.The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio says the hearing will make up for the fact that AEP did not file proper notice of hearings that took place last April for a proposal to change electricity rates through 2024."While it is apparent that many consumers were aware of the hearings, the attorney… → Read More

Central Ohio gas prices creeping up on their way to warm-weather peaks

Central Ohio gasoline prices are running 30 cents more than last year at this time, part of an increase that analysts say is likely to continue into the → Read More

Trucks at Detroit auto show getting classier — and beefier

DETROIT — With truck sales continuing to rise, and sedan sales in decline, automakers are leaning into the trend with new designs for stronger and lighter trucks.The discussion begins with the Chevrolet Silverado and Ram 1500, among the top-selling vehicles in the United States. They both have new designs that were introduced at, or shortly before, the North American International Auto Show.Next… → Read More

Honda expands production of CR-V to Marysville to keep up with demand

DETROIT — Honda is expanding production of the CR-V to the Marysville, Ohio, plant, as the automaker tries to keep up with demand for a model that is primarily made a few miles away in East Liberty, Ohio.The Marysville plant, Honda's oldest and largest in North America, will add the CR-V to its mix this summer, Honda officials said Tuesday at the North American International Auto Show in… → Read More