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 •  June 30

By Megan Buerger / The Washington Post It doesn’t matter how design-minded you are — when the temperature approaches triple digits, you want to beat the heat. But ceiling fans are a contentious topic. Blacklisted by designers for being noisy, tacky and outdated, they’re often the first thing to go in a home renovation and a cause for debate in...

Columbus Dispatch

 •  April 12

The Columbus Dispatch @DanGearino GE Lighting is closing its light bulb plant in Circleville, following through on a plan that company announced last summer. The move will result in the loss of 148 jobs. The plant’s managers had left open the slim possibility that a plan may come together to maintain the plant in some form. However, the company...

Columbus Dispatch

 •  September 20, 2016

Here's a trade offer worth considering: American Electric Power and Wal-Mart are having events at selected stores from in which consumers can trade in up to six working incandescent or halogen light bulbs, and receive LED bulbs for free. Any AEP customer in Ohio is eligible to participate. An LED bulb, with pricing that starts at about $4 each, is...

Columbus Dispatch

 •  August 31, 2016

View Slideshow Request to buy this photo GE Lighting plans to shut down its light-bulb plant in Circleville, citing a drop in sales for the products made there. The plant, which had more than 200 employees two years ago, is scheduled to wind down operations over the next year and close in August 2017. This is part of a larger restructuring for the...

Columbus Dispatch

 •  March 13, 2016

The lightbulb shaped like a soft-serve ice cream cone soon will be gone. Good riddance. General Electric, the company founded by Ohioan Thomas Edison, has said that it will stop producing compact fluorescent lightbulbs by the end of this year. Edison is credited with developing the first practical incandescent bulb in 1879 — one that could be...