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Here are your morning headlines for Tuesday, August 29:

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KAREN KASLER / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

Gov. John Kasich got a guided tour of Amazon’s new fulfillment center in central Ohio today. And as Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports, he took the opportunity to criticize a bill to change the state’s green energy requirements on electric utilities into voluntary goals.

Before the tour, Amazon’s Paul Misener talked about the company’s goal of getting 100 percent of its energy for its Ohio cloud computing operation from renewable sources. And Kasich had a message for Sen. Jay Hottinger, a Newark Republican, in the audience.

KEVIN NIEDERMIER / WKSU

Northeast Ohio is experiencing a big jump in demand for industrial warehouse and distribution space. And the election of President Donald Trump could have something to do with that.        

Terry Coyne of commercial real estate brokerage firm, Newmark  Grubb Knight Frank, says last year developers built hundreds of thousands of square feet of manufacturing space, mostly without committed tenants.  He says clients usually request space nine to 12 months in advance. But that changed after the election.

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