The Ohio Aggregates & Industrial Minerals Association’s 17th Annual Legislative Reception was held on Jan. 27 in the Atrium of the Ohio Statehouse. The event followed a legislative briefing and offered Ohio Aggregates & Industrial Minerals Association (OAIMA) members an opportunity to meet with Ohio’s elected lawmakers in an informal setting to share their thoughts regarding a variety of issues impacting Ohio’s aggregate industry.

The Ohio Aggregates and Industrial Minerals Association (OAIMA) was recently awarded the 2014 Minerals Education-Public Outreach Award from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources for its outstanding efforts to raise awareness about the use of aggregates and minerals and their important role in our daily lives.

SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) The Iceman has been living since early December in a 32-foot camper trailer down by the river. The high school dropout gets frequent visitors who bring leftovers of Asian chicken, vegetable soup and spaghetti in reusable plastic containers.

Caterpillar equipment can be found on job sites all over the world, being used by some of the largest contractors. But by offering quality products, parts and service, Caterpillar, in collaboration with its local dealerships, also helps its smaller customers achieve success, too.

Landowners across America — and especially in Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale region — have been leasing their land to allow drilling companies to extract natural gas. The deals come with potentially lucrative benefits, but also risk and responsibility.

NORTH HAVEN, Conn. (AP) While Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy defended his record on transportation Sept. 15, saying more money has been spent to improve Connecticut’s roads and mass transit than prior administrations, Republican Tom Foley claimed the state’s traffic woes are still “shameful” and have created “a tremendous social cost.”The two major party candidates appeared separately at a transportation forum in North Haven hosted by several regional transportation groups.

Getting actual dirt on your hands and coming home dog-tired at the end of the day can still buy success in this country. Dan Wall exemplifies this idea. Since 2006, through his hard work and perseverance, Wall was able to turn a one-man, one-truck operation into a booming business.

A new $6.4 million bridge, to be completed in less than a year, is currently underway on the Warwick/West Warwick town line. The Barton Corner Bridge project will have a minor impact on commuter traffic. The new bridge is currently being put together (in two halves) on a parcel of land adjacent to the highway under the auspices of general contractor D’Ambra Construction of Warwick, R.I.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The family of a truck driver who died of heart disease weeks after he survived a deadly building collapse in Philadelphia filed a wrongful-death lawsuit July 22 linking his death to the catastrophe. Danny C. Johnson, 59, spent an hour buried in the rubble last year and suffered a mild heart attack at the scene, the lawsuit said.

Global articulated dump truck (ADT) specialist Bell Equipment aims to build on the "tremendous success" it has achieved since its return to the North American markets last year by introducing the new Bell E-series generation of haulers. The Bell E-series includes the smaller B25E and B30E models, which live up to the Bell design philosophy to provide class leading power to weight-ratios, advanced engine and drivetrain characteristics, while setting new standards in safety, driver comfort and truck management, according to the manufacturer.

A new website and social media campaign launched by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) provides members of Congress with plenty of sound bites to support their vote later this year to provide a sustainable, long-term revenue stream for future highway and transit investments through the Highway Trust Fund (HTF).