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8:42 am
Wed June 24, 2015

Conservative Business Group Wants To Sue Over Video Slots, But Must Win Another Case First

A conservative group brought its arguments against Ohio's seven "racinos" to the Ohio Supreme Court Tuesday. 

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8:07 pm
Tue June 23, 2015

Lawmakers Hold Off On Resolution Of Support For Pete Rose

  Ohio lawmakers are delaying any action on a resolution urging baseball's commissioner to reinstate all-time hits leader Pete Rose and make the former Cincinnati Reds star eligible for the Hall of Fame.

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7:59 pm
Tue June 23, 2015

Bat Population Struggles To Survive White Nose Syndrome

Across the Midwest and eastern U.S., an estimated 6 million bats have died from White Nose Syndrome, which first appeared nine years ago.

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7:32 pm
Tue June 23, 2015

State Prisons Agency Rejects Union Proposal To Take Back Cafeteria Contracts

The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections is renewing a contract to feed the state's 50,000 prison inmates with a company whose early troubles getting the job done led to criticism over privatizing the service. 

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7:18 pm
Tue June 23, 2015

Critics Question Formula For Increased School Funding

There will likely be a funding increase for K-12 public education in the next state budget, since lawmakers scrapped Goveror John Kasich’s proposal that would have resulted in less money for half the state’s more than 600 school districts.

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8:28 am
Tue June 23, 2015

Ginther Blames Media For Linking Him To Bribery Case

Andy Ginther
Credit WCBE Files

Democratic Columbus City Council President and Mayoral Candidate Andy Ginther yesterday accused the media of  misrepresenting the facts of a federal bribery case that links contributions from the former CEO of a red-light camera company to the campaigns of elected officials in Columbus and Cincinnati.

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8:15 am
Tue June 23, 2015

Portman Gives To Charity Campaign Donation From White Supremacist

Earl Holt III
Credit nytimes.com

Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman of Ohio says he has donated to charity a campaign contribution he received from the head of a white supremacist organization linked to the killing of nine African-Americans in a South Carolina church last week.

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8:10 am
Tue June 23, 2015

Poll Shows Strickland Leads Portman By Six Points

Ted Strickland
Credit cincinnati.com

A new Quinnipiac University poll shows Democratic former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland leads incumbent Republican Rob Portman in the U.S. Senate race by six percentage points.

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7:57 am
Tue June 23, 2015

Columbus Nitrate Advisory Lifted

The City of Columbus has lifted the nitrate advisory for water customers served by the Dublin Road Water Plant.

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7:28 am
Tue June 23, 2015

Columbus Spending More On Pre-K Program

Columbus City Council last night approved spending 4.2 million dollars to expand pre-kindergarten educational opportunities for 4-year-old low-income children.

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7:15 am
Tue June 23, 2015

Democrats Call For Elimination Of State's "Pink Tax"

Democratic state lawmakers have proposed legislation eliminating taxes on feminine care products.

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7:10 am
Tue June 23, 2015

Ross County, Other Authorities Looking For Links In Cases Of Missing Or Deceased Women

Tiffany Sayre
Credit chillicothegazette.com

Ross County Sheriff George Lavender says deputies, Chillicothe police and local and state investigators are probing whether the cases of six women who have disappeared since May of 2014 are linked.

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6:37 am
Tue June 23, 2015

Existing Home Sales Rose In May

Existing home sales increased on the local, state and national levels in May.

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6:34 am
Tue June 23, 2015

Suspects Linked To Short North Posse Sentenced On Drug Charges

Credit U.S. Attorney's Office

Federal prosecutors say 20 people tied to the Short North posse gang who were indicted last December have been sentenced for their roles in a drug ring.

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9:50 am
Mon June 22, 2015

Changing Ohio Attitudes On Gay Marriage

Dawn Fritz and Mallory Beck

The US Supreme Court is preparing to rule on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage at a time when public opinion on this topic is rapidly changing. 

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9:45 am
Mon June 22, 2015

Body Found Is One Of Missing Southern Ohio Women

A sheriff in southern Ohio says a body found over the weekend is that of one of three missing women from Chillicothe. 

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3:33 am
Sat June 20, 2015

Police: Man Suspected Of Killing Officer Wanted Law Enforcement To Kill Him

Officer Sonny Kim
Credit City of Cincinnati

Cincinnati Police Chief Jeff Blackwell says a man suspected of shooting and killing an officer on Friday apparently wanted to commit "suicide by cop."

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3:29 am
Sat June 20, 2015

Ohio Jobless Rate Unchanged From April

Newly released data shows Ohio's unemployment rate for May is 5.2 percent, unchanged from April.

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3:23 am
Sat June 20, 2015

Jeni's To Reopen Stores On Saturday

Columbus-based Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams says it will reopen its 22 scoop shops with a limited menu at 5 p.m. on Saturday.

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3:19 am
Sat June 20, 2015

Ginther Denies Taking Bribes From Red Light Camera Company

Democratic Columbus City Council president and Mayoral candidate Andy Ginther denies accepting bribes from the company that operates the city's traffic enforcement camera system.

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