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7:10 am
Fri July 10, 2015

Portman Continues To Enjoy Campaign Funding Advantage

U.S. Senator Rob Portman
Credit WCBE Files

Campaign finance reports in the U.S. Senate race show the Republican incumbent has outraised his Democratic challengers.

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6:56 am
Fri July 10, 2015

Portman Creates African-American Advisory Committee

Former Columbus City Council member and former Ohio Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Bradley will serve on the Portman campaign's advisory panel
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Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman of Ohio has created a leadership council of African-Americans to advise his campaign on urban issues.

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6:40 am
Fri July 10, 2015

Central State Considers Dropping Cosby's Name From Communications Building

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Central State University officials are considering dropping Bill Cosby's name from a campus building that houses communications studies. 

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6:37 am
Fri July 10, 2015

Presiding Toledo Muni Court Judge To Peform Same-Sex Weddings

Michelle Wagner, speaking at a press conference on domestic violence.
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After a Toledo municipal court judge refused to perform a same-sex wedding this week, the presiding judge says she will now perform all marriages in her courtroom.

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6:25 am
Fri July 10, 2015

Missing Delaware County Sisters Found Safe

Searchers in Wyoming have found three Delaware County sisters who were reported missing last week while on a camping trip.

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11:38 am
Thu July 9, 2015

June Casino Revenue Down From May

The Ohio Casino Control Commission says the state's four voter-approved gambling establishments collected 63.5 million dollars in revenue in June, nearly 8 million less than May.

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7:38 am
Thu July 9, 2015

Probe Of Red Light Bribery Case Focusing On City Hall Lobbyist

John Raphael
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The federal investigation into the Columbus red light camera bribery case is expanding. 

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7:25 am
Thu July 9, 2015

Coleman Orders Probe Of Development Department Employee Linked To Buyer Of His Home

Mayor Michael Coleman's former Berwick home
Credit WCBE files

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman says he has ordered the Department of Development to investigate the employee who helped a Chinese businesswoman purchase his former Berwick home at an amount that was over market value.

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7:14 am
Thu July 9, 2015

Federal Grant To Help Replace Damaged I-70 Bridge

The U.S. Department of Transportation says 1 million dollars in emergency relief funds will go toward repairing the I-70 bridge over the West outerbelt damaged last week when a tanker truck carrying ethanol caught fire.

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7:08 am
Thu July 9, 2015

Delaware County Sisters Missing In Wyoming

(L to R) Erin, Megan and Kelsi Andrews-Sharer
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Wyoming authorities continue searching for three sisters from Delaware County who were reported missing last week while on a camping trip.

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6:54 am
Thu July 9, 2015

Elected Officials Ask Kasich For Local Control Over Fracking Activities

More than 100 elected officials in Ohio are asking Governor John Kasich to help restore more local control over fracking activities.

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6:40 am
Thu July 9, 2015

No Hillard Schools Levy This Fall

The Hilliard City Schools' Board of Education has decided not to place a levy on the November ballot.

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6:37 am
Thu July 9, 2015

More Problems With Drinking Water From Hoover Reservoir

Boats on Hoover Reservoir
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Some residents on Columbus' north side are complaining about foul smelling and tasting tap water.

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6:26 am
Thu July 9, 2015

Dublin Financial Advisor Pleads Guilty To Bilking Disabled Client

Sentencing is pending for a Dublin financial advisor who has pleaded guilty to stealing 432 thousand dollars from the accounts of a disabled client.

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8:16 pm
Wed July 8, 2015

Court Overturns Energy Company Fine; State Considers Appeal

Bob Barr of Big Sky Energy tands in front of retaining walls created along a natural gas drilling site on his Plymouth Township property.
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A state appeals court has overturned a nearly half-million-dollar fine against an Ashtabula drilling company.

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8:07 pm
Wed July 8, 2015

Judge Asks To Be Excused From Same-Sex Marriage Ceremonies

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An Toledo Municipal Court judge who refused to marry a same-sex couple says he wants to know if he can opt out of performing such unions.  

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7:53 pm
Wed July 8, 2015

Advisory Board To Develop Statewide Standards On Police Deadly Force

John Born
Credit State of Ohio

Ohio's public safety director says the process has begun to create first-ever standards for police use of deadly force across the state.  

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9:55 am
Wed July 8, 2015

Panel Tackles Lingering Questions Due to SCOTUS Marriage Ruling

When the U.S. Supreme Court issued its ruling on same-sex marriage, many Ohio counties were immediately ready to comply. 

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4:41 pm
Tue July 7, 2015

State Budget Praised For Tax Cut Contains Surprise Increase

Lawmakers and Gov. John Kasich lauded the state budget for its tax cuts for small business owners. But it appears the first year of the budget may actually include a tax increase for many of them. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports.  

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10:42 am
Tue July 7, 2015

DeWine Approves Language For ResponsibleOhio's "Fresh Start" Act

The group working to get a marijuana legalization issue on the fall ballot has passed the next step in a separate effort to have some related crimes expunged.

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