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Ohio Public Radio
1:35 am
Wed December 19, 2007

State government in 2007 - Part 2

Columbus, OH – 2007 was the year that two dozen strippers came to the statehouse to lobby Ohio legislators against proposed limits on x-rated businesses. The unusual scene symbolized some of the hot-button issues that lawmakers dealt with during the year. This week, statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen has been reviewing the year in state government. Yesterday, we heard about the battles over the 52 billion dollar two-year state budget. Today...a look back at OTHER bills that lawmakers approved.

Ohio Public Radio
1:33 am
Wed December 19, 2007

State government in 2007 - Part 1

Columbus, OH – Ask Ohio legislators and the governor what their biggest accomplishment was this year....and most will say - passing the 52 billion dollar state budget. All this week, statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen will be taking an in-depth look back on the year in state government and politics...and today, in part 1 of his 5 part series, the budget takes center stage.

Ohio Public Radio
1:19 am
Wed December 19, 2007

Utility shutoff moratorium

Columbus, OH – As cold continues to grip Ohio, the governor wants the state's utility regulators to step in and stop power companies from switching off the heat to homes. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports.

Ohio Public Radio
1:15 am
Wed December 19, 2007

Attracting renewable energy companies

Columbus, OH – One of Ohio's most powerful legislators has unveiled a plan he says could convince renewable energy companies to locate their factories and their jobs HERE. From our statehouse news bureau in Columbus, correspondent Bill Cohen has the story.

Ohio Public Radio
1:12 am
Wed December 19, 2007

Debating limits on lawsuits

Columbus, OH – A group that supports limits on so-called frivilous lawsuits is praising recent changes in Ohio law. But trial lawyers feel differently. Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler reports.

Ohio Public Radio
1:09 am
Wed December 19, 2007

Better internet access

Columbus, OH – In some rural and Appalachian areas of Ohio, there are not enough high-tech lines installed to let people get onto the internet quickly...and transmit huge amounts of video, sound, or data. That will change, though, if Governor Ted Strickland, cable companies, and phone companies get their way. They're setting up a new public-private partnership to get all of Ohio connected. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.

WCBE Stories
1:05 am
Wed December 19, 2007

Changes proposed for schools in Columbus

Columbus, OH – Public school kids in the Linden area could see a slightly different school system in place as early as next school year, under a proposal presented to the Columbus School Board. Alison Holm reports.

WCBE Newscasts
12:39 am
Wed December 19, 2007

Noon - Wed Dec 19

Columbus, OH – Stories you'll hear include:

Truck sparks Grove City house fire - Pay raises unlikely for top state officials - Columbus City Council members to receive raises - Central Ohio school district approves new deal with teachers - Nasdaq delisting possible for Columbus-based restaurant - Big billing error resolved in Toledo

WCBE Newscasts
12:29 am
Wed December 19, 2007

6:33 - Wed Dec 19

Columbus, OH – Stories you'll hear include:

Suspected shooter who killed OSU student due in court today - Road-rage driver released from prison early - Different school system proposed for Linden

WCBE Newscasts
12:15 am
Tue December 18, 2007

Noon - Tue Dec 18

Columbus, OH – Stories you'll hear include:

Ohio and Michigan share dubious distinction - Report finds high housing costs cause hunger - Governor Strickland announces step to increase high-speed web access statewide -

WCBE Newscasts
12:15 am
Tue December 18, 2007

Noon - Tue Dec 18

Columbus, OH – Stories you'll hear include:

Ohio and Michigan share dubious distinction - Report finds high housing costs cause hunger - Governor Strickland announces step to increase high-speed web access statewide -

WCBE Newscasts
12:11 am
Tue December 18, 2007

7:33 - Tue Dec 18

Columbus, OH – Stories you'll hear include:

Possible buyer for Value City - High demand for the Home Energy Assistance Program - Routine vaccine for infants recalled -

WCBE Newscasts
12:03 am
Tue December 18, 2007

6:33 - Tue Dec 18

Columbus, OH – Stories you'll hear include:

Military instructor from Columbus formally reprimanded - Columbus police officer cleared in taser case - Major utility improvements on the way in Columbus

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WCBE Newscasts
12:02 am
Tue December 18, 2007

7:06 - Tue Dec 18

Columbus, OH – Stories you'll hear include:

Cuyahoga County to make a decision soon on voting system - Hamilton County coroner details deaths of four men from Mexico - Living green tips for the holiday season

WCBE Newscasts
12:51 am
Mon December 17, 2007

Noon - Mon Dec 17

Columbus, OH – Stories you'll hear include:

Hamilton County coronor reveals details about the case of four Mexican men found dead last week - Strickland's decision on nativity scene draws criticism - Cleveland coalition asks for hold on foreclosure auctions - Living green for the holidays - Storm moves out of Ohio

WCBE Stories
12:47 am
Mon December 17, 2007

Improving sewage treatment in Columbus

Columbus, OH – Columbus officials cut the ribbon on the first step of a six-phase, $40 million plan to improve sewage treatment and prevent overflows into local waterways and homes. Alison Holm reports.

Ohio Public Radio
12:44 am
Mon December 17, 2007

Strickland reviews first year in office

Columbus, OH – The weather was bad and the climate was wary when Ted Strickland was sworn as governor in January. But Strickland brought a spirit of bipartisanship with him when he moved into his Statehouse office. At the end of his first year, he's being lauded for that by some, and criticized by others for being too compromising. Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler sat down with the governor to review his first year, and to preview the next one.

WCBE Newscasts
12:36 am
Mon December 17, 2007

7:06 - Mon Dec 17

Columbus, OH – Stories you'll hear include:

Columbus police link man to Linden rapes - Cell phone 911 service - Inmates rarely approved for DNA testing - Michigan hires new football coach

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WCBE Newscasts
12:35 am
Mon December 17, 2007

7:33 - Mon Dec 17

Columbus, OH – Stories you'll hear include:

Strike ends for some Ohio workers - Diesel fuel spill dumps gallons of fuel in Maumee River - Gas prices head back up in Ohio - Browns/Bills battle in blizzard-like conditions in Cleveland

WCBE Stories
10:37 am
Fri December 14, 2007

Columbus experiments with enviro-friendly roads

Columbus, OH – The city of Columbus is experimenting with a new, environmentally-friendly way of resurfacing roads. Mike Foley has details.

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