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6:56 am
Fri August 8, 2014

Ohio EPA Warned Toledo About Problems With Water Plant

Ohio EPA Director Craig Butler
Credit State of Ohio

The Ohio EPA warned Toledo city leaders months ago the Collins Park Water Treatment Plant was vulnerable to potential failures.

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6:48 am
Fri August 8, 2014

Prisons Chief Says Department Shares Blame For Food Problems

Credit State of Ohio

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections director Gary Mohr says his department and the private vendor that feeds inmates share responsibility for conditions that led to the discovery of maggots in meals served at the Ohio Reformatory for Women in Marysville.

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6:45 am
Fri August 8, 2014

Resolution Seeks End Of Chief Wahoo, "Indians" Team Nickname

Democratic state senator Eric Kearney is sponsoring a legislative resolution encouraging the Cleveland Indians to drop their nickname and Chief Wahoo mascot.

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6:41 am
Fri August 8, 2014

Immigrant Central American Children Won't Be Sheltered In Dayton

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley
Credit City of Dayton

Democratic Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley says there are no plans by the federal government to send any of the Central American children flooding across the U.S. boarder to her city for shelter.

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6:31 am
Fri August 8, 2014

Cincinnati Supports Constitutional Voting Rights Amendment

Reverend Jessie Jackson discussing his proposed voting rights amendment.
Credit wcpo.com

Cincinnati is the first city in the nation to back an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would guarantee the right to vote. 

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6:26 am
Fri August 8, 2014

Deal Could Bring Passenger Rail To Columbus

The mayors of nine towns in Indiana and Ohio have signed a memo of agreement proposing the development of a passenger rail line that would connect Chicago, Fort Wayne and Columbus.

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8:58 pm
Thu August 7, 2014

Constitutional Modernization Commission Looks At State's Redistricting Plan

After years of complaints about the way the state’s Congressional and legislative districts are drawn, the Constitutional Modernization Commission - an appointed panel of current and former lawmakers and other officials - is looking over a plan to change it.

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8:52 pm
Thu August 7, 2014

Report Shows Ohio Consumer Spending Less Affected By Great Recession

A new report says Ohio's per capita consumer spending rose 12 percent in the three years after the Great Recession ended in 2009.

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8:49 pm
Thu August 7, 2014

Allegations About Horizon Schools Polarize Charter School Supporters, Opponents

Opponents of charter schools made serious allegations during a Statehouse rally earlier today.

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11:57 am
Thu August 7, 2014

Former OSU Men's Cager Arrested On Misdemeanor Battery Charges

Greg Oden
Credit wcbe files

Former Ohio State men's basketball player Greg Oden was arrested this morning in Lawrence, Indiana on charges of punching his former girlfriend in the face during an argument.

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11:54 am
Thu August 7, 2014

Columbus Woman Gets 8 Year Prison Sentence In Plot To Kill Husband

Tasha Woody
Credit Columbus Division of Police

A Columbus woman convicted of trying to hire an undercover officer to kill her husband was sentenced today to eight years in prison.

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11:53 am
Thu August 7, 2014

Turkey Manure Suspected Cause Of River Fish Kill

Ohio Division of Wildlife officials are trying to determine if turkey manure running in the Little Ottawa River in Lima is responsible for killing more than 5 thousand fish last weekend.

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7:13 am
Thu August 7, 2014

Ohio Board of Education President Will Not Seek Another Term

State Board of Education president Debe Terhar says she will not seek re-election.

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7:04 am
Thu August 7, 2014

County Officer Charged In Fatal Weekend Crash

Bond is set at 60 thousand dollars for a Franklin County corrections officer charged with causing a fatal crash last weekend.

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7:02 am
Thu August 7, 2014

Marion County Crash Claims One Life

The State Highway Patrol says the driver of a car was killed Wednesday afternoon when he collided with a dump truck at an intersection in Marion County's Tully Township.

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6:56 am
Thu August 7, 2014

ODE: CCS Officials Wrongly Removed More Students From Rolls

Ohio Department of Education officials say more than 140 Columbus City Schools students were wrongly removed from the district's attendance rolls in the 2012-2013 school year. 

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6:52 am
Thu August 7, 2014

Union-Backed Student Group Rallies Against School Zero Tolerance Policies

A few dozen school-age students joined a union-backed coalition in a protest at the Statehouse yesterday against "zero tolerance" policies that result in kids being kicked out of school.

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6:45 am
Thu August 7, 2014

No Word On When Court Will Issue Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati heard arguments yesterday on whether to overturn same-sex marriage bans in Ohio and three other states.

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6:41 am
Thu August 7, 2014

Marching Band Alumni Working To Get Waters Reinstated

Despite Ohio State University officials standing by their decision to fire marching band director Jon Waters, the band's alumni association says it will continue to work to get him reinstated.

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8:55 pm
Wed August 6, 2014

Constitutional Modernization Commission Tackles Topic Of Term Limits

For months the Constitutional Modernization Commission, an appointed panel of lawmakers, former public officials and well-connected experts, has been meeting to talk about what should be changed in the state's founding document.

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