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6:55 am
Tue May 12, 2015

Feds Propose Workplace Safety Fines Against Bellefontaine Company

The U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration says a rubber-hose manufacturer in Bellefontaine is facing a proposed 134 thousand dollar fine for 11 worker safety violations.

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6:49 am
Tue May 12, 2015

OSU Reprimanded Drum Major Coach Before He Was Charged With Sexual Assault

Stewart Kitchen
Credit WCBE Files

An Ohio State University drum major coach accused of sexually assaulting a woman at his home was reprimanded by the school last year for sending an inappropriate text message.

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6:40 am
Tue May 12, 2015

Former Lotto Worker Indicted For Theft

A former Ohio Lottery Commission employee has been indicted on charges of stealing 115 thousand dollars in instant lottery tickets and cashing 70 thousand dollars worth of winners in 2012 and 2013. 

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6:36 am
Tue May 12, 2015

Group Challenges Ohio Voting Procedures

Credit Facebook

Republican Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted is criticizing a new federal lawsuit against the state's voting procedures as politically motivated.

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9:23 am
Mon May 11, 2015

FirstEnergy Making Push For New Plan, Opponents Dub It A Coal Plant Bailout

Akron-based FirstEnergy is pushing a plan that would result in higher electric bills for the next three years. 

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9:20 am
Mon May 11, 2015

Ohio Nuclear Power Plant Shut Down Over Steam Leak

Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Plant
Credit wikipedia

A nuclear power plant has been shut down after a steam leak was found in a non-radioactive portion of the plant in northwest Ohio.

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9:15 am
Mon May 11, 2015

Ohio Lawmaker Wants To Require Police Officers To Wear Body Cameras

State Representative Kevin Boyce
Credit State of Ohio

An African-American state lawmaker and former Columbus City Council member is drafting a bill requiring police officers to wear body cameras. 

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2:02 am
Sat May 9, 2015

Akron's Mayor Resigns

Akron Mayor Don Plusquellic
Credit akronohio.gov

Akron Mayor Don Plusquellic says he'll resign May 31, citing a dispute with a city council member and the Akron Beacon Journal newspaper.

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3:25 pm
Fri May 8, 2015

National "Stamp Out Hunger" Food Drive Happening Saturday

This Saturday is the national "Stamp Out Hunger" food drive, conducted by the union representing U.S. Postal Service letter carriers.

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3:21 pm
Fri May 8, 2015

Local Booster Club Treasurer Sentenced After Changing Plea

Credit Newark Advocate

The former treasurer of the Watkins Memorial High School Band Boosters Club in Pataskala has changed his plea and now admits he stole thousands of dollars from the organization.

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3:17 pm
Fri May 8, 2015

Whistleblower's Allegations Raise Questions About Charter School Spending

The state spends 900 million dollars on charter schools. 

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1:12 pm
Fri May 8, 2015

OSU To Freeze In-State Tuition

Ohio State University plans to freeze in-state undergraduate tuition next year. 

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1:10 pm
Fri May 8, 2015

Slain OSU Student Gets Posthumous Degree

Stephanie Fibelkorn
Credit d23.com

The Ohio State University student killed while walking in the downtown area last year has been awarded her degree posthumously.

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12:48 pm
Fri May 8, 2015

Another Marijuana Legalization Plan Clears Legal Hurdle

A proposed constitutional amendment to legalize marijuana and hemp in Ohio has cleared the first step on the path to making the ballot.

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12:45 pm
Fri May 8, 2015

Waters Files Second Lawsuit

Fired Ohio State University marching band director Jon Waters filed a new lawsuit today claiming the university has so damaged his reputation that he cannot get work "despite his previous renown."

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12:32 pm
Fri May 8, 2015

Police: Man Shot By Officers Brandished BB Gun

Justin Pierson
Credit Newark Police

Newark police say a suspect shot by police late Wednesday had altered a BB gun to make it look like a firearm and deliberately tried to provoke officers.

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12:27 pm
Fri May 8, 2015

Survival Gear Seized From Site Of Mansfield Stand-Off

Credit Mansfield Police

Mansfield police say the home where a man was shot and killed by officers after a 26-hour standoff contained loaded assault weapons, ammunition and survivalist bags with food and medical supplies.

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12:25 pm
Fri May 8, 2015

State Releases Casino Revenue Figures For April

The Ohio Casino Control Commission says revenue in April declined from March but was slightly higher than a year ago.

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12:23 pm
Fri May 8, 2015

Air Quality Alert In Effect Today

The Mid Ohio Regional Planning Commission has issued the region's first air quality alert in nearly two years. 

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9:32 am
Fri May 8, 2015

Inspector General Issues Report On EPA Resignation, Permitting Process

George Elmaraghy
Credit State of Ohio

Ohio Inspector General Randall Meyer has completed his investigation of claims the governor’s office swayed water quality permit decisions based on political pressure. 

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