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10:39 am
Thu January 21, 2010

When in Rome

Featherlight cute

Kristen Bell is cute, and so is her romantic comedy, When in Rome. But then so is her co-star, Josh Duhamel, and even Don Johnson in his dotage is lookin' good. That's what romcoms do: They make us believe in the magic of love and the durability of beauty, both of which elude most of us eventually. This one beats bad last year's loser The Ugly Truth, but it is far from the sophistication of (500) Days of Summer.

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WCBE Newscasts
4:45 pm
Wed January 20, 2010

Toledo 15-year-old arrested in rape of learning disabled woman, and an Ohio judge denies new trial for man scheduled to be executed Feb 4. These stories and more in Wednesday's afternoon newscast.

Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Toledo 15-year-old boy arrested in rape of learning disabled woman. :00

  • Ohio judge denies new trial for man scheduled to be executed Feb 4. :36

  • Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner has filed to run for U.S. Senate. 1:09

  • Columbus School Board members get first look at Linden-McKinley Academy. 2:08
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    Ohio Public Radio
    4:42 pm
    Wed January 20, 2010

    Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner files to run for U.S. Senate.

    Columbus, OH – After months of speculation about whether it would actually happen, Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner has filed to run for U.S. Senate. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports.

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    WCBE Newscasts
    12:32 pm
    Wed January 20, 2010

    Not enough doctors and dentists checking prescription drug database before prescribing painkillers, and changes to Ohio's open enrollment health insurance program helps those with pre-existing conditions. This and more in Wednesday's noon newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Not enough doctors and dentists checking prescription drug database before prescribing painkillers. :00

  • Changes to Ohio's open enrollment health insurance program helps those with pre-existing conditions. :48

  • Giant Eagle supermarket chain recalls frozen hashbrowns due to possible bacteria contamination. 1:31

  • Agricultural schools see enrollment spike, despite declining number of U.S. farms. 2:11

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    Ohio Public Radio
    12:16 pm
    Wed January 20, 2010

    Ohioans will vote on changing Columbus casino location.

    Columbus, OH – In May, Ohio voters will be asked whether they want to change the state constitutional amendment authorizing four casinos that they okayed in November. It's to make official a proposed change in the location of the Columbus casino from downtown to the former Delphi property on the west side. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.

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    WCBE Newscasts
    12:04 pm
    Wed January 20, 2010

    Central Ohio runaway reaches settlement to live in foster home rather than with parents, and Ohio voters will have opportunity to change state constitutional amendment to move Columbus casino location. This and more in Wednesday's morning newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Central Ohio runaway reaches settlement to live in foster home rather than with parents. :00

  • Ohioans will vote on changing constitutional amendment to move Columbus casino location. :41

  • Clinton County will lead future development efforts at Wilmington Air Park, former DHL home. 2:20
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    WCBE Newscasts
    8:46 pm
    Tue January 19, 2010

    Casino group considers west side site, DHL returns facility to city, blood donations drop with economy -- these stories and more in this Tuesday afternoon news.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Casino group considers west side site

  • DHL returns Wilmington Air Park to city
  • :47

  • Recession depressing blood donations
  • 2:20

  • Lawmakers requiring schools to monitor fitness
  • 3:05

  • Despite obesity epidemic, more food wasted
  • 3:46

  • Duke Energy plans to layoff employees
  • 4:41

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    WCBE Newscasts
    12:23 pm
    Tue January 19, 2010

    Ohio man drowns after falling off barge docked on Ohio River--and--jury selection begins for trial of doctor accused of killing wife with cyanide, plus more in this Tuesday afternoon newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Official says Cleveland Orchestra and musician's union tentatively agree on new contract 1:10

  • Governor Strickland names former Franklin County juvenile court judge as running mate 1:48

  • Twenty-eight Ohio National Guard members deploy to help Hungarian troops train Afghan forces 2:55

  • Dupont expands Circleville Plant to manufacture films used on solar panals 3:35

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    WCBE Newscasts
    12:11 pm
    Tue January 19, 2010

    State highway patrol investigates discovery of body found along I-70--and--Pleasant Township woman accidentally shot husband while cleaning shotgun, plus more in this Tuesday morning newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • State highway patrol investigates discovery of body found along I-70 :00

  • Pleasant Township woman accidentally shot husband while cleaning shotgun :11

  • Sources say developer of Columbus casino chooses closed Delphi auto plant for construction :37

  • Man dressed in police-style uniform pulled over and mugged woman on I-71 1:19

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    It's Movie Time
    4:53 pm
    Fri January 15, 2010

    January 15, 2010 It's Movie Time: The Lovely Bones, A Single Man

    Films reviewed: The Lovely Bones, A Single Man

    It's Movie Time has won numerous national awards including Silver Microphone, Communicator, MarCom, and LA Press Club honors.

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    On The Marquee
    1:59 pm
    Fri January 15, 2010

    January 17, 2010 On the Marquee

    New Releases The Book of Eli and A Single Man, New DVDs Moon and In the Loop, and More

    On the Marquee highlights the week's movie releases?both in theaters and on DVD and Blu-ray. It airs on WCBE every Sunday morning at 9:01.

    For more updates and reviews, become a fan on Facebook.

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    WCBE Newscasts
    12:26 pm
    Fri January 15, 2010

    Berea police arrest man suspected of shooting at moving vehicles from his car, and President Obama and Congressional Democrats meet today for final heathcare deals. This and more in Friday's noon newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Berea police arrest man suspected of shooting at moving vehicles from his car. :00

  • Large pothole closes two of three northbound lanes on 1-75 at Middletown exit. :27

  • President Obama and Congressional Democrats meet today for final heathcare deals. :56

  • Franklin County court reverses decision on cigarette company advertisements. 3:39

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    WCBE Newscasts
    11:48 am
    Fri January 15, 2010

    Federal jury convicts Hilliard woman who ran restaurant as front for heroin ring, and former Ohio Congressman and ex-con Jim Trafficant considers running for Congress again. This and more in Friday's morning newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Federal jury convicts Hilliard woman who ran restaurant as front for heroin ring. :00

  • Ohio official for Southern Christian Leadership Conference may have laundered money. :24

  • Former Ohio Congressman and ex-con Jim Trafficant considers running for Congress again. 1:05

  • Immigration attorney who illegally married to gain permanent residence has sentencing delayed. 4:33

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    WCBE Stories
    10:10 am
    Fri January 15, 2010

    The environment and national security

    Columbus, Oh – Environmental issues and national security are not often discussed simultaneously. But a retired U-S Navy Vice Admiral visited the Columbus Metropolitan Club Wednesday to discuss how the two are intricately linked. WCBE intern Casey Best reports.

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    WCBE Newscasts
    4:43 pm
    Thu January 14, 2010

    Columbus man awaits sentencing after pleading guilty to killing Madison County man, and Ohio pediatrician sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to sexual conduct with minor and other charges. This and more in Thursday's afternoon newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Columbus man awaits sentencing after pleading guilty to shooting death of Madison County man. :00

  • Ohio pediatrician sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to charges of sexual conduct with minor. :20

  • Republican gubernatorial candidate John Kasich taps Ohio Auditor Mary Taylor as running mate. 1:04

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    WCBE Newscasts
    12:32 pm
    Thu January 14, 2010

    Gubernatorial candidate's plan to eliminate state income tax would cost over $800 million first year, and President Obama has declared this National Influenza Vaccination Week to encourage H1N1 vaccination. This and more in Thursday's noon newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:
    Gubernatorial candidate's plan to eliminate state income tax would cost over $800 million first year. :00


    Number of newly laid-off workers seeking unemployment benefits rose last week by 11,000. :38


    Ohio had nation's 12th highest foreclosure rate in 2009 with one out of 50 households receiving notice. 1:14


    President Obama declared this National Influenza Vaccination Week to encourage H1N1 vaccination. 1:53

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    WCBE Newscasts
    11:46 am
    Thu January 14, 2010

    Relief agencies gear up for Haitian aid, Ohio senate holds texting-while-driving penalty hearing, ODOT supervisor faces corruption sentencing, FOP considers filing grievance -- these stories and more in this Thursday morning news.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Relief agencies gear up for Haitian aid
  • :48

  • Technology development renewal to make May ballot
  • 2:21

  • Ohio senate holds texting penalty hearing
  • 3:22

  • Technology students suing district face battle
  • 4:50

  • New Albany shooting range suicide identified
  • 5:24

  • Kasich to tweet running mate announcement
  • 6:16

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    Cinema Classics
    9:02 am
    Thu January 14, 2010

    January 14, 2010: The first decade's best

    A Cinema Classic: The first decade's best

    Cinema Classics discusses great movies then and now. From films, genres, directors, and actors to everything else in between, the hosts don't always agree, but they are always fun and informative.

    Cinema Classics is regularly broadcast at 8:01 pm Thursday and 2:01 pm Saturday on WCBE 90.5 FM and streaming at WCBE.org.


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    WCBE Newscasts
    4:41 pm
    Wed January 13, 2010

    State senate committee takes on text messaging while driving in Ohio, considering $200 fine, and Case Western Reserve won't promote use of Amazon Kindle because of accessibility issues. This and more in Wednesday's afternoon newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Case Western Reserve won't promote use of Amazon Kindle because of accessibility issues. :00

  • State senate committee takes on text messaging while driving in Ohio, considering $200 fine. :41

  • Ohio Wesleyan University creates new courses encouraging students to tackle world problems. 5:00
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    WCBE Newscasts
    12:26 pm
    Wed January 13, 2010

    One woman dies in fire at senior living center in southwest Ohio village of Blanchester, and Port Columbus airport could receive two controversial full-body scanners this year. These stories and more in Wednesday's noon newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • One woman dies in fire at senior living center in southwest Ohio village of Blanchester. :00

  • Florida man sentenced to prison time in Ohio for sending threatening e-mails. :37

  • Port Columbus airport could receive two controversial full-body scanners this year. 1:15

  • Backup generators not required at Cleveland Hopkins airport despite recent power failure. 4:29

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