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Ohio Public Radio
4:49 pm
Wed December 16, 2009

Senators approve bill to change out-of-date regulations on telephone and telecommunication companies, but watchdogs worry about consumer protection.

Columbus, OH – Senators have approved a bill that had been hung up in debate for about five months. It would change old and antiquated regulations on telephone companies. Consumer groups say this bill is better than a previous version, but, as Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler reports, they're not ready to call it a good plan.

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WCBE Newscasts
4:44 pm
Wed December 16, 2009

National nonprofit studying ways to control Ohio prison population and save money, and Columbus City School board had first reading of rule banning discrimination on basis of sexual orientation. This and more in Wednesday's afternoon newscast.

Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Senate passes bill changing out-of-date telephone and telecommunication company regulations. :00

  • National nonprofit organization studying ways to control Ohio prison population and save money. 2:55

  • Columbus City School board had first reading of rule banning discrimination on basis of sexual orientation. 3:40

  • Gov. Strickland urges Ohio citizens and businesses to make charitable donations. 4:48
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    WCBE Stories
    12:40 pm
    Wed December 16, 2009

    Columbus City School Board votes unanimously to close nine schools at the end of the school year.

    Columbus, OH – After several months of deliberations, the Columbus City School Board votes unanimously to close nine schools at the end of the school year. WCBE's Alison Holm has more.

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    WCBE Newscasts
    12:36 pm
    Wed December 16, 2009

    Amtrak passenger train struck two high school students crossing the tracks near Toledo, killing one, and Ohio pediatrician awaiting trial on child sex abuse charges released after posting bond for new charges. This and more in Wednesday's noon newsca

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Amtrak passenger train struck two high school students crossing the tracks near Toledo, killing one. :00

  • Ohio pediatrician awaiting trial on sex abuse charges released after posting bond for new charges. :33

  • Columbus pawn shops can now use voluntary online reporting program to track stolen goods. 1:23

  • City of Columbus wants to return environmental grant to clean up proposed casino site. 3:14

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    Ohio Public Radio
    12:26 pm
    Wed December 16, 2009

    Ohio Supreme Court rules police need a search warrant to search cellphone data after an arrest.

    Columbus, OH – If police in Ohio want to search someone's cellphone data after an arrest, they need to get a search warrant first. That's the ruling from the Ohio Supreme Court. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen has details.

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    WCBE Newscasts
    11:59 am
    Wed December 16, 2009

    Columbus mayor rescinds 50% parking meter rate increase for up to six months, and search warrants now required in Ohio to search cellphone data after an arrest. These stories and more in Wednesday's morning newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Mansfield police arrest man charged with tossing incendiary device into city hall. :00

  • Columbus mayor rescinds 50% parking meter rate increase for up to six months. :22

  • Search warrants now required in Ohio to search cellphone data after an arrest. 2:27

  • Icelandic president speaks in Columbus about climate change issues and solutions. 3:50

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    WCBE Stories
    1:12 pm
    Tue December 15, 2009

    City Council approves writing off 83 loans to small businesses

    Columbus, OH – Columbus City Council last night approved legisislation to write off 83 loans from the city to small businesses totalling $6.9 million. WCBE's Jim Letizia reports.

    WCBE Newscasts
    1:11 pm
    Tue December 15, 2009

    Scioto High School principal dies at her home--and--authorities seek Mansfield man believed responsible for throwing incendiary devices into city hall building, plus more in this Tuesday morning newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Scioto High School principal dies at her home :00

  • Authorities seek Mansfield man believed responsible for throwing incendiary devices into city hall building :25

  • Columbus City Council approves writing off 83 loans from city to small businesses :54

  • Ohio law firm accuses authorities of racial profiling 4:29

  • Ohio Supreme Court sued to hear arguments about case of woman who died from asbestos-laden laundry 6:38
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    WCBE Newscasts
    12:54 pm
    Tue December 15, 2009

    Ohioan imprisoned for 28 years ordered released after DNA test prove innocence--and--Ohio Supreme Court rules police must obtain search warrant for inspecting cell phone contents, plus more in this Tuesday afternoon newscast.

    Columbus, OH –

  • Ohioan imprisoned for 28 years ordered released after DNA test prove innocence :00

  • Ohio Supreme Court rules police must obtain search warrant for inspecting cell phone contents :42

  • Anti-abortion group opposes plan to change how Ohio Supreme Court justices are chosen 1:12

  • Bio-mass energy conference focuses on efforts to convert algae, sewage, and food waste 1:53

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    WCBE Newscasts
    8:05 pm
    Mon December 14, 2009

    Gas leak closes industrial site, H1N1 vaccine available for all, and tracking trash -- these stories and more in this Monday afternoon news.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Gas leak closes industrial site

  • H1N1 vaccine available for all
  • :38

  • Groups oppose new phone regulations
  • 1:38

  • Vets speak out on climate change
  • 3:00

  • Tracking trash for knowledge and profit
  • 4:02

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    WCBE Newscasts
    3:15 pm
    Mon December 14, 2009

    Gas leak leads to 4,000 people evacuated near Port Columbus and devices similar to Molotov cocktails hurled through Ohio court's windows, plus more in this Monday afternoon newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Gas leak leads to 4,000 people evacuated near Port Columbus :00

  • Devices similar to Molotov cocktails hurled through Ohio court's windows :29

  • Police say man stunned with taser died after being rushed to a hospital 1:23

  • Years after lawsuit against Columbus, some police cruisers still lack cameras 2:00

  • Some Ohioans must wait on tax refunds while legislators argue over tax cut 4:02

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    WCBE Newscasts
    11:57 am
    Mon December 14, 2009

    Franklin County prosecutors sue local businesses claiming they violate state slot law--and--high tech jobs, foreclosures, and concealed weapons on Ohio lawmakers' schedules, plus more in this Monday morning newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Franklin County prosecutors sue local businesses claiming they violate state slot law :00

  • High tech jobs, foreclosures, and concealed weapons on Ohio lawmakers' schedules :36

  • School districts worry about lack of state budget agreement 2:20

  • Ebay bidding tops at $1000+ for motorized bar stool used in DUI 2:50

  • Andrew Walker's free throws secure Ohio State victory over Mississippi 3:25
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    Movie Reviews
    4:50 pm
    Sat December 12, 2009

    Did You Hear About the Morgans?

    I wish they had the script ...

    "And the skies are not cloudy all day." Home on the Range

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    On The Marquee
    10:36 am
    Fri December 11, 2009

    December 13, 2009 On the Marquee

    New Releases The Princess and the Frog and Invictus, New DVDs Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Public Enemies, 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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    It's Movie Time
    10:04 am
    Fri December 11, 2009

    December 11, 2009 It's Movie Time: The Damned United, The Princess and the Frog

    Films reviewed: The Damned United, The Princess and the Frog

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

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    WCBE Stories
    9:29 am
    Fri December 11, 2009

    First Columbus 2010 Budget Hearing

    Columbus, Ohio –

  • Only 12 people showed up to testify last night at the first of two scheduled public hearings on Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman's proposed 2010 municipal budget. Jim Letizia reports.3:34

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    Ohio Public Radio
    4:43 pm
    Thu December 10, 2009

    U.S. Census hiring 24,000 workers in Ohio, but some are raising concerns about how data is used.

    Columbus, OH – The U.S. Census is hiring 24,000 workers in Ohio and thousands more around the nation to count who lives where. And this year, officials are battling concerns being raised about what data will be collected and how it will be used. Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler reports.

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    WCBE Newscasts
    4:41 pm
    Thu December 10, 2009

    Ohio teacher accused of burning cross onto students' arms says he received conflicting religious expression guidelines, and man serving life sentence admits to killing another inmate at Ohio prison. This and more in Thursday's afternoon newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Ohio teacher accused of burning a cross onto students' arms says he received conflicting guidelines. :00

  • Man serving life sentence for murder admits to killing another inmate at Ohio prison last February. :44

  • U.S. Census hiring 24,000 workers in Ohio, but some are raising concerns about how data is used. 1:13

  • Number of newly laid-off workers seeking unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week. 5:07
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    WCBE Newscasts
    12:33 pm
    Thu December 10, 2009

    Ohio had 13th highest foreclosure rate last month, down 8% nationally from October, and thousands of Ohioans without power today after high winds damaged power lines. This and more in Thursday's noon newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Ohio had 13th highest foreclosure rate last month, down 8% nationally from October. :00

  • Man convicted of killing Dayton nun and rainforest activist waives right to new trial. :45

  • Thousands of Ohioans without power today after high winds damaged power lines. 1:15

  • Licking County will present case against woman charged with having sex with foster child. 2:48

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    Ohio Public Radio
    12:03 pm
    Thu December 10, 2009

    Ohio Senate approves election law changes to improve 2010 voting process.

    Columbus, OH – The Republican-controlled Ohio senate has voted along party lines to approve wide-ranging changes to election laws designed to improve the voting process in time for 2010. The bill is different than one approved by the Democratically-controlled Ohio house last week, and the two chambers hope to agree on a compromise in time for next year's election. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.

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