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Ohio Public Radio
12:38 pm
Fri January 29, 2010

Petition to force vote on shelved plan to put video slots at racetracks falls short on signatures, but given more time.

Columbus, OH – Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner says a petition to force a vote on the governor's shelved plan to put video slot machines at racetracks has fallen short of the required number of valid signatures needed to make the November ballot. But the group behind the petition drive is being given more time to make up the shortfall. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.

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WCBE Newscasts
12:34 pm
Fri January 29, 2010

State highway patrol official relieved of duties in fallout over alleged smuggling plot, and City of Columbus will spend more money on employee insurance coverage this year. This and more in Friday's noon newscast.

Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • State highway patrol official relieved of duties in fallout over alleged smuggling plot. :00

  • Black pepper is possible cause of salmonella outbreak in several states including Ohio. :39

  • City of Columbus will spend more money on employee insurance coverage this year. 1:13

  • Governors of three Great Lakes states will participate in meeting to stop Asian Carp. 1:50

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    Ohio Public Radio
    11:58 am
    Fri January 29, 2010

    State budget currently aided by several billion federal dollars, but critics worry about next year.

    Columbus, OH – The state budget is currently being aided by several billion dollars from the federal government. Some critics say that means next year, when a new budget needs to be crafted, it will have a multi-billion dollar hold because the federal money will evaporate. Governor Ted Strickland says that's not necessarily true, and he's seeking a renewal of that federal bailout. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.

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    WCBE Newscasts
    11:51 am
    Fri January 29, 2010

    Newark police searching for handcuffed suspect who escaped from deputy's cruiser, and House Republicans say the nation can't afford policies outlined in State of the Union. These stories and more in Friday's morning newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Newark police searching for handcuffed suspect who escaped from deputy's cruiser. :00

  • Upper Arlington police arrest suspect in a two-month string of home burglaries. :30

  • Man shot by two officers will face assault charges for accelerating toward bicycles. :53

  • Coal industry and electric utilities working on "clean coal" technology in West Virginia. 1:18

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    WCBE Newscasts
    7:17 pm
    Thu January 28, 2010

    Death row inmate seeks new trial, mixed reaction to train stimulus award, and regional air traffic down -- in this Thursday afternoon news.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Death row inmate seeks new trial

  • Mixed reaction to train stimulus award
  • 1:06

  • Regional air traffic down
  • 4:42

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    Cinema Classics
    1:56 pm
    Thu January 28, 2010

    January 21, 2010: Jeff Bridges

    A Cinema Classic: Jeff Bridges

    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
    12:36 pm
    Thu January 28, 2010

    Cuyahoga County judge denies change of venue request for accused Cleveland serial killer, and Ohio death row inmate asks state Supreme Court to delay execution while he seeks new trial. This and more in Thursday's noon newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Cuyahoga County judge denies change of venue request for accused Cleveland serial killer. :00

  • Death row inmate asks Ohio Supreme Court to delay execution while he seeks new trial. :19

  • State Highway Patrol tipped woman suspected of smuggling contraband to prison inmates. :50

  • Campaign finance reports shows gubernatorial candidate John Kasich has $4 million on hand. 1:25

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    WCBE Newscasts
    11:39 am
    Thu January 28, 2010

    Two more defendants in racketeering case against Pagans Motorcycle Club plead guilty, and Ohio trucker is accused of beating fellow driver to death in tractor-trailer cab on I-90. This and more in Thursday's morning newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Two more defendants in racketeering case against Pagans Motorcycle Club plead guilty. :00

  • Ohio trucker accused of beating fellow driver to death in tractor-trailer cab on I-90. :22

  • Police say Ohio truck driver was watching pornography on laptop when involved in fatal crash. :44

  • OSU men's basketball beat Iowa last night for fourth straight victory and second road win. 1:17

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    WCBE Newscasts
    4:50 pm
    Wed January 27, 2010

    Ohio Supreme Court upholds law making it illegal to send pornographic material to minors, and Columbus casino move will be on the ballot. These stories and more in Wednesday's afternoon newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Southwest Ohio woman files lawsuit against teacher and aide for humiliating long-haired son. :00

  • Ohio Supreme Court upholds law making it illegal to send pornographic material to minors. :40

  • Issue of moving Columbus casino location from Arena District to west side will be on the ballot. 1:08

  • Former owner of original casino location returns about $100,000 in state clean-up money. 2:32

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    Ohio Public Radio
    12:33 pm
    Wed January 27, 2010

    State lawmakers may need to change campaign finance laws following recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling.

    Columbus, OH – State lawmakers may need to make some changes to campaign finance laws following a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling, which allowed corporations and unions to spend as much money as they wish to support or oppose political candidates. Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler reports.

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    WCBE Newscasts
    12:30 pm
    Wed January 27, 2010

    Former owner of possible Columbus casino site returns about $100,000 in environmental clean-up money, and City of Columbus receives $2.5 million federal grant for second phase of new traffic signal system. This and more in Wednesday's noon newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Former owner of possible Columbus casino site returns about $100,000 in clean-up money. :00

  • City of Columbus receives $2.5 million federal grant for second phase of new traffic signal system. :43

  • Ohio Supreme Court says law designed to protect kids from pornography applies to chat rooms. 1:41

  • State lawmakers may need to change campaign finance laws following U.S. Supreme Court ruling. 2:28

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    WCBE Newscasts
    11:52 am
    Wed January 27, 2010

    Suburban Cincinnati Police Chief dies after being found inside cruiser during investigation, and Community Shelter Board attempts to count number of homeless people in Columbus. These stories and more in Wednesday's morning newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Columbus police ask for help solving yesterday's shooting, the seventh homicide of 2010. :00

  • Suburban Cincinnati Police Chief dies after being found inside cruiser during investigation. :22

  • Ohio appeals court overturns ruling of unlicensed teen who drove drunk in fatal crash. :44

  • Community Shelter Board attempts to count number of homeless people in Columbus. 1:33

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    Ohio Public Radio
    11:49 am
    Wed January 27, 2010

    Gov. Strickland's State of the State speech draws divided reaction.

    Columbus, OH – The governor's speech drew mixed reviews from Ohio legislators with reaction divided pretty much along party lines. Statehouse Correspondent Bill Cohen reports.

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    Ohio Public Radio
    11:42 am
    Wed January 27, 2010

    Gov. Strickland has plan to bring more green jobs to Ohio.

    Columbus, OH – Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland says the state must continue to invest money to bring high-tech green jobs to Ohio, and he's come up with some new programs he says will help do that. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports.

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    WCBE Newscasts
    1:57 pm
    Tue January 26, 2010

    Threats to black students at Hocking College, Governor promises aid to green tech and small businesses, and a census for the homeless -- in this Tuesday afternoon news.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Threat causes some Hocking college black students to withdraw

  • Governor announces programs to help green tech and small businesses
  • :43

  • Volunteers counting Columbus homeless population
  • 3:50

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    WCBE Newscasts
    11:44 am
    Tue January 26, 2010

    Union representing non-teacher Columbus School employees rejects two-year contract--and--former Obetz police officer pleads guilty to forcing a woman to perform sex acts, plus more in this Tuesday morning newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Union representing non-teacher Columbus School employees rejects two-year contract :00

  • Former Obetz police officer pleads guilty to forcing a woman to perform sex acts :44

  • Columbus police identify remains of woman found on the Hilltop 1:28

  • Members of Compete-Columbus say 2009 was a productive year in improving Columbus' economic development 1:57

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    WCBE Stories
    11:17 am
    Tue January 26, 2010

    Compete Columbus

    Columbus, Oh – Members of Compete Columbus say they had another productive year in 2009. The group was formed in 2007 to study and improve Central Ohio's economy. The 28 member group includes the CEOs of Bob Evans Farms, The Columbus Foundation, OhioHealth, and Huntington Bancshares. Spokesperson Larry Hilsheimer tells Mike Foley the group completed work on one initial cluster - logistics.

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    WCBE Newscasts
    12:50 pm
    Mon January 25, 2010

    Prosecutor says doctor on trial for cyanide death of his wife committed murder to leave a loveless murder--and--John Boehner says political rebellion continues over Democrats' direction, plus more in this Monday afternoon newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Prosecutor says doctor on trial for cyanide death of his wife committed murder to leave a loveless murder :00

  • House minority leader John Boehner says political rebellion continues over Democrats' direction :52

  • Ohio's Secretary of State says changes have been made in state's voter registration database 2:43

  • Unionized non-teaching Columbus school employees scheduled to vote today on new contract 4:09

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    WCBE Newscasts
    12:47 pm
    Mon January 25, 2010

    Special Ed money being re-directed, Yost switches races, bleak backdrop for state-of-the-state address -- these stories and more in this Monday afternoon news.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • School districts re-directing Special Ed funds

  • Yost drops out of AG race; declares for Auditor's race
  • :41

  • Bleak backdrop for Strickland's state-of-the-state
  • 1:19

  • Firefighter convvicted of killing dogs walks out of job hearing
  • 3:30

  • AG's from Great Lakes states want in on Asian carp ddiscussions
  • 4:10

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    WCBE Newscasts
    12:32 pm
    Mon January 25, 2010

    Unknown man in serious condition after being shot by police on Saturday--and--poll shows how close the Ohio Governor's race is shaping up to be, plus more in this Monday morning newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Unknown man in serious condition after being shot by police on Saturday :00

  • Poll shows how close the Ohio Governor's race is shaping up to be 1:14

  • Woman whose sentence was commuted by Governor may serve eight more years 2:10

  • Ohio prisons are setting up a system to let inmates view e-mails 2:56

  • Wal-Mart lays off a number of Sam's Club staffers 3:43

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