Columbus, OH – The Ohio Republican Party is blasting Democratic Governor Ted Strickland's appointee to a newly-created position within the state development department. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports.
Columbus, OH – Sales of new and existing homes in Ohio rose 7.6 percent last month from the level seen in May. But the Ohio Association of Realtors says sales for June were down more than 16 percent compared with a year ago. Still, the latest monthly report finds Ohio in better shape than the rest of the country on average. U.S. sales of existing homes fell by a worse than expected 2.6 percent last month. Ohio Association of Realtors President Brad Knapp says there's guarded optimism the state's housing market may be stablizing.
Columbus, OH – Presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain appeared at a forum in Columbus last night, talking about his plans for cancer funding if he wins the White House. But not everyone had positive reviews of his speech. Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler reports.
Columbus, OH – A federal judge's order that Libertarian candidates have their names and party label put onto Ohio's November ballot is going to stand. State elections officials and the attorney general have decided not to appeal the ruling. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports that the Libertarians aren't the only minor party activists who are applauding.
Columbus, OH – Governor Strickland is continuing to work to head off a ballot issue this fall that would mandate many businesses provide seven paid sick days a year for full time employees. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports on the progress of that effort.
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