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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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    It's Movie Time
    12:58 pm
    Fri January 22, 2010

    January 22, 2010 It's Movie Time: Crazy Heart, Extraordinary Measures, Tooth Fairy

    These boys should be heading to the movie emergency ward.

    Films reviewed: Crazy Heart, Extraordinary Measures, Tooth Fairy

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

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    WCBE Newscasts
    12:35 pm
    Fri January 22, 2010

    Ohio unemployment rate up to 10.9% for December, nationwide rate unchanged, and President Obama to discuss clean-energy technologies in today's Lorain town hall meeting. These stories and more in Friday's noon newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Semi that crashed on I-70 near Springfield last month was going too fast for icy road. :00

  • Ohio unemployment rate up to 10.9% for December, nationwide rate unchanged. :30

  • President Obama to discuss clean-energy technologies in today's Lorain town hall meeting. 1:13

  • Obama believes Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernake will get another term. 2:22

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    WCBE Newscasts
    11:34 am
    Fri January 22, 2010

    Hilliard accountant and Columbus realtor plead guilty to tax evasion scheme, and Columbus City Council receives few budget cut complaints thanks to voter-approved income tax increase. This and more in Friday's morning newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Hilliard accountant and Columbus realtor plead guilty to tax evasion scheme. :00

  • Homestead exemption renewal applications won't be sent by mail this year. :39

  • Few complaints of budget cuts thanks to voter-approved income tax increase. :53

  • Republican State Representative Seth Morgan begins campaign for State Auditor. 3:44

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    On The Marquee
    11:19 am
    Fri January 22, 2010

    January 24, 2010 On the Marquee

    New Releases Extraordinary Measures and Crazy Heart, New DVDs Gamer and Che, 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 Stories
    10:18 am
    Fri January 22, 2010

    Social Impact of Columbus Casino

    Columbus, Oh – While debate continues over where a Columbus casino might be located, and what it will cost the city and the operator, human service agencies are bracing for the social costs associated with gambling. Alison Holm reports.

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    Cinema Classics
    4:57 pm
    Thu January 21, 2010

    January 21, 2010: George Clooney

    A Cinema Classic: George Clooney

    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
    4:53 pm
    Thu January 21, 2010

    Media barred from woman's trail of her child's death until jury is seated for trial of man also charged, and National Restaurant Association predicts stabilization in 2010, but slow Ohio growth. This and more in Thursday's afternoon newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Media barred from woman's trail in her child's death until jury is seated for trial of man also charged. :00

  • New report shows poverty is on the rise in Columbus and its suburbs between 2000 and 2008. :25

  • Homeowner advocates want to create lender fee to pay counselors that challenge foreclosure filings. 1:01

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    Ohio Public Radio
    4:45 pm
    Thu January 21, 2010

    Homeowner advocates want to create lender fee to pay Ohio counselors that help challenge foreclosure filings.

    Columbus, OH – State money to pay counselors to help Ohio homeowners challenge foreclosure filings is running out. That's why homeowners and their advocates are telling legislators to find extra cash by slapping a new fee on lenders. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.

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    Movie Reviews
    2:09 pm
    Thu January 21, 2010

    Dear John

    Unlovable

    I have to say one thing: Lasse Halstrom manages to keep a consistently lugubrious tone throughout Dear John. Channing Tatum and Amanda Seyfried fall in love only to be separated by his going to Afghanistan and she back to college. Let the tears begin.

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    WCBE Newscasts
    12:27 pm
    Thu January 21, 2010

    Backlogs cause jump in number of newly laid-off workers seeking unemployment, and new report shows poverty on the rise in Columbus and suburbs. These stories plus more in Thursday's noon newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Backlogs cause jump in number of newly laid-off workers seeking unemployment. :00

  • Brookings Institution reports poverty is on the rise in Columbus and suburbs. :34

  • Cleveland-based Keycorp's 2009 fourth-quarter losses weren't as bad as 2008. 1:22

  • Ohio Attorney General says Federal Home Loan Modification Program is underperforming. 1:49

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    WCBE Newscasts
    11:39 am
    Thu January 21, 2010

    Columbus Metropolitan Club speakers address changes to casino proposal, and Columbus City Council holds second hearing tonight on proposed 2010 budget. These stories and more in Thursday's morning newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Columbus Metropolitan Club speakers address changes to casino proposal. :00

  • Gahanna man will serve 23 years for fatal shooting outside convenience store. 4:29

  • Chrysler bringing back one-time lobbyist as adviser to its chief executive. 4:46

  • Former Federal Trade Commission chair will be chief legal officer at Proctor & Gamble. 5:13

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    Movie Reviews
    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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