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11:42 am
Tue March 10, 2009

SWACO considers out-of-towners' trash

Columbus, OH – After extensive campaigns to encourage residents to recycle and continued increases in the amount of items being recycled, the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio is now considering accepting trash from outside of its primary boundary of Franklin County. SWACO's Board of Trustees will discuss the idea at a retreat today. Spokesperson John Remy tells Mike Foley, the proposal stems from the recession and the authority's budget.

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WCBE Newscasts
11:38 am
Tue March 10, 2009

Columbus economic advisory committee recommends city leaders ask voters to approve an income tax increase--and--Ford workers approve contract changes including wage freezes and benefit cuts. These stories and more in this newscast.

Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Licking County authorities have identified the body found in a grave behind an abandoned house along Lancaster Rd - :28

  • State insurance department says Ohio has the sixth lowest homeowners insurance rates in the nation - 1:04

  • Ohio Attorney General Rich Cordray files lawsuit against Dayton-based Certifichecks for misleading consumers - 4:36

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    Ohio Public Radio
    11:28 am
    Tue March 10, 2009

    Ohio labelled "national leader in company expansions"

    Columbus, OH – A major business magazine has just called Ohio a national leader in company expansions. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.

    WCBE Newscasts
    12:21 am
    Tue March 10, 2009

    Ohio plans to address the large number of provisional ballots cast during the election and a new report labels the state 20th best in its handling of child homelessness. Those stories plus more in this newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Federal judge in Toledo sentences former county jail guard on charges including kicking an inmate in the face - :00

  • SWACO considers accepting trash from outside Franklin County - 1:26

  • Study on American religious life says number of people claiming no religion has nearly doubled since 1990 - 3:25

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    WCBE Newscasts
    4:13 am
    Mon March 9, 2009

    Ohio lawmakers begin committee hearings on a bill that would give local police authority to enforce federal immigration laws--and--Overcrowding at Hamilton County Jail prompts more judges to use electronic home monitoring devices instead. More stori

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Jury selection to begin today for Columbus teen charged with killing his identical twin brother - :00

  • A group plans to circulating petitions to force a recall election against the mayor of Akron - 1:22

  • Ohio Department of Aging seeks Ohioans who lived through the Great Depression - 4:25

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    WCBE Newscasts
    3:41 am
    Mon March 9, 2009

    Federal authorities accuse 10 people of taking part in an operation involving sham marriages for immigrants and Bill Cohen previews the topics state lawmakers will consider this week. Those stories and more in this newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • House Republican leader John Boehner says he doesn't support giving federal money to GM unless it has a long-term business model - 3:39

  • Suspected corporate spying leads Akron-based Goodyear to call the FBI - 6:17

  • Ohio officials say most provisional ballots in last year's election were later proven valid - 7:22

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    Ohio Public Radio
    6:58 am
    Fri March 6, 2009

    Obama's Columbus visit

    Columbus, OH – Just a month ago, President Obama used Columbus police recruits as a way to illustrate to reporters how some of the money from the $787 billion economic stimulus package would be used. He promised those recruits, who the city said it couldn't afford to hire as officers, would have jobs after they graduate if the plan was passed. That happened, so today, the president himself attended the graduation ceremony. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports.

    WCBE Stories
    2:03 am
    Fri March 6, 2009

    Columbus school officials study governor's education plan

    Columbus, OH – The details of Ohio Governor Ted Strickland's education proposal are still being worked out, and school districts around the state are trying to determine what it will mean for them. The Columbus City School district is no exception. Alison Holm reports.

    WCBE Newscasts
    1:56 am
    Fri March 6, 2009

    Columbus officials say a new hotel will bring more conventions and tax revenue to the city - and Jim Tressel plans to visit troops in the Middle East. Those stories and more in this newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories you'll hear include:

  • Fatal shooting in Cleveland

  • Man hit by train in Columbus

  • New hotel planned for Columbus

  • Tressel to visit troops in the Middle East

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    WCBE Newscasts
    1:55 am
    Fri March 6, 2009

    President Obama speaks in Columbus - and the state releases more details about Ohio's share of the stimulus package. Those stories and more in this newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories you'll hear include:

  • President Obama speaks in Columbus and highlights police recruits

  • The state releases more details on what the stimulus money will be used for

  • Cleveland police ask the public for help in last night's fatal shooting investigation

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    It's Movie Time
    11:19 am
    Thu March 5, 2009

    March 6, 2009 It's Movie Time: Waltz With Bashir, Watchmen

    Films reviewed: Waltz With Bashir, Watchmen

    It's Movie Time has won numerous national awards including Silver Microphone and Communicator honors.

    Kristin Dreyer Kramer is editor-in-chief of NightsAndWeekends.com. Read her reviews at

    NightsAndWeekends.com

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    Cinema Classics
    10:53 am
    Thu March 5, 2009

    March 5 , 2009 Cinema Classics #19 Posthumous Oscars

    A Cinema Classic: Posthumous Oscars

    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
    8:12 am
    Thu March 5, 2009

    Thursday afternoon news

    Columbus, Ohio – Stories include:

  • "Joe the Plumber" sues for invasion of privacy

  • City announces finance deal for new downtown hotel :37

  • "Foodbus" brings groceries and aid to southern Ohio 2:13

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    WCBE Newscasts
    8:04 am
    Thu March 5, 2009

    Thursday developing news

    Columbus, Ohio – Stories include:

  • Retail sales drop across the state :18

  • final day for City Center 1:57

  • OSU research predicts general surgeon shortage by 2010 3:32

  • 2 Ohio air traffic controllers honored 7:10

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    WCBE Stories
    7:54 am
    Thu March 5, 2009

    New Police chief in Columbus

    Columbus, Ohio – Columbus mayor Michael Coleman has named a new police chief to replace retiring chief James jackson. Alison Holm has more.

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    On The Marquee
    4:31 pm
    Wed March 4, 2009

    March 6, 2009 On the Marquee

    New Releases Watchmen and Let the Right One In, New DVDs Australia and Beverly Hills Chihuahua, and More

    On the Marquee is a weekly podcast, highlighting the week's movie releases?both in theaters and on DVD.

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    WCBE Newscasts
    9:36 am
    Wed March 4, 2009

    Wednesday afternoon news

    Columbus, Ohio – Stories include:

  • Deputy chief tapped to head police department

  • Superintendent postpones accepting raise 2:02

  • CDC questions effectiveness of flu vaccine 2:51

  • New center hopes to bring playoff luck to Blue Jackets 3:29

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    WCBE Newscasts
    12:40 am
    Wed March 4, 2009

    3-04-2009 -- Columbus names a new police chief, plus the afternoon newscast

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Columbus police continue search for a missing 12 year-old girl - :00

  • Some non-violent offenders told to come back to Cincinnati jails once they have free cells aren't returning - 2:00

  • Uncertain economic times lead Columbus City Schools superintendent to turn down 4% raise - 4:29

  • Cleveland school program started by football hall-of-famer Jim Brown runs out of money - 5:19

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    WCBE Newscasts
    12:37 am
    Wed March 4, 2009

    3-04-09 -- Ohio learns more about the stimulus, plus the morning newscast

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Former Ohio teacher accused of prostituting on the side pleads guilty to solicitation - :00

  • Ohio voters will decide whether to give bonuses to military veterans of recent conflicts - :31

  • State of Ohio gets more information about type and size of funding it will receive from stimulus - 3:45

  • State Highway Patrol says an experimental program that ran from March to September reduced number of highway fatalities - 5:13

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    Ohio Public Radio
    12:03 am
    Wed March 4, 2009

    Film and TV tax credit size is up for debate

    Columbus, OH – Ohio legislators keep talking up the idea of handing income tax credits to people and companies that invest in movies and TV productions shot on location in Ohio. But the lawmakers have yet to agree on how big the tax credit program should be. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports on the competing House and Senate tax credit plans.

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