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Ohio Public Radio
12:43 pm
Wed October 28, 2009

Largest state workers union opposes a bill that would trim the state payroll by thousands of employees, but the union says it's concerned about more than membership.

Columbus, OH – It's no surprise that the largest state workers union opposes a bill that its sponsor says would trim the state payroll by thousands of employees. But the union says it's concerned about more than just membership. Statehouse Correspondent Karen Kasler reports.

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WCBE Newscasts
12:37 pm
Wed October 28, 2009

Prosecutors file additional charges against attorney who ran adoption scam in Ohio and other states, and Akron-based Goodyear Tire & Rubber says profits doubled in the third quarter. These stories and more in Wednesday's noon newscast.

Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Prosecutors file additional charges against attorney who ran adoption scam in Ohio and other states. :00

  • Akron-based Goodyear Tire & Rubber says profits doubled in the third quarter to $72 million. :30

  • Port Columbus and Rickenbacker airports show signs of recovery after year of declining activity. 1:04

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    Ohio Public Radio
    11:43 am
    Wed October 28, 2009

    Some Ohio farmers say they will be regulated out of business if Ohioans pass State Issue 2.

    Columbus, OH – Some Ohio farmers say they will be regulated out of business if Ohioans pass State Issue 2, the proposed Constitutional amendment that would set up a board to oversee livestock care in Ohio. Statehouse News Correspondent Jo Ingles has more.

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    WCBE Newscasts
    11:35 am
    Wed October 28, 2009

    Cincinnati Marine and Ohio-born technician were two of 14 killed in Afghanistan Monday, and Franklin County will delay H1N1 vaccination clinics because of vaccine availability. This and more in Wednesday's morning newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Cincinnati Marine and Ohio-born technician were two of 14 killed in Afghanistan Monday. :00

  • Franklin County will delay H1N1 vaccination clinics because of vaccine availability. :33

  • New Albany runaway will have telephone and internet use monitored in foster care. 2:17

  • Leader of Ohio marijuana smuggling operation sentenced to 20 years in prison. 2:53

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    WCBE Newscasts
    12:33 pm
    Tue October 27, 2009

    Official orders supervision of runaway religious convert--and--recent Ohio Supreme Court rulings force officials to review whether over 1,700 criminals were sentenced properly, plus more in this Tuesday afternoon newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Marine from Ohio killed when helicopters over Afghanistan collided :00

  • Franklin County juvenile magistrate orders supervision of runaway religious convert :19

  • State prisons directer says recent Ohio Supreme Court rulings are forcing officials to review whether over 1,700 criminals were sentenced properly 2:47

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    WCBE Newscasts
    11:11 am
    Tue October 27, 2009

    Columbus police officer injured when he crashe into a vehicle that had run several red lights downtown--and--Marion police file charges against a man accused of killing ex-girlfriend's husband, plus more in this Tuesday morning newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Columbus police officer injured when he crashe into a vehicle that had run several red lights downtown :00
  • Marion police file charges against a man accused of killing ex-girlfriend's husband :00
  • Hamilton County woman charged with selling stolen tickets from a haunted house :52

  • Ohio parole board denies early release for Columbus man convicted of raping four women in the 1990s 1:17

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    WCBE Stories
    11:10 am
    Tue October 27, 2009

    Politicians debate worth of stimulus dollars in Ohio

    Columbus, OH – Vice President Joe Biden used a Cleveland Hopkins Airport project yesterday as an example of how he says federal stimulus dollars are helping local economies. Republicans continue to say the stimulus is not working. Kevin Neidermeier of member station WKSU in Kent reports.

    Ohio Public Radio
    11:04 am
    Tue October 27, 2009

    Final arguments on Issue Three

    Columbus, OH – Next week voters will decide the fate of State Issue Three, the proposed state constitutional amendment allowing for the construction of gambling casinos in Columbus and three other cities. Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler has the final arguments from both sides.

    Ohio Public Radio
    3:08 pm
    Fri October 23, 2009

    Government watchdog group says Ohio lawmakers spent more time raising money than they spent in session.

    Columbus, OH – Government watchdog group says Ohio lawmakers have passed few bills and spent more time raising money than they spent in session. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports.

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    Ohio Public Radio
    3:04 pm
    Fri October 23, 2009

    Campaign finance reports show supporters of State Issue 3 are outspending opponents of the measure.

    Columbus, OH – Campaign finance reports show supporters of State Issue 3--the November ballot proposal authorizing the construciton of casinos in Columbus and three other cities--are outspending opponents. Statehouse News Correspondent Bill Cohen reports.

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    On The Marquee
    3:02 pm
    Fri October 23, 2009

    October 25, 2009 On the Marquee

    New Releases Astro Boy and Amelia, New DVDs Cheri and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, 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.

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    It's Movie Time
    9:23 am
    Fri October 23, 2009

    October 23, 2009 It's Movie Time; No Impact Man, Good Hair, Astro Boy

    Films reviewed: No Impact Man, Good Hair, Astro Boy


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

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    Ohio Public Radio
    4:59 pm
    Thu October 22, 2009

    Thousands of Ohioans are already casting absentee ballots on casino issue, but that's not stopping some legislators from proposing alternatives.

    Columbus, OH – Less than two weeks before election day, thousands of Ohioans are already casting absentee ballots on the proposal to authorize a gambling casino in the four biggest Ohio cities. But that's not stopping some state legislators from proposing alternatives. The new proposals are drawing fire from supporters of the casino ballot plan, State Issue 3. Statehouse Correspondent Bill Cohen reports.

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    WCBE Newscasts
    4:54 pm
    Thu October 22, 2009

    Coroner is investigating death of a northeast Ohio cheerleader who collapsed at practice and died, and a biochemist hired as top aide for the Ohio Department of Health had history of sexual harassment. This and more in Thursday's afternoon newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Coroner investigates death of a northeast Ohio cheerleader who collapsed at practice and died. :00

  • Biochemist hired as top aide for the Ohio Department of Health had history of sexual harassment. :23

  • Ohioans already casting absentee ballots on casino issue while alternatives are being introduced. 1:05

  • Program to give down payment aid to Ohio's college graduates is similar to aid already available. 4:22
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    Ohio Public Radio
    1:52 pm
    Thu October 22, 2009

    Former Ohio State quarterback with history of gambling problems says casino issue is bad for the state.

    Columbus, OH – Former Ohio State quarterback Art Schlichter says Issue 3 is bad for the state. Schlichter, whose pro career was derailed by a gambling addiction, says he wants Ohioans to consider how the state will handle an increase in crime and addictions if the casinos are built. Schlichter spent 10 years in prison for gambling-related crimes and says it's probably inevitable Ohio will someday have gambling. But he believes the current proposal would enrich a few at the expense of the state. Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler reports.

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    WCBE Newscasts
    1:45 pm
    Thu October 22, 2009

    Huron County teenagers forced to sleep in cages will sue adoptive parents and caseworkers, and the Columbus Chamber of Commerce announces opposition to State Issue 3 on Ohio casinos. These stories and more in Thursday's noon newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Huron County teenagers forced to sleep in cages will sue adoptive parents and caseworkers. :00

  • Attorney for Dayton woman accused of killing her baby asks appeals court for a third trial. :37

  • Columbus Chamber of Commerce announces opposition to state issue on Ohio casinos. 1:09

  • Former OSU quarterback with history of gambling problems also speaks in opposition of Issue 3. 1:31

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    WCBE Stories
    1:20 pm
    Thu October 22, 2009

    Columbus city leaders draft legislation to clean up vacant homes and protect neighborhood property values.

    Columbus, OH – The federal government says Columbus has more than 53,000 vacant homes. City leaders have drafted legislation to help clean up the properties that attract arsonists, thieves, squatters and drug dealers, and threaten neighborhood property values. Jim Letizia reports.

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