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11:50 am
Tue October 6, 2009

Columbus City Council approves boathouse on Griggs Reservoir

Columbus, OH – Columbus City Council last night approved legislation allowing the construction of a boathouse on the western edge of Griggs Reservoir in a largely undeveloped area called Duranceau Park. Jim Letizia reports.

WCBE Newscasts
11:46 am
Tue October 6, 2009

Columbus City Council approves construction of boathouse on edge of Griggs Reservoir--and--Pike County man to serve two years in prison for neglecting infant attacked by rats, plus more in this Tuesday morning newscast.

Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Columbus high school football player released on $100k bond after being charged with rape :00

  • Columbus City Council approves construction of boathouse on edge of Griggs Reservoir :49

  • President Obama signs order directing all federal agencies to set targets for reducing government pollution 5:58

  • Study shows suburbs can create extra carbon dioxide emissions 6:38

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    WCBE Newscasts
    12:35 pm
    Mon October 5, 2009

    Federal appeals court halts Thursday execution after failed attempt to execute another man--and--jury selection starts for first of two twin brother pediatricians charged with crimes involving minors, more in this Monday afternoon newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Federal appeals court halts Thursday execution after last month's failed attempt to execute another man :20

  • Jury selection starts for first of two twin brother pediatricians charged with sex crimes involving minors 1:02

  • Ohio institutions prepare for H-1-N-1 flu epidemic scenarios 1:45

  • State regulators and others partner on a new technology initiative to make doctors visits easier 3:50

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    WCBE Newscasts
    11:32 am
    Mon October 5, 2009

    President of Somalia plans to visit Columbus on support-building tour--and--Ohio gasoline prices fall to lowest point in six months, plus more in this Monday morning newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • President of Somalia plans to visit Columbus on support-building tour 1:16

  • Ohio gasoline prices fall to lowest point in six months :54

  • Central Ohio institutions prepare for variety of swine flu epidemic scenarios 2:01

  • Ohio political officials discuss importance of "independent" voters 5:46

  • Wealthiest Ohioans would pay most from Governor Strickland's freeze of an income tax cut 7:27

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    It's Movie Time
    12:03 pm
    Sun October 4, 2009

    October 2, 2009 It's Movie Time; Bright Star, Zombieland

    Films reviewed: Bright Star, Zombieland

    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
    Fri October 2, 2009

    Third party enters the state casino argument, armed with an old-fashioned campaign tactic.

    Columbus, OH – For several weeks Ohioans have been seeing TV commercials from casino developers calling for a "yes" vote on that ballot issue that would authorize casinoa in Columbus, Cincinnati, Cleveland and Toledo. TV viewers have also been deluged with ads urging a "no" note. Those commercials are being paid for, at least in part, by an out-of-state casino that doesn't want competition from new Ohio casinos.

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    WCBE Newscasts
    4:53 pm
    Fri October 2, 2009

    Public corruption investigation reaches deeper into Democratic-controlled Cleveland government, and both sides of state casino issue battle for voters' attention with TV commercials and yard signs. This and more in Friday's afternoon newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Public corruption investigation reaches deeper into democratically-controlled Cleveland government. :00

  • Both sides of state casino issue battle for voters' attention with TV commercials and yard signs. :27

  • Ohio's current lack of passenger trains affects the state's bid for money to launch train service. 4:58
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    On The Marquee
    4:33 pm
    Fri October 2, 2009

    October 4, 2009 On the Marquee

    New Releases Zombieland and Whip It, New DVDs Away We Go and Monsters vs. Aliens, 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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    3:06 pm
    Fri October 2, 2009

    H1N1 Information

    Columbus, OH – WCBE's Web and News departments have teamed up to bring you a convenient, one-stop site to help you understand, prevent, and deal with the H1N1 flu virus.

    Visit our H1N1 site.

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    WCBE Newscasts
    12:31 pm
    Fri October 2, 2009

    Columbus man charged in a fatal park shooting will appear in court today, and an Ohio man has fallen 100 feet to his death from bridge scaffolding near Pittsburgh. These stories and more in Friday's morning newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Columbus man charged in June's fatal shooting at Mock Park will appear in court today. :00

  • Ohio man has fallen 100 feet to his death from a bridge near Pittsburgh. :26

  • Ohio Elections Commission says congressional challenger made false campaign statements. :47

  • Two Ohio church groups ask Gov. Strickland to rescind his authorization of slot machines. 1:38

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    Ohio Public Radio
    4:53 pm
    Thu October 1, 2009

    Ohio secretary of state candidate drops out of the race.

    Columbus, OH – One candidate for Ohio secretary of state is dropping out of that race. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles had details.

    WCBE Newscasts
    4:50 pm
    Thu October 1, 2009

    Columbus woman to serve five years for killing friend who tried to stop her from intoxicated driving, and one candidate running for Ohio secretary of state drops out of the race. This plus more in Thursday's afternoon newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Columbus woman to serve five years for killing friend who tried to stop her from intoxicated driving. :00

  • Complaint dismissed against anti-casino group's claim that Ohio casino jobs would go out of state. :25

  • One candidate running for Ohio secretary of state drops out of the race. :53

  • Higher city income tax extended to people who work in Columbus, though some exemptions apply. 1:54

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    Ohio Public Radio
    2:14 pm
    Thu October 1, 2009

    Governor calls for delay in tax cut after slot machine plan hits snags, but opponents complain he's actually raising taxes.

    Columbus, OH – With his slot machine plan in legal limbo, governor Ted Strickland is calling for a delay in the final year of a five-year income tax cut. Opponents call that a tax increase. Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler reports.

    WCBE Newscasts
    1:59 pm
    Thu October 1, 2009

    Federal authorities arrest three Chillicothe men on sex trafficking charges, and Gov. Strickland calls for a delay in income tax cut, but opponents are calling it a tax increase. This plue more in Thursday's morning newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Federal authorities arrest three Chillicothe men on sex trafficking charges. :00

  • Gov. Strickland calls for delay in income tax cut, while opponents call it a tax increase. :31

  • Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles fee increases take effect today as part of new budget. 1:58

  • Squirrel carcasses pile up on West Virginia roads as a result of statewide acorn shortage. 2:40

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    WCBE Newscasts
    12:37 pm
    Thu October 1, 2009

    Replica of Wright brothers' plane crashes at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, and the largest flu vaccine supplier is behind on shipments because of H1N1 vaccine rush. These stories and more in Thursday's noon newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Replica of Wright brothers' plane crashes at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton. :00

  • Largest flu vaccine supplier is behind on shipments because of H1N1 vaccine rush. :28

  • CDC report says drug-related deaths in Ohio outnumber deaths from motor vehicle crashes. 2:13

  • New state rule bars communities from using reverse online auctions to hire contractors. 2:47

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    Cinema Classics
    12:28 pm
    Thu October 1, 2009

    October 1 & 3 , 2009 Cinema Classics: Sly Stallone

    A Cinema Classic: Sly Stallone

    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
    4:51 pm
    Wed September 30, 2009

    Rural Ohio school district sees increasing absences for flu-like illnesses in upper grades, and Hamilton Township police identify skeletal remains as those of a Russian immigrant. This and more in Wednesday's afternoon newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Rural Ohio school district sees increasing absences for flu-like illnesses in upper grades. :00

  • Hamilton Township police say found skeletal remains are missing Russian immigrant. :40

  • Ohio Supreme Court upholds penalty for former drunken driving offenders who refuse DUI test. 1:07

  • Ohio senate passes resolution to reassert state rights when dealing with national legislation. 1:44

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    Movie Reviews
    2:30 pm
    Wed September 30, 2009

    Cold Souls

    Soulless

    "And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell." St. Matthew


    Paul Giamatti plays himself in the sci fi Cold Souls--he extracts his soul, storing it like a winter coat at a company with a tendency to lose a soul now and then.

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    Ohio Public Radio
    12:41 pm
    Wed September 30, 2009

    Fueled by healthcare debate, Ohio senate reasserts state's rights when dealing with national legislation.

    Columbus, OH – The Republican-controlled state senate has passed a resolution that its sponsor say reasserts Ohio's rights when it comes to national legislation. And the national furor over healthcare reform clearly drove the debate at the statehouse. Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler reports.

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