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WCBE Newscasts
12:34 am
Tue August 26, 2008

Developing Tuesday afternoon

Columbus, OH –

Stories include:

  • Barack Obama is receive swift-boat treatment in Ohio.

  • South Columbus man arrested on child-pornography for second time in 2 weeks

  • 82 year-old Delta Queen may be permanently docked

  • Procter and Gamble to try its hand in dry-cleaning industry

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    Election 2008
    12:29 am
    Tue August 26, 2008

    McCain and Obama neck-and-neck in the polls

    Columbus, OH – Poll numbers from the Associated Press show republican presidential candidate John McCain's appeal to so-called low information voters is working. AP says whites without a college degree back McCain by strong margins in Ohio. The race: whites overall back McCain by 11 points, while Democrat Barack Obama enjoys a 14 point lead over McCain among Ohio women. Independents, white Catholics, and white women are closely divided between the two. Overall, AP says Obama and McCain are in a virtual tie in Ohio.

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    Ohio Public Radio
    10:30 am
    Mon August 25, 2008

    More confusion over petition effort

    Columbus, OH – Controversy continues to swirl around some petition circulators on the streets. We're talking about the ones who are helping Ohio's payday loan stores mount a ballot initiative that could eventually let them keep charging a much higher interest rate than a new state law would allow. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen has the latest.

    Ohio Public Radio
    12:40 am
    Mon August 25, 2008

    Do Indian casinos help My Ohio Now?

    Columbus, OH – A conservative think tank that opposes gambling says it suspects the backers of a ballot issue to build a huge casino in southwest Ohio are working on a sneaky plan to break the promises they're making to voters - that the casino will share hundreds of millions in tax revenue with all 88 counties. Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler reports.

    WCBE Newscasts
    12:38 am
    Mon August 25, 2008

    Monday morning news

    Columbus, OH –

    Stories include:

  • Kent State University-area bus drivers prepare to strike

  • Physicians say insurance companies focus too much on bottom line

  • Ohio police chief proposes officers driving squad cars home be billed for gas

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    WCBE Newscasts
    12:29 am
    Mon August 25, 2008

    Developing Monday afternoon

    Columbus, OH –

    Stories include:

  • Driver and child involved in school bus crash not seriously injured

  • Capital-area Humane Society issues warning to pet owners after second crossbow attack

  • Cincinnati health officials say people should avoid swimming in Ohio River's pond scum

  • Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty campaigning for McCain in Ohio

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    Movie Reviews
    4:33 pm
    Sat August 23, 2008

    Baghead

    Mumblecore to the core.

    Baghead starts as if it has a bag over its head with a leaden set up about four not-so-young struggling actors planning a scriptwriting session in the woods. Not hard to tell what might happen in a comedy/thriller/horror indie. But amidst this sophomoric, satirical first reel is a gem of an interview with a director after a film festival screening. You'll know the drill when you see it: inane questions, uninspired answers, but everyone breathless with love of movies.

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    Movie Reviews
    10:08 am
    Sat August 23, 2008

    Frozen River

    Two for the Road

    A real horror film . . .

    "The greatest poverty is not to live

    In a physical world, to feel that one's desire

    Is too difficult to tell from despair." Wallace Stevens

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    WCBE Stories
    11:51 am
    Fri August 22, 2008

    Somalis and the mental health issue

    Columbus, OH – The Somali Community Association of Ohio estimates more than 40-thousand Somalis live in Central Ohio. The group offers a number of services to Somalis including job training and education as well as housing and child care assistance. While linking Somalis with existing services can be challenging, it's especially difficult when it comes to mental health issues--in part because of the way Somalis view mental illness, and on the part of services agencies who fail to understand that view.

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    WCBE Newscasts
    11:41 am
    Fri August 22, 2008

    Friday morning news

    Columbus, OH –

    Stories include:

  • Columbus firefighter suffers second-degree burns in fire on Southwest side last night.

  • Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission issues air-quality alert

  • Enviornmental groups petition federal government to limit run-off

  • Strickland to oppose sick day ballot issue

  • Funeral arrangements made for Stephanie Tubbs-Jones

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    Ohio Public Radio
    10:23 am
    Fri August 22, 2008

    Ohio democrats depart for National Convention

    Columbus, OH – Ohio Democrats are departing for the party's National Convention in Denver. Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler reports.

    WCBE Newscasts
    12:30 am
    Fri August 22, 2008

    Developing Friday Afternoon

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

    Stories include:

  • Police searching for armed robbers of Faith Avenue home

  • Cincinnati baby's death in hot car marks 29th this year

  • Pentagon says final guidelines for Air Force replacement bidding to be released

  • Fish in many Ohio sites test negative for V-H-S virus

  • 11 square-mile chunk of Northern Greenland cracking off

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    WCBE Stories
    11:36 am
    Thu August 21, 2008

    Columbus hopes new efforts will help beat obesity

    Columbus, OH –

    A national study released this week shows nearly 27 percent of Ohioans are obese. As the Health Policy Institute of Ohio wraps up an assessment of more than 40-thousand households, the City of Columbus is hoping a new effort will help residents build active and healthier lifestyles. City officials offered some details of the new venture at yesterday's Columbus Metropolitan Club forum. Mike Foley reports.

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    Ohio Public Radio
    11:32 am
    Thu August 21, 2008

    Ohio Democratic Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs-Jones dies at 58

    Columbus, OH –

    Ohio Democratic Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs-Jones died yesterday evening--21 hours after suffering a brain hemorrhage. The 58-year-old was the first African-American woman to represent Ohio in Congress. She chaired the house ethics committee and was a passionate opponent of the Iraq War. From Member Station WKSU in Kent, ML Schultze reports.

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    WCBE Newscasts
    11:27 am
    Thu August 21, 2008

    Thursday Morning News

    Columbus, OH –

    Stories include:

  • State fire marshall investigates Tuesday's Kenton fire

  • Second man dies from Hilltop bar shooting

  • Strickland asks Health and Human Services to approve low-income children's health coverage

  • Officials offer details on the Institute for Active Living

  • AFL-CIO to use Olympic Games to attack John McCain

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    Ohio Public Radio
    11:19 am
    Thu August 21, 2008

    State Attorney General candidates on corruption in Ohio

    Columbus, OH – The Republican running for State Attorney General says Ohioans are sick of corruption in politics, and he's proposing a new commission to deal with it. But the Democrat in the race says it's just more bureaucracy. Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler reports.

    WCBE Newscasts
    1:41 am
    Thu August 21, 2008

    Developing Thursday Afternoon

    Columbus, OH –

    Stories include:

  • Parents express worry about lowering college drinking age

  • Ohio Credit Union League warn consumers of text message scam

  • American Greetings will not sell same-sex marriage cards

  • Ohio State Athletic Director says fans should switch from Time Warner

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    WCBE Newscasts
    11:50 am
    Wed August 20, 2008

    Wednesday Morning News

    Columbus, OH –

    Stories include:

  • Ohio Democratic Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones admitted to hospital

  • Attorney General candidate Micheal Crites plans to establish public corruption commission

  • Former Fernald Nuclear site celebrates "Fernald Preserve"

  • University of Dayton Athetlic Director retires

  • Columbus begins final phase of Morse Road improvements

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    Ohio Public Radio
    11:40 am
    Wed August 20, 2008

    Lawmakers consider drilling in Ohio

    Columbus, OH – The companies that drill for oil and natural gas in Ohio say the state should open up public lands and state parks, and consider opening up Lake Erie, for exploration. Some key state lawmakers have been considering those ideas. Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler reports.

    WCBE Stories
    11:16 am
    Wed August 20, 2008

    Columbus schools in continuous improvement

    Columbus, OH – The Columbus schools are hanging onto the continuous improvement rating by the State Education Department, which is good news for a distric asking voters to approve a combined tax levy and bond issue request this fall. But there is some bad news along with the good. Alison Holm reports.

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