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WCBE Newscasts
11:40 am
Thu December 18, 2008

Thursday morning news

Columbus, OH –

Stories include:

  • Governor Strickland accepts resignation of state official who improerly used state computers to find information on Joe the Plumber

  • Northeast Ohio business developers and their Amish neighbors may soon team up

  • Columbia Gas of Ohio says it will lower rates from $1.19 to $.94 per 100 cubic feet

  • State lawmakers approve bill requiring children between 4-8 to be in booster seats while riding in cars

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    WCBE Newscasts
    12:23 am
    Thu December 18, 2008

    Developing Thursday afternoon

    Columbus, OH –

    Stories include:

  • Ohio Senate approves House-passed measure giving tax credits to film industry (3:39)

  • Ohio House Speaker Jon Husted says legislation is needed to prevent records checks by state employees (4:09)

  • Cuyahoga County prepares experiment where government becomes owner of foreclosed properties (4:43)

  • Unionized Toledo city workers reject what Mayor's office calls "last and best" contract offer (6:00)

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    WCBE Newscasts
    12:32 am
    Wed December 17, 2008

    Developing Wednesday afternoon

    Columbus, OH –

    Stories include:

  • Union leader in Findlay says workers' willingness to take pay cuts likely saved Cooper Tire Plant (:33)

  • Cincinnati-based Fifth-Third says it's cutting dividends from 15 cents to a penny to save more than $300 million (1:07)

  • Ohio legislators work to increase punishment for criminals convicted of human trafficking (1:35)

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    WCBE Newscasts
    12:05 am
    Wed December 17, 2008

    Wednesday morning news

    Columbus, OH –

    Stories include:

  • State Senate approves bill banning a currently legal mind-altering herb called salvia (:47)

  • Honda slashes its profit forecast, announces managers will take a 10% pay decrease (3:03)

  • More Ohio social service agencies report increased demand amid down economy (4:18)

  • 15 Piqua City workers in western Ohio win the $207 million dollar Mega Millions Jackpot (6:41)

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    Movie Reviews
    4:30 pm
    Tue December 16, 2008

    A Christmas Tale

    Feels like home.

    Ordinarily a French character-driven tragicomedy such as A Christmas Tale would garner an A from me because of its intricate plot, interesting characters, and lingering shots. But I must award it a B based on the daunting narrative threads that make it an exercise in keeping track through half the film until you've got the relationships down.

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    WCBE Newscasts
    11:47 am
    Tue December 16, 2008

    Tuesday morning news

    Columbus, OH –

    Stories include:

  • State to receive $533,000 from a 39 state settlement with Mattel over excessive lead paint in Chinese-made toys

  • Native American tribes say they want to be part of national debate on climate change legislation

  • Columbus City Council rejects liquor license renewals for 17 bars and carryouts due to excessive crime

  • State approves spending $6.4 million for portable breath-alcohol testing devices

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    WCBE Newscasts
    12:30 am
    Tue December 16, 2008

    Developing Tuesday afternoon

    Columbus, OH –

    Stories include:

  • Cleveland man's body found in car two days after it was towed from a crash site

  • Former Bush administration official decides not to testify during second corruption trail in Abramoff scandal

  • Some utility companies invest in solar power on the rooftops of their customers' homes

  • Cleveland clinic says its performed nation's first almost total facial transplant

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    Movie Reviews
    2:40 pm
    Mon December 15, 2008

    Seven Pounds

    Fraud

    Ben Thomas: "It is within my power to drastically change his circumstances, but I don't want to give that man a gift he doesn't deserve."

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    WCBE Newscasts
    11:12 am
    Mon December 15, 2008

    Monday morning news

    Columbus, OH –

    Stories include:

  • State appeals court says law prohibiting Ohioans from bringing back alcohol purchased outside state is unconstitutional (:25)

  • Chemicals maker Huntsman Corporation ends $6.5 billion agreement to be taken over by Columbus' Hexion Chemicals (3:36)

  • Cost of gasoline rises in Ohio, ending 3-month slide (4:02)

  • Chicago blackhawks skate a 3-1 victory over Columbus Blue Jackets (6:55)

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    WCBE Newscasts
    12:38 am
    Mon December 15, 2008

    Developing Monday afternoon

    Columbus, OH –

    Stories include:

  • Ohio woman who helped police officer dispose of pregnant lover's body gets out of prison early (:00)

  • Post-election numbers show payday lenders lost ballot intiative despite outspending oppositiong by 40:1 (3:12)

  • State adds steps to drivers license application to prevent fraud (4:58)

  • Die-hard Cleveland Browns fan faces court date for driving to the stadium on a couch (5:30)

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    Movie Reviews
    4:46 pm
    Fri December 12, 2008

    The Day the Earth Stood Still

    Still Life

    "Science fiction writers foresee the inevitable, and although problems and catastrophes may be inevitable, solutions are not." Isaac Asimov

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    WCBE Newscasts
    11:58 am
    Fri December 12, 2008

    Developing Friday afternoon

    Columbus, OH –

    Stories include:

  • Federal judge sentences former chief financial officer of the Cleveland Catholic Diocese on tax charge convictions (:36)

  • Columbus City Council scheduled to vote on Monday on changes to the city's Civil Rights Code (1:16)

  • $14 billion federal bailout for Detroit's automakers dies in Senate (5:27)

  • Researchers at UCLA find that searching the internet may stimulate human brain function (8:52)

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    WCBE Stories
    11:54 am
    Fri December 12, 2008

    Changes may be on the way for Columbus' Civil Rights Code

    Columbus, OH – Columbus City Council on Monday is scheduled to vote on changes to the city's Civil Rights Code. The Columbus Community Relations Commission has been working for several months to update the code to legally protect the disadvantaged, and interim director Napoleon Bell says several classifications are being added to the code.

    Ohio Public Radio
    11:48 am
    Fri December 12, 2008

    Ohio thinks about tough choices with massive deficit looming

    Columbus, OH – State leaders say if nothing changes, Ohio could be facing a $7.3 billion budget deficit in 18 months. That leaves them thinking about tough choices. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports.

    WCBE Newscasts
    12:25 am
    Fri December 12, 2008

    Developing Friday afternoon

    Columbus, OH –

    Stories include:

  • Federal Highway Administration says Ohio drivers continue to travel fewer miles despite low gas prices (:38)

  • United Autoworkers Union President Ron Gettlefinger is confident a solution to the financial crisis will emerge despite bailout defeat (1:15)

  • Republican Ohio lawmakers hope a bill requiring more transparency in asbestos exposure claims will be approved next week (3:17)

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    WCBE Newscasts
    11:30 am
    Thu December 11, 2008

    Monday morning news

    Columbus, OH –

    Stories include:

  • Politicians and pundits are already thinking about upcoming elections (:51)

  • Federal judge rejects Akron area attorney's claim that traffic camera violate the constituion (1:54)

  • Cleveland area physician accused of poisoning his wife drops extradition appeal (2:33)

  • Economists provide bleak forecasts for Ohio's next few years (3:20)

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    Ohio Public Radio
    11:23 am
    Thu December 11, 2008

    Children's Hunger Alliance getting the word out on buying food in poverty

    Columbus, OH – Report by Children's Hunger Alliance shows 63% of Ohio kids in poverty do not participate in a school breakfast program. The group says the more meals parents must provide for their kids, the greater the chance children will go hungry. The alliance and other groups are attempting to drive home the point through real-life exercises. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports.

    Ohio Public Radio
    12:30 am
    Thu December 11, 2008

    New bill allows Cuyahoga County to buy up foreclosed properties

    Columbus, OH – The Ohio Senate has passed a bill allowing Cuyahoga County to establish a land bank to buy foreclosed properties. The move is meant to help homeowners who live in areas where foreclosure threatens their neighborhoods. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports.

    WCBE Newscasts
    12:28 am
    Thu December 11, 2008

    Developing Thursday afternoon

    Columbus, OH –

    Stories include:

  • Report by non-proft shows number of people put to death in the U.S. this year is lowest since 1994 (:37)

  • U.S. House-passed bill to loan billions of dollars to Detroit auto-makers is being fought by Republican opposition (1:15)

  • Quinnipiac University poll shows Ohioans as more upbeat about personal finances than U.S. economy (3:29)

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    WCBE Newscasts
    11:40 am
    Wed December 10, 2008

    Wednesday morning news

    Columbus, OH –

    Stories include:

  • Workers at tire plant in northwest Ohio approve contract to cut pay in order to save jobs (2:16)

  • About 1,600 Ohio National Guard soldiers return home after deployment to Kuwait (2:45)

  • Ohio's EPA says study released Monday regarding pollution levels around schools is overly broad (4:50)

  • New study gives Ohio an 8 out of 10 for its readiness in handling disease epidemics or bioterrorism (7:07)

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