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WCBE Newscasts
12:32 am
Wed December 10, 2008

Developing Wednesday afternoon

Columbus, OH –

Stories include:

  • Federal judge rejects Akron attorney's claim that automatic traffic cameras violate the constitution (1:51)

  • Sheriff in Lorain County says 20 of his deputies will be laid off on Friday (2:35)

  • Sheriff in southwest Ohio orders deputies to ignore eviction orders when people have nowhere else to live (3:00)

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    WCBE Newscasts
    11:41 am
    Tue December 9, 2008

    Tuesday morning news

    Columbus, OH –

    Stories include:

  • New U.S. Census Bureau data shows Athens has highest povery rate among all cities surveyed nationwide (1:32)

  • Columbus City Council scheduled to vote next week on legislation to further limit aggressive panhandling (2:10)

  • Three Ohio groups invited to march in Washington D.C.'s inaugural parade (2:59)

  • Demand for home heating assistance is up 25% in Ohio this winter (4:00)

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    WCBE Newscasts
    12:24 am
    Tue December 9, 2008

    Developing Tuesday afternoon

    Columbus, OH –

    Stories include:

  • Many Republicans still have concerns about $15 billion automakers bailout plan (1:20)

  • Cincinnati high school physics teacher makes his 1991 Toyota Celica into an electric car (2:22)

  • American Public Transportation Association says most U.S. cities reported ridership increases for buses and trains in first nine months of this year (2:43)

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    WCBE Newscasts
    11:21 am
    Mon December 8, 2008

    Monday morning news

    Columbus –

    Stories include:

  • Investigators still unsure what caused weekend fire on Columbus' west side (1:00)

  • Worthington Industries to lay off about 300 employees in steel processing and metal framing segments (3:42)

  • National City shareholders file a dozen lawsuits in courts in Cuyahoga County, Delaware, and elsewhere (4:10)

  • As Ohio's economy worsens, animal shelters continue to see pets abandoned (4:55)

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    WCBE Newscasts
    12:40 am
    Mon December 8, 2008

    Developing Monday afternoon

    Columbus, OH –

    Stories include:

  • Salt mines in Ohio are among those running at full tilt to meet winter demand for road salt (:33)

  • Both Governor Strickland and former governor Richard Celeste ask U.S. Supreme Court to rule in favor of death row inmate's lawyer request (1:10)

  • Ohio officials welcome state's new superintendent of schools with ceremony at State School Board (2:34)

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    WCBE Stories
    12:53 am
    Fri December 5, 2008

    Gallery operators sound off about the Short North

    Columbus, OH – On the first Saturday of every month, the Short North neighborhood is inundated by visitors to the Gallery Hop. But the area wasn't always the cultural destination it is today, as some gallery operators can attest. WCBE Intern Casey Best reports.

    WCBE Newscasts
    12:45 am
    Fri December 5, 2008

    Developing Friday afternoon

    Columbus, OH –

    Stories include:

  • Two Ohio congressional leaders who have criticized federal government's role in National City says the banking deal likely won't change (:19)

  • Republic Services and Allied Waste Industries agree to sell facilities in Ohio and other states to complete their $4.5 billion merger (:57)

  • Chief Executive of Medical Mutual of Ohio dies in a plane crash in Puerto Rico (2:48)

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    WCBE Newscasts
    12:32 am
    Fri December 5, 2008

    Friday morning news

    Columbus, OH –

    Stories include:

  • AT&T plans to cut 12,000 jobs as customers favor wireless phone services (1:05)

  • Tuition rates at state-supported colleges and universities might soon be on the rise (1:59)

  • Natural gas leak in downtown Columbus leads to evacuation of nearly 1,000 employees (5:33)

  • Animal rights group offers to contribute $1,000 to Pickerington's July 4th celebration if they replace fireworks with laser show (8:44)

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    WCBE Newscasts
    11:30 am
    Thu December 4, 2008

    Thursday morning news

    Columbus, OH –

    Stories include:

  • Springfield police continue to investigate man who claims to have accidentally shot his wife while having sex (1:28)

  • State transformation officials offer advice to help reduce the 28,000 crashes that occurred in Ohio in last year's winter (1:49)

  • Public Utilities Commission of Ohio approves rate increase for Columbia Gas (4:31)

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    WCBE Stories
    11:27 am
    Thu December 4, 2008

    State agencies urge Ohioans to drive safely this winter

    Columbus, OH – Two state agencies are teaming up to encourage Ohio motorists to drive safely this winter. Mike Foley reports.

    Ohio Public Radio
    11:20 am
    Thu December 4, 2008

    As televisions go from analog to digital, some people worry about disposal methods

    Columbus, OH – In a couple months, television signals will go digital, and people havebeen buying up new digital sets. Rebecca Williams reports the switch has some people worried about what to do with the old analog sets.

    Ohio Public Radio
    11:09 am
    Thu December 4, 2008

    Superintendent defends Olmstead Falls School District's bailout request

    Columbus, OH – The Olmstead Falls school district is believed to be the first in the country to seek federal bailout money. But the superintendent says the $100 million request would be an investment, not a bailout. From member station WKSU in Kent, M.L. Schultze reports.

    WCBE Newscasts
    12:25 am
    Thu December 4, 2008

    Developing Thursday afternoon

    Columbus, OH –

    Stories include:

  • Hamilton man faces nine-count federal indictment for allegedly threatening to kill President Bush and a Cleveland radio personality (2:05)

  • Sentence date is pending for Columbus couple who pleaded guilty yesterday to attempting to prostitute a 14-year-old (2:37)

  • U.S. off-shore oil drilling would not be required to go to U.S. markets (3:03)

  • Ohio slips to 32nd in report ranking healthies states in America (4:31)

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    WCBE Stories
    11:45 am
    Wed December 3, 2008

    District officials unveil plans to upgrade and renovate Columbus schools

    Columbus, OH – Less than a month after voters approved the Columbus Schools' combined tax levy and bond issue, district officials have unveiled their plans for upcoming improvements. Alison Holm has details.

    WCBE Newscasts
    11:40 am
    Wed December 3, 2008

    Wednesday morning news

    Columbus, OH –

    Stories include:

  • U.S. soldier from Ohio who left his post in Germany now wants that country to grant him asylum.

  • Following passage of combined tax levy and bond issue, Columbus school officials move ahead with big plans across district

  • New study shows people are surprised by how much of their chemical exposure comes from purchases

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    Ohio Public Radio
    11:37 am
    Wed December 3, 2008

    Ohio lawmakers consider demolition plan for foreclosed homes

    Columbus, OH – Ohio lawmakers are considering a proposal that could allow communities to destroy some foreclosed homes in order to save others. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports.

    Ohio Public Radio
    11:28 am
    Wed December 3, 2008

    "Golden week" bill raises concerns on both sides of the issue

    Columbus, OH – A bill to deal with the so-called "golden week" in which first-time voters can register and cast ballots on the same day may come up for a vote in the lame-duck state legislature. Lawmakers and activists on both sides of the issue have concerns. Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler has reports.

    WCBE Newscasts
    12:41 am
    Wed December 3, 2008

    Developing Wednesday afternoon

    Columbus, OH –

    Stories include:

  • Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee tells paper that GOP needs to taker responsibility for its loss (:45)

  • Governor Ted Strickland says he is confident Ohio will get extra federal assistance (1:11)

  • Local governments around Ohio are cutting jobs and services (1:57)

  • Ohio and 48 other states fail the affordability test for American higher education (3:57)

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    Movie Reviews
    12:53 pm
    Tue December 2, 2008

    Milk

    One of the year's best . . .

    "Almost everything I did was with an eye on the gay movement." Harvey Milk

    If director Gus Van Sant could have released Milk before the 2008 presidential election, California's Proposition 8 might have failed. But gay marriages were outlawed, a setback for all gay activist Harvey Milk (Sean Penn) fought for in the '70's concerning the individual rights of minority groups, not just gays but even seniors and singles.

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    Ohio Public Radio
    11:04 am
    Tue December 2, 2008

    Ohio city trims Christmas ceremony due to budgetary concerns

    Columbus, OH – State officials did not let the dire budgetary situation keep them from launching Ohio's annual holiday celebration yesterday. But the economy is forcing at least one city to cut back this season. Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler reports.

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