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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.

    WCBE Newscasts
    11:01 am
    Tue December 2, 2008

    Tuesday morning news

    Columbus, OH –

    Stories include:

  • Deer-vehicle accidents in Ohio are down 7% from 2006, and highway officials are testing a new system to lower the accident rate further (1:49)

  • Columbus City Council approve legislation tabled last week that gives Fraklin County the rights of way to two alleys beneath new county courthouse (2:54)

  • President-elect Barack Obama meets with nation's governors in Philedelphia regarding over $160 billion in infrastructure projects (5:07)

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    WCBE Newscasts
    12:49 am
    Tue December 2, 2008

    Developing Tuesday morning

    Columbus, OH –

    Stories include:

  • Beazer Homes USA reports third quarter losses more than tripled from last year as it pulls out of Columbus (:43)

  • President-elect Obama pledges to Ted Strickland and other governors to offer tax cuts and increased federal spending (1:12)

  • Columbus City Council agrees to give Chidlren's Hospital a 15-year tax break worth up to $15 million (2:19)

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    WCBE Newscasts
    11:43 am
    Mon December 1, 2008

    Monday morning news

    Columbus, OH –

    Stories include:

  • Ohio legislators consider dozens of proposals in final weeks of 2 year session (1:00)

  • Roof repairs are still backed up from Hurricane Ike's September damage (2:12)

  • 1,700 mile long Rockies Express national gas pipeline bumps up against protest in urban midwestern areas (3:34)

  • Recently enacted Ohio law creditted with saving older Ohioans' lives is appealing to other states (4:18)

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    WCBE Newscasts
    12:37 am
    Mon December 1, 2008

    Developing Monday afternoon

    Columbus, OH –

    Stories include:

  • Agencies providing meals to elderly and poor say high gasoline prices earlier this year cost them volunteer drivers (2:02)

  • Ohio gasoline prices level off at $1.71 after a two-month slide (2:40)

  • Ohio Public Radio's Bill Cohen talks to Department of Natural Resources about deer hunting season (3:13)

  • Ohio remembers civil rights icon Rosa Parks on 53rd anniversary of bus seat refusal (5:56)

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    WCBE Newscasts
    11:27 am
    Wed November 26, 2008

    Wednesday morning news

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • ABX Air plans to lay off another 283 employees at DHL express freight hub in Wilmington over next week (2:18)

  • Revenue from Keno game fall far short of early predictions (3:00)

  • Ohio's Environmental Protection Agency approves permit for $340 million coke-making plant in southwest Ohio (7:02)

  • MLS Cup-winning Crew celebrate their victory with fans and Governor Strickland (8:37)

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    Movie Reviews
    4:44 pm
    Tue November 25, 2008

    Australia

    Majestic

    "In a way Australia is like Catholicism. The company is sometimes questionable and the landscape is grotesque. But you always come back." Thomas Keneally

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    Movie Reviews
    12:17 pm
    Tue November 25, 2008

    JCVD

    "Shooting pigeons , , ,"

    "He'd still be shooting pigeons in Hong Kong," says one of the players In JCVD about director John Woo's debt to action star Jean-Claude Van Damme for their 1993 collaboration, Hard Target. Making that film may have been JCVD's greatest contribution to modern cinema although the current film with his initials in the title is more interesting than any previous kick-butt martial arts flick of his I can remember.

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    WCBE Newscasts
    11:23 am
    Tue November 25, 2008

    Tuesday morning news

    Columbus, OH –

    Stories include:

  • Columbus City Council last night table legislation that would give Franklin County the rights of way to two alleys beneath new County Courthouse (:36)

  • Scientific group says regulatory change proposed by Bush administration could allow drugs into the food supply (5:57)

  • Study by National Institutes of Health shows sleep-deprived women are at higher risk for contracting cancer (7:47)

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    Ohio Public Radio
    11:17 am
    Tue November 25, 2008

    State officials want funding from federal government for unemployment benefit programs

    Columbus, OH – The pool of money the state of Ohio uses to pay unemployment benerfits is drying up. Monday, state officials asked the federal government for help. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.

    WCBE Newscasts
    12:25 am
    Tue November 25, 2008

    Developing Tuesday afternoon

    Columbus, OH –

    Stories include:

  • Dayton suburb of Huber Heights has first law of its kind inf Ohio, banning sale of lighters resembling toys (:27)

  • Ohio corn growers say it's time to put blame for higher food prices where blame is due (1:15)

  • Former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell considers run for chair of Republican National Committee (2:17)

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