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Ohio Public Radio
7:17 am
Fri October 17, 2008

State Issue 6

Columbus, OH – One of Ohio's two U.S. Senators is lambasting State Issue 6, that proposal to authorize a giant gambling casino in Southwest Ohio. But the main money-man BEHIND the measure is strongly defending it. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.

Ohio Public Radio
7:12 am
Fri October 17, 2008

Candidates for attorney general debate

Columbus, OH – The attorney general's race hasn't gotten much attention this year, perhaps because there wasn't supposed to be an attorney general's race on this ballot. But because of Marc Dann's resignation after a sexual harassment and mismanagement scandal, three candidates are vying to serve out the remaining two years of the term. And they met for a televised debate in Columbus this week. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports.

WCBE Newscasts
12:06 am
Thu October 16, 2008

Newscasts to resume after the fund drive

Columbus, OH – Our fall fund drive runs through October 22. Ohio Public Radio stories will update during that time. Newscasts will return to the site on the 23rd. Thanks for your support.

WCBE Newscasts
11:23 am
Wed October 15, 2008

Wednesday morning news

Columbus, OH –

Stories include:

  • Federal Appeals Court orders Ohio Secretary of State Brunner to set up system verifying new voters' eligibility

  • Laws used to prosecute organized crime organizations referenced in Ohio's voter fraud suit

  • Newark school board votes to close Miller Elementary School

  • Barack Obama first candidate to buy ad space in video games

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    Ohio Public Radio
    11:19 am
    Wed October 15, 2008

    Ohio performs first execution in over a year

    Columbus, OH – For the first time in more than a year, Ohio has executed a convicted murderer, a man convicted of killing two young women 22 years ago. But the execution left some feeling cold. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports.

    WCBE Newscasts
    12:46 am
    Wed October 15, 2008

    Developing Wednesday afternoon

    Columbus, OH –

    Stories include:

  • Cuyahoga County Board of Elections director Jane Platten says Tuesday's special election had no major problems

  • Experts focus on economy's impact on presidential election at forum in Dayton

  • Nationwide Insurance and a Canadian technology firm create tech to reduce drivers' distractions

  • Rasmussen polls show Obama with smaller lead in battleground states than other polls suggest

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    WCBE Newscasts
    11:51 am
    Tue October 14, 2008

    Tuesday morning news

    Columbus, OH – Stories you'll hear include:

  • U.S. Supreme Court ruling clears way for execution in Ohio

  • Columbus man dies in California

  • New poll find Obama leading in Ohio

  • How young voters are feeling heading into the election

  • One woman's inspiring journey to vote

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    Election 2008
    3:08 am
    Tue October 14, 2008

    A dying woman's passion for voting

    Columbus, OH – Even in an important election year, casting a ballot can rank way down on the list of tasks that must be accomplished. But for one Ohio woman, voting was more than just something on her to-do list - it was a mission. Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler reports.

    WCBE Newscasts
    3:02 am
    Tue October 14, 2008

    Developing Tuesday afternoon

    Columbus, OH – Stories you'll hear include:

  • Ohio Marine convicted of murder settles lawsuit with county

  • The state executes inmate who argued he was too obese to die by lethal injection

  • Voter fraud investigation continues in Cuyahoga County

  • Biologists develop market-like tracking system for endangered species

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    WCBE Newscasts
    1:20 am
    Mon October 13, 2008

    Developing Monday afternoon

    Columbus, OH –

    Stories include:

  • Obama plans rally on economic policy and middle class in Toledo this afternoon

  • Two candidates for Ohio Attorney General hold debate today

  • Ohio gasoline prices are 40 cents cheaper than last Monday's

  • Cleveland Browns will go up against unbeaten New York Giants tonight

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    WCBE Newscasts
    12:32 am
    Mon October 13, 2008

    Monday morning news

    Columbus, OH –

    Stories include:

  • New study shows Ohio's tax climate may be freezing business growth

  • OSU psychologists study what motivates students not to cheat

  • Ohio Army National Guard continues to exceed recruiting goals

  • AP poll still has Buckeyes ranked #12 after victory over Purdue

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    WCBE Stories
    11:46 am
    Fri October 10, 2008

    Columbus opens new eco-friendly memorial fire station

    Columbus, OH – Columbus city officials Thursday formally opened a new fire station in Franklinton. As Mike Foley reports, the ceremony celebrated the new eco-friendly facility and memorialized a fallen firefighter

    WCBE Newscasts
    11:42 am
    Fri October 10, 2008

    Friday morning news

    Columbus, OH –

    Stories include:

  • VP-nominee Sarah Palin draws crowd in Wilmington; Obama plans rallies in Chillicothe and Columbus today

  • Columbus schools superintendent Gene Harris made community support the focus of annual state of the schools address

  • Federal district judge says Ohi's use of social security data to verify new voter registration is illegal

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    Election 2008
    11:36 am
    Fri October 10, 2008

    Obama visits Dayton on Ohio tour

    Columbus, OH – During his Dayton stop, Obama re-enforced his message of change, and highlighted the poor economy. From member station WYSO in Yellow Springs, Emily McCord reports.

    WCBE Newscasts
    12:32 am
    Fri October 10, 2008

    Developing Friday afternoon

    Columbus, OH –

    Stories include:

  • President Bush says anxiety about financial markets will make crisis worse

  • Source says General Motors is likely to announce more production cuts and possible plant closures

  • Two Ohio communities make Forbes' Magazine's "10 most-vulnerable small cities" list

  • Voter registration organization ACORN tells officials it cannot elimante fraud from its operations

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    WCBE Stories
    10:56 am
    Thu October 9, 2008

    Governor Strickland headlines event supporting "green collar" job program

    Columbus, OH – Ohio Governor Ted Strickland and labor and community leaders are proposing a new ten-year plan to revitalize the economy through the creation of so-called "green collar jobs." WCBE intern Casey Best has details.

    Ohio Public Radio
    10:50 am
    Thu October 9, 2008

    Candidates and past state officials back payday ballot issue

    Columbus, OH – Two former state attorneys general say Ohioans should vote yes this fall on the ballot issue to crack down on payday lenders. And as Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports, two of the three candidates running for that office this fall agree.

    WCBE Newscasts
    10:47 am
    Thu October 9, 2008

    Thursday morning news

    Columbus, OH –

    Stories include:

  • New York Times reports tens of thousands of eligible Ohio voters removed from rolls or blocked from registering

  • Ohio death row inmate says prison food partly responsible for making him too obese to be executed humanely

  • Theme of National Fire Week this week is preventing home fires

  • Canton police arrest man on vandalism charge days after neighbor was found beheaded

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    WCBE Newscasts
    12:31 am
    Thu October 9, 2008

    Developing Thursday afternoon

    Columbus, OH –

    Stories include:

  • Columbus-based chemical company moves to complete $6.51 billion buyout deal

  • Wall Street Journal reports National City Bank is for sale

  • American Electric Power offers $5,000 reward for information leading to arrest of copper wire thieves

  • New Albany-based Tween Brands recalls 12,000 Chinese-made toys for high levels of lead

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