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WCBE Stories
2:37 am
Thu March 6, 2008

New plan approved for Linden schools

Columbus, OH – Columbus City Schools will proceed with a plan to redesign schools in the Linden area at a cost of more than $1.1 million.

WCBE Stories
2:25 am
Thu March 6, 2008

Youth vote increase seen in Ohio

WCBE Stories
2:13 am
Thu March 6, 2008

Smooth election in Franklin County

Columbus, OH – Electronic machines were the clear preference in Franklin County, according to Board of Elections spokesperson Ben Piscitelli. Of the nearly 300,000 people who voted in Franklin County, only 810 requested paper ballots. Piscitelli tells Alison Holm that over all, things went well in the county.

WCBE Newscasts
2:00 am
Thu March 6, 2008

Making news Thursday

Columbus, OH – Stories you'll hear include:

Mixed month of sales for some retailers - State regulators fine Verizon for slow action - Diebold to meet with potential buyer - Husted says Ohioans can relate to McCain - Youth vote increased in Ohio's primary -

WCBE Newscasts
10:46 am
Wed March 5, 2008

Making news Wednesday morning

Columbus, OH – Stories you'll hear include:

Clinton wins Ohio, Texas, and Rhode Island primaries - McCain clinches republican nomination - Clinton puts lid on Obama campaign for now - Ballot handling issues in Cuyahoga county - Winter storm wreaks havoc through Ohio - Local primary elections - Kucinich receives democratic bid for re-election

Movie Reviews
9:30 am
Wed March 5, 2008

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

Contrived . . .

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WCBE Newscasts
1:02 am
Wed March 5, 2008

Wednesday afternoon's news

Columbus, OH – Stories you'll hear include:

Record turnout for a primary in Ohio - Clinton says Ohio reflects trend, Obama says he still maintains delegate lead - Cuyahoga County elections director defends yesterday's operations at Cleveland precincts - Two state senators square off for long-held congressional seat - More flood warnings for central and southwest Ohio - The high cost of traffic crashes

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WCBE Stories
12:30 am
Wed March 5, 2008

Primaries clarify matchup for Franklin County commission seat

Columbus, OH – Yesterday's primary election set up a fall matchup for the Franklin County commission seat currently held by Democrat Mary Jo Kilroy, who's running for congress in the 12th district against Republican State Senator Steve Stivers. Kilroy ran unopposed in Tuesday's primary while Stivers easily won his race. The November race for county commissioner will be between Republican Jeff Miller and Democrat John O'Grady. Miller won roughly 70 percent of the vote yesterday, while O'Grady beat Cindy Lazarus by about ten percentage points. Mike Foley Reports.

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WCBE Stories
12:20 am
Wed March 5, 2008

MRDD levy passes

Columbus, OH – A 3.5-mill operating levy for the Franklin County Board of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities passes with the support of voters. Alison Holm reports on that and school levy issues around Central Ohio.

***An update on this story related to the Reynoldsburg school levy. Officials now say the vote is too close to call, and a recount is likely.

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12:09 am
Wed March 5, 2008

Hillary wins Ohio

Columbus, OH – Hillary Clinton won a smashing victory last night over Barack Obama in Ohio's Democratic presidential primary, halting a string of 11 straight losses in other primary states. Two reports now from our statehouse news bureau in Columbus ---first we'll hear from Bill Cohen and then from Jo Ingles:

Ohio Public Radio
12:07 am
Wed March 5, 2008

Primary not glitch-free

Columbus, OH – The vote in the Republican primary for president was no contest. But now the fight is over how votes were handled in Cuyahoga County. That's just one of the problems reported in the Ohio primary. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports.

WCBE Stories
1:39 am
Tue March 4, 2008

City approves health clinic funding

Columbus, OH – Columbus City Council has approved a $6.1 million contract to begin construction of a new health clinic on the west side. Jim Letizia has details.

WCBE Newscasts
1:31 am
Tue March 4, 2008

Tuesday afternoon's news

Columbus, OH – Stories you'll hear include:

Bad weather affects Ohio voting - New voting system in Cuyahoga County smooth so far - Columbus to purchase more salt for roads - Breakfast makes a big difference for kids

WCBE Newscasts
1:09 am
Tue March 4, 2008

Making news Tuesday morning

Columbus, OH – Stories you'll hear include:

Knox County investigators searching for clues in Mount Vernon man's death - Columbus teachers approve new contract - Meijer recall includes Ohio - Record voter turnout for a primary expected in Franklin County -

Ohio Public Radio
11:43 am
Mon March 3, 2008

Grassroots support the key to victory?

Columbus, OH – Whoever wins Ohio's democratic presidential primary Tuesday may be the candidate who has the best "get out the vote" drive and grassroots support. Ohio Public Radio's Bill Cohen has been watching that factor in both the Barack Obama campaign and the Hillary Clinton campaign....and he files this report.

Ohio Public Radio
11:39 am
Mon March 3, 2008

The young vote in Ohio

Columbus, OH – Recent national polls show democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is more popular with young voters than his opponent, democrat Hillary Clinton. But what do young Ohioans think? Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports on what young buckeye voters think about the democratic presidential candidates.

WCBE Stories
11:36 am
Mon March 3, 2008

New elections director in Franklin County

Columbus, OH – The Franklin County Board of Elections will have a new director to oversee the primary election. Mike Foley has details.

WCBE Stories
11:32 am
Mon March 3, 2008

What political number crunchers are looking for

Columbus, OH – Veteran observers of Ohio's political landscape already know northeast Ohio is a Democratic stronghold, and southwest Ohio is firmly Republican. In 2004, an energized conservative block of voters in southwest Ohio made the difference for President Bush. The director of the Ohio Poll says that base does not appear to be energized to vote in the primary. Eric Rademacher talks with Jim Letizia about Ohio's primary landscape.

WCBE Newscasts
12:26 am
Mon March 3, 2008

Making news Monday

Columbus, OH – Stories you'll hear include:

Diebold shares soar amid possible sale - Ohio and two other states put pressure on large lender - Teachers worry about cost of obtaining a license - Another busy day for absentee voting in Franklin County - Democratic camps spin poll results - Weather could be trouble for voters tomorrow

Movie Reviews
3:54 pm
Fri February 29, 2008

Semi Pro

A loser

Talladega Nights and Blades of Glory were a mild surprise to me: amusing but not hilarious. Will Ferrell carries those pix with a bit of graceful irony. He plays the star, with his usual good-hearted silly self-delusions, mostly that he's a super star when actually he's a shlub.

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