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Ohio Public Radio
11:46 am
Fri December 21, 2007

State government in 2007 - Part 4

Columbus, OH – All this week, as 2007 draws to a close, we've been taking a look back at what happened this year in Ohio government. Today, in part 4 of a 5-part series...Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen recalls some ideas that state legislators considered but didn't pass.....and may not pass, even after they spend all NEXT year, looking at them.

It's Movie Time
9:58 am
Fri December 21, 2007

Films reviewed: The Kite Runner, Charlie WIlson's War

Films reviewed: The Kite Runner, Charlie WIlson's War


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Ohio Public Radio
1:14 am
Fri December 21, 2007

Unemployment fund woes

Columbus, OH – The fund that provides unemployment checks for out of work Ohioans is running low. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports it's so low that state leaders are going to have to figure out how to increase the amount in the pot.

Ohio Public Radio
1:11 am
Fri December 21, 2007

Unemployment rate dips slightly

Columbus, OH – Ohio's unemployment picture brightened last month....but just a bit. That's the word from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen has the new numbers.

WCBE Newscasts
12:56 am
Fri December 21, 2007

Noon - Fri Dec 21

Columbus, OH – Stories you'll hear include:

Ohio's unemployment rate drops - Kentucky advocacy group says Ohio's juvenile prison system violates rights of prisoners - Health officials urge moderation when drinking alcohol over the holidays - Funeral services for Congresman Kucinich's brother take place tomorrow - Akron's city council president calls for police chief to resign - Playoffs on the line for the Browns in Cincinnati

WCBE Newscasts
12:43 am
Fri December 21, 2007

7:06 - Fri Dec 21

Columbus, OH – Stories you'll hear include:

Ohio Supreme Court rules on surrogate case - Springfield could gain hundreds of jobs if deal goes through - Lawmakers look to boost state fund that provided unemployment checks

WCBE Newscasts
12:38 am
Fri December 21, 2007

6:33 - Fri Dec 21

Columbus, OH – Stories you'll hear include:

Franklin County Clerk of Courts website may have been hacked into - Columbus police make several gang and drug-related arrests - Cuyahoga County BOE deadlocked on possible voting system change

WCBE Newscasts
11:44 am
Thu December 20, 2007

7:06 - Thu Dec 20

Columbus, OH – Stories you'll hear include:

OSU hires PSU official for university development post - Authorities identify the four victims found dead in Sharonville - Thinking ahead to summer

WCBE Newscasts
11:38 am
Thu December 20, 2007

6:33 - Thu Dec 20

Columbus, OH – Stories you'll hear include:

Congressman Kucinich's brother found dead in Cleveland - Northeast Ohio sex offenders challenge Adam Walsh law - Cuyahoga County Board of Elections to take more time on voting system decision -

WCBE Newscasts
11:38 am
Thu December 20, 2007

6:33 - Thu Dec 20

Columbus, OH – Stories you'll hear include:

Congressman Kucinich's brother found dead in Cleveland - Northeast Ohio sex offenders challenge Adam Walsh law - Cuyahoga County Board of Elections to take more time on voting system decision -

Ohio Public Radio
1:37 am
Thu December 20, 2007

State government in 2007 - Part 3

Columbus, OH – Electric bills, payday loans, and cocaine. Those are three issues that Ohio legislators wrestled with this past year but didn't take FINAL action on. Today, in part 3 of a 5-part "year-in-review" series, statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports on some of the "unfinished business" that lawmakers hope to wrap up NEXT year.

WCBE Newscasts
12:54 am
Thu December 20, 2007

Noon - Thu Dec 20

Columbus, OH – Stories you'll hear include:

Death row inmate's plea postponed due to illness - More investment in hunger relief progams proposed - Governor Strickland signs veterans bill - Truck ban won't make Brent Spence Bridge any safer according to tri-state study - COSI Toledo to close on New Year's Eve - OSU officials won't confirm suspension of two football players

Ohio Public Radio
6:09 am
Wed December 19, 2007

Utility shutoff moratorium in place

Columbus, OH – Ohioans who are having trouble keeping up with their utility bills won't have to worry about having their heat shut off during this cold winter. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports.

Ohio Public Radio
6:09 am
Wed December 19, 2007

Utility shutoff moratorium in place

Columbus, OH – Ohioans who are having trouble keeping up with their utility bills won't have to worry about having their heat shut off during this cold winter. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports.

Ohio Public Radio
1:35 am
Wed December 19, 2007

State government in 2007 - Part 2

Columbus, OH – 2007 was the year that two dozen strippers came to the statehouse to lobby Ohio legislators against proposed limits on x-rated businesses. The unusual scene symbolized some of the hot-button issues that lawmakers dealt with during the year. This week, statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen has been reviewing the year in state government. Yesterday, we heard about the battles over the 52 billion dollar two-year state budget. Today...a look back at OTHER bills that lawmakers approved.

Ohio Public Radio
1:33 am
Wed December 19, 2007

State government in 2007 - Part 1

Columbus, OH – Ask Ohio legislators and the governor what their biggest accomplishment was this year....and most will say - passing the 52 billion dollar state budget. All this week, statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen will be taking an in-depth look back on the year in state government and politics...and today, in part 1 of his 5 part series, the budget takes center stage.

Ohio Public Radio
1:19 am
Wed December 19, 2007

Utility shutoff moratorium

Columbus, OH – As cold continues to grip Ohio, the governor wants the state's utility regulators to step in and stop power companies from switching off the heat to homes. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports.

Ohio Public Radio
1:15 am
Wed December 19, 2007

Attracting renewable energy companies

Columbus, OH – One of Ohio's most powerful legislators has unveiled a plan he says could convince renewable energy companies to locate their factories and their jobs HERE. From our statehouse news bureau in Columbus, correspondent Bill Cohen has the story.

Ohio Public Radio
1:12 am
Wed December 19, 2007

Debating limits on lawsuits

Columbus, OH – A group that supports limits on so-called frivilous lawsuits is praising recent changes in Ohio law. But trial lawyers feel differently. Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler reports.

Ohio Public Radio
1:09 am
Wed December 19, 2007

Better internet access

Columbus, OH – In some rural and Appalachian areas of Ohio, there are not enough high-tech lines installed to let people get onto the internet quickly...and transmit huge amounts of video, sound, or data. That will change, though, if Governor Ted Strickland, cable companies, and phone companies get their way. They're setting up a new public-private partnership to get all of Ohio connected. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.

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