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Ohio Public Radio
4:41 am
Fri May 23, 2008

Lake Erie water diversion ban

Columbus, OH – Ohio legislators are now planning to move ahead with a multi-state plan to ban shipments of water from Lake Erie and other Great Lakes to other regions of the country. There HAD been a political roadblock to an Ohio ratification of the plan, but it's being removed. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen.

WCBE Newscasts
4:29 am
Fri May 23, 2008

Friday morning's news

Columbus police officer Ryan Chrysler's cruiser from a crash last year. Hear his plea for motorists to buckle up in this newscast.

Columbus, OH – Stories you'll hear include:

Zainesville police officer pleads guilty to federal charges - Ohio House approves budget cuts - Franklin County judge denies bond for former Buckeye - Newspaper reports that Dann used campaign donations for hundreds of meals and a satellite radio - Columbus police officer whose life was saved by seat belt urges motorists to buckle up - Tribe hitting slump continues/Reds drop 4th straight game

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WCBE Newscasts
2:41 am
Fri May 23, 2008

Stories developing Friday afternoon

Columbus, OH – Ohio Senate considers mail-only voting when there are only issues on the ballot - Ohio legislators pass scrap metal bill - Record gas prices again - Find out how Ohioans are handling those gas prices -

WCBE Newscasts
2:26 am
Fri May 23, 2008

Thursday afternoon's stories

Columbus, OH – Ohio man enters plea on charges of plotting violent attacks at high schools - Fatal crash in Clermont County - Ohio Department of Transportation to find new partner for sign ads - Ohio House moves along bill that would mandate sale of safe cigarettes - Officials warn of scams related to recent disasters - Taft declines chance to comment on Dann - Strickland mum on possible replacements for Dann

It's Movie Time
3:14 pm
Thu May 22, 2008

"It's Movie Time " May 23, 2008 On-Demand

Films reviewed: Indiana Jones: Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, National Treasure: Book of Secrets, Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

It's Movie Time has won numerous national awards including Silver Microphone and Communicator honors.


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WCBE Newscasts
10:24 am
Thu May 22, 2008

Thursday morning's news

Columbus, OH – Stories you'll hear include:

BMV glitch could continue - Opponents of Great Lakes Compact will support the plan with one change - Project Mentor a success in Columbus - Coalition pushes for more school for students - Ohio among several states cracking down on telemarketing scams - Democrats name successor for Barrett - Former Penn State football player injured at a game in Columbus set to graduate

Ohio Public Radio
10:16 am
Thu May 22, 2008

Coalition pushes for longer school days

Columbus, OH – As the presidential campaigns grind toward the conventions later this year, a group of education professionals and former elected officials are hoping they can steer the candidates toward their cause - which includes a somewhat controversial proposal. Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler reports.

Ohio Public Radio
10:09 am
Thu May 22, 2008

Medical marijuana bill resurfaces

Columbus, OH – Some Ohio lawmakers are introducing a bill that would allow for the use of medical marijuana in the Buckeye State. It's not the first time this idea has been floated in the Ohio legislature. Some lawmakers have been trying to pass it for more than a decade. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports backers of this plan are hoping it won't go up in smoke this time.

Ohio Public Radio
10:06 am
Thu May 22, 2008

Ohio House approves jobs package

Columbus, OH – The Ohio House of Representatives has approved a two-prong plan to create jobs while boosting high-tech research, paying for highway improvements, and funding college internships. If state senators add their okay, Ohio voters will help decide the fate of one of the two prongs. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.

WCBE Stories
3:37 am
Thu May 22, 2008

Mentoring program's success prompts expansion

Columbus, OH – As the first year of Project Mentor comes to a close, organizers and school officials are calling it a great success. Alison Holm reports.

For more information, visit Project Mentor

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Election 2008
2:41 am
Thu May 22, 2008

McCain to Speak at NAACP Convention

Columbus, OH – Presidential candidate John McCain said he will attend the annual NAACP Convention in Cincinnati in July. He turned down the group's invitation last year.

All eight Democratic presidential candidates, but only one Republican candidate, Colorado Congressman Tom Tancredo, addressed the NAACP Convention in Detroit last July.

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Election 2008
2:39 am
Thu May 22, 2008

Clinton Wins Ohio Superdelegate

Columbus, OH – New York Senator Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign says the former first lady has picked up the endorsement of an Ohio superdelegate. Northeast Ohio attorney Craig Bashein says he'll vote for Clinton at the Democratic National Convention this summer.

Bashein stated that Clinton has the strength to defeat Republican John McCain in November.

The Democratic Party added Bashein and another person as superdelegates earlier this month. The other announced support for Obama.

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Movie Reviews
12:12 pm
Wed May 21, 2008

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

It sparkles.

"Legend says that a crystal skull was stolen from a mythical lost city in the Amazon, supposedly built out of solid gold, guarded by the living dead. Whoever returns the skull to the city temple will be given control over its power." Indiana Jones

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WCBE Newscasts
11:34 am
Wed May 21, 2008

Wednesday morning's news

Columbus, OH – Stories you'll hear include:

Major pharmaceutical company reaches multi-million-dollar settlement with Ohio and several other states - Unusual drug seizure in Lucas County - Agent says Columbus is becoming the modern day version of Miami in terms of heroin distribution - Hilliard police charge bus driver in crossing guard's death - Gilbert talks about future of the Cavs and LeBron James

WCBE Newscasts
12:52 am
Wed May 21, 2008

Stories developing Wednesday afternoon

Columbus, OH – Clinton picks up Ohio superdelegate - McCain says he'll attend NAACP convention in Cincinnati - Cleveland Clinic expert talks about Ted Kennedy's condition - I-74 commuters may face months of alternate routes - Ohio lawmakers push for bill to ban Bodies exhibit - Ohio concerned about drop in fishing licenses - Federal judge says Victor too close to Victoria

Ohio Public Radio
12:34 am
Wed May 21, 2008

Honoring Ohio's fallen troops

Columbus, OH – Twenty-seven Ohioans died in military service from April 2007 to last month. The state honored them with a public wreath laying ceremony this week. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports.

WCBE Stories
12:22 am
Wed May 21, 2008

Columbus schools might need hefty levy

Columbus, OH – Despite a conservative budget proposal and five-year forecast, the Columbus City Schools may be considering putting a big levy on the ballot this fall. Alison Holm reports.

Ohio Public Radio
2:10 am
Tue May 20, 2008

Proposal to ban music phonies

Columbus, OH – If you go to an "oldies but goodies" concert to see the Shirelles, the Drifters, the Temptations or some other rock and roll group from decades ago....are you really seeing the performers you think you're seeing? Not always, according to music fans and groups. They're pushing for a new Ohio law to bring more "truth in labeling" to the nostalgia performances. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.

Ohio Public Radio
2:07 am
Tue May 20, 2008

Bike-friendly Columbus

Columbus, OH – Columbus has put its plans for a streetcar system between downtown and the OSU campus area on hold. But now the city is peddling a new idea in alternative transportation. Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler reports.

WCBE Stories
1:58 am
Tue May 20, 2008

Courting college students after graduation

Columbus, OH – With some 18 colleges and universities in the Columbus-area - including one of the nation's largest in Ohio State - the region has little trouble attracting students. The challenge though remains keeping those students in Central Ohio after they earn their degrees. A recent survey of more than 1,700 students at numerous Central Ohio schools - including Capital, Otterbein and OSU - found 31 percent intend to stay after graduation, 26 percent plan to leave and 43 percent remain undecided.

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