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12:24 am
Wed May 14, 2008

Harris outlines future for Columbus City Schools

Columbus, OH – Columbus school officials have yet to determine the size of an operating levy planned for the fall ballot, or if they will ask for one at all. But Columbus City Schools Superintendent Gene Harris has released details of a plan for the district's future. Alison Holm reports.

Ohio Public Radio
11:20 am
Tue May 13, 2008

Gay rights bill testimony

Columbus, OH – A proposal to expand Ohio's civil rights laws to include sexual orientation prompted strong testimony in the legislature today from backers and critics. They gave their views to a very divided Senate Judiciary Committee. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.

WCBE Newscasts
1:02 am
Tue May 13, 2008

Stories developing Tuesday afternoon

Columbus, OH – Democrats in the Ohio House file impeachment resolution against Dann - Two Ohio Highway Patrol troopers fired for prank want their jobs back - Former Buckeye pleads guilty to sexual battery - Hear how OSU researchers look to use waste from coal burning - Find out the cost to taxpayers for those paper ballots - Wedding industry not affected by sluggish economy - University of Toledo raises tuition for incoming law students

WCBE Newscasts
12:51 am
Tue May 13, 2008

Tuesday morning's news

Columbus, OH – Stories you'll hear include:

Bond increased for teen charged with shooting his twin brother - High school student dies in vehicle crash - Actor promotes green lifestyle - GO program offers more activities this summer - Job cuts likely at Wendy's - Pelican injures Toledo woman

Ohio Public Radio
10:06 am
Mon May 12, 2008

Dann defrocked

Columbus, OH – The Ohio Democratic Party's executive committee has stripped Attorney General Marc Dann of his endorsement. At a meeting this weekend, party leaders reiterated teir calls for Dann to step down in the wake of the scandal that's hanging over him. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports.

Ohio Public Radio
10:05 am
Mon May 12, 2008

The week ahead for Ohio lawmakers

Columbus, OH – Ohio legislators this week plan to start considering that 1.5 billion dollar job-creation package that's already endorsed by legislative leaders and Governor Ted Strickland. Also on the legislative agenda - a measure to put limits on those short-term payday loans. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen has a preview on those items and several other topics legislators plan to consider this coming week.

WCBE Newscasts
10:03 am
Mon May 12, 2008

Monday morning's news

Columbus, OH – Stories you'll hear include:

Michigan man killed in accident during Ohio bike tour - Democrats formally take back endorsement of Dann - Republicans set up website urging Dann's departure - Boehner says McCain looks like a winner in November - ACLU wants changes to political sign fees in two Ohio communities - Free money possible for free clinics, non-profit hospitals and other community groups in Ohio - Toledo zoo keeper suffers injury from tiger - Reds lose/Indians to play two and Pro Football Hall of Fame gets a makeover

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WCBE Newscasts
12:23 am
Mon May 12, 2008

Stories developing Monday afternoon

Columbus, OH – Arson the cause of vacant house fire on the west side - Mount Vernon teacher faces additional allegations - Hear from the person who offers his services should Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann resign - Federal government glitch hits the pockets of Northwest Ohio steel workers - Services planned this week for former astronaut and Ohio native - Cavs preparing to even the series with the Celtics tonight

WCBE Stories
5:01 am
Fri May 9, 2008

Draper among writers at book festival

Columbus, OH – The 2nd Ohioana Book Festival takes place this weekend at the State Library on First street. The celebration of Ohio authors features dozens of writers, including Sharon Draper - a six-time Coretta Scott King award winner from Cincinnati. The former Ohio teacher tells Alison Holm she got her start by responding to a challenge from one of her students.

For more information, visit Ohioana Book Fesitval

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WCBE Stories
4:47 am
Fri May 9, 2008

Turkish cartoonist visits CCWA

Columbus, OH – The Columbus Council on World Affairs recently hosted a talk by a Turkish political cartoonist, whose long-standing comic strip depicts the interactions between Turkish residents and their government. Salih Memecan displayed some of his work, including several illustrations poking fun at the strained relationship between Turkey and the European Union as well as Turkey's bid to join. Memecan also touched breifly on the 2005 uproar caused when a Danish newspaper published cartoons featuring the Islamic prophet Muhammad.

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WCBE Newscasts
2:27 am
Fri May 9, 2008

Stories developing this afternoon

Columbus, OH – Stories you'll hear include:

Gov. Strickland calls for evidence in Dann's impeachment case - Ohio church awaits word on orphanage in Myanmar - Italy reaches agreement with Cleveland museum of art on smuggled artifacts - Columbus city council approves Clintonville road improvements and money related to fuel spill - Delta closes Cincinnati VIP lounge - Cicadas come back

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WCBE Newscasts
1:22 am
Fri May 9, 2008

Stories developing Friday afternoon

Columbus, OH – Strickland says he still supports impeachment of Dann, but evidence must be sound - Hear about improvements near Clintonville - Columbus City Council authorizes money related to last year's fuel spill - Delta closes airport VIP lounges, including one in Cincinnati - Cicadas are officially back

WCBE Newscasts
1:13 am
Fri May 9, 2008

Friday morning's news

Columbus, OH – Stories you'll hear include:

Details on the big drug bust in Central Ohio - Tornado touches down in Ohio - Sick day issue to be put on ballot - CSO to cancel summer concerts, future unclear - Tobacco settlement money debate -

It's Movie Time
11:31 am
Thu May 8, 2008

"It's Movie Time" May 9, 2008 On-Demand

Films reviewed: Redbelt, Iron Man

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


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Ohio Public Radio
11:01 am
Thu May 8, 2008

Vouchers for kids with disabilities

Columbus, OH – In the Ohio legislature, state senators have approved a proposal, offering vouchers to parents of children with mental or physical disabilities....so they can afford to switch their kids from public schools to private schools. Most members of the Ohio House also like the idea....but it's not likely to become law. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.

Ohio Public Radio
10:58 am
Thu May 8, 2008

Ohio's impeachment standards

Columbus, OH – Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann says he's not resigning even though all statewide democratic officeholders are demanding it. State lawmakers are working on an impeachment resolution to force him out of office. But as Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports, lawmakers have a lot of questions about how to go about it.

WCBE Stories
10:47 am
Thu May 8, 2008

CMC panel offers ideas to create better schools

Columbus, OH – Yesterday's Columbus Metropolitan Club forum, in partnership with the data-driven group Kids Ohio, featured representatives from the Gates Foundation and Chicago Public Schools with ideas to create more high-performing schools. Mike Foley reports.

WCBE Newscasts
10:25 am
Thu May 8, 2008

Thursday morning's news

Columbus, OH – Stories you'll hear include:

Columbus police search for suspects in shooting death - Jury clears deputy in taser use - CMC forum delves into creating more high-performing schools with ideas from Gates Foundation and Chicago Public Schools - Two Utah residents sue Wendy's - What to do with that obsolete tv - Former Buckeye charged in Minnesota - Thousands attend funeral for Blue Jackets owner

WCBE Newscasts
2:57 am
Thu May 8, 2008

Stories developing Thursday afternoon

Columbus, OH – Some retailers see relief, others continue to struggle - Gas prices hit another record while Democrats and Republicans disagree on solutions - Health officials say smoking ban has been effective, while some businesses say it's hurt their bottom lines -

Movie Reviews
10:22 am
Wed May 7, 2008

Speed Racer: The Next Generation

A Fast Ride . . .

"Speed is scarcely the noblest virtue of graphic composition, but it has its curious rewards. There is a sense of getting somewhere fast, which satisfies a native American urge." James Thurber

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