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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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WCBE Newscasts
4:02 am
Fri February 29, 2008

Friday afternoon's news

Columbus, OH – Stories you'll hear include:

Former president Bill Clinton backs Hillary - Oberlin College helps students vote - Unemployment in Ohio falling slowly - Judge allows abortion clinic to remain open - Pickup drivers less likely to wear seatbelts - Victoria Secret's Columbus CEO wants to upgrade image - Browns quarterback Derek Anderson agrees to stay on team

WCBE Newscasts
3:45 am
Fri February 29, 2008

Making news Friday morning

Columbus, OH – Stories you'll hear include:

Centers for disease and control withold Great Lakes health threat report - Environmental group grades presidential candidates - Doctors at risk of identity theft - Ohio voting hotline helps voters - Ohio's foreclosure rate remains high - OSU women's basketball player Jantal Lavender hits career high

It's Movie Time
12:06 pm
Thu February 28, 2008

"It's Movie Time " February 29, 2008 On-Demand

Films reviewed: City of Men, The Other Boleyn Girl

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


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Election 2008
11:33 am
Thu February 28, 2008

Ohio Poll studies potential November matchup

Columbus, OH – A new survey of registered Ohio voters shows the November presidential election in the state could once again be tight. The University of Cincinnati's Ohio Poll shows an even split in a matchup between Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain. In a head to head matchup between Hillary Clinton and McCain, the Arizona senator leads the former first lady 51 to 47 percent. Poll director Eric Rademacher tells Jim Letizia about the survey conducted last week.

WCBE Newscasts
11:28 am
Thu February 28, 2008

Making news Thursday morning

Columbus, OH – Stories you'll hear include:

Franklin County authorities investigate home invasion shooting - Cutts' life spared in sentencing phase - Upper Arlington teacher free on bond - Thousands of ballots already cast for primary - Some say Ohio Senate bill on Great Lakes water would hinder multi-state compact - Scoring error confirmed in OSU basketball game

Election 2008
1:41 am
Thu February 28, 2008

Obama targets McCain

Columbus, OH – Fresh from his presidential debate with fellow Democrat Hillary Clinton Tuesday night, Barack Obama campaigned in Columbus Wednesday. At a speech on the Ohio State University campus, Obama talked a little -- at times -- as if he's about to clinch the Democratic nomination......and Republican John McCain is now his opponent.

WCBE Newscasts
12:25 am
Thu February 28, 2008

Thursday afternoon's news

Columbus, OH – Stories you'll hear include:

Standoff ends in Delaware County - Fostoria fire officials looking for cause of downtown blaze - Environmental group ranks presidential candidates on green voting categories - Salt supplies dwindling this winter - Cleveland uses attention related to Democratic presidential debate for foreclosure awareness and solutions - Study finds a third of kids are harassed online

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