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WCBE Newscasts
6:14 am
Wed February 20, 2008

Wednesday afternoon's news

Columbus, OH – Stories you'll hear include:

Ohio State's appeal in case of fired basketball coach shot down - The Ohio Supreme court rules on sex offenders - Authorities say man confesses to murdering three women - Former O.S.U. employee found guilty of stealing from University - Castro's brother expected to become Cuban president - Columbus tourism department seeks to find what makes city unique - Lunar eclipse - Toledo names minor leaque hockey team The Walleye

WCBE Newscasts
5:47 am
Wed February 20, 2008

Making news Wednesday morning

Columbus, OH – Stories you'll hear include:

Clinton campaigns on universal health care plan - McCain makes presence felt in Ohio - Morrow county feels effects of budget cuts

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WCBE Stories
5:28 am
Wed February 20, 2008

Expectations for graduation

Columbus, OH – Graduation requirements usually are easily measured with attendance records and standardized tests. But not all. The Columbus schools are currently working on a policy to qualify and quantify one of those graduation expecations. Alison Holm explains.

WCBE Stories
3:27 am
Wed February 20, 2008

Region looking for emergency volunteers

Columbus, OH – Columbus and Franklin County officials are asking residents to consider volunteering to help the region respond in emergency situations. The city and county are creating a medical reserve corps that would assist other area agencies in a natural disaster, disease outbreak or terrorist attack. Officials are certainly looking for physicians, nurses, paramedics and pharmacists. But program coordinator Robin Franz tells Mike Foley there's an even greater need for non-medical professionals.

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Ohio Public Radio
3:18 am
Wed February 20, 2008

Ohio Supreme Court confirms O'Brien victory

Columbus, OH – Former Ohio State University basketball coach Jim O'Brien is about to get 2 million dollars richer. Ohio's highest court has validated a lawsuit victory that O'Brien won earlier against his former bosses at the college. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.

Ohio Public Radio
3:18 am
Wed February 20, 2008

Ohio Supreme Court confirms O'Brien victory

Columbus, OH – Former Ohio State University basketball coach Jim O'Brien is about to get 2 million dollars richer. Ohio's highest court has validated a lawsuit victory that O'Brien won earlier against his former bosses at the college. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.

Ohio Public Radio
3:14 am
Wed February 20, 2008

McCain in Ohio

Columbus, OH – The man who's likely to be the Republican nominee for president spent a couple days in Central Ohio. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports on John McCain's visit.

Ohio Public Radio
3:11 am
Wed February 20, 2008

Vacant properties costing millions

Columbus, OH – Vacant and abandoned properties across Ohio are costing cities and taxpayers a lot of money. That's the bottom line of a new study by a coalition of housing activists and urban redevelopment advocates. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.

WCBE Newscasts
1:46 am
Tue February 19, 2008

Tuesday afternoon's news

Columbus, OH – Stories you'll hear include:

Police search for sex offender - Delta to discontinue service of Fort Lauderdale flight - Tainted beef recalled - Gas prices up again - Hamilton man could face 19th DUI - Great Lakes could dissapear eventually - Bush administration attempts to remove provision of open government act

WCBE Newscasts
1:37 am
Tue February 19, 2008

Tuesday afternoon's news

Columbus, OH – Stories you'll hear include:

Police search for sex offender - Delta to discontinue service of Fort Lauderdale flight - Tainted beef recalled - Gas prices up again - Hamilton man could face 19th DUI - Great Lakes could dissapear eventually - Bush administration attempts to remove provision of open government act

WCBE Newscasts
1:37 am
Tue February 19, 2008

Tuesday afternoon's news

Columbus, OH – Stories you'll hear include:

Police search for sex offender - Delta to discontinue service of Fort Lauderdale flight - Tainted beef recalled - Gas prices up again - Hamilton man could face 19th DUI - Great Lakes could dissapear eventually - Bush administration attempts to remove provision of open government act

WCBE Newscasts
1:37 am
Tue February 19, 2008

Tuesday afternoon's news

Columbus, OH – Stories you'll hear include:

Police search for sex offender - Delta to discontinue service of Fort Lauderdale flight - Tainted beef recalled - Gas prices up again - Hamilton man could face 19th DUI - Great Lakes could dissapear eventually - Bush administration attempts to remove provision of open government act

WCBE Newscasts
1:32 am
Tue February 19, 2008

Making news Tuesday morning

Columbus, OH – Stories you'll hear include:

Abandoned buildings result in millions of lost tax revenue - Obama visits Youngstown - Chrissie Hynde takes a bus ride to support public transit - Roller coaster moves to Michigan

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WCBE Stories
1:25 am
Tue February 19, 2008

Police force seeks to mirror diversity

Columbus, OH – A group created to recruit more minorities to the Columbus division of police holds its first community meeting tonight. The division's minority recruiting unit formed a council made up of community leaders and police officers that officials say reflect the city's diversity. Unit supervisor, Sergeant Anthony Wilson, tells Mike Foley increasing the police force's diversity has been a challenge for years.

WCBE Stories
1:20 am
Tue February 19, 2008

Police force seeks to mirror diversity

Columbus, OH – A group created to recruit more minorities to the Columbus division of police holds its first community meeting tonight. The division's minority recruiting unit formed a council made up of community leaders and police officers that officials say reflect the city's diversity. Unit supervisor, Sergeant Anthony Wilson, tells Mike Foley increasing the police force's diversity has been a challenge for years.

WCBE Stories
1:20 am
Tue February 19, 2008

Police force seeks to mirror diversity

Columbus, OH – A group created to recruit more minorities to the Columbus division of police holds its first community meeting tonight. The division's minority recruiting unit formed a council made up of community leaders and police officers that officials say reflect the city's diversity. Unit supervisor, Sergeant Anthony Wilson, tells Mike Foley increasing the police force's diversity has been a challenge for years.

WCBE Newscasts
10:13 am
Mon February 18, 2008

Making news Monday morning

Columbus, OH – Stories you'll hear include:

A financial update - Columbus teen's family says he had no motive for killing twin brother - Dayton gangs prevalent - Bill Clinton tours Ohio - Two endorsements good for Obama - Safe Havens law could expand - Blue Jackets lose - Lebron talks about earning the MVP award in last night's NBA all-star game

WCBE Newscasts
10:13 am
Mon February 18, 2008

Making news Monday morning

Columbus, OH – Stories you'll hear include:

A financial update - Columbus teen's family says he had no motive for killing twin brother - Dayton gangs prevalent - Bill Clinton tours Ohio - Two endorsements good for Obama - Safe Havens law could expand - Blue Jackets lose - Lebron talks about earning the MVP award in last night's NBA all-star game

WCBE Newscasts
12:24 am
Mon February 18, 2008

Monday afternoon's news

Columbus, OH – Stories you'll hear include:

Newark fire critically injures child - Southwest Ohio man indicted on charges of setting a fire that killed his wife and children - Bodies exhibit company faces investigation - Fines for texting while driving? - Agriculture declines

Movie Reviews
3:13 pm
Sun February 17, 2008

Charlie Bartlett

"If you want to be free ..."

A film that refers to Harold and Maude more than once through its signature Cat Stevens' lyric "If you want to sing out, sing out/And if you want to be free, be free" is going to win my heart no matter how unspectacular its screenplay or derivative its plot. The similarities to Rushmore and Ferris Buhler with a bit of Risky Business don't hurt although it is not witty enough to be remembered as those three are.

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