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11:08 am
Fri December 14, 2007

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Burton does better than anyone else . . .

"At last, my arm is complete again." Sweeney Todd as he admires one of his efficient razors after a long absence.

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WCBE Stories
10:37 am
Fri December 14, 2007

Columbus experiments with enviro-friendly roads

Columbus, OH – The city of Columbus is experimenting with a new, environmentally-friendly way of resurfacing roads. Mike Foley has details.

WCBE Stories
10:37 am
Fri December 14, 2007

Columbus experiments with enviro-friendly roads

Columbus, OH – The city of Columbus is experimenting with a new, environmentally-friendly way of resurfacing roads. Mike Foley has details.

WCBE Newscasts
10:25 am
Fri December 14, 2007

7:33 - Fri Dec 14

Columbus, OH – Stories you'll hear include:

Judge sentences youth involved with Schiller park assaults - Ohio attorney general makes it easier for citizens to contact his office - Ohio baseball players named in report on performance enhancing drugs - Tressel encourages 13 players to look ahead towards the NFL draft

WCBE Newscasts
9:40 am
Fri December 14, 2007

6:33 - Fri Dec 14

Columbus, OH – Stories you'll hear include:

Woman accused of choking nun arrested - Child dies in Columbus Grove fire - Ohio Libertarian party launches drive to remove local and state income taxes

Ohio Public Radio
3:02 am
Fri December 14, 2007

Ohio Libertarian Party: no more income tax

Columbus, OH – Ohioans who hate taxes may get a chance to wipe out one of the state's largest. The Ohio Libertarian Party is launching a petition drive, aimed at putting an issue onto the ballot that would kill off the state income tax, plus all LOCAL income taxes. But -- as statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports, if the plan MAKES it onto the ballot, it's bound to face strong opposition from many Democratic and Republican officials alike.

Ohio Public Radio
3:00 am
Fri December 14, 2007

Consumer help center opens

Columbus, OH – Ohio's attorney general says he is making it easier for ordinary Ohioans who have consumer problems, tips on crimes, and other issues to contact his office. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports.

WCBE Newscasts
2:49 am
Fri December 14, 2007

7:06 - Fri Dec 14

Columbus, OH – Stories you'll hear include:

Delaware County lawmakers urged to stop opening thier meetings with a prayer - Judge believes details of lethal injection procedures should be public record - Green asphalt to be used in Columbus

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WCBE Newscasts
2:48 am
Fri December 14, 2007

Noon - Fri Dec 14

Columbus, OH – Stories you'll hear include:

Study finds Ohio's electronic voting machines vulnerable to tampering - Speed limit raised in a two-mile section of Columbus - Diabetes cases in Ohio increase - Browns/Bills game has major playoff ramifications

WCBE Newscasts
11:04 am
Thu December 13, 2007

7:33 - Thu Dec 13

Columbus, OH – Stories you'll hear include:

Police arrest suspect in Eastland Mall shooting - Akron begins turning sludge into electricity

WCBE Newscasts
10:54 am
Thu December 13, 2007

7:06 - Thu Dec 13

Columbus, OH – Stories you'll hear include:

State lawmaker to run against congresswoman Jean Schmidt in GOP primary - Lake Erie water front land owners win property rights battle - Deal to keep Great Lakes water from export fails - Ohio lawmakers rush to finish business on last day of session - International Truck and Engine Corporation reaches tentative contract with United Auto Workers Union

WCBE Newscasts
10:54 am
Thu December 13, 2007

7:06 - Thu Dec 13

Columbus, OH – Stories you'll hear include:

State lawmaker to run against congresswoman Jean Schmidt in GOP primary - Lake Erie water front land owners win property rights battle - Deal to keep Great Lakes water from export fails - Ohio lawmakers rush to finish business on last day of session - International Truck and Engine Corporation reaches tentative contract with United Auto Workers Union

WCBE Newscasts
10:29 am
Thu December 13, 2007

6:33 - Thu Dec 13

Columbus, OH – Stories you'll hear include:

Grand jury returns capital murder charges against former couple accused of killing daughter - Alleged rape suspect shot - City council approves $3.4 million for police cruisers out of special income tax fund - Cleveland mayor offers loan re-payment discounts

Ohio Public Radio
5:00 am
Thu December 13, 2007

Animal welfare in Ohio series - Part 3

Columbus, OH – Ohio continues to be home to large scale operations that breed puppies under poor conditions in dirty and unsafe environments. Some puppy mills, as they are commonly called, have been shut down this year. But some state lawmakers say there are many more of these facilities that need to be shut down. In part three of her three part series on what the state is doing to protect pets, Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports some lawmakers continue to push legislation that would increase penalties for puppy mill owners and operators, but the bill is in limbo.

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WCBE Newscasts
1:33 am
Thu December 13, 2007

Noon - Thu Dec 13

Columbus, OH – Stories you'll hear include:

Fire in Hamilton kills 12-year-old - OHP to increase presence on I-270 - Latta sworn in today - Testing Cuyahoga County's voting machines - Ohio House approves measure lawmakers say will make it easier to track down the new owner of a foreclosed home - Health officials urge relaxation, organization during holiday shopping

WCBE Newscasts
10:16 am
Wed December 12, 2007

7:33 - Wed Dec 12

Columbus, OH – Stories you'll hear include:

Governor Strickland orders state park nativity scenes re-erected - Ohio's unconstitutional school funding system still unconstitutional - Teen found guilty of leaving a racist note at the home of an African American family agrees to pay $128,000 - Two Cincinnati police officers caught watching T.V. suspended

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Movie Reviews
10:04 am
Wed December 12, 2007

I Am Legend

Dog Day

Durable enough to titillate.


I Am Legend is not 28 Days Later (my nominee for best horror/thriller of all time), but it is good for the post-apocalypse zombie/mutant genre. Sci-fi great Richard Matheson started it all with his novel in 1954; there have been numerous film versions, such as Charlton Heston's Omega Man, that have not been memorable; and this iteration is artistically less than 28 Days but still fun.

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WCBE Newscasts
10:01 am
Wed December 12, 2007

7:06 - Wed Dec 12

Columbus, OH – Stories you'll hear include:

Morrow County girl accused of conspiring to kill mother to be tried as adult - Miley Cyrus fans face difficulty in purchasing tickets - Wilmington casino investors submit new ballot language to state attorney general - American Electric subsidary may compromise on objection to proposed clean-coal power plant for Virginias - Ohio senate votes to make the spotted salamander the state amphibian

WCBE Newscasts
9:40 am
Wed December 12, 2007

6:33 - Wed Dec 12

Columbus, OH – Stories you'll hear include:

John Boehner splits with White House on emergency spending package - Bob Latta to replace congressman Paul Gillmor - Head of Ohio Civil Rights Commission resigns - Kidnapper may be en route to Columbus - Texas prosecutors call for capital murder charges against a couple accused of killing thier child - Backers of paid sick days for workers take steps towards mandate - Franklin County Board of Elections say recounts don't change results

Ohio Public Radio
4:47 am
Wed December 12, 2007

Animal welfare in Ohio series - Part 2

Columbus, OH – Former mass murderer Jeffrey Dahmer killed his first victim, hitchiker Steven Hicks, in Bath Ohio in 1978. Dahmer went on to kill 16 more men and boys during the next fifteen years. But Dahmer's first victim wasn't human. He had a history of mutilating and butchering animals as a young child. Now Ohio lawmakers are considering a plan that would use animal abuse to identify children who are at risk of becoming violent offenders in the future.

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