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Ohio Prepares For Rock And Politics

As Ohio prepares to host a national political convention in 2016, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is getting ready too. The Hall will get some guidance on the new project from some high profile Columbus leaders recently appointed to the Hall of Fame board. Among those offering suggestions is Ohio State University President Michael Drake.
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Raising sheep in Ohio is on the increase.  Sheep production is increasingly popular as growers enjoy expanding – and profitable – markets for meat and wool. 

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich is expected to sign a roughly $71 billion spending blueprint that continues his expansion of the Medicaid health program and provides an income tax cut.

June could go down in the record books as one of the wettest in Columbus.  NBC4 Meteorologist Ben Gelber monitors weather patterns.

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Authorities say nine people were hurt after a fireworks box fell over and fired into a crowd in northeast Ohio.

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Extensive flooding and heavy rains have affected corn fields across Ohio and left growers contending with the possibility of lost or damaged crops.

Kasich To Enter Presidential Race On July 21

Jun 29, 2015
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Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who's spent the year testing his scrappy political style and pragmatic policy positions around the country, plans to formally enter the 2016 presidential race July 21 using an announcement set for Ohio State University, according to senior advisers.

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The original Port Columbus terminal building – which opened 86 years ago – could get a new lease on life this summer. 

 Jimmie Beall (left) and Mindy Ross were the first Franklin County same-sex couple to receive a marriage license
Mandie Trimble / WOSU News

In a five to four ruling, U.S. Supreme Court Justices paved the way for all same-sex couples to be able to marry…anywhere in the country. In Columbus, same-gender couples received marriage licenses for the first time.

States cannot keep same-sex couples from marrying and must recognize their unions, the Supreme Court says in a ruling that for months has been the focus of speculation. The decision was 5-4.

Justice Anthony Kennedy, seen as a pivotal swing vote in the case, wrote the majority opinion. All four justices who voted against the ruling wrote their own dissenting opinions: Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito.

Pro-Choice Activists Protest Abortion Language In Budget

Jun 26, 2015
Karen Kasler, Ohio Public Radio

Reproductive rights advocates rallied at the Statehouse Thursday, regrouping after a last minute addition to the budget that could force the closure of the only remaining abortion clinic in Toledo.


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