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Columbus Diaper Coalition Provides Help For Cash Strapped Parents

There’s nothing particularly newsworthy about disposable diapers. For the parents of young children in daycare, they’re simply a necessity. But for poor working parents who struggle to pay rent and put food on the table, pricey disposable diapers can also pose a challenge. This is the story of one young woman who met that challenge and has helped to provide nearly a quarter million diapers to Central Ohio moms and dads.
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Local Officials Fight State For More Say In Location Of Wind Turbines

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There’s a new fight brewing over green energy laws, as some local officials want more control over the location of wind turbines.

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A state legislative panel in Ohio plans to hear testimony on a proposal that would bar private employers from requiring workers to join or pay dues to a labor organization.

Kasich Refuses To Say Whether He'd Support Trump As GOP Nominee

Nov 30, 2015
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Gov. John Kasich continued his criticism of fellow GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump on one of the Sunday talk shows.

New metal detectors and other increased security procedures are taking effect at the Ohio Statehouse this week.

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The Columbus Crew earned only their second trip to the MLS Cup final in the 20-year history of Major League Soccer and their first since 2008 on Sunday night, losing 1-0 to the New York Red Bulls but advancing with a two-leg 2-1 aggregate victory.

Ohio Rep. Wants To Ban Microbeads

Nov 27, 2015

Congress will soon vote on a bill to ban microbeads – those tiny plastic particles in toothpaste, facial scrubs, body washes and other personal care products. There’s now a new effort to deal with them at the state level.

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The state says it's taken extra steps to stock widely varied brands and packaging at state liquor stores for the holidays. 

Coroner Says Ohio State Student Died From Broken Neck

Nov 25, 2015
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Preliminary autopsy results indicate Ohio State student Austin Singletary died from a broken neck during the annual Mirror Lake jump on Ohio State's campus. 

Singletary, a third-year student from Dayton, was pulled from the lake early Wednesday morning. He died at Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center later Wednesday morning.

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Close to two million Ohioans will hit the road for Thanksgiving to visit family and friends. That's more than any Thanksgiving since 2007.

A state inspector general's report says a former top aide to Ohio's lieutenant governor claimed traveling to salon appointments as work and got paid for it.


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