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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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It's hard to beat the Fourth of July.  Fireworks displays, cookouts and picnics, a day at the pool...but no July 4th celebration is complete without some great music.

There are several entertainment opportunities this weekend.  If Red, White, and Boom simply isn't enough, or is maybe too much:

Legal Pot Backers Deliver Nearly 700,000 Signatures

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A campaign to legalize marijuana for medicinal and recreational use in Ohio began delivering hundreds of thousands of petition signatures in its effort to get the issue before voters.

Organizers for ResponsibleOhio said Tuesday they were submitting more than 695,000 signatures to Secretary of State Jon Husted. That's more than the roughly 306,000 needed to qualify for November's ballot. 

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A new study of hazardous material transport shows more oil tank cars are rolling through Columbus. 

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A state appeals court has agreed a former Ohio National Guardsman violated a local ban by keeping pet ducks that he says help relieve his post-traumatic stress disorder and depression.


The State Auditor's office says the Columbus Public School District is making progress fixing the issues that led to the data-rigging scandal.

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A 28 year old man shot Monday night outside of a north Columbus motel is recovering at Riverside Hospital as police search for his shooter.

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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.

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The Scottish brewery Brew Dog will build its North American headquarters in Canal Winchester.

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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