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Following Police Raid, Westerville Cracks Down On Massage Parlors

April Zobel owns In the Bag Massage in Westerville, a small parlor in a nondescript office park. A few chairs and a flat-screen television greet visitors who enter the lobby.

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Thyra Chaney loves movies. Like, really loves them.

“I love the dialogue. I love the production,” she says. “I love every single thing about it.”

Allegra Boverman

Here in Ohio, where Gov. John Kasich has a little more than 10 months left in office, voters are starting to focus in on who will be elected this year to follow him into the governor's office.

A medical marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles.
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The agency that oversees Ohio’s medical marijuana program admits there are problems with the scoring process used to grant medical marijuana growing licenses. 

Charles Keith in courtroom maintaining innocence of a Bucyrus murder conviction against his brother Kevin Keith
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A man who narrowly escaped execution after being convicted for a murder in Bucyrus is now suing Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, police, prosecutors and the forensic investigator in his case. Kevin Keith is demanding they re-review key evidence that would have led to his acquittal altogether. 

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s campaign website used to say he has signed every piece of pro-Second Amendment legislation he’s received as governor, and that he was endorsed by the National Rifle Association.

But not anymore.

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April Zobel owns In the Bag Massage in Westerville, a small parlor in a nondescript office park. A few chairs and a flat-screen television greet visitors who enter the lobby.

It wasn't anything spectacular at the time. When the show first aired on Feb. 19, 1968, it seemed to be a typical children's educational program. On a black-and-white screen, a tall, dark-haired man nearing 40 years of age wandered into a staged living room, softly singing a song as he changed from a blazer into a much softer, cozy cardigan.

That man, Fred Rogers of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, quickly rose into recognition and a half-century later is still an American icon.

In a report released Friday by the U.S. Commerce Department, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross concluded that steel imports, particularly from China, have driven down the price of steel, which in turn has hurt U.S. steel manufacturers and “threaten[ed] to impair the national security." The report goes on to recommend that President Trump impose either tariffs or quotas on all imported steel.

State of Ohio / Governor's office

Republican lawmakers are pushing a bill that would overhaul Ohio’s education system in order to give most of the control over to the governor’s office. This is something Gov. John Kasich has wanted for a while now.

There’s a lot at stake in this year’s midterm elections in Ohio.

Republicans are trying to unseat Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown. Democrats hope to break the GOP control over the governor’s office and other statewide positions. Nationally, majorities in Congress hang in the balance.

Helping us put the pieces together is Kyle Kondik, managing editor of Sabato’s Crystal Ball at the University of Virginia Center for Politics.

On competitive Congressional races in Ohio


All Sides with Ann Fisher is a two-hour, daily public-affairs show designed to over time touch upon all sides of the issues and events that shape life in central Ohio.

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