Steve Brown

News Morning Anchor and Managing Editor

Steve Brown grew up in nearby Richwood, Ohio and now lives there with his wife and two sons. He started his journalism career as a weekend board operator at WOSU while majoring in journalism at Ohio State, where he also wrote for the student newspaper The Lantern and co-founded the organization Students for Public Broadcasting.

He left Ohio in 2007 to become the morning anchor at KSTK in Wrangell, Alaska while also serving as a regional correspondent for the Alaska Public Radio Network. Steve has also anchored and reported for public radio stations in Orlando and Jacksonville, Florida. His award-winning features have been featured on several NPR programs, including Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

When he's not working, Steve is likely listening to public radio, playing guitar or watching his beloved Buckeyes.

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Unionized workers at Kroger are voting today on a proposed wage and benefit agreement. The outcome could determine whether Central Ohio stores remain fully staffed for the coming holiday week.

At the Ohio Building on East 17th Ave,Kroger workers trickled in during mid-morning hours to cast ballots on the proposed 3-year contract. The contract vote will determine whether 10-thousand Central Ohio Kroger workers will remain on the job or go out on strike.

The state is now helping local health officials get ready for another flu season. The Ohio Department of Health says it has begun shipping tens thousands of doses of flu vaccine to local health departments, so they can provide shots to those most at risk of getting sick.

That includes the elderly, very young children, people with chronic illnesses such as asthma and expectant mothers.

Others are being instructed to check with their doctor to see if they should get a vaccine.

A clinic that provides birth control and abortions has sued to block the state Health Department's attempt to review medical records for 224 patients.

The center says the Ohio Department of Health sought access to the records of every patient who visited the center in May and June as part of an investigation of an undisclosed complaint.

The Central Ohio Women's Center argues in the federal lawsuit that releasing the records could violate federal medical privacy laws.

The center is affiliated with Planned Parenthood of Central Ohio.