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Conservative Conference Addresses Criminal Justice, Pot Legalization

Aug 26, 2015

Conservative leaders from state legislatures all around the country are in Ohio this week to discuss their top issues and how they're handling them. One issue that keeps coming up is criminal justice reform.

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A new poll of Ohio voters shows broadening support for Governor Kasich, and a shrinking lead for the former governor running for U.S. Senate. 

Sisters Convicted Of Promoting Prostitution At Massage Parlors

Aug 25, 2015
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Officials say two Chinese nationals were found guilty of promoting prostitution and organized crime at massage parlors in Columbus, Worthington and Powell.

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A new independent poll says Ohio voters overwhelming support requiring owners of coal-fired power plants to reduce pollution, while a smaller majority oppose the Iran nuclear deal.

Dayton Community College To Unveil New Drone Test Center

Aug 24, 2015
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Sinclair Community College is unveiling its new drone test center in a Monday afternoon ribbon-cutting that coincides with a first-of-its-kind conference about unmanned aerial systems (UAS).

Ohio Unemployment Falls To 14-Year Low

Aug 21, 2015
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The state says Ohio's unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level since 2001, dropping to an even 5 percent in July.

The Department of Job and Family Services says Ohio's jobless rate remained below the national rate, which was 5.3 percent for last month.

Ohio's unemployment had held steady at 5.2 percent for the three previous months.

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An Ohio Supreme Court committee plans to study and make recommendations about juvenile court policies on shackling youths during court proceedings.

Survey: Ohio's Uninsured Rates Continue Falling

Aug 20, 2015

A new survey shows that Ohio's uninsured rates for children and adults have each dropped by about half since 2012.

Feds Say Ohio Plan To Import Execution Drugs Is Illegal

Aug 20, 2015
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The feds are warning Ohio not to try to bring in drugs from other countries to carry out executions.

Long-Time Congressman Louis Stokes Dead At 90

Aug 19, 2015

A 15-term Ohio congressman who took on tough assignments looking into assassinations and scandals has died. Former U.S. Rep. Louis Stokes was 90.

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Police say a Bellefontaine woman has confessed to killing her three young sons over the past several months because her husband ignored their daughter.

Backers Of Marijuana Proposal Vow Legal Action Over Ballot Language

Aug 19, 2015

The Ohio Ballot Board has approved the language voters will see on their ballots when they vote on three statewide issues this fall. But the fight over how those issues are worded might not be over, as one group is vowing legal action.

Traffic Deaths Up In Ohio, Nation

Aug 18, 2015
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Traffic deaths in Ohio are up, reflecting a national trend. The National Safety Council says during the first six months of this year traffic deaths rose by 14 percent across the country.

Ohio Higher Ed Leaders Meet On College Affordability

Aug 14, 2015

College affordability has been in the news recently. President Barack Obama recently unveiled a plan that relies on community colleges, while the two top Democratic presidential candidates are talking up different plans they’ve developed. But leaders in Ohio are showing that they’re past the proposal phase and already putting their plans to action.

Secretary Of State: Counties Can't Vote To Ban "Fracking"

Aug 14, 2015

Ohio's elections chief has moved to invalidate ballot proposals in three counties related to the oil- and gas-drilling technique of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.