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Dems Announce Convention Date

By | January 23, 2015

The democratic party announced today it will hold its national presidential nominating convention the week of July 25th. Columbus is one of three cities being considered to host the event.

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Central Ohio Job Market Tightens, Puts Pressure On Wages

By | January 23, 2015

Ohio’s jobless rate declined again last month to 4.8%. The new number is the latest sign that central Ohio’s job market is turning in favor of workers. The tightening labor market helps job seekers but may put a brake on growth of some individual companies.

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Ohio Man Pleads Not Guilty In Plot To Kill At US Capitol

By | January 22, 2015

An Ohio man has pleaded not guilty to federal charges of plotting to kill officials and workers at the U.S. Capitol.

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This Week: The State of The Union, More Trouble for Charter Schools

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Democratic Cincinnati Councilman Seeks Portman’s Senate Seat

By | January 22, 2015

A 30-year-old Cincinnati city councilman who says Ohio needs new leaders is launching a 2016 Democratic bid for Republican U.S. Sen. Rob Portman’s seat in the swing state.

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Ohio Wants Inmates’ Lethal Injection Lawsuit Thrown Out

By | January 22, 2015

Ohio is asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by four death row inmates who are challenging a new state law that shields the names of companies providing lethal injection drugs.

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Data Used To Determine Charter Funding “Not Necessarily Accurate”

By | January 22, 2015

Ohio Auditor Dave Yost says more than half of the charter schools checked during unannounced inspections last year had far fewer students in attendance than the number on record with the state. Charter school funding hinges largely on enrollment numbers.

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Attorney General Dewine May Sue Over Affordable Care Act Fee

By Sarah Jane Tribble | January 22, 2015

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says he may sue the federal government over a fee it requires the state to pay because of the Affordable Care Act.

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Pay-To-Park Zones Could Be Answer To Short North Parking Crunch

By | January 22, 2015

Urban living has revitalized some Columbus neighborhoods. Condos, restaurants and shops attract new residents and visitors. But there’s a downside: parking. It’s becoming more and more of a headache for the downtown area’s thriving neighborhoods. WOSU takes a look at the parking crunch and a possible solution.

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Federal Officials Outline Police Plan In Columbus

By | January 21, 2015

Federal Justice Department officials told a Columbus audience Wednesday they’ll launch a national effort to mend police relations with African American communities after police-involved shootings in Missouri and Ohio.

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Grand Jury Indicts Ohio Man Held In Capitol Terror Plot

By | January 21, 2015

Federal authorities say a grand jury has indicted the 20-year-old Ohio man accused of plotting an attack at the U.S. Capitol.