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Ohio Democrats Introduce Birth Control Bill

By | July 23, 2014

Democrats in the Ohio Legislature are introducing a bill that they say would require employer-provided health care plans that cover prescription drugs to cover contraceptives under the same terms without charging a co-pay.

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Secretary Of State Orders Training For All Poll Workers

By | July 23, 2014

The directive issued Tuesday by Secretary of State Jon Husted would require training for every poll worker this year, regardless of previous experience. That’s a change from current state law.

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Southwest Flight Makes Emergency Landing At Port Columbus

By | July 23, 2014

A Southwest Airlines plane made an emergency landing at Port Columbus International Airport because a fire-indicator light came on.

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The 161st Ohio State Fair Opens

By | July 23, 2014

The 161st Ohio State Fair opens this morning. Farm animals, homemade pies and the butter cows will of course be part of the fair. And vendors will also sell some new fair food featuring bacon and bugs.

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Council Sets Regulations For Uber, Lyft And Other Car Services

By | July 22, 2014

Columbus City Council last night approved a series of rules to regulate car services Uber and Lyft.

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2014 Butter Sculpture Pays Homage To Ohio

By | July 22, 2014

Equipped with 2,000 pounds of butter, sculptors spent more than 500 hours sculpting the cow and calf, and 15 other symbols that represent Ohio.

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Home Sales In Central Ohio Getting Hotter This Summer

By | July 22, 2014

More home buyers in Central Ohio are closing the deal. Home sales in Central Ohio rose last month by more than 11 percent compared to May.
However, the figures were down more than 3 percent from June of last year.

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Ohio Base Workers Offered Buyouts Ahead Of Layoffs

By | July 22, 2014

Civilian employees at Ohio’s largest military base will have until Aug. 1 to notify officials if they plan to retire or leave with incentives ahead of hundreds of layoffs this fall.

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Judge Denies Early Release For Disgraced Former State Lawmaker

By | July 22, 2014

Columbus Democrat Carlton Weddington pleaded guilty in 2012 to charges of bribery, election falsification and filing a false financial disclosure statement. He’s served two years of a three-year sentence.

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OSU Rakes In $404 Million In Donations In Fiscal Year

By | July 22, 2014

Ohio State University says it took in a near-record $404 million in donations in the past 12 months.