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Franklin County Foster Teens Get New Clothes

By | July 25, 2014

Many teenagers express who they are through their clothes. But for teens in foster care, getting new clothes is a luxury. Two non-profits came to Columbus Friday looking to change that.


Ohio Charity Offers To Take Immigrant Children

By | July 25, 2014

A Cincinnati charity says it has applied for a federal grant aimed at bringing to Ohio some of the immigrant children who have flooded across the U.S. border recently.


Ohioans Getting $1.2 Million In Insurance Refunds

By Lewis Wallace | July 25, 2014

Ohio health insurers are refunding more than a million dollars in premiums to small businesses and individuals for 2013, according to a new report from the Department of Health and Human Services. The refund is the result of a clause in the Affordable Care Act aimed at limiting the cost of health insurance.

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This Week: OSU Band Faces Charges of Promoting “Sexualized Culture”


TBDBITL Director Out Of Job Over “Serious Cultural Issues”

By | July 24, 2014

In his two years as director of the OSU Marching Band, Jonathan Waters was praised for using technology to develop complex routines that went viral on the web. Now Jon Waters is out of a job. OSU fired him after an investigation found what officials call “serious cultural issues.” Waters intends to clear his name.

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Biden Urges Infrastructure, Job Training In Ohio

By | July 24, 2014

Vice President Joe Biden says investment in infrastructure and job training is needed to increase economic opportunities in the nation’s cities.


Natural Gas Pipeline Planned For Eastern Ohio

By Joanna Richards | July 24, 2014

Plans are shaping up for a major pipeline to move natural gas liquids from eastern Ohio to the Gulf Coast.


State, Businesses Reach Deal Over Workers’ Comp Overcharges

By | July 24, 2014

A settlement has been reached in a class-action lawsuit charging that Ohio’s state insurance fund for injured workers overcharged employers hundreds of millions of dollars over several years.

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YWCA Getting $20 Million Makeover With New Apartments

By | July 24, 2014

The YWCA Columbus will be getting a $20 million makeover for its downtown facility using private dollars and tax incentives.

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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.


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.