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Obama’s Approval Rating Falling In Ohio

By | July 31, 2014

A new poll by Quinnipiac University says Obama’s approval rating in Ohio has slipped to 36 percent. The same survey in May gave him a 39-percent approval rating.

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Prison Guards Blame Food Vendor For Maggots, Security Problems

By | July 31, 2014

There are problems with maggots, food shortages and contraband in state prisons, and the committee that inspects those facilities is blaming a private vendor hired by the prison system.

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Columbus Police Keep Focus On Summertime Crime

By | July 30, 2014

For the past 10 summers the Columbus Police have changed tactics to reduce violent crime and gang activity. It’s called the Community Safety Initiative. Special groups of police officers patrol high crime neighborhoods.

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Kasich Maintains Double-Digit Lead Over FitzGerald

By | July 30, 2014

The poll released Wednesday by Quinnipiac University shows Republican Kasich ahead of FitzGerald 48 percent to 36 percent. The same poll in May had Kasich leading by a 50-to-35 percent margin.

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TV Ads Supporting Same-Sex Marriage To Air On Ohio Stations

By | July 29, 2014

A television ad that supports same-sex marriage will begin running on stations across the state Wednesday. It’s the first marriage equality ad to be broadcast since Ohioans enacted a gay marriage ban ten years ago.

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Ohio Base Pressured To Fill More Hospital Beds

By | July 29, 2014

Ohio’s largest military base is under pressure to fill more beds in its hospital.

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Reynoldsburg Teachers Look To Federal Moderator For Help

By | July 29, 2014

The Reynoldsburg City Schools district has received push back from teachers over its proposed contract. A federal mediator is expected to meet with both sides in August.

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Columbus Teacher Gets Grant For Free Books

By | July 29, 2014

A Columbus City Schools teacher receives 500 free books for her classroom.

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Ohio Medicaid Enrollment Up, Number Of Uninsured Is Down

By | July 29, 2014

When Ohio expanded Medicaid last fall, Governor John Kasich estimated up to 330-thousand more people would get health coverage. A new survey says the numbers may not be far off.

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Ohio Republicans Renew Push To Repeal Common Core

By | July 29, 2014

School districts have spent years preparing to implement the education standards known as Common Core — which are set to start this coming school year. Now House Republicans are renewing their efforts to repeal the standards.