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Anti-Death Penalty Group Plans Central Ohio Forum

By | September 30, 2014

The state’s leading anti-death penalty group plans a series of forums this week to publicize the work of a Supreme Court panel that reviewed the state’s capital punishment law.

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Man Gets 38 Years For Rape, Torture Of Teen

By | September 30, 2014

Prosecutors say 45-year-old Larry Fox and his uncle Harry Fox handcuffed the teen, stripped him naked, burned and tormented him at Larry Fox’s mobile home in Delaware County two years ago.

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FirstEnergy Moves To Suspend Energy Efficiency Program

By | September 30, 2014

FirstEnergy has become the first Ohio utility company to make a big move since state lawmakers voted to delay incoming renewable energy mandates.

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US Supreme Court Blocks Early Voting in Ohio

By | September 29, 2014

Less than 24 hours before early voting was to begin in Ohio, the US Supreme Court has stopped an earlier federal judge’s order to allow for an extra week of early voting.

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Reported Sexual Assaults Prompt OSU Safety Notice

By | September 29, 2014

After three reported week-end sexual assaults, Ohio State University campus police issued a safety alert for students and staff. Campus and Columbus police say none of the three assaults appears to be linked to a single suspect.

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Experts Predict Lower Heating Costs This Winter

By | September 29, 2014

With a milder winter predicted, experts say heating costs should be lower for most Ohioans.

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Reynoldsburg Teacher Strike Enters Its Second Full Week

By | September 28, 2014

A teacher’s strike in Reynoldsburg enters its second full week Monday. Negotiators for the Reynoldsburg Board of Education and Reynoldsburg Education Association met Sunday with a federal mediator. But, little progress was reported. The meeting ended without agreement.

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Ohio Officials Earmark Money To Reduce Lake Erie Algae Threat

By | September 28, 2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it has a plan to improve water quality in Lake Erie and other Great Lakes. The announcement comes in the wake of a crisis in Toledo where water supply was turned off temporarily for a half-million residents when toxic algae bloomed. The crisis has galvanized calls for a clean-up among consumers, farmers, and researchers.

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Former Rep. James Traficant arriving at a House ethics hearing in 2002.

Former Rep. James Traficant Dies, Days After Accident On Farm

By Bill Chappell | September 28, 2014

The Youngstown politician whose career included 17 years in Congress and a conviction for bribery has died at age 73. He was critically hurt in a tractor accident earlier this week.

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Man Who Raised $55,000 For Potato Salad Throws Columbus Party

By | September 27, 2014

A Columbus man who raised $55,000 in a joking crowdfunding appeal to pay for his first attempt at making potato salad has thrown a huge public party that promised “peace, love and potato salad.”