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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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Previously: Of the People: Barriers to Political Office

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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.

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Port Columbus TSA Agents Seize Weapons

By | July 21, 2014

Federal agents confiscated a loaded handgun at a Port Columbus checkpoint on Sunday. Its the eleventh time this year a passenger was caught with a firearm inside a carry-on bag. Transportation Security Administration spokesman Mark Howell says agents are also confiscating a smaller less noticeable weapon.

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NASA Renames Building For Ohio Born Astronaut Neil Armstrong

By | July 21, 2014

NASA has honored one of its most famous astronauts by renaming a key building at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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Man Wanted In Hocking Hills Killing Shoots Self During Standoff

By | July 21, 2014

Authorities in southern Ohio say a suspect accused of his shooting his ex-wife and killing a man she was with has shot himself and is hospitalized.

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Online Sales Tax Collection At All-Time High

By | July 21, 2014

The state has collected $45 million from out-of-state retailers in the 2014 budget year. That’s a 68 percent increase over the past five years.

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Ohio Near The Top For Energy And Environmentally Efficient Homes

By | July 21, 2014

Energy efficient home building is on the rise in Ohio. The group that certifies green building says Ohio ranks number 6 in the country in the number green homes. Over the last four years, the number of so-called LEED certified has increased 8 and a half times. But some builders and state lawmakers question whether LEED should be the standard.

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Ohio Teen’s Death Puts National Focus On Caffeine Powder Dangers

By | July 19, 2014

The sudden death of a healthy high school senior has focused attention on unregulated caffeine powder.