Judge Denies Early Release For Disgraced Former State Lawmaker

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Weddington's motion said he has participated in community service activities and been a literacy tutor for other inmates.
10:19AM
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.

OSU Rakes In $404 Million In Donations In Fiscal Year

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The donations reported in the fiscal year ending June 30 were just shy of the record $407 million in 2011-12.
9:02AM
July
22, 2014

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

Working-Class Whites Now Fewer Than Half Of Ohio Voters

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Unpublished 2014 census figures show about 4.1 million, or 48 percent, of eligible voters in Ohio are working-class whites. That's down from 50.5 percent in November 2012.
7:28AM
July
22, 2014

New census data show working-class whites now make up less than half of Ohio’s eligible voters, a demographic change that has both parties expanding their efforts to reach other voters.

NASA Renames Building For Ohio Born Astronaut Neil Armstrong

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Ohio Astronaut Neil Armstrong was honored MOnday by the NASA Space Center.
2:45PM
July
21, 2014

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

Man Wanted In Hocking Hills Killing Shoots Self During Standoff

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12:16PM
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.

Online Sales Tax Collection At All-Time High

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Still, Ohio doesn't have legal authority to collect from online retailers who don't operate in a physical location in the state, such as Amazon.
8:00AM
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.

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

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Logan Stiner was a healthy 18-year-old senior
7:53PM
July
19, 2014

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

Year-Old Ohio Arson Registry Lists 221 Offenders

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The arson registry lists 221 names
7:36PM
July 19, 2014

Officials say 221 names were listed during the first year of Ohio’s registry for people convicted of arson-related offenses.

Ohio Exhibit On Real Johnny Appleseed Will Hit The Road

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John Chapman, the real Johnny Appleseed
7:24PM
July 19, 2014

An anonymous donation has helped plant a new project for an Ohio center dedicated to the life and works of American folk hero Johnny Appleseed.