Mortgage Assistance Program Coming To An End

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Through last month, about 18,000 people got an average of $16,000 each to help pay off liens or up to 18 months’ worth of mortgage payments.
8:23AM
April
28, 2014

A program to help struggling Ohio homeowners prevent foreclosure is coming to an end this week.

Ohio High Court Strikes Down Child Enticement Law

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The Ohio Supreme Court rules Ohio's child enticement law is unconstitutional.
11:19AM
March
6, 2014

The Ohio Supreme court has thrown out Ohio’s child enticement law, saying it criminalizes innocent behavior. The decision puts the responsibility to rewrite the law on Ohio legislators.

Sen. Brown Follows Olympic Push With “Wear American Act”

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The U.S. Olympic team showed up at last week's opening ceremonies in Sochi wearing the American-made uniforms seen above. That’s in large part because of a scolding from Congress two years ago, led by Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown.
9:01AM
February
10, 2014

The U.S. Olympic team showed up at Friday’s opening ceremonies in Sochi wearing American-made uniforms. That’s in large part because of a scolding from Congress two years ago, led by Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown. Now he wants to take it a step further with the Wear American Act.

United To Close Cleveland Hub, Cut Nearly 500 Jobs

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7:48AM
February 3, 2014

The United Airlines hub that’s leaving Cleveland Hopkins will cost the airport at least 470 jobs. But the move might be a boon to passengers in the long run.

ACLU Pushes For Media Access To Lucasville Prisoners

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8:32AM
December 10, 2013

Four reporters and a college instructor are suing the head of Ohio’s prison system over his refusal to let them interview five men on death row for their roles in the Lucasville prison riots of 20 years ago.

Ohio Museum Hosts Panels From Unique Bible

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Donald Jackson oversaw the art and calligraphy of the St. John's Bible.
11:43AM
December
9, 2013

The St. John’s Bible took 155 monks, a scribe for the British House of Lords, 23 artists, 16 years and a lot of swan feathers, calf skin and gold leaf to complete. You won’t see all of it at the Canton Museum of Art, but now you can see 68 pages of the first hand-written, illuminated Bible commissioned anywhere in the world in the last 500 years.

Local Food Is Passion, Big Business In Athens

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Crumbs Bakery, a popular Athens eatery, says it "values all-natural and organic food production, responsible sourcing, and community building."
8:26AM
November 13, 2013

Food is a universal part of culture everywhere, but in the southeast Ohio city of Athens, locally sourced food businesses are points of pride for the community.

Guilty Plea By Gaming Company Deals Latest Blow To Internet Cafes

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Attorney General Mike DeWine has maintained the businesses are illegal gambling operations. Supporters of the parlors say they're being singled out and that the businesses create thousands of jobs.
8:30AM
October
11, 2013

A New Jersey company has pleaded guilty to racketeering charges and has promised to stop trying to do business in Ohio. It’s the latest setback for internet cafe owners trying to keep their industry afloat.

Supreme Court Considers Sixth Trial For Same Murder

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Christopher Anderson was locked up on Aug. 22, 2002, charged with strangling Amber Zurcher to death. Since then, he’s been put on trial five times. Twice, the case ended in mistrials, twice in hung juries and once, his conviction was overturned on appeal.
8:56AM
October
9, 2013

Justices heard arguments from the state and attorneys for a man who’s seen two mistrials, two hung juries, and one overturned conviction over the last 11 years.