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Ohio Charity Offers To Take Immigrant Children

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8:54AM
July
25, 2014

A Cincinnati charity says it has applied for a federal grant aimed at bringing to Ohio some of the immigrant children who have flooded across the U.S. border recently.

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Unpublished 2014 census figures show about 4.1 million, or 48 percent, of eligible voters in Ohio are working-class whites.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.

Priest Convicted Of Killing Nun Dies In Prison

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A lawyer won't continue to seek the release a of dying Roman Catholic priest convicted of killing a nun.
9:12AM
July
4, 2014

A Roman Catholic priest convicted of killing a nun in an Ohio hospital chapel 34 years ago has died. The Rev. Gerald Robinson was 76.

Democratic Candidate For Governor Ed FitzGerald Appears On WOSU

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5:06PM
July 2, 2014

The democratic candidate for governor is facing sharp criticism from the camp of incumbent Republican Governor John Kasich. Candidate Ed FitzGerald appeared on WOSU’s All Sides with Ann Fisher Wednesday.

Ohio Fights To Contain Measles Outbreak Among Amish

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Nurse Jacqueline Fletcher prepares an Amish boy to be vaccinated against Measles
5:00AM
June
16, 2014

In a handful of counties northeast of Columbus public health officials are traveling back roads and setting up clinics in churches and town halls. They’re trying to contain a measles outbreak among the mostly unvaccinated Amish community.

Ex-Official Testifies At Ohio Businessman’s Trial

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The former Chief Financial Officer for the Northeast Ohio company says he knew it was illegal to reimburse employees for campaign contributions.
2:52PM
June 11, 2014

The former chief financial officer for a northeast Ohio telemarketing company says he knew it was illegal when the company reimbursed employees and others who had been asked to make campaign contributions to two prominent Republican politicians.

Congressman Asks Judge To Quash Subpoena For Trial

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A Congressman from northeast Ohio wants a judge to quash a subpoena ordering him to testify in a case involving illicit campaign contributions.
2:47PM
June
10, 2014

U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci wants a federal judge in Cleveland to quash a subpoena and prevent him from being called to testify at the trial of a northeast Ohio businessman.

Ohio Auditor Offers Guidance For Phoned Town Halls

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State Auditor Dave Yost says it's okay for politicians to conduct telephone-based town hall meetings as long as the focus remains on government business and avoids politics.
1:32PM
June
9, 2014

Ohio’s auditor is offering guidance to public officials who want to conduct telephone town halls using taxpayer money.

Portman Says More Money Won’t Solve VA Problems

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Ohio Republican Senator Rob Portman toured a Columbus VA clinic today where he says patients receive good care.
3:46PM
June 6, 2014

U.S. Sen. Rob Portman says it would be a disservice to veterans to suggest that solving problems such as the waiting lists and fraudulent appointments simply requires pouring more money into the Veterans Affairs Office.

Statehouse Holocaust Memorial Unveiling Caps Three-Year Journey

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Ohio Governor and artist Daniel Libeskind reflect on the Holocaust Memorial at the Ohio Statehouse
4:44PM
June
2, 2014

Monday’s Holocaust Memorial unveiling at the Ohio Statehouse marks the end of a three year saga from conception to creation. The story includes some controversy and the resignation of a top Statehouse official.