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Democratic Candidate For Governor Ed FitzGerald Appears On WOSU

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Democratic candidate for governor Ed FitzGerald
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.

Federal Judge Orders Temporary Halt To Ohio Executions

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A federal judge has placed a two-and-a-half month moratorium on the death penalty in Ohio.
1:42PM
May
28, 2014

A federal judge has ordered a 2 1/2-month moratorium on executions in Ohio to allow time for arguments over the state’s new lethal injection procedures.

Cleveland, Cincinnati Archdioceses Defend Contract Changes

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The Cleveland contract changes include language that refers to teachers as “teacher-ministers.”
8:22AM
May
13, 2014

The Catholic Diocese of Cleveland has joined its counterpart in Cincinnati in requiring its elementary school teachers to sign contracts with expanded morality clauses. The changes come about a year after a Columbus Catholic high school teacher was fired after disclosing her same-sex relationship.

Ruling Clears Upper Arlington In Discrimination Claim

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Tree of Life Christian Schools has been trying since 2009 to consolidate its schools in an office complex in Upper Arlington.
9:05AM
April
30, 2014

A federal judge has ruled that Upper Arlington didn’t discriminate in blocking a Christian school that is trying to move to a large office complex in the city.