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State Program Helps Vets Transition To Farm Fields

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9:01AM
November 13, 2014

This Veterans Day, amid the parades and ceremonies, a new agricultural initiative was launched in Ohio. It strives to give a marketing edge to soldiers who’ve exchanged their uniforms for farm boots.

Ohio Supreme Court To Hear Appeal From Former Death Row Inmate

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Dale Johnston spent seven years on Ohio's death row to two murders he didn't commit. Another man later confessed to the killings.
8:55AM
November 13, 2014

The Ohio Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments in the case of Dale Johnston, a Grove City man seeking compensation for serving seven years on death row for two murders he didn’t commit.

Senate Panel Approves Kasich’s Pick To Lead Health Department

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Rick Hodges is a Republican former state lawmaker and the former head of the Ohio Turnpike Commission.
7:53AM
November 13, 2014

The nomination of Rick Hodges, who’s not a doctor, moves on to the full Senate after clearing a committee on Wednesday.

Family Homeless On The Rise In Central Ohio

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Officials say they plan to research local homeless families and the system currently in place to help them.
8:02AM
November 10, 2014

Figures released last month by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development showed the number of homeless families across the country had decreased by 15 percent since 2010. But estimates show family homelessness in the Columbus area increased by 7.6 percent during that time.

Appeals Court Upholds Ohio’s Gay Marriage Ban

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The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld Ohio's ban on gay marriage.
5:03PM
November
6, 2014

A federal appeals court in Cincinnati has upheld anti-gay marriage laws in four states, breaking ranks with other courts that have considered the issue and setting up the prospect of Supreme Court review.

Polls Open For Election Day

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Election sites opened their doors at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday after nearly a month of early voting. Polls remain open until 7:30 p.m.
7:46AM
November 4, 2014

Polls have opened in Ohio as Gov. John Kasich appears poised to clinch a re-election victory to lead the state for another four years.

Computer Glitch Forces Early Voters To Wait

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The Franklin County Board of Elections says a computer glitch slowed down the process of pulling up voter registration information.
12:14PM
November
3, 2014

The Franklin County Board of Elections says it’s fixed a computer glitch that had about 50 people waiting in line this morning to cast an early ballot.

Final Poll Predicts Big Win For Kasich

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The Dispatch poll suggests Kasich has pulled in some voters that some might not expect would be supportive of him. Twenty percent of Democrats said they were voting for Kasich.
8:01AM
November 3, 2014

The last poll before Election Day 2014 projects a win in the governor’s race for Republican incumbent John Kasich over Democratic challenger Ed FitzGerald 62 percent to 38 percent.

Groups Seek To Challenge Latest Ohio Ballot Rules

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The Ohio Democratic Party and advocates for the homeless are claiming that restrictions imposed by two state laws governing absentee and provisional ballots intentionally disenfranchise minority voters.
12:17PM
October
31, 2014

The Ohio Democratic Party and advocates for the homeless are claiming that restrictions imposed by two state laws governing absentee and provisional ballots intentionally disenfranchise minority voters.

Report: More Than 1 in 6 Ohioans Seek Food Help

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Ohio Association of Food Banks says one in six Ohioans doesn't get enough to eat.
12:24PM
October 30, 2014

A new report on hunger finds that more than one in six Ohioans is struggling to get food on the table.