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6:30 am
Mon July 30, 2012

Ohio Medicaid to Become Stand Alone Agency

The plan is to make Ohio Medicaid a cabinet-level agency starting halfway through the next two year budget cycle on July 1, 2014. Right now Medicaid is housed in the Department of Job and Family Services, but is also administered by five other state agencies.  Greg Moody is the head of the Governor’s Office of Health Transformation.

“We realized that the organization of the program itself was stifling innovation," says Moody.

Medicaid is a nearly $19 billion program – it’s a third of the state budget and growing. But Moody says this move isn’t designed to cut the budget.

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Road Trip series
10:35 am
Sun July 29, 2012

New Ohio Guide: Birthplace of a President

The birthplace of Ulysses S. Grant

There’s a quiet, but distinct charm about Pt. Pleasant. Maybe it’s the name. Or it’s location at the mouth of Big Indian Creek. It’s small enough that it might have disappeared from the map by now except for its claim to a bit of very important history. Ulysses S. Grant was born here on April 27, 1822.

Grant’s Birthplace, an Ohio State Memorial, is a little white cabin that sits in the middle of a handful of other houses. Loretta Fuhrman has been caretaker here since 1966.

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Politics
5:45 pm
Fri July 27, 2012

PoliticsOhio: Politicians Shy Away From Gun Control Policy

In the wake of the shootings in Colorado, neither President Obama nor his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, have said very little in regards to the state of gun control in the country. Emily McCord speaks to Joe Frolik with Cleveland Plain Dealer in the week's installment of PoliticsOhio. He says both men have supported different forms of gun control in the past, but during an election year, it's not likely they'll continue that discussion anytime soon.

Military
4:45 pm
Fri July 27, 2012

Attorney General Eric Holder To Visit Wright-Patt Today

Attorney General Eric Holder stopped  at Wright Patterson Air Force  to highlight the department’s effort to protect service members. The visit comes one day after the Justice Department has reached a 12 million dollar settlement with Capital One Bank.

The settlement resolves the lawsuit brought by the Department of Justice that alleged Capital One violated the Servicemembers' Civil Relief Act. The act provides consumer and other protections to the military.

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Around the Miami Valley
3:22 pm
Fri July 27, 2012

Dayton History Announces $4 Million Dollar Expansion

Dayton History has announced it will begin a $4 million dollar expansion that includes four new additions to the Carillon Historical Park campus. 

In December of 2013, the visitors to the park will have a chance to stop by the Carillon Brewing Company  - a full scale, working 19th century brewery – contained in an historically accurate building, with costumed interpreters who will demonstrate the 19th century processes of  producing beer, wine, cider, and cheese.

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