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12:06 pm
Thu July 12, 2012

Former Ohio Governor in Romney Ad Footage

Former Ohio Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland never expected to see himself so much in campaign advertising this year - especially in a commercial for Republican Mitt Romney's presidential bid.

The 2012 Barack Obama campaign co-chairman can be seen nodding agreement behind then-candidate Hillary Clinton in 2008 as she criticizes Obama for mailings she says distorted her record. The Romney ad claims Obama uses the same tactics against him.

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Books
11:46 am
Thu July 12, 2012

Book Nook: Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness, by Alexandra Fuller

Alexandra Fuller grew up in Africa. Her parents still live there.  "Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness" is her second memoir about her family. Fuller conducted extensive interviews with her parents. This is really their story.

We learn how her mother and father met. We follow their journey through Kenya, Rhodesia, and Zambia. They endured hardships. Some of Fuller's siblings died. There were wars and dislocations. At one point Fuller's mother nearly lost her mind.

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Statewide News
8:03 am
Thu July 12, 2012

Ohio Supreme Court to Decide If Tax Can Be Applied to Gasoline Sales

The Ohio Supreme Court will again have to decide whether a state tax, the commercial activities tax – also known as the CAT, that was created in 2005 can apply to a specific product.

The suit was filed by an excavating company, and it was joined by truckers, builders and contractors.  Anthony Ehler said the constitution requires money from taxes on motor vehicle owners and operators go to roads. Since CAT revenues go to schools, local governments and the state general fund, Ehler said lawmakers couldn’t put the CAT on gasoline sales.

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Statewide News
7:06 am
Thu July 12, 2012

NTSB Investigation Underway for Columbus Derailment

The National Transportation Safety Board continues to investigate the train derailment in Columbus yesterday. Most of the people who were evacuated yesterday have returned to their homes.

National Transportation Safety Board Member Earl Waynur says the train appeared to have a clear signal when it went into the area where cars derailed.  And Waynur says preliminary reports show speed was not a factor.

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Statewide News
7:37 am
Wed July 11, 2012

Major Train Derailment Reported In Columbus

A freight train derailment and explosion in Columbus, Ohio, has authorities evacuating a mile-wide area of the city as they try to contain the blaze and determine what's burning.
 
Norfolk Southern says it appears about 11 cars of a southbound train derailed around 2 a.m. Wednesday near Interstate 71, southeast of the Ohio State University campus. It wasn't immediately clear what caused the crash, how many cars caught fire or what they contained.
 

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