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5:45 pm
Fri April 6, 2012

PoliticsOhio: Prof Says 'Right-to-Work' Law Means More Money for Workers

Ellen Belcher, who's filling in for Emily McCord, interviews Richard Vedder, the author of a new study advocating that Ohio become a "right to work" state. Next year Ohioans could vote on whether employers can require their workers to join a union to get and keep their jobs.

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Health
5:43 pm
Fri April 6, 2012

Ohio Selects New Contracts For Medicaid Program

Ohio has picked managed care organizations for new state Medicaid contracts that will provide health care services for more than 1.5 million poor and disabled people.

State officials say they selected Aetna Better Health of Ohio, CareSource, Meridian Health Plan, Paramount Advantage and United Healthcare Community Plan of Ohio.

Medicaid beneficiaries will be offered five managed care plan choices, up from the current two or three.

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Politics
4:40 pm
Fri April 6, 2012

Bennett says he's willing to be Ohio GOP chairman

The longest-serving chairman in the history of the Ohio Republican Party says he's willing to return to the job, as party infighting has led its current chairman to announce his resignation.

Former state Chairman Bob Bennett said in a letter Friday to the party's governing body that his decades of experience could help to unite the party's focus.

Bennett says he would intend to stay through the election and get things ready for the 2014 cycle.

Current state party Chairman Kevin DeWine says he will resign next week amid feuding with Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sihk).

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Education
4:37 pm
Fri April 6, 2012

Ohio State announces $50M in new financial aid

Ohio State University is increasing its student financial aid by $50 million over the next four years with a new merit-based scholarship and added need-based grants.

The university says the new "Eminence Scholars" program will be its most prestigious merit-based scholarship. It provides four-year, full-ride scholarships and a $3,000 one-time stipend to 50 students annually, including 40 from Ohio. It is being offered for the first time this year to high school seniors.

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Around the Miami Valley
1:04 pm
Fri April 6, 2012

What's Great in Dayton: April 6 - 12, 2012

Woodland Cemetary

This is the first time I have seen you in April and that means it is ….First Friday this month and in Downtown Dayton there is a free art hop from 5 to 10 p.m. tonight.

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