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Military
12:42 pm
Wed March 28, 2012

Beavercreek Native First Female 4-star General in Air Force

An Ohio native has been confirmed as the next commander of the Air Force Materiel Command, making her the first woman to become a four-star general in the Air Force.

The Columbus Dispatch reports the U.S. Senate confirmed Lt. Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger this week to lead the command at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton. She was nominated by President Barack Obama in February.

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Politics
12:39 pm
Wed March 28, 2012

Changes to Ohio Consumer Law Headed to Governor

A proposal that would allow Ohio businesses to make a "cure" offer when sued for unfairness or deception is headed to the governor's desk over the objections of Democrats.

The bill includes what's referred to as a "right to cure" provision backed by several business groups, including auto dealers. The Columbus Dispatch reports the Ohio House on Tuesday voted 56-35 to accept changes the Senate made to an earlier version of the bill.  It now goes to Republican Gov. John Kasich, who's expected to sign it.

Environment
12:33 pm
Wed March 28, 2012

Report: Projects to Control Great Lakes Unlikely

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Experts from the U.S. and Canada say people in the Great Lakes region should not expect any large-scale engineering projects to control water levels in the foreseeable future.

A five-year, $14.6 million study released Wednesday proposes changes in how water outflows from Lake Superior are regulated.  That might have minor effects on water levels elsewhere.

But the International Upper Great Lakes Study says putting more dams or other structures in rivers to limit ups and downs in the lakes would be hugely expensive at a time of tight budgets.

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Arts & Culture
7:59 pm
Tue March 27, 2012

Conrad's Corner: March 27, 2012

Marietta Ball reads her poem, "Ritual"

children hospital money
5:56 pm
Tue March 27, 2012

Children’s Hospitals to Get Two Million Dollars for Research Projects

Ohio’s Children’s hospitals will be getting two million dollars for two different types of research.

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