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6:30 pm
Tue February 28, 2012

Columbia Gas of Ohio Lowering Prices

Some good news for consumers today: Columbus Gas of Ohio says a near-record gas supply is driving down prices.

Columbia says beginning in March, the average monthly bill for customers who spread payments out through the year will drop from $82 a month to $53. Columbia spokesman Ken Stammen says the price drop comes amidst a mild winter and near-record gas supplies.

Around the Miami Valley
1:33 pm
Tue February 28, 2012

Ex slave Daniel Rudd historic figure in Springfield

As Black History month comes to a close, a new book about a 19th century African-American Daniel Rudd - a former slave who lived in Springfield, Ohio and helped change the face of the Catholic church. 

"A Cry for Justice," follows the life of Daniel Rudd a young slave from Bardstown, Kentucky. He was freed after the Civil War and traveled to Springfield to work at a newspaper. His beliefs also led him to challenge the Catholic Church to deliver equality and justice for black people.

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Statewide News
9:18 am
Tue February 28, 2012

Authorities Charge 27 from Four States After Dog Fighting Raid

North Carolina authorities have charged 27 people with a variety of crimes stemming from what investigators
say was a Robeson County dog-fighting ring that drew participants from three other states.

State Alcohol Law Enforcement officers raided a home in Maxton on Saturday during the middle of what they say was a dog fight.  State and federal authorities seized 18 dogs, including some with serious wounds, along with tens of thousands of dollars and other paraphernalia.

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Around the Miami Valley
9:08 am
Tue February 28, 2012

Locked-out Cooper Tire Workers Approve Ohio Deal

Union members at Cooper Tire in northwest Ohio have agreed on a five-year contract with the company that ends
a three-month lockout.

Multiple media outlets report that workers approved the contract last night by a vote of 627 to 321.

More than 1,000 workers at the plant in Findlay were locked out in November. They had rejected an earlier contract offer, saying they were upset over proposed pay cuts and increased health care costs.

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Environment
8:58 am
Tue February 28, 2012

Court Won't Get Involved in Carp Fight

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The Supreme Court won't order closure of shipping locks on Chicago-area waterways to prevent Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes.

The high court on Monday refused to hear an appeal from Michigan and other Great Lakes states, who have been trying for immediate shutdown of the locks and a quicker timetable for other steps to halt the carp's northward march from the Mississippi River toward Lake Michigan.

The high court already has rejected the request from Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin twice.

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