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8:18 am
Thu May 17, 2012

Court to Consider Location of Ohio Bomb Plot Trial

A federal court in Akron is set to consider scheduling matters for five men charged with plotting to bomb a northeast Ohio bridge.

The court scheduled the Thursday status conference and said it also would consider whether the case should be tried in Akron or Cleveland. The highway bridge named as the target of the alleged bomb plot sits in between those cities, near the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. 

The suspects are described by the government as self-proclaimed anarchists. They have pleaded not guilty.

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Politics
8:15 am
Thu May 17, 2012

Biden Plans Visit to Eastern Ohio Car Dealership

Vice President Joe Biden plans to visit to a family-owned car dealership on the second day of a two-day trip through swing state Ohio.

The trip Thursday is part of a campaign effort to draw distinctions over job creation between President Barack Obama and presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

Biden was scheduled to visit Staffilino Chevrolet in Martins Ferry in eastern Ohio, a family-owned dealership that the Obama campaign says was saved by the rescue of the auto industry.

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Books
11:42 am
Wed May 16, 2012

Book Nook: Lost in Shangri-La, by Mitchell Zuckoff

Mitchell Zuckoff was conducting research for a book project when he stumbled upon a compelling headline from a Chicago newspaper. The dateline was 1945. Zuckoff was so astonished by this newspaper story that he read
that day that he dropped everything and began working on what became another book instead; "Lost in Shangri-La: a True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II."

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Arts & Culture
7:59 pm
Tue May 15, 2012

Conrad's Corner: May 15, 2012

Conrad Balliet reads Matthew Birdsall's poems, "Flash" and "Desire."

Politics
5:43 pm
Tue May 15, 2012

Election Reform Repeal Signed Into Law

Now that Governor Kasich has signed a bill into law that repeals a law he signed and Republican lawmakers approved last year, the next move will likely be a court battle.  Democrats, who were successful in getting nearly 400 thousand valid petition signatures to put the repeal on the fall ballot, say they will sue to keep it on the ballot.  The Democrats argue this is not a straight repeal because the early in person voting the weekend before the election has not been restored.  Republicans who approved the bill last year say they’ve voted to repeal it this year because they want to take co

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