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5:06 pm
Fri May 4, 2012

Senate President Promises Changes To Pension Reform Soon

Senate President Tom Niehaus says it’s time to pass the recommendations that the management of the five pension funds have requested.
“I am personally embarrassed that we have not dealt with this issue before, because every day that we delay it’s costing some of these, it’s costing between a million and two million dollars a day.”

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Statewide News
4:46 pm
Fri May 4, 2012

Seven Hurt At Kent In 1970 Shootings Want Answers

Seven people wounded by Ohio National Guard gunfire at Kent State University 42 years ago today are appealing for answers to lingering questions about the shooting, such as whether an order to fire was given.

The survivors are launching a campaign to persuade state and federal lawmakers and other officials to convene hearings to examine new evidence from the May 4, 1970, shootings.

The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer reports that survivors and supporters are appealing to Congress, Ohio lawmakers, Gov. John Kasich, Attorney General Mike DeWine and human-rights groups.

Education
4:44 pm
Fri May 4, 2012

Miami University Students Get Furry Pals' Aid

Students coping with the stress of final exams at a university in southwest Ohio recently got help from some dogs.

The counseling service at Miami University in Oxford offered its Furry Finals program as students took exams this week. Students could spend their down time between study periods and exams with dogs licensed for therapy and trained for obedience and agility.

A Miami psychology professor says there is evidence that pets help reduce stress. Professor Allen McConnell says animals can improve people's moods and help them feel like they have greater social support.

Politics
4:41 pm
Fri May 4, 2012

Ohio Senators Pass Film Tax Credit

Senators wanted to double the current cap on credits offered to 20 million dollars a year. Republican Larry Obhof of Medina County says 27 films have been shot in Ohio in the last three years, accounting for more than 1,100 jobs.
“Then we have hundreds of additional people who are earning a wage that they weren’t before, who are paying taxes that they weren’t before.”

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Around the Miami Valley
12:45 pm
Fri May 4, 2012

What's Great in Dayton: May 4 - 10, 2012

Visitors at the CADC

First Friday tonight in Downtown Dayton and there is a free art hop from 5 to 10 p.m. First Friday lets you explore downtown and you can browse galleries, restaurants, downtown businesses, and live music.

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