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5:14 pm
Wed February 1, 2012

Senate Bill Expected To Repeal Ohio's Election Law

The leader of the Ohio Senate says a bill to repeal the state's disputed election law will be introduced in the coming weeks, and his fellow Republican lawmakers are looking at rules to replace the contentious measure.

Ohio Senate President Tom Niehaus told reporters Wednesday that it's too early to tell whether any replacement legislation could be passed before November's general election.

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Books
11:49 am
Wed February 1, 2012

Book Nook: Lord of Misrule, by Jaimy Gordon (Part 1 of 2)

Jaimy Gordon's novel "Lord of Misrule" is set in 1970 at a small horse racing track in West Virginia. Gordon once worked at such a place-her book immerses readers in a lost world of language and dialect as we experience a series of claiming races and the  dramatic intrigues that are unfolding.  She has created a cast of unusual and highly memorable characters here.

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Statewide News
10:49 am
Wed February 1, 2012

Ohio House Votes to Toughen State Cyber Fraud Laws

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The Ohio House has voted to give the state's top law enforcer beefed-up powers to go after online scammers who use sites such as eBay and Craigslist to rip people off.

The bill approved 83-10 yesterday allows the state's attorney general to seek records on phone and Internet activity by suspected cyber fraudsters. Online payment information also could be requested.

The measure passed the state Senate in November. It now returns to the Senate for a final vote.

Around the Miami Valley
10:38 am
Wed February 1, 2012

Kasich to Attend JobsOhio Session in Cincinnati

Gov. John Kasich will take part in a Cincinnati meeting of the board of the state's new private job-creation partnership.

The session this afternoon will be at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.

The governor last week announced an agreement between the state budget and commerce departments to transfer Ohio's liquor business to JobsOhio for the next 25 years. The deal is worth $1.4 billion.

The state Commerce Department is to continue to distribute and sell liquor in Ohio.

Statewide News
10:30 am
Wed February 1, 2012

OH Senate OKs Bill to End 'Vicious' Pit Bull Label

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Pit bulls in Ohio would no longer be labeled as "vicious" dogs under a bill that has cleared the Ohio Senate.

State law currently defines a vicious dog as one that has seriously hurt or killed a person, killed another dog or is among those commonly known as pit bulls. The Senate voted 27-5 Tuesday to change that definition by removing the reference to pit bulls. The change would require evidence to prove pit bulls are actually vicious.

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