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12:27 pm
Tue April 17, 2012

B-25 Bombers to Fly Over Ohio for Doolittle Event

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One of the five Doolittle Raiders expected to attend this week’s 70th anniversary gathering at Wright-Patt Air Force Base will not be able to attend.

Wright-Patt’s web-site says Lt. Col. Robert L. Hite, co-pilot of Bomber 16, will not attend due to health reasons. The World War II vintage bomber planes began landing at Wright-Patt this morning.  Tomorrow 21 Bombers are expected to take part in a fly over as part of the 70th anniversary commemoration of the Doolittle Tokyo Raid.

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Statewide News
12:14 pm
Tue April 17, 2012

Ohio State Lawmakers Commemorate Holocaust

Gov. John Kasich and Ohio lawmakers plan to gather today with members of the Jewish community to participate in an annual Holocaust commemoration.

The commemoration comes just weeks after Kasich signed a bill to create a Holocaust memorial at the Statehouse.

The legislation appoints the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board to work with the Ohio Arts Council to determine the memorial's location and design.

Statewide News
12:11 pm
Tue April 17, 2012

Protests Filed Over New Medicaid Contracts in Ohio

Five of the six managed care organizations that lost bids for state Medicaid contracts have filed protests with Ohio officials.

This month, Ohio chose the contract winners that will provide health care services for more than 1.5 million poor and disabled people.

The Columbus Dispatch reports companies that lost out on the billions of dollars in work say the Department of Job and Family Services made errors in awarding the contracts. Several companies allege scoring on bid applications was miscalculated.

A department spokesman says the protests will be reviewed.

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Environment
8:45 am
Tue April 17, 2012

Poor Will's Almanack: April 17 - 23, 2012

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Poor Will’s Almanack for the fourth week of Middle Spring, the week of Cross-Quarter Day, April 21st.

Surely, there is a great Word being put together here, writes Wendell Berry, "I begin to hear it gather in the opening of the flowers and the leafing-out of the trees.... in my thoughts, moving in the hill's flesh.

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drug drop-off
5:46 pm
Mon April 16, 2012

Day to Turn in Unused Prescription Drugs

If you've got unused prescription drugs in your medicine cabinet, Ohio doctors, pharmacists, businesses, and police are hoping you'll turn them in April 28. 

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