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Ohio Governor Budget
5:43 pm
Thu April 12, 2012

Ohio House GOP to Divide Budget Plan into 10 Bills

Ohio House Republicans say they are dividing the governor's sweeping mid-biennium review into 10 separate measures that deal with specific issues. 

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OHIO ELECTIONS LAW-REPEAL
5:23 pm
Thu April 12, 2012

Ohio Voter Groups Urge No Election Changes Until 2013

Voter advocates in Ohio are urging state lawmakers not to make any changes to the swing state's election law ahead of November. And that includes repealing an elections bill that makes sweeping revisions to the law.

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Around the Miami Valley
3:42 pm
Thu April 12, 2012

Wittenberg's WUSO radio station knocked off the air

SPRINGFIELD - A busted water pipe has caused the student run radio station at Wittenberg University to temporarily go off the air.

WUSO (89.1) FM) was knocked off the air over the Easter weekend, when four feet of water flooded the basement of Firestine Hall the home of the radio station and approximately 200 students.

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Statewide News
1:04 pm
Thu April 12, 2012

300-Foot Buffer Proposed for Ohio Park Drilling

Gerry Dincher

Proposed rules for allowing drilling in Ohio's state parks would require natural gas and oil companies to stay at least 300 feet - the length of a football field - from campgrounds, certain waterways and sites deemed historically or archeologically valuable.

The Columbus Dispatch reports Thursday that the proposals for drilling leases also include an 89-page list of "best management practices."

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Around the Miami Valley
1:01 pm
Thu April 12, 2012

Children's Agency in Cincinnati-Area Could Get $2M

A Cincinnati-area family services agency that's come under recent fire over child abuse deaths is likely to receive $2 million to hire more caseworkers, supervisors and case reviewers.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports the director of the Hamilton County Job and Family Services asked for the funds in an April 5 memo and two of the three commissioners who'll vote on the request say they support it.

They say the money will come from $28 million set aside for a possible fine in an investigation into agency bookkeeping.

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