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5:17 pm
Tue November 1, 2011

National Report Card Shows Ohio Had Little Improvement In Education

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The U.S. Department of Education ranks each states’ performance in a national report card every other year. StateImpact: Ohio’s Ida Lieszkovszky reports that in Ohio, not much has changed over the last few years.

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Around the Miami Valley
12:22 pm
Tue November 1, 2011

Police: Ohio steroid probe uncovers Tennessee lab

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) - Police in southwest Ohio say they plan to announce details today of an investigation into steroid abuse at a local YMCA that led to a secret lab in Tennessee and 32 indictments.

The Warren County Drug Task Force and county prosecutor's office say investigators confiscated $600,000 in illegal drugs and a cache of weapons.

Around the Miami Valley
12:20 pm
Tue November 1, 2011

Abortion foes to air ad on Ohio's 'Heartbeat Bill'

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Supporters of an Ohio bill that would ban abortions after the first detectable fetal heartbeat will begin airing an ad in Dayton tonight, urging voters to ask their state Senators to pass the bill.

Ohio ProLife Action says their ad will air on the FOX News cable channel during The O'Reilly Factor and Hannity.

If passed, the proposal would be one of the strictest anti-abortion measures in the U.S. A transcript of the voiceover says that the bill would "save the equivalent of a school bus full of children every single day."

Politics
12:18 pm
Tue November 1, 2011

Republican: Deal close on Ohio congressional map

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A Republican negotiator says a deal is getting close on an alternative map for new congressional districts for the state.

Former state GOP chairman Bob Bennett tells The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer the Ohio House could vote on a different map as early as tomorrow.

Republican House Speaker William Batchelder asked Bennett to work with black House Democrats to find a compromise.

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Nature
9:15 am
Tue November 1, 2011

Poor Will's Almanack: November 1 - 7, 2011

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Poor Will’s Almanack for the Final Week of Middle Fall.

In the last week of October, I often go to watch the robins migrating along the river near my house.

The first time I saw their great flocks was on October 21, 1982. I had gone to the woods expecting to find the end of everything, all the leaves down, the flowers shriveled. Instead of desolation, I found a paradise of birds: I'd never seen the woods so alive, the robins chirping and fluttering around me.

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