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5:39 pm
Wed October 26, 2011

PETA Protesters Say Kasich Needs To Do More To Protect Exotic Animals

PETA Protesters Outside The Statehouse
Paul Eakin Ohio Public Radio

Animals rights advocates say state leaders are not doing enough to deal wtih problems involving exotic animals in Ohio. Statehouse correspondent Jo Ingles reports.

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Statewide News
4:39 pm
Wed October 26, 2011

Cain Leads GOP In Poll, Still Lags Behind President Obama

A new independent poll finds Herman Cain surging and leading other contenders in Ohio for the Republican presidential nomination. That SAME poll, though, finds none of the G O P hopefuls strong enough to beat President Obama right now. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen has the numbers.

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Statewide News
8:22 am
Wed October 26, 2011

Right to Life board member files Ohio complaint

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A board member of Ohio Right to Life has filed a complaint with the state's top law enforcer alleging the group's executive director denied her access to organizational records.

The letter from Julie Busby to Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine escalates an already tense feud between anti-abortion activists supporting a ban on abortions after the first fetal heartbeat, and the movement's oldest and largest state advocacy group.

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Politics
8:16 am
Wed October 26, 2011

Ohio union law debated in weeks before repeal vote

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Debaters on both sides of the effort to repeal Ohio's contested new public union law are trying to appeal to voters two weeks before citizens will decide its fate.

In a face-off Tuesday in Columbus, former Democratic U.S. Rep. Dennis Eckart accused Gov. John Kasich of masquerading as Robin Hood, taking $350 million from local governments to close the state's massive budget hole.

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Music
6:21 pm
Tue October 25, 2011

Blues Views: Billy Thompson's Remixed & Remastered

Artist: Billy Thompson
Release: Remixed & Remastered, Audio CD Blind Pig Records, 2010

This reviewer became a proponent of this left coast expatriate, now West Virginia  resident Billy Thompson, late in life. I missed his 1991 "Coat of Many Colors" release, but since 1994 I have been shouting his praises. The fervor runs more along the lines of “say it loud, I'm blue and I'm proud!”

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