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11:52 am
Tue October 18, 2011

Study: Great Lakes shipping important to economy

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TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - A newly released study says the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway maritime industry supports 227,000 jobs and generates billions of dollars in wages, tax revenue and purchases.

The industry-funded analysis released Tuesday describes shipping in the region as essential to the economy.

Collister Johnson of the U.S. St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corp. says the industry provides waterfront jobs like piloting vessels and working at terminals. But it also supports steelworkers, miners, grain farmers and construction workers.

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Politics
11:50 am
Tue October 18, 2011

Ohio election chief upholds Nov. 4 end to early voting

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio's elections chief says early voting won't be allowed at county elections boards on the weekend before the Nov. 8 election.

Secretary of State Jon Husted has issued an advisory stating that voters who want to cast an absentee ballot in person before Election Day will have to do it at their local elections office by 6 p.m. on Nov. 4.

Nature
11:50 am
Tue October 18, 2011

Poor Will's Almanack: October 18 - 24, 2011

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Poor Will’s Almanack for the Second Week of Middle Fall

"As the afternoons grow shorter and the early evening drives us home to complete our chores," wrote Henry David Thoreau, "we are reminded of the shortness of life, and become more pensive…..  We are prompted to make haste and finish our work before the night comes.

All across the northern half of the United States, the chemical changes in the foliage that became noticeable six weeks ago now accelerate until the fragile landscape turns all at once, reinforcing Thoreau’s reminder.

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Books
11:12 am
Tue October 18, 2011

Book Nook: Word Freak, by Stefan Fatsis

Ten years ago Stefan Fatsis came to WYSO to talk about his book "Word Freak - Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and Obsession in the World of Competitive SCRABBLE Players."

The book chronicles the author's immersion in a game that can become an obsession for some players. During the course of his research Fatsis became an excellent player.

Politics
5:47 pm
Mon October 17, 2011

Lawyer For Occupy Cincinnati Protests To Combine Cases Over Police Citations

An attorney for Occupy Cincinnati protesters facing trial over police citations says a delay will be requested so the cases can be combined. Geoffrey Miller tells The Cincinnati Enquirer that a mass trial, drawing potentially hundreds of people to court, would have more punch. The newspaper reports the first trials are scheduled for Thursday.

For more than a week, police have been ticketing demonstrators who've refused to leave a downtown Cincinnati park at its nighttime closing. About 200 citations have been written, each carrying a $105 fine.

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