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9:58 am
Wed January 11, 2012

Ohio Plan Aims to Better Link Medicare, Medicaid

State officials want to change the way health care is delivered to the 190,000 Ohioans served by both Medicaid and Medicare, so the beneficiaries must only deal with a single entity to receive services.

The federal Medicare program serves the elderly and disabled, while Medicaid provides coverage for the poor though state and federal funding. The two operate fairly independently from each other.

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Statewide News
9:56 am
Wed January 11, 2012

Anti-Bullying Bill Clears Ohio Senate Committee

An Ohio House bill that would expand policies against bullying in schools and online has cleared a Senate committee.

The Senate Education Committee on Tuesday approved House Bill 116 known as the Jessica Logan Act. The proposed legislation is named for a Cincinnati teenager who hanged herself in 2008 after weeks of bullying at her school.

State Sen. Joe Schiavoni says the bill includes several concepts from a similar bill he has proposed to address bullying.

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Statewide News
7:00 am
Wed January 11, 2012

Child Sex Trafficking: A Statewide Problem

Today is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. Human trafficking will soon surpass drugs and guns as the largest illegal enterprise in the country. And the most prevalent form is child sex trafficking. On a national report card Ohio was given a “D” on it’s response.  Sarah Buckingham reports from Toledo – a city that’s on the frontlines of the tackling the problem.

 “We’re gonna shoot up Lagrange Street, one of the typical areas where we’ll do a sting…” Pete Swartz investigates child sex trafficking with an FBI task force in northwest Ohio.

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Politics
4:45 pm
Tue January 10, 2012

Ohio Abortion Ban Backers Continue Lobbying Push

Backers of the proposed bill that would outlaw abortion in Ohio at the point where a fetal heartbeat could be detected are trying a new tactic to get state senators to move the bill forward. They brought young children to the Statehouse and gave them teddy bears that made the sound of a fetal heartbeat. The children then took those bears to Senators who are considering the so called heartbeat bill. One of its major backers, Janet Folger Porter, said she thinks the group’s efforts are working.

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Health
4:42 pm
Tue January 10, 2012

Ohio Plan Aims To Better Link Medicare, Medicaid

State officials want to change the way health care is delivered to the 190,000 Ohioans served by both Medicaid and Medicare, so the beneficiaries must only deal with a single entity to receive services.

The federal Medicare program serves the elderly and disabled, while Medicaid provides coverage for the poor though state and federal funding. The two operate fairly independently from each other.

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