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5:24 pm
Wed January 4, 2012

Ohio 'Heartbeat' Bill Sponsor Clarifies Confusion

The sponsor of an Ohio bill that would impose the nation's most stringent abortion limit has taken responsibility for some confusion over proposed changes to the measure that caused hearings on the bill to be suspended last month.

A Dec. 15 letter written by state Rep. Lynn Wachtmann sheds new light on the sudden hold that was put on the divisive legislation dubbed the "heartbeat bill." The measure cleared the Ohio House in June. Backers had believed it was headed toward passage in the Senate before the holiday break.

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Military
9:10 am
Wed January 4, 2012

Ohio Company Builds Mobile Units for Veterans Care

A Columbus company is building vehicles used as mobile centers to expand veterans' access to counseling and
health care.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs says Farber Specialty Vehicles will add 20 more so-called Mobile Vet Centers to a fleet of 50 it has built to be used in underserved or rural areas.  Lawmakers and VA officials are expected to be on hand Wednesday to send off the first of those 20 new vehicles and announce where the
new centers will be headed.

Arts & Culture
7:59 pm
Tue January 3, 2012

Conrad's Corner: January 3, 2012

Steve Broidy reads his poem, "Beer Trucks Are Rolling"

Politics
4:28 pm
Tue January 3, 2012

Neuhardt Announces Candidacy For Ohio's 10th Congressional District

A Miami Valley Democrat who lost a congressional race in 2008 has announced she is running for Ohio’s new 10th congressional district. Sharen Neuhardt was the Democratic candidate against current congressman Steve Austria for the 7th district four years ago.

Since then, Ohio has gone through a redistricting process due to slow population growth. The new map was approved in December by lawmakers. It merges the 7th and the 3rd districts into what’s now the 10th congressional district. Neuhardt says she believes that the new map is an opportunity for Democrats.

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Books
12:55 pm
Tue January 3, 2012

Book Nook: Catherine the Great - Portrait of a Woman, by Robert K. Massie Part 2

In part two of our conversation with Robert K. Massie we discuss some of the fascinating events which occurred during the 40+ years in which Catherine the Great ruled Russia.

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