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3:50 pm
Fri September 23, 2011

What's Great in Dayton: September 23 - 29, 2011

Garden Station

Oktoberfest is this weekend at The Dayton Art Institute.…lots of artisans, unique foods, ample beers, live music on two stages.

Ignite Innovation is a science festival that will offer ways for people of all ages to experience the amazing opportunities that spark creativity.

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Education
7:24 am
Fri September 23, 2011

Ohio interested in No Child law rollback

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio is exploring how to take advantage of President Barack Obama's plan to let states opt out of parts of the federal No Child Left Behind law.

State schools Superintendent Stan Heffner says Ohio is reviewing details from the U.S. Department of Education.

The 2001 law sought to hold schools more accountable for student performance and require better qualified teachers. But it has grown increasingly unpopular as more schools risk being labeled failures.

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Statewide News
7:19 am
Fri September 23, 2011

Unclear if Ohio congressional map can be repealed

J. Stephen Conn

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Some legal experts are calling unconstitutional a maneuver used by Ohio Republicans in an effort to protect a new, GOP-drawn congressional map from a repeal effort by an angry electorate.

A spokesman for Governor John Kasich says the map approved Wednesday by the Legislature will be signed into law Monday.

A state Senate committee tacked on $2.75 million to the map to help local elections boards with implementation. The Ohio Constitution states that bills appropriating money cannot be repealed.

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Statewide News
7:03 am
Fri September 23, 2011

Rally supports possible Ohio texting ban

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Lawmakers, police and families have met on the lawn of the Ohio Statehouse to rally in support of a measure to ban texting while driving.

An estimated 75 people showed up to bolster the bill, which would make it a minor misdemeanor to text while driving.

The proposal's sponsors were joined by representatives of central Ohio police departments, local politicians and the daughter of a man killed when he was hit by a texting driver.

Statewide News
7:01 am
Fri September 23, 2011

Ohio gov prepared to defend natural gas drilling

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Governor John Kasich  says he's prepared to talk to people in bars, hotels and salons about the economic impacts of natural gas drilling to combat misconceptions about hydraulic fracturing.

Officials say a major natural gas deposit in eastern Ohio could create thousands of jobs.

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is a process through which chemical-laced water is injected deep underground to break up shale rock and allow natural gas to escape.

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