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7:38 am
Thu September 8, 2011

Cleveland casino flooded with job applications

Adam Tinworth

CLEVELAND (AP) - Job seekers eager to cash in on a casino opening early next year in Cleveland are flooding its operator with applications.

The Horseshoe Casino Cleveland began taking applications on its website Wednesday. A spokeswoman said more than 1,000 applications were received by mid-afternoon for 500 dealer and supervisor openings. Dealers will earn up to $40,000 a year, and supervisors will make $40,000 or more.

The application deadline is Sept. 30. More openings will be filled starting in December.

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Politics
7:25 am
Thu September 8, 2011

Governor’s staff moving around

Top staffers in Ohio Governor John Kasich’s administration are moving around these days. 

Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports that the Director of the Department of Natural Resources, David Mustine, is stepping down from that post so he can serve in the state’s newly created non profit job creation board, Jobs Ohio. 

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Politics
4:47 pm
Wed September 7, 2011

Staffers In Ohio Senate Get Raises After State Cuts

State records show staffers for both Republicans and Democrats in the Ohio Senate got pay raises this summer in the aftermath of state budget cuts and the passage of a law limiting public employee unions.

Payroll data reviewed by The Associated Press show 19 Senate caucus employees got pay hikes since July. The raises were firstreported Tuesday on the liberal political blog Plunderbund.

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Statewide News
9:47 am
Wed September 7, 2011

First African-American woman on 6th Circuit

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate has confirmed Bernice Donald as a judge on the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Donald will be the first African-American woman confirmed for that court.

Donald has broken through racial barriers throughout her career.  She was the first African-American woman to be elected as a judge in Tennessee, serve on the federal bankruptcy court and sit as a U.S. district judge in her state.

The Cincinnati-based court serves Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee.

Politics
9:11 am
Wed September 7, 2011

Ohio Legislative Service Commission analysis of HB 194

HB 194 is an omnibus election reform bill introduced by Reps. Mecklenborg and Blessing.  The bill has some controversial aspects to it, and is the subject of much debate.  Below is a link to the Ohio Legislative Service Commission analysis of the bill.

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