4:13 pm
Wed December 7, 2011

No Plan Set To Merge Primaries Into One In April, But Talks Continue

Candidates who want to run for one of Ohio’s 16 Congressional seats have to file petitions today, even though the primary they’d run in isn’t set till June. Ohio Public Radio’s Karen Kasler reports that’s because there’s still talk about merging that primary with the ones set for March into some other springtime date.

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Around the Miami Valley
9:26 am
Wed December 7, 2011

New Rules Limit Occupy Group in Ohio

Occupy protesters will no longer be allowed to camp on Courthouse Square in Dayton under rules approved by Montgomery County commissioners.

They approved the rule changes Tuesday that prohibit sleeping, camping and lodging.

The Occupy Dayton members camped on the square for weeks but recently moved to nearby Dave Hall Plaza. The city says they will not be allowed to continue camping in that park.

Statewide News
8:27 am
Wed December 7, 2011

Seismographs to Monitor for Earthquake-Brine Link

New monitoring equipment will help determine whether earthquakes in northeast Ohio are resulting from
the disposal of brine used in natural gas drilling.

Deputy director Andy Ware of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources tells The Vindicator that four new seismographs have been set up in the Youngstown area, which has seen eight minor earthquakes this year. The latest was a 2.1-magnitude quake that occurred Nov. 25 just a few blocks from a brine injection well.

Statewide News
8:22 am
Wed December 7, 2011

Bill Would Let Ohio Troopers Police Casinos

Adam Tinworth

A key state lawmaker isn't comfortable with a proposal to let the State Highway Patrol investigate crimes
within Ohio's new casinos.

Republican state Rep. Matt Huffman, of Lima, said during a hearing Tuesday that he has concerns about extending the patrol's turf to private property. The Columbus Dispatch reports Huffman chairs a House panel overseeing legislation related to gambling.

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Arts & Culture
7:59 pm
Tue December 6, 2011

Conrad's Corner: December 6, 2011

Conrad Balliet reads Jane Kretschman's poem, "High School Poetry Class"