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7:19 am
Thu September 1, 2011

Group wants to put abortion ban on Ohio ballot

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio group is circulating petitions in an effort to add an abortion ban to the state's constitution.

Personhood Ohio wants to put the issue before voters in 2012. It would amend Ohio's constitution to define a person as any human being at any stage of development, including fertilization.

Planned Parenthood of Northeast Ohio CEO Tara Broderick calls the measure "dangerous and deceptive." She says it would ban not only abortion, but all birth control in the state.

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Politics
5:09 pm
Wed August 31, 2011

Info On Salaries Of Public Employees Raises New Questions

Data on how much money state and local public employees make has been online for a while. But Ohio Public Radio’s Karen Kasler reports that data is getting a lot of new attention thanks to a link on a state officeholder's website.

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Around the Miami Valley
8:17 am
Wed August 31, 2011

Ohio district puts Facebook limits on teachers

DAYTON, Ohio(AP) - The Dayton Public Schools, one of Ohio's bigger school districts has barred teachers from becoming friendly with students on Facebook and other social networking sites.

The new policy also prohibits teachers from texting or sending instant messages to students. And, the educators may not respond to students' attempts at communicating through any personal or professional accounts not approved by the district.

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Statewide News
8:14 am
Wed August 31, 2011

Court rules against hiking Ohio driver records fee

An Ohio appeals court has ruled against a move to increase the state's fee for obtaining a person's driving records.

The Bureau of Motor Vehicles hiked the charge from $2 to $5 to raise about $10.6?million a year for state public safety programs, including Homeland Security. But the Franklin County Court of Appeals in Columbus said Tuesday that revenue from the fee must be used for highways.

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Statewide News
7:54 am
Wed August 31, 2011

Ohio lawmakers introduce 'Caylee's Law'

Ohio is joining the list of states to propose laws that require prompt reporting of missing children in response to public outrage over the acquittal of Casey Anthony.

Both chambers of Ohio's General Assembly have introduced so-called Caylee's laws, which would require parents to promptly report a missing child, usually within 24 hours. Both require the death of a child to be reported within an hour of discovery.

At least 15 other states have proposed similar laws, including Florida, where Casey Anthony was acquitted of killing her daughter Caylee.

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