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5:50 pm
Fri August 19, 2011

PoliticsOhio: GOP Looks To Compromise On Senate Bill 5, Unions Say It's Too Late

There have been a lot of discussions that seem to be happening behind the scenes about how to get this resolved before this goes to the ballot to voters in about 80 or so days, in a little over 2 months. There was some talk about how some republican leaders were trying to get union leaders to deal with this.

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Politics
5:17 pm
Fri August 19, 2011

Ohio Supreme Court Dismisses Case Over Consitutionality Of JobsOhio

The state’s highest court says ProgressOhio, the liberal policy group that sued over JobsOhio, needs to take the case to a lower court before it can be heard in the Ohio Supreme Court.  ProgressOhio’s Brian Rothenberg says his group is considering that option.  Rothenberg says one of the reasons he started his case at the Ohio Supreme Court is that the recently enacted JobsOhio law mandated that action.  The court’s ruling does not address the constitutionality of JobsOhio. 

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Politics
3:18 pm
Fri August 19, 2011

PoliticsOhio: GOP Looks To Compromise On Senate Bill 5, Unions Say It's Too Late

empty tables at GOP proposed meeting to discuss compromise with union leaders
Karen Kaser Ohio Public Radio

Emily McCord: Let’s begin with the news this week regarding Issue 2 on the ballot-that’s the attempt to repeal the law limiting collective bargaining. So, bring us to speed on what happened with this.

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Statewide News
11:27 am
Fri August 19, 2011

Ohio unemployment rises for 2nd time in 2 months

The state says Ohio's unemployment rate rose in July, the second straight monthly increase following a two-year decline.  The Department of Job and Family Services says Ohio's jobless rate increased to 9.0 percent last month, from 8.8 percent in June.

The state says the number of workers unemployed in Ohio in July was 529,000, up from 517,000 in June.  The U.S. unemployment rate for July was 9.1 percent, down slightly from 9.2 percent in June.

Education
9:02 am
Fri August 19, 2011

Ohio students raise money for famine victims

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A group of Ohio college students from Somalia has raised more than $17,000 from door-to-door donations to help Somali victims of the East African famine. 

The students planned to present $17,460 to three charity groups Thursday night after breaking the Ramadan fast in Columbus.

Ohio State student Rowda Olad says students felt they had to do something as they saw how many children are dying.  Olad says the students, from Ohio State and Columbus State Community College, plan to continue fundraising.

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