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7:17 am
Mon August 15, 2011

Increased Retirements Costs Southwest Ohio County

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CINCINNATI, Ohio - The southwest Ohio county that includes Cincinnati had $1.3 million set aside this year for pension costs but has used it up as more workers retire.

County officials tell The Cincinnati Enquirer many recent retirees are worried state lawmakers will try to cut their pension benefits to save money, so they're retiring early. The increase in retirements surprised the county, and it had to cover payouts for vacation and sick time using its general fund.

Statewide News, Business & Technology
7:13 am
Mon August 15, 2011

Ohio Officials to Cut Trade Office Ties Overseas

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio is ending its ties with trade offices overseas as a new semiprivate nonprofit entity prepares to take over the job creation duties of the state's Department of Development.

A spokesman for Gov. John Kasich confirmed the change Sunday.

The state says improvements in communications technology and faster travel options have decreased the need to have foreign offices.

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Education
12:31 pm
Sun August 14, 2011

Cyber Engineering Students Graduate with Hackfest

Students of a cyber engineering course at the Air Force Institute of Technology will graduate today at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base - after the program's capstone event. 31 program graduates were separated into two teams competing against each other in large-scale cyber warfare. The cyber security boot camp was created by AFIT’s center for cyberspace research in response to the growing number of cyber security issues. 

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Arts & Culture
10:35 am
Sun August 14, 2011

New Dayton History Exhbitis Hightlight Local Manufacturing and Entrepreneurship

Dayton History's Carousel of Innovation
Photo by Juliet Fromholt

Next Saturday marks the grand opening of Dayton History's Heritage Center of Dayton Manufacturing and Entrepreneurship. WYSO's Juliet Fromholt took a tour of the new facility with Dayton History's President, Brady Kress. They started off in an exhibit room dedicated to NCR.

 

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Politics
10:00 am
Fri August 12, 2011

High court: Ohio healthcare signatures valid

Columbia City Blog

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The Ohio Supreme Court has rejected a liberal policy group's lawsuit challenging certification of a fall ballot measure that seeks to exempt the state from parts of the federal health care overhaul.

The court's decision clears the so-called Health Care Freedom Amendment for the Nov. 8 ballot.

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