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5:16 pm
Wed August 17, 2011

GOP Leaders Seek To Stop Senate Bill 5 Ballot Issue

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There are 83 days till election day, and the fight for and against Ohio's new collective bargaining reform law is gearing up. Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler reports Republican leaders are just now asking the leaders of the group that put Issue 2 before voters to come to a meeting to talk about a compromise.

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Business & Technology
4:15 pm
Wed August 17, 2011

Airport Body Scanners Allow More Modesty in Dayton

People flying out of some Ohio airports don't have worry anymore about security personnel seeing images of them without their clothes on.

The Transportation Security Administration has installed new technology in Dayton, Cleveland and Toledo that allows travelers to go through checkpoint security and have full-body scanners show a generic outline of the body instead of a naked image.

Statewide News
1:55 pm
Wed August 17, 2011

Feds Back Off Commercial Licenses for Farmers

Brian Forbes

 Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Transportation said it was looking into whether farmers should be required to have commercial driver's licenses to operate farm machinery.  This week, WYSO’s Jerry Kenney reports – that decision has been made.

DOT officials announced that they won't move forward with Commercial license requirement.  Dozens of members of Congress from farm states in the Midwest wrote to the transportation department, asking that the idea be scrapped.

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Statewide News, Education
10:43 am
Wed August 17, 2011

Test Shows Only 28% of Ohio Students College-Ready

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - Results of ACT college-admission tests suggest that nearly three-quarters of Ohio high school graduates aren't completely prepared for college.

Test results released today show that only 28 percent of test-takers in the Class of 2011 at Ohio public and private high schools met college readiness standards in English, reading, math and science.

The state beat the national readiness score of 25 percent.

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Statewide News
8:43 am
Wed August 17, 2011

Sentencing for 2 Convicted in Ohio Pot Farm Case

COLUMBUS, Ohio - A judge is scheduled to sentence the final two defendants today in a marijuana case that state investigators have called an example of cartel-sponsored drug production. All 11 men arrested last September after a sweep of a growing operation in Muskingum County have pleaded guilty.

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