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6:52 am
Tue August 16, 2011

Officials to outline duties of non-profit JobsOhio

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio officials plan to outline the job-creation duties of a new nonprofit entity during a series of meetings around the state that begin Tuesday.

The semiprivate JobsOhio corporation was created by the Gov. John Kasich earlier this year to lead the state's economic development efforts. As a result, the state Department of Development is to report to the legislature by Thursday what functions should move from the state agency to JobsOhio.

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Statewide News
6:41 am
Tue August 16, 2011

Ohioans with gold to sell urged to shop around

COLUMBUS, Ohio(AP) - State officials say Ohioans looking to cash in on the high price of gold should take their jewelry or other gold items to dealers licensed by the state.

The Ohio Department of Commerce also is encouraging people to find out from several businesses what they'd be willing to pay.

Commerce Director David Goodman says in a statement that shopping around helps ensure you'll get a "reasonable price" for your gold.

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Books
12:33 pm
Mon August 15, 2011

Book Nook: Reign of Madness by Lynn Cullen

Juana the Mad has been depicted by some historians as a 16th century Spanish queen who was insane. She was the daughter of Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand. Juana was so far down the chain of succession that she was never expected to ascend to the throne.

But she did. Then she spent most of her long life as a virtual prisoner while a succession of men, her husband, her father, then her son, ruled Juana's empire while she languished in seclusion. Lynn Cullen was intrigued by the rather mythical aspects of Juana's reign. She decided to write a historical novel about it.

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Around the Miami Valley, Military
12:04 pm
Mon August 15, 2011

National Guard Members Return to Ohio from Kuwait

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NEWTON FALLS, Ohio - Several dozen Ohio National Guard members have returned safely to northeast Ohio after a yearlong deployment to Kuwait.

The Vindicator in Youngstown reports 39 Guard members based in Ravenna arrived in Newton Falls in two buses Saturday. They were welcomed by plenty of relatives.

The newspaper says the group did construction work at a military base and helped build missile sites, but was not involved in combat overseas.

Around the Miami Valley
11:59 am
Mon August 15, 2011

Ohio Driver's Windshield Smashed by Water Balloon

COLUMBUS, Ohio - An Ohio motorist says a water balloon thrown from another car shattered her windshield and sent glass fragments flying into her eyes.

Shannon Minic says her 6-year-old son was riding with her just east of downtown Columbus Saturday afternoon and had to direct her so she could pull over.

The boy also called 911. Medics treated Minic's eyes at the scene.

Police say a water balloon would have been capable of causing damage, given the speeds of the two vehicles.

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