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5:15 pm
Thu September 29, 2011

Democrats Files Lawsuit Over Congressional Map

The Ohio Democratic party is going to the Ohio Supreme Court over the recent congressional redistricting map approved by majority Republican lawmakers and signed into law by Governor Kasich. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles has details.

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Music
12:49 pm
Thu September 29, 2011

Live on Kaleidoscope: Bonneville

Bonneville

Bonneville makes their second appearance on Kaleidoscope, performing stripped down versions of tracks from their forthcoming album, Amy's House and debuting several album tracks.  Amy's House was written after the band's 2010 release, Drawing Maps, and features the addition of keyboards as a focal instrument on the majority of the tracks. 

Environment
8:45 am
Thu September 29, 2011

Ohio EPA: algae treatment successful in lake

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A toxic algae treatment in Ohio's largest inland lake over the summer was successful, the state's Environmental Protection Agency director says.

The agency has released a report that says the 3.3 million gallons of the chemical alum dropped into Grand Lake St. Marys was more successful than anticipated, killing 56 percent of phosphorous in the treated area.

Phosphorous feeds the blue-green toxic algae, which produces a nerve toxin that can sicken humans and kill pets and animals.

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Statewide News
8:41 am
Thu September 29, 2011

Federal grant allows Ohio cities to rehire police

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A $16 million federal grant allows eight Ohio police departments to rehire officers laid off due to budget cuts.

The grant from the U.S. Department of Justice allows 67 laid-off Ohio police officers to resume their jobs for at least three years.

The money will cover full salary and benefits for the rehired officers.

The biggest winners in Ohio are Cincinnati and Cleveland which received $6.8 million and $5.8 million respectively to recall 25 police officers each.

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Statewide News
8:38 am
Thu September 29, 2011

Ohio inmates say execution process unconstitutional

Justin Masterson

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Nine condemned Ohio inmates are once again asking a federal judge to find the state's rules for carrying out executions unconstitutional.

Attorneys for the death row prisoners say the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction continues to use an arbitrary process with under-trained executioners and potentially cruel and unusual injection methods.

The prisoners argued in a 102-page court filing Wednesday that the process still gives the state too much discretion to abandon its rules at the last-minute during an execution.

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