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8:31 am
Thu September 29, 2011

41 illegal immigrants arrested in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Forty-one undocumented immigrants with criminal backgrounds were arrested in Ohio as part of a nation-wide enforcement effort.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has arrested 2,901 such illegal immigrants with criminal records throughout the nation in a seven-day enforcement operation.

The immigration enforcement agency reports that of the total arrested, 42 were gang members and 151 were convicted sex offenders. The agency says the effort is the largest of its kind.

Politics
5:46 pm
Wed September 28, 2011

Husted Wants Bipartisan Panel To Draw Ohio Lines

The Ohio Apportionment Board has approved maps for state house and senate districts for the next decade. The lone Democrat on the board, House Minority Leader Armond Budish, says the maps are skewed to greatly favor Republicans and he says Democrats and the public were left out of the process.

"As part of what seems to be the common thread all year, the majority map was crafted under a shroud of secrecy with no public input and no input from the minority party," says Budish.

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Politics
4:13 pm
Wed September 28, 2011

Poll Shows Voters Don't Approve Of Obama Or His Opponents In Ohio

The Quinnipiac University poll shows 53% of Ohioans disapprove of the way President Obama is doing his job.  And 51% say he doesn’t deserve to be re-elected.  But the poll also shows voters don’t like the Republicans who are in the field either. 

In a head to head matchup, the survey shows President Obama would beat Texas Governor Rick Perry by three points and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney by two points.  That’s so close that this pollster considers it too close to call. 

Health
11:27 am
Wed September 28, 2011

E. coli scare prompts Tyson to recall ground beef

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EMPORIA, Kan. (AP) - Tyson Fresh Meats Inc. is recalling about 131,300 pounds of ground beef that might be contaminated with E. coli.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Wednesday that it became aware of the problem when Ohio health authorities reported that a family in Butler County had become ill with E. coli. Ground beef in the family's home tested positive for the bacteria.

The products being recalled include Kroger-brand ground beef; Butcher's Brand beef and generic label beef, which were all produced Aug. 23.

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Business & Technology
7:27 am
Wed September 28, 2011

Business group files high court health care appeal

WASHINGTON (AP) - A small-business group opposed to the health care overhaul is asking the Supreme Court to strike down the entire law, not just the core requirement to buy health insurance or pay a penalty.

The National Federation of Independent Business is filing an appeal Wednesday of a portion of the ruling by the federal appeals court in Atlanta that struck down the individual insurance requirement.

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