12:17 pm
Fri September 2, 2011

House Speaker to discuss jobs in Ohio appearance

WEST CHESTER, Ohio (AP) - House Speaker John Boehner will talk in his home state of Ohio about the House Republican approach to job creation and getting the economy moving, following the release of a weak U.S. employment report.

Boehner plans to discuss jobs Friday afternoon while at the grand opening of offices for a small company that provides payroll and other administrative services for businesses in his home area near Cincinnati.

The Republican plan on jobs and the economy focuses on reducing government spending and regulations and lowering tax rates.

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12:15 pm
Fri September 2, 2011

Officials settle Ohio absentee applications dispute

CLEVELAND (AP) - Ohio's top election official says an agreement has been reached in a dispute with the state's largest county over absentee ballot applications.

Secretary of State Jon Husted said Friday that Cuyahoga County officials have agreed not to send out unsolicited mailings for the 2011 general election.

He says the secretary of state's office agreed to mail absentee ballot request forms to voters in all 88 counties for the 2012 presidential election.

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11:52 am
Fri September 2, 2011

Live on Kaleidoscope: Paige Beller

Paige Beller
Photo by Aaron Cline

Paige Beller is a local singer songwriter who performs on her own and with indie punk band Jasper the Colossal. Earlier this summer, Beller released a new solo album called Don't You Dare and is already writing songs for the next album. Don't You Dare was recorded with Jason Gilmore (We Were Animals, Ed vs Radio) at his home studio which Beller says gave her a chance to hear her work objectively and allowed her songs to evolve.

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Statewide News
9:48 am
Fri September 2, 2011

Extreme heat and humidity making a return to Ohio


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Early September is bringing a return of July's extreme heat to Ohio.

Counties in about two-thirds of the state are under a heat advisory for Friday afternoon and evening. The National Weather Service says high temperatures and humidity in western and southern Ohio will make it feel like 100 degrees or warmer.

The forecasters caution that heat stroke, heat exhaustion and other heat-related illnesses are possible, particularly for people who work outdoors or are sensitive to heat.

5:10 pm
Thu September 1, 2011

Ohio Patrol Hopes For A Safe Holiday Weekend

Ohio troopers warn that they hope Labor Day weekend brings a continuation of two trends: more arrests of impaired drivers and fewer crash deaths.

The State Highway Patrol says that officers will be out in full force over the long holiday period keeping roads safe from drivers who've had too much to drink. Col. John Born, the patrol's superintendent, says in a statement that motorists need to make smart decisions, including designating a sober driver.