10:13 am
Tue August 30, 2011

Ohio confirms 2 human cases of West Nile virus


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The state has confirmed this year's first two human cases of West Nile virus in Ohio, amid a sharp increase in mosquitoes found carrying West Nile.

The Ohio Department of Health said Tuesday that a 19-year-old woman has been hospitalized in Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County with meningitis related to the potentially dangerous virus.

Officials also said a 14-year-old boy in northwest Ohio's Putnam County has been confirmed with a West Nile fever.

The department said in a statement that both teens are recovering.

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Business & Technology
8:58 am
Tue August 30, 2011

Gov wants consultant to look at Ohio Lottery


CLEVELAND (AP) - Ohio's governor plans to hire a consultant to look at whether the state should let a private operator run the Ohio Lottery.

A spokesman for Gov. John Kasich says his administration wants to find out the full value of the lottery and whether it makes sense to let an outside operator take over.

Kasich already is privatizing Ohio's job creation operation and some state prisons. He also wants to explore leasing the Ohio Turnpike.

4:46 pm
Mon August 29, 2011

Liberal Group Continues Attack On Ohio Jobs Board

The left-leaning group Progress Ohio says 24 million dollars in public money will go from the high-tech job creating Third Frontier program to local chambers of commerce. Brian Rothenberg says many of them support Ohio’s collective bargaining reform law.

“This is now a laundering scheme that allows for public money to flow into organizations that will be compromised in their decision-making over issues like Senate Bill 5 in the future,” says Rothenberg.

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Statewide News
4:45 pm
Mon August 29, 2011

Gas Prices A Dollar Higher Than A Year Ago

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Ohio gas prices are more than a dollar higher than they were a year ago just ahead of the Labor Day holiday weekend.

Today’s survey from auto club AAA and its partners shows regular-grade gasoline is averaging $3.64 a gallon statewide, compared to $2.62 last year at this time. Still, the cost of gasoline in the state has dropped since early May, when regular hit a record $4.16 per gallon.

1:47 pm
Mon August 29, 2011

Book Nook: Great House by Nicole Krauss

Nicole Krauss has established herself as one of our leading American novelists with books like "The History of Love" and "Man Walks into a Room." She has further solidified that status with the amazing "Great House" which is just coming out in paperback. It is the story of a desk and a lot more.