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12:14 pm
Wed August 3, 2011

Congressional Recess Causes FAA Shutdown

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Senate has headed home without authorizing roughly 2.5 billion dollars of construction funding for the Federal Aviation Administration.

As a result, for the next five weeks the FAA can’t collect $1.2 billion in aviation taxes and almost 4,000 furloughed FAA workers are jobless.  The FAA’s web-site Associated General Contractors (AGC) estimates that 70,000 workers in construction and related fields will be affected.

Around the Miami Valley
12:10 pm
Wed August 3, 2011

Ohio Teacher Suspended over Alleged Name-Calling

KETTERING, Ohio - An Ohio school board is considering the future a teacher accused of calling students names.

The human resources director for the Kettering schools said suspended Fairmont High School English teacher, Michael Togliatti, also repeatedly used profanity and ridiculed the district superintendent in class.

The Dayton Daily News reports the school board voted Tuesday night for Togliatti to be suspended without pay, pending termination.

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12:08 pm
Wed August 3, 2011

Ohio Schools May Try Again with Rejected Levies

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Some Ohio school districts who saw tax levy defeats yesterday at the polls will look at trying again in November.

Superintendent Lori Handler of the Mount Healthy schools tells The Cincinnati Enquirer her suburban Cincinnati district has no choice but to put the back on the ballot.  She says the schools have had to slash programs that benefit students.

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12:06 pm
Wed August 3, 2011

Funerals Set for Ohio Pilots in Biplane Crash

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio - Visitations and funeral services have been set for the two pilots killed in the crash of a Wright Brothers-style biplane in western Ohio.

The Dayton Daily News reports the families of 73-year-old Don Gum and 64-year-old Mitchell Cary will receive visitors separately Wednesday evening, and the families scheduled funeral services for Thursday.

The men were members of Wright "B" Flyer Inc., an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization.

Federal investigators say an announcement of what caused the crash last Saturday could take up to eight months.

Health
9:31 am
Wed August 3, 2011

Ohio Reports 10 Sickened in Salmonella Outbreak

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ten people in Ohio have been sickened with salmonella poisoning in a national outbreak authorities say appears linked to eating ground turkey.

An overall 77 cases in 26 states have been reported. One person has died, but not in Ohio. The state is among those with the highest number of cases. A spokeswoman for the Ohio Department of Health says people became sick from April 22 to June 26.

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