Associated Press


7:36 am
Mon February 27, 2012

Columbus Schools Seek $900K in Unpaid Lunch Money

Leo Reynolds

Columbus schools are using a collection agency to help them recover delinquent lunch payments totaling
roughly $900,000.

The Columbus Dispatch reports the schools are owed lunch money for nearly 6,000 students. Accounts that owe more than $50 for lunches since 2009 will be turned over for collection late next month.

Most families owe just a few dollars. About 10 percent of the families that owe lunch money account for about 80 percent of the total owed, and that's the group that's being targeted.

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Around the Miami Valley
7:25 am
Mon February 27, 2012

Cooper Tire Workers Vote on Ohio Deal, Could End Lock-out

Hancock County Courthouse in Findlay Ohio where lockout protests were held.

Union members at Cooper Tire in northwest Ohio are set to vote Monday on a tentative five-year agreement with the company that could end a months-long lockout.

More than 1,000 workers at the plant in Findlay were locked out in November. They had rejected an earlier contract offer, saying they were upset over proposed pay cuts and increased health care costs.

Multiple media outlets have reported that newer hires would be compensated differently than veteran workers under the proposed agreement.

Statewide News
5:40 pm
Fri February 24, 2012

Ohio Unveils Efforts Targeting Drug Trafficking

New efforts to crack down on drug trafficking in Ohio include legislation targeting hidden compartments in vehicles and changes in how drivers can use the Highway Patrol hotline.

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5:53 pm
Thu February 23, 2012

Ohio Among Seven States Challenging Birth Control Coverage Rule

Seven states, including Ohio, are asking a federal judge to block an Obama administration mandate that requires birth control coverage for employees of religious-affiliated hospitals, schools and outreach programs.

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Business & Technology
5:38 pm
Thu February 23, 2012

Dayton Postal Center to Be Moved to Columbus

The U.S. Postal Service has decided to move Dayton’s mail processing to Columbus.

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