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7:38 am
Thu February 16, 2012

Ohio's US Sen. Sherrod Brown Late on Taxes Again

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Ohio's U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown was more than four months late paying a $922 tax bill on his Washington, D.C.,
condo apartment and got slapped with $123 in penalties and interest.

The first-term Democrat, who is running for re-election this year, settled the tax bill last week.

Spokeswoman Meghan Dubyak said Wednesday the senator misplaced the bill and paid it as soon as he found it. She says he's determined not to let it happen again.

Human Events, a conservative magazine and website, first reported the late tax earlier Wednesday.

Business & Technology
5:05 pm
Wed February 15, 2012

Delta Air Lines Plan to Cut Dayton Service

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Delta Air Lines plans to cut flight service from Dayton to New York beginning in July.

The move upsets Dayton-area business and government officials, who claim that it will negatively impact business in the region.

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Statewide News
4:04 pm
Wed February 15, 2012

Ohio Court Backs 2-Trial System for Lawsuit Claims

The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld a law allowing either side in personal injury lawsuits to request separate trials for damages meant to compensate victims and those meant to punish a company.

Lawmakers enacted the two-trial system as part of sweeping 2005 changes to how such lawsuits are conducted in Ohio that included controversial limits on the size of awards.

The court ruled 5-2 Wednesday that the law was constitutional and did not violate the separation of powers.

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Statewide News
1:05 pm
Wed February 15, 2012

Ohio County Expands Benefits for Gay Couples' Kids

Ohio's largest county has decided to expand health care benefit access for gay county employees to include
their partners' children.

The Plain Dealer newspaper in Cleveland reports the Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County Council voted 6-4 to
approve the change Tuesday.

The county doesn't give the same benefits to the children of unmarried heterosexual couples. Council members noted that heterosexual couples could wed to get benefits for their children, but gay couples didn't have that option.

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Health
12:55 pm
Wed February 15, 2012

Legionnaires' Outbreak in Ohio Prompts Lawsuits

An outbreak of Legionnaires' disease at a southwestern Ohio hospital a year ago has led to four lawsuits
filed in the past two months.

The outbreak at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton sickened 11 patients.

The Dayton Daily News says the new lawsuits against the hospital involve several people who contracted the disease and the families of four others reported to have the illness before they died.

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