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Arts & Culture
8:00 am
Mon February 13, 2012

Local Arts Organizations to Join Forces

Three major Dayton arts organizations are making an unusual move to merge under a single management structure.

The Dayton Ballet, Dayton Opera and Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra are forming the Dayton Performing Alliance.  The new nonprofit organization announced it will have one board of directors and three artistic directors.

Leaders from the individual organizations say it could boost artistic collaboration and may be a model for arts groups elsewhere to consider.

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Business & Technology
6:52 am
Mon February 13, 2012

Columbus Area Plans Upgrade for Emergency Texting

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The county that includes Columbus plans technology upgrades that would allow residents to text authorities
about emergencies if they can't call 911.

The Columbus Dispatch reports Franklin County residents would likely be the first in Ohio to have that option.

David Ziegler is overseeing the $2.3 million upgrade and says the texting option would be useful for people with impaired hearing and in cases in which someone is hiding and can't speak up.

He says the contract for the technology upgrade still must be approved.

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Politics
9:30 am
Sat February 11, 2012

Maine Primary Results

Results from the Maine Primaries on February 11, 2012, updated throughout the day.

Statewide News
4:42 pm
Wed February 8, 2012

Dewine Seeks Tougher Drilling Laws

Ohio's top law enforcer is seeking tougher environmental sanctions on polluters in the oil and gas industry and full disclosure of the chemicals used in the drilling technique called fracking.

In an Associated Press interview Wednesday, Attorney General Mike DeWine further called for his office or another state agency to be empowered to help landowners with complaints about lease agreements for drilling.

He said a recent legal review by his staff revealed "Ohio's laws simply are not adequate" in the three areas.

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Politics
5:16 pm
Tue February 7, 2012

Kasich Tells Ohio Legislature To Put Politics Aside

 Gov. John Kasich is telling Ohio lawmakers to steer clear of what he calls "mindless partisanship" and find common ground.

The first-term Republican made his plea for legislators to put politics aside and focus on what's good for Ohio in his State of the State address  Tuesday in Steubenville. Kasich's fellow Republicans control the state Legislature. The GOP holds a 23-10 edge in the state Senate, and a 59-40 advantage in the House. The governor told state lawmakers that the country is losing faith in their elected officials.  

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