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8:35 am
Wed February 1, 2012

Florida Primary Results

Results from the Florida Primaries on January 31, 2011, updated throughout the day.
 

Politics
4:46 pm
Tue January 31, 2012

Democrats Release Legislative Priorities

Democrats in the Ohio House say they plan to push for more oversight of the state's new private job creation entity, JobsOhio. They also want to put any unanticipated new state money into a fund that cities and townships can use to return police officers or firefighters to the job. Local governments' funding took a hit in the latest state budget.

Minority Leader Armond Budish on Tuesday laid out the 2012 legislative priorities for his caucus. Other proposals included increased reporting requirements for private, for-profit charter schools regarding their use of public money.

Statewide News
6:02 pm
Mon January 30, 2012

Ohio Panel Approves Parts Of JobsOhio Agreement

A state legislative panel has signed off contracts related to empowering the state's new private job-creation partnership, JobsOhio.

Last week, Gov. John Kasich announced an agreement between the state budget and commerce departments to transfer the state liquor business to JobsOhio for the next 25 years. The deal is worth $1.4 billion.

As part of the plan, the state Controlling Board on Monday approved a contract to allow the state Commerce Department to continue to distribute and sell liquor in Ohio.

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Statewide News
7:04 am
Mon January 30, 2012

Ohio Catholic Leaders Oppose Contraception Mandate

Catholic leaders in Ohio are joining the chorus of church officials urging parishioners to protest and pray about the federal government's decision to require many church-affiliated institutions to cover free birth control for
employees.

Bishops in Cincinnati, Cleveland and Toledo shared their opposition in letters distributed or read to parishioners this weekend, saying the decision runs counter to their beliefs.

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Around the Miami Valley
6:48 am
Mon January 30, 2012

Workers Hurt in Ohio Casino Collapse Recovering

A company whose workers were hurt when a floor collapsed at an Ohio casino construction site says it's ready to resume work when investigators decide it's safe.

More than a dozen people were hurt Friday morning at the Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati site, where they were pouring a section of concrete floor. Most were treated for bumps and scrapes and released.

The president of Cincinnati-based Jostin Construction says four employees suffered orthopedic injuries. Three needed surgery.

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