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Politics
9:40 am
Mon November 14, 2011

Ohio Legislator in Cincy Moves After Redistricting

A Cincinnati Democrat who wants to remain in the Ohio House has moved out of her own house.

State Rep. Denise Driehaus  moved from her home in the West Price Hill neighborhood to a place a couple miles away in the Clifton area. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that a redrawing of Ohio's legislative map put her into a heavily Republican district. Her new home district is heavily Democratic.

Longtime Toledo lawmaker Teresa Fedor also moved recently, in her case to avoid a Democratic primary faceoff.

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Education
9:38 am
Mon November 14, 2011

Ohio State University Graduation Rates Rise

Graduation rates are rising at Ohio State University amid efforts by the school to be pickier with admissions
and attract better students.

As of last year, 58.5 percent of Ohio State students received their degrees within four years. The rate was up nearly 6 percentage points from a year earlier. The university's six-year graduation rate went up nearly 2 points, to 79.7 percent.

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Statewide News
9:23 am
Fri November 11, 2011

Inmates with HIV sue Ohio over medical records

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - HIV-positive inmates have sued Ohio claiming their medical records were released to the general population at a central Ohio prison, subjecting them to ridicule and threats.

The attorney representing Mansfield Correctional Institution inmates being treated for the virus that causes AIDS said Thursday that six lawsuits were filed in September and October in the Ohio Court of Claims and that more are expected. He says the lawsuits stem from a June incident at the prison.

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Military
9:20 am
Fri November 11, 2011

Thousands of Ohio veterans missing out on bonuses

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - On this Veterans day, the state estimates that about 90,000 eligible military veterans are missing out on Ohio bonuses of up to $1,000.

Spokesman Michael McKinney with the Ohio Department of Veterans Services tells The Columbus Dispatch that the agency tries to spread the word about the program using radio ads, social media and booths at fairs and veterans events.

Voters in 2009 approved a $200 million bond issue to fund bonuses for veterans of the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan and Iraq wars. More than $41 million has been paid out since August 2010.

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Politics
5:38 pm
Thu November 10, 2011

Tea Party Group Pushes "Right To Work" Amendment

The co-founder of a tea party coalition in Ohio says it will push for a state constitutional amendment to prevent workers covered by union contracts from being required to join unions or pay dues.

The move by Chris Littleton and other members of the Ohio Liberty Council comes just days after voters handily defeated a state law curbing collective bargaining rights for public workers. Labor groups and opponents of that law poured more than $24 million into the campaign to reject the union restrictions.

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