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12:30 pm
Fri October 28, 2011

Ohio prof makes anti-Israel statement at speech

KENT, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio professor with former ties to a jihadist website has come under fire for shouting "Death to Israel" during a speech by a former Israeli diplomat.

Multiple media outlets report that Kent State University professor Julio Pino (pee-NOH') shouted the comment Tuesday after trading barbs with former Israeli diplomat Ishmael Khaldi.

Pino reportedly asked how Israel could justify providing aid to countries with "blood money" that came from the deaths of Palestinians.

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Statewide News
5:10 pm
Thu October 27, 2011

Millions Spent On Ohio's Union-Limiting Law

The union-backed group pushing for the repeal of Ohio's new collective bargaining law has spent more than $17.3 million in the fight and has another $4.3 million on hand heading into the Nov. 8 election.

Campaign finance reports filed Thursday show We Are Ohio has raised a $19 million from July to mid-October. The coalition wants to overturn the law, which bans strikes by public worker and restricts their collective bargaining rights.

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Around the Miami Valley
4:56 pm
Thu October 27, 2011

Husted Nixes Extended Voting Hours In Montgomery County

A vote by Ohio's elections chief means no extra hours for early voting at the board of elections in Montgomery County.

Elections board members were tied on the question of extended early voting. The Dayton Daily News reports Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted became the tie breaker and sided with GOP board members who did not want to stretch the absentee voting into the weekend and evenings.

Statewide News
8:22 am
Wed October 26, 2011

Right to Life board member files Ohio complaint

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A board member of Ohio Right to Life has filed a complaint with the state's top law enforcer alleging the group's executive director denied her access to organizational records.

The letter from Julie Busby to Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine escalates an already tense feud between anti-abortion activists supporting a ban on abortions after the first fetal heartbeat, and the movement's oldest and largest state advocacy group.

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Politics
8:16 am
Wed October 26, 2011

Ohio union law debated in weeks before repeal vote

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Debaters on both sides of the effort to repeal Ohio's contested new public union law are trying to appeal to voters two weeks before citizens will decide its fate.

In a face-off Tuesday in Columbus, former Democratic U.S. Rep. Dennis Eckart accused Gov. John Kasich of masquerading as Robin Hood, taking $350 million from local governments to close the state's massive budget hole.

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