Associated Press


4:21 pm
Tue October 18, 2011

Ohio Safety Forces' Study Shows Union Concessions

Opponents of Ohio's new union law are touting a report that shows collective bargaining negotiations have saved taxpayers more than $1 billion since 2008.

Protecting Ohio Protectors - a group representing firefighters and police officers - shared the report Tuesday at multiple news conferences around the state. Voters will decide on Nov. 8 whether the law limiting collective bargaining for public employees should be tossed out.

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Business & Technology
11:52 am
Tue October 18, 2011

Study: Great Lakes shipping important to economy


TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - A newly released study says the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway maritime industry supports 227,000 jobs and generates billions of dollars in wages, tax revenue and purchases.

The industry-funded analysis released Tuesday describes shipping in the region as essential to the economy.

Collister Johnson of the U.S. St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corp. says the industry provides waterfront jobs like piloting vessels and working at terminals. But it also supports steelworkers, miners, grain farmers and construction workers.

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11:50 am
Tue October 18, 2011

Ohio election chief upholds Nov. 4 end to early voting

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio's elections chief says early voting won't be allowed at county elections boards on the weekend before the Nov. 8 election.

Secretary of State Jon Husted has issued an advisory stating that voters who want to cast an absentee ballot in person before Election Day will have to do it at their local elections office by 6 p.m. on Nov. 4.

5:47 pm
Mon October 17, 2011

Lawyer For Occupy Cincinnati Protests To Combine Cases Over Police Citations

An attorney for Occupy Cincinnati protesters facing trial over police citations says a delay will be requested so the cases can be combined. Geoffrey Miller tells The Cincinnati Enquirer that a mass trial, drawing potentially hundreds of people to court, would have more punch. The newspaper reports the first trials are scheduled for Thursday.

For more than a week, police have been ticketing demonstrators who've refused to leave a downtown Cincinnati park at its nighttime closing. About 200 citations have been written, each carrying a $105 fine.

5:26 pm
Thu October 13, 2011

Not-Guilty Plea Entered In Central State Athlete's Slaying

Not-guilty pleas have been entered for a man charged with murdering a Central State University football player outside a nightclub in Dayton.

Thirty-year-old Jason Shern is charged with fatally shooting 21-year-old Kordero Hunter on Sept. 23. A judge entered a not-guilty plea Thursday for Shern on the murder charge and on felonious assault and weapons charges. Shern stood mute as the pleas were entered.